The nationwide lockdown was first announced by the Prime Minister on March 24 for 21 days in a bid to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. It was first extended till May 3 and then again till May 17. The lockdown has been further extended till May 31. … [Read more...] about Centre likely to retain limited role and allow states have more say after Lockdown 4.0
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“Modifications have also been deliberated like strengthening the legal provisions with respect to migrant workers and enhancing the ambit of social security for the workers,” he added. Gangwar noted that current laws cater only to the 8-10 crore organised sector workers only, adding: “this asymmetrical situation has to be rectified … need to focus on the 40 crore unorganised workers.” … [Read more...] about Centre not to approve state amendments to labour laws in ‘current form’: Labour minister
As for making public transit safe for New Yorkers to return to work at full capacity, a few ideas have been mentioned, including a reservation system. But there appears to be no full plan. To get ideas for just what it will take to get New Yorkers comfortable with riding the subways and buses again, the MTA is asking riders to take a survey. Those who do will be entered in a drawing for—what else?—a 30-day unlimited Metrocard. … [Read more...] about Transit plan to send New Yorkers back to work: ‘Improvise’
In Wipro, after CEO Vivek Paul's exit in 2005, Azim Premji assumed the role for three years till 2008. Between 2008 and 2011, the company was led by Girish Paranjpe and Suresh Vaswani, both of them old-timers, who quit in 2011 on grounds of personal reasons. By then, Wipro's growth began to slump. … [Read more...] about Wipro’s new CEO: Can foreign executives succeed in Indian IT firms?
“It was clear that the coronavirus isn’t the only thing that’s threatening our lives right now, but also fear and anxiety-fueled racism against Asians,” says Lee. “I thought to myself, ‘How did we become the face of this vicious disease? Why are we getting spat on, humiliated, and demonized in public? Why is no one stepping in to help when they witness harassment? Is this merely a bystander effect, or is there something bigger at play?'” … [Read more...] about This new Twitter bot has Asian front-line workers responding directly to COVID-19 racism