After four years of dealing with U.S. President Donald Trump, Asia can expect President-elect Joe Biden to improve ties with traditionally supportive nations and end a "silly trade war" with China, Malaysia's former premier Mahathir Mohamad said.
[NFA] Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator under President Donald Trump, told CBS's Face the Nation that Trump was given 'parallel data streams' from another source on the COVID-19 pandemic and that Trump presented graphs she never made. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
Now that the Biden White House has restored weekday press briefings, what about access to the president? Zeke Miller, president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, says press conferences will be a crucial way to “hear directly from the president and challenge the president on his thinking.” He also urges the administration to bring back regular briefings at the Pentagon, the CDC and many federal agencies.
In an interview with CBS, Dr. Deborah Birx said she saw President Donald Trump presenting graphs about the coronavirus pandemic that she never made and claimed that someone either outside or inside the administration was creating a parallel set of data to show to Trump.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Adarsh Gourav have spoken about the importance ofrepresentation of south Asian people in global cinema and said they hope theirnew Netflix film The White Tiger is a step in the right direction. Alsointerview with director Ramin Bahrani. The White Tiger is out now on Netflix.
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Equity benchmark indices were upbeat during early hours on Tuesday with fresh buying from foreign and domestic buyers amid firm cues from their Asian peers. At 10:15 am, the BSE SandP Sensex was up by 422 points or 0.87 per cent at 48,986 while the Nifty 50 surged by 117 points or 0.82 per cent to 14,398. All sectoral indices at the National Stock Exchange were in the green zone with Nifty realty jumping by 4.5 per cent, PSU bank by 1.4 per cent, financial service by 0.9 per cent and auto by 0.8 per cent. Among stocks, Godrej Properties was up by 3.9 per cent to Rs 1,408.60 per share DLF Ltd surged ahead with gains of 6.3 per cent to Rs 294.20. Tata Motors moved up by 3.4 per cent, Grasim by 3 per cent, SBI Life by 2.6 per cent and Reliance Industries by 1.8 per cent. However, those which lost marginally were HDFC Bank, Mahindra and Mahindra, ITC, Hindustan Lever and Bharat Petroleum Corporation. Meanwhile, Asian shares climbed as investors wagered China's economic strength will help underpin growth in the region. MSCI's broadest index of Asia Pacific shares outside Japan firmed 0.98 per cent. Japan's Nikkei bounced 1.5 per cent while Hong Kong's Hang Seng advanced 1.8 per cent.
Chilika Lake has become a favourite destination not only for migratory birds but also for rare Irrawaddy Dolphins. According to Chilika Development Authority (CDA), the lake records its highest ever count with 11.42 lakh migratory birds. During the monitoring of flora and fauna of Chilika Lake on January 15, 2021, dolphin population in Chilika Lake recorded with 156 along with five species of seagrass were reported. The annual bird count of Asia's largest brackish water lagoon was undertaken on January 14. Chilika now has 22 per cent of India's seagrass area. "State Government is focusing on eco-tourism in the state. At present there are around 47 such sites in the state along with Chilika Lake, we are focusing to add more facilities at these sites," Hari Shankar Upadhyay, Principal Chief Conservation of Forests (Wildlife), Odisha said.