5 Things To Know In America and The World This January 20th,2021

Every day, we send out a one-page memo summarizing the 5 top trending news in America and the world. Hence find below the 5 top trending news in America on January 20th, 2021

Coronavirus
  • 1. The U.S recorded more than death covid-19 related 400,000.
  • 2. “By the middle of February, we expect half a million deaths in this country,” Dr. Rochelle Walensky said. She is the incoming director of the Centers for Disease Control.
  • 3. A new strain of Coronavirus may be driving infections in Southern California.
  • 4. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the Trump Administration has failed to deliver enough Covid-19 vaccines to his state, so he wants to buy more doses directly from the manufacturer.
  • 5. On the eve of his inauguration, President-elect Joe Biden led a memorial service in D.C to mourn the 400,000 people across the United States.

Politics

1. President Trump gave a farewell video address on Tuesday.

2. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that the mob that stormed the Capitol “was fed lies. They were provoked by the president and other powerful people.”

3. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has officially determined that China’s campaign of mass internment, forced labor and forced sterilization of over 1 million Muslim minorities in Xinjiang constitutes “genocide” and “crimes against humanity.”

4. GOP Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic Leader Charles Schumer failed to reach a deal on the filibuster.

5. President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris officially take office today at noon.

Business

1.Tax season kicks off on February 12th, 2021.

2. Stellantis NV the world’s fourth-largest auto group formed from Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot-owner PSA merger had a positive start on the first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday. Indeed, the share soared more than 11%.

3. New York plans to raise taxes on the wealthy to a combined level of 14.7%. If the tax rate is adopted it would be the highest state-and-local tax rate in the United States of America.

4. China’s Tencent has teamed up with automaker Geely in the fields of digitalization, intelligent cockpits, autonomous drive, and low carbon development.

5.  Spirit announced third quarter total operating revenue of $402 million, a 60% drop from a year earlier.

World

1. Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny will spend 30 days in detention after a court hearing in a Moscow police station Monday, his spokesman said.

2. An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 struck San Juan Province, Argentina, on Monday evening. 

3. Guatemalan security forces on Monday cleared a road of hundreds of people, part of a mostly Honduran migrant caravan, who had camped out overnight when authorities barred them from advancing toward the United States.

4. Norway has changed its policy on the use of Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine to exclude terminally ill patients.

5. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has authorized the dispatch of oxygen to Brazil to help its South American neighbor treat people sickened amid another wave of the coronavirus,

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