Image Source:pexels.com The US Senate Passes Stopgap Funding Bill to Prevent Government Shutdown The federal government's funding was extended for one week by the U.S. Senate, preventing a partial shutdown that was set to start on Saturday. The plan extends the time for Congress to negotiate and enact a comprehensive spending bill to finance federal agencies through the remainder of the fiscal year, which ends on September 30. Image Source:pexels.com Claudine Gay is Chosen to Serve as the First Black President of Harvard University The university announced Claudine Gay as the 30th president of Harvard on Thursday. Gay is the second woman and the first person of color to serve as president of Harvard University. Gay, whose parents were immigrants from Haiti, earned a Ph.D. in government from Harvard in 1998. According to the Harvard Gazette, she also won the Toppan Prize for the finest political science dissertation. Image Source:pexels.com New York Prohibits Retail Sale of Rabbits, Cats and Dogs In New York, customers won't be able to choose a puppy from a pet store display any longer. In an effort to "halt the puppy mill-to-pet store pipeline and deter abusive breeders," Governor Kathy Hochul signed a measure on Thursday that forbids the sale of rabbits, cats and dogs at retail pet stores, according to governor's office. Image Source:pexels.com India Tests the Agni-V Missile in the Midst of Border Tensions with China According to a government minister, India has properly tested a long-range missile as New Delhi strives to strengthen its defense amidst tensions in border with China. The Agni-V, which is an intercontinental ballistic missile, was successfully launched on Thursday from Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha, according to Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi. Image Source:pexels.com Don't Recite The Qur'an: Iranian Man's Last Wish before Execution A 23-year-old who was put to death in Iran for participating in anti-government protests gave instructions before his passing asking that no one should mourn him or recite the Quran at his burial. On Monday, Majidreza Rahnavard was publicly hanged in Mashhad. Image Source:pexels.com The '65' Trailer Shows Adam Driver's Sci-Fi Survival Story with an Epic Turn What would Adam Driver be like in space? Dinosaurs and Adam Driver in outer space! His character is marooned on an alien planet that initially seems habitable for humans until turning out not to be in the Sony trailer for 65. Driver, Ariana Greenblatt and Chloe Coleman star in the movie, which opens in theatres only on March 10, 2023. Image Source:pexels.com Researchers Discovers First Water Worlds The scientist are on the way to discover the first ever water worlds. These "super-Earths" may actually be enormous, hot Europas, as suggested by their density. More research is needed for the confirmation.