WHO-ILO Study on the Impact of Long Working Hours

What is the News? The World Health Organization(WHO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) has published a study on the Impact of Long Working Hours. About the study: The study covered global, regional, and national level data from more than 2,300 surveys collected in 154 countries from 1970-2018. It covered 37 studies on ischemic heart… Continue reading WHO-ILO Study on the Impact of Long Working Hours

Unemployment Rate in India Shoots up to 8% in April: CMIE

What is the News? Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy(CMIE) report on unemployment in India has been released. As per the report Unemployment Rate in India is increasing. Key Findings of the Report: Increase in Unemployment rate: The Unemployment rate in India has increased to 8% in April 2021 from 6.5% in March 2021. Unemployment Rate(UER) is… Continue reading Unemployment Rate in India Shoots up to 8% in April: CMIE

Systemic Issues affecting Women’s Participation in labour Market

Synopsis: The burden on Women during the Pandemic increased disproportionately due to Societal norms, a male-dominated job market, and a lack of gender-sensitive policy making. This article provides a solution to address these issues. Background Gender inequality in terms of employment is high in India. For instance, only 18% of working-age women were employed as… Continue reading Systemic Issues affecting Women’s Participation in labour Market

Record 11 Crore Worked Under “MGNREGS” in 2020-21

What is the News? According to Government data, over 11 crore people worked under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme(MGNREGS) during the financial year 2020-21. Key Facts Related to MGNREG Scheme during 2020-21: During the financial year 2020-21, around 11 crore people worked under the MGNREGS. This is the first time since the… Continue reading Record 11 Crore Worked Under “MGNREGS” in 2020-21

Why States are Planning for Reservation to Locals in Private Jobs?

Synopsis: Haryana already passed the proposal providing reservation to locals. Many other states are planning for the same. It is because the States in India are unable to create jobs for their local economy due to various issues. Background Recently, the Haryana government has passed legislation for reservation of jobs to local Haryanvi’s first. On… Continue reading Why States are Planning for Reservation to Locals in Private Jobs?

“Shramik Kalyan Portal” of Indian Railways

What is the News? Indian Railways ensured 100% compliance with the minimum wage pay to contract workers. E-application Shramik Kalyan Portal used for this purpose. About Shramik Kalyan Portal: Launched by: the Indian Railways in the year 2018. Purpose: to ensure compliance with the provisions of the Minimum Wages Act. Also, to ensure that contractual… Continue reading “Shramik Kalyan Portal” of Indian Railways

Present Status of “Stand Up India Scheme”

What is the News? The government has informed the Lok Sabha about the implementation of the Stand Up India Scheme. More than 81% of the accounts under the Stand Up India Scheme belong to women entrepreneurs. About Stand Up India Scheme: Ministry: Launched in 2016 by the Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance. Objective:… Continue reading Present Status of “Stand Up India Scheme”

Report of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Rural Development

What is the News? The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Rural Development has submitted its report to the Lok Sabha. What did the Parliamentary Panel say in its report? Parliamentary report On Pensions to Senior Citizens, Widows and Disabled: Increase in Pension Amount: The Central Government must increase the small amount of pensions provided for poor… Continue reading Report of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Rural Development

LinkedIn released the “Opportunity Index 2021”

What is the News? LinkedIn has released the Opportunity Index,2021. The index focuses on the manner in which women perceive their employment opportunities. Further, the opportunity index also focuses on how the gender gap is slowing down the career progress for working women. About the Opportunity Index 2021: The LinkedIn Opportunity Index research was conducted… Continue reading LinkedIn released the “Opportunity Index 2021”

Labour Ministry launches Software Applications for five All India Surveys

What is the news? Union Minister for Labour has launched Software Applications and instruction manuals with questionnaires for five All India Surveys. The Labour Bureau is conducting these surveys. The Bureau is an attached office of the Ministry of Labour & Employment. About All India Surveys? The five All India Surveys, which are being undertaken by… Continue reading Labour Ministry launches Software Applications for five All India Surveys