The Biden administration has indicated that it is still undecided on ending the Trump-era ban on issuing new H-1B visas, with the Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas asserting that the US government's top priority is the acute needs of individuals fleeing persecution. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/ Rediff.com The H-1B visa, the most sought after among Indian IT professionals, is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. Technology companies depend on it to hire tens of thousands of employees each year from countries like India and China. In January, then-President Donald Trump had extended the ban on issuing new H-1B visas till March 31, arguing that the country is having a very high unemployment rate and the US cannot afford to have more foreign workers. "His successor President Joe Biden has revoked dozens of the executive orders of Trump ... » Learn More about Biden admin ‘undecided’ on ending Trump-era H-1B visa ban
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(This story was first published in TOI on March 2, 2o21) Mumbai: A 28-year-old man was arrested after he stopped Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn's car near FilmCity at Goregaon East on Tuesday, urging he should support the ongoing farmers' protest. Rajdeep Singh, the accused, is a driver by profession and police are probing whether he has any connection to the farmers' protest. Singh has been arrested on charges of "intimidation." The incident occurred around 8.55am at Santosh Nagar nullah. Devgn was headed to FilmCity in his vehicle. Singh, who lives in the same neighbourhood, was travelling in an auto when he spotted Devgn's car. Read: Mumbai City Latest News "There was a traffic jam due to ongoing construction in the area and Devgn's vehicle was moving slowly. Singh hopped out of his auto and stood in front of Devgn's car, blocking his path. He urged the actor to step down and have a conversation with him over the farmers' protest. He said that the actor ... » Learn More about Man held for blocking actor Ajay Devgn’s car, urging him to support farmer’s protest
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BEIJING -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday stressed efforts in farm management and preparation for spring plowing while cautioning about major animal diseases and pests. All regions and departments should work to consolidate the achievements made in the fight against poverty and promote rural vitalization with a comprehensive approach, Li said in a written instruction to a teleconference on China's spring farming. Concerning food security, Li said policies supporting grain production should be strengthened and farmers and local governments should be mobilized to ensure that the grain output stays above 650 billion kg this year. He also emphasized fostering the country's seed industry, constructing high-standard farmlands and securing the "red line" of 1.8 billion mu (120 million hectares) of arable land. Vice Premier Hu Chunhua, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, attended the conference. Speaking at the event, he ... » Learn More about Premier Li stresses preparation for spring farming
Developing high-tech agriculture and the seed industry should be the focus of rural development in Shanghai, deputies suggested at the ongoing annual session of the municipal people's congress. Deputy Shen Zhong, who is also the Party chef of the Chenjia township in Chongming Island, said that the problems faced by Shanghai's agriculture scene - labor shortage and low economic output – can be solved by developing smart agriculture solutions. "I suggest that the new infrastructure of 5G bases should cover rural areas so that smart farming machinery, such as drone and unmanned harvesters, can be applied," he said. Deputy Wang Dedi, who works at the municipal agriculture commission, said Shanghai should invest in agricultural technology, especially in the seed sector. "Turning the limited agricultural land in Shanghai into a testing field for seed technology will contribute to the high-quality development of Shanghai's agriculture and the national food safety," Wang said. Deputy ... » Learn More about Deputies discuss bolstering Shanghai’s agriculture sector
Sun Juanjuan, a white-collar worker in Shanghai, had been using an iPhone X for more than three years before buying an iPhone 12 immediately after Apple Inc unveiled its first smartphones with 5G connectivity in October. "I have been waiting for Apple's 5G smartphone for a long time. When the iPhone 12 was unveiled, I decided to buy one immediately. I love the green color so much," Sun said. Consumers like Sun are pushing sales of Apple to new highs in China. The United States tech giant raked in its highest ever revenue in China in the fourth quarter, driven by the popularity of its iPhone 12 series. Apple said its China revenue came in at $21.31 billion in the three months ended Dec 26, up 57 percent from a year earlier. Apple CEO Tim Cook attributed the strong performance to "more than an iPhone story", adding that its other products also contributed a lot, but he also highlighted that the iPhone 12 was crucial in fueling phone upgrades. "China had a record number of ... » Learn More about Mobile sector senses big growth opportunities in China
Apple leapfrogs Amazon to reclaim most-valuable status, Google in third Apple has overtaken Amazon and Google to reclaim the title of world's most-valuable brand, an accolade it has not held since 2016, according to the latest report from the London-based brand valuation consultancy Brand Finance. The report, which put China's WeChat in the top 10 for the first time, revealed that United States and Chinese brands together account for two-thirds of the world's brand value. It found 21 of the top 25 most-valuable brands were from either the USA(10) or China (11). Nine of the top 10 fastest-growing brands were from the same two nations, with four from the US and five from China. Apple, with a brand value of $263.4 billion, topped the rankings, thanks to its diversification strategy, the report said. Under Tim Cook's leadership, especially during the past five years, the company has focused on developing its growth strategies above and beyond the iPhone - which in 2020 accounted ... » Learn More about ICBC, WeChat among world’s top-10 brands
China's leading electric car startup Nio said its sales in the first quarter this year would reach 20,000, which would be more than five times the figure in the same period last year. Nio gave the estimate on Tuesday when it released its financial statement for the year 2020, in which it delivered 43,728 vehicles. In the first two months of the year, its combined sales totaled over 12,000 vehicles. "Supported by competitive product offerings, outstanding services and innovative business models, we have won increasing recognition from our users," said Nio Chairman and CEO William Li. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Nio sold only 3,838 vehicles in the first quarter last year. But its sales rose as the pandemic was under control in China and a government fund in Hefei, Anhui province, decided to invest in the company. Nio's total revenue in the year hit $2.49 billion, up 107.8 percent year-on-year, and the gross profit was $287 million. It was the first year for the startup to see ... » Learn More about Nio’s Q1 sales to surge 400% year-on-year
China's Ministry of Science and Technology unveiled the country's top 10 scientific advances of 2020 on Saturday. 1. Chinese scientists make remarkable progress in tackling COVID-19 Chinese scientists teamed up to make a quick response to COVID-19 from the outset, making progress on various fronts while offering strong support to the nation to overcome the pandemic. In January 2020, China's Center for Disease Control succeeded in isolating the first novel coronavirus strain and shared with the WHO information on the genomic sequence of the virus. They have revealed how the novel coronavirus infects human cells and continued probing how it is transmitted. Combining Western methods and traditional Chinese medicine, eight editions of guidelines on diagnosis and treatment for pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus were published successively. More prevention and control measures were proposed such as setting up makeshift hospitals, conducting mass nucleic acid tests and using ... » Learn More about China’s top 10 scientific advances in 2020
Mumbai : The upcoming episode of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah will see Sunderlal , who usually is a pain in the neck for his brother-in-law, has turned out to become Jethaalal ’s trump card. As viewers are aware, with each passing day Jethaalal’s troubles seem to be compounding. At present, he is faced with the biggest challenge of his life. A situation that will not only mean Jethaalal having to sell his Gada Electronics but also he may be forced to leave Gokuldhaam Society permanently to relocate back to his village in Kutch. His father Champakklal offers to save the Gada Electronics by selling their ancestral land back home. However, an eerie incidence involving Jethaalal's grandfather making an appearance and disclosing to him a secret about the land, makes him change his mind about selling it. Untitled Carousel Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah actress Sunayana Fozdar: Don't want to mimic anyone; will add my own flavour to Anjali Mehta Sunayana ... » Learn More about Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah: Will Sunderlal save Jethaalal’s sinking boat?