US’ Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has announced that fully vaccinated people don't require face masks anymore at both indoors and outdoors. Initiating the pre-pandemic life in the US, POTUS Joe Biden said that this has been possible because of vaccinating the Americans quickly. So far, the US has given 250 million vaccine shots in 114 days. CDC also issued guidelines on traveling and the workplace.
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The United States has asked its citizens residing in India to fly back to their nation "as soon as it is safe to do so". In a tweet, the travel department stated, "Access to medical care [in India] is severely limited due to COVID-19 cases. U.S. citizens wishing to depart should use available commercial options now." Further, the advisory suggested the US citizens not to travel to India.
A prototype of US' first dollar coin has fetched $840,000 in an auction. Known as a 'pattern', the 1794 copper coin exhibits the Liberty's portrait while displaying an eagle on a rock on the flip side. Interestingly, the coin is considered to be a "one-of-a kind" prototype as it misses the engraved stars. Earlier owned by businessman Bob Simpson, the coin's auction price was expected in the range of $350,000-$500,000.
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Expressing concerns on COVID situation in India, the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan promised to support India. Blinken tweeted “We are working closely with our partners in the Indian government” and assured of deploying additional supplies. A White House spokesperson said that the additional details on the supplies to be deployed for assistance will be announced soon.
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US markets will not sell Indian mangoes, for the second year in a row, owing to the government's inability to roll out a solution for the export problem this year. Moreover, before exporting mangoes, a US phytosanitary inspector has to monitor pre-clearance activities which was not arranged due to the pandemic. According to mango traders, the break has put a halt to the consistent growth of their business.
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Foreign Minister S Jaishankar on April 17 announced to render all possible assistance to US’ Indianapolis local authorities and the Sikh community in the April 15 killings of eight people including four Sikh. Reportedly, the gunman identified as Brandon Hole (19) killed himself after opening fire at a FedEx delivery facility in Indianapolis which has 90% of the Sikhs or Indo-Americans working there. Meanwhile, the motive behind gunfire is… read-more
US-based 'Busch Beer' has initiated an application for dogs to fill in the position of 'Chief Tasting Officer' for its brand new dog brew beer. While offering a whopping salary of $20,000, the canine would be entitled for a slew of perks including pet insurance and free dog beer. Moreover, the company is conducting a nation-wide contest. Notably, the drink, dog beer is made out of herbs and spices.
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Congressman John Garamendi, on April 15, introduced a new resolution seeking recognition of Baisakhi in the US. Introduced in the House of Representatives, "this resolution recognises the historic, cultural and religious significance of the festival 'Vaisakhi'. Garamendi stated, "it is critical that we celebrate the strength of our communities and the sacrifice." Baisakhi, also known as 'Vaisakhi' is an Indian harvest festival for Sikhs and… read-more
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The US Capitol was forced into lockdown on April 2 after a car rammed two police officials at the Washington complex. Ramming into security check, attackers killed one cop and severely hurt another. While the cops shot dead the car driver, the Washington Metropolitan Police has denied any terror link of the attackers. Disheartened over the incident, POTUS Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris condoled the death of the officer.
Space tech firm 'Bigelow Aerospace' has sued NASA demanding it to pay Rs 7.3 crore for the ‘space station air performance test’ contract. Reportedly, NASA withheld the contractual payment to Bigelow, as it did not furnish extensive data about 'B330' space habitat from December 2019-August 2020. However, the space agency has refrained from commenting about the lawsuit. The B330 project was designed to provide deep-space habitat for humans and… read-more