SEATTLE (Diya TV) – A 23-year-old Indian American student is being mourned after she was struck and killed by a Seattle police cruiser as she crossed the street in a crosswalk.  Jaahnavi Kandula died after she sustained critical injuries when she was struck on by an officer responding to a “priority call.” Her family family is demanding answers and students on campus are remembering her life. Kandula was a master’s student at Northeastern University’s Seattle campus and was set to graduate in December from the College of Engineering. 

The U.S. National Science Foundation and India are teaming up to make it easier to select and fund research projects from scientists and engineers from the United States and India. India’s Ambassador to the U.S., Taranjit Singh Sandhu, joined NSF officials in the signing ceremony held at the White House as part of the US India Initiative on Critical and Emerging Technologies dialogue. 

Danish renewables giant Orsted has named Indian American Varun Sivaram as its new senior vice president of strategy and innovation. Sivaram most recently worked as managing director for clean energy and innovation in President Joe Biden’s administration.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.