Mindful of the massive turmoil which enmeshed the US Presidential elections, Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on January 27 notified that the site would cease to recommend politics-themed groups to users. Reportedly, the decision to demote civic and political contents arose from users' feedback and will observe a global implementation. The social media giant is also attempting to subdue political contents in users' main news feeds to avoid… read-more
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After a series of dramatic events, Joe Biden was finally sworn in as the 46th POTUS on January 20. Amid tight security at the US Capitol and taking oath from the Chief Justice John Roberts, President Biden said “Democracy has prevailed.” Kamala Harris took the oath of the US Vice-President, becoming the first female, first black and first Asian-American Vice-President. However, the oath-taking ceremony missed lakhs of spectators owing to the… read-more
Following the US Capitol riots and subsequent developments, Donald Trump on January 13 became the first US President to be impeached twice. Amid heavy security deployment at the Capitol, the house voted 232-197 to impeach Trump, twice within 13 months. Notably, 10 Republicans had also supported the impeachment process, holding Trump responsible for the Capitol seize. The US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Trump "a clear and present danger… read-more
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Terming recent US Presidential elections "fraud", POTUS Donald Trump has called the country's voting system "like a third-world country" on November 26. President Trump said if Joe Biden is officially confirmed as the winner of the elections, he will leave the White House. He added, "There will be a lot of things happening between now and (January) 20th." Moreover, he urged the Republican supporters to "to turn the election over."
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President-elect Joe Biden has appointed Mala Adiga as the policy director for first lady Jill Biden. The Indian-American Adiga was senior advisor to the president's wife and also led the Biden's 2020 campaign. She acted as the deputy secretary for academic programmes at the Bureau of Educational and Culture affairs during the Obama era. Adiga even directed for Human Rights in the National Security staff and campaigned for former president… read-more
Thulasendrapuram - A small village in Tamil Nadu surfaced to the world stage after Kamala Devi Harris became the 46th Vice-President of the United States. Kamala, though a US citizen, has roots to this small village in India. Born on October 20, 1964 in California to a Jamaican father and an Indian mother, Kamala belongs to a family of diplomats. Her maternal grandfather PV Gopalan served as a diplomat in Jawaharlal Nehru's regime. She… read-more
Even though the POTUS Donald Trump lost the 2020 US Presidential Elections to Joe Biden, he still managed to create a record, albeit an unwanted one. With this defeat, Trump became the first US president in the last 30 years to concede the elections after serving just one term. Last time, it was another Republican, George H.W. Bush, who lost to Democrat Bill Clinton in the 1992 US Elections. Clinton served two terms as the US President till… read-more
In the US presidential elections, Democratic Party's candidate Joe Biden has crossed the majority mark of 270 electoral votes and was declared as the President-elect by the Associated Press. Biden clinched 290 electoral votes in the counting that oscillated for the last four days. According to the Associated Press, Biden secured 50.6% of the total votes polled which amounted to 7,48,61,262 votes from the US citizens. His opponent and the… read-more
Although the US election results started coming out from November 3, there are no conclusive results yet to decipher who will be the next American President. This is due to the different election rules that the US' states follow. Also, the votes postmarked by election day will be accepted till November 12. The delay can also be attributed to the COVID-19 risks, which forced 65.2 million people to opt-in for voting through mail.
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After US President Donald Trump tweeted "Stop The Count!", environmental activist Greta Thunberg reacted the same way, in which the former reacted to the latter in 2019. After the POTUS' tweet, Thunberg said, "So ridiculous. Donald must work on his Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Donald, Chill!" Earlier in December 2019, Trump used the same words in a tweet to sledge the 17-year-old… read-more