Biden administration backs India-South Africa proposal of patent waiver for Covid-19 vaccines

Biden administration backs India-South Africa proposal of patent waiver for Covid-19 vaccines

The US has declared it will support a proposal jointly floated by India and South Africa at the WTO in October 2020 to temporarily waive intellectual property and patent rights on Covid-19 vaccines allowing countries to locally manufacture diagnostics, treatments and doses. Continue reading Biden administration backs India-South Africa proposal of patent waiver for Covid-19 vaccines

Pfizer to donate over $70 million worth of Covid-19 drugs to India

Pfizer to donate over $70 million worth of Covid-19 drugs to India

Pfizer revealed in a statement, “We are mobilizing the largest humanitarian relief effort in our company’s history to help the people of India fight the vicious second wave of coronavirus that is currently ravaging the nation”. Continue reading Pfizer to donate over $70 million worth of Covid-19 drugs to India

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

US lawmakers greeted by overflow crowd at Diwali celebration on Capitol Hill

US lawmakers greeted by overflow crowd at Diwali celebration on Capitol Hill

The eagerly awaited annual Diwali celebration on Capitol Hill, now organized by BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha and co-hosted by Indiaspora and the Hindu American Foundation, attracts several members of the Hindu, Sikh, Jain and Buddhist faiths who celebrate the popular and pluralistic Indian festival of lights. Continue reading US lawmakers greeted by overflow crowd at Diwali celebration on Capitol Hill

National Indian physicians group takes compelling causes to Capitol Hill

National Indian physicians group takes compelling causes to Capitol Hill

Born in India and having migrated to the US as a teenager, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal is very vocal when it comes to immigration and upholding the rights of immigrants. “Unless you are native American, you came from somewhere and 92 percent of Asian Americans have come through the family immigration system”, she told the AAPI gathering. Continue reading National Indian physicians group takes compelling causes to Capitol Hill