Tag: Biden Administration

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will raise human rights issues with New Delhi: U.S. official

‘We firmly believe that we have more values in common on those fronts than we don’t,’ says official Dean Thompson During his visit next week to New Delhi, the U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will raise concerns around human rights in India, according to a U.S. official. Mr. Blinken is expected to arrive in […]

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US announces to allocate 5.5 cr doses of Covid vaccines globally; India to get part of 1.6 cr earmarked for Asia – ET HealthWorld

Washington: The US has announced its plan to allocate 5.5 crore doses of the Covid-19 vaccines to the rest of the world as the second tranche, including 1.6 core jabs to 18 Asian nations such as India, Pakistan and Nepal, as part of the Biden administration‘s bid to end the pandemic globally. Earlier this month, […]

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Pfizer to provide U.S. with 500 million COVID-19 vaccines to donate to world – ET HealthWorld

REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration BERLIN- Pfizer and German partner BioNTech said on Thursday they have agreed to supply the U.S. government with 500 million doses of their COVID-19 vaccine to donate to poorer countries over the next two years. The two drugmakers will provide 200 million doses in 2021 and 300 million doses in the first half […]

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US removes DPA ratings on AstraZeneca, Novavax, Sanofi vaccines – ET HealthWorld

Confident of the availability of Covid-19 vaccines in the country, the Biden Administration has removed Defense Production Act priority ratings on AstraZeneca, Novavax and Sanofi vaccines, a top US official said. The move would let companies take their own decision on whom they want to sell their vaccines. “We have secured enough vaccine supply for […]

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US President Joe Biden nominates Indian American Arun Venkataraman to a key administration post

Washington: US President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced his intent to nominate Indian American Arun Venkataraman to a key position in his administration related to foreign commercial service. Venkataraman is the nominee for Director-General of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service and Assistant Secretary for Global Markets, Department of Commerce, the White House said. […]

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EAM Dr S Jaishankar arrives in Washington for comprehensive dialogue with Biden administration, to meet Defence Secretary at Pentagon on Friday

Washington: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, who is currently on a 5-day visit to United States, is scheduled to hold a series of meetings with top officials of the Biden administration including US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin at the Pentagon on Friday.  During his three-day stay here, EAM Jaishankar (66) is scheduled to meet his […]

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China says providing vaccines to almost 40 African states – ET HealthWorld

China said Thursday it is providing Covid-19 vaccines to nearly 40 African countries, describing its actions as purely altruistic in an apparent intensification of what has been described as “vaccine diplomacy.” The vaccines were donated or sold at “favorable prices,” foreign ministry official Wu Peng told reporters. Wu compared China’s outreach to the actions of […]

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Biden boosting world vaccine sharing commitment to 80M doses – ET HealthWorld

President Joe Biden said Monday that the U.S. will share an additional 20 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines with the world in the coming six weeks as domestic demand for shots drops and global disparities in distribution have grown more evident. The doses will come from existing production of Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson […]

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US looking at joint production of Johnson and Johnson’s Covid vaccine in India – ET HealthWorld

The US is looking at joint production of Johnson and Johnson‘s Covid-19 vaccine in India and ways to help manufacturers like the Serum Institute of India (SII) to boost production, Daniel B Smith, the Charge D’Affaires of the US embassy, said on Tuesday. Smith also said that the efficacy of AstraZeneca‘s Covid-19 vaccine manufactured at […]

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