CHILD LABOUR ACT
View: The finance minister’s Covid-19 relief package is helpful, but there are gaping holes in it
How are they supposed to feed themselves and their families for 21 days, possibly much longer, without any work opportunities? Rickshaw-pullers, construction workers, migrant labourers and many other groups are also at risk. Some are already on the brink of starvation.
Coronavirus lockdown: Trade unions write to PM, seek Rs 5-7 lakh cr relief package
Central trade unions on Thursday urged Prime Minister Nare...
Telangana moots seizing passports of foreign returnees in quarantine amid Covid-19 outbreak
Addressing the media at his camp office Pragathi ...
Coronavirus Fallout: Government puts key economic surveys on hold
The ministry of statistics and programme implementation (Mo-SPI) has been carrying out the Seventh Economic Census since July 29 last year, but the pace of its data collection has slowed.
Justice has prevailed, says PM; Ministers, women commissions hail hanging in Nirbhaya case
The four men -- Mukesh Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar Singh (31) -- convicted for the 2012 gang rape and murder of the 23-year-old physiotherapy intern, who later came to be known as 'Nirbhaya', were hanged at 5.30 am inside Delhi's Tihar Jail.
Coronavirus outbreak could destroy up to 25 million jobs: ILO
"However, if we see an internationally coordinated policy response, as happened in the global financial crisis of 2008/9, then the impact on global unemployment could be significantly lower," ILO said.
RBI's new uncertainty indices could act as vital inputs for future policy making
The authors said measuring uncertainty becomes an important task since this is not directly observable. “The lack of a clear definition of uncertainty makes the task of measurement even more difficult.”
Meghalaya violence: Stranded labourers return to Assam
Curfew was relaxed in Shillong on Thursday after violence broke out between tribal and non-tribal groups. The 200 labourers, who had taken refuge in the forest returned and mobile services were restored in some parts.
UK expresses concerns over potential impact of CAA
In response to an urgent question on "Recent Violence in India" tabled by Pakistani-origin Opposition Labour Party MP Khalid Mahmood in the House of Commons, UK's Minister Nigel Adams said the UK engages with India at all levels and also referred to the country's "proud history" of inclusive government and religious tolerance.
3-yr-old from Kerala becomes first child in India to test positive for coronavirus
Five other cases from the Pathanamthitta district of Kerala were reported on Sunday. Kerala state Health Minister K.K. Shailaja said, the family acted irresponsibly by not reporting to the authorities after arriving from Italy.
States’ view sought on need for law on joint custody of kids
The Law Commission of India in its 257th report, titled Reforms in Guardianship and Custody Laws in India’, had recommended amendments in the Guardians and Wards Act, 1890 and the Hindu Minority and Guardianship Act, 1956 so as to bring these statutes in tune with the modern social considerations.
Baby power: Boris Johnson, girlfriend announce first child and engagement
Johnson was previously married to Marina Wheeler, and earlier to Allegra Mostyn-Owen, so Symonds will be his third wife.
Mumbai, Kolkata see highest women, child trafficking cases: NCRB study
Mumbai, followed by Delhi, was among the most populated metros with a population of 18,394,912 and 16,349,831 respectively. Kolkata had 14,035,959, as per the 2011 Census. According to the NCRB study, the common causes of trafficking were forced marriages, child labour, domestic help and sexual exploitation, among others.
NCPCR seeks explanation from MP Board for mentioning PoK as Azad Kashmir in Class 10 paper
One of the questions in the Social Science examination of Class 10 asked candidates to identify 'Azad Kashmir' on the map. The term also occurred in a match-a-pair question. "Such kinds of questions are potentially misleading which can negatively influence the minds of children, since Azad Kashmir is not a constitutionally approved phrase or term," an official said.
Govt to repeal Plantation Labour Act; tea industry concerned
The plantation sector included tea, rubber and coffee industries and the Act stipulates them to comply with providing drinking water, housing, medical, education and toilet facilities to the workers besides wages. The Centre has already tabled a Bill in Parliament on occupational safety, health and working conditions code which is now under discussion.
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