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Indra Nooyi former PepsiCo head

Indra Nooyi Inducted into Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Indian American Indra Nooyi, who was the former PepsiCo head, has been inducted into the prestigious Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C. The Gallery has recognized her for her accomplishments, and for the positive impact America’s development and culture. During the induction ceremony at the Gallery, Indra Nooyi told reporters, “To be an immigrant, a South Asian immigrant of colour, …

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Dr. Rahul khupse

Research Team led by Indian American Doctor Finds Cure for Brain Cancer

Meet Dr. Rahul Khupse, an Indian American, who is a medicinal chemistry professor at the University of Findlay (UF). Dr. Kapse along with a team of pharmacy students at the UF in Ohio, have made a breakthrough in the treatment for one of the deadliest forms of brain cancer, Glioblastoma. Glioblastoma is one of the most aggressive forms of brain …

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Indian-American Rik Mehta

Indian-American Rik Mehta to Run for U.S. Senate Seat in NJ

Indian American Dr. Rikin ‘Rik’ Mehta has announced his plans to run for the United States Senate seat in New Jersey. A pharmacist and an attorney, Dr. Mehta is running against US Senator Cory Booker, a Democrat. Cory Booker is also vying for his party’s nomination in the 2020 presidential race. In the YouTube post he put up to announce …

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2 Indian American Artists Win 3 Arts Awards in Chicago

Two Indian-origin artists based in Chicago have won the prestigious 3Arts Awards for their achievements in 2019. 3Arts is a Chicago-based non-profit organization, which awards Chicago’s women artists, artists of color, and artists with disabilities for their indisputable contributions. This year 20 artists will be honored with unrestricted grants at the 12th annual 3Arts Awards Celebration on November 4. The …

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Indian-Origin Economist Abhijit Banerjee Wins Nobel Prize

Indian-Origin Economist Abhijit Banerjee Wins Nobel Prize

Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize, along with Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer, for their “experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.” Banerjee and Duflo, a French-American, have been married for four years. They are the first couple to win a Nobel Prize in Economics, and the sixth Nobel-winning couple so far. Abhijit Banerjee and his wife Duflo …

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Indian-Origin-Doctors Feature

Indian-Origin Doctors Helps Develop AI To Detect Brain Hemorrhage In Seconds

Is AI better in finding brain hemorrhage than human experts? Well, meet the researchers who have trained AI to accurately detect even the most complex brain hemorrhage cases to save lives in seconds. When it comes to medical emergencies, we all know, every second can make a significant difference, and this technology is that difference. Scientists at UC San Francisco …

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Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard Calls Hillary Clinton ‘Queen of Warmongers’

In the war of words ensued between Congresswoman and Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard and Hillary Clinton, the former slammed the latter as “queen of warmongers.” The former US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton alleged that Democratic candidate Gabbard was being “groomed” by the Russians as the third-party candidate for the 2020 presidential elections. In an interview, Clinton said “I think …

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Nobel Winner Indian American Abhijit Banerjee Meets PM Modi

Economics Nobel laureate Dr. Abhijit Banerjee met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi, India. During the meeting they discussed various economic and political issues. An Indian-American professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Dr. Banerjee won the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics, jointly with Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer, for their work on “experimental approach to alleviating global …

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Indian American Win NIH Award

4 Indian Americans Selected for NIH’s New Innovator Award

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced the names of the recipients of this year’s New Innovator Award. And, the list of awardees consists four Indian Americans – Mandar Deepak Muzumdar, Rajat Gupta, Upasna Sharma, and Vasanth Vedantham. NIH Director’s New Innovator Award is a part of the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program. It is designed to support creative scientists …

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India wins Four UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards

India wins Four UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards

UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation were recently announced, and four heritage landmarks of India are on the list. The four winners from India are – Mumbai’s iconic 155-year-old Flora Fountain, Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue at Fort, Our Lady of Glory Church at Byculla, and Vikram Sarabhai Library at the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad. The UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage …

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