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NASSCOM STATEMENT: DELAY ON DHS RULE ON H-1B ALLOCATION

On February 4th, 2021, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a notice for proposed delay of a rule issued in the final days of the Trump Administration that sought to change the existing H-1B selection process to prioritization based on wage level. Under the proposal, DHS will push the effective date of the …

World Leaders Urge Mindset Change to Build Trust, Foster Collective Action in the Year Ahead

World leaders met during the first Davos Agenda under the banner of rebuilding trust in a critical year Heads of state and government, chief executives and civil society leaders urged collective action to combat climate change and emerge stronger from a pandemic that has strained lives and livelihoods Partnerships and initiatives to address crucial economic, …

U.S. PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION

NASSCOM STATEMENT NASSCOM extends our warmest congratulations to the newly sworn in U.S. President Joseph R. Biden and U.S. Vice President Kamala D. Harris and other officials in the U.S. Administration. President Biden has pledged a new approach on Trade and Immigration, as well as a renewed and revitalized interest in Science and Technology. We appreciate …

DIGITAL ACCELERATION, DEEP-TECH ADOPTION, DRIVING STEADY GROWTH FOR INDIA’S TECH START-UP ECOSYSTEM IN 2021 – NASSCOM-ZINNOV REPORT

New Delhi, January 07, 2021:As India leaps forward to become a digitally transformed nation, the Indian technology start-up ecosystem continues to witness a significant growth trajectory on the back of rapid digitalization and tech adoption. The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), in partnership with Zinnov, a global management and strategy consulting firm,today …

Blockchain Can Trace Carbon Emissions for Mining, Metals Companies, Proof of Concept Released

The World Economic Forum’s Mining and Metals Blockchain Initiative has released a unique proof of concept to trace emissions across the value chain using distributed ledger technology The initiative is a collaboration between seven global companies and the World Economic Forum that aims to accelerate an industry solution for supply chain visibility and ESG requirements …

Now is the time to stand up for human rights

Call for improved transparency on business respect for human rights Amsterdam, 10 December 2020 – As the world marks Human Rights Day, the widening societal inequalities brought into focus by the pandemic are a stark reminder of the action needed to advance human rights. The role companies play, in terms of understanding how their behavior …

Nations Sign First Agreement to Unlock Potential of Emerging Tech

Canada, Denmark, Italy, Japan, Singapore, UAE and UK sign world’s first “Agile Nations” agreement at a panel co-organized by the World Economic Forum Agreement paves the way for the seven nations to help innovators navigate their rules, test new ideas with regulators and scale them across their markets Collaboration builds on World Economic Forum and …

WorldFish sets aquatic foods research agenda to transform global food systems for healthy people and planet

New research and innovation strategy puts aquatic foods at the center of transformational COVID-19 recovery for sustainable and equitable global food systems   9 December 2020 – PENANG, MALAYSIA – WorldFish today launched a new strategy charting a decade-long aquatic foods research and innovation agenda toward sustainable and equitable global food systems.  The WorldFish 2030 Research and Innovation Strategy: Aquatic Foods for Healthy People and Planet sets a pathway to end hunger and advance the Sustainable …