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Quick look 44: US Senate acquits Donald Trump; India's Covid-19 caseload

Siddharth Mathew Cherian | Updated on February 14, 2021 Published on February 14, 2021

The US Senate has acquitted a defiant Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial in just over a year, after the Democrats failed once again to muster enough votes to convict the former president on a charge of inciting the deadly insurrection at the Capitol on January 6.

The Senate voted 57-43 on Saturday to convict Trump on a single impeachment count – incitement of insurrection. But that majority of all 50 Democrats in the upper chamber of the US Congress, joined by seven Republicans, fell 10 votes short of the 67 needed for a conviction, two-thirds of the 100-member Senate.

India's tally of COVID-19 cases surpassed 1.09 crore with 12,194 new infections, while fresh fatalities were recorded below 100 for the eighth time this month.

The total coronavirus cases rose to 1,09,04,940 and the death toll increased to 1,55,642 with 92 daily new fatalities as of February 14 morning.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,06,11,731 which is the national COVID-19 recovery rate of  97.31 per cent, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.43 per cent.

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Published on February 14, 2021