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History of attacks on the US Capitol
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History of attacks on the US Capitol

The attack on US Capitol is not the first time. It has suffered multiple attacks in the last 220 yrs. Below we list the major attacks in the last two centuries which threatened to destroy the building. 1983 attack by Left-wing radicals In 1983, Left-wing radicals bombed the Senate building to protest U.S. military involvement […]

Bill to strip Pakistan of its status as a major non-NATO ally of the United States introduced in the US House of Representatives
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Bill to strip Pakistan of its status as a major non-NATO ally of the United States introduced in the US House of Representatives

Republican Congressman Andy Biggs introduced a bill in the US House of Representatives to terminate the designation of Pakistan as a Major non-NATO Ally. The bill if passed by the house, will strip away Pakistan’s designation as a major non-NATO ally, a designation that gives the countries to entry into cooperative research and development projects with the Department of Defense (DoD) on a shared-cost basis, participation in certain counter-terrorism initiatives, purchase of depleted uranium anti-tank rounds, priority delivery of military surplus (ranging from rations to ships).

Left forays into Tech companies – Google workers, demanding change at work, Launch a ‘First of its Kind’ Union in the Silicon Valley
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Left forays into Tech companies – Google workers, demanding change at work, Launch a ‘First of its Kind’ Union in the Silicon Valley

A union called the Alphabet Workers Union (AWU) has been formed with more than 400 Google engineers and other workers as its members
AWU says that despite few successes through organised efforts, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation persists at Google.
“That isn’t the company we want to work for. We deserve a workplace that respects us, where we can work for a fair wage without fear of abuse or discrimination”, says AMU
The AMU members say that this is primarily an effort to give structure and longevity to activism at Google, rather than to negotiate for a contract.

Zoom employee shut down video conferences over Tiananmen Square, helped the Chinese government track dissidents and their family members
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Zoom employee shut down video conferences over Tiananmen Square, helped the Chinese government track dissidents and their family members

Xinjiang Jin, a Zoom employee is accused of helping to terminate at least four video meetings over Tiananmen Square in May and June, hosted by people based in the US. Jin was responsible for monitoring Zoom for China’s government He created fake email accounts of the political dissidents and claimed the users were violating terms […]

US Cyber Emergency – Data of Fortune 500 Companies, Treasury, Military and many others compromised in a major security breach
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US Cyber Emergency – Data of Fortune 500 Companies, Treasury, Military and many others compromised in a major security breach

The US has issued an emergency warning after discovering that “nation-state” hackers hijacked software used by almost all Fortune 500 companies and multiple federal agencies to gain entry to secure IT systems. The hackers are believed to have gotten into the servers of companies, government departments by tampering with software updates from SolarWinds. The company […]

“China is the greatest threat to democracy and freedom since World War II” – US National Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe
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“China is the greatest threat to democracy and freedom since World War II” – US National Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe

  “If I could communicate one thing to the American people from this unique vantage point, it is that the People’s Republic of China poses the greatest threat to America today, and the greatest threat to democracy and freedom world-wide since World War II”, writes US National Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe  in Wall Street Journal. […]

Do anti-India activities in Canada have the sanction of Prime Minister Trudeau?
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Do anti-India activities in Canada have the sanction of Prime Minister Trudeau?

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s about the protest by Indian farmers before his Elections shortly on India was ‘unwarranted.’ The Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did a historical mistake by commenting on other Nation’s internal affairs that too democratic protest by our Indian Farmers for their grievance good or bad. The MEA has responded to Tradeau’s statement saying that he was ill-informed.

US: Plea to pardon Julian Assange triggers debate on government mass surveillance and control of deep state
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US: Plea to pardon Julian Assange triggers debate on government mass surveillance and control of deep state

Summary: Julian Assange’s partner Stella Moris has urged President Trump to pardon him before Christmas. Democrat senator Tulsi Gabbard has seconded her plea and has asked him to consider pardoning those who, at great personal sacrifice, exposed the deception and criminality of those in the deep state. Another whistleblower Edward Snowden has said that no […]

What happens during US Presidential transition?
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What happens during US Presidential transition?

Though the transition means the handover of important information and duties from one administration to the next, in the United States the transition has a long history due to which each of the dates and activities in the run-up to the oath taking are important to understand. The 11 weeks at present is much shorter than the 20 weeks of transition period which was the practice till 1952 when Dwight D. Eisenhower took over from Harry S. Truman.