Sunday, 2 October, 2022
TopicTrump administration

Topic: Trump administration

‘Mini-deal’ not on cards, but India, US will revive Trade Policy Forum after 4 years

New Delhi is keen on restarting the talks for a smaller trade deal with the US. But the Biden administration wants to address the ‘irritants’ first.

Biden administration delays Trump’s H-1B policy, to continue lottery system until 31 December 2021

On 7 January, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services announced to do away with the traditional lottery system in deciding the successful applicants for the H-1B visas.

Trump administration lifts travel restrictions on Europe and Brazil

The order was imposed in view of the coronavirus pandemic, while travel restrictions on several other countries including China and Iran remain in place.

Biden era to open in Trump’s shadow as agenda and impeachment trial converge

Joe Biden’s advisers worry that the trial will sidetrack the President-elect's agenda, not only taking up the Senate’s time but also fueling deep divisions in the country.

US lifts decades-old rules on contacts with Taiwan, Chinese state media calls for retaliation

The Global Times newspaper warned that US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo’s moves were pushing the world’s biggest countries toward conflict.

Top White House officials consider resigning after US Capitol violence

Those who are discussing stepping down include NSA Robert O’Brien, his deputy, Matt Pottinger, and Chris Liddell, assistant to the president.

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.

Trump’s Israel-Morocco deal is another mess for Biden to clean up

Biden should distance himself from Trump’s decision, without antagonizing Israel or Morocco, and reaffirm American commitment to international law and a mediated end to conflicts.

Trump set record sanctions use that Biden is likely to maintain

One challenge Biden will face is that US sanctions have become so complicated that they’re more difficult to enforce or manage without risking serious blowback on the economy.

US plans to sanction more Chinese officials over Hong Kong crackdown

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said Beijing would take countermeasures should the US continue down the 'wrong path,' without elaborating.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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