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Diaspora

Indian-American epidemiologist becomes the Health Commissioner of New York city

New York, USA (CU)_ New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams revealed the name of New York City’s new health commissioner. He stated that the current health commissioner of the city, Dr Dave A. Chokshi, will remain in his position until March of this year, and will be succeeded by Dr Vasan. According to the media reports, Dr Ashwin Vasan, an Indian-American epidemiologist, has been named the New York City’s new Commissioner of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH). Dr Vasan took to Twitter and commented on his new designation. He tweeted announcing...

A gay Indian-American becomes the White House’s highest-ranking LGBTQ official

Texas, USA (CU)_ Gautam Raghavan, a homosexual Indian-American who formerly worked in the Obama administration as a liaison to the LGBTQ and Asian-American communities, has been promoted to the position of assistant to the president and head of the Office of Presidential Personnel by President Joe Biden (PPO), making him the top-ranking LGBTQ member of the White House staff. Raghavan has previously served as...

Indian-American physicians launch a cervical cancer awareness campaign

California, USA (CU)_ January is marked as Cervical Cancer Awareness Month in the United States, and the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, AAPI, is initiating a campaign to raise awareness about cervical cancer in India during the approaching Global Healthcare Summit (GHS) 2022, which will be held at the Hotel Avasa in Hyderabad from January 5 to 7, 2022. Dr. Anupama Gotimukula, President of the...

Indian-American mathematician honoured with a top math prize

Texas, USA (CU)_ Nikhil Srivastava, an Indian American mathematician who is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, has been honoured with a top mathematics prize, which he will share with two colleagues for their… extremely innovative work in solving the renowned "paving problem." For their noteworthy contributions in Operator Theory, Srivastava, Adam Marcus, and Daniel Spielman will be...

Jamaican Diaspora seeks to enable sustainable remote learning in this pandemic era

NEW YORK (CU)_Dr. Karren Dunkley, born in Spanish Town of Jamaica,  is one of the most successful educators in the United States. Over the past twenty-five years she has collaborated with individuals, organisation and schools in Jamaica, including her own alma mater, St. Catherine High School, in order to improve educational and community development in the Caribbean nation. AS an educator, social advocate and transformational leader, Dr....

A renewables payment scheme for Nigerians abroad

LAGOS (CU)_Arnergy is one of the leading solar energy companies in Nigeria, which aims to deliver reliable and sustainable energy services to residents and businesses across the West African nation. It is currently the only African solar company with power electronics, fully proprietary IoT and software architecture which enable the remote controlling of…  solar assets for retail and commercial purposes....

Malala Yousafzai becomes an Oxford graduate!

London, United Kingdom (CU)_ The renowned Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel laureate, has now graduated from the University of Oxford in London with a degree in philosophy, politics, and economics. She accomplished this nine years after being shot by the Taliban in her native Pakistan for advocating for girls' education. The youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate took to Instagram to share the happy moment and...

Indian-American epidemiologist becomes the Health Commissioner of New York city

New York, USA (CU)_ New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams revealed the name of New York City’s new health commissioner. He stated that the current health commissioner of the city, Dr Dave A. Chokshi, will remain in his position...

AIA to sell part of its Australian assets

Sydney, Australia (CU)_ According to the media, AIA Group Ltd (AIA) is planning to sell part of its life insurance assets in Australia to Resolution Life. According to close sources familiar with the subject who requested anonymity, the plan...

Blue Cross Life achieves milestone success in Canada

Ontario, Canada (CU)_ Blue Cross Life, being a federally regulated corporation, functions in every province throughout Canada. In Canada, the Blue Cross brand has been recognized for affordable, high-quality supplemental benefits for organizations and individuals for over seven decades....

Aditya Birla Sun Life Insurance introduces the ABSLI Secureplus Plan

Mumbai, India (CU)_ The life insurance arm of Aditya Birla Capital Limited (ABCL), Aditya Birla Sun Life Insurance (ABSLI), has introduced a new edition of its new-age savings solution, namely, ABSLI SecurePlus Plan. This plan was created with the...

Honouring a historical occasion… British Hallmarking Council sanctions commemorative mark

LONDON (CU)_The British Hallmarking Council (BHC) is the non-departmental public body responsible for supervising hallmarking in the United Kingdom. Historically, commemorative marks have been produced to signify a special event, providing a particular point of interest for the jewellery...

Nigeria urges health facilities to join MLSCN laboratory accreditation program

Abuja, Nigeria (CU)_ The Federal Government asked all federal tertiary institutions, Federal Medical Centers (FMCs), and Federal Specialist Hospitals throughout the nation to enroll in the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) certification program to ensure the accuracy...

Japanese real estate giant joins fellow developers making inroads into the Australian market

SYDNEY (CU)_Over the recent past, a string of Japanese property developers like Daiwa House, Asahi Kasei and Kajima, have made inroads into the Australian market. They will now be joined by a real estate giant who has made a...

Residents of Ogun State now have the opportunity to own a home!

ABEOKUTA (CU)_Several senior executives of the FCMB Group, led by CEO  Ladi Balogun, paid a visit to the city of Abeokuta, and met with the governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun. During the visit Balogun revealed that the financial...

Demand for new mortgages remained strong last year, but a slowdown is on the cards for 2022

WELLINGTON (CU)_Demand for mortgages in New Zealand remained strong over the past year, with lending on home loans reaching $9.08 billion in November, according to latest figures published by the Reserve Bank. While this figure was slightly below the...

Vancouver based think-tank makes an eyebrow-raising proposal to tackle Canada’s housing crisis

VANCOUVER, B.C. (CU)_When the pandemic began in March 2020, Canada's housing market went ice cold, before it soon came roaring back to fire last year. According to recent figures, average prices across the country reached…

Rohingya camp fire leaves thousands of refugees homeless!

Dhaka, Bangladesh (CU)_ According to the latest police report, thousands of refugees have been displaced following a massive fire that destroyed portions of a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh. Around 850,000 individuals of the persecuted Muslim minority reside in...

Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority announces new facility for allottees

GREATER NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh (CU)_The Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) this week became the first in the state to implement a system known as enterprise resource planning (ERP). It is a software provided by IT firm Tech Mahindra,...

You can’t avoid maintenance fees if you buy a condo, but you can reduce the risk of nasty surprises down the road

MARKHAM, Ontario (CU)_Unlike other residential properties, those own condos must pay a monthly maintenance fee, in addition to a mortgage and property taxes. This fee usually covers costs incurred on the building's operations, like cleaning, security and some utilities,...

Canada’s hardest hit province to impose health tax on the unvaccinated

MONTRÉAL (CU)_The Canadian province of Quebec, which has reported the higher number of COVID-related deaths in the country, is currently struggling with a surge in infections on account of the omicron variant of the Coronavirus. Although less than 13...

Quebec to tax unvaccinated Canadians

Ontario, Canada (CU)_ Quebec, the Canadian province, is planning to levy a health tax on citizens who are not immunized against Covid-19. Quebec, which witnessed the most Covid-related fatalities in Canada, is now experiencing a severe outbreak, as the...

Realtors seek much-needed impetus to realise the dream of Housing for All

NEW DELHI (CU)_The Confederation of Real Estate Developers' Associations of India (CREDAI) is the apex body of private real estate developers in the South Asian nation. The group recently wrote to the Finance Ministry, recommending several measures which are...