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Biden launches ‘100 days mask challenge’; makes quarantine mandatory for travellers

Unveiling a national strategy on COVID-19 and executive actions to beat the pandemic, Biden said this plan reflects the ideas he set forward during the campaign.

Hyderabadi Lutfi Hassan is among select few at Biden inauguration

Hassan, the chairman of the Houston-based Apex Group of Companies, is a Hyderabadi Texan American for over 40 years, and a senior leader of the Democratic Party.

Dalai Lama congratulates US President Joe Biden

Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday at a historic inaugural ceremony.

Biden signs executive order rejoining Paris climate agreement

The Paris accord committed the US and 187 other countries to keeping rising global temperatures below 2C above pre-industrial levels.

Biden signs 15 executive orders, reversing Trump’s key policies

His first executive order was launching his 100-day masking challenge, asking Americans to mask up for 100 days.

Kamala Harris’ ancestral village celebrates with fervour as ‘she scripts history’

Biden and Harris were sworn as the 46th President and 49th Vice President of the United States respectively on Wednesday. 

Greet new US Prez Biden via Snapchat lens from home

The Snapchat lens will also play a message from Biden addressing Snapchatters: "Hey Snapchat!! It's me, Joe. Welcome to inauguration!"

Biden’s close adviser tests positive for COVID-19

Cedric Richmond, 47, has been named as the White House Senior Adviser and Director of the Office of Public Engagement in the incoming Biden administration.

Biden lashes out at Trump after election win confirmed

"It's time to turn the page." "I'm convinced we can work together for the good of the nation," he said.

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris named Time ‘Person of the Year’

Time magazine's award -- handed out annually since 1927 -- honors the person or people who most impacted the news, for better or worse, during the calendar year.

Trump, Biden, PM Modi among most tweeted about people in 2020

Indian American Vice President-elect Kamala Harris was the only woman on the list and stood at the 10th position globally.

Britain starts virus jabs as Biden vows 100 million vaccinations

The Pfizer-BioNTech jab is one of several vaccines bringing hope for an end to the pandemic that has killed more than 1.5 million people worldwide and ravaged economies.

Biden officially secures enough electors to become president

Trump and his allies have brought at least 50 legal cases trying to overturn the results in the swing states Biden won — mainly Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

COVID-19 vaccine will not be mandatory: Biden

Biden, who is due to take office on January 20, said he will make sure that the vaccine is both free and available.

After Twitter, Facebook to transfer presidential accounts to Joe Biden

According to Twitter, all existing tweets on those accounts will be archived and Twitter will transfer the accounts -- reset to zero tweets -- to Biden.

Twitter to handover @POTUS account to Joe Biden on Jan 20

The current tweets posted during the Trump administration will be archived, and the account will be reset to zero tweets.

Birthday time: Biden turns 78, will be oldest US president

Biden will be sworn in as the oldest president in the nation's history, displacing Ronald Reagan, who left the White House in 1989 when he was 77 years and 349 days old.

Biden denounces ‘irresponsible’ Trump fight to reverse election

Trump has refused to accept his loss on November 3, despite his opponent getting over six million more votes.

US announces troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and Iraq

The move was immediately opposed by the Opposition Democratic Party of the President-elect Joe Biden, whose lawmakers described it as a threat to national security.

China sends ‘congratulations’ to Joe Biden on US election win

China was previously among a handful of major countries including Russia and Mexico that had not congratulated the president-elect.

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