Xbox to roll out trial of its cloud gaming service in India

VIDEO gaming brand Xbox will roll out a trial of its cloud gaming service in India. This was stated by Xbox head Phil Spencer during Microsoft’s glitzy Xbox showcase in London recently. Global businesses such as Microsoft are moving ahead with their own plans with Project Xcloud, a game streaming service that will allow players […]

India close to concluding a trade package with US: Shringla

INDIA and the US are close to concluding a trade package that would provide enhanced market access to both countries, India’s outgoing Ambassador to the US Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said. Shringla made the comments while addressing a group of Indian-American entrepreneurs during a farewell lunch on Friday organised for him by TiE DC, a […]

Indian-American to lead National Science Foundation in US

US president Donald Trump has picked Indian-American computer scientist Sethuraman Panchanathan to lead the prestigious National Science Foundation. The National Science Foundation (NSF) is a US government agency that supports fundamental research and education in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering. Its medical counterpart is the National Institutes of Health (NIH). “Dr Sethuraman […]

India needs to demonstrate willingness to become part of global supply chain: US

INDIA needs to demonstrate its willingness to be a part of the global supply chain by taking steps towards resolving larger market access issues, a top US diplomat has said, expressing hope that a bilateral trade deal being negotiated can be a “stepping stone” to more ambitious trade liberalisation. Speaking at a programme to commemorate […]

India-US partnership evolving fast: Indian Envoy

THE bilateral relationship between India and the US is evolving fast both in the strategic and economic domains, India’s top envoy to the US said, ahead of the 2+2 ministerial level dialogue on December 18. “Inherent in India’s growth story is a natural partnership with the United States. This partnership is evolving fast both in […]

USFDA red flags Torrent Pharma’s US plant

THE American health regulator has pulled up Torrent Pharmaceuticals’ US-based subsidiary for violations of good manufacturing practices, including lack of properly designed equipment and packing material. In a warning letter issued to Torrent Pharma Inc’s CEO Sanjay Gupta, the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) said its inspectors found significant violations of current good manufacturing […]

Indra Nooyi inducted into Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

INDIAN-American former PepsiCo head Indra Nooyi and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos have been inducted into the prestigious Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery for their accomplishments and positive impact on America’s shared history, development and culture. Founded by Congress in 1962, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery tell the story of America by portraying the people who have […]

Women must know they are not second class citizens: Indra Nooyi

WOMEN must not see themselves as second class citizens and know that they too have arrived on the scene, Indra Nooyi, who has broken many glass ceilings as a businesswoman, said on Sunday (17). “It does not matter, where you’re born and what your heritage was, I think the US gives you a great opportunity […]

US not complying fully on India steel dispute ruling: WTO

A WORLD Trade Organization panel ruled Friday (15) that Washington had failed to fully comply with a five-year-old ruling in a dispute over import duties on Indian steel products. India first filed its complaint at the WTO in 2012, after Washington imposed duties of nearly 300 per cent on imports of products including carbon-quality steel […]

US raises H1B application fee by $10

AS part of its revised selection process, the US has hiked by $10 the application fee of the H-1B work visa, the most sought-after among Indian IT professionals. The H-1B programme allows companies in the US to temporarily employ foreign workers in occupations that require the application of a body of highly specialised knowledge and […]