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US successfully tests hypersonic missile

The United States announced that it has successfully tested a hypersonic missile on March 20, 2020. This is a follow-up exercise of the first joint US Army and Navy flight experiment conducted in 2017. The hypersonic missile can travel faster than the current nuclear-capable ballistic and cruise missiles. They travel at low altitudes and switch ..

US begins first phase of clinical trial of coronavirus vaccine

The United States has begun the first phase of clinical trial of a vaccine to protect against the coronavirus disease. The initiative is supported by a global coalition founded by India and Norway. It is funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The ..

Federal Reserve cuts benchmark interest rate to almost zero

The Central bank of the United States-the Federal Reserve has recently cut its benchmark interest rate to almost zero. The Fed Reserve also announced that it would buy USD700 billion in bonds to ease the economic activities. The bank also said that it shall maintain this target range until the economy is on track to ..

United States leads arms exporting countries

According to new data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the largest exporter of arms during the past five years (2015-2019) was the United States, whose exports grew by 23 per cent and share in global arms exports grew to 36 per cent. Half of US arms exports are reported to have gone ..

UNSC approves resolution on US-Taliban peace deal

United Nations Security Council has recently approved the resolution of United States, on the recent agreement between the US and the Afghan Taliban. The Security Council asked the Government of the Afghanistan to develop the peace process, and to participate in intra-Afghan negotiations through an inclusive negotiating team. As per the February 29- agreement, the ..

US ambassador announces completion of restoration project in Qutb Shahi Tomb Complex

The Qutb Shahi Tombs were in news recently, as the United States Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster announced the completion of a US-funded restoration project of the tombs of Taramati and Premamati within the Qutb Shahi Tombs complex. They are 17th century tombs located in Telangana’s capital city of Hyderabad. In February 2019, the Ambassador ..

TCS listed under Fortune’s Best Big Companies to Work For in the year 2020

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has been selected as one of the Fortune’s Best Big Companies to Work For in the year 2020. It is also the only Indian firm to feature in the Top 20 list. Great Place to Work, an international workplace-culture expert conducted the survey from 33,000 employees at the certified organisations across ..

US to ink deal with Taliban in Doha

The United States is scheduled to sign a deal with the Taliban group on February 29, in Doha, for reduction in violence across Afghanistan. This was announced by the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.  A week-long ‘reduction in violence’ deal between the Taliban, the US and Afghan security forces is to commence shortly. After this agreement, Intra-Afghan negotiations are ..