#Inauguration

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US President Joe Biden took his oath at his inauguration ceremony organised on January 20, 2021. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Pfizer made a contribution of $1 million
  • Other prominent business organisations also pitched in
  • Several individuals made contributions worth $500,000

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Former US President Donald Trump's impeachment trial is scheduled for February 9 (Photo Credit : AP/PTI)

  • A total two-thirds majority is needed to impeach Trump in the US Senate
  • Only five Republicans vote against the dismissal of the trial in January
  • In case of a succesful impeachment, Trump will no longer be eligible to run for President

.Washington, DC, USA
Washington:President-elect Joe Biden and Jill Biden arrive at Biden's inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 in Washington. AP/PTI Photo(AP01_20_2021_000262B)

  • Joe Biden was sworn-in as the 46the President of the US, on Wednesday
  • 'This is America's Day,' Biden said after his inauguration 
  • "It’s humbling," to stand by the statue of Abraham Lincoln, Biden said during the 'Celebrating America' event

.Tamil Nadu, India
Thulasendrapuram is the native village of the mother of US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. (Photo credits: Twitter/ANI)

  • Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' inauguration ceremony took place on Wednesday
  • The event was be a 'toned down' affair
  • Joe Biden won the presidential elections held in November

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Joe Biden landed in Washington for Inauguration in a private jet. Photo credit: AFP

  • Joe Biden takes over as the 46th president of the United States
  • Donald Trump has refused to attend the Inauguration ceremony.
  • Hours before leaving the White House, Trump promised to be back in "some form"

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Flags are placed on the National Mall, with the US Capitol behind, ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden in Washington. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Several celebrities from Hollywood have posted about the ceremony on their social media accounts
  • 'I pray tomorrow will be a day of peace for all Americans,' wrote singer Lady Gaga
  • Actor Tom Hanks will be hosting the 'Celebrating America' TV special 

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Preparations take place before a rehearsal for President-elect Joe Biden's Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (Photo credit: AP/PTI)

  • Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn in outside the Capitol building
  • The inaugural committee will host a first of its kind live stream event around 10 am (US time)
  •  Joe Biden will take oath on the West Front of the US Capitol building at 12 noon (US time)

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Kamla harris will become the first woman Vice President of the US on Wednesday.(Photo credit: Twitter/@KamalaHarris)

  • “I have been waiting for a girl President since forever" said one of the kids, Amelia Phillip in a letter
  • Harris shared a video on Twitter where she can be seen reading the letters
  • Another kid, Sahana, revealed that she had never seen a Vice President of Indian descent like her before

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
National Guards have been deployed for the inauguration. (Picture Credits: AFP)

  • Two gaurds were removed from duty after the Secret Service  vetting proccess
  • The report did not specify what led to the removal of the said National Guards
  • National Guard deflected the questions to the Secret Service 

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Joe Biden is inheriting a turmoil-ridden country unlike any in generations. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI Photo)

  • On his first day in the office alone, Biden intends to sign a flurry of executive orders
  • Biden will sign "roughly a dozen" orders after he is sworn, incoming chief of staff Ron Klain
  • Biden will take decisive action to address the pandemic, the economy, climate change and racial injustic