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New India admission rule stuns expats

New India admission rule stuns expats The Indian government’s decision to abruptly change the criteria for expatriate students seeking admission in engineering and technical colleges back home risks jeopardising many promising futures, teachers and students said. The matter pertains to an amendment to the Direct Admission of Students Abroad (DASA) scheme, which was initiated by India’s Ministry of Human Resource ... Read More »

Remitting money from the UAE? Compare the costs…

Remitting money from the UAE? Compare the costs… UAE’s outward remittances stood at $19 billion (Dh70 billion), among the highest in the world, according to World Bank’s 2016 Migration and Remittances Factbook. Being home to more than 8 million expats, it’s no wonder that the UAE offers more than just a few options when it comes to remitting money. And ... Read More »

Indian Prime Minister Modi to visit Washington this year: White House

Indian Prime Minister Modi to visit Washington this year: White House U.S. President Donald Trump spoke by phone to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday and said he looked forward to playing host to a visit by Modi to Washington later this year. The White House said Trump spoke with Modi to congratulate him on the outcome of recent ... Read More »

Indo-American Teen Scientist finds a Cheap Way to make Sea Water drinkable

Indo-American Teen Scientist finds a Cheap Way to make Sea Water drinkable Making the sea water drinkable will be a piece of cake now as a new method has been invented to clean the sea water in a cheap and practically possible manner. The method was revealed by an Indo-American teen scientist Chaitanya Karamchedu from Portland, Oregon. According to his experiment, ... Read More »

What Donald Trump has said so far on India, Modi and outsourcing

What Donald Trump has said so far on India, Modi and outsourcing US president elect Donald Trump will take the oath of office as the 45th president of the United States. Trump’s assumption of office is a very closely watched development across the world, given his penchant for a disruptive agenda—his declaration that the US is not necessarily bound by ... Read More »

Rajiv J. Shah Named as New President of the Rockefeller Foundation

Rajiv J. Shah Named as New President of the Rockefeller Foundation The long wait to find out who the next president of the Rockefeller Foundation will be is now over, with the big reveal yesterday in the New York Times of 43-year-old Detroit native Rajiv J. Shah’s designation to that post. Shah was already a trustee of the foundation, and ... Read More »

Indian American-led foundation to fund fellowship for Indian journalists

Indian American-led foundation to fund fellowship for Indian journalists A foundation started by prominent Indian-American IT entrepreneur Frank Islam and his wife Debbie Driesman will fund a fellowship in the US for a mid-career journalist from India for six months in 2017. The Frank Islam & Debbie Driesman Foundation, whose mission is to promote education, art and culture and peace ... Read More »

Trump appoints PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi to strategic, policy forum

Trump appoints PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi to strategic, policy forum Calling her one of the “pioneering CEOs,” President-elect Donald Trump appointed PepsiCo Chairman Indra Nooyi on Wednesday to the President’s Strategic and Policy Forum that will consult with him on implementing his economic agenda. “America has the most innovative and vibrant companies in the world, and the pioneering CEOs joining ... Read More »

E-Tourist visa extended to citizens of 161 countries: Govt

E-Tourist visa extended to citizens of 161 countries: Govt The government has extended the facility of e-Tourist Visa for citizens of 161 countries, Rajya Sabha was informed today. In a written reply, Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma said the number of foreign tourist arrivals on e-Tourist Visa (e-TV) during January to November this year was 9,17,446, registering a growth of 168.5 ... Read More »

Texas twins, Oregon teen win $100K prizes in Siemens science contest

Texas twins, Oregon teen win $100K prizes in Siemens science contest Indian origin identical twin sisters and another teen got the $100,000 grand prize scholarships in the 17th annual Siemens Math, Science and Technology Competition with their medical projects. Adhya and Shriya Beesam shared the grand prize for teams in the competition finals on Tuesday for their project developing a ... Read More »