Yesterday, February 20 marked Statehood Day in the two #NortheastIndia states of Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh. We join #Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in congratulating these two states on their foundation day. #DYK Arunachal Pradesh was granted statehood on this day in 1987, Mizoram was declared a state in 1972. Read more here: [ Link ]

Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram celebrate Statehood Day
আন্তর্জাতিক মাতৃভাষা দিবসে, মার্কিন কনসুলেটের তরফ থেকে সকলকে জানাই অমর একুশের শুভেচ্ছা। [ Link ] #MotherLanguageDay

Consul General Craig Hall unveiled a book titled `Corporate Social Responsibility in India: Cases and Developments After the Legal Mandate' written by Bhaskar Chatterjee, Sukanya Patwardhan and Sumona Ghosh and edited by Nayan Mitra at an event, organized at the American Center on Saturday. About 100 people including NGO representatives, academics, students, and other dignitaries attended the...
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More cities across the world are experimenting with driverless vehicles on public streets. Two of the latest to conduct testing are Las Vegas and Paris. Both cities have used self-driving electric buses to carry passengers on short rides to try out the technology and see how humans react to it.

Las Vegas and Paris test driverless cars | ShareAmerica
The U.S. Consulate Kolkata will be closed today February 20, 2017, due to the observance of Washington's Birthday or President’s Day. Here’s a brief history of Washington's Birthday (or as it's known now, #PresidentsDay from the U.S. National Archives [ Link ]

By George, IT IS Washington's Birthday!
The Smithsonian National Museum of American History recently added objects to its collection to help tell the story of African American racers who challenged the primarily white world of auto racing. #BlackHistoryMonth [ Link ]

An auto racing legacy: Meet the Black American Racers
The spouses and fiancés of U.S. Citizens, i.e. spousal visa (CR1 and IR1) and fiance(é) visa (K1) applicants, have legal rights and protections against domestic violence when they immigrate to the United States. These applicants are given a pamphlet at the time of their visa interview which informs them of their legal rights if they become a victim of domestic violence. Want to know more? Read...
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University of Utah researchers have created “smart glasses” that automatically adjust the focus on what a person is seeing, whether far away or close.
Photo: Lead researcher Carlos Mastrangelo, right, and doctoral student Nazmul Hasan with their “smart glasses.”

A new way of seeing? | ShareAmerica
U.S. Postal Service started their #BlackHistoryMonth celebrations Dorothy Height. Find out how this #womanofsubstance lived a full life spanning seven decades devoted to education representing African Americans [ Link ]

Postage stamp honors 'godmother of civil rights' | ShareAmerica
Humans are heading back to the moon in less than five years! The European Space Agency is teaming up with NASA for a manned mission that will orbit the moon as early as 2021. Read more on the future mission here and tell us what about NASA and space interests you the most: [ Link ] #USIndiaDosti #USIndiaSpace

NASA, ESA team up to send humans beyond the moon | ShareAmerica
Congratulations India for winning the cricketing finals of the Blind T20 World Cup for the second time! India beat Pakistan by 9 wickets in the finals of the 2017 blind T20 World Cup at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore with Kolkata man Chinmoy Mondal, officiating as match referee in five matches. Read more here: [ Link ] #DisabilityRights #SportsDiplomacy U.S. Department of State

Kolkata man savours India’s victory in blind cricket World Cup - Times of India
Congratulations Kolkata’s #chaivinists for being the undisputed front-runners of the chai shack world! This malty tea concoction of the streets of Kolkata with warm masala or spice flavors, creamy buffalo milk and a generous dose of sugar is so very special. Tell us which other Kolkata shack should we visit to get a cup of Kolkata’s most delicious #chai and some #adda? Read more at: [
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The best street tea in India: Kolkata’s chai
Congratulations ISRO for your remarkable world record! The ISRO - Indian Space Research Organisation launched a record number of 104 satellites in a single mission on board single rocket #PSLVC37 yesterday morning. This included 96 satellites from the United States. With this ISRO helped fortify #USIndiaDosti via #USIndiaSpace research and a pioneering US-based #startup, named Planet, who put...
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How ISRO helped Planet create its own world record, image entire planet, every day
Building on our efforts to improve regional connectivity and to provide a major thrust to the ‘Indo-Asia Connectivity for Shared Prosperity' #KolkataConnectivity conference, the U.S. Department of State is supporting CUTS International think tank, to conduct a study to facilitate the implementation of the Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal Motor Vehicles Agreement (BBIN-MVA). Consul General...
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Raymond Caldwell, a Washington D.C. based artist and theater professor at Howard University helped a group of engaged audience at the American Library to track the African American history and identity through the lens of performance and arts. As a part of our Black History Month programs, this discussion was aimed to eliminate the monolithic ideas of who African Americans are. Share your...
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Hey fans, guess what! Consul for Political and Economic Affairs Prasenjit Gupta is out enjoying India’s cultural diversity. He had an opportunity to visit Imphal's Gobindaji temple during his recent visit to Manipur. Shree Govindajee Temple is the largest Vaishnav temple in Imphal. Have you ever visited this temple?
U.S Consul General Kolkata Craig Hall spent two days in and around #ParasnathHills and was struck by the #spiritualism of #Shikharji and this beautiful part of #Jharkhand. Reaching Dhanbad by #ShatabdiExpress on February 13th, he stayed overnight till February 14 for a special #Shikharji Temple visit. During this visit CG Craig Hall went to the #BhomyajiTemple #JalMandir and...
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The auditions for our performative #storytelling project was a cultural experience in itself! From young MBA professionals, research scholars, artists, classical dancers to the first women’s theater group from Purulia traveling all the way to the American Center for the first time, we were struck by the sheer diversity and talent. We can’t wait to see these artists create change through their...
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Thank you Facebook fans for all your responses and your timely suggestions! We travelled to #Jharkhand in #Madhuban with a very special pilgrim Consul General Craig Hall. He visited #Shikharji Jay Jay Shree Parshwanath Bhagwan(Sammet Shikhar Mahatirth) #Jain Temple with Arvind Sukhani, Honorary Consul of MyLithuania. CG Hall was very excited to be at this holy site, where 20 of the 24 ...
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