Now Indian-origin healthcare and tech sector entrepreneur, Vivek Ramaswamy, has declared his candidacy for the United States president. “I am proud to say tonight that I am running for president to revive those ideals in this country,” Ramaswamy said in an interview with Fox News. pic.twitter.com/bz5Qtt4tmm — Vivek Ramaswamy (@VivekGRamaswamy) February 22, 2023So who is Vivek Ramaswamy and what are his plans for the 2024 US presidential elections? He is an anti-ESG or environmental, social, and governance crusader who warns about the threat of “wokeism” and socially-responsible investing, reported Politico. Ramaswamy's plans for the 2024 US electionsIn a column published in The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) titled “Why I am running for President”, Ramaswamy wrote, “America is in the midst of a national identity crisis.
New Delhi: After a classified intelligence report from the US Energy Department reportedly found COVID-19 came from a Chinese lab, 2024 presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy said that the US needs to lead the way in holding China accountable for the mess. In an interview to Fox News on Sunday, he said, “This is out of a dystopian science fiction novel. What is accountability for China and for the CCP, which tried to sweep this under the rug and this will not go lightly. “I think that accountability starts at home and then we have the foundation to deliver accountability to the Chinese Communist Party. I think accountability on both sides of the pacific is crucial,” Ramaswamy said.26 days ago Firstpost
The 26th meeting of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs (WMCC) was held in person in Beijing on Wednesday. This was the first WMCC meeting since the 14th one was held in July 2019, to be held in person. The MEA said the two sides agreed to continue discussions through military and diplomatic channels. The 17th round of military talks was held on December 20 but there was no indication of any forward movement in the resolution of the remaining issues. The WMCC meeting in Beijing comes barely a week before the G20 foreign ministers’ meeting in Delhi.1 month ago Firstpost
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza’s glittering tennis career came to an end on Tuesday with a first round defeat in women’s doubles of the Dubai Open. Partnering with Madison Keys, Sania Mirza lost 6-4, 6-0 to Russian pair Liudmila Samsonova and Veronika Kudermetova. Last month at the Australian Open 2023, Sania Mirza finished as the runners-up in the mixed doubles in her last Grand Slam contest, playing alongside Rohan Bopanna. One of the greatest tennis players to emerge from South Asia, Sania Mirza won six Grand Slams titles including three doubles and three mixed doubles crowns. Her first Grand Slam win came in 2009 in mixed doubles with her compatriot Mahesh Bhupati in Australia.1 month ago Firstpost
The draft text would again see the General Assembly demand Moscow withdraw its troops and call for a halt to hostilities. The United States and allies have provided Ukraine with billions of dollars in weapons. The United States has accused Iran and North Korea of supplying Russia with weapons and on Saturday said it was concerned China was considering providing “lethal assistance” to Russia. China said on Monday that the United States was in no position to make demands of Beijing. China and Russia announced a “no limits” partnership shortly before Russia invaded Ukraine.1 month ago Firstpost
Kyiv: US President Joe Biden has discussed long-range weapons and a new military aid package with his Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Monday. Biden, who made an unannounced wartime visit to Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, barely days ahead of the first anniversary of Russian invasion, said Ukraine will get additional military aid package worth $500 million from the US. ‘Kyiv captures a part of my heart’“… Even one year later (since Russian invasion), Kyiv stands, Ukraine stands, democracy stands, the America stands with you and the world stands with you. Kyiv has captured a part of my heart,” Biden said during his surprise visit to Ukraine. An air raid sirens blared across Kyiv as Biden and Zelenskyy exited the gold-domed St. Michael’s Cathedral, which they visited together.1 month ago Firstpost
Kerala has a long tradition of Naga (sarpa, serpent) worship, as has also been the case in some parts of the Northeast. There are sarpa kavu or untouched patches of virgin forest, where serpent deities reside. I think I’ll instead use the neutral term ‘Naga dancers’ for them.) The entire function is orchestrated by a Pulluva chief, a tribal man who has a traditionally strong connection with Naga deities. A major part of the thullal is the creation of the kalam or the drawing on which the naga dancers perform their dance, swaying to music.1 month ago Firstpost
Can bird flu spur the next pandemic? The ongoing bird flu outbreak is the largest in Europe so far, according to the European Food Safety Authority. Last October, a bird flu outbreak led to culling of over 50,000 mink on a farm in Galicia in northwestern Spain. Since last year, there have been five human bird flu cases, reported Al Jazeera. However, as per WHO, there is no evidence of bird flu being spread from one human to another so far.1 month ago Firstpost