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6 Indian-Origin US Scientists to be Honoured by Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama has named six Indian-origin among 106 young researchers for the prestigious Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest such honour for early career achievers. They will receive the awards later at a ceremony in the White House. “We congratulate these accomplished individuals and encourage them to continue to serve as an example of ...

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Paris Climate Change Talks: India Should Focus on Agriculture Fund

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Team India should focus on agriculture fund among other major issues at the Climate Change Conference (COP)-21 in Paris tomorrow, November 30, 2015, while solar and wind energies may naturally figure prominently in their agenda of green house gas (GHG) emissions, said experts. India’s stand on climate change responsibility has been "Equity and Common ...

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Missed Diwali

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who was in Delhi addressing a Townhall in Delhi IIT last month, wished everyone a “Happy Diwali” but said on his Facebook account that he missed being in India at this time. Diwali is India’s largest festival of lights and many Americans are familiar with Diwali, which is held within Indian communities across the nation. Mark ...

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Jhumpa Lahiri Among 2014 National Humanities Medal Awardees

President Obama awarded the 2014 National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medal to distinguished recipients in the East Room of White House and Indian-origin Jhumpa Lahiri was one of the recipients. Jhumpa Lahiri has been selected for her contribution to tell a human story highlighting the Indian-American experience in “beautifully wrought narratives of estrangement and belonging,” said the ...

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Meet Indian-Origin Activist Sunitha Viswanathan, Recipient of White House Honour

Indian origin Sunitha viswanathan was among the 12 faith leaders being honoured as “Champion of Change” on July 20 by the US White House for their continuous efforts towards climate change. Viswanath “is being honoured for her work to encourage Hindus in protecting environment and communities from the effects of climate change,” said the White House. Sunitha is a co-founder ...

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World’s Most Followed Leaders on Twitter: Modi Comes Third

Among the world’s top leaders who are followed most on Twitter, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi comes third after US President Barack Obama and the Pope. Twiplomacy Study 2015 showed that Sushma Swaraj is the most followed foreign minister with 2,438,228 followers. She is far ahead of UAE’ Abdullah Bin Zayed (1,608,831) and Turkey’s Mevlut Cavusoglu (376,429). The study, which ...

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International Women’s Day: How Celebrations, Marches Rekindle Women’s Spirit?

As the world observed International Women’s Day on Sunday, March 8, marches, celebrations and various events marked the day in several national capital cities and urban centres from London to New York to Tokyo. British singers Annie Lennox and Paloma Faith were joined by actress Gemma Arterton at a march in London to demand respect for women’s rights with hundreds ...

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