Wednesday, 17 August, 2022
TopicElectoral College

Topic: Electoral College

‘Time to turn the page’, says Joe Biden after electoral college win

Joe Biden said he would be the president for all Americans, even those who don’t agree with him, & urged people to focus instead on combating the pandemic and its economic fallout.

Biden wins electoral college to cement victory and rebuff Trump

Some Senate Republicans who had refused to recognise Biden’s victory quickly started acknowledging that Trump lost and Biden will be inaugurated as the 46th president on 20 January.

EC should allow Biharis in Bengaluru to vote for state polls. US showed every vote matters

While ‘US should let our EC conduct its elections’ makes for feel-good conversation, democracies can no more be substituted across countries than engines across car models.

On Camera

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Pakistan: Imran Khan's Instagram account hacked, doubious crypto link posted

Imran Khan’s becoming costly for Pakistan govt. But army won’t completely remove him from scene

Imran Khan is so tuned into Pakistan’s domestic politics, he sees foreign policy more as a ploy. That’s why he can surprise his rally audience with a Jaishankar video.

India’s ‘salaried class’ shrank during Covid, Muslims hit hardest, govt data suggests

India’s salaried class shrank by 2.7 percentage points during pandemic, govt’s Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) shows. But data for religious minorities, women is even bleaker.

Defence

The two frigates under construction at Yantar shipyard in Russia | Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Not dependent on Ukraine for engines, want to be part of Make in India initiative, says Russia

India had procured gas turbine engines from Ukraine & handed over to Russia to install them on the Admiral Grigorovich-class guided-missile stealth frigates being made for the Navy.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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