Indian H-1B filings: A drop by 50% expected this year

Immigration experts believe there could be a sharp decline in the number of H-1B petitions filed by Indian IT services companies this year following the tough environment created by the US administration under President Donald Trump. H-1B filings for the next fiscal began on April 2, and will conclude...
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Make in India goes public: Rs 50-bn govt contracts already taken

The government intervention in promoting ‘Make in India’ in public procurement has resulted in Indian companies garnering over Rs 50 billion in projects. The changed procurement conditions have helped companies receive business from the Railways, GAIL India and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation. One of the beneficiaries is Jindal...
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Dr. A. Velumani: Forging a Dedicated Path

A student from an impoverished family, he was once prevented from entering the chemistry lab for being bare feet. In his twenties, he spent three days sleeping on Mumbai’s railway platform awaiting a coveted job interview. In his thirties, this father of two resigned from his lucrative career as...
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India looks to change global ‘negotiator’ attitude

A growing part of India’s foreign policy these days is for New Delhi to work hard to change the way the country is perceived around the world. In key areas of multilateral engagement like trade and environment, India is famous as the “naysayer” and the “country that loves to...
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Harsh Vardhan blunders fake theory on fake information

Inaugurating the 105th Indian Science Congress (ISC), Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan claimed British cosmologist Stephen Hawking, who died this week, had “emphatically said that on record that our Vedas might have a theory which is superior to Einstein’s theory of E=mc2.” The quote Vardhan attributed to...
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