A top adviser of former US President Donald Trump has said that voters are likely to rule out Indian American longshot presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy as the Republican frontrunner’s Vice Presidential pick. The remarks by Jason Miller comes a day after Trump slammed the “very sly” biotech entrepreneur in a blistering social media post on January 13, saying: “a vote for Vivek is a vote for the other side”.
Today happens to be the 15th death anniversary of former Indian Prime Minister Vishwanatah Pratap Singh.
As it frequently happens with journalists, my posting in New Delhi in 1989 as the South Asia chief correspondent of India Abroad (now defunct) and the India Abroad News Service (now IANS) coincided with the very low and the very high of Singh’s controversial political career. I interacted with him practically on a daily basis toward the end of 1989 during his lowest period.
India’s moon rover, deployed via Chandrayaan-3, is now also on the moon, moving around and leaving its imprint on the soil, said a senior official of the Indian space agency. “The rover rolled down onto the moon surface from the lander sometime around 12.30 a.m. Thursday. It is moving around. It is leaving its imprint on the moon’s surface,” Dr. S. Unnikrishnan Nair, Director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) told IANS. The logo of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the national emblem have been engraved on the wheels of the rover to leave the imprint when it moves around.
Even though the Chandrayaan-3 mission is helmed by men, unlike the Chandrayaan-2 mission, a sizable number of women are behind the latest moon mission, said a senior official of Indian Space Research Organization. (ISRO) “There are about 54 female engineers/scientists who worked directly in the Chandrayaan-3 mission. They are associate and deputy project directors and project managers of various systems working at different centres,” a senior official of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said.
The tech sector partnership between India and the US, announced last week during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s historic state visit, will turbocharge tech ecosystems in both the countries, accelerating the pace of innovation in critical emerging technologies for mutual and global benefit, says Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Union Minister of State for Electronics and IT.
As visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi met a slew of CEOs and sought their technological collaboration on Wednesday, eminent members of the diaspora community also said that it is time to further bolster US-India ties in strategic areas like defence and manufacturing.
With Tata Electronics now hogging the limelight for iPhone manufacturing in India, industry experts on Monday said that with their ambition on semiconductors and EVs, it only makes sense for the Tata Group to gain expertise in manufacturing high-end iPhones in the country. Currently, iPhone 12 and iPhone SE (second generation) are being manufactured/assembled at Taiwan-based iPhone manufacturer Wistron’s Karnataka factory, which Tata Electronics is set to take over soon.
As 5G roll-out picks up pace in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is already laying out the blueprint for 6G and has asked global networking giant Cisco to begin research and development (R&D) around the next-gen telecommunication technology to further empower millions, according to the company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) Maria Martinez.
As robot-assisted, minimally invasive surgeries gain ground the world over, robotic surgery has the potential to improve healthcare in India by increasing access to high-quality medical care and reducing costs, Dr Mahendra Bhandari, CEO of US-based Vattikuti Foundation and an Indian-origin pioneer in the field, said on Saturday.
India’s wholesale price index (WPI)-based inflation fell to a 29-month low of 1.34 per cent in March owing to a steep fall in indexes of primary articles, manufactured products, fuel and power as well as food.
An India-based startup PredOmix has developed a novel blood test that can detect about 32 cancers in both men and women, with 98 per cent accuracy.
The Gurugram-based company’s OncoVeryx-F is a patented technology that combines metabolomics (study of small molecules) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to identify metabolite signatures of multiple cancers in a single test.
On April 3, India reported 3,641 infections, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. On Saturday, it reported 3,824 new Covid-19 infections — the biggest single-day rise in about 184 days.
As an Indian growing up in America, Darshana Patel who recently announced her bid to run for the California State Assembly District 76, was called a “pagan, greasy Indian”, and was asked to “go back home”.
Generative artificial intelligence (AI) has a blessing in disguise as it can take away a lot of the grunge or repetitive work in India, and leave people to actually perform more creative work, Arundhati Bhattacharya, CEO and Chairperson for Salesforce India and a former SBI chairperson, has stressed.
A day after his conviction in a criminal defamation case, Lok Sabha MP and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was on Friday disqualified from the Lok Sabha membership. “I am fighting for India’s voice… Ready to pay any price,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted.
India is currently seeing a surge in respiratory illness commonly characterised by cough, body ache, fever, and sore throat. But how to know whether it is influenza, caused by H3N2 virus, or Covid, caused by Omicron sub-variants XBB.1.16 and XBB.1.5?
Having been duped, the US city of Newark has scrapped a sister-city agreement with the fictional nation of “Kailasa” that the fugitive godman Nithyananda’s outfit claimed was recognition by Washington.
Indian American Nikki Haley has kicked off her against-all-odds campaign for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination with visits to two key states portraying herself as a “badass” woman who can get things done, and with a Wall Street fundraiser scheduled for Tuesday.
While Alzheimer’s disease is long known to afflict the aged, Chinese researchers recently claimed a 19-year-old boy — the youngest-ever patient — was diagnosed with the disease. Faulty genes can likely make the disease more common in youngsters, doctors said on Monday. Alzheimer’s — the most common cause of dementia — causes the brain to shrink and brain cells to eventually die. The disease is known to severely impact memory, thinking, and behavior.
The surprising discovery of 5.9 million tonnes of high-quality lithium reserves in Jammu and Kashmir has ignited the debate about whether India can utilize this huge find sooner to challenge the dominance of countries like China in the world of EVs, smartphones, and other consumer electronics items.