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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.

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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.

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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...

Global

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.

Global

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”.

Global

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".

Global

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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Redefining Matchmaking for Millennials

A conversation with Anuradha Gupta, matchmaker and Founder CEO of the global matchmaking service - Vows for Eternity, discussing the...

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US court strikes down Trump administration rules aiming to restrict number of H-1B visas

In October the Trump government had announced changes in the granting of visas to overseas skilled workers like the H-1B visa.

USA

Election Commission of India proposes allowing NRIs to vote through postal ballots

The Election Commission of India has approached the government to permit Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) to cast their votes through postal...

Global

Indian-American Neera Tanden likely to be named budget chief by Biden: Reports

Tanden has previously been a healthcare adviser in former President Barack Obama's administration.

USA

Indian-origin MP in New Zealand takes oath in Sanskrit

Hailing from Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh, Sharma was elected as an MP from the Labour Party for Hamilton West in the recent elections.

Global

Two Indian-Americans likely to find place in Biden Cabinet: US media reports

Reports indicate that Vivek Murthy is likely to bag the post of Secretary of Health and Human Services while Professor Arun Majumdar may get...

USA

Indian-American Dr Vivek Murthy likely to co-chair Biden’s coronavirus task force

Murthy was appointed America’s 19th Surgeon General by then president Barack Obama in 2014 and subsequently asked to step down by the...

USA

Biden administration likely to provide US citizenship to over 500,000 Indians

The document says that the new Biden administration will support family-based immigration and preserve family unification as a core...

USA

Democrat Indian-origin millionaire Shri Thanedar elected to Michigan state legislature

The 65-year-old won from the 3rd District of Michigan with 93 per cent of the total votes.

USA

Indian-American lawyer Jenifer Rajkumar becomes first South Asian woman elected to NY State Assembly

Rajkumar is an immigrant rights activist who studied at Stanford.

USA

Prominent Indian-Americans among list of people funding Joe Biden’s presidential bid

In August and September alone, Biden raised more than USD 700 million, with his campaign having raised USD 938 million by October 14.

USA

Unsung heroes: NRI Sweta Rai’s documentary highlights stellar efforts of Indian-origin doctors during the pandemic

Indian-origin filmmaker Sweta Rai’s lockdown documentary about frontline workers against the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the stellar...

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