Saturday, 22 January, 2022

Topic: NSSO

If you’re self-employed, urban, your net worth has declined by 30% since 2013, report says

According to the AIDIS 2019 report, Indians are getting poorer with rising debt and declining average asset value.

What’s behind the ‘improvement’ in employment situation in labour force survey report

The improved employment scenario as per PLFS 2019-20 is restricted to women and is due to the increased percentage of rural women in the unpaid family worker category.

Scientific data was India’s strength in polio, leprosy fight. In Covid, it’s a silent victim

After the first wave, scientific experts were shunted to the margins. In January, the Covid task force stopped meeting. In March, INSACOG reports of dangerous mutant strains were downplayed.

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.

Don’t just blame patriarchy for fewer women in India’s job force. Blame our cities too

Data shows that women are quite willing to work, and men are supportive of it despite patriarchal norms.

Modi govt buried good news in NSSO report along with bad news on unemployment

Former National Statistical Commission chief P.C. Mohanan says if NSSO survey had been released, it would’ve shown positive signs in the field of education.

India’s statistics panel should be free, have legal backing: Ex-chief who quit in protest

Former National Statistical Commission chief P.C. Mohanan says the body should be given statutory powers so that people listen to it.

Despite conflict, Kashmiris economically better off than people of most Indian states

NSSO data shows average Kashmiri household spends more on recreational goods and rural Kashmir fares much better than rural areas of rest of India.

Modi govt created 15 million jobs a year, says BJP ‘report card’

BJP 'report card cites 'reliable databases' such as those with the EPFO, GPF and NPS to make jobs claim, party to take card to the electorate.

To assess citizens’ concerns over policing, home ministry orders pan-India survey

New Delhi-based economic research institute to carry out the survey in nine months, covering 1.2 lakh households spread over 173 districts.

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The BBC Broadcasting House in London

BBC is Britain’s only imperial legacy with purpose, UK must value it to remain in soft-power war

It’s deeply worrying that the Johnson govt, filled with defenders of the country’s imperial past, seems intent on rendering this last great British asset valueless.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.


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Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.