Airstrikes in Afghanistan By US Military

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Airstrikes In Afghanistan To Support Afghan Troops, Says US

According to Pentagon, the United States military carried out airstrikes across Afghanistan to support the Afghan security forces who are fighting the Taliban alone. The Taliban, in recent days, has gained over many areas of Afghanistan by pushing back the Afghan military and taking over important territories. The defense officials reported that the US has carried out approximately six to seven airstrikes in the past 30 days. 

Sat, 24 Jul 2021 - 03:05 PM / by Prateek Chakradhar

Tags: United States, Pentagon, Afghan forces, Afghanistan, Taliban, Terrorism

Courtesy: The Hindu

Drug companies charges for mismanagement

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US Drug Companies To Pay Billions In Historical Opioids Settlement

A group of 15 US state attorneys general negotiated a settlement deal from large drug companies for $26 billion for allegedly distributing addictive drugs and opioids. The deal became the second-largest cash settlement ever, after the $246 billion tobacco agreement in 1998. Under the deal, the three largest US drug distributors, McKesson Corp, Cardinal Health Inc, and AmerisourceBergen Corp would pay a combined $21bn, while Johnson &… read-more

Thu, 22 Jul 2021 - 09:24 PM / by Prateek Chakradhar

Tags: United States, Johnson & Johnson, Drugs, Attorney General, corporate, health care, Medical Supplies

Courtesy: The Guardian

India-US economic relations

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'India Is A Challenging Place For Business': US State Department

The US has said that India "remains a challenging place" to do business. In its 2021 Investment Climate Statements report, the country's state department urged the Indian government to reduce barriers and bureaucratic hurdles for easy and attractive investment in the country. The report further mentioned the removal of constitutional status from Jammu and Kashmir and the process of the Citizenship Amendment Law.

Thu, 22 Jul 2021 - 08:45 PM / by Prateek Chakradhar

Tags: United States, INDIA-US RELATIONSHIP, trade deals, business, Ease of doing business

Courtesy: The Economic Times

Burger King Signboard

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'We All Quit': Burger King's Employees Resign In Nebraska

All employees working in the US' Nebraska outlet of Burger King resigned with a signboard as they were unhappy with the working environment. "We all quit. Sorry for the inconvenience," read the sign board. Manager Rachael Flores reported that the air conditioning in the kitchen was malfunctioning due to which the employees were dehydrated from high temperatures. Besides, the manager reported to the officials, but didn't get the issue fixed… read-more

Thu, 15 Jul 2021 - 01:35 PM / by Bornika Das

Tags: Burger King, United States, nebraska, employees, We All Quit

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

COVId-19 deaths in Brazil.

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Brazil COVID-19 Death Toll Crosses Half Million

After the US, Brazil surpassed half a million deaths due to COVID-19 according to Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga's tweet. The third wave of COVID-19 has hit the country into a frenzy as more than 80% of the intensive care unit beds still remain occupied. Although in the cities, life has come back to normal, and 19 out of 27 states of the country are in critical condition.

Sun, 20 Jun 2021 - 06:21 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Corona Third Wave, Brazil, United States, Covid deaths

Courtesy: The Economic Times

School kids

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US Schools To Hire Extra Kindergarten Teachers For Fall Session

United States is bracing for a surge of kindergartners as the pandemic takes a back seat. The school enrollments have seen a drop of 4-year-old preschoolers from 71% to 54% during the pandemic. Children of a higher age were also reportedly held off from admissions due to several health factors and issues contributing to the overwhelming numbers this year. More and more kindergarten teachers are being hired for the fall session.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 - 06:00 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Education, early education, Kindergartener, United States

Courtesy: The Times of India

Zee5

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ZEE5 OTT Platform to be Launched in US on June 22

Zee Entertainment Enterprise Ltd. has announced the launch of its OTT platform "ZEE5" in the United States on June 22. The company has decided to roll out its service at a discounted price during the introductory phase that is $49.99 as opposed to the original charge of $84. “The United States represents our most significant market,” the company said. Notably, "ZEE5" is… read-more

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 - 04:30 PM / by Sahil Quadir

Tags: Zee5, Online Streaming, application, United States

Courtesy: LiveMint

Covaxin

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Covaxin Failed To Secure Emergency Use Authorisation In US

The emergency use authorisation of Bharat Biotech COVID-19 vaccine 'Covaxin' has been rejected by the US drug regulator. The company will now submit only a biologics license application for 'Covaxin'. Meanwhile, Bharat Biotech has decided to publish its phase-3 clinical trial data in July. Notably, 'Covaxin' has secured an approval in India and is one of those COVID vaccines which are being administered to people. 

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 - 11:48 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Bharat biotech, FDA, United States, Covaxin, Covid-19

Courtesy: Times Now

The ring of fire solar eclipse is due to happen on June 10.

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Ring Of Fire Solar Eclipse To Happen On June 10

The first solar eclipse of 2021 will be visible on June 10. This time it will be the ‘Ring of Fire or annular eclipse’. Visible with one-tenth of the sun's normal light, the eclipse is supposed to last for three minutes and 51 seconds. Although the eclipse won't be visible in India, it will be visible from the northeastern US and eastern Canada with partial view from Scandinavia and UK.

Sun, 06 Jun 2021 - 04:35 PM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: solar eclipse, Lunar Eclipse, United States, United Kingdom

Courtesy: NDTV

COVAX facility

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US, India, China Consumed 60% Of Vaccines Distributed Globally: WHO

Senior advisor to the World Health Organisation, Bruce Aylward, stated that, US, India and China have consumed 60% of the two billion COVID-19 vaccines doses distributed globally. As per sources, only about 0.5% of doses have reached the low-income countries accounting for about 10% of the world's population. However, Aylward highlighted the significant role played by ‘COVAX’ – the global vaccine alliance, to help 127 countries start their… read-more

Sat, 05 Jun 2021 - 08:27 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: India, China, United States, Covid-19 Vaccine, World Health Organisation

Courtesy: NDTV