Category Archive for: ‘NRI News’

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    Indian-origin, Rahul Roy-Chowdhary to become Grammarly’s next CEO

    The artificial intelligence-based online text editing service Grammarly has chosen Rahul Roy-Chowdhury as its next CEO. The corporation announced that the executive of Indian descent will take over as CEO in May. Rahul tweeted, “I joined @ Grammarly two years ago because of a deep …

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    Laxman Narasimhan of Indian origin officially takes over as Starbucks CEO

    Laxman Narasimhan, an executive of Indian descent, became the official CEO of the multinational coffee giant Starbucks on Monday. He thus joined the expanding cadre of businessmen of Indian origin who are in charge of major multinational companies. Starbucks announced in September of last year …

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  • Indian American scholar Swayam Bagaria

    Harvard Divinity’s Hindu Studies Professor

    Indian American scholar Swayam Bagaria has been appointed as Assistant Professor of Hindu Studies at Harvard Divinity School, succeeding Christopher Rossi, who retired. Bagaria, formerly a Postdoctoral Fellow in Hindu Studies at HDS since 2022, previously held a similar position at the University of Virginia. …

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    An Indian-American aerospace industry expert has been named NASA’s chief technologist to advise Administrator Bill Nelson on technology strategy and programs. AC Charania joined NASA on January 3. He replaced Bhavya Lal as acting chief technologist. Mr. Charania will manage technology engagement with other federal …

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  • Two mathematicians - S.R. Srinivasa Varadhan & Sujatha Ramdorai

    Two mathematicians of Indian descent in the US and Canada get Padma awards

    The highest civilian honors in India are called Padma Awards The Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri awards are granted in three categories to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to a variety of sectors and disciplines, including art, social work, literature, education, …

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  • A.C. Charania - Chief Technologist - NASA

    Indian-American from Atlanta, AC Charania, becomes NASA Chief Technologist

    AC Charania, an Indian-American aerospace industry expert, has been named NASA’s chief technologist to advise Administrator Bill Nelson on technology strategy and programs. This is a tremendous achievement for Charania and for the Indian community, as well as for all of us who are inspired …

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  • Indian-American, Shree Nayar of Columbia received the Okawa Prize for his work in digital photography.

    Shree K. Nayar, T. C. Chang Professor of Computer Science at Columbia Engineering, won the Okawa Prize from the Okawa Foundation of Japan for his work in computer vision and computational imaging. Nayar is being honored for “developing breakthrough imaging techniques” In March 2023, he’ll …

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    24 million students can now learn about Sikh faith in US schools

    The greatest way to counteract intolerance and to make any society more inclusive is to teach a holistic awareness of other faith practices and cultures early on, activists, policymakers, and social commentators have always said. The most recent development of Sikhi being included in state social …

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  • Indian American attorney Vivek Malek named Missouri state treasurer

    Gov. Mike Parson of Missouri has appointed Indian American immigration lawyer Vivek Malek to the position of state treasurer, making him the first non-white statewide office in Missouri’s history. Malek, a 45-year-old Republican from the Wildwood neighborhood of St. Louis, will take the position of fellow …

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  • Nirmala Sitharaman, the Union Finance Minister of India

    Nirmala Sitharaman, the Union Finance Minister of India among Forbes’ 100 most powerful women

    Nirmala Sitharaman, the Union Finance Minister of India , and Bela Bajaria, head of Global TV at Netflix, are listed on Forbes’ 19th annual list of the “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” of 2022. On the list of “innovators and instigators who are leading on the …

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