Indian Diaspora Current Affairs - 2020

Indian-origin art lover Ismail Mahomed conferred knighthood by French government

An Indian-origin art lover and playwright Ismail Mahomed from South Africa has been knighted by the French government for his lifelong devotion to the promotion of arts. He was bestowed with Knight of the Order of Arts and Literature (The Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres) by French Ambassador Elisabet Barbier in Johannesburg. About Read More…

Indian-origin Amar Singh appointed as Police Commissioner of Kuala Lumpur

An Indian-origin Sikh Amar Singh has been appointed the Police Commissioner of Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur. With this, he becomes first person of Indian origin (PIO) and first Malaysian Sikh to achieve the highest police rank in the Muslim-majority country. Prior to this appointment, he was serving as deputy director of CID. He will succeed Read More…

Indian-origin lawyer Davinder Singh named vice-chairman of ICC commission

Indian-origin lawyer Davinder Singh (58) has been named as Vice-Chairman of International Chamber of Commerce Commission (ICC) on Corporate Responsibility and Anti-corruption. Mr. Singh is one of top Indian-origin lawyer in Singapore. Currently he is chief executive of the Singapore based law firm Drew & Napier. He was member of Singapore Parliament from 1988-2006. About Read More…

Harinder Sidhu appointed as new Australian High Commissioner to India

Indian-origin Harinder Sidhu has been appointed as Australian High Commissioner to India. She replaces outgoing High Commissioner Patrick Suckling. She is second envoy from Australia with Indian roots after Peter Varghese who had ancestral roots to southern Indian state of Kerala. About Harinder Sidhu Harinder Sidhu’s was born in Singapore and later migrated to Australia. Read More…

Four Indian-Americans selected to US National Academy of Engineering

Four Indian-Americans have been selected to the prestigious US National Academy of Engineering (NAE). They are part of total 80 selected members list selected for their valuable contributions to the society. Selected Indian-Americans are Anil K. Jain: He was elected for his contributions to the practice of biometrics and field of engineering. He is an Read More…