India’s permanent representative to the UN, Ruchira Kamboj, on Monday chaired a member-state briefing in preparation for the 62nd UN Commission for Social Development in February 2024. Taking to X, ‘India at UN’ shared details about the briefing in a post, saying, “India led an insightful member state briefing in preparation for the 62nd UN Commission for Social Development in Feb 2024. Together, we aim to foster global cooperation for a more inclusive and sustainable future.”
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson touched down in India on Tuesday, expressing his enthusiasm for a week of meetings and events aimed at strengthening the partnership between NASA and ISRO. He emphasized that India is a leader in space and is looking forward to a productive visit. “Touchdown in India! Ready to embark on a week of engaging meetings and events to grow @NASA’s partnership with @isro. India is a leader in space and we’re looking forward to a productive visit,” Nelson said in a post on X (formerly Twitter).
Celebrating the festival of lights, Diwali, President Joe Biden, along with his wife Jill Biden, lit a diya and said that it symbolizes the message of seeking the light of wisdom, love, and unity over the darkness of hate and division. On social media platform X, the United States President posted a video in which he can be seen lighting a lamp alongside Jill Biden.
NASA on Monday took to social media to extend Diwali greetings with a celestial image captured by Hubble Space Telescope. The US space agency called the globular cluster, located 30,000 light-years away from Earth, a “celestial festival of lights”. A globular cluster is a stable, tightly bound cluster of tens of thousands to millions of stars, and are associated with all types of galaxies.
President Joe Biden extended his wishes on Diwali and said that the Diwali message of seeking the light of wisdom and love has helped his nation “emerge stronger”. Taking to X (formerly Twitter), the President Biden wrote a heartfelt Diwali message, saying, “Over the course of generations, South Asian Americans have woven Diwali traditions into the fabric of our nation, symbolising the message of seeking the light of wisdom, love, and unity over the darkness of ignorance, hate, and division. It’s a message that has helped our nation emerge stronger from the past few difficult years, and matters now more than ever.
The fight between Indian American Republican candidates got nastier with former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley calling tech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy “just a s**m” for bringing up her daughter as a reference at the party’s third presidential primary debate. At the debate held in Miami on Wednesday, the two sparred over the US policy on TikTok and whether it should be banned in the country because of its Chinese ownership.
US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti on Monday visited the US mission in the national capital New Delhi to oversee the “unprecedented demand” for US visitor visas among the Indians.
The co-founder and CEO of Truecaller, Alan Mamedi, in a post on X, revealed that when he first met Infosys founder Narayan Murthy eight years back, he had no idea who Murthy was and when asked “what he do”, the billionaire founder replied, “My wife always told me that because I had luck in life, I must give back, and that’s what I’m doing today. Giving back”.