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President Signs Farm Bills Passed Amid UNPRecedented Drama In Parliament -Sunil Prabhu and Anindita Sanyal

-NDTV Earlier this week, huge framers' protests were held over the bills, especially in Punjab and Haryana, states that are dubbed the grain bowl of the country. New Delhi: All three controversial farm bills that are at the centre of a huge political storm and cost the ruling BJP its alliance with the Shiromani Akali Dal, became laws on Sunday with the signature of President Ram Nath Kovind. Flagging them as "historic"...

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When Modi govt came to power, farmer protests increased 700% -- the 3 bills are its result -Rajkamal Singh Prior to 2014, Indian farmers mostly organised small protests at the state or local level. Modi govt’s inactions on its promises made farmers go national. In the 2014 Lok Sabha election campaign, Narendra Modi promised to increase farmers’ income. Yet after coming to power, his government did little towards this promise throughout its first tenure. Recently, however, the Modi government passed three “historic” bills purported to alleviate the woes of India’s...

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Briefing Note for Parliamentarians on Labour Law Reforms

-Press release by Working Peoples' Charter dated 21st September, 2020 Amidst the micro and macro-economic crisis of the last 5 years, the union government has aggressively pushed the agenda of labour law reforms -- purportedly to simplify India’s ‘complex’ labour legislations, improve the business environment, and augment growth and employment. These changes, driven primarily by the business fraternity, have been aimed at improving India’s ranking in the ‘Ease of Doing Business’...

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Plug the gaps: Aadhar and MGNREGA -Anjor Bhaskar and Preeti Singh

-The Telegraph Survey by Indian School of Business in Jharkhand reveals mass deletion of genuine job cards during linkage India’s economy is going through an uNPRecedented crisis of unemployment. In these times, the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme and other welfare programmes are beacons of hope for India’s large rural population. However, the delivery of welfare has traditionally suffered from leakages. Thus, in 2015-16, the Government of India started linking...

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China loan horse without a mouth -Imran Ahmed Siddiqui

-The Telegraph Modi govt formally confirms that India took two loans totalling Rs 9,202 crore from a Beijing-based multilateral development bank in the thick of the border standoff June 15: Chinese troops kill 20 Indian soldiers in the Galwan Valley. June 19: India signs a loan agreement with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) for $750 million (Rs 5,521 crore) to support measures undertaken under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY). China...

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