Indian skilled workers to get job opportunities in 14 sectors in Japan

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Workers skilled in 14 specified areas such as nursing , construction etc will now be able to work in Japan, provided they know the Japanese language.


The Cabinet approved signing of a memorandum of co-operation between India and on a Basic Framework for Partnership for Proper Operation of the System Pertaining to “Specified Skilled Worker”.



This would set up an institutional mechanism for partnership and co-operation between the two countries on sending and accepting skilled Indian workers to work in 14 specified sectors in These Indian workers would be granted a new status of residence of “specified skilled worker” by the government of


Apart from the two work areas mentioned above, skilled Indian workers from 12 sectors — building cleaning; material processing; industrial machinery manufacturing; electric and electronic information related industry; shipbuilding and ship-related industry; automobile maintenance; aviation; lodging; agriculture; fisheries; food and beverages manufacturing and food service would have job opportunities to work in Japan.


A joint working group will be set up to follow up the implementation of this MOC.


The memorandum would enhance people-to -people contacts, foster mobility of workers and skilled professionals

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Beauty start-up Nykaa listing likely this year at $3-bn value: Report

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E-Retail Pvt is planning an initial public offering (IPO) as soon as this year that could value the Indian online cosmetic retailer at a minimum $3 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.


The start-up founded by Falguni Nayar, a former investment banker, is working with advisors to prepare for the share sale in Mumbai, the people said. is leaning toward a domestic listing, though an overseas share sale is also under consideration, said the people, who asked not to be named as the information is private.


Deliberations are ongoing and details of the offering including the size and timeline could change, the people said. A representative for declined to comment.



Founded in 2012, Nykaa’s platform lists more than 1,200 brands ranging from makeup, skincare to health supplements and hair dryers, according to its website, which logs 55 million monthly visits. It has six warehouses across India and receives over 13 million orders each month.


The firm was preparing for an IPO in two years, its founder and Chief Executive Officer Nayar told local agency PTI in an interview in 2018.

Pompeo Hints At Returning ‘Evil’ Cuba To Terror List

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has hinted that he wants to redesignate “evil” Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism, a late-term move that would pile pressure on the communist island.

In an interview released Tuesday, Pompeo confirmed that the State Department was looking at taking the major step before he leaves office on January 20 — throwing a wrench into any diplomatic outreach to Cuba by President-elect Joe Biden.

“We don’t get out in front of decisions that will be made on designations, but the world knows Cuba’s evil hand in so many places,” Pompeo told the Bloomberg television show of investor David Rubenstein.

Pompeo pointed to Cuba’s staunch support for Venezuela’s leftist leader Nicolas Maduro, whom President Donald Trump’s administration has unsuccessfully tried to oust, saying Havana has caused “massive pain” in the economically ravaged South American nation.

“It is completely appropriate for us to consider whether Cuba is in fact sponsoring terrorism,” Pompeo said.

“And if so, just like any other nation that is providing material support to terrorists, they too should be designated such and treated in a way that’s consistent with that behavior that they’re undertaking.”





US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, seen speaking

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