United States Current Affairs, GK & News

United States Sri Lanka CARAT or MAREX-2023

Sri Lanka and the United States are to conduct week-long joint military exercises in January 2023 to prepare for disaster relief and maintain a free and open Indo-Pacific, amid China’s increasing military manoeuvres in the strategic region. The exercise, named Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT)/Marine Exercise (MAREX) Sri Lanka 2023, will involve participants from ..

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‘GNB1 Encephalopathy’ Disease

Researchers in India, the US and Israel and currently trying to develop a drug to treat a rare genetic disease called GNB1 Encephalopathy. What is GNB1 Encephalopathy? GNB1 Encephalopathy is a rare genetic brain disease caused due to mutations in the GNB1 gene This genetic disorder affects individuals in the foetus stage, with the earliest ..

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US’ $1.7 Trillion Spending Bill

The US House has recently passed a 1.7 trillion USD spending bill to fund federal agencies through September to avoid the partial government shutdown. What is an omnibus spending bill? An omnibus spending bill is a type of Bill in the United States that brings together smaller ordinary appropriations bills into single large bill that ..

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Q&A: What is territorial status of Puerto Rico? Why talks of Independence and Decolonization?

Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States, located in the Caribbean Sea. The question of independence for Puerto Rico has been a longstanding issue, with some people advocating for Puerto Rico to become an independent sovereign nation, while others believe it should remain a territory of the United States. Puerto Rico has a ..

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US’ Historic Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough

Researchers at the California-based Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have recently announced a historic nuclear fusion breakthrough, claiming it to be the “landmark achievement” in the quest for a source of unlimited, clean power and an end of the dependence on fossil fuels. What is this nuclear fusion breakthrough? The US researchers used the world’s ..

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US Respect for Marriage Bill

The US Senate recently passed the Respect for Marriage Bill. What is the US Respect for Marriage Bill? The US Respect for Marriage Bill aims to repeal the Clinton-era Defense of Marriage Act and require the states to recognize all legal marriages regardless of sex, race, ethnicity, or national origin. The Clinton-era Defense of Marriage ..

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