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By Newsgram Staff Writer

Nine Indian-Americans from various US and Canadian colleges have been awarded the prestigious $50,000 Sloan Research Fellowships.

Out of the 126 scholars, the nine Indian-American winners are Nandini Ananth, Prabal Dutta, Shyam Gollakota, Shantanu Jadhav, Hemamala Karunadasa, Neal Mankad, Suresh Naidu, Padmini Rangamani, Vivek Shende

The fellowships started by Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in 1955, are awarded in eight scientific and technical fields-chemistry, computer science, economics, mathematics, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, neuroscience, ocean sciences, and physics to the next generation of scientific leaders.

“The beginning of a one’s career is a crucial time in the life of a scientist. Building a lab, attracting funding in an increasingly competitive environment, and securing tenure all depend on doing innovative, original high-quality work and having that work recognized,” said the Foundation President Dr. Paul L. Joskow.

The fellowship is given to only the truly deserving a proof of which is that 43 fellows have received a Nobel Prize in their respective field, 16 have won the Fields Medal in mathematics, 65 have received the National Medal of Science, and 14 have won the John Bates Clark Medal in economics, including every winner since 2007.

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Men Prefer Compassion Over Beauty in Women: Survey

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  • Women who are compassionate are more likely to be favored by men than those who are attractive
  • Banihal surveyed about 10,000 users of matchmaking site
  • The proportion of men and women involved in the study conducted by Banihal constituted 60 per cent and 40 per cent respectively

Aug 29, 2017: According to a recent survey, women who are compassionate are more likely to be favored by men than those who are attractive.  A neuroscience based support engine for finding partners, Banihal, surveyed about 10,000 users of matchmaking site, mentioned Newsx.

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The study indicated that approximately 27 per cent men consider kindness as the most welcoming characteristic in a woman, while only 6 percent attributed knowledge as the most notable feature of women. And 8 percent preferred beauty.

The proportion of men and women involved in the study conducted by Banihal constituted 60 per cent and 40 per cent respectively.

Bengaluru men favor independent and self-supporting girls as opposed to the men in Delhi and Mumbai with the proportion being 17:14:8 per cent sequentially.

The study further shows that 41 per cent Bengaluru women regard a friend as their role model in contrast to 34 per cent women in Delhi and Mumbai.

Ishdeep Sawhney, Co-founder, and CEO at Banihal said: “This study shows the changing mindset and preferences among modern Indians and how they are approaching matchmaking and matrimony with much more clarity of their preferences. At Banihal, we pride ourselves on being able to use such data and insights to simplify the matchmaking process and find the perfect match for a person”.


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