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Technology enabled digital labour platforms are not adhering to labour norms, points out new ILO report


April 12, 2021

Although services provided by the gig and platform workers touch the lives of each one of us, we have little knowledge about the role of digital labour platforms in transforming the world of work. Such digital labour platforms have created unprecedented opportunities for workers, businesses...

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China may have become more prosperous in comparison to India in 2020, estimates new study
March 29, 2021

During the last one year, India seems to have lost the race in becoming the world leader in terms of development, prosperity and growth thanks to the recession brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. The total number of poor people in the country has swelled...

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Tax exemptions and incentives for the corporate sector continue despite reduction in corporate tax rates
March 22, 2021

Quite often it is argued by mainstream economists that a sizeable chunk of the Union Budget every year is wasted because the Government spends that on food and fertiliser subsidies. The burgeoning size of these two subsidies relative to the entire budget as well as...

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The pandemic has hampered social auditing of MGNREGA
March 6, 2021

When a massive sum of public money is spent on a programme like Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Programme (MGNREGA)--a demand-driven programme, there is likelihood of financial misappropriations and mismanagement. Thankfully there are checks and balances in the rural employment guarantee legislation to counter such...

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Mid-Day Meals play a crucial role in guaranteeing child nutrition in the post-pandemic world
February 18, 2021

School meals ensure nutrition for millions of vulnerable children across the world. Almost 370 million children worldwide are covered by school feeding programmes. While 100 million school children benefitted from the noon meal scheme in India prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, countries like Brazil (48...

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