To break the poverty cycle: GoI should allow companies to offer earn-while-you-learn education to poor young Indians

Source: TOI Relevance: To understand the issue of poverty in migrants. Synopsis: Given the nature of the jobs of migrants and the need to educate them, there is a need to create an alternate education system for them. Challenges of education for migrants Education is seen by many as a ticket out of poverty. Today, in… Continue reading To break the poverty cycle: GoI should allow companies to offer earn-while-you-learn education to poor young Indians

An urban jobs safety net

Source: TheHindu Relevance: Impact of COVID on economy & employment Synopsis: The article signifies the need to formulate a wage employment-based national urban livelihood scheme on lines of MGNREGA. Impact of COVID on the economy World Economic outlook report presents a grim picture of the global economy. It states that – all of the world countries… Continue reading An urban jobs safety net

Migration from factories to farms, a sign of distress

Source: Business Standard  Synopsis: The government’s Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) report shows a sharp increase in employment in agriculture. It has increased to 45.6% in 2019-20, compared to 42.5% of the total employment in 2018-19. This is a sign of distress as migration to agriculture has been due to compulsion and not in wake… Continue reading Migration from factories to farms, a sign of distress

Who is a Bhumiputra in Goa, and why is the Opposition objecting to the new law?

Source: https://indianexpress.com Synopsis: The legislative assembly of Goa passed the Goa Bhumiputra Adhikarini Bill, 2021 for giving ownership rights to Bhumiputra (son of the soil)’. However, the bill has been criticised by the opposition as it was passed in haste and reckless manner. Background: The legislative assembly of Goa passed the Goa Bhumiputra Adhikarini Bill,… Continue reading Who is a Bhumiputra in Goa, and why is the Opposition objecting to the new law?