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US to donate 500 million Covid-19 vaccine doses for needy countries

US to donate 500 million Covid-19 vaccine doses for needy countries

The announcement will be made by President Joe Biden during G7 meeting on Friday; vaccines to be routed via WHO-led COVAX programme over 2 years Washington D.C.: After pledging 80 million doses of coronavirus vaccine to needy countries, the US will now donate additional 500 million doses. An announcement to this effect is expected on...

First batch of medical supplies containing 423 oxygen cylinders arrive from US at Delhi airport

The first batch of life-saving medical supplies arrived in India from the US on Friday. The first shipment containing over 400 oxygen cylinders donated by the state of California, nearly 1 million rapid COVID-19 test kits, pulse oximeters and N95 masks arrived in a Super Galaxy military transporter that landed at Delhi airport. The US...

US asks citizens to leave India as soon as possible as COVID cases & deaths touch record levels

With the COVID-19 situation going from bad to worse in India, the US government has told its citizens to leave India as soon as possible. The Joe Biden administration in a ‘level 4 travel advisory’ has asked Americans not to travel to India or to leave as soon as it is safe to do so....

US trashes India’s request to lift ban on raw materials required for vaccine manufacturing

In a development that could further slow down the already slow vaccination drive in India, the US has refused to lift the ban on the export of raw materials required for the manufacturing of COVID-19 vaccines in India and pharmaceutical companies across the world. The US government has said that the vaccination drive in the...

LoC Ceasefire: US welcomes India, Pakistan’s move

The new US administration under President Joe Biden has welcomed the joint statement of India and Pakistan to maintain ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC). The US has hailed the development as a positive step that would lead to peace and stability in the region. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki also said at...

New US administration under President Joe Biden reaches out to India

The new US administration under President Joe Biden has finally reached out to India in an attempt to strengthen the bilateral ties between the two countries. US defense secretary Lloyd Austin on Wednesday held a conversation with defence minister Rajnath Singh on regional and global issues of mutual interest. Whether a discussion on China happened...

Joe Biden signs flurry of orders touching American lives on day 1 in office

US President Joe Biden after assuming office on Wednesday made his first moves on the coronavirus pandemic and climate change and rolled back policies implemented by his predecessor Donald Trump. Biden said there is no time to waste and signed 15 executive orders, memorandums and directives in the Oval office after assuming charge. President Biden...

US President Donald Trump prays for Biden’s success in farewell speech

In his farewell address, US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he prays for the success of new US administration of Joe Biden in keeping the country safe. The outgoing president, however, did not take the name of his successor. Trump in his video remarks said, “This week, we inaugurate a new administration and pray...

Donald Trump impeached for US Capitol violence, trial after Biden assumes office

Outgoing US President Donald Trump has become the first President to be impeached twice. The House of Representatives impeached President Trump by 232 to 197 votes. Interestingly, 10 Republicans voted in favour of impeachment. The Article of Impeachment was brought against Trump for inciting his supporters that resulted in the US Capitol violence. Notably, the...

US Congress confirms Joe Biden’s victory, Trump agrees to a peaceful transition

In a major blow to US President Donald Trump and his supporters who tried everything possible to block the transition of power, the Congress on Thursday formally certified Joe Biden as the next president. US lawmakers successfully defeated Republican efforts to deny Biden the electoral votes required to win. The affirmation of Biden’s 306-232 victory...

4 dead, several injured as Trump supporters storm US Capitol

In an unprecedented assault on democracy in the US, a mob of thousands of supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol and clashed with security forces. The clashes resulted in four deaths, including a woman who was shot by a police officer, whereas three others died in medical emergencies, Washington DC Police...

US Prez awards PM Modi with ‘Legion of Merit’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been presented with the Legion of Merit award by outgoing US President Donald Trump on Monday. PM Modi was given the award for his leadership in strengthening the strategic partnership between the US and India, and for India’s emergence as a global power. The award was accepted by India’s Ambassador...