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India Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's Washington and New York bill of work
Washington, DC & New York:
October 19, 2019
• Finance Minister led the Indian delegation to the IMF/ World Bank Annual Meetings 2019 held in Washington DC this week. On the side-lines of the Annual Meetings, she also attended the Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meetings of the G20 and the BRICS. She took this opportunity to also interact with industrial and institutional investors in New York and in Washington DC and hold bilateral meetings with Finance Ministers of some countries and others. There were 30 meetings of the World Bank/ IMF/ G20/ BRICS, investors and bilateral meetings.
No US visa for immigrants who can't pay for health insurance

WASHINGTON —US President Trump has issued a proclamation, effective Nov. 3, ordering consular officers to bar immigrants seeking to live in the United States unless they “will be covered by approved health insurance” or can prove that they have “the financial resources to pay for reasonably foreseeable medical costs.”

Abducted NRI Found Dead In His Car

WASHINGTON - Abducted California based millionaire NRI Tushar Atre has been found dead inside his BMW car. Atre, 50—owner of digital marketing company AtreNet Inc which caters to Silicon Valley corporate businesses—was kidnapped from his house around 3 am "during a crime" on Tuesday, the Santa Cruz county sheriff's office said, adding that he was last seen getting into his white BMW.

Jaishankar, Pelosi Attend Mahatma Gandhi Birth Anniversary Event in USA

WASHINGTON DC – A one-day exhibition on the life and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi was held at the Library of Congress on 02 October 2019 as part of the ongoing celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. India’s US Embassy organized a commemorative event on 02 October 2019. Speaker of the US House, Nancy Pelosi was the Guest of Honor. India’s External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar and Speaker Pelosi addressed the gathering.

NGOs Form India Philanthropy Alliance

11 of the US-based not-for-profit organizations have joined hands to form the India Philanthropy Alliance which shall aim to enhance collaboration to augument India’s development, a press release said. The organizations are: Akanksha Fund, American India Foundation, Arogya World, CRY America, Dasra, Ekal USA, Foundation for Excellence, Indiaspora, Magic Bus USA, Pratham USA, and VisionSpring.

INDIA COLLECTION UNVEILED AT NORWALK LIBRARY

CONNECTICUT - Norwalk Public Library in Connecticut unveiled India Collection at its main library at One Belden Ave on Sunday, November 15th. The books were donated by Govt. of India. It was an initiative of the Connecticut Chapter of the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO-CT).

In Washington, India US Health Care Debated

the nation continues its debate on reforming of the Healthcare system in the nation, AAPI has taken on itself yet another role and be a vital part of policy making. Led by Dr. Suresh Reddy, President of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) led the discussions on ways to make healthcare delivery affordable, accessible and efficient at the first ever US-India Leaders’ Summit at The National Press Club in Washington, DC on September 18, 2019. 

Trump imposes toughest sanctions on Iran

The Trump administration’s tough new sanctions on Iran took effect on Monday but eight major importers of Iranian oil were spared from immediate penalties.

NRIs deposits jumps as rupee slides

Non-resident Indian (NRI) deposits jumped to $5.7 billion in the first five months of this fiscal compared to $0.5 billion in the same period last year. 

China meddles in US elections, Putin probably involved in assassinations: US President

The US President’s remarks came in an interview with CBS News’s 60 Minutes program in which he also said China meddles in US elections, that the trade war with China was actually a “skirmish” and that he doesn’t think climate change is a hoax, but remains doubtful of who or what caused it.

Indian Government contemplating seeking NRIs support to strengthen falling rupee

prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is considering tapping Indians living overseas to lure foreign exchange flows and prop up a sagging rupee, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

Namdhari Sect Chief Dalip Singh to attend World Hindu Congress in Chicago

Namdhari Sect Chief Dilip Singh is in Chicago to attend the 2nd World Hindu Congress (WHC) that begins 07 Sep 2018.

Mike Pompeo presses Pakistan to initiate action against terrorists

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo who was in Pakistan told Pakistan to leadership to initiate "sustained and desicive" action against Terrorists and militants threatening "regional peace".

In Chicago, Sikhs and minorities to protest to oppose RSS Hindu agenda

In accordance with the First Amendment of the US constitution, the Sikh community along with other minority communities will be exercising their freedom of speech, and the freedom to assemble peacefully on Friday here, to oppose RSS (Rashtriya Swayam Sewak Sangh) and its Hindu fundamentalist agenda.