Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicIndian American

Topic: Indian American

‘Documented’ Indian-American woman says she will be forced to leave US in eight months

Athulya Rajakumar from Washington State told Senators that over 5,000 documented dreamers face deportation every year in the absence of reforms in US immigration system.

‘Misguided’: Professors at US university want ‘caste’ removed from anti-discrimination policy

In an open letter, more than 80 professors at California State University demanded that the addition of caste as a protected category in university policy be removed .

Biden looks to appoint 4 Indian-Americans as advisory members to AANHPI community panel

The Commission will advise the US President on ways to advance opportunity among Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander community and address anti-Asian xenophobia.

Biden nominates Indian American Ravi Chaudhary to key post in Pentagon

A former Air Force officer, Chaudhary has been nominated for the position of the assistant secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Energy and the Environment.

Rashad Hussain — Indian-American & first Muslim nominated as US’ religious rights ambassador

US President Joe Biden has nominated Hussain, the son of Indian immigrants from Bihar, as the US Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom but it still needs approval from the Senate. 

US Senate confirms Indian-American Seema Nanda as solicitor for labour department

Nanda also served in the Labour department under the Obama Administration and her office now will play a central role in fighting Covid, climate change and other legal challenges.

Indian-American health policy expert Meena Seshamani appointed US Center for Medicare director

Sheshamani, 43, will lead the Centre's efforts in serving the people 65 or older, people with disabilities and people with End-Stage Renal Disease that rely on Medicare coverage.

1 out of 2 Indian Americans faces discrimination, most due to skin colour, US survey finds

The survey was conducted from 1-20 Sept 2020 — in the final year of former US President Donald Trump's term and right in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic.

8 in 10 Hindu Indian Americans who identify with caste say they are upper caste: Survey

A new Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Johns Hopkins-SAIS and University of Pennsylvania survey notes caste and political attitudes of Indian Americans.

Joe Biden nominates Indian American Arun Venkataraman to a key administration post

Venkataraman is the nominee for Director-General of the US and Foreign Commercial Service and Assistant Secretary for Global Markets, Department of Commerce.

On Camera

YourTurn

Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
File photo of chief economic advisor V. Anantha Nageswaran | Photo: Twitter | @FinMinIndia

Stock market turmoil, crypto craze proof of human ‘fear, greed’ says chief economic advisor

Speaking at India Ideas Conclave, organised by think tank India Foundation in Bengaluru, V. Anantha Nageswaran, also said India was now in position to deliver domestically-driven growth'.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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