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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 ..

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 ..