Chennai-based child rights advocate Lalitha Natarajan wins US’s Iqbal Masih Award

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.

EbixCash becomes the first to offer UPI to foreigners visiting India; launch at Bangalore G20 summit

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.

Padma awards for two Indian-born mathematicians from US, Canada

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.