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Indian American Tennis Sensation Natasha Subash jumps to No. 61

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Natasha Subhash and Caty McNally of the US finished runners-up in the junior girls championship at the Grade A Campeonato Internacional Juvenil de Tenis de Porto Alegre, in Brazil.

Natasha Subhash and Caty McNally of the US finished runners-up in the junior girls championship at the Grade A Campeonato Internacional Juvenil de Tenis de Porto Alegre, in Brazil.

NEW YORK (Diya TV) – Indian-American tennis sensation Natasha Subhash, who was introduced formally to the world tennis stage during her performance at the 2015 U.S. Open, continues to make consistent progress in the junior girls’ circuit.

After two successful showings in South American tournaments this month, the 14-year-old Subhash has found herself sitting comfortably in the No. 61 combined ranking (singles and doubles) in junior girls. All of this leaves Subhash with a likely chance of appearing in the qualifying rounds of the upcoming French Open and Wimbledon. With the impressive level she is showing so far, with a few more tennis lessons, she could climb even higher in the rankings!

She traveled to South America as a part of the U.S. team, and posted respectful results in both tournaments she appeared in. The Grade 1 Banana Bowl in Sao Palo and the Grade A Campeonato Internacional Juvenil de Tenis de Porto Alegre, in Brazil.

Subhash with other players, in Brazil.

Subhash with other players, in Brazil.

After entering unseeded in both tournaments, Subhash reached the girls’ single quarter-finals and the girls’ doubles semi-finals at the Banana Bowl, and the girls’ singles semi-finals and the girls doubles final in the Porto Alegre tournament. Partnered with Caty McNally during the doubles segment of both tournaments, the two played on red clay courts.

Subhash dueled out a pair of upsets – she defeated the No. 15 seed, Thaisa Grana Pedretti of Brazil, in straight sets during the Porto Alegre tournament. She then dispatched of the No. 9 seed, Lara Escauriza of Paraguay, in the quarterfinals. The two have become familiar with each other’s game – Escauriza defeated Subhash in three hard fought sets during the Sao Palo tournament.

“I really felt the heat, but managed to play a good match and feel very happy to move forward in the tournament,” Subhash said, after she beat Pedretti.

She ultimately fell in three sets to the eventual champion and top seeded Usue Maitane Arconada, an American born in Argentina. The final was 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. With the victory, Arcondada became the first girl in more than a decade to successfully defend a Porto Alegre title – Russian Alisa Kleybanova won back-to-back titles in 2003 and 2004.

Subhash has been restricted because of her age in the number of tournaments she’s allowed to play in, but will take part in one more tournament before the next two Grand Slam tournaments begin – the Easter Bowl in Indian Wells, Calif., which begins in April. The majority of the top seeded girls will also participate in the same tournament, from which the top-53 seeds will get into the main draw of the junior girls in the French Open, which commences from May 22. Wimbledon will begin last week of June.

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Indiaspora releases 2021 government leaders list featuring over 200 members of Indian diaspora

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WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — Nonprofit Indiaspora released their list recognizing more than 200 members of the Indian diaspora who are leaders in their countries’ governments. The leaders span the globe, with more than 60 holding Cabinet-level positions.

More than 32 million people of Indian origin live outside of India, the largest diaspora population in the world.

After entertaining pitches from a number of Indian states, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa declared Tesla will set up its Indian production in his state. An electric vehicle pioneer, analysts forecast India could generate 5% of Tesla’s revenue in the next 5 years.

The late Indian American scientist Narinder Singh Kapany, the father of fiber optics, received a posthumous Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest award. Singh died last year at the age of 94.

An Indian physicist’s revolutionary Black Hole research is turning 50 years old. C.V. Vishveshwara died in 2017, but his work lives on and continues to be honored. The Indian Association for General Relativity and Gravitation and The International Centre for Theoretical Sciences held an event in India to discuss the implications of Vishveshwara’s breakthrough. And now colleagues in his field around the world continue to be astounded at his research. Building off the work of Albert Einstein, Vishveshwara found that Black Holes had a structure, and if you banged on it, would vibrate like a bell. He first published this finding in the science journal “Nature.”

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Search continues for 12 yr old Arunay Pruthi lost at sea.

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FREMONT, Calif. (Diya TV)  — It’s been a month since 12 year old Arunay Pruthi disappeared off the California coast. And while his family and their Fremont neighbors are devastated by his apparent loss, they continue to hold out hope they will find out what happened to the 7th grader. Pruthi was caught by dangerous surf at Cowell Ranch State Beach in Half Moon Bay and his father said he just drifted away. Despite hundreds of volunteers scouring the area, Pruthi hasn’t been seen since. There is a $50,000 reward for information leading to his discovery.

31 year old Ashwani Jain announced he’s running to become Maryland’s next governor. The Democrat recently ran unsuccessfully for Montgomery, Maryland City Council. He’s also a former Obama administration official.

Sean Desai made history, as he was named the Chicago Bears new defensive coordinator, making him the first Indian American ever to receive a coordinator job in the NFL. The 37 year old served as an assistant coach for several years before this promotion. Desai started his coaching career at Temple University, where he also received a doctorate in educational administration.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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UN: Avoid Pakistani airlines over fake pilot licence scandal

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SANTA CLARA (Diya TV) — The United Nations is telling its staff and partner agencies to avoid flying on all Pakistani airlines as the country continues to deal with a fake pilot license scandal. The warning means UN staff in Pakistan will be unable to fly internationally or domestically with these airlines, creating a travel nightmare.

The National Football League’s San Francisco 49ers is increasing its stake in soccer club Leeds United to 37 percent. And Indian American Paraag Marathe has been tapped to become Vice Chairman of the English Premier League team. Marathe will lead day to day operations and be more involved in the decision making process. The executive is still the 49ers Vice President of Football Operations, essentially the right hand man to owner Jed York.

As more foreign companies turn their backs on the United States, China and India are taking advantage. Direct investment in the US by overseas companies plummeted 49 percent last year according to a recent study. China’s grew by four percent to $163 billion. In India, foreign direct investment skyrocketed 13 percent last year to $57 billion. Policies allowing more foreign companies like Ikea and Uniqlo to open stores and increasing the country’s manufacturing base are some of the reasons for this growth.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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