United States: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

US bars Foreign Students taking Online Courses from Entry to the Country

The US President has announced new guidelines that are going to block any new student planning to take admission in the online-only study from entering the United States. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement has clarified that non-immigrant students in new or initial status after March 9 will not be able to enter the country in ..

Daniel Lewis Lee: First Federal Execution in US in 17 years

The United States Justice Department has stated that Daniel Lewis Lee (47), convicted of murdering three people of a family, was put to death by lethal injection. This is the first federal execution in the country in the last 17 years. Daniel is the first of the three federal convicts who are going to be ..

US Supreme Court rules against Trump’s bid to end DACA

In a major setback for the Trump Administration, the United States Supreme Court has ruled against the President’s bid to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA protects from deportation 650,000 migrants called “Dreamers”, who entered the US as children without documentation. The programme was created in 2012 by the former President Barak Obama. ..

US celebrates Juneteenth to mark the end of slavery

The United States marks the end of slavery within the country by observing Juneteenth (19th June). This day is celebrated with the annual unofficial holiday. This year, the day has more significance as millions of Americans confront the nation’s continued racial discrimination. This was the day when Union Army General Gordon Granger, in 1865, announced ..

One in 10 COVID-19 cases in US are nursing home residents

Nursing home residents account for nearly one in ten of all COVID-19 cases in the United States and more than a quarter of the deaths. The US currently has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world. About 1.4 million older and medically frail people live in the nursing homes in the US. The ..