Monday, 3 October, 2022

Topic: Gig-economy

Gig economy booming, workers will triple to 2.35 crore by 2030, says Niti Aayog report

Niti Aayog report finds concentration of workers rising in low- and high-skilled categories, maximum share in retail trade and sales.

Why a photographer, a McDonald’s manager, a trader, and a CA turned their bikes into cabs

A new subset of the gig economy has emerged in India post-Covid lockdowns — of service professionals and business owners who work full- or part-time for ride-hailing platforms.

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.

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Illustration by Prajna Ghosh | ThePrint

Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
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.


Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

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.