Sunday, 26 June, 2022
TopicInformal sector

Topic: informal sector

Flaws of India’s welfare system are visible in our fight against Covid-19

The current welfare system cannot deal with the Covid-19 crisis. It is required to move to a demand-based system of relief and welfare.

Small pharmacies to private GPs: India must engage informal economies in fighting coronavirus

Indian cities have shown resilience in overcoming challenges. Yet, resilience has not always resulted in improving urban governance and improving lives of urban poor.

Covid-19 can push 40 crore informal sector workers in India deeper into poverty: ILO

The International Labour Organisation report also noted that the pandemic is having a catastrophic effect on working hours and earnings globally.

Why fixing unorganised sector can be Modi’s biggest Covid-19 economic challenge

As millions are reduced to subsistence living consumption is set to spiral lower, weighing on a sector that makes up 60% of India’s economy.

Modi govt needs to stop claiming it lacks data on the informal sector, it doesn’t

Every problem in the labour market can’t be attributed to the lack of data. It’s become a predictable and false diversion.

Modi mapping invisible jobs to help measure India’s real growth

For the first time, the government's labour survey will include the country's vast informal sector, but not everyone is convinced it'll signal creation of new jobs.

A photo on Delhi Metro sparked a debate on domestic help. Now pass a law to protect them

The Modi government’s new labour code would include domestic workers. But, with the general election coming up in 2019, it is not likely that BJP will be willing to push through such a major change.

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Not Russia, a point-less Wimbledon 2022 affects young tennis players most

Young underdogs have often defeated tennis titans. But Wimbledon 2022 removing ranking points sets them back instead of making a geopolitical impact.
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‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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