Category Archive for: ‘NRI News’

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    Rugters Roshni Rides Team Wins $1Million Hult Prize

    A Rutgers Business School team won the Hult Prize worth $1 million for social entrepreneurship last week. The team-of-four won the award for their entrepreneurial effort of 11 months and coming up with a convincing pitch about its rickshaw business – Roshni Rides, to improve …

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    Indian American Students Form Group to Fight Mental Health Stigma

    Six Indian American students have come together to form a social justice organization – I-AM-SHAKTI that will launch this fall. The organization has been founded by DivyaSridar, a student of Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. Sridar herself dealt with an eating disorder last year. …

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    Krishna Rajagopal named dean for digital learning

    Krishna Rajagopal, the William A.M. Burden Professor of Physics and former chair of the MIT faculty, has been named dean for digital learning, effective Sept. 1. This new position expands leadership roles for faculty within the Office of the Vice President for Open Learning, which …

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    Guyana Celebrates 100 Years of Cricket in Cuba

    Guyana-USA team marks occasion with Goodwill Series History was made when the first ever cricket team from the USA participated in The First Cuba-Guyana Solidarity Softball Cricket Tournament which was played in Havana, Cuba on March 4th-5th. The event celebrated the 100th years of cricket …

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    Women’s History Month Spotlight: Reshma Saujani

    Lawyer and politician, Reshma Saujani was born and raised in Illinois. Her Gujarati parents migrated to the United States from Uganda in the 1970s, choosing to settle and raise a family in Chicago. Saujani earned a degree in political science from the University of Illinois …

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    Women’s History Month Spotlight: Valarie Kaur

    Born in Clovis, California, and raised in the United States to parents of Indian origin, Valarie Kaur grew up practicing the  Sikh faith. Kaur earned bachelor’s degrees in international relations and religion from Stanford University. She also holds a master’s degree in theological studies from …

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    First time a record 27 US Congressman travelling to India

    It is for the first time in the history of India that 27 US Congressmen will visit the country later this month. The delegation includes top officials and lawmakers from both the parties. However, the Democratic and Republican parties will visit India as two different …

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    Vikas Swarup Named New Envoy to Canada

    In a recent announcement made by the Government of India, Vikas Swarup will be appointed as India’s next envoy to Canada. Currently he is the official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs of India. He will be the next High Commissioner to Canada. Vikas …

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    Guterres extends Khare’s term as UN Under-Secretary General

    Antonio Guterres, the Secretary General at the UN has decided to extend the term of some officials in the UN. In the list, features Atul Khare who is presently serving as the Under-Secretary for field support. He holds the highest rank in the UN as …

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    Miss Puerto Rico lands Miss World 2016 crown

    Stephanie del Valle of Puerto Rico has been crowned Miss World 2016, edging out runners-up from the Dominican Republic and Indonesia, and beauties from around the globe. Del Valle, 19, is a brown-eyed brunette student who speaks Spanish, English and French, and hopes to get …

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