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Indian-origin scientist discovers new way to filter fake news


New York: Using machine learning (ML), a team of US researchers led by Indian-American computer scientist Anshumali Shrivastava at Rice University has discovered an efficient way for social media companies to keep misinformation from spreading online. Their method applies machine learning in a smarter way to improve the performance of Bloom filters, a widely used technique...

Kash Patel files $50M defamation suit against CNN


Washington, DC: Kash Patel, the chief of staff to Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller, has filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against CNN and several of its top reporters, claiming the liberal network published false statements and promoted “unfounded left-wing political narratives” by painting Patel as a pro-Trump conspiracy theorist seeking to smear President-elect...

Indian-American Aman Narang led ‘Toast’ wins ‘EY Entrepreneur of The Year’ award


New York: Ernst & Young recently announced its 2020 EY US Entrepreneur of The Year winner, with the executive team of Toast Inc., led by president and co-founder Aman Narang, winning the top prize. Narang, an Indian American entrepreneur, was among four individuals at Boston, Massachusetts-based Toast – president and co-founder Steve Fredette; chief technology officer...

Divine first Indian rapper on Times Square billboard


Divine has become the first rapper from India to be featured on a Times Square billboard. Divine unveiled his album “Punya Paap” on December 4, and it has claimed the top spot on Apple Music India (all genres) since its release. The 11-track album features collaborations with artistes such as hip-hop veteran Nas, Grammy winning Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Cocoa Sarai,...

Huntington lights gigantic ‘Tree of Hope,’ Menorah for the holiday season


Town officials, members of the Town of Huntington Small Business Economic Recovery Task Force, and members of the Huntington Business Improvement District, the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce & Looks Great Services welcomed New York State officials and community leaders for Huntington Holiday Spectacular kick-off events, including a huge “Tree of Hope” lighting on...

Curran calls on Washington for stimulus for 12 infrastructure projects


Nassau County Executive Laura Curran was joined by labor leaders to announce details of the County’s federal stimulus proposal to advance twelve shovel ready, high priority Nassau County infrastructure projects – a key component of Curran’s pandemic economic recovery plan.  The total value of this stimulus request is $583 million.   The County estimates that...

Sunil Hali among 4 Life Fellows of PanIIT Institute


New York: IIT Alumni Council has announced the first ever Life Fellowship of the PanIIT Institute initiative to four eminent IITians for their contribution to MarTech and IIT Alumni Council. Dr Udaya Dharmalingam, IIT Guwahati, who designed  the Indian Rupee logo as well as the main emblem of the IIT Alumni Council. Sunil Khullar, IIT Bombay, the visual communication expert who has evolved the overall unifying brand strategy for all the initiatives of the IIT Alumni Movement, including development of the IIT Font. Sanjiv Goyal, IIT Delhi, the digital marketing expert, highly acclaimed angel investor and PanIIT USA Board Member from Silicon Valley. Sunil Hali, IIT Roorkee, the Indian media expert from New York who launched Radio Zindagi – the first coast to coast South Asian Radio Network and The Indian EYE – a hi tech digital publication. IIT Alumni Council is the largest global body of alumni, students and academicians across all the 23 IITs and partnering Institutes of the India Innovation Network (I2Net). The Council has announced institutional strengthening of PanIIT Institute, an independent and autonomous partner alumni organization engaged in the development of an end-to-end deeptech Research Ecosystem in India –through the appointment of Life Fellows across all the key areas of Applied Science and Engineering – starting with Martech (Marketing Technology). The announcement was made by Ravi Sharma, President and Chief Volunteer of the IIT Alumni Council.

Dr Anthony Fauci and Dr Sanjay Gupta among Children’s Hope India Gratitude Awards honorees


Children's Hope India, a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to lifting children from poverty to prosperity in India and the United States, announced the honorees for its first-ever Gratitude Awards, recognizing individuals who have made bold civic and charitable contributions in a particularly challenging year. CHI co-founder, board member and journalist, Lavina Melwani, hosted the virtual...

NYC announces timeline for arrival of COVID-19 vaccines

Post Date: December 10, 2020

COVID-19 vaccine produced by Pfizer is expected to arrive in New York City as early as Dec. 15 and that by Moderna as early as Dec. 22, tweeted Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday. "Priority will be given to frontline medical workers and nursing homes," he emphasized. "A vaccine is on the horizon. Don't give up...