Wednesday, 25 May, 2022

Topic: employment

Why Haryana’s new law reserving 75% private jobs for domiciles is self destructive politics

In episode 695 of 'Cut The Clutter', Shekhar Gupta explains the provisions, politics and pitfalls of a new employment law in Haryana, and how it is suicidal for the state's growth story.

Modi govt approves Rs 22,810 crore for 3rd phase of Atmanirbhar Bharat job scheme

The third phase will run for 3 years till 2023 and aims to benefit around 58.5 lakh employees. Rs 1,584 crore has been allocated for the current fiscal.

Indian households remain under duress with income still below pre-Covid levels — study

The research paper, posted on the Chicago Booth website, raises doubts on whether India is seeing a V-shaped recovery.

Modi govt announces Rs 2.6 lakh cr stimulus package ahead of Diwali to boost jobs, housing

New measures include Atmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana and tripling allocation for PM’s housing scheme. India’s overall Covid economic package is Rs 30 lakh cr.

Bihar wants jobs. But Nitish Kumar suffers from ‘1974 batch syndrome’, say IAS officers

Jayaprakash Narayan’s followers learnt to lead movements but have struggled to respond to the aspirational class. They haven't gone beyond bijli-paani-sadak.

Why Chinese companies fleeing the ‘Cold War’ is good news for Singapore

Although it doesn't need new capital and its population isn't open to an influx of overseas professionals, Singapore will be relieved with the promise of jobs and a boost to business.

Apna, ‘LinkedIn’ for poor Indian workers who don’t know English, gets $8 million investment

Apna app helps users access job opportunities by entering name, age, & skills to generate a virtual 'business card' that’s shared with potential employers.

69% say govt should issue ‘Covid Warrior’ certificate to those recovered, finds survey

About 61% of the respondents to the survey conducted by LocalCircles said that the system to issue 'Covid Warrior' certificates should be linked to a citizen's Aadhaar number.

I&B ministry could launch new magazine on 15 Aug but future of its Employment News uncertain

I&B ministry's new periodical will highlight Modi govt’s achievements and initiatives. But future of its 4-decade-old Employment News appears bleak due to poor circulation.

Present a National Employment Policy for long-term in 4 months: PM Modi tells GoM

At a meeting with PM Modi, a GoM on skill development and employment suggests setting up a Central Board of Vocational Education on the lines of CBSE.

On Camera


US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.


Naval helicopters | Representational image |

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.