Saturday, 29 January, 2022
TopicUS Congress

Topic: US Congress

Electoral majority in guise of religious majority: Hamid Ansari on India’s new nationalism

Speaking at a virtual US Congressional hearing organised by IAMC, Ansari says India is seeing imaginary cultural nationalism, not civic nationalism.

US NGO applauds passage of ‘historic bill’ to clamp down on goods from Xinjiang

US House of Representatives passed Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Wednesday which ensures goods made with forced labour in Xinjiang don't enter the US.

PM Modi holds meeting with US Congressional delegation

The delegation was led by Senator John Cornyn, who is the co-founder and co-chair of the Senate Caucus on India and Indian Americans.

White supremacy is terrorism, says Joe Biden in his first joint address to US Congress

The US President also noted that global terror networks have largely moved beyond America and said white supremacists posed a bigger threat than foreign actors.

‘Your platforms are my biggest fear as a parent’ — US Congress grills Facebook, Google CEOs

US lawmakers pressed Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai to answer questions about whether their products are designed to keep kids addicted and pose a threat to their well-being.

The ‘ambiguous’ Section 4 of 25th Amendment that Democrats want invoked to remove Trump

Section 4 of the 25th Amendment says a US vice president and its cabinet can remove a president on the grounds of inability, but there are ambiguities in the provision.

How US Capitol Police left open path for violence to take deadly turn

US Capitol Police's failure to prevent chaos is remarkable because local authorities were on high alert over the arrival of thousands of Trump supporters.

More Republicans reject effort by party members to disrupt certification of Trump’s loss

GOP claims of voter fraud by Democrats continued even as Washington Post reported that Trump had called officials in Georgia to 'find enough votes' to flip the state to Trump.

US Congress overturns Donald Trump’s veto on defence budget

Trump vetoed the defence policy bill arguing that it affected national security and also disagreed with provisions to rename military installations named after Confederate generals.

Donald Trump signs $900 billion Covid relief bill

Trump said he’ll send lawmakers a marked up version of the bill and request they remove the funds he deems wasteful from the bill.

On Camera

YourTurn

Padma Awards 2022 brought back controversies, politics and the question of its relevance

Buddhadeb Bhattacharya declined Padma Bhushan and Ghulam Nabi Azad drew jibes from Congress leaders for accepting the award from Modi govt. But such controversies are not new.
V. Anantha Nageswaran

Who is V Anantha Nageswaran, new chief economic advisor? IIM-A grad, academic, PM’s ex-advisor

Nageswaran, who has taught at various B-schools in India and Singapore, takes charge days before the tabling of the Economic Survey and the Union Budget.

Defence

Representational image of Indian Navy ships | Photo: Commons

India carrying out more warship patrols than ever to catch China in crowded global seas

Estimated 125 foreign naval vessels are in the Indian Ocean at any given time, roughly 3 times the number deployed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when the US invaded Afghanistan.

Let them eat communalism: Yogi’s poll pitch may work but heartland’s jobless fury endangers India

While UP’s unemployed are angry, Yogi’s call for a choice between Jinnah and Sardar Patel, more than seven decades after they both died, is the new ‘let them eat cake’.
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