US Approves $285 Million Sale Of NASAMS Air Defence System To Ukraine
Amid the urgent need for a defence system to Ukraine, the United States announced the approval of a $285 million sale of a NASAMS air defence system. Besides the defence, the United States Government also approved other equipment for Ukraine. Notably, after a recent drone attack, Kyiv needs a boost in protection against Russian strikes. Ukraine's air defenses have played a key role in protecting the country from strikes.
Tags: ukraine war, Defence, USA, US Government, approval, Russian Airstrike
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Indian-Origin Student Studying At Purdue University In US Killed By Korean Roommate
In United States’ Purdue University’s Indiana Campus, a 22-year-old student has been taken into police custody for the alleged murder of his Indian-origin roommate Varun Manish Chheda. Chheda had reportedly suffered “multiple sharp Force traumatic injuries”. The accused, identified as Ji Min ‘Jimmy’ Sha, is a junior cybersecurity major and international student from Korea. Meanwhile, Chheda was a 2020 graduate of Park Tudor. Further details… read-more
Tags: Purdue University, USA, Indian Student Killed, murder, World news
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Hurricane Ian: 23 Go Missing After Boat Capsizes Off Coast Of Florida
As Hurricane Ian hit the United States of America, a boat carrying migrants capsized off the coast of Florida, informed US Border Patrol. Reportedly, the blast sank due to harsh weather, and at least 23 have gone missing. Four Cuban migrants managed to swim to the shore following the incident. Two were rescued from the water about two miles south of Boca Chica. A search and rescue operation is underway.
Tags: USA, Florida Coast, Hurricane Ian, environment, Harsh Weather
US Calls For Security Council Meeting To Discuss Ukraine Crisis
French Ambassador to the United Nations Nicolas De Riviere said that the USA has requested for a UN Security Council meeting on September 7, to discuss the Ukraine crisis. On September 6, a meeting on Ukraine has been scheduled, which was requested by Russia, focusing on the situation in and around Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. As of now, three meeting have been scheduled to discuss the Ukraine issue in September.
Tags: Russia, Ukraine, UN Security Council, USA, Nicolas de Riviere
Wiz Khalifa's US Concert Stopped Early; 3 People Wounded
Rapper Wiz Khalifa played in Indianapolis, US, on August 26 but had to stop the show short due to a commotion that caused three minor injuries. At around 10:30 p.m., individuals began leaving the Ruoff Music Centre in Noblesville, according to local authorities. The event began following a reported disturbance on a section of the amphitheater's lawn, with some of those there yelling about a probable gunshot.
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US Justice Department To File Lawsuit Against Apple: Report
According to a news article published on the website Politico on August 26, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is in the first stages of crafting a prospective antitrust case against Apple Inc. Politico cited someone with firsthand knowledge of the situation. Requests for a response from Reuters were not immediately answered by Apple or the U.S. Department of Justice.
Tags: USA, Apple, US Justice Department, lawsuit, Report
California Becomes 1st US State In World To Outlaw Use Of Petrol Cars, Effective From 2026
Officials in California have adopted a first-of-its-kind rule that would ban the sale of new gas-powered automobiles by 2035. The regulations would not apply to used automobiles, enabling them to remain on the road. The rules will not be effective immediately, but rather in 2026. However, the Biden administration must still approve the decision before it can go into effect.
Tags: USA, petrol cars, Banned, California, Electric Vehicles
Courtesy: Zee News
US President Joe Biden Expected To Announce Student Loan Relief
US President Joe Biden is expected to announce student debt relief on August 24, and an extension of the current pay freeze. The move comes a week before the White House's self-imposed August 31 deadline, which has sent millions of Americans into a frenzy over the Department of Education's recommendation. Biden's proposed legislation will offer at least USD 10,000 in… read-more
Tags: President Joe Biden, USA, students, student loan relief, Loans
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US Child Dies Due To Suspected Case Of Brain-Eating Amoeba Infection
A child in Nebraska, United States, may have perished from a rare kind of brain-eating amoeba according to an ABC News report. If confirmed, this will be the first instance of its kind in Nebraska. Naegleria fowleri is a warm-water amoeba that inhabits the soil and causes primary amebic… read-more
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US Defends India's Policy Choices Amid Ukraine Conflict
The Unites States appeared to be supporting India's foreign decisions in the midst of Ukraine war, stating that it will take a long time for nations with longstanding links to Moscow to realign their foreign policy. US State Department spokesperson Ned Price made these comments addressing a question on US "failure" to isolate Russia. Despite rising sanctions on Moscow, India continues to interact with Russia on a variety of subjects.
Tags: USA, Russia, India, Ukraine conflict, Moscow