Kamala Harris calls Prime Minister Modi, apprises him of US plan to share Covid-19 vaccines

Kamala Harris calls Prime Minister Modi, apprises him of US plan to share Covid-19 vaccines

Vice President Kamala Harris called Prime Minister Narendra Modi to apprise him of the US plan to share the first 25 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines with India along with other countries. Continue reading Kamala Harris calls Prime Minister Modi, apprises him of US plan to share Covid-19 vaccines

Biden administration backs India-South Africa proposal of patent waiver for Covid-19 vaccines

Biden administration backs India-South Africa proposal of patent waiver for Covid-19 vaccines

The US has declared it will support a proposal jointly floated by India and South Africa at the WTO in October 2020 to temporarily waive intellectual property and patent rights on Covid-19 vaccines allowing countries to locally manufacture diagnostics, treatments and doses. Continue reading Biden administration backs India-South Africa proposal of patent waiver for Covid-19 vaccines

Pressure mounts on Biden administration to help India during catastrophic surge in coronavirus cases

Pressure mounts on Biden administration to help India during catastrophic surge in coronavirus cases

As India struggles to cope with a devastating surge in coronavirus infections and fatalities, US lawmakers, health experts, business leaders and community activists are raising a clarion call for President Joe Biden to rush aid to the world’s second-most populous country, a strategic American ally. Continue reading Pressure mounts on Biden administration to help India during catastrophic surge in coronavirus cases

Kamala Devi Harris becomes first Indian-origin, woman Vice President of the United States of America

Kamala Devi Harris becomes first Indian-origin, woman Vice President of the United States of America

Kamala Devi Harris – a woman, of Indian descent – has been sworn in as vice president of the United States of America at an inauguration ceremony like no other given the dual threats of an ongoing coronavirus pandemic and domestic terrorism in wake of the US Capitol attack. Continue reading Kamala Devi Harris becomes first Indian-origin, woman Vice President of the United States of America

Joe Biden, Kamala Harris extend Diwali greetings, look forward to celebrating festival of lights at White House next year

Joe Biden, Kamala Harris extend Diwali greetings, look forward to celebrating festival of lights at White House next year

In a joint statement, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris said, “As Diwali is celebrated via video calls and while socially distanced this year, we look forward to celebrating Diwali at the White House next year – in person, together with you, and in a nation healed and united”. Continue reading Joe Biden, Kamala Harris extend Diwali greetings, look forward to celebrating festival of lights at White House next year

President-elect Joe Biden picks Indian-American trailblazer Vivek Murthy to lead new coronavirus task force

President-elect Joe Biden picks Indian-American trailblazer Vivek Murthy to lead new coronavirus task force

Dr. Vivek Murthy who has been advising President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris about the pandemic throughout the year will co-chair the Transition Covid-19 Advisory Board constituting a diverse and experienced group of doctors and scientists. Continue reading President-elect Joe Biden picks Indian-American trailblazer Vivek Murthy to lead new coronavirus task force