Saturday, December 4, 2021

Joe Biden

Samsung thanks Biden administration for chip supply meeting

Samsung was one of the 19 global firms and the only South Korean company that attended the White House's virtual meeting on Monday (local time), where Biden stressed a need to invest in the semiconductor industry

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.

Joe Biden seems ready to extend US troop presence in Afghanistan

Removing all of the troops and their equipment in the next three weeks — along with coalition partners who can't get out on their own — would be difficult logistically.

US President Biden says all adult Americans will be vaccine eligible by April 19

The US is the worst-hit nation as it has more than 30,846,300 confirmed cases and over 556,500 deaths.

US President Joe Biden invites PM Modi to climate summit

The other leaders including Presidents Xi Jinping of China and Vladimir Putin of Russia, and Prime Ministers Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh and Lotay Tshering of Bhutan have also been invited to the virtual meeting.

Biden taps Harris to lead diplomatic effort to stem immigrant flow

"We need to deal with what's happening in the Northern Triangle and address it in a way that is about not only diplomacy, but bringing our allies together," Harris said.

North Korea test-fires ballistic missiles in message to US

US Indo-Pacific Command spokesperson Capt. Mike Kafka said the US military was aware of the missiles and was monitoring the situation while closely consulting with allies.

Biden expands ‘Obamacare’ by cutting health insurance costs

The administration announced on Tuesday that people will now be able to enroll for subsidised HealthCare.gov coverage until August 15, an extension of three months.

Biden, Harris condemn anti-Asian violence during Atlanta visit

Speaking from Emory University in Atlanta after meeting Asian-American community leaders on Friday, Biden acknowledged there has been "a skyrocketing spike" in hate against Asian-Americans over the last year, Xinhua news agency reported.

Biden urged to rescind Trump-era ban on H-1B and other work visas

The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.

Biden to make ex-Senator Bill Nelson new NASA chief

I cannot think of anyone better to lead NASA than Bill Nelson. His nomination gives me confidence that the Biden Administration finally understands the importance of the Artemis programme

Senate confirms new US Trade Representative

Biden's economic team also includes former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen, who was sworn in as first female Treasury Secretary in January.

Biden called upon to support India, South Africa at WTO on COVID-19 vaccines

The temporary TRIPS waiver would allow countries and manufacturers to directly access and share technologies to produce vaccines and therapeutics without causing trade sanctions or international disputes.

Indo-Pak impact on Afghan talks

It is nice that the US is including India in the Afghan initiative but Pakistan’s centrality has been spelt out clearly

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