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KalamSat, World’s Smallest Space Cube for Experiment, Not Orbiting Satellite: Clarifies NASA

  The space experiment by India’s 18-year-old student Rifath Sharook weighing just 64 grams will be launched as part of the payload of NASA’s next mission on June 22, 2017, but it will not be placed in any orbit, clarified NASA on Friday. Named after India’s former President and scientist A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the smallest cube experiment was part of ...

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Trump Names Indian-Origin Seema Verma as Healthcare Secretary

Seema Verma, an Indian origin American consultant in Pence’s Medicaid program for the poor in Indiana, has been named by US President-elect Donald Trump’s as Secretary of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Trump said in a statement that her decades of experience will transform “our health care system for the benefit of all Americans.” Under the Indiana ...

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Microsoft and Google to Dismiss Patent Battles

Microsoft and Google have agreed to dismiss their entire pending patent lawsuit against each other. There were about 20 different lawsuits in Germany and the United States involving issues as varied as mobile phones, wireless networking, video decoding and other technologies, reported by The New York Times Also, cases included Motorola Mobility (the smartphone maker that Google sold last year ...

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‘Modi too shrewd to be derailed by nationalist symbolism,’ says Fareed Zakaria

Indian-American journalist Fareed Zakaria, who interviewed Indian Prime Minister last week, has suggested that Modi is “far too shrewd” to be distracted by nationalist symbolism which would derail his growth agenda and embroil him in unwanted controversies. According to reports, Zakaria is said to be wondered in an opinion piece in the Washington Post if the problem with the new ...

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Obama Nominates Richard Rahul Verma as US Ambassador to India

Indian-American Richard Rahul Varma has been nominated as the new US Ambassador to India by US President Barack Obama, declared White House on Thursday. The 45-year-old Verma is a senior counselor at the business advisory company led by former secretary of state Madeleine Albright, Steptoe & Johnson law firm and the Albright Stonebridge Group. He was the former Assistant Secretary ...

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