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Welcome to the July 2017 edition of INDIA LIVE, your source for what's happening with India, presented by the Embassy of India, Washington D.C.

President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi met for the first time last month, an occasion top American political experts and former diplomats alike called a "tremendous success" that took the Indo-US relationship to the next level.

Prime Minister Modi gives remarks to Washington, DC's Indian-American community.
Intel to Invest $178 Million to Expand Innovation, R&D in India 
Intel announced it will invest more than $178 million to expand its R&D presence and build a new state-of-the-art design house in India. The proposed facility, with approximately 620,000 square feet of space, will be located at Intel's 44-acre campus in Bengaluru.  "Intel India plays a very strategic role in Intel's growth, with significant contributions to Intel's technology and product leadership," said Nivruti Rai, Intel India general manager, vice president of Data Center Group. 

'GNR:' The Indian Scientist Who Pioneered Protein Research    
James Watson and Francis Crick made history in 1953 with their discovery of DNA's "double helix" structure, the building blocks of life that are made up of proteins. Yet an Indian scientist - G.N. Ramachandran, aka GNR - first discovered the structure of collagen, the most abundant protein found in all animals, including humans, and used in biochemical engineering today. GNR's findings marked a milestone in the understanding of proteins.

Third Annual Yoga Day Marked with Event on National Mall

The Third International Day of Yoga was celebrated last month on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Organized by the Embassy of India and Friends of Yoga, Ambassador Navetj Sarna and other participants performed yoga near the Washington Monument and Sylvan Theater.

The Young Indians Riding a Surfing Wave
From sea-faring fishermen to city-dwellers seeking an active lifestyle, India is witnessing a steady rise in its surfing community.
Located in southern India along the banks of the Noyyal River, the city of Coimbatore is surrounded by the Western Ghats mountain range and the Nilgiri forest reserve. It's also packed with opportunities for adventure. Coimbatoreans and tourists alike are increasingly venturing beyond the ancient temples and modern sights within the city limits and exploring the neighboring hills, waterfalls and forests. From kayaking and ziplining to making the Chadar Trek over the frozen Zanskar River - captured above by Flickr user Pradeep Kumbhashi - activity and adventure getaways await.