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.
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.
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
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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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
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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
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