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The migrants queueing up to board buses organised by the Delhi government at the Anand Vihar Bus Terminal, New Delhi. Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

One thing people want Modi govt to do right away, six-state survey gives us the mood

The Prashnam survey clearly demonstrates the enormous tragedy in terms of lives and livelihoods that Covid-19 pandemic has inflicted on India.

Covid killed 81 million jobs in Asia-Pacific this year, ILO says

Young people have been affected by working-hour and job losses, the ILO said, with the youth share of employment losses three to 18 times higher than their share of total employment.
Employees at a mobile phone plant in Sriperumbudur | Photo: Karen Dias | Bloomberg

Just under half of India’s labour force digitally skilled, WEF’s Future of Jobs report says

World Economic Forum’s 'Future of Jobs' report also found that automation of work will displace 85 million jobs globally in the next five years.
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China split on vaccine doses, South African teachers demand pay raise & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.

No salary hikes means India’s economic recovery will have to wait even if hiring resumes

Slowing wage growth risks squeezing private spending in a country where consumption accounts for about 60% of gross domestic product.
Representational image of shops shut during the Covid-19 lockdown in Varanasi | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Engineers, pilots, journalists — job losses have spared none & no one knows if worst is over

Many sectors have been impacted due to the pandemic, the lockdown and uncertainty. Only some who lost their old jobs have managed to get new ones.
India has been arranging special flights to brings back citizens stranded abroad in countries like UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia.

Kerala’s next crisis: How to deal with return of lakhs of ‘Gone to Gulf’ people

More than 5 lakh Keralites are expected to return from Gulf & state has to deal with plight of those losing jobs there and erosion of its remittance economy.
People wear masks as they walk inside a mall west in Florida.

Another Covid wave in 2020 could result in loss of 340 million full-time jobs: ILO

An International Labour Organisation report said there was 14% drop in global working hours during second quarter of 2020, equivalent to loss of 400 million full-time jobs.
A health worker checks the temperature of a woman, during distribution of food among the needy, amid the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, at Sec-33 in Noida. | PTI

India could afford to overlook economic inequality until now. Covid has changed that

For two decades, I had maintained that unlike the developed West, India should not be overly concerned about inequalities because our economy was in the growth phase.
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Covid-19 lockdown hits working mothers harder than fathers

UK mothers are one-and-a-half times more likely than fathers to have either lost their job or quit since the lockdown began, study shows.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.