Wednesday, Aug 17, 2022
Science and Tech
Judge bans enforcement of Joe Biden’s 100-day deportation pause
Biden proposed the 100-day pause on deportations during his campaign as part of a larger review of immigration enforcement.
Biden administration withdraws from transgender athlete case
Supporters of restrictions on transgender athletes argue that transgender girls, because they were born male, are naturally stronger, faster and bigger than those born female.
Biden appoints Kiran Ahuja to top personnel management job
Ahuja is now the CEO of Philanthropy Northwest, a network of charitable organisations across six states.
Biden admin reverts to 2008 version of citizenship test
On December 1 last year, USCIS implemented a revised naturalisation civics test, called the 2020 civics test, as part of a decennial test review and update process.
COVID-19: President Biden calls 500,000 death toll in US a ‘heartbreaking milestone’
Noting that the pandemic has cost too many lives already, he said it is not the Democrats and the Republicans who are dying from the virus--it's the fellow Americans.
Biden, Harris congratulate NASA for Perseverance rover’s landing on Mars
Packed with groundbreaking technology, the Mars 2020 mission launched on July 30, last year, from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, US.
Biden to announce USD 4 bn commitment to COVID vaccine sharing campaign
He will also call on G7 partners to prioritise a sustainable health security financing mechanism aimed at catalysing countries to build the needed capacity to end the pandemic.
In first call with Xi, Biden conveys concerns over China’s unfair trade practices
During the phone call, Biden shared his greetings and well wishes with the Chinese people on the occasion of Lunar New Year.
US Prez Biden, PM Modi commit towards greater Indo-US ties
Biden and Modi committed that the US and India will work closely together to win the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Editorial: United States of America, re-engaging with the world
By pledging to bring diplomacy back to the centre stage of America’s foreign policy, Biden has sent a message of reconciliation
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