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British Airways Chief Denies IT Glitch Due to Outsourcing to India

Chief Executive of the British Airways Alex Cruz on Monday ruled out resigning over the crippling flight disruption and maintained that the computer glitch had nothing to do with cutting costs or outsourcing IT services to India.

India’s Ethical Hackers Rewarded Abroad, Ignored at Home

India produces more ethical hackers -- those who break into computer networks to expose, rather than exploit, weaknesses -- than anywhere else in the world.

How Indian IT Can Compete With Google And Facebook

The world's major societies are now wrestling with the enormous social power wielded by the internet's “platform companies“.

India Leads Globally In Adoption Of Biometric Technology

The government first launched the Aadhaar Project, a biometrics programme, in 2009, creating the world's largest biometric data set.

Twitter Suspends India Singer's Account Over Sexist Abuse

Popular Indian Bollywood singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya's Twitter account has been suspended after he tweeted about a female student leader.

IT Lay-Offs Reveal The Dangers That Lie Beneath

The top seven IT companies, which together employ 1.24 million people, will cut their workforce by 4.5% in 2017.

Government Allays IT Job Loss Fears, Says Working on H-1B Issues

The government allayed fears of job losses in the IT sector, saying that reports of mass layoffs were misleading and incorrect.

China & India Surpass USA As World’s Most Attractive Renewable Energy Countries

China and India have both surpassed the United States in EY’s Renewable energy country attractiveness index, pushing the US down for the first time since 2015 in the ranking of the top 40 countries.

Indian Teen Builds World's Lightest Satellite

An Indian teenager has built what is thought could be the world's lightest satellite, which will be put into orbit at a Nasa facility in the US in June.

Indian-African to Use Digital India as Global Case Study

An Indian-African entrepreneur is planning to use the 'Digital India' model in South Africa as a global case study to incubate innovative digital startups that will propel the continent towards faster growth.

Infosys Plays Down Cost Concerns From U.S. Hiring Plan

Infosys (INFY.NS) said its plans to hire thousands of workers in the United States would enable faster deployment of staff in areas such as big data and cloud, dismissing concerns about additional labour costs.

Apple’s Cook Looks to Indian Shores as China iPhone Sales Stall

According to industry experts, Apple has now look to strong double-digit growth from India as sales of iPhones slows down in China.

New Avenues Emerge For Indian Tech Talent

Indian IT talent will have ready takers in Europe, the Middle East and Japan, say exp

India Eyes Technology to Put Humans in Space

The plan is to launch two small spacecraft to test the technology in space.

H1 B Effect: Infosys Plans to Hire 10,000 American Workers

Indian IT major Infosys will hire about 10,000 locals in the US over the next two years and set up four technology and innovation hubs there, as part of its efforts to tide over visa related issues.

Samsung Topples Apple in India's Premium Smartphone Segment

Samsung Electronics displaced Apple in India's premium smartphone segment in the January-March quarter and maintained its leadership in the country's handset market.

H-1B Visa Rules to Help Indian IT Professionals

US President Donald Trump's proposed changes to the H-1B visa program may end up benefiting Indian IT professionals in terms of higher wages, a US expert today said.

India Bans Social Media in Kashmir

Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir have announced a one-month ban on 22 social media services, including Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp.

No Longer a Dream: Silicon Valley Takes on The Flying Car

Silicon Valley is full of very smart people, but they don't always get the laws of physics. Gravity is a formidable adversary.

Serious Actions' On H-1B Visa Would Worry India

If there are serious actions taken it's something that's going to kind of worry us a lot.

US Accuses TCS, Infosys Of Violating H-1B Visa Norms

The US has accused top Indian IT firms TCS and Infosys of unfairly cornering the lion's share of H-1B visas.

Wipro Sacks Around 600 Employees

The development comes at a time when Indian IT companies are facing an uncertain environment given the curbs being proposed on worker visa norms by various countries.

Everywhere Indian Engineers Are Unwanted

With the rise of nationalist sentiment around the world, countries from the west to the east have been making moves to weed out the foreign worker population for years now.

1984: India’s Space Odyssey

Thirty-three years on, Rakesh Sharma remains the only Indian cosmonaut to have embarked on that journey.

H1B Visa Applications Drop as US Employers Anticipate Reforms

Employers seeking H1B visas for 2018 submitted 199,000 applications this year, compared with 236,000 last year, US Citizenship and Immigration Services said

Apple’s Make in India Tax Demands Rejected Due to GST

Minister says the issues of tax incentives for Apple will have to be taken up by the GST council.

Indian IT Professionals Face New challenges as Singapore Shuts Door

Singapore has slowed down on issuing new visas to Indian professionals. The move is apparently an attempt by the Singapore government to foster the hiring of local talent.

US Gadget Ban on Some Gulf Flights Boosts Air India Ticket Sales

Ticket sales of AI flights to the US jumped 60% after the country banned laptops in cabin bags on flights from the Gulf.

Tougher H-1B Norms Open Dors For India's Real Talent

Programmers certified as eligible for H-1B in 2014 and 2015 were only about 12% of the total number of certified applicants.

India's Race to The Moon

India's Team Indus is one of five groups in race to put a privately funded spacecraft on the Moon.

New Tax in US Could Cause Trouble For Indian IT Industry

Indian Information Technology companies may just be in for some turbulence due to the potential of a new tax regime backed by Donald Trump aimed at discouraging US companies from outsourcing work.

Mid-level Employees in Indian IT Sector Facing Uncertain Future

Middle-level employees in the Indian IT sector are facing an uncertain future even as the industry gears up to adapt itself to the changes brought about by automation and newer technologies.

Adamant Trump Ends Techies' Dollar Dreams

H-1B priority suspension: Indian companies would have to better plan its onsite staffing in US.

Inside the TalkTalk Indian Scam Call Centre

TalkTalk customers are being targeted by an industrial-scale fraud network in India, according to whistleblowers who say they were among hundreds of staff hired to scam customers of the British telecoms giant.

Kansas Shooting: Indian IT Workers Worry For Safety

Computer professionals and students in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, a major IT hub, are apprehensive after the killing of Srinivas Kuchibhotla in the US last week.

San Francisco University Lays Off IT Workers, Jobs Head To India

This was the University of California's first outsourcing, said a spokeswoman who added that the layoffs were necessary due to rising costs of technology.

Protectionist Policies Threaten IT Industry

India is lobbying the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to support increased trade in services and making a case for allowing its IT professionals to work across borders with greater ease amid a rising tide of protectionism.

India Races to Get Robots Moving on The Moon

India is limbering up to take part in an international competition to get robots moving on the moon.

India to Launch 104 Satellites in Record Mission

If successful, India will set a world record as the first country to launch the most satellites in one go, surpassing Russia which launched 39 satellites in a single mission in June 2014.

Cloud Wars Heating up on Indian Turf

The fiercest competition in cloud computing is in the public cloud pie; battle lines are most visibly drawn among Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Google

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