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Gita Gopinath – First female Chief Economist at IMF

By Rekha Bhattacharjee Prof Gita Gopinath a professor in Harvard since 2015, 46, is the first woman and the second Indian American to serve in IMF as Chief Economist. The Chief Economist from 2003-6 was Prof Raghuram Rajan from University of Chicago. IMF’s Managing Director Christine Lagarde said in a statement on October 1s, “Gita […]

Chivas Icons recognizes Dev Patel’s #Lionheart campaign to help vulnerable children of India

(Dubai, UAE) Actor Dev Patel, who catapulted to success in 2009 when he starred in the Academy Award winning film SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, will be the guest of honour at the Chivas Icons event on 2nd May 2017, at Play in the H Hotel. The Chivas Icons was launched in October 2016 to recognise and celebrate […]

India-born Asif Kapadia and Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy win Oscars

              Indian-origin British director Asif Kapadia won an Oscar for his movie ‘Amy’ as the Best documentary Fetature   Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra wasn’t the only highlight of Oscar night 2016 on February 28, for India—or even South Asia. The star of American television show Quantico, of course, did present […]

Siddhivinayak Temple, scientists were terrorism targets: David Headley

Lashkar Operative David Headley who has been held captive in an undisclosed location in the US has deposited Pakistani involvement in 2008 Mumbai attacks before a special court via video conferencing. He named Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief and 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed as the head of the Lashkar-e-Taiba and identified former Pakistani Army officers associated with the […]

Moody’s publishes latest edition of Inside India

  Singapore, June 30, 2015. Moody’s Investors Service expects India’s weakened rural economy to remain subdued through the fiscal year ending March 2016 (FY2016), particularly if the risk of below-average monsoon rainfall materializes. “A sustained soft patch for India’s rural economy would weigh on private consumption and non-performing assets in the agricultural sector, a credit […]

US trade with India on the rise

The 2014 US foreign trade figures  detailing trade in goods with India are out, and the combined figure for exports and imports is close to $67 billion – a new record in the history of bilateral business between the new nations. Similar to previous years, imports from India trumped exports by a significant margin, with […]

2.2 billion people are poor or near-poor

Tokyo, 24 July 2014 – Persistent vulnerability threatens human development, and unless it is systematically tackled by policies and social norms, progress will be neither equitable nor sustainable. This is the core premise of the 2014 Human Development Report, launched here today by Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen […]

India condemns violence in GAZA at UN Human Rights Council

                  India on July 24 voted in favour of a resolution condemning violence in Gaza at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. Urging for an “immediate ceasefire”, India called on Israel and Palestine to start a process of “peaceful dialogue”. New Delhi’s position on Wednesday marked the continuity of the […]

British-Indian writer Neel Mukherjee’s book The Lives of Others shortlisted for Man Booker Prize

The Man Booker Prize, a prestigious prize given out each year to the best original novel written in English, announced its longlist on July 23 which included British-Indian writer Neel Mukherjee’s book The Lives of Others. The plot revolves around a Bengali family in Calcutta – it explores a family that is decaying as the society around it fractures, and one […]

India refuses Australia’s request to off load 157 refugees

            Australia’s Immigration and Border Protection Minister Scott Morrison met with India’s Home Affairs Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj at Parliament House in New Delhi on July 22. Reuters reported that the trio discussed all issues pertaining to illegal migration. Scott Morrison is the highest level […]

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