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Jay Kishore Pradhan, a 64-year-old retired banker from Odisha has cracked NEET & now enrolled as a first-year MBBS student
He says, “I want to complete the course and serve the needy.”
U.S. House will take second vote on stimulus checks if first one fails
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the chamber would take a second vote to approve an increase in stimulus checks to $2,000 from $600 requiring just a simple majority if it fails to approve the measure in an initial vote requiring support from two-thirds of the chamber’s lawmakers.
US House overrides Trump veto of defence bill, sends measure to Senate
- The US House of Representatives on Monday voted to override for the first time President Donald Trump’s veto of a key defence policy bill worth USD 740 billion.
- The House voted 322-87 to override Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), thereby sending the measure to the Republican-majority Senate for consideration, The Hill reported.
Biden says Trump Pentagon stalling transition, posing risks
President-elect Joe Biden said Monday that Donald Trump’s appointees at the Pentagon were stalling on the transition and warned that the United States faces security risks as a result.
Over 1,500 mobile towers targeted during farmers’ stir in Punjab; CM Amarinder issues stern warning
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said that 1,561 mobile towers have been “impacted” in the state during the farmers’ stir against the agri laws and directed the police to take strict action against vandalisation and disruption of telecom services.
In case of disinvestment of Nagarnar Steel Plant, Chhattisgarh govt will buy it
Nagarnar Steel Plant of Bastar should not be disinvested by the Government of India, and the Chhattisgarh government is ready to buy the plant in case of disinvestment, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said on Monday.
Fuel tanker explosion in Iraq kills 5 people
A fuel tanker has exploded while travelling on the main highway between the Iraqi city of Kirkuk and the town of Khalis, killing five people, Iraq’s Shafaq news agency reported on Monday, citing local sources.
Biden sets tone for US-China ties, says coalition needed to confront Beijing
“As we compete with China to hold China’s government accountable for its trade abuses, technology, human rights and other fronts, our position would be much stronger when we build coalitions of like-minded partners and allies that make common cause with us in defence of our shared interests and our shared values,” Biden said following his briefing with national security and foreign policy agency review team members.