Category Archive for: ‘India News’

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    Why ‘Namaste’ has Become the Perfect Pandemic Greeting

    Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences, Pennsylvania State University Hands over the heart in prayer pose. A little bow of the head. A gesture of respect. An acknowledgment of our shared humanity. And no touching. As people the world over are choosing to ditch handshakes …

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  • Five Indians Make TIME’s List of 100 Most Influential People of 2020

    Five Indians Make TIME’s List of 100 Most Influential People of 2020

    TIME magazine released its list of 100 Most Influential People of 2020 which features pioneers, celebrities, musicians, artists, leaders and titans who have helped in their own ways to shape the world through their influence. Some of these notable figures include physician Dr. Anthony Fauci, …

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  • Professor Arvind Panagariya very bullish on India

    Professor Arvind Panagariya Bullish on India

    By Raj Shah, Managing Editor, Desh-Videsh Imagine you are twenty two years old, just graduated from a small university in India and you earn admission to three of the most prestigious universities in the United States – Princeton University, University of Chicago, and Cornell University. …

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  • Interview with Dr. Arvind Panagariya

    Interview with Dr. Arvind Panagariya

    Recently, Desh-Videsh had the opportunity to interview Dr. Arvind Panagariya. Learn more about the internationally famed economist below. As I understand, PM Modi ji hand-picked you as a Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog. Can you share with our readers how that came about? My acquaintance …

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    Seema Verma’s Medicare Plan for Cap on Insulin Bills for Senior Citizen Earns Her Thanks from Trump

    Seema Verma heads the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and is a health policy consultant. She evolved a Medicare plan for seniors to cap their insulin bills at US$ 35 per month. This came in the wake of her being appointed a key member …

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  • For the People, By the People: Democracy in the US and India

    For the People, By the People: Democracy in the US and India

    By Alyssa Ayres India is the world’s largest democracy. However, despite its shared political system with the United States, India’s approach to human rights and foreign policy differs greatly from its Western counterparts. The following excerpt from Our Time Has Come: How India is Making …

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  • Don’t Lecture India: Look at Your Own Record

    Don’t Lecture India: Look at Your Own Record

    By Maria Wirth Europeans have a horrifying record regarding human rights violations. Germany is well known for an unprecedented, systematic holocaust of Jews and gypsies right in the middle of Europe only 80 years ago. Yet Britain, France, Portugal and others were as brutal with …

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  • Trump's Historic Visit to India

    Trump’s Historic Visit to India

    President Trump’s historic visit to India on February 24, 2020, was an important step towards the partnership between the world’s largest and oldest democracies of the world. President Trump was the sixth United States President to travel to India, and he was the first to …

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    List of Indian Americans and Indians who have received a Nobel prize

    The following are the Nobel laureates who were Indian citizens at the time they were awarded the Nobel Prize. Born in India The following Nobel laureates were born as Indian citizens but were citizens of another country when they were awarded the prize.

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  • Abhijit Banerjee

    Additional information about Abhijit Banerjee and his wife, Esther Duflo

    Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee, MIT economists whose work has helped transform antipoverty research and relief efforts, have been named co-winners of the 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, along with another co-winner, Harvard University economist Michael Kremer. “We …

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