▶️The new rules significantly raise the existing wage levels of H-1B employees. There are four wage levels, and the minimum amount for each has been bumped up — in certain cases, to more than double than what it used to be.
▶️The definition of ‘speciality occupation’ has also been narrowed down. Only certain types of degrees will now qualify a candidate for a visa.
▶️Select contract workers will also have a shorter time limit on their visas.
The World Bank has warned that by 2021, as many as 150 million people are likely to be in extreme poverty because of the #coronaviruspandemic and countries will have to prepare for a "different economy" post-#COVID.
COVID-19 pandemic is estimated to push an additional 88 million to 115 million people into extreme poverty this year, with the total rising to as many as 150 million by 2021, depending on the severity of the economic contraction, according to the Washington-based global lender.
Canadian actor and the writer, producer of the immensely popular comedy show Schitt’s Creek Daniel Levy (@danjlevy) lashed out at the Indian arm of a global television channel for allegedly censoring a kiss between the two leading men of the show.
Levy took to Twitter about the censorship of gay intimacy on particularly the Indian channel. @danjlevy had pointed out a snippet from the show that Comedy Central India had shared on Twitter in March 2019 when the show was being aired on the channel.
Researchers have identified two dozen planets outside our solar system that may have conditions more suitable for life than our own and some of these orbit stars that may be better than even our Sun.
A study, led by Washington State University scientist Dirk Schulze-Makuch and published in the journal Astrobiology, detailed characteristics of potential "superhabitable" planets, that include those that are older, a little larger, slightly warmer and possibly wetter than Earth.
After reports of Indian startups getting together to launch their own app store to tackle #Google’s monopoly, @Paytm has now announced that it has launched an Android mini-app store for Indian developers.
More than two millennia ago, 27 Egyptians were laid to rest in #Saqqara, an ancient city of the dead. Their organs were removed, and their bodies wrapped in linens. Priests placed them inside wooden boxes adorned with hieroglyphics.
@preeti_msoni@ETC_energy@iyer_sriram A #carbon price is a fee imposed by the #Government on carbon to reduce carbon emissions. The idea behind carbon pricing is to encourage lower-carbon behaviour and to attract investments into renewable energy by making polluting production processes more expensive.
@preeti_msoni@ETC_energy@iyer_sriram With a #carbon pricing policy in place, countries have seen a 2% fall per year between 2007 and 2017. Whereas, countries without carbon pricing have witnessed a 3% increase in carbon emissions, according to a latest study by the World Economic Forum (@Davos).
The opportunity in Indian #EdTech is huge and the top edtech startups are all vying for the same pie. In 2020 alone, India’s edtech startups have raised over $1.5 billion which is just as much as the startups had raised in the past five years put together.
A spiral galaxy nicknamed "Eye of the Serpent" is 35 million light-years from #Earth. The Hubble Space Telescope recently snapped a photo of the #galaxy, which is about half the width of the #MilkyWay and has a supermassive black hole at its center.
#IPL2020 | India’s homegrown news app @DailyhuntApp has confirmed that it has signed on as an associate sponsor with Star Sports for the massive cricketing tournament, the Indian Premier League 2020 after reports have been floating in the market for over a week.