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Two Indian Americans Named for Transformative Research Award

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced the recipients of the NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award 2019. This year’s list of awardees includes names of two Indian Americans – Rajan Jain, MD and Arjun Raj, Ph.D. NIH, a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the largest agency responsible for biomedical and public health research …

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2 Indian-Origin Persons Feature in Fortune’s '40 Under 40' list

2 Indian-Origin Persons Feature in Fortune’s ’40 Under 40′ list

Fortune magazine has released its annual list of the 40 most influential and inspiring young people in business under the age of 40, and it includes the names of two Indian-origin entrepreneurs. The two people of Indian-origin who made it to the list are Intel’s vice-president of artificial intelligence software and the AI lab, Arjun Bansal, and fashion platform Zilingo …

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This Indian-American Musical Prodigy Can Play 107 Instruments

Neil Nayyar is a 13-year-old Indian American from California, who has mastered more musical instruments than most people would even know exist. This musical prodigy can play more than 107 instruments and counting. A hobby that was kick-started by a $100 drum set has now turned into a passion that knows no bounds. In 2017, Neil could play 44 instruments, …

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Rita Baranwal Named to Nuclear Energy Office

Since 2016, Baranval has been the director of GAIN, the Department of Energy’s gateway for Accelerated Innovation. And now this top Indian-American nuclear experts has been named the assistant secretary, Nuclear energy at DOE. Rita Baranval as elected with a vote count of 86-5. Ms. Baranval, the present director of GAIN, will now be taking the lead role in the …

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Indian American Swarun Kumar created a new baggage tracking system called PushID

A team led by Indian American Swarun Kumar has successfully discovered a new way to locate Air travel baggage. Named PushID, this tracking system will prevent air travelers from losing their baggage ever again. Kumar and his team of Carnegie Mellon University lab has generated a brand new way of tracking the baggage to prevent losing incidents. The reports of …

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Kainath Kamil Wins ExploraVision K-12 Science Competition

Exploravision is considered among the largest K-12 STEM competition. A high-school team led by Indian-American named Kainath Kamil was named the national winner of grade 10-12 age group. The students are from Mission Vista High School, Oceanside, California. “It felt unreal. I was so surprised we won such a big competition but so glad that all that work paid off. …

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NRIs come forward to donate for the landslide sufferers

Ahmad Iqbal is an NRI entrepreneur who has donated land spaces for all the families who have lost their homes in the landslides of Malappuram. Magician Gopinath Muthukkad made the announcement at a relief camp by Malayala Manorama and the district administration.  Iqbal is the chairman of Nexus, which is a business group in Qatar. He has donated 1.5 acres …

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Rajul Kulshreshtha to Join as CEO of Madison Media Plus

Rajul Kulshreshtha to Join as CEO of Madison Media Plus

Madison Media Plus has named Rajul Kulshreshtha as their next CEO (Chief Executive Officer). He will be responsible to look after the agency’s Delhi operations. Kulshreshtha’s tenure as CEO will be of 3 years. He has over 25 years of professional experience working with media agencies.  He had served in various leadership roles in advertising, media and outdoor agencies, consulting, …

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Prof. Venkat Venkatasubramanian honored with Ngee Ann Kongsi Professorship award

Prof. Venkat Venkatasubramanian honored with Ngee Ann Kongsi Professorship award

Prof. Venkat Venkatasubramanian has been awarded prestigious Ngee Ann Kongsi Distinguished Visiting Professorship award, at the National University of Singapore. He has published 225+ refereed publications, and have given 150 invited lectures and seminars. It also includes 25 keynotes, plenary lectures at International conferences and institutes all over the world. Prof. Venkatasubramanian is an author of a three-volume CACHE case …

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Netanyahu-Modi Bromance Continues At Israel Elections

Netanyahu-Modi Bromance Continues At Israel Elections

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party has put banners featuring Narendra Modi and Donald Trump. The banners have come ahead of the unprecedented snap polls on September 17. Russian President Vladimir Putin has also been featured in the banners along with India and American heads. Netanyahu’s closeness with the three world leaders have been making news since last year …

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