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COVID-19 or not, domestic work is devalued in India, and so is the gender responsible for it
India

COVID-19 or not, domestic work is devalued in India, and so is the gender responsible for it

Despite the contribution of the domestic workers to the care economy, they work long hours often with meagre wages. It is no different as the situation has worsened due to the pandemic.

How Netflix's Spanish thriller The Platform explores panic buying, daily wage earners' plight during a lockdown
Entertainment

How Netflix's Spanish thriller The Platform explores panic buying, daily wage earners' plight during a lockdown

The Platform is set in a confinement where food is distributed vertically, very similar to the socioeconomic hierarchical distribution highlighted by the lockdown.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Clapping won't help daily wage earners, massive economic package will, says Rahul Gandhi
Politics

Coronavirus Outbreak: Clapping won't help daily wage earners, massive economic package will, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said that the coronavirus has affected small, medium businessmen and daily wage labourers the most and the government, instead of clapping, needs to release an economic package for them

Daily wage earners, housewives comprised 40% of suicide victims in 2018, shows NCRB data; fewer farmers ended lives as compared to 2016
India

Daily wage earners, housewives comprised 40% of suicide victims in 2018, shows NCRB data; fewer farmers ended lives as compared to 2016

Of the 1,34,516 suicide victims in 2018, 26,589 were daily wagers (22.4 percent) and 22,937 were housewives (17.1 percent), data from the NCRB, the agency responsible for collecting and analysing crime data, revealed.

Congress demands apology from Narendra Modi after RBI report says 99.3% of demonetised notes back in system
Politics

Congress demands apology from Narendra Modi after RBI report says 99.3% of demonetised notes back in system

Congress said the return of almost all the junked 500 and 1,000 currency notes meant that Modi government had failed to unearth any black money, eradicate fake currency as promised

Demonetisation: Lack of lower denomination notes affects farming, construction activities
India

Demonetisation: Lack of lower denomination notes affects farming, construction activities

Demonetisation of high denomination currency notes has badly hit agricultural and construction activities across Odisha, as cash-starved farmers are finding it hard to pay agricultural labourers, who are demanding wages in advance, that too in Rs 100 denomination