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U.S. Support for Human Rights Defenders

Overview Protecting and supporting human rights defenders is a key priority of U.S. foreign policy. Because human rights defenders seek to hold their governments accountable to protect universally recognized human rights, defenders are often harassed, detained, interrogated, imprisoned, tortured, and even killed for doing their work. The Department’s objective is to enable human rights defenders ... Read More»

The United States and India Collaborate to Expand Availability of Electric Public Transportation in India

September 20, 2023 New Delhi — Today the United States and India launched a mechanism that will facilitate deployment of 10,000 made-in-India electric buses in cities across the country, bringing into reality a joint vision first announced during Prime Minister Modi’s official state visit to the White House.  The United States is proud to partner ... Read More»

Joel Sathiaraj of IIT Madras wins Scrabble Tournament held at American Center Chennai

Chennai, September 12:  Joel Sathiaraj from IIT Madras won the Alfred Butts intercollegiate Scrabble tournament organized by the American Center, U.S. Consulate General Chennai in association with Queen Mary’s College in Chennai on September 8 and 9, 2023.  Jebrish T. and Anindita S. Raju from the Presidency College finished second and third respectively. As many ... Read More»

Joint Statement from India and the United States

September 8, 2023 The White House Press Release 1.           Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed United States President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., to India today, reaffirming the close and enduring partnership between India and the United States.  The leaders expressed their appreciation for the substantial progress underway to implement the ground breaking achievements of Prime ... Read More»

2023 EducationUSA University Fair in Bengaluru

Bengaluru:  Students and parents interested in learning about opportunities to pursue higher education in the United States are invited to participate in an in-person fair with U.S. university representatives.   EducationUSA at Yashna Trust, Bengaluru, in collaboration with the U.S. Consulate General Chennai, will host a fair from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September ... Read More»