Countdown to Inauguration 2017! A first lady’s role isn’t clearly defined under U.S. law. Each first lady makes her own mark through projects and causes, and she often sets the tone for the incoming administration with her choice of gown at the inaugural ball. Did you know that the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History features a popular collection of first ladies’ inaugural gowns... View details ⇨
Madras Christian College is on a major green energy drive! Today we helped break ground on a joint USAID India-ASHA/MCC-funded 500 KwP Solar Power Plant. With the new plant, 50% of the campus’ total energy requirements will be met. Way to go MCC for being a pioneer among educational institutions and for leading by example to #actonclimate!
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is 'What are you doing for others?'" Today, we remember how he fought to end racial discrimination and advance civil rights. Read the article below to learn more about MLK and tell us what you can do today for someone else.
If you’re sick with the flu or other viral illnesses, antibiotics won't help you get better. Check out this chart to be Antibiotic Smart about when you need antibiotics and when you don’t. Visit [ Cdc.gov Link ] to learn more.
Congratulations to Velavan Senthilkumar, the 18-year-old British Junior Open squash champion, who is on his way to Columbia University in the City of New York to pursue a degree in economics because of excellence in the squash. The third Indian to win the title, we wish him good luck and many more laurels!
“Relations between nations is fundamentally relations between individuals” – U.S. Assistant Secretary Nisha Biswal.
We completely agree! And that’s why we are committed to strengthening people-to-people ties that build #USIndiaDosti. Watch Assistant Secretary Nisha Biswal in conversation with Barkha Dutt on NDTV, talking about the positive trajectory of the U.S-India relationship and the... View details ⇨
Are you a working print, broadcast, or online journalist looking for a new experience in 2017? The East-West Center is seeking applicants for Jefferson Fellowship focused on trade, security and strategic relationships in the Asia Pacific. Apply now. Deadline: January 26, 2017. For more information about the program and how to apply, visit: [ Ow.ly Link ]
The Pongal season has arrived! This year, celebrate AND protect the environment and your health with a smokeless #Bhogi festival. Do your part to #actonclimate by refraining from burning tires and plastics tomorrow. Happy Bhogi friends!
Job opportunity at U.S. Consulate Chennai! We are looking for SHIPPING ASSISTANT in the Management Section. Candidates with minimum three years’ experience in the field of customs clearance/international shipping/transportation and Knowledge of host government customs and clearances procedures required. For details, visit: [ Usembassy.gov Link ]
We’re geeking out over Pankaj Lal, Kaushik Chowdhury, Manish Arora and Aaradhna Tripati - four Indian-Americans who will receive the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)! PECASE is the highest honor given by the U.S. government to science and engineering professionals. [ Ow.ly Link ] #WeTheGeeks
Congratulations to Assistant Secretary Nisha Biswal for receiving The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award – the highest honor awarded to persons of Indian Origin from President Pranab Mukherjee.
Read A/S Biswal's remarks at the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards Ceremony, Bengaluru here: [ Goo.gl Link ]
Coimbatorean Kiran Bhat wins Oscar technical award! Kiran Bhat and colleagues earned The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Technical Achievement Award for the design and development of the ILM facial performance-capture solving system. They will be honored at the annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly... View details ⇨