Friday, 24 March, 2023

Topic: Biden

Big-power rivalry overshadows Biden-Xi cooperation pledge on climate change, public health

The talks in Bali were blunt, especially over Chinese-claimed Taiwan, but the US said the leaders agreed 'to deepen constructive efforts' on climate change & global food security.

‘Our democracy’s at risk,’ Biden warns Republican victory could undo his accomplishments

President Joe Biden's comments reflected the deep political divide in the US ahead of 8 Nov elections that could see Republicans win control of one or both chambers of Congress.

‘Pretty astounding’: Biden says Sunak’s ascent as UK leader is ‘a groundbreaking milestone’

'Pretty astounding': Biden says Sunak's ascent as UK leader is 'a groundbreaking milestone'

‘One of the most dangerous nations in world…’ US President Biden’s candid comment on Pakistan

Biden described Pakistan as 'one of the most dangerous nations' that holds 'nuclear weapons without any cohesion' at a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Reception in LA.

‘Highest since Cuban missile crisis’: Biden sounds ‘Armageddon’ alarm on Putin nuclear threat

Biden in a speech stated that Putin is 'not joking' when he talks about the use of tactical nuclear weapons and is taking the risk of 'Armageddon' seriously.

Why Jaishankar’s US visit more than formality and aims to fix Biden’s disinterest in India

The unhappiness in Washington DC is taking its toll—and manifesting in increasing disinterest, for example, in signing a free trade agreement with India.

Taiwan off the itinerary, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi begins Asia tour

This comes after a week of heightened US-China tensions and Chinese President Xi Jinping's warning to US President Joe Biden to not ‘play with fire’ over Taiwan.

‘Force for good’ — Quad sends message of solidarity amid Russia invasion, China challenges

Second in-person Quad Summit held Tuesday. PM Modi also held bilateral meetings with US President Biden, Japan PM Kishida and Australia’s new PM Albanese on the sidelines.

US unveils 13-nation economic pact to assert Asia leadership

The Biden administration announced that a dozen Indo-Pacific countries will join US in an economic initiative designed to counter China’s influence in the region.

After flurry of missile tests, Biden’s Seoul trip puts spotlight on North Korea’s nuclear programme

North Korea hasn’t tested nuclear weapons since 2017. But amid a catastrophic Covid surge & South Korea getting a hardliner president, intelligence reports indicate testing may resume.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.