New York Current Affairs - 2020

Siddhartha Mukherjee and Raj Chetty honoured as ‘2020 Great Immigrants’

2011 Pulitzer Prize winner Dr Siddhartha Mukherjee and Harvard University Economics Professor Raj Chetty were listed among the 38 immigrants to be honoured as the ‘2020 Great Immigrants’ by the Carnegie Corporation. Every year since 2006, ahead of the Independence Day of the United States on 4th July, Carnegie Corporations of New York honors the Read More…

Indra Mani Pandey appointed India’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to UN in Geneva

To the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva, Switzerland, the 1990 batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer Indra Mani Pandey was appointed as the next Ambassador and Permanent Representative of India. In the Ministry of External Affairs, Indra Mani Pandey is currently serving as the Additional Secretary. Indra Mani Pandey will succeed 1983 Read More…

Scientists find World’s oldest Fossil forest

Scientists have discovered the remnants of world’s oldest fossil forest- an extensive network of trees around 386 million years old in a sandstone quarry in United States (US). According to the researchers from Binghamton University, and New York State Museum in U.S., the fossil forest in Cairo would have spread from New York all the Read More…

Nita Ambani elected to board of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art

Educationist, Philanthropist and Businesswoman Nita Ambani has been named the Honorary Trustee of New York City’s The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the largest U.S. art museum. In the museum’s 150-year of history, she is the first Indian Trustee. Her election took place at the meeting of the Museum’s board and the announcement in this regard Read More…

Claude Monet’s ‘Mueles’ Painting sets Record for Impressionist Work

A Painting by Claude Monet’s titled ‘Mueles’ sold for a record-breaking price of $110.7 million at Sotheby’s auction in New York. Key Highlights History: The French painter Claude Monet’s painting titled “Meules” was made in 1890. The painting auctioned is among one of 25 “Meules” (which means “Grainstacks”) and it was created by painter in Read More…