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Pakistan not invited to climate leader’s summit hosted by US president Joe Biden

A two-day climate change conference chaired by US President Joe Biden is set to begin. He called on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend the summit. Foreign Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi said the United States had invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to join the Climate Leaders Summit. The prime minister has accepted the invitation.

The two-day conference, to be held on April 22 and 23, will be attended by leaders from nearly 40 countries. The conference will be held on virtual medium for the corona epidemic. Of these 40 countries, South Asia includes India, Bhutan and Bangladesh. However, the US government has not invited Pakistan to the meeting. Biden is said to have made such a decision for Pakistan’s two-pronged policy on terrorism.

The purpose of the conference is to bring 19 countries together on one platform. These 19 countries contribute about 70 percent of the world’s growth. Now, these 16 countries and the rest of the world will come together to discuss ways to increase alternative energy or energy generation in the world.

The Biden government invited countries like Bhutan and Bangladesh to the meeting, while Pakistani President Imran Khan was outraged that Pakistan was not included in the conference. Wazir A Azam in Pakistan tweeted one after the other in anger at Biden’s decision.

Imran Khan is surprised that Pakistan has not been invited. His government has enacted the necessary policies to improve the environment. “His government is doing a lot to make the next generation of Pakistan a clean and green Pakistan,” Imran tweeted. The rivers in Pakistan have been cleared. Over the past four years, his government has taken steps to improve Pakistan’s climate.

Prior to the virtual conference, John Kerry, the US Special Envoy for Climate Change, will pay a visit to India. He will visit India from April 5 to 8. Recently, US Secretary of Defense Austin visited India. John Kerry is set to visit India as the second leader of the Biden government. Modi and Biden are set to meet for the second time at the climate summit. Earlier in the day, the two leaders met at a meeting of the Quartet.

 

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US Administrative removes Trump’s wax statue from Texas museum

A wax statue of former US President Donald Trump has been removed from the museum. A museum in the city of Texas had a wax statue of Trump. Along with Trump were statues of Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. In the past few days, however, there has been a steady stream of attacks on Trump’s statues. So it was decided by the administration to remove it.

Attacks on Trump’s statue have been on the rise for the past few days. Clay Stuart, the regional manager of Ripple Entertainment, said some people slapped him in the face. There is a high risk of such an attack if there is a statue of any politician.

According to reports, the statue has been moved to Lewis Tussauds. Trump’s statue will not be available until the new President Joe Biden arrives at the museum. Biden’s statue is now under construction.

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Notably, according to several survey reports, Trump’s popularity has waned since the violence in the Capital Building this year. Sixty eight percent of Americans say they no longer want to see Trump as a politician after the violence by Trump supporters.

The statue of Trump was removed from the Madame Tussauds Museum before the US presidential election last year. Joe Biden defeated Trump in 2020 to become President of the United States. Similarly, Kamala Harris became Vice President.

The Biden administration overturns an amendment to Trump’s Citizenship Act

In December last year, the Trump administration introduced the Revised Normalization Civic Test in the United States. It was called the 2020 Civics Test. It was implemented by USCIS. This test has to be given to those who were applying in the normalization mode to obtain U.S. citizenship. This is one of the ways in which citizenship can be achieved through normalization. Applicants are required to take a test on the history, principles, and government regulations of the United States.

The Trump administration made some changes to the test in December 2020. The number of questions was increased from 100 to 124. It also included political and some judicial questions. So with the removal of Trump’s policy, the USCIS is unnecessarily obstructing the Civics Test.

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According to the Associated Press, the Civics Test, launched in 2008, was designed by more than 150 organizations, including Input. It was developed as a pilot project before it was implemented. The agency reiterated that President Joe Biden had set up a review team to streamline the process. Such a decision has been made based on their report.

US president Joe Biden holds first talk with Xi Jinping, expresses concern over China’s aggressive policies

U.S. President Joe Biden holds talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping. This was his first formal meeting since taking office as president. He wished the Chinese people a Happy New Year.

Referring to the talks between the heads of the two countries, the White House said that President Joe Biden focused on China’s aggressive and unethical monetary policy, the conflict in Hong Kong, human rights abuses in Xinjiang and Taiwan.

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U.S. President Joe Biden said the Pentagon had formed a force. Who will have his say in the next few days to counter the challenge posed by China. During his first visit to the Pentagon, Biden said the exercise would involve military and military experts from various ministries. “This requires government efforts, bilateral support in parliament and strong alliances and understanding,” he said. We will then challenge China’s challenge and ensure the victory of the United States in the future. “

PM Modi speaks to US president Joe Biden, invites him to India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken to US President Joe Biden. This is the first meeting between the two leaderss of state since Biden took office as president. The two leaders have reportedly discussed peace and security.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself tweeted about the issue that had been discussed with Joe Biden. “I have spoken to Joe Biden and congratulated him on his success,” he tweeted. We talked about regional issues. Agreements have also been made to increase cooperation on climate change. Modi also invited US president Joe Biden and first lady to India.

The Prime Minister added that he and the President of the United States have been working to strengthen the strategic partnership for peace and security in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond. Biden was sworn in as president of the United States on January 20. After he was sworn in, Modi tweeted and congratulated him.

Joe Biden Sworn As 46th President Of United States At Capitol Hill

Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States in a ceremony at the Capitol Hill where he pledged to be a President for all Americans including those who didn’t vote for him. He wishes from all the leaders across the globe who pours wishes and greetings for him. 

President Biden addressed and stated that he will fight as hard for those who did not support him as for those who supported him. “For all those who supported our campaign, I’m humbled by the faith you placed in us. To all those who did not support us, let me say this: Hear me out as we move forward. Take a measure of me and my heart. If you still disagree, so be it. That’s democracy. That’s America. The right to dissent peaceably within the guardrails of our republic is perhaps this nation’s greatest strength. Yet hear me clearly. Disagreement must not lead to disunion,” he said. 

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Mr. Biden further said- “Today, on this January day, my whole soul is in this: Bringing America together, uniting our people, uniting our nation. Few people in our nation’s history have been more challenged or found a time more challenging or difficult than the time we’re in now.”He also expressed that the country needs much more repair and restoration along with healing and much to building and gaining. 

Right now US is the worst affected nation in the COVID-19 pandemic to which he stated that few people in our nation’s history have been more challenged or found a time more challenging or difficult than the time we all are now. He said- “once-in-a-century virus that silently stalks the country”, Biden said it has claimed, “as many lives in one year as America lost in all of World War II.”

He further said – “For without unity, there is no peace, only bitterness, and fury. No progress, only exhausting outrage. No nation, only a state of chaos. This is our historic moment of crisis and challenge, and unity is the path forward.” 

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After the inaugural ceremony, in his first tweet as President of the United States (POTUS), Biden said “there’s no time to waste.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also congratulated Mr. Biden and Twitted “My warmest congratulations to Joe Biden on his assumption of office as President of the United States of America. I look forward to working with him to strengthen the India-US strategic partnership. My best wishes for a successful term in leading the USA as we stand united and resilient in addressing common challenges and advancing global peace and security.” 

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The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu also greeted Biden- “Congratulations & best wishes to @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris on being sworn in as the President & Vice President of USA. India-US ties are based on many shared values and I am sure that the partnership between the two nations will get further cemented in the coming years.”  

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Donald Trump Urges Georgia Election Official To ‘Find’ Votes To Overturn Joe Biden Win

US President Donald Trump’s recording where he is telling Georgia’s top election official to find enough votes to overturn the election result.

As per a BBC report, Donald Trump told Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in a recording – “I just want to find 11,780 votes” which was released by the Washington post to which Mr. Raffensperger is heard replying that Georgia’s results are correct. Joe Biden won Georgia alongside other swing states, winning 306 electoral college votes to Mr. Trump’s 232.

After the election, Donald Trump has been making allegations that the electoral is a fraud. All 50 states have approved the election result and after the final counting, some have also recounted and legal appeals.

The report further stated that All 10 living former US defense secretaries have urged President Trump not to question the election results in an opinion piece for the Washington Post. The group also said he should not involve the military in voting disputes, an idea that’s been presented by some of Donald Trump’s followers.

The phone conversation released by the Washington Post where Mr. Donald Trump can be heard alternately flattering and pressurizing Georgia’s secretary of state. He emphasized that he had won the election in Georgia and told Mr. Raffensperger that there was nothing wrong and the votes have recalculated.

To which Mr. Raffensperger is responding by saying -: “The challenge you have, Mr. President, is that the data you have is wrong.”

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Joe Biden Calls For Americans To Unite, Heal And Rebuild In 2021

The year 2021 has already come with fresh enthusiasm and happiness; US President-elect Joe Biden shared a New Year’s Eve message calling for the nation to unite, heal, and rebuild in 2021.

The whole of 2020 was a completely devastating year due to the Nobel coronavirus’s outburst, which took millions of people their lives and livelihood. Mr. Biden wrote – “The challenges we face as a nation will not disappear overnight, but as we look forward to the start of a new year, I’m filled with fresh hope about the possibilities of better days to come. After a year of pain and loss, let us unite, heal, and rebuild in 2021.”

As per the reports, the United States is the worst affected by the COVID pandemic, where more than 19 million cases are filled along with 344,000 people who have succumbed to the virus. The US has also seen months of social unrest this year as protests erupted over the deaths of Black Americans George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmad Arbery.

As per the reports of ‘The Hill,’ the US President’s message of unity has been throughout most of 2020. Even earlier this year, during the Democratic primary, MR. Biden maintained that he could make deals to get things done for the American people and serve as a uniting force in a country that appears to be politically divided.

Mr. Biden also nominated Kathleen Hicks to be deputy secretary of defense, making her the first woman to hold the Pentagon number two position if the Senate confirms her. She is currently at the Center for Strategic, and International Studies think tank in Washington.

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‘Enormous Damage To US Security Agencies By Trump Administration’ Says Joe Biden

Joe Biden recently stated that the agencies are critical to US security which has suffered “enormous damage” at the Trump administration’s hands. Biden’s team wasn’t able to get the information it needed including from the Department of Defence, as it transitioned to power.

As per the BBC report, Mr Biden, after a briefing by the National security and foreign policy aides, spoke about the matter stating that the US security suffered heavy damage in Trump’s administration.

After his remark, Acting Defence Secretary Christopher Miller stated officials had been working with the utmost professionalism to support transition activities. “The Department of Defense has conducted 164 interviews with over 400 officials and provided over 5,000 pages of documents – for more than initially requested by Biden’s transition team,” he said after a briefing by national security and foreign policy aides.

Joe Biden also stated that his team was facing roadblocks in the Department of Defence and the Office of Management and Budget. As of now, the team is not getting any information that they should be getting from the outgoing administration in key national security areas. And the whole point is kind of irresponsibility, as depicted by Mr Biden.

The report further stated that Mr Biden’s team needed a clear picture of our force posture worldwide and that US adversaries could exploit any confusion that resulted.

Joe Biden after winning will take office on 20 January, but President Donald Trump has refused to accept defeat in November’s election. For weeks after the 3 November election, Mr Biden was blocked from receiving key intelligence briefings, an essential and normal routine part of a presidential transition.

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Article Written by Dikhya Mohanty

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Kamala Devi Harris Became The First Black Women & Indian Descent To As Democratic Vice President Candidate

Kamala Devi Harris Became The First Black Women and Indian Descent To As Democratic Vice President Candidate

Democratic Party presidential candidate Joe Biden has elected Kamala Devi Harris as the nominee for vice president and as the first Asian-American on a major presidential ticket. It is a crucial breakthrough for Indian American in US Politics.

Biden is welcoming a former rival from the Democratic primary who is well-known with the bizarre precision of a national campaign by picking Harris. She is the first senator who is a South Asian descent and party’s most notable figure and also a top contender for the No.2 spot after her own White House Campaign concluded.  For the first time, she will appear with Biden as his running mate.

By declaring his running mate, Biden says that Harris is a courageous fighter for the little guy and one of the country’s finest public servants. She will serve to unify the American people and build an America that lives up to our ideals.  

PROFILE:-

Kamala Devi Harris born on 20th October 1964 is the daughter of Indian mother Shyamala Gopalan Harris who is from Chennai and father, Donald Harris who is a Jamaican. Her mother was a cancer researcher who passed away in 2009, and her father is a teacher at Stanford University.

At a very young age, her parents were separated, and she has a sister Maya Harris. She grew up in Oakland, and after completing her undergraduate degree from Howard University and a law degree from the University of California Hastings, she made her career in Law in the Alameda County District Attorney’s office.

She served as district attorney in San Francisco. She is married to Douglas Emhoff, a lawyer, and a step-mother to his two children from his previous marriage.

Kamala Devi Harris Became The First Black Women & Indian Descent To As Democratic Vice President Candidate

In 2017 she was affirmed in as a United States Senator from California, is the only second African-American women and the first South Asian-American senator in history. She also served on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, the Select Committee on Intelligence, the Committee on the Judiciary, and the Committee on the Budget.

Article Written by Dikhya Mohanty

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