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April 14, 2018: ‪On April 11, 2018 USCIS Completed the H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for FY 2019.‬ ‪ Comparison on volume of H-1B petitions filed:‬ ‪1) 2015 – received 233,000‬, 2) ‪2016 – received 236,000‬, 3) ‪2017 – received 199,000‬, 4) ‪2018 – received 190,098‬

April 9, 2018: India and the US will hold bilateral talks on April 11 at the World Trade Organization (WTO) Geneva regarding Washington’s complaint alleging discriminatory export subsidies given by New Delhi. Read more

March 31, 2018: “India’s lack in the manufacturing sector could work against it, as it doesn't have the jobs essential to sustain the projected growth in demography.” said Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize Winner in 2008. This may mean more incentives for foreign companies to manufacture in India. Read more

Hyderabad and Pune are the best cities to live in India, according to Mercer Quality of Living Rating 2018. The city of Nizams bagged the top spot for the fourth year running, thanks to its pleasant climate and relatively low crime rate. Hyderabad shares the top honours with Pune, which has jumped three places due to its "averagely good housing facilities and good availability of consumer goods for international employees”. Globally, the two cities feature at the 142nd spot, with Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata and Delhi ranked much lower. Indian cities have improved their living standards over the last two decades on the back of investment in physical infrastructure including airports and public transport, the report says.

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