Indian outsourcing group to test applicants

Good News, finally some sort of proper recruitment procedure started. India will hold entry-level tests to gauge the abilities of people seeking jobs outsourced by U.S. and other overseas companies. The test will take place on 18th of November and will be based on the Test of English as a Foreign Language and the U.S. Graduate Record Examinations. The latter measures verbal and quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills.

NEW DELHI – The main trade body representing software service companies in India will hold entry-level tests to gauge the abilities of people seeking jobs outsourced by U.S. and other overseas companies.

 The move aims to tap new talent and cut the time and expense of recruiting new hires to India’s outsourcing industry.

 Candidates who pass will be regarded as having the basic skills to work in the outsourcing industry, even though the qualification would not guarantee a job, said Deepakshi Jha, a spokeswoman for the National Association of Software and Services Companies.

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Nissan IT outsourcing begins

Can you outsource something from your business ? Satyam won a long-term, multimillion-dollar deal to manage Nissan’s business applications in North America. Satyam later became the sole IT service provider for the unit’s entire operations, which includes 321 applications in five locations across US and Canada.

INDIA: Nissan IT outsourcing begins

Satyam Computer Services has launched a new global development centre for Nissan North America in Chennai, India.

The 50,000-square-foot facility on Chennai’s so-called ‘IT highway’ will house around 400 workers, rising to 750 within three years.

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India no longer seen as “highly corrupt” – watchdog

Good News? We still have long way to go if we really want to abolish Bribe. Happy to hear that India is doing well in elimination of corruption.

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India is no longer seen to be “highly corrupt”, according to the latest survey by watchdog Transparency International (TI), but there is still some way to go before Indians shake the habit of casual bribery.

India was ranked 70 out of 163 nations according to the Berlin-based TI survey, alongside China, Ghana and Mexico.

India came in at 88 out of 159 countries last year. The lower down the list, the more corrupt the country is seen as being.

“Corruption will only go away if the people refuse to bribe,” R.H. Tahiliani, the chairman of TI’s Indian branch, told reporters in New Delhi.

India scored 3.3 out of a possible 10 on the survey scale, with 10 being the least corrupt, marking a small improvement on the last six years where it has averaged 2.8.

Countries with a score below 3 are described by TI as being “highly corrupt”.

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Al Qaeda Briton plotted massive blasts

It hard for me to understand how can anyone bomb his own country and kills his own innocent’s citizen, just because he is not happy with government policies. Most of the Muslim is saying that they are not happy with the policies of government, ok fair enough but you don’t bomb the whole country because you not happy with few elected members of parliaments and their decision.

LONDON (Reuters) – A suspected al Qaeda operative watched impassively in court on Monday as prosecutors played shaky hand-held video of the New York Stock Exchange and other U.S. financial targets he has admitted planning to bomb.

Briton Dhiren Barot, 34, pleaded guilty last month to conspiracy to murder in connection with planned attacks in the United States and Britain — the latter including he use of a “dirty bomb” laced with radiological material.

At Monday’s sentencing hearing he watched attentively, jotting on a large notepad, as prosecutor Edmund Lawson played video footage he said was shot in April 2001 on a reconnaissance mission by Barot for the attacks in the United States.

Lawson said the bombings were planned in 2000 and 2001 and apparently shelved after the al Qaeda attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001, in which nearly 3,000 people died.

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Muslims excluded from India’s spy agency – report

Leaked excerpts of report says that India has not been recruiting Muslims in RAW (India’s external intelligence) agency since 1969, and Sikhs has not been recruited in SPG (Special Protection Guards top elite force for the protection of top leaders in India). India current Prime Minister is Sikh and President is Muslims, so this report is quite disturbing for secular India. As far as I can see the reason for Muslims non recruitment in RAW is because of many fear that they might have soft corner with arch rival Pakistan and Sikhs who were used to be high on SPG protecting top leader of country till 1984 have lost faith after the assassination of Late. Prime Minister Mrs.Indira Gandhi. She was assassinated by her own Sikh body guards. But the question is with out including the minorities in top agencies of country, are these agencies working more effectively? In my opinion if we do not include minorities just because of their religion and cast the whole system will become handicap.

NEW DELHI, Nov 6 (Reuters) – There are scarcely any Muslims working in India’s 10,000-strong external intelligence agency, and neither Muslims nor Sikhs working as bodyguards for the country’s top leaders, according to officials and media reports.

Mainly Hindu but officially secular India has its first Sikh prime minister, Manmohan Singh, but his community is not trusted enough to guard him, according to Outlook magazine this week. The magazine said India’s minority Muslims were not trusted by the security apparatus because of fears they could sympathise with the country’s mainly Muslim neighbour and long-time foe Pakistan. It said none had been recruited by the country’s external spy agency, the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), since 1969. The domestic Intelligence Bureau (IB) had decided to recruit Muslims in the l990s, Outlook said, but the organisation still only had a “handful” of Muslim officers. A government spokesman declined to comment on the report.

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