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Daily EDITION : News from INDIA New England | Monday, January 11, 2016

Indian-Americans Bhattacharya and Karnik Win First and Second Prize in National Math Competition

SEATTLE– Ankan Bhattacharya of Michigan won $10,000 in the 2016 national Who Wants to Be a Mathematician on Thursday at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Seattle. Karthik Karnik, a senior at the Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science, is the 2016 runner-up. He won $3,000 for himself and $3,000 for the academy.

Ankan, a junior at International Academy East in Michigan, astounded the audience in the finals, answering very quickly and offering wonderful explanations. Ankan will receive $5,000 for his win and the math department at International Academy East will also receive $5,000. Read More

Indian Embassy Celebrates Pravasi Bharatiya Divas – 2016 in Washington

WASHINGTON–Pravasi Bharatiya Divas – 2016 was celebrated at the Embassy of India in Washington DC on Friday. The event was well attended with enthusiastic participation by the Indian-American community members representing various sectors including the government, business, professionals, artists, journalists and students, among others. Read More

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Harvard student develops technique to diagnose cancer from a single drop of blood

By Adam Zewe
Harvard Gazette
What if a physician could effectively diagnose cancer from one drop of a patient’s blood?
Harvard student Neil Davey, A.B. ’18, has developed a technique that pushes the possibility of non-invasive cancer diagnosis one step closer to reality. Read More

With $30,000 Grant, IARI Launches Educational Enrichment Initiatives

RHODE ISLAND, RI—Fresh from a three-year, $30,000 grant from Rhode Island Foundation, India Association of Rhode Island, known as IARI, is launching an educational enrichment initiative, IARI President Amrut Patel told INDIA New England News.

An open house for the orientation will be held on Sunday, Jan. 17, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Mahatma Gandhi Cultural Center, located at Sts. Sahag and Mesrob Armenian Church at 70 Jefferson Street in Providence, RI. Read More

Government schemes haven't benefited crafts people

By Nivedita
NEW DELHI--Different schemes initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government for the betterment of skilled workers is worth applauding, says well-known crusader of crafts and craftspersons Jaya Jaitly. She, however, feels many schemes have not been formulated well. Read More

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Cheers! Here's how your liver breaks down alcohol

By Nishant Arora
NEW DELHI--The New Year party is over and so is binge drinking. Hangover episodes are only worth mentioning on Facebook and your liver, after breaking down alcohol and eliminating it from your body, is back doing its routine stuff.

While you gulped down drink after drink at the New Year party, did you think about how much time and energy the liver spends while performing the mammoth task of removing traces of toxic alcohol from your system? Read More

World Bank Provides $50 Million to Improve Education and Skills Training for Minority Communities in India

NEW DELHI – The Government of India and the World Bank have signed a US$ 50 million credit for the Nai Manzil: Education and Skills Training for Minorities Project to help young people from minority communities complete their education and gain from market-driven training programs with the aim of improving their employment outcomes. Read More

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Know if your toddler is ready for reading lessons

NEW YORK-- Even before they can read, children as young as three years of age can understand how a written word is different than a simple drawing, and the ability to make this distinction could signal if your toddler is ready to learn to read, a new study has found. Read More

Sugar cut in drinks can prevent 3 lakh diabetes cases

WASHINGTON-- Cutting sugar in sweetened drinks by 40 percent can prevent over three lakh obesity-related Type 2 diabetes over the next two decades, a significant study has found. Read More

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Irrfan Khan turns 49, has big films in kitty

NEW DELHI--Internationally acclaimed actor Irrfan Khan, who has carved a niche in Bollywood as well as Hollywood with his versatility, intense looks and effortless acting, turned 49 on Thursday. With big films like “Inferno”, “The Wicked Path” and “The Song of Scorpions” in his kitty, the actor looks forward to a bright year ahead. Read More

Will take up ministries' merger issue with Centre: Kerala CM

NEW DELHI-- Kerala will take up with the Centre the merger of the ministry of overseas Indian affairs (MOIA) with the ministry of external affairs, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Friday.

The decision to do away with the MOIA was not correct, the chief minister told reporters in Delhi.

"We will take up the issue with the prime minister and others concerned since the ministry... Read More

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Translator of Tagore pulls out of World Book Fair

NEW DELHI--Chinese author Feng Tang, whose translation of a collection of poems by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore had created controversy, has pulled out from Delhi World Book Fair 2016, casting a shadow on the event where China is the guest of honour.

Ten authors from China were expected to participate in the nine-day fair, touted as Asia's largest book fair, which is slated to begin from Saturday at Delhi's Pragati Maidan.

Feng was in the eye of a storm over the obscene language used in the translation of "Stray Birds" ...Read More

Science congress concludes on high note

MYSURU-- Curtains came down on the 103rd Indian Science Congress on Thursday after a five-day session, which saw a record 12,500 delegates participating in various events, including plenary sessions, public lectures and a mega expo on the most fascinating subject from school to university level.

Held in the sprawling 700-acre University of Mysore campus in this heritage city, about 140km from Bengaluru, the annual jamboree attracted a galaxy of scientists...Read More

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Hyderabad student commits suicide in US

HYDERABAD-- A student from Hyderabad studying in North Carolina University in the US committed suicide after scoring low marks in exams, according to information reaching his family here. Read More

'Peepli Live' co-director's rape case final arguments this week

NEW DELHI-- A court here on Thursday fixed January 14 for commencing final arguments in a rape case involving "Peepli Live" co-director Mahmood Farooqui. Read More



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