Chennai-based lawyer-activist Lalitha Natarajan has been awarded the 2023 Iqbal Masih Award for the Elimination of Child Labor, the US Consulate in Chennai said on Tuesday. US Consul General Judith Ravin presented the award to Natarajan at a ceremony at the US Consulate General in Chennai on May 30. Natarajan has worked throughout her career as a lawyer and activist to apply rights-based approaches to child labor.
The University of Washington Provost Mark Richards announced the appointment of an Indian American as the new Dean of the School of Pharmacy beginning August 15. The appointment that’s pending approval by the Board of Regents was announced on May 15.
Human habits, industrialization, climate change, and pollution are some of the key factors that have caused the earth’s resources to deplete at an alarming pace and if not acted upon now, our earth’s resources are sure to decline, causing the extermination of a sizeable number of the living organisms.
Sheela Murthy, a prominent Indian American entrepreneur and immigration lawyer, will be inducted into the Maryland Business Hall of Fame for her leadership skills and entrepreneurial acumen and spirit.
HP Inc has announced its plans to increase its manufacturing footprint in India. The company’s CEO Enrique Lores emphasized that its range of next-generation products will be produced in India, to tap into the domestic market in a much better and more efficient way.
An Air India passenger, travelling in business class from Mumbai to Chennai, on Monday shared a video of an insect he found in his in-flight meal. “@airindiain insect in the meal served in business class. Doesn’t look like hygiene was taken. My flight was AI671 -Mumbai to Chennai Seat 2C,” passenger Mahavir Jain tweeted.
EbixCash Limited, a subsidiary of Ebix, Inc., a leading international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance, financial, healthcare, and e-learning industries, has become the first company in India to pioneer, launch and enable Unified Payments Interface (UPI) transactions for foreign nationals visiting India. This new capability will allow a Foreign national visiting India to pay for goods and services in India, using UPI in seconds.
Two Indian-born mathematicians in the US and Canada are among the 106 recipients of the prestigious Padma Awards, one of the highest civilian honours of the country, announced on the eve of Republic Day. Indian-American S.R. Srinivasa Varadhan has been honoured with the Padma Vibhushan and Indo-Canadian Sujatha Ramdorai received the Padmi Shri for their stellar contributions in the field of science and engineering.