Saturday, 1 October, 2022
TopicChild labour

Topic: Child labour

In Chitvan Gill’s frames, there are stories—of child labour, suffering and pandemic

What stands out in Gill’s work is the sense of humanity with which she treats her subjects—the children and their families.

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.

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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