Barack Obama Current Affairs - 2020

US house passes bill to restrict entry of Syrian, Iraqi refugees

Republican-dominated US House of Representatives has overwhelmingly voted to bar Syrian and Iraqi refugees from entering the United States over the security concerns. The bill was overwhelmingly voted by 289 in favour to 137 opposed and bill now needs to be passed by the Senate. It seeks to impose more stringent security provisions on already Read More…

PM Narendra Modi ranks 9th in 2015 Forbes’ World’s Most Powerful Person

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emerged as World’s ninth Most Powerful Person in the Forbes annual ranking of 73 persons list of 2015. The list gives the annual ranking of the World’s 72 Most Powerful People on the basis of their financial resources, scope and use of power and the number of people they Read More…

Jhumpa Lahiri selected for 2014 National Humanities Medal

Indian-American Pulitzer Prize winner Jhumpa Lahiri has been selected for the prestigious 2014 National Humanities Medal of White House. She has been selected for this award for enlarging the human story and will be presented with it by US President Barack Obama. The award also recognizes her fictional works which have illuminated the Indian-American experience Read More…

Akhil Amar appointed to key administration post by US President Barack Obama

Akhil Amar, an Indian-American professor from Yale University has been appointed as a member of the prestigious National Council on Humanities of US by President Barack Obama. Presently, he is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at the Yale University. Since 1985, he was also professor at both Yale College and Yale Law School. He Read More…

US President Obama nominates IIT alumni Sanjita Pradhan to his advisory commission on AAPIs

United States (US) President Barack Obama has nominated Sanjita Pradhan, an IIT alumnus to his advisory commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). Sanjita Pradhan is a Nepali American. She holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Technology. Presently, she is serving as an Executive Officer of the Office of Asian and Pacific Read More…