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Blind Woman Sues Uber For $1.1 Mn For Discrimination, Denying Rides

A San Francisco-based woman named Lisa Irving has sued Uber for $1.1Mn for denying her ride and discriminating for her disability. Irving, a blind woman who uses guide dog, was denied ride by the drivers while commuting to work. Bullied and verbally abused, Irving’s ride was deliberately cancelled by two drivers. After receiving no response from the company, Irving sued Uber, accusing them of discriminating her on 14 occasions.

Sun, 04 Apr 2021 - 11:11 AM / by Ronit John

Tags: Uber, Taxi, US, San Francisco, Lisa Irving, Discrimination

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Planet Mars

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Unknown Ancient Crater Lake Found On Mars With Evidence Of Waterbeds

A study led by US' Brown University researchers' have located an unknown ancient crater lake on Mars. The study, published in Planetary Science Journal, claimed that the mysterious crater may have remains of ancient stream beds and ponds. Considered to be a part of the lost Martian glacier, the lake is different from Gale and Jezero craters. Scientists are optimistic that this finding can connect dots between theory and observation.

Sat, 03 Apr 2021 - 02:41 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Mars, Space, Mars Planet, US, Gale Crater, Jezero Crater

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Rachel Levine.

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Biden Govt Appoints Transgender Rachel Levine As Asst Health Secretary

In a historical move by Joe Biden-led US administration, paediatrician Rachel Levine has become the highest-ranking transgender official to serve in the US government. Levine has been appointed as POTUS Biden's assistant secretary of health, which was confirmed by a 52-48 vote. Interestingly, even two Republicans voted in favor of the appointment. Earlier leading the Pennsylvania Health Department, Levine's prime task will be to tackle the… read-more

Thu, 25 Mar 2021 - 04:46 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: US, Joe BIden, Rachel Levine, Pediatrician, Transgender, Donald Trump

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Representational photo: A woman with anti-racism poster.

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Hate Crimes Against Asian-Americans Increased Over 15x In 2020

Asian-American advocacy groups have revealed that incidents of abuse in the US against the community increased from 216 (2019) to over 3,000 during the COVID-19 pandemic 2020. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella stated to be "appalled" by the rise and assured he is "united with the Asian and Asian-American community...against this injustice". Earlier, POTUS Joe Biden had affirmed that hate against Asians is "un-American" and legislation to curb… read-more

Sat, 13 Mar 2021 - 06:58 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: US, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Racism, Hate Crime, Joe BIden, Asian American

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Representational photo: FM Nirmala Sitharaman.

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India Slams Freedom House Over Wrong Indian Map, "Partly Free" Ranking

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on March 5 lashed out at US-based 'Freedom House' for demoting India in freedom index and publishing wrong Indian map. Sitharaman said, "How do I take you seriously when you don't have our map right and comment on matters so intrinsic as freedom in country like India." Earlier, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry also rejected the "Democracy Under Siege" report which had downgraded India from "free"… read-more

Sat, 06 Mar 2021 - 11:32 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, Freedom House, US

Courtesy: The Tribune

Donald Trump at CPAC.

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Donald Trump Claims To Return In 2024 US Presidential Elections

Weeks after leaving the White House, former US President Donald Trump in his February 28 appearance hinted to contest the 2024 presidential elections. Addressing Florida’s the Conservative Political Action Conference, he attacked President Joe Biden again with his election fraud claims besides pledging to regain majority. Trump also expressed his bitterness for Republicans who voted for his impeachment saying, "Get rid of 'em all." He even… read-more

Mon, 01 Mar 2021 - 02:15 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: US, Donald Trump, Joe BIden, Republicans, Impeachment

Courtesy: The Tribune

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Global Leaders Expect US To Go Zero-Pollution State By 2050

Nearly after 107 days of absence, the US has officially re-joined the Paris Climate Accord on February 19. The move came, 30 days after the President Joe Biden took charge at US office. Global leaders are anticipating, US to go zero emission of greenhouse gasses by 2050. “It’s good to have the US back….but sadly we have no time to celebrate,” said Laurence Tubiana, the French Climate Change Ambassador.

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 - 06:40 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: US, US President, Joe BIden, Paris climate accord, Paris Climate Agreement, environment

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Myanmar protests against military rule.

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US Prez Biden Imposes Sanctions Against Myanmar's Military Rulers

US President Joe Biden has imposed sanctions against Myanmar's military rulers in response to the coup that toppled elected government earlier this month. Biden has decided to freeze Myanmar generals' access to $1 billion fund held in the US, and has warned of further sanctions. "The military must relinquish power," said the US President. He also demanded immediate release of detained Burmese leaders including Aung San Suu Kyi and President… read-more

Thu, 11 Feb 2021 - 02:22 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: US, Joe BIden, Myanmar, Military Rule, US Sanctions, aung san suu kyi, Win Myint

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Representational photo: A satellite orbiting Mars.

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Spacecrafts From UAE, China, US To Reach Mars In Quick Succession

Probes from UAE, China and the US, launched in July 2020, would arrive on Mars just days apart in February. Reportedly, UAE's Amal (Hope) will reach Mars on February 9 and installed in orbit at 22-44,000 kilometres. In contrast, China's Tianwen-1 reaching 24-hours-later will remain paired in the path only to land on Mars in May 2021. Additionally, NASA's most-anticipated Perseverance carries… read-more

Mon, 08 Feb 2021 - 01:47 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: US, NASA, Perseverance rover, UAE, China, Tianwen-1, Mars

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Joseph Dimeo before car accident(left) and after transplant(right).

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22-Yr-Old Undergoes World's 1st Successful Face, Double Hand Transplant

US-based Joseph DiMeo, who is the first human to successfully undergo face and double hand transplant, made his first public appearance on February 3 after he underwent the surgery in August 2020. He has received a new forehead, eyebrows, ears, nose, eyelids, lips, nasal and chin-bone segments. DiMeo had sustained a third-degree (80%) burn in a car-crash in 2018. The 22-year-old said, "I want to share my story to give people hope in the world… read-more

Thu, 04 Feb 2021 - 01:12 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: US, Joesph Dimeo, Face Transplant, Limb Transplant

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