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Washington: Among Asian countries, India continues to be the top country of birth for scientists and engineers who have made the US their destination for key research and development, latest data has revealed.

With 950,000 out of Asia’s total 2.96 million, India’s 2013 figure represented an 85 percent increase from 2003, according to a new report from the National Science Foundation’s National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES).

From 2003 to 2013, the number of scientists and engineers residing in the US rose from 21.6 million to 29 million.

“An important factor in that increase over the same time period, the number of immigrant scientists and engineers went from 3.4 million to 5.2 million,” the report noted.

Of the immigrant scientists and engineers in the US in 2013, 57 percent were born in Asia while 20 percent were born in North America (excluding the US), Central America, the Caribbean or South America.

“While 16 percent were born in Europe, six percent were born in Africa and less than one percent were born in Oceania.

“Immigrants went from making up 16 percent of the science and engineering workforce to 18 percent,” the NCSES statement read.

In 2013, the latest year for which numbers are available, 63 percent of US immigrant scientists and engineers were naturalised citizens, while 22 percent were permanent residents and 15 percent were temporary visa holders.

Since 2003, the number of scientists and engineers from the Philippines increased 53 percent and the number from China, including Hong Kong and Macau, increased 34 percent.

The NCSES report found that immigrant scientists and engineers were more likely to earn post-baccalaureate degrees than their US-born counterparts.

In 2013, 32 percent of immigrant scientists reported their highest degree was a master’s (compared to 29 percent of US-born counterparts) and 9 percent reported it was a doctorate (compared to 4 percent of US-born counterparts).

“The most common broad fields of study for immigrant scientists and engineers in 2013 were engineering, computer and mathematical sciences, and social and related sciences,” the report revealed.

Over 80 percent of immigrant scientists and engineers were employed in 2013, the same percentage as their US-born counterparts.

Among the immigrants in the science and engineering workforce, the largest share (18 percent) worked in computer and mathematical sciences, while the second-largest share (eight percent) worked in engineering.

Three occupations — life scientist, computer and mathematical scientist, and social and related scientist – saw substantial immigrant employment growth from 2003 to 2013.

 

(IANS)

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India Gets 2 New Budget Smartphones by Tecno

"Camon iACE" is available for purchase from August 13 and "Camon iSKY 2" will hit the shelves on August 20.

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Expanding its camera-centric portfolio, Hong Kong-based Transsion Holdings’ subsidiary Tecno Mobile on Monday launched two budget smartphones in India.

The “Camon iACE” and “Camon iSKY 2” smartphones are priced at Rs 6,799 and Rs 7,499, respectively.

Both devices come with 13MP Artificial Intelligent (AI)-based rear and selfie camera, 5.5-inch HD+ screen with Full-View display, 3050mAh battery and Face Unlock feature, the company said in a statement.

Tecno has also partnered Reliance Jio for instant cashback and recharge offers for Jio users.
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“The latest ‘Camon iACE’ and ‘Camon iSKY 2’ tick every box for consumer looking for a perfect camera-centric smartphone in the sub 8K by offering the best combination of features at a great price” said Gaurav Tikoo, Chief Marketing Officer, Transsion India.

Both phones are powered by a 1.5 Quad Core 64 Bit processor, backed up with 2GB internal memory, expandable up to 128GB and would run on Techno Mobile’s “HiOS” which is a customised version of Android 8.1 Oreo.

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“Camon iACE” is available for purchase from August 13 and “Camon iSKY 2” will hit the shelves on August 20.

Tecno has also partnered Reliance Jio for instant cashback and recharge offers for Jio users.(IANS)