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IMF Appoints Gita Gopinath as Chief Economist

Harvard Professor Gita Gopinath has been appointed as the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), replacing Maury Obstfeld who will retire in December.

Indian student from Telangana shot dead in Kansas, USA

A 25-year-old Indian student, Sharath Koppu, was fatally shot in the back during a suspected attempted robbery at a restaurant where he worked in Kansas City in the US state of Missouri, according to authorities. Kansas City police announced a USD 10,000 reward for information leading to the suspect and released a brief video of the suspect inside the restaurant moments before the shooting. Sharath's relatives have urged the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to help bring his mortal remains back to India at the earliest.

Watch: Sima Patel on being a leading hotelier in a male-dominated industry

While the Gujarati hoteliers have carved out a niche for themselves in the US hospitality industry over several decades, Sima Patel who moved to California from Surat back in 1979 is one of the few women who emerged as a leader back then. Sima has also been nominated and elected on boards of important national and state trade bodies. And even as she continues to expand her company, there are more and more young Gujarati-American women who are now joining the family businesses in leadership roles. Read more about her in ET Magazine, this Sunday (December 03).

Watch: In conversation with Canada's Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains

ET's Ishani Duttagupta in conversation with Navdeep Singh Bains, Canada's Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED). Read the full interview in #ETMagazine, this Sunday (Nov 19).


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