Monday, 3 October, 2022

Topic: Jobs

India doesn’t care about GDP. What matters is JDP — Jobs Data, Please

A double-digit headline GDP growth or being crowned the world’s fastest-growing economy means very little, unless it also yields robust income growth for families.

SubscriberWrites: Professionalism cannot be used as an excuse for denying jobs based on hair colour, tattoos

Organisations should look into aptitude instead of scrutinising for tattoos and hair colours as 'viable' reasons for denying jobs to eligible candidates, writes Aditya Sundaray.

‘100 ad hoc staff could lose job’ — DU English teachers protest tweak that ‘slashes workload’

University’s latest Undergraduate Curriculum Framework drops English as medium of instruction for compulsory courses that cover business communication, public speaking, writing skills etc.

India is understaffed. PM’s nudge to fill lakhs of public sector job is affordable and doable

From teachers to doctors to IAS officers, India has lakhs of vacancies. Keeping them empty hurts our Sustainable Development Goals.

Salaried jobs are hardly growing — govt data explains the Agnipath anger of young Indians

Government’s latest Periodic Labour Force Survey, released last week, shows that India’s salaried class has grown 3 percentage points & 1 percentage point in rural & urban areas.

Is an urban job scheme possible? Modi govt unsure but 6 opposition states & Himachal show the way

Kerala & West Bengal have been operating their schemes since 2010. Rajasthan is latest entrant. Himachal plans to bring a law to give a legal guarantee to its urban job scheme.

India’s unemployment rate up to 7.83% in April, says research firm CMIE

CMIE had last week said India’s growth rate was not adequate to create enough jobs in the economy.

India urgently needs Right to Work. We are in a Great Depression in slow motion

According to CMIE data, 6 crore Indians have stopped looking for work because they see no opportunity on the horizon. It’s bad news.

3 reasons universal basic income pilots haven’t been implemented — despite their success

Universal basic income experiments have shown improvements in wages, psychological wellbeing and school and college attendance. But all's not well.

More jobs can shock-proof the Indian economy. Unemployment allowance can be cushion for now

Firms must build buffers, concerted indigenisation needed in strategic sectors like defence. At individual level, partial social safety net now exists, but more funding required.

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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.