Wednesday, 25 May, 2022

Topic: employment

Hiring and retiring stuck at consumer body as confusion reigns over selection rules

Between the consumer affairs ministry and the SC, the frequent rule changes in tenure and retirement age have left members and aspirants puzzled.

India’s growth fastest among big economies but it is yet to make a mark on job market

Survey finds hiring in formal job market stagnant; data shows jobs lost not high either as unemployment rate fell to 5.29% in May from 5.64% in April.

Bizarrely & wrongly, IMF thinks India can become a big power without fixing manufacturing

If the Modi government hopes to accelerate India’s growth rate, and create more jobs and boost fiscal revenues, it will have to make a success of manufacturing.

It may be back to school, driving that is, for habitual rash, negligent drivers

Union Road ministry scheme wants offenders to spend five days in proposed govt-authorised driving centres to re-obtain license, apart from fine.

Why are Uttarakhand’s young leaving the state? Govt report to shed light soon

A lack of employment opportunities for the state’s youngsters is among the factors thought to be forcing them to seek work elsewhere.

Indian engineers are about to become even more employable abroad

Govt to give accreditation to 1,000 programmes at Indian institutions. Under 'Washington Accord', this will improve graduates’ chances of foreign placement.

Govt’s new defence production policy can only work with a strong private push

With an emphasis on joint research and testing as well as govt push for exports, the draft policy has got the direction right.

Five things that Modi can do to generate jobs and prosperity

The focus must be on JOBS – justice, ownership, bhavishya (future) and samriddhi (prosperity). Together, they create jobs – which is what India's youth need.

Jobless in Jaunpur: No opportunities at home, doors closing outside

Eastern UP district has no avenues for employment, leading to high migration. But thanks to the economic slowdown, people are returning to a bleak future

UP’s glittering brass and glass industries now dulled by job loss

The note ban affected the demand, while GST raised production costs, forcing small industry owners to fire both contracted labourers and skilled artisans.

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.


Abhilasha Barak is the first woman officer to join the Army Aviation Corps

‘Golden Letter Day’: Captain Abhilasha Barak becomes Army’s 1st woman combat pilot

Indian Army so far did not have women officers in the flying branch, unlike the Indian Air Force and the Navy.

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.