Thursday, 30 June, 2022
TopicWhite House

Topic: White House

War in Ukraine ‘more unpredictable and escalatory’ as Putin poised for drastic means, says US

America has approved an additional $40 billion in aid to Ukraine to send more weapons to the war-torn country.

It is not in India’s interest to ‘accelerate or increase’ imports of Russian energy, says US

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki further said India should abide by US sanctions against Russia & that it was happy to help in reducing its reliance on imports from Moscow.

White House list of Biden-Harris achievements reads like an Indian election manifesto

‘Restoring global alliances’ is the ironic part of Biden’s achievement. If China and Pakistan are the 'partners’, then Quad members must plan an alternative security architecture.

India-US ties destined to be stronger, closer, tighter — White House on 73rd Republic Day

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki extended greetings on the occasion and said the partnership between India and US is rooted in shared responsibility to uphold democratic values.

Covid, Quad, climate change among initiatives to act on in 2022 for India, US: White House

Referring to PM Modi and President Biden's meeting last September, White House Press Secy Jen Psaki said it was about launching a new chapter in the history of US-India relationship.

Trump sues to keep his White House records from panel probing Capitol violence

In the complaint filed Monday, Trump asked a judge to stop the national archivist from releasing the records to Congress, claiming 'executive privilege'.

Trump didn’t want to visit India over Covid fears, but Jared Kushner convinced him: ex-aide

Former Trump administration press secretary Stephanie Grisham writes in her tell-all memoir that Jared Kushner was insistent Trump visited India last year.

Can’t predict when US President Joe Biden will call Pakistan PM Imran Khan, White House says

During recent interviews, Khan had complained that a 'busy' Biden has not bothered to speak to him, although Washington was seeking Pakistan’s support in stabilising Afghanistan.

Ahead of Quad Summit, Joe Biden to host PM Modi for bilateral meet at White House on 24 Sept

After the bilateral meet, Biden will host the first-ever in-person Quad Leaders’ Summit at the White House on the same day.

AUKUS not about one country, aimed at advancing strategic interests of all 3 nations, US says

New trilateral partnership between Australia, US and UK was unveiled Wednesday. US drew criticism from China and ally France, with the latter describing the move as a 'stab in the back'.

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The shrine to Khandoba at Jejuri, a Deccan god worshipped by both Hindus and Muslims | Wikimedia Commons

‘Historic hurt’ is a modern phrase. Muslims were integral to South Indian gods

The legends of Vavar and other South Indian gods venerated by both Hindus and Muslims show that the Deccan's religious history in the region is far more complex.
File photo of Isha Ambani, daughter of billionaire Mukesh Ambani | Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

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.
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