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Demonetisation hits Indian expats in UAE

Demonetisation hits Indian expats in UAE Expatriates in the UAE are struggling to send money to their families in India post-demonetisation of Rs 500 and 1,000 currency notes, the media reported on Monday. Their families are facing a tough time withdrawing cash from banks since Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the move on November 8. The cash crunch has badly ... Read More »

Kamala Harris, 1st Indian-American in Senate, potential presidential candidate for 2020

Kamala Harris, 1st Indian-American in Senate, potential presidential candidate for 2020 Kamala Harris, the first Indian- American to be elected to the US Senate, is a potential Democratic presidential candidate for 2020 elections, a leading American newspaper said today. Harris, 51, whose mother was from Chennai and father from Jamaica, is one among the six Democratic leaders, whom The Washington ... Read More »

Abu Dhabi to get first Hindu temple next year, NRI billionaire says UAE great example of tolerance

Abu Dhabi to get first Hindu temple next year, NRI billionaire says UAE great example of tolerance The first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi will be ready to welcome worshippers by the end of 2017, a businessman overseeing the project said on Tuesday. The temple is being built on land donated by the government of Abu Dhabi, capital of the ... Read More »

Brain Drain Can Be Converted Into Brain Gain, Says PM Modi

Brain Drain Can Be Converted Into Brain Gain, Says PM Modi Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the issue of “brain drain” can be converted into “brain gain” if the nation started looking at the 27-million-strong Indians living abroad spread across the world as a strength rather than a number. “Brain drain worries can be converted into brain gain ... Read More »

Government extends subsidy scheme to solar-powered cold storages

Government extends subsidy scheme to solar-powered cold storages In a bid to boost the use of solarpowered cold storages, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has extended its subsidy scheme to solar refrigeration units as well. Most solar powered items, including solar lamps and solar heating systems, enjoy a 30% subsidy under different MNRE programmes. “Solar-powered cold storages are ... Read More »

Air India Starts Ahmedabad-Newark Flight Service

Air India Starts Ahmedabad-Newark Flight Service National carrier Air India today commenced its first Dreamliner service to the United States with the launch of a flight from Ahmedabad to Newark via London. As of now, Airline services all its European routes with the Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner plane. “Air India is happy to start this new flight today. It is a ... Read More »

FCNR Redemption may Cause Only Transient Disruptions

FCNR Redemption may Cause Only Transient Disruptions The $26-billion foreign currency non-resident (FCNR) deposits, raised during the last months of 2013, are due for redemption over the months of SeptemberDecember 2016. A recurring question at the recent RBI post- policy interactions, reflecting market concerns, was the potential disruptions in liquidity and foreign exchange. RBI statements have already indicated that chances ... Read More »

Countries look to draw expatriate cash with ‘diaspora bonds’

Countries look to draw expatriate cash with 'diaspora bonds'

Countries look to draw expatriate cash with ‘diaspora bonds’ A growing roster of developing states are turning to their compatriots abroad to raise cash by marketing “diaspora bonds”, a funding strategy successfully pioneered by India and Israel but sometimes tricky to imitate. Some 250 million people, around 3 percent of the world population, live outside their native countries, according to ... Read More »

How a Vegetarian Diet Could Help Save the Planet

How a Vegetarian Diet Could Help Save the Planet

How a Vegetarian Diet Could Help Save the Planet Evangelists of vegetarian and vegan diets are quick to cite growing evidence that reducing meat consumption improves human health in attempt to win over converts. Likewise, climate change activists often cite the strain that animal products place on the environment to advocate for changed practices. Now, new research published in the ... Read More »

OCI Registrations Worldwide

OCI Registrations Worldwide

OCI Registrations Worldwide OCI Registration Report OCI Registration certificate/visa printed Report As On: 16-JUL-2013 Total Allotted Application – 1359467 Sr. No. Mission Name No of Visa/OCI Card Allotted 1 LONDON 214535 2 NEW YORK CGI 174396 3 SAN FRANCISCO 119125 4 HOUSTON 91466 5 CHICAGO 79732 6 BIRMINGHAM 79702 7 TORONTO 78495 8 SYDNEY 62862 9 WASHINGTON 54321 10 MELBOURNE ... Read More »