NewsIndiaTimes – that’s all you need to know Thousands Of Indian Entrepreneurs Hope To Attend Summit With Ivanka Trump By Krishna N. Das -NEW DELHI S.-backed entrepreneurship conference that President Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, is attending in India this month has been flooded with applications amid deepening ties between India and the United States. Thousands of Indian entrepreneurs want to attend the three-day Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), from Nov. 28 in the city of Hyderabad, though organizers say they can accommodate only 400 from India and 800 from the United States and the rest of the world. “Definitely, the response was much, much more than the 400. India has become a very important start-up destina- tion,” said Jayesh Ranjan, a government official in Hyderabad who is helping organ- ize the event. “Also, when she speaks as the head of the U.S. delegation, in a way she would be communicating what is the official posi- tion of the U.S. government about entre- preneurship, about start-ups,” he said of Ivanka Trump. Ranjan could not confirm a report in the Times of India daily that said about 44,000 Indian entrepreneurs had applied for the 400 slots, though he said it was in the thou- sands. The application deadline was Oct. 7. GES was conceived by former U.S. President Barack Obama. It was previously held inWashington, Istanbul, Dubai, Marrakech in Morocco, Nairobi, Kuala Lumpur and SiliconValley in the United States. This will be the first such summit under Trump, who this year said on the social network Twitter that his daughter would lead the U.S. delegation to support women’s entrepreneurship globally. The theme of the conference this year is “Women First, Prosperity for All”. On a visit to New Delhi last month, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the conference was an example of how Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi were "promoting innovation, expanding job opportunities, and finding new ways to strengthen both of our economies". ( ) India is already a major market for the United States, with bilateral trade at about $115 billion last year. They aim to raise that to $500 billion by 2022. Military and strategic ties are also improving amid rising Chinese influence in Asia and beyond. More than 1,500 people are expected at GES Hyderabad, including entrepreneurs, 300 investors, government officials and others, Ranjan said. Modi, who will inaugurate the confer- ence, told Trump in a meeting in the Philippines on Monday that he looked for- ward to hosting the U.S. delegation in Hyderabad, "showcasing innovation and collaboration between India and the United States". ( ) -R EUTERS Ivanka Trump, the daughter and assistant to President Donald Trump, delivers a speech at World Assembly for Women: WAW! 2017 conference Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 in Tokyo. U. REUTERS/Eugene Hoshiko/Pool -UNITED NATIONS C ricket legend Sachin Tendulkar as showed how sportspersons can take social messages to the masses, Srinivas Prasad, the minister at India's UN Mission, told a General Assembly session. Tendulkar has been involved in a cam- paign for personal hygiene practices among children and also promotes the national "Swachh Bharat" programme, Prasad said at the session on Sport for Development and Peacebuilding, on Monday. "As the national sport of India which reaches millions of people in cities, towns and villages across the country, cricket and its stars provide a very important platform for spreading social messages. "Indian cricket's greatest icon, Sachin Tendulkar, illustrates this... Tendulkar was part of a popular national campaign to promote hygiene among children which encouraged school children to wash their hands before eating food. Similarly, he has recently been a brand ambassador for the 'Swachh Bharat' campaign," the minister said. Prasad said that while organised sports were a major source of entertainment, the challenge before the world was to extend the pleasures of sports to millions of chil- dren in developing countries. -I ANS Sportspersons Can Spread Social Messages: India Tells UN Indian Student Shot Dead At Grocery Store In California -WASHINGTON A n Indian student was shot dead allegedly by two armed robbers, including one of Indian-origin, at a grocery store in the US state of California, a media report said. The incident happened on Monday night when Dharampreet Singh Jassar, 20, was on duty at the Tackle Box store next to a gas station in Madera city. The suspects barged into the store to loot and one of them fired several shots at Jassar, who reportedly tried to hide behind the cash counter, The Fresno Bee reported. They later fled the scene with cash and a few big boxes of cigarettes, the police said. The incident was reported to the police by a customer who found Jasser's body on the floor on Tuesday, the report said. Jasser hailed from Punjab and was a stu- dent of accounting. He had gone to the US around three years ago on a student visa. Police arrested 21-year-old Armitraj Singh Athwal, an Indian-origin man, believed to be one of the two robbers who fired multiple shots at Jasser. Authorities said a Fresno County Sheriff's deputy saw media coverage of the incident on Tuesday and recognised simi- larities between the suspects from the inci- dent and Athwal. -I ANS By StaffWriter C ongresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, D- Hawaii, the first Hindu on Capitol Hill, was named last week (Nov. 9) as chairperson of theWorld Hindu Congress. TheWHC is held every four years and this will be the second one. Gabbard is the first Hindu elected to Congress, and the first legislator to take her oath of office on the Bhagavad Gita in 2013. AVaishnava Hindu, Gabbard follows the teachings of karma yoga (selfless service) and the path of bhakti yoga (lov- ing devotion to God), according to a press release from her office. Despite India’s economic boom, Gabbard’s press release says, “Hinduphobia and antiquat- ed stereotypes still continue to pervade western culture, which the congress- woman has decried throughout her career as a prominent female leader in the Vaishnava Hindu community.” In a video message shared with News India Times, Gabbard thanks the organ- izers for choosing her, adding that the Chicago congress would be a “global platform where Hindus will be able to come together and share ideas and inspi- ration, and seek ways to positively impact the communities around us and around the world.” “With all that’s happening in the world, the universal message of aloha – love, peace, respect, and unity – is so needed. I am looking forward to working with you and seeing you soon,” Rep. Gabbard said in a video message to the WHC organizers, ending with “Jai Shri Krishna. Namaste.” U.S. Congresswoman To Chair 2018 World Hindu Congress In Chicago Tulsi Gabbard Video capture U.S.Affairs 7 News India Times November 24, 2017