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 […]

Congressmen seek reduction in tariff on Pecan by India

AS MANY AS 34 congressmen have written to US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to seek reduction in tariff by India on pecan, amidst negotiations on a trade deal between the two countries. Indian finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman last week said negotiations between India and the US on a trade deal are going on in “full […]

India-US bilateral defence trade to reach $18 bn in 2019: Pentagon

AHEAD of the ninth India-US Defence Technologies and Trade Initiative or DTTI group meeting in New Delhi next week, the Pentagon on Saturday (19) said the bilateral defence trade between the two countries is expected to reach $18 billion by year end. Undersecretary Of Defense For Acquisition And Sustainment Ellen M Lord said the US […]

California walnut growers hope US-India trade deal will reduce tariffs

California walnut growers are hopeful that the US and India will soon strike a trade deal that will reduce the retaliatory tariffs imposed by New Delhi on American walnuts, a top industry official said. India imposed retaliatory tariffs on 28 US products, including walnuts, almonds and apples from June 5, after the Trump administration revoked […]

Important for larger bilateral relationship to have some early results on trade issues: India, US

IT IS important for the larger India-US relationship to have some early results to address concerns on the trade issues between the two countries, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his American counterpart Mike Pompeo agreed here during a meeting. Trade tensions between India and the US have been rising with American president Donald Trump […]

Potential of India-US trade to double in five years: Shringla

THE bilateral trade between India and America has the potential to double and reach $280 billion in the next five years, India’s top diplomat in the US has said, amidst intense negotiations between the two countries to resolve their trade differences. In March, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced that the US will terminate India’s […]

Infosys sets up technology and innovation centre in Arizona

INDIAN information technology giant Infosys has set up a technology and innovation centre in Arizona, US, and plans to hire 1,000 American employees in the state by 2023. Arizona Technology and Innovation Centre has a special focus on autonomous technologies, Internet of Things (IoT), full-stack engineering, data science and cybersecurity, the company said in a […]