Wednesday, 10 August, 2022
TopicUS government

Topic: US government

US govt lab found it ‘plausible’ Covid-19 leaked from Wuhan lab, WSJ report says

The classified document was published on 27 May 2020 by a California-based federal research facility called Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Hackers used Texas-based IT vendor SolarWinds to attack US agencies

SolarWinds said it believed its monitoring products could have been used to compromise the servers of its customers that include government agencies and corporations.

US looks to sell its exclusive Hong Kong property as US-China tensions rise

The property, which comes with several mansions, is located in Shouson Hill, south of Hong Kong Island, and is valued at $1.3 billion.

Thank You India: US could reinstate GSP trade benefits in return for HCQ, paracetamol

Amid the Covid-19 crisis, India and the US are discussing a limited trade deal. The two sides are reportedly considering bringing the GSP benefits under this package.

Who really is ‘king’ in US? Governors defying Trump raises questions on power structure

US President Donald Trump claiming he has unilateral power to lift the Covid-19 restrictions has snowballed into a potential constitutional battle.

US stops sending sniffer dogs to Egypt and Jordan after multiple deaths

A US government report highlighted cases of severe negligence in the care of sniffer dogs in Jordan and Egypt.

Donald Trump signs $1.4 trillion in spending, avoids US govt shutdown

The massive spending measures avoid a repeat of last year's end-of-the-year impasse that led to a 35-day partial government shutdown.

What Donald Trump told Google’s Sundar Pichai

President Trump discussed military, China, political fairness & various things Google can do for America at his meeting with Sundar Pichai.

With US government shutdown entering record 33rd day, here’s everything you need to know

9 US government departments have been hit by the ongoing shutdown. The Senate will now vote Thursday to seek a solution.

Theresa May survives no-confidence motion narrowly, invites oppn for Brexit talks

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asks Donald Trump to postpone State of the Union address, and Iran claims US has arrested its journalist. 

On Camera

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Representational image | Indian Navy/Facebook

Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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