Here is a list of the top news that happened during this week and you must know. Read on to find more details about them.
A lot of things happened during these few days, so here is a short description of the most important situations that took place during this week. Keep on reading to find about this week's must know.
1- US economy rebounds by 6.4pc in the first quarter
The U.S. economy grew by 6.4 percent last quarter, the Commerce Department reported Thursday, bringing the nation's GDP nearly back to pre-pandemic levels. Economists predict next quarter's growth could reach a 10 percent annual pace, a soaring rate bolstered by increased interest in shopping, traveling, and dining out as pandemic restrictions slowly taper off.
2- Biden pitches ambitious agenda in 1st address to Congress
During his remarks, Biden updated the nation on the COVID-19 fight, touted his $1.9 trillion stimulus package and other highlights of his first 100 days in office, championed his $2.3 trillion infrastructure and jobs proposal, and introduced a $1.8 trillion American Families Plan.
3- White House unveils a plan to aid India amid record-breaking COVID-19 surge
The White House unveiled its plan to aid India, which is in the midst of a record-breaking coronavirus surge that has overwhelmed the country's hospitals, many of which are running short on oxygen. In addition to $100 million in aid, the United States will send various supplies, including 1,100 oxygen cylinders, 1,700 oxygen concentrators, 15 million N95 masks, raw materials that will allow India to produce over 20 million Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines, 1 million rapid diagnostic tests.
4- The U.S. is reportedly investigating a potential energy attack near the White House
Federal officials are investigating two incidents in the United States that appeared similar to the mysterious apparent attacks that left overseas personnel suffering from "debilitating" symptoms, CNN reports. In one, a National Security Council official was reportedly sickened near the south side of the White House in November 2020, while in another, a White House official "reported a similar attack" while walking in a Virginia suburb in 2019.
5- The police arrest 5 suspects in Lady Gaga dognapping
The Los Angeles Police Department said five people were arrested after Lady Gaga's dog walker was shot and her two French bulldogs stolen in February. The dogs were later returned, and the dog walker was expected to make a full recovery.