User: leigh Topic: Informal Sector
Category: Informal Sector
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Swiss to start lifting coronavirus curbs in April, foresee extreme economic pain 8.4.2020 Reuters: World News
Switzerland plans to ease restrictions now in place to combat the new coronavirus starting at the end of April, the government said on Wednesday, adding the economic damage from the epidemic could be the worst on record.
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Rs 3,000 Crore Given To 2 Crore Construction Workers By States: Centre 8.4.2020 NDTV News - Latest
More than 2 crore workers engaged in building and construction work have been provided Rs 3,000-crore funds by various states and Union Territories under the Prime Minister Garib Kalyan Yojana till...
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Opinion: 9 Examples Of Federalism Power In This Crisis - By Derek O'Brien 8.4.2020 NDTV News - Latest
The COVID-19 pandemic is different. It has affected every single state. From Kashmir to Kerala, the Northeast to the western coast, every local administration has been galvanised.
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Covid-19: Pandemic may push 40 crore Indians further into poverty, says UN report 8.4.2020 Scroll.in
The International Labour Organization said the pandemic is likely to wipe out 19.5 crore full time jobs or 6.7% of working hours globally.
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In charts: India’s migrant workers face anxiety over jobs, healthcare and food supplies 8.4.2020 Scroll.in
A survey showed that over 42% of migrant labourers have already run out of ration.
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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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Lockdowns: Saving lives, but ruining livelihoods in Africa 7.4.2020 Reuters: World News
In a dark ground-floor room in Lagos, dressmaker Kemi Adepoju gazes at a pile of dresses she has made but which cannot be collected due to the lockdown in force to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.
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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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Manipur orders lockdown till April 12 7.4.2020 The Assam Tribune
Manipur orders lockdown till April 12
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Swiss street artist pays tribute to unsung coronavirus heroes 7.4.2020 Reuters: Entertainment News
Street artist David Perez has found his own way to pay tribute in Switzerland to the people he regards as the unsung heroes of the coronavirus crisis.
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Cash relief for workers in Arunachal 6.4.2020 The Assam Tribune
Cash relief for workers in Arunachal
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Relief vegetables distributed 6.4.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
Relief vegetables distributed
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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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Coronavirus upends global food supply chains in latest economic shock 4.4.2020 Reuters: Money News
In the fertile Satara district in western India, farmers are putting their cattle on an unorthodox diet: Some feed iceberg lettuce to buffalo. Others feed strawberries to cows.
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Venezuelan migrants flee Colombian quarantine for their shattered homeland 4.4.2020 Reuters: World News
Carrying small children in their arms or lugging suitcases, the Venezuelan migrants trudged along the shoulder of the highway that runs northeast out of Colombia's capital Bogota, the first steps on a long and unexpected journey home.
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What will a post-coronavirus world look like? Here are four possible scenarios 3.4.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
A descent into barbarism, robust capitalism, radical socialism or a society built on mutual aid?
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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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