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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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US Congress to vote on bilateral Gandhi-King Scholarly Exchange Initiative Act co-sponsored by Indian-American Representative Ami Bera

The US House of Representatives is slated to consider the Gandhi-King Scholarly Exchange Initiative Act which was written by legendary civil...

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Indian-American Maju Varghese named in Biden’s Presidential Inauguration Committee

The major events of the inauguration ceremony are the oath of office, inaugural address, parade and inaugural ball.

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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.

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Indian-American lawmaker says 'US stands with India' with respects to China

Influential Indian-American lawmaker Raja Krishnamoorthi has expressed concern over reports of China's continuing construction activities...

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Joe Biden picks all-female senior White House communications team

7 appointments were made by Biden with Jen Psaki named as White House press secretary.

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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.

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Asian-Americans favoured Joe Biden over Donald Trump 68% to 29%: AALDEF exit poll

The exit poll also found that Asian-Americans generally disapproved of Trump’s performance as President.

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Trump says he will concede if Biden win is certified by Electoral College but says it would be mistake

The Electoral College, which determines the White House winner, will meet on December 14 to certify Biden's victory.

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A series of firsts in US President-elect Joe Biden’s cabinet

A key feature of his appointments is the vast experience each person holds with all being members of the 2009-2017 Obama-Biden...

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Indian-American Mala Adiga appointed as policy director for incoming First Lady Jill Biden

Adiga has in the past worked for the Biden Foundation as director for higher education and military families.

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Indians figure as the largest community awaiting US green cards

More than 800,000 Indians are awaiting work-related green cards in the United States, according to data from the US Citizenship and...

Global

Indian-American scientists develop potential strategy to deal with COVID-19 symptoms

A team of Indian-origin immunologists in the United States announced the discovery of a potential strategy to prevent life-threatening...

Covid-19

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...

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PM Modi calls President-elect Biden, congratulates him and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday night wished United States President-elect Joe Biden and congratulated him on his victory in...

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Listened to tales of Ramayana and Mahabharata in my childhood, says Obama in his memoir

"A Promised Land" is the first of two planned volumes with the first part in bookstores on Tuesday.

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Biden, Harris meet labour leaders, business leaders including Satya Nadella, Sonia Syngal

United States President-elect Joe Biden hosted a joint meeting yesterday with labour union leaders and the chief executives of major tech,...

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Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna among contenders for Kamala Harris’ Senate seat

Khanna was recently elected for a third consecutive term from the congressional district representing Silicon Valley.

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Rise in rehospitalisation, deaths among COVID-19 patients, US study shows

Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have revealed that they have seen a rise in death, rehospitalisation, and problems with basic...

Covid-19

Over 20 Indian-Americans in Joe Biden's transition team

US President-elect Joe Biden has appointed over 20 Indian-Americans as members to his transition team, with three Indian-Americans elected...

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Indian-American Vivek Murthy named co-chair of COVID-19 Advisory Board by Joe Biden

COVID-19 cases are surging in at least 40 states, with more than 9.3 million total infections and more than 236,000 deaths.

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Irish peer criticised for tweet referring to Indian-American Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris as 'the Indian'

A former deputy leader of the Ulster Unionist party and member of the House of Lords has drawn widespread criticism after referring to the...

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Trump not conceding is not unexpected, says Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal

US President Donald Trump not conceding the election despite major news networks having declared Joe Biden the winner is not unexpected...

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Indian-Americans and the Biden Presidency - the road ahead

The Biden-Harris ticket’s victory in the US 2020 Presidential elections was celebrated across the country which had been eagerly awaiting...

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Over a dozen Indian-Americans elected to US State Assemblies

Highlighting the growing political influence of the community, more than a dozen Indian Americans, including five women, have won...

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