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How an alleged plot to overthrow Jordan's king laid bare a growing rift between royalty, influential tribes
World

How an alleged plot to overthrow Jordan's king laid bare a growing rift between royalty, influential tribes

Though Jordan's King Abdullah II managed to thwart an alleged plot by his half brother Prince Hamza to take the throne, insiders fear that anger percolating under the surface could erupt at any moment. Hamza has a huge following among Jordan's tribes

Explained: How COVID-hit supply chains, stockpiling and climate change are pushing up food prices
India

Explained: How COVID-hit supply chains, stockpiling and climate change are pushing up food prices

While globally, harvests and harvest outlooks are expected to fall short of expectations, demand of food has remained high due to stockpiling by countries, pushing up the prices

Hit hardest by unemployment during pandemic, Latinas are missing out on years of economic gains
World

Hit hardest by unemployment during pandemic, Latinas are missing out on years of economic gains

Before the pandemic, Latinas were projected to increase their numbers in the workforce by nearly 26 percent from 2019 to 2029 — a higher rate than any other group, the report found. It’s unclear if or how that projection will now change.

Overburdened ASHA workers, lack of access to contraceptives: How COVID-19 impacted family planning services across India
India

Overburdened ASHA workers, lack of access to contraceptives: How COVID-19 impacted family planning services across India

COVID-19 impact on family planning: In the wake of the pandemic, ASHA workers had to shoulder additional responsibilities, which prevented them from creating awareness about family planning and distributing contraceptive pills and condoms

COVID-19 second wave derailed recovery momentum of Indian auto industry, says ICRA report
Business

COVID-19 second wave derailed recovery momentum of Indian auto industry, says ICRA report

The domestic two-wheeler volumes in 2021-22 are expected to grow 10-12 percent now as against 16-18 percent earlier while the passenger vehicle segment may see 17-20 percent growth now as against 22-25 percent expected earlier, the rating agency said

Amsterdam mulls new tourism measures to protect locals as COVID-19 keeps away boisterous travellers
World

Amsterdam mulls new tourism measures to protect locals as COVID-19 keeps away boisterous travellers

Amsterdam has been trying to navigate a conundrum for years: how to embrace its status as a vibrant, international hub without making the city unlivable for its residents — and without letting go of its famous, free-spirited roots.

Race to replace Angela Merkel challenges Germans to make ideological, generational change
World

Race to replace Angela Merkel challenges Germans to make ideological, generational change

As Germany readies to elect its next Chancellor, the question that many analysts have is whether EU's most powerful economy will vote for change, or stick with Merkel's policies

At Magnetic Fields Nomads, some answers for music festivals grappling with challenges of COVID-19 era
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At Magnetic Fields Nomads, some answers for music festivals grappling with challenges of COVID-19 era

While the past year has stripped audiences of the opportunities to enjoy live events, festivals such as Magnetic Fields are trying new approaches that might serve as blueprints for others.

COVID-19 impact: Indian households spent more on food, less on healthcare during first lockdown
India

COVID-19 impact: Indian households spent more on food, less on healthcare during first lockdown

However, the pandemic also saw a marginal reduction in food expenditures per capita in both rural and urban households between June 2019 to June 2020

Don't modify existing health insurance policies that leads to higher premium: IRDAI tells insurers
Business

Don't modify existing health insurance policies that leads to higher premium: IRDAI tells insurers

IRDAI has also directed the insurers to ensure that policy wordings are simple so that policyholders can understand them easily

COVID-19 impact: How sports arenas work to keep fans safe attending indoor sports
World

COVID-19 impact: How sports arenas work to keep fans safe attending indoor sports

The reduced risk of contracting the coronavirus has to do with how much space surrounds each person, and how often fresh air from outside is refreshed into a venue

No Covid relief for Maharashtra's tribals as scheme meant to ease burden fails to lift-off
India

No Covid relief for Maharashtra's tribals as scheme meant to ease burden fails to lift-off

On 9 September, the state govt passed a resolution saying it would deposit Rs 2,000 into the bank accounts of tribal people and distribute ration worth Rs 2,000 under the Khawati yojana. Seven months later, the benefits are still awaited

COVID-19 pandemic is proving costly for cancer care, other treatable illnesses
World

COVID-19 pandemic is proving costly for cancer care, other treatable illnesses

Even if the wait has minimal effects on survival or long-term health, the psychological trauma of living in limbo is worth considering.

Women run fewer than 13% of India's MSMEs; inaccessibility of credit, govt schemes and now COVID are key hurdles
India

Women run fewer than 13% of India's MSMEs; inaccessibility of credit, govt schemes and now COVID are key hurdles

The biggest challenge faced by women entrepreneurs in India is gender bias in access to finance as studies show that their loan applications are more likely to be delayed or rejected as compared to men

Indie music insiders on their one big takeaway from COVID-19 crisis' impact on the live performance scene
Entertainment

Indie music insiders on their one big takeaway from COVID-19 crisis' impact on the live performance scene

Here’s some pithy (and pertinent) advice shared by artists, managers and other industry folk.

COVID-19 pandemic will force 1.8 crore Indians to find a new occupation by 2030, says McKinsey report
India

COVID-19 pandemic will force 1.8 crore Indians to find a new occupation by 2030, says McKinsey report

The long-term effects of the virus may reduce the number of low-wage jobs available, which previously served as a safety net for displaced workers, the report added

80% of India's informal workers lost jobs during COVID lockdown, 63% survived on two meals a day, shows data
India

80% of India's informal workers lost jobs during COVID lockdown, 63% survived on two meals a day, shows data

Government needs to take action regarding job security, social security benefits, food security, health benefits, and safety in the informal sector in such a way that it not only manages the current crisis, but also immunises the sector from future shocks

Working from home: Disrupting your partner's routine can be a source of conflict, finds study
Health

Working from home: Disrupting your partner's routine can be a source of conflict, finds study

The researchers advised that to turn around the situation, partners should support each other's goals, accommodate routines, respect the others' timings, take a step back to catch their breath during the day, and learn to work together

COVID-19 updates: Anti-curfew riots hit Netherlands second night in a row; US can achieve herd immunity this year, says Biden
World

COVID-19 updates: Anti-curfew riots hit Netherlands second night in a row; US can achieve herd immunity this year, says Biden

Riot police clashed with groups of demonstrators in Amsterdam and elsewhere, including the port city of Rotterdam, where people smashed shop windows, and police deployed a water cannon

Karnataka allows shops, commercial establishments employing 10 or more people to remain open 24x7
India

Karnataka allows shops, commercial establishments employing 10 or more people to remain open 24x7

As per the official notification, an employer, however shall be required to appoint additional staff in order to allow every employee to avail one day holiday in a week on a rotation basis