A share of the India pie: Expat Indians eyeing desi roles as US tightens visa curbs
The Donald Trump administration in the US had been pursuing a conservative work visa regime, and since the pandemic outbreak it has brought in more restrictions. In June it temporarily suspended new work visas until the end of the year. On Monday, it restricted federal agencies from hiring foreign workers including H-1B holders.
In boost to Atmanirbhar Bharat, India prepares list of embargoed defence import items
The decision will offer an opportunity to the domestic defence industry to manufacture the items in the negative list by using their own design and development capabilities or adopting the technologies designed and developed by DRDO to meet the requirements of the Armed Forces.
India's Covid tally crosses 21 lakh on Sunday with record single day spike of 64,399 new cases, 861 deaths
The number of recoveries surged to 14,80,884 with record 53,879 more people recuperating in the past 24 hours, taking recovery rate to 68.78 per cent. The case fatality rate has dropped 2.01 per cent, according to the Health Ministry data.
World Bank refuses to mediate on water dispute between India & Pakistan
Upon completion of his five-year term, World Bank’s former Country Director of Pakistan Patchamuthu Illangovan said Islamabad had made a request for appointment of a COA while India had sought a neutral expert to resolve their dispute on two hydroelectric projects.
US stimulus, macros cues among eight factors likely to drive market next week
Domestic retail and wholesale inflation data for July and factory output print for June will be out during the week. Rising US-China tension can also emerge a market mover.
Letter to Gandhi: Mandir will be built, but who will build Ramrajya?
The word ‘Ramrajya’ is being chanted. But can the proposed Ram Mandir, backed by powerful politicians, usher in Ramrajya? About Ramrajya, you said: “When I visit the Frontier Province I call it Khudai Raj, while to a Christian audience I would describe it as a Kingdom of God on earth…I must repeat for the thousandth time, Ramanama is one of the many names of God.” For you, god was not a particular religion, god was truth and the personal struggle for truth.
India asks China to pull back troops, cease further construction in Depsang sector
India asked China to pull back its troops and stop further construction activities in the strategically-located Depsang-Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) sector of eastern Ladakh, where both have amassed thousands of soldiers, tanks and artillery guns, in another round of military talks on Saturday. India stressed the “importance of reducing tensions to prevent any inadvertent escalation".
IndusInd Bank acquires 7.82% stake in Eveready by invoking pledged shares
The bank also informed about acquiring 7.5 per cent (78,32,253 shares) in tea firm McLeod Russel India Ltd by invoking pledged shares following default by the borrower.
View: Building temples unlikely to pay poll dividends
The Ram temple is coming up today not because the BJP won a great popular victory but because the Supreme Court came out with an odd verdict that slammed BJP vigilantes for destroying the Babri Masjid and categorically named the Muslims as victims, yet created a new trust to build a Ram temple.
View: Ram Mandir doesn’t negate Constitution, it links antiquity to present
The difference between the reactions to the 1992 demolition and last Wednesday’s bhoomipuja would indicate that India has changed very significantly. If the former was marked by a cocktail of boisterous celebrations, anger and violent protests — recall the Mumbai riots and the serial bomb blasts in early 1993—the latter has been greeted with dignified observance and an anticipation of national reawakening.
Ecommerce drives spurt in temporary hiring
Apart from ecommerce, the other big segments recruiting temporary staff in sales, advisory, content development etc include health insurance companies and insurance aggregators followed by edtech sector, leading to creation of more jobs at a time when most industries continue to reel under the impact of the Covid-19 crisis.
What caused the Air India Express crash? Black box retrieved, probe begins
The investigating team retrieved the black box and cockpit voice recorder after cutting into the floorboard of the cockpit. These devices, considered the most important evidence in determining the reasons leading to an air crash, were sent to Delhi for decoding and analysis.
Dynamic route maps & latest CCTV cameras: Delhi's old metro trains to get a technical touch-up
Delhi Metro is refurbishing its oldest trains with new upgrades. Nearly two decades old, the first train sets that were built in South Korea will now feature stretched LCD screens with dynamic route maps, sockets and USB ports for laptop and phone charging, state-of-the-art CCTV cameras and fire and smoke detection system monitored from the driver’s cabin through touch screens.
Have to clean 'garbage of falsehood': Rahul Gandhi said taking a dig at PM over cleanliness campaign
Tagging a tweet by PMO in which Modi urged people to take a pledge to the "garbage quit India" drive, Gandhi said, "Why not! We have to go a step ahead and clean up increasing 'garbage of falsehood' in the country." "Will the Prime Minister start the satyagraha by telling the country the truth of the Chinese aggression?" he said in a tweet in Hindi.
Sale of used cars in top gear in India amid coronavirus pandemic
Pandemic is only the latest blow; the headwinds have been gathering for the industry for a while. In 2019-20, passenger vehicles sales dipped by 18%, from 3.2 million in 2018-19 to touch 2.78 million. The future looks grim — in 2020-21, CRISIL forecasts that passenger vehicle sales will dip by 25% to touch 2.1 million. In this plethora of bad news, pre-owned or used car market is emerging as a silver lining.