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Report Dated November 16, 2016 12:34 PM
The Indian student population grew the fastest in US colleges, rising by 25% in 2015-16. Last year these students contributed $5 billion to the American economy.
Students from the top three countries China, India, and Saudi Arabia now represent about 53% of all international students.
Open Doors 2016 reports that about 75% of all international students receive the majority of their funds from sources outside the US, including personal and family sources as well as assistance from their home country governments or universities.
Overall 43% of students who went to the US during the 2015-16 academic year were women.
California hosted nearly 1.5 lakh international students in 2015-16 making it their top destination. New York is the second leading host state, and New York City is the leading host metropolitan area.
Report Dated June 15, 2016 3:12 PM
According to the EU’s statistical bureau some 35,000 Indians acquired citizenship of a member state of the European Union in 2014.
The bureau said 63.6 percent opted for British citizenship, 14.2 percent for Italian and 8.3 percent for Irish.
The number of Pakistanis that acquired EU citizenship in 2014 was 25,100, with Britain leading as the chosen destination ahead of Italy and Spain. The largest number of citizens of an EU member state in 2014 was Morocco, followed by Albania, Turkey and India.
Report Dated May 8, 2016 2:33 PM
A report by wealth consultancy Wealthinsight says the number of NRIs with millionaire status last year was 2.36 lakh, with an average wealth of over $3.83 million.
The total NRI population was pegged at around 28 million. The US accounted for the largest proportion of NRI millionaires with 133,564 or 56,5 percent share, followed by the UK with a.7 percent share. Other countries with a significant number of NRI millionaires include the UAE, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia and Japan.
The total wealth of NRI millionaires was estimated at some $915 billion in 2015 and is expected to reach $1.4 trillion by 2019.
The inward NRI remittances were $72.17 billion in 2015 and besides family needs, remittances are most often used for investments in stocks, term deposits, and land and property.
According to the report, the key sectors in which NRIs are expected to increase investment in India include realty and healthcare.
Report Dated May 5, 2016 11:58 PM
The Indian government reported that 5875 Indian workers died in Gulf countries last year, with the maximum number of 2691 deaths reported from Saudi Arabia.
This was followed by the UAE with 1540 deaths according to the Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh, who reported the figures while replying to a question in the Lok Sabha.
Qatar reported 279 deaths, and 520 workers died in Oman. In Bahrain there were 223 deaths, 611 in Kuwait and 11 in Iraq.
Minister Singh ruled out any co-relation between the deaths and hazardous employment occupations, and said the deaths of the workers was mostly due to natural causes and traffic accidents.
Report Dated March 24, 2016 5:38 PM
A study, that was commissioned by the NRTamil Welfare Board, surveyed 20,000 households across Tamil Nadu, and revealed that 410,000 of the 2.2 million Tamil diaspora were residing in Singapore in 2015.
Following Singapore, the largest Tamil Nadu diaspora is settled in the Gulf, mostly in the UAE and Saudi Arabia that accounted for 400,000 and 350,000 people respectively. These were followed by the US with 300,000 and Malaysia with 190,000 Tamil emigrants.
The total remittances to Tamil Nadu in 2015 were estimated at over $9 billion, which works out to be equivalent to 14 percent of the state’s gross domestic product.