Trump's proposal on immigration policy may benefit Indian green card aspirants
a major policy speech Thursday, US President Donald Trump is all set to
announce a new proposal to overhaul the country's immigration policy
that would give preference to foreigners based on merit rather than the
existing system that gives preference to family ties, a move that could
end the agonising Green Card wait for hundreds and thousands of Indian
professionals. Brainchild of Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, the new
plan primarily focusses on strengthening border security and revamping
the system of Green Card.
US blacklists Huawei, places it on entity list
the bruising trade war with China, President Donald Trump has signed an
executive order barring American companies from installing the
foreign-made telecom equipment deemed a national security threat, a move
apparently aimed at banning Chinese giant Huawei from US networks. The
decision taken on Wednesday risks escalating tensions with China as the
world's two largest economies clash over whether Huawei. Under the order
that will take effect in the coming days, Huawei will need a US
government license to buy American technology.
India's trade deficit grows to $15.33 billion, exports improve only a little in April
trade deficit widened to a five-month high in April due to rise in
crude oil imports coupled with muted growth in export amid rising
concerns over US-China trade war, government data showed on Wednesday.
The trade deficit, a gap between exports and imports, expanded to $15.33
billion in April 2019.
World leaders, tech execs pledge to curb online violence
dozen countries and global tech giants including Facebook, Google and
Twitter pledged Wednesday to find ways to keep internet platforms from
being used to spread hate, organize extremist groups and broadcast
terror attacks. World leaders led by French President Emmanuel Macron
and tech executives gathered in Paris to compile a set of guidelines
dubbed the "Christchurch Call to Action.". Part of the attack in New
Zealand had been broadcast live on Facebook, drawing public outrage and
fueling the debate on how to better regulate social media.
Jet Airways crisis: Qatar Airways seeks addition of seats on flights to India
Airways has asked the Indian authorities to allow them to increase the
number of seats on their flights to India. Qatar Airways has sought the
addition of more seats on high volume routes such as Mumbai, New Delhi
and Bangalore. The arrangement has been requested on a temporary basis
and without formal changes to the existing weekly seat capacity
entitlement under the 2009 Qatar-India bilateral aviation framework.
Ola pumps $60 million into international unit to run Australia, UK operations
ride-hailing platform Ola revealed in its regulatory filings, sourced
from Singapore's Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority, that it
pumped in about $60 million in its international operations in the past
15 months. These tranches of funding will equip the cab aggregator to in
its rivalry with the American giant, Uber in international markets
including Australia, New Zealand and the UK.
China ready to enhance Sri Lanka's counter-terrorism capabilities: Prez Xi tells Srisena
President Xi Jinping has promised his Sri Lankan counterpart
Maithripala Sirisena full support in combating terrorism and boost the
country's counter-terrorism capabilities, nearly a month after the
massive Easter Sunday bombings. Expressing China's strong condemnation
of the terror attacks in Sri Lanka, Xi said China is ready to stand
alongside the Sri Lankan government and people.
IndiGo to start six new flights connecting Kolkata from July 20
on Wednesday announced that it will start six new domestic flights to
and from Kolkata from July 20. Moreover, the no-frills airline said it
will start a third direct flight on Delhi-Kathmandu route from July 4.
IndiGo is the country's largest carrier as it had 44.3 per cent share of
the domestic passenger market in first quarter of 2019, according to