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Classified study by Scientists at a US Laboratory suspects coronavirus could have originated in Wuhan laboratory
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Classified study by Scientists at a US Laboratory suspects coronavirus could have originated in Wuhan laboratory

A classified study of the origin of SARS-CoV-2 conducted a year ago by scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the Department of Energy’s premier biodefense research institution in US suspects that the novel coronavirus may have originated in a laboratory in China, as per a news report. Researchers at Livermore’s “Z Division,” the lab’s […]

Biden’s son continues to invest in equity firm linked to China’s even after 100 days of Presidency, says report
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Biden’s son continues to invest in equity firm linked to China’s even after 100 days of Presidency, says report

Son of US President, Hunter Biden, continues to own a large stake in a Chinese private equity firm which is in defiance of President Joe Biden’s pledge that his family would divest in foreign business interests, reports New York Post. As per the NY Post report, Hunter’s company, Skaneateles LLC, holds a 10 percent stake […]

Rutgers University’s Student Assembly passes historic resolution against Hinduphobia; Adopts a working definition of Hinduphobia
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Rutgers University’s Student Assembly passes historic resolution against Hinduphobia; Adopts a working definition of Hinduphobia

In a historic move, the Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA) unanimously passed a resolution to adopt a working definition of Hinduphobia. This is the first time that a US university has institutionally recognised Hinduphobia through its student assembly. On April 24, the working definition of Hinduphobia was developed at the ‘Understanding Hinduphobia’ Conference. Rutgers HSC […]

Cuba: Miguel Diaz-Canel becomes the first non-Castro leader since the revolution
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Cuba: Miguel Diaz-Canel becomes the first non-Castro leader since the revolution

On 19 April, Miguel Diaz-Canel replaced Raul Castro as leader of Cuba and First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC). This makes him the country’s first civilian leader; however, the transition is unlikely to result in dramatic policy shifts in the one-party system which Diaz-Canel has vowed to safeguard. […]

Anti-India resolution backed by Islamists and the Left in Chicago City Council defeated
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Anti-India resolution backed by Islamists and the Left in Chicago City Council defeated

A Chicago city anti-India resolution backed by Islamist groups and the Left has been defeated 26-18. The resolution from Council member Maria Hadden sought to condemn India over CAA and ‘violence against certain castes and faith groups’. Maria Hadden, Alderman of Chicago’s 49th ward, is affiliated with the Democratic Party. The agenda driven resolution was […]

Atlanta shootings show hate crimes against Asians in US continues unabated
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Atlanta shootings show hate crimes against Asians in US continues unabated

At least eight people, including six Asian women, were killed in shootings at three different Asian-owned spas in the US state of Georgia on Tuesday. The shootings have triggered fears that Asian-run businesses may have been deliberately singled out. The shooting spree came as reports of attacks against Asian Americans including Indians, primarily elders, have […]

Texas blackout has 3 Million people in the dark and freezing as severe cold weather leaves 21 dead; Blackout points to systematic failure, say experts
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Texas blackout has 3 Million people in the dark and freezing as severe cold weather leaves 21 dead; Blackout points to systematic failure, say experts

3 Million Texans and several thousands elsewhere are still in the dark following extreme cold weather that caused the state’s worst blackouts in decades.
A confluence of factors has led to the historic blackouts, as the electricity company which supplies power has attributed the outage to freezing temperatures and unprecedented surge in demand for power
State officials have called for investigations into the chain of events as experts say there are a number of steps the state can take to avoid similar episodes in the future.
These measures include weatherizing equipment, increasing reserve margins, building more reliable infrastructure systems, moderate renewable energy systems and joining the national grid

Donald Trump impeachment trial – US Senate votes to acquit him, again
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Donald Trump impeachment trial – US Senate votes to acquit him, again

Former US president Donald Trump was acquitted on Saturday on charges of inciting an insurrection at the US Capitol, after a majority of Republicans in the Senate closed ranks and voted against the motion to impeach him in a historic second impeachment trial. The five-day trial saw Democratic prosecutors argue that Trump betrayed his oath […]

US needs to support Taiwan as a democracy: UN ambassador nominee
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US needs to support Taiwan as a democracy: UN ambassador nominee

Thomas-Greenfield, President Joe Biden’s pick for ambassador to the UN has said that US needs to support Taiwan as it is a Democracy and “is one of the strongest democracies in the [Asia-Pacific] region”. Greenfield said this during her confirmation hearing in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday, Jan 27. Taiwan News reports that […]

Renowned Indian-American Physicist Narinder Singh Kapany honoured with Padma Vibhushan
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Renowned Indian-American Physicist Narinder Singh Kapany honoured with Padma Vibhushan

Renowned Indian-American Physicist Narinder Singh Kapany also called the ‘Father of fiber optics’ has been honoured with the Padma Vibhushan this year. Kapany passed away in December 2020 at the age of 94 in Woodside, California. Born in 1926 in Punjab’s Moga, Kapany completed his schooling in Dehradun and went on to graduate from Agra […]