The spokesperson for the White House National Security Council, Adrienne Watson, on Wednesday rejected reports of the US rebuffing Canada after the latter accused the Indian government of behind the assassination of Sikh separatist leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar. Watson said they are “coordinating and consulting” with Canada and also “engaging” with the Indian government.
Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order to study the development, use, and risks of artificial intelligence (AI) technology throughout California and to develop a deliberate and responsible process for the evaluation and deployment of AI within the state government.
President Joe Biden on Thursday headed for the G20 Summit, which is scheduled to take place on September 9 and 10 in New Delhi, India. As the President boarded the flight for India, Biden, on his social media account X, said, “I’m headed to the G20 — the premier forum for international economic cooperation — focused on making progress on Americans’ priorities, delivering for developing nations, and showing our commitment to the G20 as a forum that can deliver.”
Two-time former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley announced her 2024 US Presidential run by playing up her Indian roots, but fellow Indian American and Republican rival, Vivek Ramaswamy, spoke of restoring American values. Unapologetic about their Indian identities, ideologically, the two represent America First, and understand that their ethnic background alone cannot win them an election in an overwhelmingly white, Christian voter base.
Indian American Aaron ‘Ronnie’ Chatterji has stepped down as a White House coordinator at the National Economic Council (NEC), and will return to his post as a business professor at Duke University. Chatterji was appointed by President Joe Biden’s administration in September 2022 for the implementation of the CHIPS and Science Act’s historic $50 billion investment in the semiconductor industry at NEC.
President Joe Biden has announced new actions to protect communities from extreme heat. Biden on Thursday directed the Department of Labor to issue first-ever hazard alert for heat and announced new investments to protect communities.
Stating that the India-US relationship is “stronger than ever”, the White House reemphasized on Wednesday that there is still a strong future with the I2U2 framework and the grouping is deepening partnerships between the member nations.
The lab testing for a white, powdered substance, found at the White House on Sunday, has come back positive, a spokesman for the Secret Service told CNN. Previous field testing revealed a positive result for cocaine, but the drug was submitted for additional investigation and testing, the Secret Service had said earlier.