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MNREGA coverage expanded during lockdown, but safety net inadequate for districts that need it the most
India

MNREGA coverage expanded during lockdown, but safety net inadequate for districts that need it the most

The MNREGA will continue to be a lifeline for many wage workers, especially in districts where migrants have returned in large numbers

Delhi education revolution 2.0: After schools, AAP shifts focus to building capacity for skills training
India

Delhi education revolution 2.0: After schools, AAP shifts focus to building capacity for skills training

The Delhi Skills and Entrepreneurship University (DSEU) brings industry and academia’s respected individuals together to build an institution that is agile and sensitive to the market’s requirements

Economic fallout of COVID-19 to push at least 150-175 mn people into extreme poverty, says UN expert
India

Economic fallout of COVID-19 to push at least 150-175 mn people into extreme poverty, says UN expert

Special Rapporteur Olivier De Schutter said most of those who will fall into extreme poverty will be workers in the informal sector or in precarious employment conditions, especially women

Bihar Elections: For angry electorate of returning migrant workers, NREGA offers little succour
Politics

Bihar Elections: For angry electorate of returning migrant workers, NREGA offers little succour

'Subsistence, not sustenance' is the intent behind the Act, but a fragmented political system has failed the workers’ voterbase in Bihar

Labour Bureau to conduct three surveys to evaluate employment situation amid COVID-19
India

Labour Bureau to conduct three surveys to evaluate employment situation amid COVID-19

An expert group has been constituted to provide the Centre with technical guidance regarding surveys on migration, professional bodies and domestic workers, among others

Raghuram Rajan vs Sanjeev Sanyal: While India's unemployment time-bomb ticks, its adviser debates how long the fuse is
India

Raghuram Rajan vs Sanjeev Sanyal: While India's unemployment time-bomb ticks, its adviser debates how long the fuse is

Unemployment is the big issue that the opposition Congress party is hitting hard on, especially after the pandemic-linked lockdown sent millions of migrant workers scrambling back home towards their native villages in an already slowing economy.

Centre's handling of COVID-19 has put India in 'abyss of GDP reduction', says Rahul Gandhi
Politics

Centre's handling of COVID-19 has put India in 'abyss of GDP reduction', says Rahul Gandhi

India's COVID-19 caseload has gone past 46 lakh, while 36,24,196 people have recuperated so far taking the national recovery rate to 77.77 percent

Govt to offer 50% of pay for three months to 40 lakh industrial workers who lost jobs during COVID-19
India

Govt to offer 50% of pay for three months to 40 lakh industrial workers who lost jobs during COVID-19

The Employees' State Insurance Corporation approved enhancement in the payment of unemployment benefit to industrial workers under its Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana

‘Barred from entering’: Dharavi domestic workers recount the social impact of the COVID 19 pandemic
India

‘Barred from entering’: Dharavi domestic workers recount the social impact of the COVID 19 pandemic

Domestic workers from Dharavi still face social stigma as many housing societies bar entry for them. The women blame media’s sensational reporting for the unending discrimination.

“COVID 19 lockdown increased our hardships” - Voices from the women-led households of Mumbai
India

“COVID 19 lockdown increased our hardships” - Voices from the women-led households of Mumbai

Women informal workers, who are the only earning members of the family, are demanding immediate attention to their issues of unemployment and financial instability.

At 8.5 percent, unemployment rate falls to pre-lockdown levels, suggests CMIE data; rural employment likely to see 'bigger gains' in coming months
Business

At 8.5 percent, unemployment rate falls to pre-lockdown levels, suggests CMIE data; rural employment likely to see 'bigger gains' in coming months

India’s unemployment rate reduced to pre-lockdown levels at 8.5 percent during the week that ended on 21 June, Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) said.

Stock Market Latest Updates: Indices nearly 3-month high, Sensex jumps over 500 points, Nifty close to 10,000-mark; Bajaj Finance, HDFC among gainers
Business

Stock Market Latest Updates: Indices nearly 3-month high, Sensex jumps over 500 points, Nifty close to 10,000-mark; Bajaj Finance, HDFC among gainers

Stock Market Latest Updates: Indices nearly 3-month high, Sensex jumps over 500 points, Nifty close to 10,000-mark; Bajaj Finance, HDFC among gainers

Recession, high unemployment, another pandemic outbreak biggest near-term worries; economic distress to rise: WEF study
Business

Recession, high unemployment, another pandemic outbreak biggest near-term worries; economic distress to rise: WEF study

As per the study, two-thirds of respondents identified a "prolonged global recession" as a top concern for business.

Zomato axes 13% workforce, cuts salary up to 50% for all; work from home to become permanent feature
Business

Zomato axes 13% workforce, cuts salary up to 50% for all; work from home to become permanent feature

Zomato's business has been severely affected by the COVID-19 induced lockdown as a large number of restaurants have already shut down permanently.

COVID-19, lockdown impact: 27 mn youth in their 20s lost their jobs in April, reveals CMIE
Business

COVID-19, lockdown impact: 27 mn youth in their 20s lost their jobs in April, reveals CMIE

Over 27 million youngsters in their 20s lost their jobs in April. This has serious long-term repercussion, the CMIE report said.

COVID-19 impact: Informal economy workers excluded from most govt measures, be it cash transfers or tax benefits
Business

COVID-19 impact: Informal economy workers excluded from most govt measures, be it cash transfers or tax benefits

Like demonetisation, the current lockdown has exposed millions of workers and their families to starvation, hunger, death and very bleak future prospects.

US to temporarily ban work-based visas like H-1B as unemployment levels peak: Report
Business

US to temporarily ban work-based visas like H-1B as unemployment levels peak: Report

The H-1B is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers from countries like India and China in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.

Coronavirus Lockdown: India's unemployment rate soars to 27.11% for week ended 3 May, says CMIE
Business

Coronavirus Lockdown: India's unemployment rate soars to 27.11% for week ended 3 May, says CMIE

The COVID-19 crisis has led to a spike in the country's unemployment rate to 27.11 percent for the week ended 3 May, up from the under 7 percent level before the start of the pandemic in mid-March, the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) has said

Stock Market Latest Updates: Sensex plunges 2,002 points, Nifty below 9,300; except pharma, all other sectoral indices end in red
Business

Stock Market Latest Updates: Sensex plunges 2,002 points, Nifty below 9,300; except pharma, all other sectoral indices end in red

Stock market today LIVE Updates: Sensex plunges over 1,600 points, Nifty below 9,450-mark; metal stocks under pressure

Wall Street rallies as some US states relax lockdown restrictions; all major indexes claw back, gain over 1%
Business

Wall Street rallies as some US states relax lockdown restrictions; all major indexes claw back, gain over 1%

The indexes are all now within 20 percent of their record closing highs reached in February, with the benchmark S&P 500 on track for its best month since 1987, after trillions of stimulus dollars helped US equities recover from March lows.