13 May 2021
Joe Biden Administration removes Xiaomi from US blacklist
The US Department of Defense has agreed to remove Chinese tech conglomerate Xiaomi from a Donald Trump-issued blacklist that labelled it a "Communist Chinese military company".
01 May 2021
Biden restricts travel from India to the US
US President Joe Biden on Friday issued a proclamation, restricting travel to the United States of all non-citizens who have stayed in India in the past 14 days.
29 Apr 2021
America on the move again: US President Biden to Congress
US President Joe Biden has said that 100 days since he took the oath of office and inherited the worst pandemic in a century and the worst economic crisis in a decade, America is on the move again.
27 Apr 2021
Priyanka Chopra tweets to Biden requesting COVID-19 assistance for India
Actor-producer-author Priyanka Chopra, who has become a household name in the US too, tweeted to US President, Joe Biden asking for his help in India's COVID-19 crisis, as "the situation in my country is critical."
27 Apr 2021
Coronavirus: Biden talks with Modi; vital supplies arrive from UK
As a catastrophic wave of coronavirus continues to wreak havoc in India, valuable partners of the country have pledged support.
26 Apr 2021
Coronavirus: United States will send raw material required for Covishield
Just as India is fighting a devastating second wave of coronavirus, the Joe Biden administration in the United States has pledged to help the Asian nation.
21 Apr 2021
Derek Chauvin, former US cop, convicted of George Floyd's murder
Derek Chauvin, a former white Minneapolis police officer, was on Tuesday held guilty of murdering George Floyd, an African-American whose death had sparked widespread protests in the United States last year.
14 Apr 2021
Biden to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan before 9/11 anniversary
On Wednesday, United States President Joe Biden is expected to make a formal announcement about withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. The US will pull the remaining combat troops from the war-torn country by September 11, the 20th anniversary of the al-Qaeda terrorist attacks.
30 Mar 2021
90% Americans to be eligible for vaccine by April 19
US President Joe Biden has announced that 90 percent of the adults in the country will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination by April 19 and the final 10 percent will be eligible no later than May 1.
24 Mar 2021
White House: North Korea has conducted short-range missile test
North Korea fired short-range missiles this past weekend, days after Kim Jong Un's sister threatened the United States and South Korea for holding joint military exercises.
20 Mar 2021
'Stand against hate, racism': President Biden condemns Atlanta mass shooting
US President Joe Biden on Friday condemned the rising violence against Asian-Americans in the wake of the recent mass shooting in Atlanta, targeting Asian massage parlors.
18 Mar 2021
Russia recalls envoy after Biden slams Putin over election meddling
Russia recalled its ambassador from Washington for talks on Wednesday.
13 Mar 2021
H-1B visas: US to reconsider objections raised during Trump regime
The Biden administration announced it is ready to reconsider objections or adverse decisions to foreign workers on visas, like H-1B, due to three policy memoranda by the Trump administration that have now been rescinded.
13 Mar 2021
Quad Summit: India to produce coronavirus vaccines for Indo-Pacific
On Friday evening, United States President Joe Biden, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, attended the historic Quad Summit, albeit virtually, and undertook a massive coronavirus vaccine initiative.
12 Mar 2021
Quad Summit: 'United by democratic values,' says PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday addressed the first virtual summit of the leaders of the Quad, which includes Australia, India, Japan, and the United States.
10 Mar 2021
Quad Summit: Modi will meet Biden virtually on March 12
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be meeting newly-elected United States President Joe Biden on March 12, albeit virtually, for the Quad Leaders' Summit, reports confirmed.
05 Mar 2021
Biden to attend first meeting of Quad leaders this month
The leaders of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue or Quad will reportedly hold their first summit virtually this month.
03 Mar 2021
Neera Tanden withdraws her nomination as White House Budget Chief
Indian-American Neera Tanden on Tuesday withdrew her nomination as Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget after the ruling party failed to muster enough votes in the Senate to secure her confirmation.
01 Mar 2021
'Journey far from over,' says Trump, teases another presidential run
In his first public appearance after exiting the Oval Office, former United States President Donald Trump said his political journey is far from over, suggesting that he may launch a third presidential bid.
26 Feb 2021
Biden calls Saudi King before US report on Khashoggi murder
United States President Joe Biden held a telephonic conversation with King Salman of Saudi Arabia on Thursday, before an intelligence report on the murder of a Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi is to be released.
26 Feb 2021
United States carries out first airstrikes under Biden in Syria
On the directions of President Joe Biden, United States carried out airstrikes in Syria, targeting militia backed by Iran, the Pentagon confirmed.
25 Feb 2021
Biden cancels Trump-era ban on green card applicants
On Wednesday, United States President Joe Biden revoked a proclamation from Donald Trump, his predecessor, that banned the issuance of green cards. Known as Presidential Proclamation 100014, the order from the former President spoke about protecting jobs in the US amid the coronavirus pandemic.
19 Feb 2021
Biden to announce $4 billion commitment to COVID-19 vaccine-sharing campaign
US President Joe Biden will on Friday announce a massive $4 billion commitment to the global COVID-19 vaccine alliance with the goal of inoculating vulnerable populations and reach those without other options, the White House said.
13 Feb 2021
Biden will try to close Guantanamo after robust review
President Joe Biden will seek to close the prison on the US base at Guantanamo Bay following a review process, resuming a project that began under Obama's administration, the White House said.
12 Feb 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: After Apple, Microsoft goes after Google, and more
If you can't beat someone fair and square, get the government involved. After almost snatching away Australia from under Google's nose, Microsoft is lobbying the US government to adopt the same Australian media rules that Google and Facebook hate.
12 Feb 2021
Biden slams brakes on Trump's TikTok and WeChat bans
US President Joe Biden has been quite busy passing executive orders undoing Donald Trump's policy decisions. Many of these orders involve reversing Trump administration's measures meant to keep China in check.
11 Feb 2021
Biden announces sanctions against military leaders of Myanmar
US President Joe Biden has announced a series of sanctions on the military leaders of Myanmar in response to their recent action to overthrow a democratically elected government in a coup.
11 Feb 2021
Biden talks to Jinping for first time after assuming office
United States President Joe Biden spoke to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Wednesday evening (local time) for the first time since his January 20 inauguration.
09 Feb 2021
Iran may pursue a nuclear weapon, Intelligence Minister warns West
Iran's Intelligence Minister, Mahmoud Alavi, has warned the West that Iran could push for a nuclear weapon if crippling international sanctions on Tehran remain in place, state television reported on Tuesday.
09 Feb 2021
PM speaks to Biden, says 'committed to rules-based international order'
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday took to Twitter to reveal that he has spoken to United States President Joe Biden. They discussed regional issues and expressed commitment toward "rule-based international order," the Indian leader said, adding that he also congratulated the 78-year-old.
07 Feb 2021
DiCaprio leads letter urging Joe Biden's action on climate change
There's a lot riding on current US President Joe Biden's stint, and luminaries across the world, doubling up as activists, want their voices and requests to be heard.
03 Feb 2021
Biden signs executive orders reversing Trump's hardline immigration policies
US President Joe Biden signed three executive orders that he said would lead to a fair, orderly, and humane legal immigration system and also undo his predecessor Donald Trump's policies that ripped children from the arms of their families.
29 Jan 2021
General Motors mulls manufacturing only electric vehicles by 2035
General Motors will stop producing fuel-guzzling vehicles by 2035 and shift to electric models in order to become carbon neutral by 2040.
28 Jan 2021
Doomsday Clock unmoved by pandemic; reads 100 seconds to midnight
Humankind remains 100 seconds away from Armageddon. The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has decided the Doomsday Clock reading shall not be changed this year.
28 Jan 2021
Joe Biden to focus on climate change threats
United States President Joe Biden on Wednesday said the climate change threat will be the center of his national security and foreign policy.
28 Jan 2021
US: Terrorism alert warns of violence driven by anti-government sentiment
The Department of Homeland Security issued a national terrorism bulletin, on Wednesday warning of the violence from people motivated by anti-government sentiment after President Joe Biden's election, suggesting the January 6 riot at the Capitol may have emboldened extremists and set the stage for additional attacks.
27 Jan 2021
US to purchase additional 200 million coronavirus vaccine doses
US President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced the purchase of additional 200 million doses of coronavirus vaccines as the country reached 25 million COVID-19 infections.
26 Jan 2021
Pets are back: Biden's dogs settle in at White House
The patter of paws is being heard in the White House again following the arrival of President Joe Biden's dogs, Champ and Major. The two German Shepherds are the first pets to live at the mansion since the Obama administration.
26 Jan 2021
Trump impeachment goes to Senate, testing his sway over GOP
House Democrats delivered the impeachment case against Donald Trump to the Senate late Monday for the start of his historic trial, but Republican Senators, whose denunciations of Trump have cooled since the January 6 riot, were easing off their criticism of Trump and shunning calls to convict him over the deadly siege at the Capitol.
25 Jan 2021
Google's US office facilities will serve as COVID-19 vaccination clinics
Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced via a tweet on Monday that his organization will open its facilities in the US to serve as mass COVID-19 vaccination sites. Further, the tech giant has committed more than $150 million in free ads to promote vaccine education.