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Source: Business Insider

Earlier this year, Satya Nadella replaced Steve Ballmer as Microsoft's CEO, underlining the rise of Indians and Indian-Americans in the U.S. tech world. 

Today, around 15% of startups in Silicon Valley are founded by Indians, according to the research of Professor Vivek Wadhwa, himself a seasoned entrepreneur. "It's just one more symbolic thing that validates that our world is becoming much more global and is crossing boundaries," Padmasree Warrior, chief technology officer of Cisco Systems, told the LA Times. "It suggests that it's execution and results that matter in the end, regardless of where you come from." Read more...

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Source: Economic Times/India Times

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama looks forward to working with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to fulfil the extraordinary promise of the US-India strategic partnership and deepen bilateral cooperation, a White House spokesperson said today. 

Obama has invited Modi to the White House in September, which is expected to set the tone of the long-term relationship between the leaders of the two largest democratic countries of the world.

"The President looks forward to working closely with Prime Minister Modi to fulfil the extraordinary promise of the US-India strategic partnership and continuing to expand and deepen the wide-ranging cooperation between our two democracies for years to come," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told PTI. Read more...

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Source: Times of India

LONDON: A well-known Indian-American surgeon and writer Atul Gawande will deliver this year's prestigious BBC Reith Lectures in four global cities, including Delhi. Dr Gawande, a Harvard professor and best-selling author, will give four talks later this year, grouped under the title 'The Future of Medicine'. 

The 48-year-old said he was "flattered and grateful" to be invited to speak in Boston, London, Edinburgh and Delhi. "I hope to use the lectures to bring together my thinking on how medicine is changing and must change globally," he said in a statement. Read more...

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