US makes H-1B visa approval tougher for 3rd-party worksites

Washington , Feb 23

In a move that is likely to hit Indian IT firms and their employees, the Trump administration has announced a new measure that makes it tougher to issue H-1B visas to those to be employed at one or more third-party worksites.

Elon Musk quits OpenAI group to avoid conflict with Tesla

San Francisco , Feb 23

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has quit the board of OpenAI, a non-profit artificial intelligence (AI) research company he co-founded that aims to promote and develop friendly AI that benefits the humanity.

Stop bulldozing abandoned Rohingya villages, HRW urges Myanmar

Nay Pyi Taw , Feb 23

The non-profit Human Rights Watch on Friday urged the Myanmar government to stop the demolition of villages abandoned by the Rohingya minority in Rakhine state from where almost 700,000 members of the community have fled to Bangladesh.

Instagram to terminate its global community team

San Francisco , Feb 23

Popular photo-sharing app Instagram is terminating its veteran Global Community Team that worked to build deep ties with photographers and promote the service around the world as part of restructuring in the company, media reported.

UNSC set to vote on Syria ceasefire resolution on Friday

United Nations , Feb 23

The Security Council is set to vote on Friday on a resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire in war-torn Syria and to allow humanitarian aid to reach besieged areas that had been stalled, a spokesperson for Kuwait, which is the current president of the Council, has said.

Facebook making ad metrics clearer on its platforms

San Francisco , Feb 23

To give businesses more insight into a company's measurement tools to calculate the impact of advertisements on its platforms, Facebook has introduced new labels on some of its metrics.