Tuesday, 24 May, 2022
TopicBiden administration

Topic: Biden administration

US embargo on exporting Covid vaccine raw materials and how it could impact India

US decision to prioritise domestic demand is why certain raw materials — which are manufactured in US or whose parent firms are based there — are not available for India.

Understand India’s pharma needs but domestic consumption priority: Biden administration

The issue received attention after Adar Poonawalla, CEO of the Serum Institute of India requested US President to lift the embargo of raw material exports to ramp up vaccination.

As Biden announces US, NATO troop pullout from Afghanistan, experts flag concerns for India

Regional countries, especially India, will have tremendous concerns about the US pullout from Afghanistan and the likelihood of a Taliban resurgence in the country, experts said.

US President Joe Biden eager to fix ‘broken’ immigration system, says White House

Speaking on Indian-American doctors' protest against the Green Card's per country quota Wednesday, Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Biden believes there should be faster processing.

Indian-American physician Vivek Murthy confirmed by Senate as US surgeon general

Dr Murthy, 43, would occupy the position of America's Surgeon General for the second time. He was also the youngest ever to hold the office at the age of 37.

Biden admin proposes 18-month delay in calculating prevailing wages of H-1B, other visas

The proposed delay will provide the US Department of Labour with sufficient time to consider the rule's legal and policy issues thoroughly.

Maju Varghese, son of Malayali nurse & cab driver now picked as White House military aide

Varghese, 43, is the first Indian-origin person to hold the post of director, White House Military Office, and is among at least 55 Indian-Americans in the Biden administration. 

‘Crack’ in the British crown and Joe Biden’s ‘big syringe’ stimulus to help US economy

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

Hate crimes against Asian-Americans are ‘un-American and must stop’, says President Biden

A surge in anti-Asian attacks has been reported since the start of the pandemic. The actual number of hate incidents against them may be higher, according to a civil rights group.

How Delhi court verdict ends Batla House controversy & Biden’s 4-point plan for Afghan peace

In episode 698 of Cut the Clutter, Shekhar Gupta said Ariz Khan's conviction brings 'closure' to 2008 Batla House encounter. He also dwelt on Biden administration's Afghan peace plan.

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For BJP, Gyanvapi is like Babri. It’ll swing elections but take India back to a dark past

Secular Indians are mistaken if they think that the Place of Worship Act will prevent masjid-mandir controversies from proliferating. It is proved wrong every day.

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.

Defence

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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