Barack Obama publishes book “A Promised Land”

On November 17, 2020, the former President of the United States Barack Obama published a memoir called “A Promised Land”. It is the first of the two volumes that Obama had written during his tenure as President of United States which is between 2009 and 2017.

Highlights

The book concludes with the killing of Osama bin Laden in 2011. The book is to be translated in several foreign languages such as Chinese, Polish, Vietnamese, French, German, Hungarian, Hebrew, etc. The former president has mentioned Ramayana and Mahabharata in his book. Also, he has included his fascinations about Mahatma Gandhiji. He has spoken about the Gandhis and BJP as “Divisive Nationalism”.

Joe Biden, the presidential candidate who recently won the US elections, 2020 was the vice president of the USA during Barack Obama’s tenure as President.

About Barack Obama

  • Obama was the first African-American President of United States.
  • He cut the unemployment rate of USA from 10% to 4.7% during the Great Recession that occurred between 2007 and 2009.
  • In 2010, he ended Iraq war and called off “Operation Iraqi Freedom”
  • He ordered, captured and killed Osama Bin Laden

Obama passed the historic Affordable Care Act. It was also called the Obamacare. He reduced nuclear weapons through US-Russia New START treaty. US signed the JCPOA deal during the Obama’s term as president.

Obama and India

The four major concrete gestures from Barack Obama was that he announced that the USA will help India in obtaining membership in Missile Technology Control Regime, Australia Group, Wassenaar Group and Nuclear Suppliers Group.

India became a member of MTCR, Wassenaar Group and Australia Group in 2018. It is yet to become a member of the NSG as India has not signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty.

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