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No Terror Link Found In The US Capitol Attack

US President Joe Biden expressed his grief over the recent US Capitol incident by saying that he and first lady Jill Biden were heartbroken due to the violent attack that killed one police officer and wounded the other.

The president offered his condolences for the slain Officer William Evans of the US Capitol Police. He also offered prayers for the well-being of the officer who’s fighting for his life.

What was the US Capitol attack?

As seen television footage, a blue sedan car crashed at a security barrier on one of the streets leading to Congress. The driver of the car jumped out of the vehicle and rushed towards the officers with a knife but he was shot dead by the officers said Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman.

The accident resulted in the death of an office and left another injured who was taken to a hospital in an air ambulance. The attack came amid heightened security after the January 6 attack by the supporters of then-president Donald Trump.

What was the motive behind the attack?

At first, it was considered a terrorist attack but Washington … Read the rest

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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

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Joe Biden Opens His Doors For Indian IT Professionals

US President Joe Biden rescinded the three policy memos about foreign workers on visas like H-1B due. Taken by previous Trump government, the decisions put severe restrictions on the Indian IT professionals and others seeking employment in the US.

What were those decisions?

On June 17, 2020, the Trump government rescinded two prior policy memoranda by issuing a Policy Memorandum 602-0114. The policies rescinded were:

• Determining Employer-Employee Relationship for Adjudication of H-1B Petitions, Including Third-Party Site Placements issued on January 8, 2010

• Contracts and Itineraries Requirements for H-1B Petitions Involving Third-Party Worksites,” issued on February 22, 2018

On February 3, 2021, Trump government issued another Policy Memorandum 602-0142.1 to do away with PM-602-0142. This policy memo was rescission of the December 22, 2000 Guidance memo on H1B computer related positions issued on March 31, 2017.

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said that both the memos would apply to any pending or new [H-1B Petitions], including motions on and appeals of revocations and denials of H-1B classification.

What is the current stage of US visa applications?

Biden administration … Read the rest

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US Witnessed Over 2,800 Incidents Of Hate Crimes From March To December Last Year

US President Joe Biden condemned the hate crimes against the Asian-Americans and appealed to the masses to put an end to those crimes. He called those acts “vicious hate crimes” and “un-American”.

What are those hate crimes Biden talked about?

Asian Americans became the target of hate crimes with the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The democratic president decried that the Asian Americans were attacked, harassed, blamed, and scapegoated over the pandemic that originated in China. But activists blamed on the loose talks by former president Donald Trump who used to talk about “Chinese virus” to refer to coronavirus.

What did Joe Biden say about Asian-Americans?

Biden called Asian-Americans, fellow Americans, and said that they were on the front lines of the pandemic. He highlighted their efforts by saying that they tried saving lives but they were forced to live in fear for their lives and belongings. Joe Biden said that that was wrong and un-American and that must stop.

What is the data about racial discrimination?

A California State University study found that reported anti-Asian hate crimes more than doubled across 16 major US … Read the rest

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Joe Biden Relies Heavily On Indian-Americans

Joe Biden is happy to appoint Indian-Americans in his administration. And he displayed his happiness about Americans of Indian descent taking to public life. It is to be noted that there are at least 55 Indian-Americans at the key leadership positions in the present American government.

What did Joe Biden say about Indian-Americans in his government?

Biden was interacting with NASA scientists when he mentioned the cooperation he’s getting from Indian-Americans including Swati Menon Guidance and Controls Operations Lead, Mars 2020, that wasn’t a political appointee.

Joe Biden appointed at least 55 Indian-Americans to his government within 50 days of being sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. And these Indians don’t include Vice President Kamala Harris and Neera Tanden who withdrew her name from a cabinet post due to stiff opposition from the Republicans.

What is the position of Indian-Americans in US politics?

Indian-Americans are getting higher positions in United States. It started with Obama government that started inducting Indian-Americans to high positions. Joe Biden has continued to patronize the Indian-American community. But it was Donald Trump that appointed the first … Read the rest

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How Joe Biden Failed In Neera Tanden’s Case?

oe Biden accepting Neera Tanden’s request to withdraw her name for Director of the Office of Management and Budget is seen as the first cabinet defeat for the US president in an evenly divided Senate.

Reason behind Neera Tanden’s withdrawal

The lawmakers from both the sides were clear on opposing Neera Tanden’s nomination for the said post because her unfriendly nature towards lawmakers. She was alleged to disparage the lawmakers in her earlier tweets.

What does Tanden’s defeat means for Biden?

Joe Biden has to work to keep his flock of lawmakers together for every piece of legislation as the chamber is deadlocked at 50-50. It means that if he loses confidence of are single Democrat, he would have to face more embarrassing situations in his four-year term.

In Tanden’s case, it was Democrat, Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, who clearly signaled that he won’t vote for Neera Tanden. He displayed the power of one Democrat in the Senate.

What is next for Biden?

Joe Biden should be ready to face another litmus test when he presents the $1.9 … Read the rest