Friday, 1 July, 2022

Topic: India-US

US Secretary of State Blinken reaffirms Biden’s commitment to deepen India-US ties

Antony Blinken and EAM S Jaishankar discussed a broad range of issues, including Covid relief, Quad, climate change, and multilateral cooperation.

US has given over $500 million in Covid relief to India, White House says

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the Biden administration is now working to extend that assistance to other South Asian countries that have been impacted by Covid.

India turns down US proposal to send Covid ‘Strike Team’, says never asked for it

US plan to send battlefield oxygen generators has also been abandoned over 'compatibility issues' as it would have meant US soldiers operating them.

US assures export of raw materials to India for Covid vaccines as Doval speaks to Sullivan

President Joe Biden has said US is 'determined' to help India in its time of need, just as India sent assistance to America during early stages of the pandemic.

Airfares of India-US flights increase after US govt’s do-not-travel advisory due to Covid

Average fare for an economy class ticket on an India-US flight is around Rs 50,000, but the fares for this week's flights are hovering around Rs 1.5 lakh.

India welcomes Joe Biden joining India-Swedish LeadIT climate initiative

In a tweet, the White House said the US is joining LeadIT to build momentum for industry transition to address the climate crisis.

Release millions of AstraZeneca vaccines to India & Brazil, US Chamber of Commerce urges Biden

US Chamber of Commerce noted the heavy toll the Covid pandemic was inflicting and asked White House to release millions of doses as well as other life-saving support to countries.  

US Navy ship violates Indian law as it sails through exclusive zone in ‘messaging to China’

External affairs ministry says incident has been raised through diplomatic channels with US. Ex-Navy chief Admiral Arun Prakash says US violated India's rules but not international law.

Better US-India ties is bad news for Pakistan. Expect lip service on Kashmir, no aid

There is now growing strategic divergence between Pakistan and the US because of the development of the Indo-US partnership.

Biden administration introduces immigration bill, Indian IT professionals to benefit

The bill proposes a pathway to citizenship to 11 million undocumented workers, elimination of per country quota for green cards and work authorisation for H-1B workers' dependents.

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PM Modi at the MSME Idea Hackathon, 2022. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

BJP, Modi’s ‘total politics’ stems from insecurity. They still don’t rule the power elite

Yogendra Yadav is wrong. BJP might have a hegemonic position in politics and economy, but it's not the same in moral and intellectual spaces.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.