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Wage clarification with consultation pledge

abour ministry clarified on Wednesday that the reference was to the national floor-level minimum wage, which is not binding, and not the amount to be fixed under the Code on Wages Bill that will be maNDAtory. The floor-level minimum wage is updated every two years, and the next update is due this month. As Gangwar had made no mention of the floor-level wage while addressing a media conference last Wednesday, his announcement had been seen as a ref

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Wayanad's tribal hamlets one step from 100% literacy -EM Manoj

. The quest is to identify those who speak various indigenous languages as they get a good response from the learners. “The programme has helped many tribal people,” says M. GeethanaNDAn, State coordinator, Adivasi Gothra Mahasabha. “It has helped school dropouts continue their studies, and the SLM should have programmes for such aspirants,” he added. The Hindu, 19 July, 2019, please click here to read more.

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Residents of illegal colonies to get ownership rights: Delhi CM

amework for the exercise. The cut-off date for regularisation of these colonies is January 1, 2015, as mutually agreed upon by the Centre and Delhi government, said urban development minister SatyeNDAr Jain. The political significance of this move becomes obvious when one considers the fact that about 50 lakh people are estimated to be living in these colonies today. The figure was just over two lakhs in 1962. Today, this huge population is a vo

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Former CEA rubbishes government arguments; sticks to claim of India overestimating GDP growth

well as mid-year Economic Analysis. During 2011-2016, the period he deduced to have seen GDP growth being overestimated by 2.5 percentage points, the Indian economy was hit by a series of shocks &NDAsh; export collapse, twin balance sheet problem, drought, and demonetisation. “Growth in real credit to industry collapsed, falling from 16 per cent to minus-1 per cent, mirrored in the official figures for real investment growth, which declin

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Foreigner until proven Indian -Sudipta Bhattacharjee

eleased, with the names of nearly 40 lakh people missing. On June 30 this year, an additional draft list was published with the names of another 1.02 lakh excludees. Names of residents (or their desceNDAnts) in the NRC of 1951, or any of the electoral rolls or those with admissible documents up to the midnight of March 24, 1971 will be included. When the NRC was first prepared in Assam in 1951, the state had 80 lakh citizens. The 2011 census put the s

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Major farmer unions of India resolved to uphold farmers' seed rights

ith an action plan to prevent any recurrences in future. The Conference saw the participation of farmers’ leaders from different states of India, like Rakesh Tikait, Yudhvir Singh and DharmeNDAr Malik of Bhartiya Kisan Union, Badri Narayan Chaudhary of Bhartiya Kisan Sangh, Naresh Sirohi of BJP Kisan Morcha, Ashwani Mahajan of Swadeshi Jagaran Manch, Chamarasa Patil of Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha, Kapil Shah of Beej Adhikar Manch, Kavitha

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Climate change could cause 29% spike in cereal prices: leaked UN report -Nitin Sethi

-Business StaNDArd Food supply chains will get disrupted globally, the study warns. Report to be officially released in August “The rate and geographic extent of global land and freshwater resources over recent decades is unprecedented in human history,” a report authored by UN’s panel of scientists from across the world on climate change is set to inform. Business StaNDArd reviewe

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The price of a good cuppa -Soumitra Ghosh

growers. According to one estimate, the plantations employ about three lakh permanent daily-wage workers. However, despite their large numbers, the issues of tea plantation workers, such as labour staNDArds and violation of human rights, hardly get any space in the media, let alone being discussed in policy circles. As the plantations are located in remote places, the narratives of deprivation remain confined to these alienated enclaves. Our indep

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Assam floods: 26 lakh people affected as heavy rains cause deluge, Tripura, Meghalaya also affected

have been rendered homeless * In Meghalaya, rising water-level in two rivers has life thrown out of gear for 1.14 lakh Heavy rains continued to wreak havoc in north-eastern states of India on MoNDAy as Brahmaputra river rose further due to incessant rainfall. Deluge has claimed lives of at least 11 people in Assam and has affected the lives of nearly 26.5 lakh people in the state. In Meghalaya, rising waters of the Brahmaputra and the Jinjira

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Govt. advises NDDB to bring Mother Dairy, other units under RTI ambit -Sandeep Singh

in its order dated April 15, 2011 given judgment that MDFVPL is a public authority under clause (i) of Section 2(h) of the RTI Act and it will appoint a CPIO and the Appellate Authority as per the maNDAte of the RTI Act. While MDFVPL’s appeal against the CIC order was dismissed by Delhi High Court on February 2, 2015, the divisional bench of high court vide order dated March 17, 2015 stayed the order under appeal. So, while MDFVPL is current

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