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Shenoy Named Fulbright Specialist Scholar to Study Urban Sustainability Challenges in India

Prashant Shenoy Prashant Shenoy, professor of computer science and associate dean in UMass Amherst’s College of Information and Computer Sciences, has been named a 2017-2018 Fulbright Specialist Scholar. He will travel to Mumbai, India to work with researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay on water and energy challenges in Indian cities. The Fulbright Specialist Program, part of …

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Sushma Swaraj, Ivanka Trump Meet; Trump Praises ‘Charismatic’ Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj, external affairs ministermet US President Donald Trump’s daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting on Tuesday. Swaraj and the 35-year-old discussed women’s entrepreneurship and workforce development in the two countries, Hindustan Times reports. Ivanka later took to twitter and said that they had a great discussion on the GES. Ivanka also …

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Krishna Rajagopal named dean for digital learning

Krishna Rajagopal, the William A.M. Burden Professor of Physics and former chair of the MIT faculty, has been named dean for digital learning, effective Sept. 1. This new position expands leadership roles for faculty within the Office of the Vice President for Open Learning, which recently launched the MIT Integrated Learning Initiative and the Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Laboratory. …

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PM Modi inaugurates Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial at Pei Karumbu in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi,  inaugurated the Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam memorial at Rameswaram. He unveiled a statue of Dr. Kalam, and offered floral tributes at Kalam Sthal. The Prime Minister also briefly interacted with the family members of Dr. Kalam. The Prime Minister flagged off the Kalam Sandesh Vahini, an exhibition bus which shall travel across various States …

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Ram Nath Kovind elected as the 14th President of India

Ram Nath Kovind, born 1 October 1945 is the 14th President Elect of the Republic of India. He was a former leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party, and fought for Dalit rights and issues. “I’ll represent all those struggling to make a living,” says President Elect Ram Nath Kovind. As soon as the announcement of Mr Kovind’s massive win was …

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Who is Ram Nath Kovind?

Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind has a deep understanding of law and the Constitution, which should stand him in good stead should he be elected the next President. Here’s more about NDA’s Presidential candidate. He doesn’t need an introduction, his comments do not court controversy. The National Democratic Alliance’s presidential nominee for the country’s highest constitutional post has maintained a …

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PM to celebrate Yoga Day in Lucknow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave for Lucknow on Tuesday on a two-day visit. During the visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the new campus of the Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI) in Jankipuram. After that, PM will also inaugurate the newly constructed building of Abdul Kalam Technical University. He will dedicate to the nation Lucknow-Kanpur DC transmission line. …

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Presidential election: Ram Nath Kovind is BJP’s choice

Putting an end to all speculation, BJP President Amit Shah on Monday announced that Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind is the NDA’s choice for the next President. After a nearly an hour-long meeting of the party’s Parliamentary Board at its headquarters in New Delhi, the announcement was made. PM Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley, Venkaiah Naidu, Thawar …

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Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Unveiled 112 Foot Face of Adiyogi

Hon’ble Prime Minister,  Shri Narendra Modi  unveiled a 112-ft tall face of Adiyogi – the Source of Yoga, designed and consecrated by Sadhguru, founder – Isha Foundation on Mahashivaratri (Feb 24) at the Isha Yoga Center, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. This will be the largest face on the planet, recognizing the first yogi’s unparalleled contribution to humanity. This iconic face symbolizes …

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First time a record 27 US Congressman travelling to India

It is for the first time in the history of India that 27 US Congressmen will visit the country later this month. The delegation includes top officials and lawmakers from both the parties. However, the Democratic and Republican parties will visit India as two different delegations. The US delegation that will visit India is considered to be an important visit …

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