USA Current Affairs - 2020

Obama takes oath for another term as US president

Barack Obama has been officially sworn in for a second consecutive term as US President. Obama delivered the oath in the Blue Room of the White House with First Lady Michelle.

Obama inks $633 billion defense bill

U.S. President Barack Obama inked a $633 billion defense bill for year 2013 that tightens penalties on Iran and strengthens security at diplomatic missions across the globe after the deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya. Obama had threatened to veto the measure because of a number of concerns, including limits on his authority to transfer terrorist Read More…

U.S.General Norman Schwarzkopf who led Operation Desert Storm died

The retired US General Norman Schwarzkopf who led the U.S. Forces for a victory in the first Gulf War in Operation Desert Strom in 1991 died. Operation Desert Storm Operation Desert Storm is the codename of the Gulf War fought in 1991 by a U.N.-authorized Coalition force from 34 nations led by the United States, Read More…

K-15 missile ready to be integrated with Arihant

The underwater missile K-15 (K-15 Sagarika missile) developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was successfully launched off the Visakhapatnam coast. After one more flight, the two-stage missile will be integrated with Arihant, India’s nuclear-powered submarine. India has joined the club of nations who possess an underwater launch system. The other countries are the Read More…

John Kerry nominated as next secretary of state for USA

US President Barack Obama nominated John Kerry to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of state. Kerry, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the 2004 Democratic presidential candidate, was nominated after UN ambassador Susan Rice, withdrew her name from considerations.