Wednesday, 19 January, 2022

Topic: Unemployment

Studies show joblessness leads to yearning for strong-armed leadership. Look at Gorakhpur

In ‘To Kill A Democracy’, Debashish Roy Chowdhury and John Keane write there are 3 million people in Gorakhpur, yet it has just one engineering college and university.

Punjab youth most dissatisfied with work in India, 78% feel state has ‘bad’ jobs

According to survey conducted by Centre for Studying Developing Societies-Lokniti & German thinktank Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Karnataka youth most satisfied about job opportunities in state.

Multiple attempts waste productive yrs of aspirants. Pick subjects you like: Ex-UPSC chairman

It has been observed that job seekers with expertise in some subjects or trades face exams with far more confidence than those who bank solely on clearing the competition tests.

Six-fold spike in registered unemployed people in last 2 years, Jharkhand govt says

In a written reply to a query in assembly, the state Labour & Employment minister Satyanand Bhokta Wednesday said Jharkhand has the highest joblessness among 5 neighbouring states.

India’s unemployment rate rises to 7.75% in October due to joblessness in rural areas

Rural unemployment jumps to 7.91% from 6.06% in September, whereas urban joblessness drops to 7.38% from 8.62%, CMIE data shows.

Saudi Arabia’s quota policy for hiring local people negatively affected firms, study shows

Researchers from Boston University, Y Analytics and Power for All studied the strict nationalisation policy, Nitaqat, which aims to increase employment of Saudis in private sector.

From would-be employed to badly employed—the group that will lead India’s next mass movement

We have for the first time a group that can spearhead a nation-wide movement for employment.

Covid-19 is still the world’s biggest worry. But unemployment and poverty aren’t far behind

According to a survey, longer-term trends show that unemployment, poverty and social inequality have been on the world's worry list consistently.

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.

Modi’s popularity is seeing biggest dive. Indians desperate for someone to fill the vacuum

The Mood Of The Nation Survey shows pessimists have overtaken the optimists when it comes to the country’s economic future.

On Camera


What it will take to vaccinate the world against Covid

A Q&A with vaccine scientist Peter Hotez, author of 'Preventing the Next Pandemic', on developing a low-cost Covid vaccine, and why Omicron won’t be the end of the pandemic.
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Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.


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Why was number of women cadets for NDA fixed at 19 in 2022, same as 2021, SC asks Centre

UPSC notification issued December 2021 says first phase of NDA exam for 2022 scheduled in April. Notification declares 19 women candidates will be chosen out of 400 successful ones.
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.