Pressure mounts on Biden administration to help India during catastrophic surge in coronavirus cases

Pressure mounts on Biden administration to help India during catastrophic surge in coronavirus cases

As India struggles to cope with a devastating surge in coronavirus infections and fatalities, US lawmakers, health experts, business leaders and community activists are raising a clarion call for President Joe Biden to rush aid to the world’s second-most populous country, a strategic American ally. Continue reading Pressure mounts on Biden administration to help India during catastrophic surge in coronavirus cases

Four Indian-American teens among top winners of 2021 Regeneron Science Talent Search

Four Indian-American teens among top winners of 2021 Regeneron Science Talent Search

The Indian-origin award recipients – Eshani Jha, 17, of San Jose, California; Gopal Goel, 17, of Portland, Oregon; Vetri Vel, 16, of Bangor, Maine; and Alay Shah, 17, of Plano, Texas — were among the 40 finalists of the 2021 Regeneron Science Talent Search who, over the course of a week, presented their innovative research projects to eminent judges, competed for more than $1.8 million in awards, interacted with renowned scientists, and displayed their work to the public in an online event. Continue reading Four Indian-American teens among top winners of 2021 Regeneron Science Talent Search

Eight Indian-origin teens among 2021 Regeneron Science Talent Search finalists aim to tackle world’s vexing problems

Eight Indian-origin teens among 2021 Regeneron Science Talent Search finalists aim to tackle world’s vexing problems

In a nation wracked by the coronavirus pandemic, it is heartening to know that eight brilliant Indian-American teens are among 40 finalists, some 20 percent, in the 2021 Regeneron Science Talent Search (Regeneron STS) competition. Continue reading Eight Indian-origin teens among 2021 Regeneron Science Talent Search finalists aim to tackle world’s vexing problems

Kamala Devi Harris becomes first Indian-origin, woman Vice President of the United States of America

Kamala Devi Harris becomes first Indian-origin, woman Vice President of the United States of America

Kamala Devi Harris – a woman, of Indian descent – has been sworn in as vice president of the United States of America at an inauguration ceremony like no other given the dual threats of an ongoing coronavirus pandemic and domestic terrorism in wake of the US Capitol attack. Continue reading Kamala Devi Harris becomes first Indian-origin, woman Vice President of the United States of America

Seven US lawmakers write to Secretary Mike Pompeo on brutal treatment of protesting farmers in India

Seven US lawmakers write to Secretary Mike Pompeo on brutal treatment of protesting farmers in India

Seven US lawmakers, including Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (Democrat-Washington), have written to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressing “serious concerns” about the brutal treatment meted out to farmers from Punjab peacefully protesting India’s new agricultural laws. Continue reading Seven US lawmakers write to Secretary Mike Pompeo on brutal treatment of protesting farmers in India