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Coronavirus may push 400m Indians into poverty: UN 8.4.2020 Rediff: Business
"Workers and businesses are facing catastrophe, in both developed and developing economies. We have to move fast, decisively, and together. The right, urgent, measures, could make the difference between survival and collapse," ILO Director-General Guy Ryder said on Tuesday. Worldwide, two billion people work in the informal sector (mostly in emerging and developing economies) and are particularly at risk, the report said, adding that the COVID-19 crisis is already affecting tens of millions of informal workers. "In India, Nigeria and Brazil, the number of workers in the informal economy affected by the lockdown and other containment measures is substantial," ILO said.
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COVID-19: About 400 Million Indian Workers May Sink Into Poverty, Says UN 8.4.2020 NDTV News - India-news
About 400 million people working in the informal economy in India are at risk of falling deeper into poverty due to the coronavirus crisis which is having "catastrophic consequences", and is expected...
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'Lockdown will lead to shutdown' 8.4.2020 Rediff: Business
'You cannot start an MSME again.' 'It is not like a Yes Bank that someone comes and saves the bank.' Once the shutter is down for an MSME, nobody will come to its rescue.'
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Millions Of Home-Based Garment Workers Feared Losing Out On COVID-19 Aid 7.4.2020 NDTV News - India-news
Millions of "hidden" home-based garment workers in India who help prop up the global fashion industry risk missing out on aid during the coronavirus pandemic, labour rights campaigners said.
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'Hunger is a real problem' 7.4.2020 Rediff: News
'It can lead to mass malnutrition.'
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Unemployment Rate Soars To 8.7%, Worst In 43 Months: Report 7.4.2020 NDTV News - Top-stories
India's unemployment rate spiked to the highest level recorded in 43 months in March, even before the lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, Mumbai-based think-tank Centre for...
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Desperate For Some Work, Any Money: Plight Of Migrant Workers In Cities 7.4.2020 NDTV News - India-news
Chandrakant Thakur ekes out a living by zooming around Mumbai on his beaten up scooter dodging pedestrians, street dwellers, cars and sometimes cows to deliver meals.
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'No economic activity will cost India $120 billion' 7.4.2020 Rediff: Business
'We believe there will be a full shutdown for four weeks and a partial shutdown for eight weeks.' 'Hence, economic activity is unlikely to normalise before the end of May.'
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Government takes up pay cut, layoffs with India Inc 6.4.2020 Rediff: Business
A senior official in the central labour commissioner's office said the efforts of the government were to resolve the cases amicably and not to press for legal action against employers. "Everyone is going through tough times. We could initiate legal action if we want but that's not the idea. We want to address the issues amicably," the official said.
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The Political Fix: Will Covid-19 crisis slow down Modi’s centralising tendencies? 6.4.2020 Scroll.in
A weekly newsletter on Indian policy and politics from Scroll.in.
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Coronavirus: 'Why is the government so stingy?' 4.4.2020 Rediff: Business
'The Centre doesn't think of the states. We have to manage the crisis.'
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Test, test, test: Eight steps India must take to tackle the coronavirus epidemic 3.4.2020 Scroll.in
The full text of an advisory letter sent by the Jan Swasthya Abhiyan and All India People’s Science Network to India’s health ministry.
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How COVID-19 could change India's political economy 3.4.2020 Rediff: Business
'While the poor have little say in shaping India's intellectual or public discourse, they do have a significant role in deciding political outcomes,' points out Roshan Kishore.
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BJP Betrayed Trust Of J&K People: Panters Party Chief On Domicile Law 2.4.2020 NDTV News - Latest
The Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) on Thursday described the newly enacted domicile law as "an obnoxious piece of superimposed legislation" and accused the BJP government at the...
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Tripura To Give Rs 35,000 Monthly Allowance To 8,882 Teachers Who Lost Jobs 2.4.2020 NDTV News - Latest
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Wednesday said his government has decided to provide an allowance of Rs 35,000 per month to 8,882 teachers who lost their jobs after their recruitment...
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Facing layoffs, US tech workers call for pausing H-1B 1.4.2020 Rediff: Business
Economic experts fear massive layoffs in various sectors of the American economy due to the current economic distress that is only going to deteriorate in the coming months. A record 3.3 million Americans have filed initial jobless claims for the week ending March 21. Even as the peak of coronavirus in the US is two weeks away, millions of people in the country have lost their jobs.
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Trump Urged To Suspend H-1B Visas After Job Loss Amid COVID-19 Layoffs 1.4.2020 NDTV News - Top-stories
A US body representing American technology workers has urged President Donald Trump to suspend for this year the H-1B visa programme, the most sought-after among the Indian IT professionals, to...
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Indians Will Have To Wait Decades For Green Card Amid Backlog: Report 31.3.2020 NDTV News - Top-stories
Employment-based backlog for legal permanent US residency is expected to double by 2030 and Indians will have to wait for decades for the coveted Green Card, according to a latest Congressional...
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Over Rs 600 Crore Deposited In Bank Accounts Of 27.15 Lakh UP Workers 31.3.2020 NDTV News - India-news
In a big relief to workers under the rural employment scheme (MNREGA) in Uttar Pradesh during the nation-wide lockdown, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Monday that Rs 611 crore has been...
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COVID-19 outbreak credit negative for retail industry 30.3.2020 Rediff: Business
The anticipated adverse impact on the economy and consequent uncertainty around employment prospects is likely to result in lower purchasing power.
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