Author: Biz India

NASA selects Indian-American-led Yale team to build miniature satellite for space launches

By a Staff Reporter – Universal News Network April 9, 2019 – An undergraduate team of scientists at Yale University led by Indian-American Keshav Raghavan is designing a miniature satellite which has been chosen by NASA for launch on space missions in the coming years. Raghavan leads the Yale Undergraduate Aerospace Association (YUAA). Its team members are currently working at the Wright Lab to build a CubeSat research satellite to detect cosmic rays. It is among 16 undergraduate teams across the country whose satellites will be flown into space as auxiliary payloads on space missions planned to launch in...

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Industry Evolution: Women are buying more cars than men

Chase Auto CMO Melinda Welsh on finding value in change. March 26, 2019 – By Melinda Welsh (Chase Auto CMO) Melinda Welsh shares why the auto industry needs to change gears and focus on women. VIDEO: https://www.chase.com/news/032619-industry-evolution The automotive industry needs women to be trailblazers, not just for our ideas and expertise but also because we represent a tremendous market opportunity. When I moved from the Chase Credit Card team to Chase Auto, I focused on the work but I wasn’t blind to the fact that I was often the only woman in the room. Five years later, it’s still...

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Immigrants are a Strength, Majority Say

By Kumar Balani Canada Tops Pro-Immigration List   NEW YORK, NY – Canadians are the most welcoming among residents in 18 countries who were queried on whether immigrants are a burden or strength. Canada is home to 7.85 million people from overseas, ranking fifth worldwide in the number of immigrants, just below France’s 7.9 million foreigners. In a Pew Research Center poll with a wide range of pro- and anti-immigration results published last March 14, nearly seven of ten people in Canada responded affirmatively to this statement below: “Immigrants today make our country stronger because of their work or talents”...

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Filipinos Confident US Will Defend Them in Conflict

By Kumar Balani WASHINGTON D.C. – Filipinos’ belief that the United States will defend their country or territory in a military conflict has remained high and steady in recent years, along with Australians, New Zealanders, and South Koreans. The Japanese people’s belief and confidence in such defense has also remained steady in recent years, although the confidence level is not as high as those of residents of the other four countries. The belief and confidence level of people in the top four countries ranged from 69 to 79 percent in 2016 and remained at 55 to 76 percent in...

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U.S. Auto Sales Drop 3.1%

SAAR* Jumps to 17.42 million (*Seasonally Adjusted, Annualized Rate of sales) Detroit 3, Toyota, Nissan Drop on Weaker Car Demand Honda, Hyundai-Kia, VW Group, Subaru Buck Industry Slowdown behind Trucks By David Phillips – Automotive News   April 03, 2019 – The auto industry headed into the key spring selling season on a down note, with U.S. sales falling 3.1 percent in March. But there was bright spot in the month – the seasonally adjusted, annualized rate of sales came in at 17.42 million, well above the forecast of 16.8 million, and up sharply from February’s 16.61 million rate and even the 17.33 million pace set in March 2018. Among major automakers, only American Honda, Hyundai-Kia, Volkswagen Group and Subaru managed an increase last month, helped largely by continuing strong demand for light trucks. It was the 3rd decline for the industry in as many months this year. Automakers are struggling to maintain a record pace that has seen annual sales totals top 17 million in every year since 2014. U.S. sales have now dropped 3.2 percent through March. “The industry had a tough first quarter but with spring finally starting to show its face and continued strong economic indicators, such as a boost in housing sales, lower lending rates and a strong labor market, we are confident that new vehicle sales demand will strengthen going forward,” said Reid...

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