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January 16, 2021

Biden ropes in 20 Indian-Americans in administration, 17 at key WH positions

Neera Tanden has been nominated as director of the White House Office of Management and Budget and Dr Vivek Murthy has been nominated as the US surgeon general. Vanita Gupta has been nominated as associate attorney general Department of Justice, and on Saturday, Biden nominated a former foreign service official Uzra Zeya as the under secretary of state for civilian security, democracy, and human rights.Neera Tanden has been nominated as director of the White House Office of Management and Budget and Dr Vivek Murthy has been…

Fog reduces visibility, delays trains in Delhi; air quality remains ‘severe’

Delhi on Sunday continued to witness a foggy morning with reduced visibility, with the air quality in 'severe' category. According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) stood at 428 today. An AQI between 0-50 is marked good, 51-100 is satisfactory, 101- 200 is moderate, 201- 300 is poor, 301-400 is very poor and 401-500 is considered severe.
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