Indian diaspora: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Indian Government’s outreach to Global Indian Diaspora

Given India’s large population and the wide variety of skill sets available in the country, India remains a leading source of workers and skilled immigrants globally. In the United States, the Indian American community, which is barely a fraction of the population (1%) are among the Nation’s most educated, wealthiest and business-driven ethnicities in the ..

Brain Drain in Poland

The Polish Government has approved a new law that will scrap income tax for roughly 2 million young workers. The law was created because several young workers were leaving the country in droves and that was creating a fiscal drag on the country’s economy. The law will come into effect this week. What has happened? ..

BIMSTEC Leaders invited to PM Modi Swearing-In

Prime Minister Modi has invited leaders of BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) countries along with those from the Kyrgyz Republic and Mauritius for his swearing-in ceremony to be held on May 30. The Swearing ceremony for the first tenure saw the participation of SAARC leaders including Pakistan. Significance of ..

Ministry of Home Affairs to discard its ‘Black List’ of Indian-origin people

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has decided to discard its ‘Black List’ of Indian-origin people, who have taken asylum abroad under the plea of alleged persecution in India. As per officials, all such people will also be given regular visa as well as Overseas Citizen of India (OCI). The list, which is maintained by ..

Rajendra Joshi conferred with 2019 Pravasi Bhartiya Samman Award (PBSA)

Swiss-based NRI scientist Dr Rajendra Joshi, who belongs to Rajasthan, has been conferred with the 2019 Pravasi Bhartiya Samman Award (PBSA) by the President of India Ram Nath Kovind. Dr Joshi is honoured for his outstanding achievement in the field of Science and in recognition of his valuable contribution in promoting the honour and prestige ..

Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award conferred upon Dr. Rajendra Kumar Joshi

Dr. Rajendra Kumar Joshi, the founder and chairman of the RUJ Group has been conferred with the prestigious Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award on 29th March, 2019. He was awarded by the Embassy of India in Switzerland, on behalf of the President of India with a commendation letter and a medal. He claimed this award was ..

Varanasi hosts Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (YPBD-2019)

The Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (YPBD-2019) has started at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh on January 21. The theme for this year PBD is “Role of Indian Diaspora in building New India”. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will formally inaugurate the event tomorrow, with Prime Minister of Mauritius, Pravind Kumar Jugnauth being the Chief Guest. Several world ..

2019 Non-Resident Indian Day

The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD), also known as Non-Resident Indian Day, is observed every year on 9th of January to mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community towards the development of India. The day commemorates the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa to Mumbai on 9 January 1915.