NRI Achievers

Indian-American among 18 astronauts selected for NASA’s Moon mission

An Indian-American is among the 18 astronauts selected by NASA for its manned mission to the Moon and beyond. NASA on Wednesday named the 18 astronauts — half of them women — who will train for its Artemis moon-landing programme. Raja Jon Vurputoor Chari, 43, a graduate of the US Air Force Academy, MIT, and …

Indian-American among 18 astronauts selected for NASA’s Moon mission Read More »

Indian businessman inducted into Abu Dhabi Police’s community wing

This post was originally published on 13 May 2018. Firoz Merchant, a philanthropist and founder and chairman of Pure Gold Group, was recognised by the Abu Dhabi Police for his significant philanthropic contributions to the country and inducted him into Abu Dhabi Police’s community initiative — ‘We Are All Police’. The Indian businessman was specifically …

Indian businessman inducted into Abu Dhabi Police’s community wing Read More »

Kiran Jassal

Photos: NRI girl to represent Malaysia at Miss Universe

Kiran Jassal, a 20-year-old NRI of Punjabi origin, will represent Malaysia at the Miss Universe Finals next week. Born as Kiranmeet Kaur Baljeet Singh Jassal in 1996, Kiran Jassal won Miss Universe Malaysia title in 2016 and was awarded ‘Miss My Dentist Winning Smile’ subsidiary title. Kiran’s family shifted to Malaysia decades ago and is …

Photos: NRI girl to represent Malaysia at Miss Universe Read More »

US First Lady selects Indian-American teen for education campaign

US First Lady Michelle Obama has selected 16-year-old Indian-American Swetha Prabakaran to serve in the inaugural Student Advisory Board of an education campaign which seeks to provide educational opportunities for teenagers in America. Swetha, whose parents immigrated from Tamil Nadu’s Tirunelveli in 1998, was chosen for ‘Better Make Room’ campaign’s Student Advisory Board in recognition …

US First Lady selects Indian-American teen for education campaign Read More »

Indian-origin teens bag $100K in US science contest

Three Indian-origin teenagers, including identical twin sisters, in the US have bagged a scholarship worth $100,000 in a science competition for their innovative research that will help doctors diagnose health problems like schizophrenia. Shriya and Adhya Beesam, 16, who are grade 11 students in Plano, Texas won the competition in the 17th annual Siemens Math, …

Indian-origin teens bag $100K in US science contest Read More »

UAE-based Indian teen wins Children’s Peace Prize

Sixteen-year-old Indian teen Kehkashan Basu from UAE has been chosen as the winner of this year’s International Children’s Peace Prize for her work to protect the environment. On Friday, she was presented with the prestigious award for her fight for climate justice and against environmental degradation. Kehkashan received the prize from Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus …

UAE-based Indian teen wins Children’s Peace Prize Read More »

6-year-old Indian chef tastes global fame on Ellen show

This post was originally published on 25 September 2016. YouTube sensation and young chef Nihal Raj, also known as Kicha, showcased his cookery skills on the popular American chat show “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”. Kicha, who hails from Kerala’s Cochin, found fame after starting KichaTube HD channel on the video-sharing site. Till now he has …

6-year-old Indian chef tastes global fame on Ellen show Read More »

error: Content is protected !!
Scroll to Top