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Recent reports predict gloomy days ahead for the overall economy


April 19, 2020

Most reports and studies by official agencies, international think tanks and private entities indicate the cataclysmic impact of coronavirus pandemic on economy and society. They anticipate that lockdowns imposed by various countries across the globe to reduce the exponential diffusion of COVID-19 (i.e. for flattening...

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Size of the population susceptible to coronavirus infection is significant
April 1, 2020

Between 25th and 30th of March, 2020, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India has more than doubled i.e. from 519 to 1,251, according to the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW). In a span of 6 days,...

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Informal sector workers don’t have the privilege to stay at home & work online in the time of COVID-19
March 25, 2020

After the outbreak of COVID-19 in China during early January this year and its dissemination globally within a few days, health experts have suggested ways to check its spread exponentially among the rest of the population. In the age of internet connectivity, work-from-home and self-isolation...

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Deaths & injuries in communal incidents during 2018 is not revealed by the latest available annual report of the Home Ministry
March 13, 2020

As body count due to Delhi riots (some call it pogrom) rise above 45, it is essential to look at the official data related to communal incidents in the country. It is from the annual report of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), one gets...

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MGNREGA allocation is way off the mark to uplift the rural economy & address economic downturn, say Right to Work activists
February 4, 2020

The Union Budget 2020-21, which was presented by the Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman on 1st February, 2020 has failed to impress civil society activists and farmers' rights groups (click here  and here). Through their press releases and notes, members of CSOs were demanding as...

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