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India retains top spot as world's largest remittance recipient country in 2016, receives $62.7 billion: UN report

India retains top spot as world's largest remittance recipient country in 2016, receives $62.7 billion: UN report

The study said India was the top receiving country for remittances in 2016 at USD 62.7 billion, followed by China (USD 61 billion), the Philippines (USD 30 billion) and Pakistan (USD 20 billion).

Govt mulling natural death cover for workers going abroad: VK Singh

Govt mulling natural death cover for workers going abroad: VK Singh

"We are trying to see as to what can be done to get a 'bima yojana', which will also be able to cater for natural death if it takes place outside," the minister said.

Sushma Swaraj seeks report on 29 Indian workers held captive in Saudi

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today sought a report from the Indian ambassador to Saudi Arabia on the 29 migrant workers held in captivity there after she was approached by Telangana minister K T Rama Rao.

Come back to India: Sushma Swaraj to laid-off Indian workers in Saudi

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday appealed to the Indian workers, who have lost their jobs in Saudi Arabia, to file their claims for unpaid dues with their employers and come back home soon and said the government will bear the cost of their return.

Centre ensuring protection of Indian workers in Gulf countries: Sushma

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said in Rajya Sabha that 55,730 Indians have returned from Saudi Arabia since August 2015 and the government was closely monitoring the situation in Gulf countries - which are plagued by economic downturn due to fall in crude oil prices.

Govt making all efforts to bring back 10,000 Indian workers from Saudi Arabia: Sushma Swaraj

Govt making all efforts to bring back 10,000 Indian workers from Saudi Arabia: Sushma Swaraj

The government is making all efforts to bring back the 10,000 Indian workers rendered jobless in Saudi Arabia and is also providing them food in camps, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said in the Lok Sabha on Monday.

After PM Modi raised abuse of migrant workers, Qatar reassures India

After PM Modi raised abuse of migrant workers, Qatar reassures India

Qatar has reassured India that labour reforms will improve the conditions of more than half a million Indian migrants.

New skill standards to help Indian workers' global mobility: Rudy

Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Tuesday launched transnational skill standards here to match the global benchmarks in skilling, noting they would help in the "global mobility" of Indian workers.

India growing because it is politically stable, says PM Narendra Modi in Riyadh

India growing because it is politically stable, says PM Narendra Modi in Riyadh

The large number of Indian blue collar workers in Saudi Arabia on Saturday came in for much appreciation from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the hard work they have put in for the development of the Gulf kingdom.

Sushma Swaraj inaugurates Suriname memorial honouring `indentured` Indian workers

Sushma Swaraj inaugurated the 'Suriname Memorial' to honour thousands of Indian workers who were forced to migrate to South American country.

Indian workers win $20 mn settlement against US company

The Alabama-based company will also issue an apology to the Indian workers, who brought to the US to be employed as welders, pipefitters and in other positions.

Disney lays off 250 employees, replaces them with Indian H1-B workers

Entertainment giant Walt Disney has laid off about 250 employees and replaced them with Indians holding H1-B visas, raising new questions on how outsourcing companies are using the temporary visas to bring immigrants into technology jobs in the US, according to a media report.

55% employees face bullying at workplace: Survey

According to the survey by job portal CareerBuilder.In, about 55 per cent of Indian workers revealed that they have been bullied at work.

India among top 6 mkts for contingent workforce globally

India is among top six markets for contingent workforce engagement across the world largely owing to high availability and cost efficiency, says a ManpowerGroup report.

Indians in ECR countries to benefit from pension-insurance scheme

Indian workers residing in Emigration Check Required (ECR) countries will soon be able to avail life insurance and pension benefits under a government scheme.

India to sign MoU with Malaysia on labour welfare

Indian workers are employed in Malaysia in restaurants, plantations and in general services.

Indian workers earn much less than counterparts in rich nation

A vast majority of workers in India get just about 10 percent of what their counterparts in the developed countries make by doing the same work under identical working conditions and technology, says a study.