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18.9 mn salaried people lost jobs since April, 5 mn in July, says CMIE

The number of salaried people losing their jobs amid the coronavirus pandemic has surged to 18.9 million since April, with around 5 million jobs...

States distributed free grains to 251,000 migrant worlers so far: Govt

States and Union Territories have so far distributed free foodgrains to 2.51 lakh migrant workers against the target of 8 crore under the Aatmanirbhar...

Parliamentary panel report on One Nation One Ration Card in September

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour is not very enthused over the progress made on two schemes to provide food and rental housing to...

China’s loss of supply chains may become India’s gain in post-Covid era

India’s latest set of incentives to entice businesses moving away from China seem to be working, with companies from Samsung Electronics Co. to Apple...

Working on pay norms of retired officials, re-appointed on contract: FinMin

The finance ministry is working on norms to regulate salary paid to retired central government employees re-appointed on contract and has proposed keeping nomination-based...

Accelerating domestic output of telecom gear in strategic interest: TRAI

Amid wide-scale concerns over use of Chinese gear in telecom networks, TRAI Chairman R S Sharma has said that India must accelerate domestic manufacturing...

Peak power demand declines further to 5.65% in first fortnight of August

The slump in peak power demand has widened to 5.65 per cent in the first fortnight of August from 2.61 per cent drop recorded...

Livelihood mission of 2014 has a few pointers for urban job scheme

As the economy stares at a recession in 2020-21, job creation will be a big challenge in urban India where the unemployment rate in...

Solve for India, sell to the world: Digital India Foundation’s Arvind Gupta

Co-founder and head of Digital India Foundation Arvind Gupta said the country is poised to achieve self-reliance in defence and tech sectors over the...

RBI transfers its surplus to the govt, but the deficit is just too wide

The transfers from RBI to the government is always keenly watched. This year the RBI Board has approved a transfer of Rs 57,128 crore...

Rise in fiscal deficit likely to impact construction sector this yr: Report

Even as construction activities in the country have resumed since July, increase in fiscal deficit of central and state governments is likely to impact...

India can be great place for a country wanting import alternative: Gadkari

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said India can emerge as a great destination for countries that are searching for new alternatives for imports...

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