NEW DELHI (Diya TV) — Thousands of people are homeless after a cyclone battered Covid-ravaged India and neighboring Bangladesh, killing at least 20 people. Waves the size of double-decker buses pounded the shore and swamped towns and villages along the coastline. Recovery efforts continue and international aid is pouring in.

Following new CDC guidance that fully vaccinated Americans can remove masks and resume normal activities, Indian American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi announced the Nullifying Opportunities for Variants to Infect and Decimate Act. The Legislation would dramatically expand American aid to India, and other nations to end COVID surges through vaccination, reducing risk of dangerous new variants.

And despite concerns, India’s central bank says cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum can be traded in the country and says an older law banning these transactions is no longer in play.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.