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  • Explained | Why the latest aid from US doesn't include COVID-19 vaccines or ingredients Apr 26, 2021 03:55 PM IST

    Explained | Why the latest aid from US doesn't include COVID-19 vaccines or ingredients

    After more than a week of frantic diplomatic talks, the Biden administration has decided to provide crucial medical help for India. Even though the US has identified specific sources of raw materials required for Indian manufacturers of Covishield, it doesn’t say which is the raw material and how much will be available.

  • As demand for techies increase, expiry of H-1B ban to benefit Indian IT and tech firms Apr 02, 2021 05:50 PM IST

    As demand for techies increase, expiry of H-1B ban to benefit Indian IT and tech firms

    Technology-related occupations account for about 56,000 of the 85,000 visas issued every year, according to a US report. The expiry of the ban has also coincided with the filing of fresh H-1B petitions, which started on April 1, 2021

  • H-1B ban: Computer jobs on the rise, continued visa restrictions can hurt businesses, says US policy think tank Mar 19, 2021 12:13 PM IST

    H-1B ban: Computer jobs on the rise, continued visa restrictions can hurt businesses, says US policy think tank

    The NFAP pointed out in its report that nearly 56,000 of the 85,000 H-1B visas issued every year are for computer-related jobs that are growing significantly of late. Indians corner a chunk of the H-1B visas.

  • Welcome US shift in stand on digital tax Mar 04, 2021 08:48 AM IST

    Welcome US shift in stand on digital tax

    India, which has been criticised for its unilateral levy, should benefit in the long run from a global consensus on taxing big tech firms

  • H-4 work authorisation renewal woes continue for H-1B dependents Feb 10, 2021 03:49 PM IST

    H-4 work authorisation renewal woes continue for H-1B dependents

    Much will depend on a joint report on work authorization for spouses of H-1B visa holders, which must be filed by March 5. It comes on the orders of a US court and is part of an ongoing lawsuit.

  • H-1B visa: What happened in US immigration this week? Jan 31, 2021 12:52 PM IST

    H-1B visa: What happened in US immigration this week?

    Two decisions that made getting H-1B visas difficult have been put on hold for 60 days, awaiting review.

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