Friday, 21 January, 2022
TopicBachpan Bachao Andolan

Topic: Bachpan Bachao Andolan

Covid made India’s child labour problem bigger. In Rajasthan, they slog 18 hrs/day for Rs 50

5 children died in the state between July 2020 & January 2021 due to abysmal working conditions and malnutrition. But kids are still working in bangle factories, dhabas etc.

Putting kids up for adoption may soon earn shelters money

Childcare institutes are often reluctant to sign up for adoptions because they fear losing the government grant they get for each child.

On Camera

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The BBC Broadcasting House in London

BBC is Britain’s only imperial legacy with purpose, UK must value it to remain in soft-power war

It’s deeply worrying that the Johnson govt, filled with defenders of the country’s imperial past, seems intent on rendering this last great British asset valueless.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.

Defence

File image of German Ambassador to India Walter J. Lindner | Twitter | @AmbLindnerIndia

Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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