Tuesday, 24 May, 2022
TopicBiden administration

Topic: Biden administration

US shares number of interests and values with India, says Biden admin

Blinken's recent visit to New Delhi was an opportunity to explore ways to strengthen comprehensive global strategic ties with India, said US State Department spokesperson Ned Price.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken likely to visit India next week

The focus of the visit would be to prepare grounds for an in-person summit of leaders of the Quad grouping comprising India, Japan, Australia and the US in Washington later this year.

Forced conversion of Hindu, Christians girls going on in Pakistan’s Sindh, US lawmaker says

Congressman Brad Sherman said the Sindh province was also dealing with forced disappearances and urged the Biden administration to ensure the region receives US aid.

US says ready to ship Covid-19 vaccines but India needs to clear legal hurdles

US spokesperson Ned Price said before we can ship vaccines, every country is required to complete its own domestic set of operational, regulatory and legal processes.

US to send 55 mn Covid vaccine doses globally, including 16 mn to India, other Asian countries

US has so far announced to distribute 80 million doses of America’s own vaccine supply which Biden had pledged to allocate by June end in service of ending the pandemic globally.

Adar Poonawalla thanks Biden, Jaishankar for policy change to boost Covid vaccine production

Confident of the availability of Covid vaccines in the US, the Biden administration has removed Defense Production Act priority ratings on AstraZeneca, Novavax and Sanofi vaccines.

How many doses of Covid vaccines will India get from US? We’ll know in a matter of days

US has been facing calls to do more to share vaccines globally as its own demand falls and the virus rages in other countries, giving rise to Covid variants.

US backs waiver of IP rights on Covid vaccines, India welcomes decision

US Trade Representative Katherine Tai said this is a global health crisis, and the extraordinary circumstances of the Covid pandemic call for extraordinary measures.

Countries failed in a global response to prevent India’s ‘tragic’ Covid crisis, Dr Fauci says

White House chief medical advisor Dr Anthony Fauci said outbreak in India has highlighted how wealthier nations have failed to provide equal access to healthcare across the world.

Insensitive Biden-Harris undoing 30 yrs of trust-building, resurrecting anti-Americanism in India

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Representational image | Patient suffering from monkeypox | Photo: CDC/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Monkeypox doesn’t pose Covid-sized threat, no reason to panic

There are uncertainties about this outbreak to iron out, but all the pieces are in place to study, treat and ultimately contain monkeypox infections.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

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Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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