Wednesday, October 27, 2021

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Tech firms promise Biden billions of dollars to bolster cybersecurity

The meeting at the White House on Wednesday was attended by Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Amazon CEO Andy Jassy, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Microsoft Chairman and CEO Satya Nadella

Joe Biden rules out changes in US troop withdrawal plan from Afghanistan

The Pentagon's massive task of removing service members and equipment out of Afghanistan is nearly complete and the US military mission is slated to end by August 31.

Facts tell a different story on Covid misinformation, FB tells Biden

Guy Rosen, VP of Integrity at Facebook, said in a blog post on Saturday that at a time when Covid-19 cases are rising in the US, the Biden administration has chosen to blame a handful of American social media companies.

Face to face: Joe Biden, Vladimir Putin ready for long-anticipated summit

Biden has said it would be an important step if the United States and Russia were able to ultimately find “stability and predictability" in their relationship.

Joe Biden to urge G-7 leaders to call out, compete with China

Biden administration officials see the moment as an opportunity to take concrete action to speak out against China's reliance on forced labour as an “affront to human dignity."

Joe Biden suspends oil leases in Alaska’s Arctic refuge

The remote, 19.6 million-acre refuge is home to polar bears, caribou, snowy owls and other wildlife, including migrating birds from six continents.

The vaccine wars

Biden’s gesture of exporting more vaccines seems to emanate from anxiety over Russia’s ‘vaccine diplomacy’

Joe Biden’s agenda: What can pass and what faces steep odds

Biden won an early victory in March when he signed the USD 1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package into law.

Climate crisis not America’s fight alone, but global one: Joe Biden

He said that the United States accounts for less than 15 per cent of carbon emissions while the rest of the world accounts for 85 per cent.

California to send life-saving oxygen supplies to India: Governor

California's contributions come as part of a wider effort by the United States to fight the spread of COVID-19 in India.

‘India was there for us and we will be there for them’: US President Biden

The urgent help announced by the White House ranged from oxygen supplies, raw materials for COVID-19 vaccines, critical life-saving drugs to PPEs.

Endgame in Afghanistan

India needs to reposition its priorities and reach out to the moderate sections within the Taliban

Joe Biden announces complete US troops withdrawal from Afghanistan

The upcoming September 11 is the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that drew the United States into war in Afghanistan.

Joe Biden says pause on J&J shots shows govt putting safety first

The Johnson & Johnson pause, which regulators say they hope to resolve within days, comes on the heels of production issues at the Baltimore plant that produces the J& J vaccine.

US President Biden greets Muslims on Ramzan

Observing that Muslim Americans have enriched the country since its founding, Biden said that they are as diverse and vibrant as the America they have helped build.

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