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Amid online classes, schools devise digital detox routine -Tanu Kulkarni

-The Hindu Bengaluru schools are working with teachers and parents to help students overcome screen fatigue The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has not only upended the way we socialise or interact with each other, but has also altered the learning patterns of lakhs of students with online classes becoming the norm. For the last nine months, students in private schools have been glued to their screens for hours on end where otherwise they would...

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FSSAI's GMO threshold for impoRTEd food crops ‘unacceptably high’, says letter to health minister

-Down to Earth FSSAI issued an order on February 8 setting the permissible limit for GMO in impoRTEd food crops at 1% The one per cent threshold for genetically modified organisms (GMO) in food crops impoRTEd into India, set by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) in a recent order, is unacceptably high, the Coalition for a GM-Free India wrote in a letter to the government. It is an advocacy for...

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GDP growth is being driven by larger firms. Smaller ones continue to suffer, need policy attention -Saugata Bhattacharya

-The Indian Express Policy coordination between the Centre and states will be crucial for implementing this ambitious reform agenda. The National Statistical Office will release the second advance GDP estimates for 2020-21 at the end of February. The first advance estimate had, in early January, forecasted a contraction of 7.7 per cent in 2020-21. This was due largely to an expected, sharp contraction in both industry and services. The second advance estimates...

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Bharat Bandh on Feb 26: Commercial markets to remain shut tomorrow -Poulomi Ghosh

-Hindustan Times As a transpoRTEr body has suppoRTEd the strike on the issue of fuel price hike, E-way bill rules, 40 lakh trucks will remain off the road on Friday. Traders' body The Confederation of All India Traders have called for a Bharat Bandh on Friday protesting against the rising fuel prices, Goods and Services Tax, E-Bill etc. All India TranspoRTErs Welfare Association (AITWA) has extended support to the call for Bharat...

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Indians Work Longest, Earn Least With Virtually No Time for Leisure: ILO Report The minimum statutory wage of an Indian worker is the lowest in the world, except for some sub-Saharan African countries. New Delhi: A latest report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) has revealed that Indians are among the most overworked lot globally while earning the least minimum statutory wage in the Asia-Pacific region, barring Bangladesh, Live Mint has repoRTEd. India ranks fifth in the world among the countries with long working hours...

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