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Unique ID for all land parcels by March 2022: Centre -Priscilla Jebaraj

-The Hindu ULPIN land database to be integrated with revenue court records, bank records, and Aadhaar The Centre plans to issue a 14-digit identification number to every plot of land in the country within a year’s time. It will subsequently integrate its land records database with revenue court records and bank records, as well as Aadhaar numbers on a voluntary basis, according to a Parliamentary standing committee report submitted to the Lok...

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Did BJP Govt in Goa Allow Vedanta to Process Iron Ore Despite Supreme Court Ban? -Ayaskant Das Vedanta has halted operations and appealed to the Supreme Court against an NGT order which held an environmental clearance as necessary for the purpose. New Delhi: Did the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Goa help Vedanta jump the law in order to sell iron ore overseas even as a state-wide ban continues to be imposed on its mining by an order of the Supreme Court of India? After purchasing 1.44 million...

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

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 and the middle class has shrunk in 2020 in comparison to what was anticipated earlier. A new study by the United States based think tank Pew...

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Over 50% don’t wear masks, finds government survey

-The Hindu Laxity leading to COVID-19 surge, Health Ministry tells 12 States. Almost 90% of the COVID-19 deaths in India continue to be in the category of those aged above 45. Internal surveys showed that while 90% people were aware of the importance of masks, only 44% actually wore them, a statement from the Health Ministry said on Saturday, reflecting “laxity” in adhering to strictures, such as wearing masks and avoiding crowding. These...

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Declining Female Work Participation in India: What does the Periodic Labour Force Survey Tell Us? -Ellina Samantroy, Kingshuk Sarkar and Sanjib Pradhan The paper is based on highlights from the Periodic Labour Force Surveys (PLFS) on female labour force participation. The paper has also used the quinquennial rounds of the Employment and Unemployment Surveys. Women’s participation in the workforce has been continuously declining since 2004-05 though a marginal increase was repoRTEd in PLFS 2018-19 with a corresponding increase in self-employment. In this context, the paper tries to understand the employment trends for...

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