Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicChild labour

Topic: Child labour

India’s ‘kidfluencers’ are raking in millions. No law to protect them

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

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.

1 in 10 children now in child labour. And it’s rising for first time in 20 yrs

Nine million more children are at risk of being pushed into child labour by the end of 2022 as a result of the pandemic.

10 years after they were lost, Delhi cops help two families in Nepal & UP reunite with sons

Shahrukh, 17, was kidnapped by traffickers in 2010. Kailash, a labourer in Ludhiana in 2011, ran away after being beaten up.

Child labour, mine deaths — Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty brings Jharkhand mica back under spotlight

Illegal trade of mica has been an open secret in Jharkhand since 1980. Covid lockdown is feared to have worsened problem of mining involving child labour.

Choice of work, education, better income needed for bondage survivors to remain free — study

The study involved 88 respondents, including children, who are survivors of human trafficking in UP and Bihar and have been reintegrated with help from NGOs.

World’s children pushed into work, UK universities see cases spike & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.

Anti-trafficking Bill has scope for confusion. Here’s what will work: BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi

The proposed legislation includes punishment for trafficking for forced labour and marriage but neglects trafficking for sexual exploitation and organ trade.

India faces ‘lost generation’ as Covid pushes children out of school and into jobs

Civil society groups are rescuing more kids from forced labour & warn many others are being compelled to work in cities because of migrant labour shortage.

Salaam Bombay! is a haunting exploration of child labour in India

The proceeds from the movie were used to set up Salaam Baalak Trust, an NGO that works for the welfare of street children.

On Camera

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Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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