Monday, 24 January, 2022

Topic: Gig-economy

Time to recognise Zomato delivery executives as ‘employees’, not just celebrate its IPO

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

Under new labour code, an Uber driver can be both gig and platform worker. It’s a problem

It is a great initiative by the Modi govt, but there are issues of overlapping definitions & how to make registration accessible to as many workers as possible.

COVID-19 puts burden on gig economy workers. But can they deliver without social protection?

They are young and likely to show mild symptoms of COVID-19. Financial insecurity forces them to carry on working, imperilling others they come in contact with.

Where in India the new jobs will come from over the next 5 years

In this excerpt from Raghavan Jagannathan's book, the world is moving increasingly towards a gig-economy and offering jobs on a contract basis.

Giant tech platforms have reduced gig-economy workers to today’s proletariat  

Studies show gig-economy workers are struggling to make even their countries’ minimum wage toiling for giant tech platforms.

On Camera


Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.
Representational image for trade from China | Photo: Bloomberg

What conflict? India’s imports from China soar to almost $100 bn, led by smartphones, machinery

According to China's official data, its exports to India reached $97.52 billion in 2021, while total two-way bilateral trade touched $125.66 billion.


File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.