Thursday, 27 January, 2022

Topic: Washington

US Health Secretary urges WHO for ‘transparent’ 2nd phase of Covid origins investigation

In a video message Tuesday, Xavier Becerra urged that next phase of investigation should give international experts the independence to fully assess the source of the virus.

Khalistan supporters vandalise Gandhi’s statue in US during a rally supporting India’s farmers

The peaceful protest was soon hijacked by the separatist Sikhs who were carrying Khalistani flags with anti-India banners which said they represent The Republic of Khalistan.

India-US 2+2 talks tomorrow as both look to achieve ‘shared diplomatic & security objectives’

Washington and New Delhi are set to discuss India-China border standoff and sign a key defence pact a week before the US goes to vote.

Bharat Biotech partners with Washington University for Covid intranasal vaccine

While the Phase 1 trial will take place in St Louis University's Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit, Bharat Biotech, will pursue further stages of clinical trials in India.

India, US set to hold 2+2 talks, defence cooperation pact likely on agenda amid LAC standoff

New Delhi and Washington are likely to sign defence foundational pact BECA during the 2+2 meeting that has been in the works since July.

American military support to India is not automatic in China-India war. Delhi must know it

Whatever the extent of the current US-India engagement, the American support will at most come in the form of continued and increased intelligence assistance.

3 ways India can escape Trump sanctions for Russia S-400 missile deal

India must preserve its burgeoning ties with Washington without alienating its other international partners.

Donald Trump plans on inviting Vladimir Putin to Washington, says White House

The White House announcement comes days after Trump and Putin held their controversial summit in Helsinki.

NDA govt will render justice to victims of anti-Sikh riots: Ram Madhav

Justice Dhingra Commission is actively looking into 186 serious cases of crime against the Sikh community in 1984,a number of FIRs have been filed again, says Madhav.

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File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.