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