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Fire at Serum Institute, Covishield production won’t be hit

A fire broke out today at the Serum Institute of India in Pune at a facility, which is under construction. It is unlikely to hit the production of Covishield, the coronavirus vaccine developed by the SII in partnership with the Oxford University and British-Swedish pharma firm AstraZeneca. Massive efforts are on to put out the blaze, as per sources. The ...

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Biden sets to work on reversing Trump policies with executive orders

US President Joe Biden has begun to undo some of Donald Trump’s key policies, hours after being sworn in. “There is no time to waste when it comes to tackling the crises we face,” he tweeted as he headed to the White House following his inauguration. President Biden signed 15 executive orders, firstly to boost the federal response to the ...

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Biden calls for unity to deal with challenges ahead

US President Joe Biden called for “unity” and pledged to be a president for “all Americans” at his inauguration in Washington, but warned of the challenges ahead as he takes on multiple crises. In his first speech as US president, Biden declared: “This is America’s day, this is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope.” But as the US ...

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Biden takes oath as 46th President of USA, Kamala Harris Vice President

Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed” as he took the helm of a deeply divided nation and inherited a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors. Biden’s inauguration came at a time of national tumult and uncertainty, a ceremony of resilience as the hallowed American ...

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Biden to be sworn in as 46th US president, ending Trump era

Thirty-four years after first seeking the job, Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th US president Wednesday, drawing a curtain on the most tumultuous administration of modern times and charting a new course to tackle Covid-19 and unite a splintered nation. Outgoing President Donald Trump entered the White House four years ago as a brash billionaire outsider, but ...

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Trump pardons 73 people, including Steve Bannon, on last day

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday pardoned 73 people, including his former aide Steve Bannon and other allies, just hours before he was due to leave office. “President Donald J. Trump granted pardons to 73 individuals and commuted the sentences of an additional 70 individuals,” the White House said in a statement. The president and his children were not on ...

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Biden, Kamala’s inauguration Wednesday

The United State of America will soon have a new President and Vice President. Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the USA, while Indian-origin politician Kamala Harris will take oath as the 49th Vice President of the country. Kamala will become the first woman Vice President of the USA, report agencies. The Inauguration Day 2021 ...

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Biden to propose 8-year citizenship path for immigrants

President-elect Joe Biden  plans to unveil a sweeping immigration bill on Day One of his administration, hoping to provide an eight-year path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million people living in the U.S. without legal status, a massive reversal from the Trump administration’s harsh immigration policies. The legislation puts Biden on track to deliver on a major campaign promise ...

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Pro-Trump protests quiet amid massive police presence across US

Law enforcement officers far outnumbered protesters at state capitol grounds on Sunday, as few Trump supporters who believe the president’s false claim that he won the 2020 election turned out for what authorities feared could be violent demonstrations. More than a dozen states activated National Guard troops to help secure their capitol buildings following an FBI warning of armed demonstrations, ...

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Biden plans ‘roughly a dozen’ day one executive actions

US President-elect Joe Biden will cap a busy day of inauguration pageantry by using the powers of his new office to push policy changes on housing, student loans, climate change and immigration, a top aide said on Saturday. Biden, who campaigned on a raft of promises to undo President Donald Trump’s legacy even before the novel coronavirus pandemic walloped the ...

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