iPINews January 2020, Volume 2, No. 1
A Forum for Indian Businesses in North East USA
(Covering: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont)
January 24, 2020

Republic Day at Nasdaq; Closing Bell Ceremony

Consul General rang the Closing Bell at NASDAQ on January 24 2020 and celebrated 70 Years of Indian Republic at Nasdaq Marketsite with eminent invited guests.

January 18-25, 2020

Visit of Delhi Development Authority (DDA) in collaboration with the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), New Delhi, India in preparation of the next Master Plan for Delhi for 2041.

Consulate General of India, New York hosted a delegation from Delhi Development Authority and National Institute of Urban Affairs, New Delhi for a Round table discussion for a preparing  Master Plan 2041 for Delhi with New York City Officials and professionals from the Industry. Meetings were also arranged for the delegation with the offices of the New York City Department of Sanitation, Water, Environment and Protection, Housing and Information Technology. Presentation by Ron Moelis, L&M Equities on Essex Street Crossing Development and Charles Olson, NYC Department of Environmental Protection on Urban Stormwater Management and Blue Belts and overview of the event with Q&A was done by Ms. Meenakshi Varandani,Waterfront Permits NYC Small Business Services on Environmental Review Checklist.

January 23, 2020

Consul Trade attended the networking programme organised by Commerce & Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) in partnership with Choose New Jersey and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority to Explore New Jersey & Network around the Globe event.
January 23, 2020

Consul General along with Consul (Trade) attended interaction over dinner with small group of CXOs from Private Equity firms with an interest in India on topics such as economic slowdown, the governance challenges and the opportunities ahead. The event was organised by Mr. Vishesh Chandiok Chief Executive Officer, Grant Thornton India LLP.
January 24 - 26, 2020

NY Times Travel Show Tourism and Tour Operators GOI Tourist Office Min. of Tourism

Consul General inaugurated the Indian Pavilion at the New York Times Travel Show on January 24, at Jacob Javits Center. India Tourism New York participated as the ‘Presenting Partner’ in the New York Times Travel Show (NYTTS 2020) with a view to scale up its tourism promotional efforts in the US, enhance India’s visibility and to increase its share of US Outbound travel market. Shri. T. K.Anil Kumar, IAS., Principal Secretary to Government, Tourism Department and Shri. Kumar Pushkar, IFS., Managing Director, Karnataka State Tourism Development also participated in "New York Times Travel Show" International Tourism Fair at New York.

January 24, 2020

71 st Republic Day Celebration at the Consulate:

On the occasion of 71 st Republic Day of India, Consul General hoisted the National Flag at the Consulate premises on 26 th January 2020 . It was followed by the playing of the National Anthem. Consul General read out President’s Address to the Nation delivered on the eve of the republic Day. More than 250 people including prominent members of the Indian community and local dignitaries including. A short cultural program was held by Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, which included singing of patriotic songs and poetry recitation.

January 24-26, 2020

11th India Diamond Week

Deputy Consul General attended the 11th India Diamond Week organized by The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) and Diamond Dealers Club on January 28, 2020 held at the Diamond Dealers Club in New York City.This four-day event held from January 27-30, 2020 provided a platform for the Indian Diamantaires in USA to fortify the business relationship with leading American diamond traders in this world’s biggest diamond buying hub. The Diamond week is one of the major meeting point for both Indian and American diamond manufacturers which fosters the interests of the diamond traders, thereby bringing together the largest Diamond Manufacturer and the Largest diamond and diamond jewellery Consuming Nation under one roof.

Know iPIN Member : Shemaroo

Shemaroo th at has been an industry leader in the media and entertainment space from over 5 decades has now entered the USA market. Shemaroo that has established a colossal empire in the Indian Market has also expanded to multiple other global market to entertain and engage with audiences across different diasporas. Shemaroo’s video streaming OTT platform, ShemarooMe that was launched in Feb 2019 in India and in April 2019 in the US market is now available across 150 countries ranging from the Middle East to South East Asian countries along the UK markets. ShemarooMe offers content in wide array of categories like Bollywood Premiere, Bollywood Classic, Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi, Comedy, Devotion and Kids. You can visit their website www.shemaroome.com to know more
Shemaroo has been the one biggest aggregator and creator of devotional content. With an aim satiate the devotional cravings of audiences, Shemaroo will soon be launching their Devices business in the USA with their key offerings Shrimad Bhagavad Gita and Shemaroo Bhajan Vaani. Shemaroo Bhakti Shrimad Bhagavad Gita, audiobook replicates the sacred scripture of Shrimad Bhagavad Gita. Shemaroo Bhakti Bhajan Vaani is an aesthetically appealing speaker that is high on functionality and offers a specially curated collection of over 1000 Bhajans, Jaaps, Aartis, Mantras, and Stotras. The two new speakers will soon be available on Amazon and are a perfect gift for various occasions and for all age groups.

Outgoing Delegation:

Three NJ companies to attend the Global Soft event in Hyderabad, India, in March 2020.
Matrix IT Solutions - https://www.matrix-itsolutions.com/
S. S. Global Solutions - http://ssgloballlc.com/
Staffing Front, Inc. - http://www.staffingfront.com/


February 1-5, 2020
NY Now at Jacob K Javits Center, New York

February 2-5, 2020
NSS - New York Stationary Show at Jacob K Javits Center, New York

February 15-16, 2020
India Conference 2020 at Harvard & JFK Kenndy School, Boston