At the IIT Demo Day, Grihisthi, a Fremont startup, presents in front of potential investors. (Photo: Amar D. Gupta/Siliconeer)

A diverse portfolio of startups presented their case, Jan. 24, at the HPE Auditorium in Palo Alto, Calif. Various areas such as HealthTech, Robotics, E-commerce, Fintech, and more were covered by the budding entrepreneurs. Each pitch lasting for no more than four minutes, the founders had to ensure that they had articulated a compelling story about their business to the esteemed audience, writes Siliconeer youth editor Vansh A. Gupta.

Resting much speculation for nearly a decade over the admission of the other sibling of Rahul Gandhi, the President of Indian National Congress (INC), into active politics, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has been designated as the Congress General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh (East) in a bid to unseat Prime Minister Narendra Modi, writes Priyanka Bhardwaj. 

Under the watchful eyes of dozens of community activists who hours earlier had rallied outside on the plaza, San Jose’s City Council held a study session Jan. 22 to discuss plans for Coyote Valley, writes Mark Hedin.

Given the rhetoric, it calls, now more than ever, for all those living in the United States, citizens and non-citizens alike to actively participate in the 2020 U.S. Census, writes Siliconeer youth editor Vansh A. Gupta.

The much-admired firebrand leader, trade unionist, former journalist, veteran Indian Parliamentarian, and ex-Union Minister of Railways, Industry, Communications, and Defense, George Matthew Fernandes is no more. Priyanka Bhardwaj pays tribute to the departed soul.

On Jan. 16, the esteemed Gandhi Peace Prize was conferred upon Akshaya Patra for their contribution in providing mid-day meals to millions of school children in India. 

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