“Priya’s Mask” Launched in Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam: India’s First Female Comic Book Superhero Tackles Covid-19

Chennai, January 23:  The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai launched Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam online versions of the popular youth comic book “Priya’s Mask” with support from South Indian social media influencers.  “Priya’s Mask” is the newest edition of a series featuring India’s first female comic book superhero.  A symbol of strength and a force ... Read More»

USISTEF: Funding Opportunity for U.S. and Indian Innovators for Technology Commercialization

The U.S.-India Science and Technology Endowment Fund (USISTEF) invites the U.S. and Indian innovators to apply for USISTEF’s 10th “Call for Proposals” which is open till October 15, 2019. For more information please visit:  https://www.iusstf.org/usistef/us-india-science-technology   E-brochure:  https://iusstf.org/assets/pdf/Endowment_Flyer_August%202019.pdf Online Submission:   https://www.usistef.online/login Read More»

U.S. Embassy and Consulates Launch New Mission-Wide Website

Today the U.S. Mission to India launched a new website for the Embassy in New Delhi and the four Consulates General in Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Mumbai.  The new website address for the entire U.S. Mission is https://in.usembassy.gov .  This website is in English, Hindi and Urdu and is built on WordPress, a popular web and ... Read More»

The United States, India, and Global Connect: Partners in Making Affordable Internet a Reality

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers hosted a workshop in New Delhi today with leaders from government, development banks, the IT sector, civil society and private industry to discuss digital connectivity and broadband access as part of the Global Connect Initiative.  In September 2015, the Department of State launched the Global Connect Initiative which ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Verma “Advancing Cyber Norms and Internet Inclusion,” Global Connect Initiative Regional Stakeholders Workshop.

Shangri-La Eros Hotel, New Delhi | September 15, 2016 Good morning everyone.  It’s a pleasure to join you all for this important workshop on the Global Connect Initiative.  In the spirit of digital connectivity, I was initially thinking about appearing via hologram but I thought it best not to frighten our guests here today!  Let ... Read More»

Department of Justice and Indian Investigators Hold Workshop to Discuss Countering Terrorist Internet Use

In partnership with the Ministry of Home Affairs and the National Investigation Agency, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI held a workshop with India’s top counterterrorism investigators and prosecutors to discuss countering terrorist internet use.  The workshop took place in New Delhi over a two-day span, and focused on the threat ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Verma at U.S.-India Expert Workshop on Countering Terrorist Use of the Internet

(As Prepared for Delivery) Thank you for that kind introduction.  It’s a great pleasure to be here at this workshop with such an impressive group of law enforcement officials and experts.  I understand we have participants from a number of countries, including India, Bangladesh, the United Kingdom, and the United States.  I’d like to especially ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Richard Verma at the India Energy Access Summit

Le Meridien Hotel, New Delhi (As Prepared for Delivery) Good Morning ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests. Thanks to the CLEAN Network and the Climate Group for sponsoring this conference and inviting me back this year.  I don’t believe I am overstating it when I say that we are poised at a transformational moment in history. ... Read More»

Under Secretary Kendall visits India

Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics at the U.S. Department of Defense visited India from July 25-28. During his visit he took part in the semi-annual Defense Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI) and had fruitful meetings with his counterparts at the Ministry of Defence in Delhi. USD Kendall and his ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Richard R. Verma at the Pacesetter Fund Awards Ceremony, India Habitat Center, New Delhi

India Habitat Center, New Delhi | Friday May 27, 2016 (As prepared for delivery) Good evening everyone.  I’m very pleased to be here with you all today to celebrate innovation in clean energy.  I want to thank the India Habitat Center for offering this beautiful venue.  Joseph Stein, the American architect who designed this building, was ... Read More»

USAID and Ministry of Power Launch Portal to Promote Net Zero Energy Buildings

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Power today launched India’s first integrated web portal designed to promote and mainstream Net Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) in India. The portal ( www.nzeb.in ) was launched by Mr. Pradeep Kumar Pujari, Secretary, Ministry of Power, and Ambassador Jonathan Addleton, USAID Mission Director to ... Read More»

“Technology, Innovation and American Diplomacy in the 21st Century” – Remarks by Ambassador Verma at Lehigh University

(As prepared for delivery) Ladies and gentlemen, members of the faculty, distinguished students.  It’s a sincere pleasure to be back here at my alma mater, a place of many fond memories.  I’ve been back many times over the years – for alumni events, reunions, and as an Alumni Association Board Member and a Young Alumni ... Read More»

Urbanization, Investment, and Entrepreneurship: Leveraging U.S.-India Economic Ties

Assistant Secretary Nisha Biswal’s Remarks to the University of Chicago Alumni Club of India (As prepared for delivery) Thank you for that kind introduction Aditi and thank you all for a very warm welcome, and of course a big thanks to the University of Chicago Alumni Club of India for hosting this event.  It is ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Richard R. Verma at the India-U.S. Millennium Alliance Awards Ceremony

April 14, 2016 | FICCI Federation House, New Delhi Good Morning! Let me begin by thanking the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) – Dr. Singh and his team – for hosting this event and for FICCI’s excellent partnership with the U.S. Government on the Millennium Alliance. I’d also like to specially ... Read More»
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