Pandemic Delaying RIIN Implementation, Says Nagaland CM

Assam Reports 1,054 New COVID-19 Cases, 22 More Fatalities

Kohima, Aug 3: The process for implementing the Register of Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland (RIIN) is held up as discussions with the civil society organisations are getting delayed because of the pandemic, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio informed the assembly on Tuesday. The state government had in 2019 said that the RIIN, a register of all … Read more

Free Ration Made Available To Over 80 Crore People Amid COVID-19 Pandemic: PM Modi

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The PM-GKAY food security scheme is helping crores of poor people during COVID-19, PM Modi said. Ahmedabad: The scope and budget of cheap ration schemes rose since Independence but the effect it should have had on the poor remained limited due to ineffective delivery systems and selfish elements, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday. … Read more

No Increase in Preterm Births or Stillbirths During The First Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Says Study

No Increase in Preterm Births or Stillbirths During The First Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Says Study

Canadian researchers have found no increase in preterm births or stillbirths during the first year of the pandemic, alleviating concerns about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on pregnancy. During the pandemic, the UK, Italy, India, and others reported increases in stillbirths and some variability in preterm birth rates. However, most studies were small. A … Read more

India’s female labour participation rate falls to 16.1% as pandemic hits jobs – Times of India

India's female labour participation rate falls to 16.1% as pandemic hits jobs - Times of India

NEW DELHI: Female labour participation rate in India fell to 16.1% during the July-September 2020 quarter, the lowest among the major economies, a government report said, reflecting the impact of pandemic and a widening job crisis. The percentage of women in the labour force had fallen to a record low of 15.5% during the April-June … Read more

From Bumble to Goldman Sachs: Companies Are Giving Paid Leaves To Employees To Prevent Burnout During The Pandemic

From Bumble to Goldman Sachs: Companies Are Giving Paid Leaves To Employees To Prevent Burnout During The Pandemic

As employees suffer from burnout and their productivity drops during this pandemic, most brands are realizing that unless they give their employees some time off to recharge and refresh, their outputs will be severely hampered. Therefore, large corporations, as well as middle-size businesses and start-ups are giving workers surprise “wellness day-offs” or actively motivating them … Read more

Monsoon Session LIVE Updates: Amid Oppn Protest Over Pegasus Snooping, Lower House to Discuss Covid-19 Pandemic Today

Monsoon Session LIVE Updates: Amid Oppn Protest Over Pegasus Snooping, Lower House to Discuss Covid-19 Pandemic Today

A discussion on the COVID-19 pandemic has been listed in the business schedule of Lok Sabha for Friday. In the beginning of the Monsoon session, the Rajya Sabha held a discussion on the pandemic, where the ruling dispensation put up a staunch defense of its handling of the coronavirus pandemic. In the Lower House of … Read more

Covid-19 pandemic has fed on existing inequality to generate more inequality

Covid-19 pandemic has fed on existing inequality to generate more inequality

In its latest update to the World Economic Outlook (WEO) database, the International Monetary Fund has kept its global growth forecast for 2021 unchanged at 6%. However, there is a catch. Advanced countries will now grow at 5.6% instead of the 5.1% projection of April 2021. As is obvious, this means that the countries outside … Read more

Assembly polls 2022: EC may increase number of booths in view of pandemic | India News – Times of India

Assembly polls 2022: EC may increase number of booths in view of pandemic | India News - Times of India

NEW DELHI: The five state polls coming up next year, for which the Election Commission held the first preparatory meeting on Wednesday, may see polling booths increase by nearly 25,000 in UP, 11,000 in Punjab, 2,160 in Uttarakhand and 262 in Manipur, according to early estimates. The rise is on account of EC’s move to … Read more

How the pandemic and lockdown disrupted labour markets

How the pandemic and lockdown disrupted labour markets

The 2019-20 Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS), which was released last week by the National Statistical Office (NSO) shows a fall in unemployment rate from 5.8% in 2018-19 to 4.8% 2019-20. Since PLFS follows a July-June rather than the fiscal year (April-March) period, the 2019-20 report includes the 68-day long complete lockdown period. Does this … Read more

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