Video of Macron Chugging Beer Goes Viral, Triggers Outrage | Vantage with Palki Sharma


Video of Macron Chugging Beer Goes Viral, Triggers Outrage | Vantage with Palki Sharma

French President Emmanuel Macron chugged beer. The footage went viral. And now he is at the centre of a political storm. People are calling this toxic masculinity, disappointing behaviour from someone who is a role model, and also a leader hinting at the right. How did matters escalate?

As Narendra Modi visits the United States for an official state visit on the invitation of President Joe Biden, US has emerged as the biggest trade partner for India with bilateral trade booming to $191 billion. The India-US Bilateral trade is at a record high and the potential is limitless but there are still a few issues that both the nations need to sort it.

China’s central bank has cut key interest rates by 10 basis points amid an economic slowdown. The country’s industrial output and exports have slowed down in the last couple of months. What explains this downturn? Is it a temporary issue or a larger systemic problem?

The Himalayan glaciers are dying. A new study shows they may lose 75 percent of their ice by the end of this century. This will put about 2 billion people at risk – that’s a quarter of humanity. What’s responsible for this?

In one of the worst seen in West Bank, Israeli forces clashed in Jenin, killing five and injuring over Palestinians. Seven Israeli soldiers were also wounded. Why did this fight happen? What is Netanyahu’s strategy? How is the world reacting to this?

Over the centuries, a number of foreign communities have made their home in America. One of the communities are the Chinese. Almost every major city in the US has a Chinatown. What is a China town and their significance?

Washington DC is the capital of the world’s oldest democracy, the United States. Yet the iconic buildings of this city have a hidden past linked to slavery. Even the White House was built by American slaves. Palki Sharma unmasks Washington’s uncomfortable past.

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