Thursday, 11 August, 2022
TopicBiden administration

Topic: Biden administration

Joe Biden unveils first image of James Webb Space Telescope, calls it ‘historic moment’

The Webb Telescope is one of the most powerful telescopes launched into space. As per NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy, this mission has enough excess fuel capacity to operate for 20 years.

Right-wing outfit claims responsibility for posters warning Biden against ‘bullying India’

An outfit called ‘Hindu Sena’ claimed that it pasted the posters defacing signboard of the US embassy in New Delhi after an FIR was lodged against ‘unidentified’ people by the Delhi Police.

Biden scours globe so Europe can get natural gas if Russia invades Ukraine

US has approached gas producers including Qatar, Nigeria, Egypt, Libya & companies in Algeria. EU officials say they’re discussing possible swaps of long-term gas contracts with Asian nations.

Biden to send US troops to Eastern Europe amid threat of Russian invasion of Ukraine

Speaking to reporters Friday, President Joe Biden added that 'not a lot' of soldiers would be involved 'in the near term' and did not name any countries where troops might be deployed.

Biden administration names Uzra Zeya as Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Zeya will ‘specifically promote substantive dialogue’ between the People’s Republic of China and the Dalai Lama.

Taiwan being trampled under China’s foot, and UK pays tribute to murdered MP David Amess

The best international cartoons of the week, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

India can have positive impact in Afghanistan’s future as regional ally, says US official

US State Department spokesperson Zed Tarar reiterated President Biden's message that the war in Afghanistan had achieved its central mission to eliminate the al Qaeda terror network.

Will focus on completing evacuation from Afghanistan by 31 August, says Biden administration

US currently has 5,800 troops at Kabul airport who are engaged in evacuating its citizens and Afghans who helped the United States during its stay in Afghanistan for past 20 years.

India’s trade deal with the US remains a non-starter for now. Here’s why

Biden administration’s focus on China and sticky issues relating to India’s reluctance to provide greater market access has meant the trade deal is off the table for now. 

US to retain laser focus on counterterrorism mission in Afghanistan, says President Biden

Secretary of State Blinken met NATO allies Friday on the way forward to ensure Afghanistan is not used as a base to launch terror attacks on the US and its allies, Biden added.

On Camera

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Taliban confirms Al-Qaeda chief Ayman-al-Zawahiri's killing; condemn US drone attack

Al-Zawahiri dispatch from heaven: I am reunited with Osama. This is the new Muslim Brotherhood

Before you read any theory about how I, as the CEO of terror group al-Qaeda, was killed by Joe Biden, let me walk you through my own story of love, lust and betrayal.
File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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