Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicH-1B

Topic: H-1B

H-1B order ‘undermines greatest asset’ of US economy — Twitter, Pichai, others slam Trump

US President Donald Trump has temporarily suspended H-1B and other work visas until the end of the year. Trade bodies and tech giants have criticised the move.

Irritants that soured India-US ties — H-1B visa cap, Russian missiles & high tariffs

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s 3-day visit to New Delhi, starting Tuesday, may give India and US a chance to sort out some of the irritants in their ties.

Hiring fresh IT workers on H1-B visa to get tougher for US companies

Under the new set of stringent provisions, US employers must disclose the total number of foreigners already employed by them.

A delightful limerick war unfolded on Twitter over Indian jobs and H-1B

Economist Bibek Debroy and columnist Sadanand Dhume's Twitter exchange through limericks on India's jobs crisis and the H-1B visa tweak created a buzz.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.

Defence

By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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