SpringPeople partners with California-based Udacity to address Indian IT industry’s skill gap

BENGALURU: IT training provider SpringPeople has partnered with California-based educational institution Udacity, to train employees of the IT sector on new technologies and applications, said a statement issued today.

The training will address accelerating digital technology adoption across enterprises through in-demand technology learning paths.

“The increasing demand of AI, RPA and data science in professional fields raises the demand of employees in such areas. The nanodegree programmes are designed to provide hands-on training in emerging and cutting-edge technology so that enterprises can recreate their own candidates from within their employee pool,” said Gabe Dalporto, CEO of Udacity.

Udacity specialises in providing industrial training and skill development programmes to learners. It partners with leading technology companies to learn how innovation is transforming industries and further imparts the knowledge and upskills the workforce.

“Udacity has a close association with global tech leaders like Intel, Microsoft, Google, AWS which helps them to offer

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Are Singaporean workers really losing jobs to Indian expats due to Ceca free-trade deal?



a group of people jumping in the air: Office workers in Singapore. Photo: Reuters


Office workers in Singapore. Photo: Reuters

As Singapore’s economy slows amid the coronavirus pandemic and job losses mount, people’s anxieties over their livelihoods have found a convenient target: a free-trade agreement Singapore signed with India in 2005. On social media, the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (Ceca) is being blamed for willy-nilly letting Indian nationals into Singapore to steal jobs from locals – no matter how many times the government says it is not true.

On a Facebook post of a news article explaining that Ceca did not give Indians automatic access to citizenship, permanent residency or employment, Stephanie Low commented: “Our jobs are taken by Ceca! Wait till the ministers’ jobs are also taken by them, then they will know!”

Others, like Emran Rahman, disparagingly referred to Indians as Ceca, saying: “Everywhere CECA! Even housing estates have them around!”

On the public group SG Opposition, Michael da Silva said

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Official- The New Indian Express

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WASHINGTON: India, Israel and the United States have begun collaboration in developmental area, and in next generation of emerging technologies, including a transparent, open, reliable and secure 5G communication network, a top official has said.

The branching out of this trilateral initiative in development and technological arena is a result of the people-to-people collaboration, in particular those by the Indian diaspora in the US and Israel, that was initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his historic visit to Israel three years ago in July 2017, community leaders said.

A collaboration in 5G is a just tip of the iceberg and a first step, according to US Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick.

“Because we’ll collaborate in science and research and development in coming up with the next generations of technologies, things that the likes of you and the rest of us on the phone

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Jobs App for Poor Indian Workers Gets $8 Million From Investors

(Bloomberg) — Apna, an app startup that aims to connect millions of bottom-of-the-pyramid workers to employers amid the devastation of India’s lockdown, has raised $8 million from a clutch of investors.



a group of people waiting at a train station: A passenger wearing a handkerchief to cover his mouth and nose, center, walks through a platform of a train station in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Authorities ordered all non-essential businesses in Mumbai and across the broader state to shut from midnight through the end of March to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.


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A passenger wearing a handkerchief to cover his mouth and nose, center, walks through a platform of a train station in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Authorities ordered all non-essential businesses in Mumbai and across the broader state to shut from midnight through the end of March to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The funding, from new investors Greenoaks Capital, Rocketship VC as well as existing backers Lightspeed India and Sequoia Capital, will help the app expand to more cities, the Indian firm said in a statement published Tuesday. It also wants to grow across verticals such as accounting, customer service and nursing. Currently, Apna is in five cities.

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The startup,

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