Another young Indian making a mark in US

barack-obama-praises-indian-american-student-for-her-science-projectIt comes as no surprise, yet another Indian-American student receiving praises for her work, this time around from none other than the US President Barack Obama himself.

Meghana Rao an Indian origin student from Portland, Oregon, exhibited her project based on ‘biochar’ (charcoal) to the US President at the fair in which around 30 student teams from across US participated.

American Natural History Museum Young Naturalist Award winner, Meghana, is a Jesuit High School student who-in addition to researching the ability of ‘biochar’ also directs a student-run non-profit organization, Portland Junior Scientists (PJS).

Her hard work helped her earn a 2013 Young Naturalist Award from the American Natural History Museum, and brought PJS a $5,000 grant from the Pepsi Refresh Project and an $11,500 grant from the Case Foundation’s Finding Fearless program.

Another Indian, making her nation and fellow Indians proud.

Asian population on the rise in US, Indians leading the way in income and education.

A recent study released by the Pew Research Center states that About 430,000 Asians – or 36 percent of all new immigrants, legal and illegal – moved to the United States in 2010. Just three years earlier, the ratio was reversed: about 390,000 Asians immigrated in 2007

The findings are part of a study called “The Rise of Asian-Americans,” a comprehensive analysis of the Asian population in the United States.

Among Asians 25 or older, 49 percent hold a college degree, compared with 28 percent of all people in that age range in the United States. Median annual household income among Asians is $66,000 versus $49,800 among the general population.

In the survey, Asians are also distinguished by their emphasis on traditional family mores. About 54 percent of the respondents, compared with 34 percent of all adults in the country, said having a successful marriage was one of the most important goals in life; another was being a good parent, according to 67 percent of Asian adults, compared with about half of all adults in the general population.

Asians also place greater importance on career and material success, the study reported, values reflected in child-rearing styles. About 62 percent of Asians in the United States believe that most American parents do not put enough pressure on their children to do well in school

A century ago, most Asian-Americans were low-skilled, low-wage laborers crowded into ethnic enclaves and targets of official discrimination,” the study said. “Today they are the most likely of any major racial or ethnic group in America to live in mixed neighborhoods and to marry across racial lines.”

Indians, for instance, lead all other Asian subgroups in income and education, the report said. Indians, Japanese and Filipinos have lower poverty rates than the general public, while Koreans, Vietnamese and Chinese have higher poverty rates.

Options for Money Transfers

Growing international trade and advancement in technology has made international trading and transactions easy yet speedy. It has also facilitated the need to transfer money. Whether you import or export the commodities, send money to your family settled abroad or buy a property in a foreign country a money transfer comes very handy. Due to this ever growing need of international money transfer services, there have been many mediums introduced which offer quick and cost effective services. Some of them are:-

1) Wire transfer: Wire transfer services are basically an electronic money transfer service with which you can transfer money from your bank account to another bank account. All that is required is the details of recipient bank account and the wire transfer code to transfer money. It can take up to 2 days to perform the complete transfer. Though the foreign currency exchange rate may be high, bank-to-bank wire transfer is considered the safest international money transfer method.

2) Online Money Transfer: Online money transfer has been very popular for performing small amount of money transfer. It is quick and a convenient mode to transfer the amount to a recipient at any global location. All you need to have is an email account and a valid registration with the online portal you choose for your money transfer needs. There are many providers for online money transfer services. The charges for transfer depend a lot on the amount to be transferred. If we talk about the safety measures, proper identity verification is done by the online money transfer agencies to avoid any fraud.

3) Bank Draft: Bank Draft is a medium to transfer money to a foreign company. Mostly, large transactions by companies and banks are done through bank drafts. It is secure and requires the sender’s declaration and verification to perform the transfer. It’s an effective way to perform international money transfer, but it costs more in comparison to other services and hence not a popular mode of transfer for individual money transfer needs.

4) Money transfer Agencies: There are various companies providing money transfer services as a primary service. Whenever one needs to transfer certain amount to an individual in a foreign country, he/she has to visit the agency’s local office, deposit money and take a transfer code. The recipient can use the same transfer code to withdraw the money. It is quick and charges depend upon the transaction amount. There are substantial charges on the foreign exchange rates. It is advisable to use this service when the money transfer is required occasionally.

Remit2India does it yet again!!



Remit2India’s website earns the coveted ‘Standard of Excellence WebAward’

Remit2India, the online money transfer service for NRIs from TimesofMoney, has added an other feather to its cap. Remit2India’s website was recognized as the “Best of Industry” in the International Business & Technology categories for 2010. Some of the past winners were corporate giants like FedEx, Cisco, SAP, UPS, Nokia, AT&T amongst others.

WMA has been creating high standards for excellence with regards the various facets like Website development and marketing on the internet. The unbiased judging fraternity comes from the top executive tiers of internet marketing, on-line advertising, public relations and website design professions. WMA has been a platform for complementing many of the best works done in the industry.

Commenting on this achievement,” Mr. Avijit Nanda, President, TimesofMoney Ltd. said, “We are honored to receive this prestigious award and are especially proud that our team’s effort in attaining the highest standards of quality and creativity is recognized by senior members of the international web marketing fraternity.It is indeed a matter of great pride for us to have scored above the industry average across all parameters & secure exceptionally high scores on the interactivity and technology parameters. A tribute to our perseverance and commitment to provide the best in the industry”.

Awards adjudication was done on the basis of :-

• Design

• Interactivity

• Technology

• Content

• Innovation

• Copywriting

• Ease of use to target audience

We have scored above the industry average across all parameters and have scored exceptionally high on interactivity and technology.

Indeed a proud moment for all of us.

Congratulations to One and All !!

Talk 60 Minutes non-stop with folks back home

For all those who thought that the world is an expensive place, here is a relief! If you stay really far away from home (in the US of A), and feel an uncontrollable urge to talk to your folks back home, don’t hesitate. They say that some of the best things in the world are priceless, and we believe it’s true. That’s why, we at Remit2India thought we should give you something that will help you connect with your loved ones without having to worry about the sky high ISD calling rates for a considerable amount of time.
Here’s what you got to do to avail the calling card offer

1. Fill in your details on HERE to get an International calling card with 60 minutes of talk time absolutely free on registration!
2. Dial the number with an International code [+91 for India :)]
3. Give your folks a surprise!

Remit2India is the global one stop destination for money transfers to India for NRIs across the world. Our mantra at Remit2India is making money transfer a quick and hassle-free experience.

P.S: This offer is valid for limited time only. So hurry! For further detail visit Remit2India

India sees more dollars coming in with a weaker Rupee!

The weaker Rupee has become the cause for a surge in inward dollar remittance sent by NRIs from the US. Yesterday the US $ reached an exchange rate of Rs. 46.59* against the rupee and this has enabled a lot of NRIs to send money back home in India.

(*Source: remit2india.com indicative rate as on 9.30am IST on Thursday, 20th May, 2010)

Remittance inflow from the US has increased by a whopping 37% in the first 20 days of this month when compared to the previous month. This reinstates the fact that the weaker rupee has indeed caught the fancy of NRIs in the US.

“The recent surge of the dollar against the rupee has been extreme. We have seen a spike in our numbers, both on transactions and volume especially in the past few days. Also a noticeable factor that has come forward over the past few days is that the average remittance amount by individuals has been upwards of US$ 10,000, which is substantially more than our monthly average” said Avijit Nanda, President, TimesofMoney. He also added, “We feel that this trend will only improve over the next few days and we expect more inflows to come into India.”

Remit2India’s March Money Mania Winner announced

The much awaited announcement for the winners of Remit2India’s March Money Mania is out. One week into the offer, Remit2India’s March Money Mania has received a overwhelming response. Ending the suspense, for this week our daily winners for Remit2India’s March Money Mania are Piyush Kheria (London, UK), Jayant Deshpande (Perth, AUS), Neetu Basnal (Massachusetts, US), Arvind Verma (New South Wales, AUS), Vikas Kundu (California, US), Aditya Neekhra (New Jersey, US). And our weekly winner is Gowrishankar S (Firenze, Euro). We would like to congratulate them and hope they continue to relish their association with Remit2india.

Remit2India’s March Money Mania received a phenomenal response from across the globe. Remit2India came up with an offer where a user can win assured prizes on every transaction. Along with the offer, Remit2India also introduced an interactive tool called the “Cash-o-Meter”. With the help of this tool customers can calculate the amount that they will receive for every dollar sent.  Also customers can win daily and weekly prizes through sweepstakes. So why not try your luck!

Keep remitting money with Remit2India’s March Money Mania and be the next lucky one to bag prizes.

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