Tuesday, 6 December, 2022
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Topic: United States

‘US happy for India, can buy as much Russian oil as it wants’, says Treasury Secretary Yellen

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said India can buy Russian oil, even outside G7-imposed price cap mechanism, if it steers clear of Western insurance, finance & maritime services.

Transgender women at Miss USA contest will impact ‘ideal vision of American womanhood’, says court

While ruling that the pageant can't be forced to allow transgender women, a US court rejected claim that policy allowing 'natural born' women violates an Oregon anti-discrimination law.

38% Americans think US is ‘losing ground’ on scientific advancements since Covid, finds study

Conducted by Pew Research Centre, the survey also found that only 14% US citizens thought the country was excelling in scientific achievements.

US to expel 24,000 Venezuelans migrants to Mexico by air, grant them humanitarian access

The joint US-Mexican plan to contain illegal immigration comes before the US midterm polls that threaten to deprive Democratic President Joe Biden of his party's control of Congress.

Days after Jaishankar visit, US imposes first-ever sanction on Indian firm for oil trade with Iran

Mumbai-based Tibalaji Petrochem Pvt. Ltd. sanctioned for importing 'millions of dollars' worth' of petrochemical products from Iran and exporting them to China.

US agrees to Pacific Islands partnership, offers ‘big dollar’ aid to stem China’s influence

Addressing the summit, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the two sides have a 'shared vision for the future and a determination to build that future together.'

Iran accuses US of ‘supporting rioters’ to destabilise country, warns of response

The US last week imposed sanctions on Iran's morality police over allegations of abuse of Iranian women, saying it held the unit responsible for the death of Mahsa Amini.

US sets up fund to use $3.5 bn frozen assets ‘for stability of Afghan economy’

A total of $7 billion in Afghan assets were frozen in the US last year after the Taliban came to power in Afghanistan.

India expresses concern at US package to Pakistan air force’s main fighter jets, the F-16

On September 8, the Joe Biden administration approved a $450 million programme to help Pakistan meet counterterrorism threats. In 2019, Pakistan used same aircraft to target India.

Six months into Russia-Ukraine war, US announces new $775 mn military package for Kyiv

Announced by US’ Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin on Saturday, the military aid package includes ammunition for HIMARS, 105mm Howitzers, TOW missiles, armoured vehicles and more.

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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...

Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

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.