Patriot air defence missile

News:The United States has deployed Patriot air defence missiles in Iraq. Facts: Patriot is a long-range, all-altitude, all-weather air defence system to counter tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and advanced aircraft. Additional Facts: Other Air Defense system in News: Iron Dome:It is a mobile all-weather air defence system developed by Israel to intercept and destroy… Continue reading Patriot air defence missile

Bill: Ease green card cap on STEM students

The US Democratic Party senators have introduced a bill called “Keep STEM Talent Act of 2019”. The bill aims at removing unfair barriers for science, technology, engineering and maths-educated international students who want to work in the US after completing their degrees. The bill provides that STEM graduates could obtain green card if two conditions… Continue reading Bill: Ease green card cap on STEM students

US removes India from its currency monitoring list

United States has removed India from its currency monitoring list of major trading partners. It has also removed Switzerland from the list but added Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam. In 2018,India along with China, Japan, Germany, Switzerland and South Korea was placed in the bi-annual currency watch list. The watch list contains the names… Continue reading US removes India from its currency monitoring list

Xi Jinping rejects ‘clash of civilisations’ theory

Addressing the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations,Chinese President has rejected the clash of civilisations theory. This statement came after US officials had described the rivalry between China and the US as a fight with a different civilisation and a different ideology. The Clash of Civilizations is a hypothesis that people’s cultural and religious identities… Continue reading Xi Jinping rejects ‘clash of civilisations’ theory

Alabama passes toughest abortion Bill in U.S.

The Alabama,state of U.S.A. has passed the most restrictive abortion bill in the United States. The bill has placed a near-total ban on the termination of pregnancy even in cases of rape and incest and could punish doctors who perform the procedure with life imprisonment. Under the bill, performing an abortion is a crime that… Continue reading Alabama passes toughest abortion Bill in U.S.

Iran should not breach nuclear deal

Europe has warned Iran that it would re-impose sanctions on Iran if it violates parts of the 2015 nuclear deal. This statement came after Iran President is expected to announce that Iran would restart part of its halted nuclear programme in response to the U.S withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal.However,Iran does not plan to… Continue reading Iran should not breach nuclear deal

Muslim Brotherhood may be put on terror list

USA President has advocated to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. The designation would impose sanctions on the group and those who do business with it. The Muslim Brotherhood is a missionary movement founded in Egypt in 1928 by Hassan al-Banna, a schoolteacher. He argued that an Islamic religious revival would enable the… Continue reading Muslim Brotherhood may be put on terror list

Job hoping in US gets tougher for H-1B visa holders

According to a report, it will get tougher for H-1B visa holders in the United States(US) to switch jobs even if the new job is similar to the old and requires the same exact skill sets. This report came after the US citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has denied several applications by the new employer… Continue reading Job hoping in US gets tougher for H-1B visa holders

NASA astronaut to set record for longest spaceflight by a woman

NASA astronaut Christina Koch is going to have her mission on the International Space Station(ISS) extended to 328 days.Koch arrived at the space station on March 14 and now is scheduled to remain in orbit until February 2020. This would set a record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman by breaking the record… Continue reading NASA astronaut to set record for longest spaceflight by a woman

US reaches 65,000 H1B visa cap in five days for Financial Year 2020

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has said that it has reached Congressionally-mandated 65,000 H-1B visa cap for the fiscal year 2020 after it had started receiving the applications for the H-1B visas. This is the first season of H-1B petitions after the USCIS announced enforcing new rules for the H-1B visa.The new rules… Continue reading US reaches 65,000 H1B visa cap in five days for Financial Year 2020