Category Archive for: ‘NRI News’

  • The Truths We Hold: An American Journey

    The Truths We Hold: An American Journey

    The daughter of immigrants and civil rights activists, Vice President Kamala Harris was raised in a California community that cared deeply about social justice. As she rose to prominence as a political leader, her experiences would become her guiding light as she grappled with an …

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  • Petals of Padma: Acknowledging Excellence

    Petals of Padma: Acknowledging Excellence

    Petals of Padma: Acknowledging Excellence “Be the servant while leading. Be unselfish. Have infinite patience, and success is yours.” ― Swami Vivekananda Padma, the Sanskrit name for lotus, carries great significance in Indian culture and heritage. The Padma, or lotus, emerges from muddy water and …

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  • Indian Americans in Biden’s Administration

    Indian Americans Fill Key Positions in President Biden’s Administration

    Indian Americans in the United States make for nearly 1% in the total population and 5.9% in the total foreign born population. With President Joe Biden taking office, Indian Americans will hold some of the most prestigious offices in the nation’s administration. Joining the administration …

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  • Rik Mehta, the first Indian-American to win GOP primary for Senate from New Jersey

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    Rik Mehta, the first Indian-American to win GOP primary for Senate from New Jersey Rik Mehta, an ex-US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) official, beaten his closest rival Hirsh Singh, also an Indian-American, in the Republican, also known as the GOP (Grand Old Party), primaries …

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  • Salma Lakhani

    Salma Lakhani is the first Muslim in Canada to be appointed as Lieutenant Governor of Alberta

    A community advocate and businessperson Salma Lakhani made history on Wednesday upon her selection as the Lieutenant Governor of the province of Alberta, the first-ever Muslim with ancestry in the Indian subcontinent to take up the post in Canada. “Ms. Lakhani is devoted to supporting …

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  • Rajindra Singh

    Rajinder Singh, 73-year-old ‘Skipping Sikh’ received UK Award

    Rajinder Singh was awarded to recognize his outstanding individual volunteers which make a change in the community. He used the isolation imposed by Coronavirus lockdown to make exercise videos that are watched across the globe. His videos drew thousands of viewers which helped him to …

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  • Apoorva Kulkarni and Divya Choudhary

    2 Indians selected for Indira Gandhi Scholarship at Oxford

    Both Apoorva Kulkarni and Divya Choudhary will undergo doctoral study (DPhil) in zoology and biochemistry respectively while being based at the Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development (OICSD)  Kulkarni will learn the addition of traditional ecological knowledge besides scientific ecological knowledge for conserving endemic and …

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  • Dr. Sudhakar Jonnalagadda becomes the 37th President of AAPI, America’s largest doctors’ organization

    Dr. Sudhakar Jonnalagadda becomes the 37th President of AAPI, America’s largest doctors’ organization

    Dr. Sudhakar Jonnalagadda has taken over as the 37th President of the American Association of Physicians of Indian origin (AAPI) during a virtual “change of guard” ceremony in Chicago Saturday. AAPI is the largest ethnic medical organization of physicians that represents the interests of over …

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  • Indian-American scientist appointed acting head of top US agriculture research organization

    Indian-American scientist appointed acting head of top US agriculture research organization

    Dr. Parag Chitnis was named Associate Director for Programs in advance this year and leads the execution of NIFA’s approximately $1.7 billion research projects. National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) drives all federally funded agricultural research in the United States of America. “Dr. Chitnis …

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  • Rik Mehta, the first Indian-American to win GOP primary for Senate from New Jersey

    Rik Mehta, the first Indian-American to win GOP primary for Senate from New Jersey

    Rik Mehta, an ex-US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) official, beaten his closest rival Hirsh Singh, also an Indian-American, in the Republican, also known as the GOP (Grand Old Party), primaries held on July 7th, 2020 by a margin of just about 13,743 votes, according …

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