Thursday, 1 December, 2022
TopicIndian American

Topic: Indian American

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.

Indian Americans on high alert for news from families about Covid. And then our call came

Never had we imagined moving to the US would include this experience—a desperate son watching his PPE-clad mother and sister light the pyre of his father in India.

Grief, fear, helplessness fill Indians overseas. It’s a wake-up call too

Members of the Indian-American community have taken pride in the story of a rising and muscular India. Today, the Covid calamity has made it the pity of the world.

‘Indians for Indians’ is how Indian-Americans are fighting Biden ban on vaccine raw materials

Given the importance of Indian origin communities as political groups in the US, how this Indian-American mission unfolds will be interesting to watch.

Four Sikhs among 8 killed in mass shooting at FedEx facility in US’ Indianapolis

Authorities said three of those four killed were women. A large number of Indian-Americans worked at the delivery service facility, the majority being Sikhs.

Biden nominates Indian-American Meera Joshi, Radhika Fox to key posts

Joshi has been nominated for Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Fox was nominated for Assistant Administrator for Water, Environmental Protection Agency.

Maju Varghese, son of Malayali nurse & cab driver now picked as White House military aide

Varghese, 43, is the first Indian-origin person to hold the post of director, White House Military Office, and is among at least 55 Indian-Americans in the Biden administration. 

White House backs Neera Tanden’s nomination as US budget chief amid stiff opposition

Till now, three Republican and one Democratic senators have voiced their opposition to the Indian-American candidate, citing her past social media behaviour.

On Camera

YourTurn

A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
Representational image | Reuters

India’s economic growth at 6.3% for second quarter, slower than previous months

Government capital spending increased more than 40% during the quarter as it stepped up expenditure on roads to railways, according to official data on Wednesday.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.