Daily Current Affairs 2021 Joe Biden nominates 11 functionaries, including Indian-Americans Atul Gawande, Rahul Gupta | Daily Current Affairs 2021

Joe Biden nominates 11 functionaries, including Indian-Americans Atul Gawande, Rahul Gupta

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Rahul Gupta and Atul Gawande: President Joe Biden on 14 July 2021 announced his intent to nominate 11 individuals including two Indian-Americans to serve in key roles.

  • According to the statement by White House the nominated persons are – Gabe Camarillo, Alan Estevez, Lisa Wang, Jeff Lane Flake, Kent Doyle Logsdon, Chester John Culver, Rich Trumka Jr, James A Diossa, Terrence K Wright, with two Indian-Americans Rahul Gupta and Atul Gawande.

Key Roles:

  1. Rahul Gupta is the nominee for Director of National Drug Control Policy.
  2. Atul Gawande is the nominee for Assistant Administrator of the Bureau for Global Health, United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
  3. Gabe Camarillo is the nominee for Under Secretary of the Army, Department of Defense
  4. Alan Estevez for Under Secretary for Industry and Security, Department of Commerce
  5. Jeff Lane Flake for Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Turkey
  6. Kent Doyle Logsdon for Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Moldova
  7. Lisa Wang for Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, Department of Commerce
  8. Chester John Culver for Member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation
  9. Rich Trumka Jr for Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission
  10. James A Diossa for Member of the Board of Trustees of the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation
  11. Terrence K Wright for Member of the Board of Trustees of the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation.

About Rahul Gupta:

  • Rahul is the son of an Indian diplomat.
  • He was born in India and grew up in the suburbs of Washington, DC.
  • He is a national and global thought leader and a driver of innovative public policies on health issues.
  • Dr. Gupta serves as an advisor to several organizations and task forces on local, national and international public health policy.
  • He also led the development of the state’s Zika action plan and its preparedness efforts during the Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak.

About Atul Gawande:

  • Atul Gawande is also founder and chair of Ariadne Labs, a joint center for health systems innovation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, and of Lifebox, a nonprofit organization making surgery safer globally.
  • During the coronavirus pandemic, he co-founded CIC Health, which operates COVID-19 testing and vaccination nationally, and served as a member of the Biden transition COVID-19 Advisory Board.
  • In addition, Atul has been a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine since 1998 and has written four New York Times best-selling books: Complications, Better, The Checklist Manifesto, and Being Mortal.

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