Monday, 28 November, 2022

Topic: labour

Why men can — and should — participate in the care economy too

If liberating women’s potential is the output, how might increasing men’s labour contribution to the paid care industry be the input?

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.

Modi govt isn’t giving unemployment enough attention. Inspector raj for SMEs must end

The student protests in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh should make Modi government wake up. And sons-of-the-soil policies are not the answer.

What we know and what we don’t know about universal basic income

The debate on Universal Basic Income is often polarised and rooted in selective data. Trials show it performs in both stable and volatile settings.

Not just Wistron, Karnataka battling tougher, longer labour crisis at Toyota Kirloskar plant

Workers at car maker’s plant in Bidadi allege ‘inhuman working conditions and harassment’, company calls strike ‘illegal’. State govt tries to break impasse.

When India sent scores of prisoners to Iraq as sweepers during World War I

In ‘The Coolie’s Great War’, Radhika Singha writes about the British recruiting Indian prisoners and ‘criminal tribes’ to do menial jobs in Mesopotamia.

Govt to relax penal provisions in draft social security code to improve ease of doing business

Changes have been proposed in revised and final version of proposed Code on Social Security, 2020, which is likely to come up for passage in monsoon session of Parliament.

Vendors, lawyers, dancers, brokers — Maharashtra master database to have all migrant workers

Maharashtra govt is planning to maintain a master database of migrant workers engaged in 300 types of jobs in the state.

On May Day, Minister Meghwal & D Raja remember workers, Pratibha Singh on Covid patents

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Sun Weidong, Aakar Patel and more.

Railways faces problem as 700 trains stuck with non-essential goods loaded before lockdown

With 700 of its trains unavailable for transportation of essential commodities, Railways has taken up the matter with home ministry.

On Camera


Former Pakistani Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa | ISPR/Twitter

On my last day as Pakistan Army Chief, I leave Asim Munir with bigger problems than my billions

Does Indian Army Chief Gen Pande have no interest in making CPEC, cheese pizza economic corridor? I suggest him this corridor against China. Learn from us.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.