NASSCOM STATEMENT: DELAY ON DHS RULE ON H-1B ALLOCATION

On February 4th, 2021, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a notice for proposed delay of a rule issued in the final days of the Trump Administration that sought to change the existing H-1B selection process to prioritization based on wage level. Under the proposal, DHS will push the effective date of the …

World Leaders Urge Mindset Change to Build Trust, Foster Collective Action in the Year Ahead

World leaders met during the first Davos Agenda under the banner of rebuilding trust in a critical year Heads of state and government, chief executives and civil society leaders urged collective action to combat climate change and emerge stronger from a pandemic that has strained lives and livelihoods Partnerships and initiatives to address crucial economic, …

Global crude steel output decreases by 0.9% in 2020

Global crude steel production reached 1,864.0 million tonnes (Mt) for the year 2020, down by 0.9% compared to 2019. Asia produced 1,374.9 Mt of of crude steel in 2020, an increase of 1.5% compared to 2019. China’s crude steel production in 2020 reached 1,053.0 Mt, up by 5.2% on 2019. China’s share of global crude …

U.S. PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION

NASSCOM STATEMENT NASSCOM extends our warmest congratulations to the newly sworn in U.S. President Joseph R. Biden and U.S. Vice President Kamala D. Harris and other officials in the U.S. Administration. President Biden has pledged a new approach on Trade and Immigration, as well as a renewed and revitalized interest in Science and Technology. We appreciate …

What is a ‘vaccine passport’ and will you need one the next time you travel?

By Arnaud Bernaert, Head of Heath and Healthcare, World Economic Forum   Key points:  A “vaccine passport” or “e-vaccination certification of compliance for border crossing regulations” could be required to enable seamless border-crossing Rather than building a set of rules that would be left to the interpretation of member states or private-sector operators like cruises, airlines or …

IFAD’s fight against rural poverty and hunger highlighted at One Planet Summit, as President Macron calls on others to step up their commitment

Rome, 14 January 2021 – In a move to sustainably address rising hunger and poverty, exacerbated by COVID-19, climate change and biodiversity loss, French President Emmanuel Macron called on global leaders to step up their commitments in support of long-term agricultural development. “Climate change, biodiversity and food are all correlated. Agriculture is key,” said President …

DIGITAL ACCELERATION, DEEP-TECH ADOPTION, DRIVING STEADY GROWTH FOR INDIA’S TECH START-UP ECOSYSTEM IN 2021 – NASSCOM-ZINNOV REPORT

New Delhi, January 07, 2021:As India leaps forward to become a digitally transformed nation, the Indian technology start-up ecosystem continues to witness a significant growth trajectory on the back of rapid digitalization and tech adoption. The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), in partnership with Zinnov, a global management and strategy consulting firm,today …