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Every 4th suicide in 2019 by daily wage earners: NCRB -Richard Mahapatra

-Down to Earth National Crime Records Bureau report shows 2/3 of those who died by suicides earned less than Rs 278 a day Daily wage earners were the largest professional group who died by suicide in 2019, according to the latest report released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs. India reported 139,123 suicides in 2019, an increase of 3.4 per cent compared to 2018. Daily...

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Migrant workers who were affected by the lockdown are afraid about livelihoods and Health, finds new survey

-WorkingPeoplesCharter.in Working People's Charter- a national alliance of informal sector workers (WPC) presents a preliminary survey titled “After the long marches: What do workers want?” surveying migrant workers – who returned home from big cities due to the lockdown - across some of the major states in India. This survey examines whether there have been changes in the decision of migrant workers to return to cities in order to find work....

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India’s descent into stepwells of growth -Kaushik Basu

-Livemint.com * Poor handling of the pandemic threatens to derail our competitive advantage in the global economy * India’s economy is well-positioned in IT and outsourcing; Health and pharma; and higher education and research, which are sectors expected to be leading drivers of global growth NEW YORK: India’s economy is in a downward spiral. The Economist Intelligence Unit just lowered the forecast for India’s growth in the coming year from -5.8% to -8.5%....

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Over three-fourth of workers lost their livelihoods since lockdown, finds ActionAid India's national survey of informal labourers

ActionAid Association's (AAA) national level survey among people dependent on the informal economy during the third phase of the national lockdown towards the end of May 2020 (i.e. between May 14th and May 22nd, 2020) has documented the "nature and extent of the transitions in the lives and livelihoods of informal workers, including migrant workers, during the pandemic and provide[s] an insight into the precarity they experience and the coping...

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Explained: How marriage age and women’s Health are linked -Nushaiba Iqbal

-The Indian Express PM Narendra Modi has announced a panel to fight malnutrition in young women and ensure they get married at the right age. A look at how the two are linked During his Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said: “We have formed a committee to ensure that the daughters are no longer suffering from malnutrition and they are married off at the right age. As soon as the...

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