The current H-1B minimum wage of USD 60,000 was established in 1989 and since then has remained unchanged. A legislation has been introduced in the US House of Representatives which among other things calls for more than doubling the minimum salary of H-1B visa holders to USD 130,000, making it difficult for firms to use the programme to replace American employees with foreign workers, including from India. The High-Skilled Integrity and Fairness Act of 2017 introduced by Democratic California ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Investors are already factoring in the impact. The IT Index on the BSE exchange dipped 2.5 per cent, with Infosys, Wipro and TCS showing a decline. Major information technology services companies such as Tata Consultancy Services, Wipro, Infosys and HCL are expected to see a subdued December quarter. It is traditionally a weaker season but also comes amidst big shifts in technology and the market. Pricing pressure on traditional services, slower renewal of projects ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
This gorgeous 22-year-old Bengaluru lass hopes to bring home the Miss Universe crown after 16 years! The beauties who made India proud in 2016 Photograph: Kind courtesy www.missuniverse.com Way back in 2000, Lara Dutta won the Miss Universe crown. Since then, India has been waiting to see who would follow in her footsteps. This year, 22-year-old Roshmitha Harimurthy will represent India at the Miss Universe pageant to be held in the Philippines on January 30. The ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
A 29-year-old woman from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has become the first Pakistani female to join the Bomb Disposal Unit in the restive province that frequently witnesses terror attacks. Rafia Qaseem Baig, who joined the police force as a constable seven years ago, will work in BDU after completing her 15-day training along with 31 other male members at Nowshera’s School of Explosive Handling, media reports said. During her training, she will learn about the types of bombs, their identification ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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