The new code also strives for gender equality, allowing women to work before 6 AM and beyond 7 PM with their consent for all types of work, but making employers responsible for their safety. There is also a provision for setting up common crèches by organisations or groups of establishments that are unconnected. This will allow smaller establishments to extend such facilities to their employees. Increasing number of crèches is critical to retaining women in the workforce. … [Read more...] about Labour reforms increase ease of doing business while protecting India’s workers
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However, Alex Cobham, CEO of the Tax Justice Network was emphatic that “minimising Indian tax revenues is not a justification.” Cobham pointed out Sunak’s complicity adding: “India needs its tax revenues for schools and hospitals. We must hope that the chancellor himself is committed to the progressive taxation of wealth and top incomes, or the UK will only see the deepening of the stark individual, racial, gender and regional inequalities that the pandemic has laid bare.” … [Read more...] about Explainer | Why is Akshata Murthy’s wealth controversial?
There are broadly four types of vaccine — one, a vaccine based on the whole virus (this could be either inactivated, or an attenuated [weakened] virus vaccine); two, a non-replicating viral vector vaccine that uses a benign virus as vector that carries the antigen of SARS-CoV; three, nucleic-acid vaccines that have genetic material like DNA and RNA of antigens like spike protein given to a person, helping human cells decode genetic material and produce the vaccine; and four, protein subunit vaccine wherein the recombinant proteins of SARS-COV-2 along with an adjuvant (booster) is given as a vaccine. … [Read more...] about WFH Tips: The best laptops priced under Rs 50,000
Public uprisings in Goa are strong and often find a lot of political support. Many electoral battles in the past have been won on the ‘No Development for Goa at the cost or natural resources’ mantra. For instance, with an eye on the protests against development projects, including the Regional plan and Mopa airport, veteran politician Churchill Alemao formed the Save Goa Front party for the 2007 State elections and won two seats in the 40-member Assembly. With no party winning a majority, the SGF allied with the Congress to form the government. … [Read more...] about Maka naka. Go! Here’s why Goa’s youth are protesting a ‘development’ project
In 2009, unemployment in Jackson County, a coal mining community in eastern Kentucky, had reached 16%, rendering McKee—a town of about 800 at the time—among the poorest in the nation. That year, the People’s Rural Telephone Cooperative (PRTC), a local nonprofit, borrowed $20 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It also received $25 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009—then-President Obama’s recession stimulus bill—to pull one thousand miles of cable to all seven thousand houses and businesses in the county.According to a New Yorker feature about the initiative, “in the most rugged terrain around McKee, the crews relied on a mule named Old Bub to haul the cable two or three miles a day.” … [Read more...] about Remote work can’t change everything until we fix this $80 billion problem