Tuesday, 28 June, 2022

Topic: US-India

‘Very interested’ in strong US-India energy partnership, says US Energy Secretary Granholm

Jennifer M Granholm expressed her interest in partnering with India through technologies that eliminate and reduce methane from natural gas pipelines, production, and combustion.

India to receive share of 8 cr unused US vaccines through COVAX: State Department official

The US will allocate nearly 1.9 crores of the first tranche of 2.5 crore doses of unused Covid vaccines through COVAX to countries in South and Southeast Asia, and Africa.

US lawmakers, governors urge Biden administration to send more Covid vaccines to India

Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Roger Wicker and Congressmen Michael McCaul, Adam Smith and Ro Khanna were among those highlighting India's Covid crisis.

Biden’s ‘trusted political ally’ Eric Garcetti could be next US ambassador to India

AXIOS report says Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti likely to be chosen, had previously served as co-chair of Biden's presidential campaign & was considered for Biden's cabinet.

Harsh Vardhan interacts with American counterpart, US assures India help to fight Covid

At a virtual meeting Friday, India's health minister and US Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra discussed the ongoing surge of Covid-19 cases in India.

First shipment of US Covid relief material worth $100 million to land in India today

The shipment includes 440 oxygen cylinders and regulators donated by the state of California, US Agency for International Development said.

US must win AI game, partner with allies like India to embrace tech — experts tell Biden admin

In its report, National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence has an ‘uncomfortable message’ for America — that it is ‘not prepared to defend or compete in the AI era’.

Reviving CAA-NRC issue could force Biden to criticise Modi govt: British journalist Edward Luce

Financial Times columnist Edward Luce says while Biden has had the smoothest start to a presidency in a long while, he still faces challenges on domestic and foreign front.

Quad summit, defense secy visit show India, US are wasting no time in facing China threat

Quad summit takes place Friday & US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is in New Delhi next week, even as Indian & Chinese troops work on disengagement in Ladakh.

Biden’s first security plan shows US looking for allies. But India must read fine print

The US will be mindful of both its interests and values as it engage with partner nations.

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Free power & no new taxes in AAP govt’s Punjab Budget, but fiscal consolidation roadmap missing

Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema emphasised improving ‘fiscal health’ and augmenting tax revenues in AAP govt's maiden Budget Monday, but outstanding debt expected to rise by 8.4%.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

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.