Tuesday, 28 June, 2022
TopicSanitation workers

Topic: sanitation workers

Sanitation workers were at forefront of Covid fight. But are missing from vaccination plan

India's solid waste management workers had no choice but to enter containment zones and handle bio-medical waste. Hundreds of them are Covid infected.

Let’s talk about garbage in Covid battle and clap for India’s sanitation workers

Wuhan’s trash increased 6 times while it fought Covid. India’s is on the rise too but we don’t have enough treatment facilities or protection for sanitation workers.

Not enough masks & gloves, sanitation workers fear infection at Delhi’s Covid hospitals

Sanitation workers at Delhi hospitals claim they are scared of doing their jobs as without adequate PPE, they are exposed to Covid-19 through discarded masks and gloves.

Covid crisis has exposed gaps in urban Swachh Bharat Mission. It must be revamped

The Swachh Bharat Mission won’t work in Covid times unless it is equipped with wastewater management, better infrastructure and protects sanitation workers better.

7,000 engineers, postgraduates, diploma-holders apply for 549 sanitary-worker jobs in TN

Some applicants already have jobs with private firms but were drawn by the promise of a government job and starting pay of Rs 15,700.

By washing feet, PM Narendra Modi was honouring himself not safai karamcharis

Modi said the workers were leading the Swachh Bharat movement and yet celebrities and politicians continue to be the face of the mission.

Want justice, not PM washing feet, say sewer cleaners at Jantar Mantar protest

The sewer cleaners' protest came a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi washed the feet of sanitation workers at the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj.

PM Modi washes feet of sanitation workers for their efforts in ensuring a clean Kumbh

The Prime Minister said he will carry the memories of washing the feet of safai karamcharis life-long. 

On Camera

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J.P.Singh, joint secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division), MEA, meets Taliban's interim foreign minister Amir Khan Mottaki | Photo credit: Twitter/@QaharBalkhi

Hard-nosed, practical—why India has revived relations with Kabul, and why Taliban is welcoming

By protecting the Indian embassy in Kabul for the last ten months, the Taliban is sending a message to its neighbours and the rest of the world.
An employee works at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. facility in Chakan, Maharashtra | Bloomberg file photo

Bigger cars, smaller chips — Why Mahindra is worried about increased wait time

A major focus for Mahindra will be defending its market share in the large-format SUV segment from Tata Motors and Hyundai Motor.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

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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