Saturday, 26 November, 2022
TopicWomen's employment

Topic: Women's employment

India’s ‘salaried class’ shrank during Covid, Muslims hit hardest, govt data suggests

India’s salaried class shrank by 2.7 percentage points during pandemic, govt’s Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) shows. But data for religious minorities, women is even bleaker.

Let’s focus on getting women into education, work. Don’t make it conditional on what they wear

Women’s literacy, higher education are lowest among Muslims, who are among poorest groups. Figure for those working or willing to work likely to be even lower than 20% for all women.

Less money for better office hours? More women are willing to take the pay cut

A flexible work-hours policy helps protect work-life balance, could reduce the pay gap, and ensure that all employees are spending more productive hours on the clock.

Mapping unpaid women’s work is India’s next challenge in its vexed jobs scenario

Women in India spend about 352 minutes a day on unpaid work against 51.8 minutes by men.

On Camera

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A general view of the opening ceremony of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 17, 2022. Mast Irham/Pool via REUTERS

G20 presidency is India’s chance to fix power imbalances in artificial intelligence adoption

Without considering AI challenges across the world, equitably reaping its benefits will remain inadequate, leading to a more unequal and divisive future.
Representational image | Wiki Commons

How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.

Defence

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.