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OCI cardholders no longer need to carry old passport while travelling to India

People of Indian origin and Indian diaspora who have an overseas citizen of India (OCI) card are now not required to carry their old,...

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OCI card holders will need special permission for Tabligh, journalistic activities: Indian government

OCI card holders will also need to take permission for research, internship or employment in any foreign diplomatic missions or foreign...

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“Indian-Americans are taking over the country… you guys are incredible,” says Biden at NASA interaction

In under 50 days of presidency, Biden has appointed as many as 55 Indian-Americans to key posts in his administration, nearly half of whom...

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Indian-American Maju Varghese appointed deputy assistant to President Biden and director of White House Military Office

The White House Military Office (WHMO) is a department within the White House Office that provides military support for White House...

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President Joe Biden revokes Trump’s green card ban

The ban had been put in place in 2020 by President Trump with the reasoning that it protected US workers amid rising unemployment due to the...

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Singapore-headquartered Kyt reimagines EdTech with a focus on holistic learning

The idea behind Kyt is that supporting a child’s inclination to learn new things isn’t ‘additional’ or extra but essential to...

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US has hit the H-1B visa cap for the fiscal year 2021, says immigration authority

Successful applicants will now be decided by a computerised draw of lots.

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Five Indian-origin personalities in TIME magazine’s emerging leaders list

Twitter's top lawyer Vijaya Gadde, UK's finance minister Rishi Sunak, Instacart founder and CEO Apoorva Mehta, doctor and Executive Director...

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Over 200 Indian-origin leaders across 15 nations, states diaspora body

A US-based Indian diaspora organisation found that more than 200 Indian origin persons occupy leadership positions in as many as 15...

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Piyush Gupta wins ET Global Indian Award

Singapore-based DBS Group CEO Piyush Gupta won the Global Indian Award of The Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence.

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India Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposes Aatmanirbhar Bharat, new tax and investment rules for NRIs in Budget Speech 2021

Taxation and investment were the major areas of interest for Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) as Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman...

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Big relief for spouses of H-1B visa holders as Biden withdraws proposal to deny them working rights in the US

Under the Barack Obama administration, a regulation was passed that allowed certain sections of the spouses of H-1B visa holders to work in...

USA

Meet the 20 Indian-Americans in US President-elect Joe Biden’s administration

As many as 17 Indian-Americans have been nominated to the White House and 13 of the 20 are women.

USA

Indian-American Raj Iyer appointed chief information officer for the US Army

Iyer will be the highest ranking Indian American civilian at the Pentagon equivalent in rank to a three-star general.

USA

Joe Biden appoints more Indian-Americans to top posts

Biden has appointed 3 Indian-Americans - Tarun Chhabra, Sumona Guha and Shanthi Kalathil - to his national security council.

USA

The Indian-American who led Donald Trump’s Twitter ban

The social media giant decided to ban Trump’s accounts following the attack on the US Capitol that they believe were encouraged and...

USA

Eminent members of Indian diaspora honoured with the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award at PBD Convention

The awards are given to Non-Resident Indians, Persons of Indian Origin or an organization/institution established and run by Non-Resident...

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International Sikh news portal alleges censorship by Facebook

An article on the website of the news portal Sikh24 claims that the hashtag #sikh has been blocked by the social media giant.

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Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas held virtually on the eve of PBD 2021

The Youth PBD was celebrated virtually on the theme of "Bringing together Young Achievers from India and Indian Diaspora”.

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Virtual 16th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to be inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi on January 9

The theme of the PBD Convention 2021 is "Contributing to Aatmanirbhar Bharat".

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Sikh charities in the UK provide food to truckers stranded at France border

France is one of over 50 countries, including India and Singapore, that has banned travellers from the UK after the discovery of a new, and...

UK

Joe Biden appoints two more Indian-Americans to top positions

Vinay Reddy was named Biden's speechwriter while Gautam Raghavan was named as Deputy Director of the Office of Presidential Personnel.

USA

Indian-American Dr Vivek Murthy nominated by Biden as US Surgeon-General once again

Dr Murthy is a physician, research scientist, and former Vice Admiral in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.

USA

US Senate passes bill eliminating country cap on H-1B work visas

The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act also raises the number of family-based visas.

USA

15-year-old Indian-American Gitanjali Rao is TIME magazine’s first-ever ‘Kid of the Year’

Rao was selected from more than 5,000 nominees and was interviewed by actor and activist Angelina Jolie for the TIME special.

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