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President Joe Biden signed an executive order to supercharge chip manufacturing in the U.S. as a shortfall of semiconductors has forced U.S. automakers and other manufacturers to cut production
Uzbekistan’s Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov to meet External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on the second day of his India visit: MEA
Reddit recovers from hour-long outage amid heavy trading in GameStop
- Reddit recovered from an hour-long outage that affected thousands of users on Wednesday afternoon as volatility returned to stocks including GameStop and AMC that were at the center of a slugfest between retail traders and Wall Street.
- Videogame retailer GameStop, which had closed up about 104% on Wednesday and was once again a favorite pick on the WallStreetBets page, doubled in extended trading, even as the social media platform was not fully functional.
West Bengal: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi’s rally in Kolkata scheduled to be held Feb 25 has been cancelled as Kolkata police didn’t give permission, says party leader Zameerul Hasan
Some states are resorting to proxy war by supporting non-state actors such as terrorist groups to evade international censure
– Deputy Permanent Representative to UN, K Nagaraj Naidu at UNSC meeting on ‘Upholding the collective security system of the UN Charter’
Haryana: Three persons died, one injured in blast at a cracker factory in Karnal
“We have informed the family members of the deceased. Injured is being treated in the hospital. Investigation is underway,” said police.
NASA releases panoramic view of the landing site of the Perseverance rover on Mars
NASA releases spectacular panoramic view of the landing site of the #Perseverance rover on Mars. The panorama show… https://t.co/w2IDinBtf6
— AFP News Agency (@AFP) 1614217521000
UP: Eight people tested positive for Covid-19 at an old age home
They have been shifted and isolated in the medical college. We had conducted sampling after a person tested positive there: Dr SP Gautam, Chief Medical Officer, Shahjahanpur
Biden revokes Trump orders on ‘anarchist’ cities and more
President Joe Biden on Wednesday formally revoked a series of presidential orders and memorandum signed by Donald Trump, including one that sought to cut funding from several cities the 45th president deemed “anarchist” havens and another mandating that federal buildings should be designed in a classical aesthetic.
NASA’s Perseverance rover gives high-definition panoramic view of landing site
NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover got its first high-definition look around its new home in Jezero Crater on Sunday, after rotating its mast, or “head,” 360 degrees, allowing the rover’s Mastcam-Z instrument to capture its first panorama after touching down on the Red Planet on February 18.
Australian parliament passes news media bargaining code
- The code will be reviewed within one year of its commencement, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Communications Minister Paul Fletcher said in a joint statement.
- “The code will ensure that news media businesses are fairly remunerated for the content they generate, helping to sustain public-interest journalism in Australia,” they said.
Siliguri-Dhaka train service to start on Independence Day of Bangladesh
On the Independence day of Bangladesh, the Indian and Bangladesh governments decided to introduce a passenger train service from March 26 between New Jalpaiguri in Siliguri, India to Dhaka in Bangladesh. This will be the third passenger train after Maitree express and Bandhan express, running between the two friendly neighbourhood countries.
PM to visit Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on today
India is proud of Tamil Nadu’s contribution to national progress. The vibrant Tamil culture is popular globally. Ce… https://t.co/hfcieX103O
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1614181376000
US-Canada to hold first dialogue on climate change by beginning of April
The United States and Canada plan to convene the first ministerial dialogue on climate change agreed to by President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by the beginning of April, the White House said.
First batch of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine arrives in Nicaragua
2.4 magnitude earthquake strikes Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba
Earlier today, an earthquake of 2.2 on the Richter scale hit Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra at 2:33 a.m, informed the National Center for Seismology (NCS).
US House Democrats reintroduce police reform bill named in honor of George Floyd
US House Democrats on Wednesday (local time) reintroduced policing legislation named in honour of George Floyd, whose death in police custody last year sparked nationwide calls to address police misconduct and racial injustice, CNN reported.
Kerala polls: CPI-M slams Rahul Gandhi’s remarks on gold smuggling case
A day after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi criticised the Left party over gold smuggling case in a campaign rally, CPI(M) state secretariat said he would have Robert Vadra in mind who is constantly appearing before investigative agencies over assets illegally acquired.