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Apr 2019
Apr 2019

India-born pharma scientist elected to prestigious UK science body

Telangana-born Dr Shashi Ravi Suman Rudrangi, a pharmaceutical scientist in the Research and Development wing of Bristol Laboratories Limited, United Kingdom, has been elected to the committee in the Formulation Science and Technology Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the world’s oldest chemical society.

The 177-year-old Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is the world’s leading chemistry community, advancing excellence in the chemical sciences. With over 54,000 members and an international publishing and knowledge business, RSC invests in educating future generations of scientists, promoting collaboration and innovation.

Dr Rudrangi pursued his bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from Kakatiya University, in Warangal in 2008, and his master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Pharmaceutical Science at the University of Greenwich, the UK in 2010 and 2015, respectively.

Apr 2019

US aside, Germany tops as international destination where Indians prefer to work

A recent report titled “India Workforce Report,” by LinkedIn, which analyzed the industry trends in India and hiring of key talent, the US remains the top destination outside India for working professionals. In fact, every one in three migrants from India relocates to the US for work opportunities.

The findings from the report said “India has one of the youngest and most rapidly growing workforces in the world,” adding that “software engineering and business management are the most sought-after jobs in 2018 in India across industries, as well as for talent moving outside India.”

The other countries that featured in the top 5 are: Germany, the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada. The preferred jobs for Indians in these countries were: software engineer, project manager, research assistant, account executive, business development manager and sales manager.

IEEE honors computer science professor Rajesh Gupta with prestigious award

Rajesh Gupta, computer science and engineering professor at University of California, San Diego, has been awarded the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society 2019 W. Wallace McDowell Award. Gupta was chosen for the prestig...

UCLA computer scientist Amit Sahai named fellow of prestigious peer body

Amit Sahai, professor of computer science in the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, has been elected as a fellow of the prestigious International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR). IACR is an international organization that aims to enhance the s...

Veteran political activist Rachana Desai Martin named to key DNC position

The Democratic National Committee has announced that it has appointed Rachana Desai Martin as Chief Operating Officer. A veteran political activist, Martin has been serving as the DNC’s COO on an interim basis. She will oversee the DNC’s operational and ad...

India-based scamsters targeting elderly Americans, says US Attorney General Barr

US Attorney General William Barr has told lawmakers in a Congressional hearing that large criminal organizations based in India were among those scamming the elderly in America and that he had set up a strike force to combat the growing menace that he call...

Chinese food is voted the UK's most popular takeaway, followed by Indian food

A survey documentary by Channel 5, Britain’s free-to-air television network, has ranked the country’s favorite takeaway options, with Chinese food topping the list, followed by Indian food and fish and chips. And despite Britain’s obsession with pizza, the...

Trump re-nominates prosecutor Diane Gujarati for New York Federal Judge seat

The White House has announced that President Donald Trump intends to re-nominate a dozen individuals for judicial posts, including Diane Gujarati, currently a federal prosecutor in New York. The daughter of an Indian father and Jewish mother, Gujarati has ...

Sen. Kamala Harris raises $12 million in 1st quarter of presidential campaign

US Senator and presidential hopeful, Kamala Harris has announced she raised $12 million over the first quarter of 2019, setting an early high bar for the sprawling Democratic field challenging President Donald Trump in 2020. Half of the total haul for Harr...

Indian writer Raghu Karnad’s book on war gets Yale Univ. award

Indian writer and journalist Raghu Karnad has won Yale University’s Windham-Campbell prize under non-fiction category for his work Farthest Field: An Indian Story of the Second World War. He is one of eight recipients of the prestigious award handed out by...

74% super-rich Indians prefer UK to buy new home to 39% opting for US

A 2019 Wealth Report by leading property consultants Knight Frank says almost 74 percent super-rich Indians prefer the United Kingdom to buy a new home, compared with 39 percent opting for the US. "Both these places are of high interest for the India ultra...

Prof Amarjit Singh of Univ. of Hawaii wins construction management award

Amarjit Singh, an engineering professor at the University of Hawaii, has been awarded the prestigious 2019 Construction Management Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He received the award recently at the annual ASCE Construction Insti...