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Why Did Joe Biden Call Putin A Killer?

US President Joe Biden had a long phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin in January after taking over the presidency from Donald Trump. Recently Biden called Putin a “killer” and warned him of strict actions.

Excerpts of Biden-Putin phone call

It was a long call but intimidating for Russian President Vladimir Putin. Biden said that he knew Putin and Putin knew him. Biden further said that if he established something then Putin should be ready to face repercussions. But Biden took the first step to start the agreement to continue working in the areas where both the countries have to work together.

Why did Biden call Putin “killer”?

It was during an interview to ABC News when Biden was asked about Putin’s role in poisoning Alexei Navalny and other rivals that Biden said yes, he thought Putin was a “killer”. Biden’s comments were followed by the US Commerce Department toughening export restrictions on Russia for poisoning Navalny.

What did Biden mean by saying “know the other guy”?

Joe Biden said that learned tough political lessons in his five-decade political career including Vice President of … Read the rest

Wrestler And Cousin Of Famous Phogat Sisters, Ritika Phogat Loses Wrestling Final And Her Life

Wrestler Ritika Phogat committed suicide after losing the final match of a state-level wrestling tournament on Wednesday. 17-year-old Ritika Phogat was part of the famous Phogat family who shot to fame after Amir Khan’s movie Dangal.

How was Ritika Phogat related to Phogat family?

A resident of Jaitpur village in Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu, Ritika Phogat was the cousin sister of famous Phogat sisters – Geeta and Babita. They are daughters of Mahavir Singh Phogat, an amateur wrestler and Dronacharya Awardee.

Wrestler Geeta won first-ever gold medal for India in the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Also, she was the first woman wrestler to qualify for the 2012 Olympics in London.

Wrestler Babita has won one gold medal (2014 Commonwealth Games), one silver (2010 Commonwealth Games), and one bronze (2012 World Wrestling Championships).

Ritika Phogat had been taking training under Mahavir Singh Phogat at the Mahavir Phogat Sports Academy in Haryana for over five years. She was playing in the state-level sub-junior, junior women, and men wrestling tournament in Bharatpur.

She lost her final match on March 14 by 1 point but couldn’t bear the disappointment and allegedly committed … Read the rest

Russia Fears Fresh Sanctions From US

Russia could face fresh sanctions by the US, based on an American intelligence report released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence leveled serious allegations on Russia for interfering in the 2020 presidential elections.

What was the intelligence report?

It is a bulky 15-page document that details how Russia tried to influence the presidential elections of 2020 in favor of the former president Donald Trump. Also, the report alleged that Russian President Vladimir Putin directed those efforts. Serious claims were made against the then-candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter by Russian-linked Ukrainian figures.

The report even said that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential elections to help Trump.

The report also alleged that Russia offered bounties to Taliban-linked militia to defeat coalition forces in Afghanistan.

What did the report say about China?

Trump’s allies alleged that China was acting on behalf of Joe Biden but the fresh intelligence report punctured those claims saying that China was looking for stability with the US and that it couldn’t risk blowback if caught.

But the intelligence report raised fingers against … Read the rest

Why Was Zinedine Zidane All Praise For Midfielders Over Real’s 3-1 Win Over Atalanta?

Real Madrid’s sweeping victory over Atalanta made it easy for them to enter the quarterfinals of the competition. They were playing the second leg of their UEFA Championship League last-16 tie and they needed to win the match. And they did so by beating Atalanta with 3-1. It was a big feat for Real Madrid after 2018.

Midfielders did the job

Real players displayed excellent football but it was the midfielders Luka Modric and Toni Kroos that were the real stars. Real manager Zinedine Zidane praised his midfield generals by calling Modric and Kroos the double pivot and said that they were phenomenal that night. He further said that Modric was 35 but he didn’t show that on the ground. The manager praised Modric as an exceptional player.

What did Modric say about his age?

The midfielder Modric said that he was 35 but he felt like he was only 27. He further said that one shouldn’t look at the age. It was all about how players perform on the ground, regardless of age. He was hungry for more, to continue playing at the highest … Read the rest

What Is Controversial In The Proposed Delhi NCT Bill 2021?

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal slammed the proposed Delhi NCT Bill as unconstitutional and an act of vengeance by the BJP government after losing recent MCD bypolls to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

What is Delhi NCT Bill?

The Delhi National Capital Territory Of Governance (Amendment) Bill 2021 gives more powers to the Lieutenant Governor (LG). First, the Delhi government would have to adhere to a timeline to refer proposals relating to legislature and administration to the LG.

Highlights of the Delhi NCT Bill

• LG’s opinion has been made mandatory for Delhi government to implement it decisions including those taken by the cabinet

• LG is free to make an opinion and take independent decisions in the matters his opinion is sought

• In laws framed by the assembly, the government would mean LG

• The assembly and its committees are deprived of the power to review the administrative decisions by the LG. Also, any rules formed in violation will be cancelled

The proposed amendments will bring the Delhi government at par with other Union Territories but Delhi Chief … Read the rest

No Spectators For Remaining Indian V/S England T20Is

Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) decided to hold the remaining T20Is between India and England behind closed doors in the wake of rising cases of COVID-19 in Ahmedabad. The decision was taken after a detailed consultation with the Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA).

When would the remaining matches be played?

It was a series of five T20Is between Indian and England. Out of these five matches, two have been played on Friday and Sunday and each team won a match. While the first two matches were played with audiences up to 50% of the capacity of stadiums, the remaining three matches on March 16, 18 and 20.

What is the reason for playing behind the doors?

BCCI held a detailed discussion with GCI and local health authorities before making a statement regarding hosting remaining matches behind the closed doors. The statement issued by BCCI reads that the cricket control board is committed to follow the regulations suggested to curb the spread of the pandemic. It also said that the cricket board keeps health of players, workers and spectators on the top.

Since the remaining … Read the rest