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  • US owes India $216 billion as American debt soars to $29 trillion: Lawmaker Feb 27, 2021 11:11 AM IST

    US owes India $216 billion as American debt soars to $29 trillion: Lawmaker

    In 2020, the US national debt was USD 23.4 trillion, that was USD 72,309 in debt per person.

  • US senators introduce legislation to end China's access to multiple year visa Feb 27, 2021 09:46 AM IST

    US senators introduce legislation to end China's access to multiple year visa

    The legislation, Visa Security Act, was introduced by Senators Marsha Blackburn, Tom Cotton, Rick Scott, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio on Friday.

  • Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster deal | What happens when a publisher becomes a megapublisher? Feb 26, 2021 03:03 PM IST

    Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster deal | What happens when a publisher becomes a megapublisher?

    One of the main questions federal regulators will look at when deciding whether to approve the Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster deal, is how big the two companies would be if combined

  • US achieves important milestone of administering 50 million COVID-19 vaccine shots Feb 26, 2021 11:47 AM IST

    US achieves important milestone of administering 50 million COVID-19 vaccine shots

    "But this is not the time to relax," Biden told his countrymen from the White House as the US reached the important milestone.

  • US Surgeon General nominee Vivek Murthy says his first and foremost priority is to turn coronavirus pandemic around Feb 26, 2021 09:45 AM IST

    US Surgeon General nominee Vivek Murthy says his first and foremost priority is to turn coronavirus pandemic around

    During his confirmation hearing by the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on Thursday, Murthy, 43, said that Americans are struggling due to the pandemic.

  • US loosens Pfizer vaccine shipping regulations Feb 26, 2021 08:00 AM IST

    US loosens Pfizer vaccine shipping regulations

    The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that it's allowing the additional option after reviewing new data from New York-based Pfizer and its German partner, BioNTech.

  • ByteDance agrees to $92 million privacy settlement with US TikTok users Feb 26, 2021 07:46 AM IST

    ByteDance agrees to $92 million privacy settlement with US TikTok users

    ByteDance, the Chinese company that owns the short video app TikTok that has more than 100 million U.S. users, agreed to the settlement after more than a year of litigation.

  • US carries out airstrikes against Iranian-backed militia facilities in Syria: Pentagon Feb 26, 2021 07:34 AM IST

    US carries out airstrikes against Iranian-backed militia facilities in Syria: Pentagon

    The strikes, which were first reported by Reuters, appeared to be limited in scope, potentially lowering the risk of escalation.

  • Tesla to cut Model 3 production in US for two weeks: Sources Feb 26, 2021 07:34 AM IST

    Tesla to cut Model 3 production in US for two weeks: Sources

    They were not aware of the cause of the production slowdown, but one person said a chip shortage may have affected the production cutback, which would last until March 7.

  • Comprehensive immigration reform needed to retain talent in US: American tech industry to lawmakers Feb 25, 2021 07:44 AM IST

    Comprehensive immigration reform needed to retain talent in US: American tech industry to lawmakers

    A Green Card, known officially as a Permanent Resident Card, is a document issued to immigrants to the US as evidence that the bearer has been granted the privilege of residing permanently.

  • Joe Biden to press for $37 billion to boost chip manufacturing amid shortfall Feb 25, 2021 07:20 AM IST

    Joe Biden to press for $37 billion to boost chip manufacturing amid shortfall

    Biden also signed an executive order on Wednesday aimed at addressing the global semiconductor chip shortage that has alarmed the White House and members of Congress, administration officials said.

  • COVID-19 pandemic | US loses half a million lives in one year Feb 23, 2021 06:58 PM IST

    COVID-19 pandemic | US loses half a million lives in one year

    Just one year ago, America had no idea. Life in February 2020 still felt normal. Concern was building about a mystery respiratory illness that had just been named COVID-19. There was panic buying, and a sense of trepidation. Yet it was tempered by a large dose of American optimism. The coronavirus still felt like a foreign problem, even as US authorities recorded the country’s first known death from the coronavirus.

  • China calls for reset in Sino-US relations with Joe Biden administration Feb 22, 2021 07:48 AM IST

    China calls for reset in Sino-US relations with Joe Biden administration

    Wang, a Chinese state councillor and foreign minister, said the Trump administration's actions to suppress and contain China inflicted immeasurable harm, and called on Washington to remove tariffs on Chinese goods and abandon what he said was an irrational suppression of the Chinese tech sector.

  • United States investing $200 million on virus variant detection Feb 19, 2021 02:09 PM IST

    United States investing $200 million on virus variant detection

    CDC director Rochelle Walensky told reporters that as of February 16, the US had detected 1,277 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant first identified in Britain, including the first case with the dangerous E484K mutation, which is common to the South African and Brazilian variants and makes them less susceptible to antibodies

  • US reaches H-1B visa cap for 2021 Feb 18, 2021 12:44 PM IST

    US reaches H-1B visa cap for 2021

    The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows the US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. The technology companies depend on it to hire tens of thousands of employees each year from countries like India and China.

  • Dr Reddy's launches Fluphenazine Hydrochloride tablets in US Feb 18, 2021 12:05 PM IST

    Dr Reddy's launches Fluphenazine Hydrochloride tablets in US

    The product is a therapeutic equivalent generic version of Prolixin tablets approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA).

  • Severe winter exposes energy vulnerability across the globe Feb 17, 2021 09:18 AM IST

    Severe winter exposes energy vulnerability across the globe

    A scramble for gas has led to LNG prices and charter rates shooting up

  • Can Biden revive the American Dream for Indian students? Feb 16, 2021 04:27 PM IST

    Can Biden revive the American Dream for Indian students?

    With many developed countries offering equal opportunities, the US and the H1-B visa are no longer the big option they once were, particularly after four years of Trump battering.

  • Joe Biden's pick for Iran envoy resurrects bitter debate over nuclear deal Feb 14, 2021 02:39 PM IST

    Joe Biden's pick for Iran envoy resurrects bitter debate over nuclear deal

    A political crossfire erupted when the Biden administration announced the selection of Robert Malley to be the United States envoy for Iran.

  • Playboy back on Nasdaq via SPAC route, stock trades around $13-15 on first day Feb 12, 2021 12:03 PM IST

    Playboy back on Nasdaq via SPAC route, stock trades around $13-15 on first day

    This is not the first or second time the iconic “Bunny” has been listed

  • US slaps sanctions on 10 current and former military officers, three entities in Myanmar Feb 12, 2021 08:02 AM IST

    US slaps sanctions on 10 current and former military officers, three entities in Myanmar

    Six of the individuals are part of the National Defense and Security Council and were directly involved in the coup -- Commander-in-Chief of the Burmese military forces Min Aung Hlaing, Deputy Commander-in-Chief Soe Win, First Vice President and retired Lieutenant General Myint Swe, Lieutenant General Sein Win, Lieutenant General Soe Htut, and Lieutenant General Ye Aung.

  • Black Lives Matter: The killing of George Floyd tore Minneapolis apart. Now comes the trial Feb 11, 2021 02:08 PM IST

    Black Lives Matter: The killing of George Floyd tore Minneapolis apart. Now comes the trial

    In a country whose criminal justice system rarely holds police officers accountable for killing on the job — not in Ferguson, Missouri, not in the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, not in the case of Eric Garner in New York — the trial of officer Derek Chauvin is seen as a test of whether anything has changed

  • Coronavirus Vaccine | How Merck, a vaccine titan, lost the COVID race Feb 11, 2021 01:30 PM IST

    Coronavirus Vaccine | How Merck, a vaccine titan, lost the COVID race

    Merck is now considering a range of options, both in the United States and around the world, mindful that anything it chooses to do would take months to bring to fruition, given the complexity of the manufacturing process

  • Gold edges lower on dollar rebound, softer US inflation data Feb 11, 2021 09:33 AM IST

    Gold edges lower on dollar rebound, softer US inflation data

    Spot gold fell 0.3% to $1,835.99 per ounce by 0328 GMT, after hitting a more than one-week high on Wednesday.

  • US Senate begins impeachment trial, Democrats make their case against Donald Trump Feb 11, 2021 07:42 AM IST

    US Senate begins impeachment trial, Democrats make their case against Donald Trump

    Led by Democratic Congressman Jamie Raskin, a battery of his party colleagues from the House of Representatives alleged that Trump incited his supporters for violence on January 6 as they stormed the Capitol Hill wherein Congressmen and Senators were performing their constitutional duty of counting and certification of the November 3rd presidential election results.

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