Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicBiden administration

Topic: Biden administration

Vanita Gupta — 2nd generation Indian American is Biden’s associate attorney general pick

The 45-year-old has had an illustrious career as a civil rights litigator, serving as head of the civil rights division of justice department under Obama administration.

Kim Jong Un vows to expand foreign relations ahead of Biden presidency

In a speech to open the congress, Kim Jong Un touted his foreign policy achievements over the past 5 years, noting that the 'external prestige of the country was raised remarkably.'

India has ‘no immediate plans’ to resume oil purchases from Iran after Trump’s White House exit

The incoming Joe Biden administration will take time to lift Trump’s sanctions and return to the Iran nuclear deal, so India is adopting a cautious approach.

Khamenei backs efforts to revive 2015 Iran nuclear deal with incoming Biden administration

The key intervention sends clear signal to Iranian hardliners not to stand in the way of talks with US President-elect Joe Biden, who takes office next month.

Trump’s sanctions will hurt Turkey, but Biden can reset the relationship

The sanctions are meant to punish Turkey for its purchase of Russia’s S-400 missile-defense system, which its NATO allies say compromise the alliance’s defenses.

What Biden should do about Israel and Palestine

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has a nasty habit of dramatically reasserting its global significance just when it seems to be a historical footnote. Ignoring it would be a huge mistake.

Why Biden can forget about making iPhones in America

By helping relocate production that doesn’t make sense for it to places like Taiwan, Vietnam, and India, US can move to secure its allegiance through job creation and investment.

India hopeful Biden could restore GSP benefits, but free trade deal to be on backburner

The Joe Biden administration is unlikely to be keen on launching talks for having a free trade agreement with the Modi government.

US President-elect Joe Biden’s Cabinet nominees and what they mean for India

In episode 636 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta analyses the proposed Biden administration and explains how they may shape US-India ties.

Iraq troop withdrawal was Austin’s failure — and Biden’s

What’s puzzling is why Biden would select General Lloyd Austin to be his secretary of defense because of – not in spite of – his role in the US retreat from Iraq in 2011.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.

Defence

By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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