AAPI Convention 2022

 

AAPI’s historic 40th convention in San Antonio, Texas

AAPI’s historic 40th convention in San Antonio, Texas; celebrating achievements of Indian American physicians

Dr. Jack Resneck, President of American Medical Association, praised the contributions and achievements of Indian American physicians who serve and provide best healthcare to every 7th patient in the United States. “It’s time our nation renews our commitment to you for the incredible services you provide to our nation,” he said.

Biden appoints Indian American scientist to US cabinet; second Indian American cabinet member after Vice President Kamala Harris

If she is confirmed to the post by the Senate -- as required for all senior appointments -- Prabhakar will be the third Indian American ever to serve in a US cabinet

Will Biden raise human rights with Modi at Middle East Quad summit?

The new Quad with India, Israel, the United Arab Emirates and the US to be known as I2U2 for the initials of the countries is scheduled to be inaugurated during Biden’s visit to Israel in the second week of July

US Senate foreign panel chief praises India’s role, asks Quad to help Sri Lanka

Although an aim of the Quad is to counter China’s aggressive posture in the Indo-Pacific region, the Quad stopped short of any joint military cooperation, and instead focused on humanitarian efforts in the region like a programme for making, financing and distributing 500 million Covid vaccines in the region to counter Beijing's growing influence in the region.

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Nepal's Tribhuwan University postpones exams

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Maldives government seeks public opinion on new education bill

The Maldivian government, which has framed a new education bill that provides equal opportunities for higher education and training for all, has sought public opinion on it

COVID-19 paralyses Indian film industry

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Bangladesh shuts all educational institutions

Bangladesh said educational institutions across the country will be suspended for next two weeks as a precautionary measure to fight possible spread of coronavirus after the number of the infected people rose to 8 on Monday

Japanese food has a growing draw in India

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IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival in New Delhi

Fifty-one films from 15 Asian countries, all directed by women filmmakers, will be screened at the 16th edition of the IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival from March 5 to March 7 in New Delhi

Pakistan PM gives need-based undergraduate scholarships

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan gave need-based scholarships to a batch of 50,000 undergraduate students under the "Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Program", offering them good educational opportunities

India-Sri Lanka sign MoU to improve infrastructure of plantation schools

India and Sri Lanka signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the up-gradation of infrastructure in Plantation Schools

Trumps to be welcomed with conches, music and dance

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Exhibition to mark 28 years of Indo-Israeli diplomatic relations

To celebrate 28 years of diplomatic relations between India and Israel, The Embassy of Israel in India and Bruno Art Group will organise 'Shining Brightly', a group exhibition by Israeli and international artists, from February 23-29 at Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Bangladesh PM rejects quota call for English-medium students

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has rejected a call for special facilities for English-medium students to enrol at the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET).

Afghan movie on skateboarding wins Oscar

An Afghan movie, “Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl),” has won the Oscar for best documentary short subject at the 92nd annual Academy Awards

Under siege by anti-CAA protests, Aligarh Muslim University may shut down

As Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) continues to be under a lockdown enforced by the students protesting against India's Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the Vice-Chancellor is considering if shutting down the varsity is the only recourse left in the present circumstances

India and Bangladesh artists display common cultural heritage through printmaking

Artists from India and Bangladesh displayed their printmaking creativity despite India witnessing nationwide protests against CAA, NRC. The exhibition was organised to make people aware of printmaking and to further elevate the concept and application of this medium. They also shared rich heritage through their masterpieces at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi January 23-31.

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