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Indian origin newsmakers in the US 2020

Indian origin newsmakers in the US 2020
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Indian origin newsmakers in the US 2020

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Indian newsmakers in the US 2020: Indian Newsmakers for the year 2020: Let's have a look at some of these Indian origin women who have made it to the headlines in the US.

Indian newsmakers in US 2020: Let's have a look at some of these Indian origin women who have made it to the headlines in the US.

Kamala Harris: Harris who has been in the news for the last couple of months is all set to be the first female Vice President of the US. Not just that, she will also be the first black, South Asian, and Indian American to hold the position.

Sonia Syngal: Earlier this year in March she was appointed as the CEO of retail giant GAP Inc. With this appointment she became the highest-ranked Indian-American female CEO of a Fortune 500 company after Indra Nooyi who stepped down as PepsiCo head in 2018.

Mala Adiga: The recently elected 46th President of the US, Joe Biden, chose Indian- American Mala Adiga as the policy director of the soon to be first lady Jill Biden.

Shruti Puri: A graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Shruti Puri was named as one of the finalists at the 2020 Blavatnik Regional Awards for Young Scientists.

Jenifer Rajkumar: After winning the 2020 US elections she became the first South Asian woman to be elected to the New York State Assembly.

Dr. Aruna Subramanian: She is a trained doctor in infectious diseases, she was the lead investigator of a potential COVID 19 drug called Remdesivir. She is part of the lead investigations team at Stanford Medicine along with Gilead Science, the drug company, to reasearch on the COVID-19 virus.

Pramila Jayapal: Pramila Jayapal is a democrat and she won the 2020 elections by defeating Republican Craig Keller by a massive 70 percentage points in the Seventh Congressional District of Washington State.

Neera Tanden: Recently she has been appointed as the director of the Office of Management and Budget by US President-elect Joe Biden making her the first Indian American to head the White House Budget office.

Gitanjali Rao: Gitanjali Rao is a 15-year-old teenager who has been chosen as TIME's first-ever Kid of the Year for her work using 'technology to tackle issues ranging from contaminated drinking water to opioid addiction and cyberbullying'.

Kesha Ram: In the 2020 elections, Ram who belongs to the Democratic party and was elected to the Vermont Senate, making her the first woman of colour elected to hold the position.

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