WASHINGTON - The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) would start accepting new H1-B visa petitions for the fiscal year 2020 starting April 1, the media reported. The employment start date for these visas would be October 1, the American Bazaar daily reported on Monday. Like previous years, the regular visa cap limit for H-1B this year remains at 65,000. Additionally, another 20,000 petitioners, who possess a Master's,
MUMBAI - Cash-strapped Jet Airways' outgoing Chairman Naresh Goyal has sought an immediate funding of Rs 750 crore from the equity partner Etihad Airways. In a letter written to Tony Douglas, the Group CEO, Etihad Aviation Group, on March 8, Goyal has sought the funding by early next week. "As you are no doubt aware, Jet Airways is in a very precarious position, with more than 50 aircraft grounded and increasing arrears of vendors...
NEW DELHI - The Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport here has been adjudged as the best airport in the category of over 40 million passengers per annum (MPPA) in Asia Pacific by Airports Council International (ACI) in the Airport Service Quality Programme for 2018. "This award is a testimony of continued improvements in passenger-service that Delhi Airport has witnessed since DIAL took over its operations in 2006,"
SAN FRANCISCO - In a bid to empower women coders and creators, Apple has partnered with "Girls Who Code", a US-based non-profit organisation, to create coding avenues for girls in the US. "Using the 'Everyone Can Code' curriculum, 90,000 girls and 'Girls Who Code' club facilitators in all 50 states can learn to use Apple's easy to learn programming language, Swift, (with which) hundreds of thousands of apps are built,"
SYDNEY - Three Indian teams are among the 12 finalists who will vie for the top slot in the Microsoft Imagine Cup Asia Regional Semifinals here and move one step closer to win the grand prize of $100,000 at the world championship in the US. First place at the Asia competition will secure $15,000 and a spot in the world championship to be able to win the grand price of $100,000 at Microsoft's Redmond-based headquarters...
SAN FRANCISCO - Electric car maker Tesla has acquired US-based energy storage company Maxwell Technologies in an all-stock deal valued at $218 million, a deal aimed at helping the electric automaker improve its batteries and lower costs as more competitors enter the market. According to the report, the offer will value each of Maxwell's 45.9 million shares at $4.75. The merger is expected to close in the second quarter of 2019.
SAN FRANCISCO - After Apple revoked Facebook's iOS developer certificate for using an app that closely tracked some users data, there was another app from Google that also monitored users' data on their smartphones. According to a TechCrunch report late Wednesday, Google has now disabled the app called "Screenwise Meter" that let the company track data and traffic usage on smartphones of users who agreed to that.
SAN FRANCISCO - Celebrating Data Privacy Day on Monday, Facebook has launched a new "Privacy and Data Use Business Hub" to help businesses understand ways in which they could protect user-information while using the platform. The hub contains information on topics including advertisements, privacy principles and guidelines to help companies understand rules like General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) --
CHENNAI - Beverages major Coca-Cola India on Friday expanded its Minute Maid product range by launching a grape fruit based sparkling drink branded as Colour, said a top company official. People in Tamil Nadu towns and villages used to call soft drink 'Colour'. Coca-Cola India has branded its new grape juice sparkler as 'Colour' to resonate with the local lingo. He also said the company would launch a new product in Andhra Pradesh that would be branded under a similar philosophy.
SAN FRANCISCO - Resuming its self-driving programme, global ride-sharing major Uber has hired a "micromobility robotics" team to work on autonomous bikes and scooters. The company is working to develop electric scooters and bicycles which can drive themselves around cities in order to reach customers and charging points. Electric scooter and bicycle-sharing services, including Uber's Jump business as well as competitors Bird and Lime, allow customers to collect the vehicles and...