The Hall of Flags at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Building in downtown D.C., where the U.S. -India Business Council’s India Ideas Summit was being held on June 12, filled up to capacity with several hundred corporate honchos, Trump administration officials, media and think tankers, when it was announced that Google CEO Sunder Pichai would shortly be accepting USIBC’s Global Leadership Award.
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The trailblazing U.S. Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D.-Wash.) — the first Indian-American woman to be elected to the U.S. Congress — was back to creating history, when on June 4, she held the Speaker’s gavel and presided over the U.S. House of Representatives.
Three Indian-American women are among Forbes’ list of America’s 80 Richest Self-made Women, who have crashed the ceiling and “blazed her own trail.” Leading the Indian-American trailblazers at number 18 is Arista Networks president and CEO Jayshree Ullal.
It turned out to be a historic night at the 92nd Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., May 30, as eight teenagers were declared co-champions. The winners, seven Indian-Americans closed the Bee with 47 correct spellings in a row in a final that went into 20 rounds.
Well-known Silicon Valley entrepreneur Vish Mishra says Prime Minster Narendra Modi’s re-election for a second five-year-term bodes well for the country and its future development, but a few critical tasks like job creation and poverty removal lie ahead for him.
Dr. John Kapoor, 76, the founder and former chairman of Insys Therapeutics Inc., a Chandler, Arizona-based company, was convicted May 2, by a federal jury in Boston, Mass., after a months-long trial in bribing doctors across the country to prescribe a highly addictive opioid.
Bay Area student Shiva Oswal was crowned Junior Varsity Champion at the 2019 History Bee Tournament, April 28. Oswal also placed in the Top 10 in the US History Bee tournament.
California businessman Naresh Solanki has been appointed mayor of Cerritos, California. Solanki, a Cerritos City Council member since 2015, and mayor pro tem, took over his new position at the annual Cerritos City Council Mayoral transition, April 18.
Director Praveen Morchhale’s “Widow of Silence” won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Feature, while Sandhya Suri’s “The Field,” won the award for best short, at the recently concluded Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles.
Rajesh Gupta, a professor of computer science and engineering at University of California San Diego, has been awarded the W. Wallace McDowell Award by the IEEE Computer Society for his seminal contributions in design and implementation of microelectronic systems-on-chip and cyberphysical systems.