United States Current Affairs, GK & News

Tropical storm Henri makes landfall near Rhode Island

Tropical Storm Henri has made its landfall near western Rhode Island on August 24, 2021. Highlights As per US National Hurricane Center (NHC), it made landfall with wind speed of 60 mph. In New Jersey, about 86 people were rescued from flooded vehicles as a result of tropical storm. Even though the storm had been ..

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US released Online hub to help ransomware victims

United States government has released an online hub for victims of ransomware attacks. Key Points Online hub will make it easier for companies and municipalities to find resources and get assistance in case they are targeted by cyber hackers. US government also announced to pay reward up to $10 million to anyone who will provide ..

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PESCO: EU approves US participation for the first time

The European Union recently approved the requests of Norway, Canada and United States to participate in Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) defence initiative. This is the first time; the European bloc has allowed a third state to participate in the PESCO project. The countries will now participate in the Military Mobility Project in Europe. What is ..

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International Climate Finance Plan of the US

The US President recently announced the country’s new Finance Plan at the Leader’s Summit on Climate. The Summit was hosted by the USA. About the Plan The US has set a new goal to cut its emissions by 50% to 52% as compared to 2005 levels. The US will double its climate funding by 2024. ..

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US co-sponsors EU-led Resolution over Myanmar Human Rights

United States has co-sponsored a resolution led by European Union (EU) highlighting ongoing human rights concerns in Myanmar including for Rohingya. It has also recalled developments made since February 1 in 46th session of UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Background Council of the European Union on March 22, 2021 imposed sanctions on 11 individuals who ..

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