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Hindu Americans organize havans, prayers, raise funds for COVID-19 crisis

Post Date: April 8, 2020

Washington, DC: Responding to President Donald Trump’s call for National Day of Prayer March 15, the Hindu Mandir Executives Conference, a body representing 400-plus Hindu temples, institutions, meditation and yoga groups in North America, organized havans and prayers across North America. The effort, stated a press release, was aimed to address growing mental health and...

In virtual session with GOPIO, NY Consulate details serving community in time of corona


New York: India’s Consul General in New York, Sandeep Chakravorty initiated and led a virtual session with GOPIO leaders on April 3. Several GOPIO Life Members and Chapter Presidents participated, raised questions and provided suggestions to provide support for the NRI/PIO community in the TriState area in this critical Coronovirus time. Ambassador Chakravorty detailed how...

API launches drive for plasma from cured COVID patients

Post Date: April 8, 2020

New York: The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), the largest ethnic medical association in the US, has launched the Plasma Drive from patients who have been cured of COVID-19 and are now with no related symptoms for at least the past two weeks, Dr. Suresh Reddy, President of AAPI, has announced. Dr....

Akshaya Patra takes up COVID crisis challenge by hosting a virtual gala

Post Date: April 8, 2020

New York: With the national lockdown in India on March 24th and its experience in food preparation and distribution, the Akshaya Patra Foundation has been swift in addressing the food crisis made worse due to the pandemic with the help of its 55 kitchens nationally. Since March 24th, Akshaya Patra has served over 5 million...

Ekal Vidyalaya to produce one million masks by April end


New York: With the coronavirus outbreak the shortage of masks and sanitizers became apparent in early March. Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation with its presence in over 103,000 remote hamlets of India banded together its tailoring training centers and started stitching facemasks and producing hand sanitizers for Ekal volunteers, district health workers and law enforcement personnel. It...

AIF launches initiative for underprivileged communities in India

Post Date: April 8, 2020

New York: Non-profit body The American India Foundation has launched an initiative to serve and protect underprivileged communities in India against the coronavirus pandemic, as well as to help them emerge strongly through the resulting social and economic crisis Founded in 2001 in the aftermath of the devastating Gujarat earthquake, AIF, on Friday said it...

Arvind Krishna takes charge as IBM CEO


New York: Indian-origin technology executive Arvind Krishna took charge as the new Chief Executive Officer of American IT giant IBM on Monday. Krishna has succeeded Virginia Rometty, who described him as the right CEO for the next era at IBM and well-positioned to lead the company into the cloud and cognitive era. Rometty, 62, will...

NY doubles maximum fine to $1000 for breaking social distancing rules

Post Date: April 8, 2020

New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, on Monday said that fines for violating social distancing guidelines would be increased from $500 to $1,000. Cuomo also extended a shutdown in the epicenter of America’s deadly coronavirus pandemic until near the end of the month. He said the COVID-19 death rate in the state was “effectively flat” for the...

CDC finds COVID-19 seldom severe in kids

Post Date: April 8, 2020

Washington: Mirroring findings from a similar study in China, the first comprehensive tally of coronavirus infection in American children shows it's much less likely to cause severe illness. Children under the age of 18 are far less likely to even be diagnosed with COVID-19 than adults. Although people under the age of 18 make up...