Cabinet approves code to allow fixed-term employment
Fixed-term employment, which the govt had allowed for all sectors last year, has now been codified.
Employment growth in India slowed in last two years: CARE Ratings
CARE Ratings pointed that most of the core industries have witnessed 'virtu...
India rejects unwarranted reference by Pakistan to Jammu and Kashmir at UNSC
Raking up Kashmir issues, Pakistan's newly appointed envoy to th...
India seeks consular access to its 2 nationals arrested by Pakistan
The sudden arrest of two Indians, Prashant Vaindam and Dhari Lal- as reported by Pakistani media, came as a surprise as India had informed Pakistan that they may have crossed over inadvertently, the External Affairs Ministry spokesperson said at a briefing. The MEA hoped that the arrested Indians don't become victims of Pakistani propaganda.
Deferment of spectrum payment to provide headroom to telecom sector: India Inc
The government doled out a Rs 42,000 crore relief to debt-laden teleos after it agreed not to take any payments for spectrum they use for the next two years. The Union Cabinet headed by PM Modi approved giving Airtel, Voda-Idea and Reliance Jio an option to avail a two-year moratorium on payments they were supposed to make in yearly installments.
Govt promoting labour-intensive manufacturing in tourism and agro-based industries: Gangwar
The National Manufacturing Policy identifies employment intensive industries like textiles and garments, leather and footwear, gems and jewellery and food processing, etc. as special focus attention sectors.
India rubber meet 2020 to be held at Mamallapuram in February
The Rubber Board and the stakeholder associations in rubber and related sectors are jointly organising India Rubber Meet 2020 (IRM 2020), the fifth edition in the series, at Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu on 28 and 29 February 2020. The theme of IRM 2020 is ‘Rubber resurgence through innovation’. There will be talks by internationally renowned speakers and panel discussions.
Young population weaning away from rural employment guarantee scheme: Narendra Singh Tomar
As per the Management Information System (MIS), the average share of workforce under Mahatma Gandhi NREGS in the age group of 18-30 in 2018-19 stood at 9.10% or 70.74 lakh of the total workforce (777.41 lakh) under MRNREGA as compared to 10.07% or 72.74 lakh in 2015-16 when the total workforce under MGNREGA stood at 722.59 lakh.
Jobs growth slows in past 2 years, core companies hit hard
Job creation has slipped to 2.8% in 2018-19 as compared to 3.9% in 2017-18 according to CARE Ratings. The ratings agency highlighted that core industries have witnessed “virtually negative growth in headcount”, impacted by the slowdown in GDP growth as well as the challenges on the NPA.
VMware targets SMEs for further growth in India
The Palo Alto, California-headquartered company last year announced $2 billion investment in India over the next five years towards expanding its facilities, increase headcount and ramp up research and development activities.
India and Pakistan's Davis Cup clash to be held in Kazakstan
The Asia/Oceania Group I match had initially been planned for September, but was pushed back to November 29-30 after safety fears were raised by India amid tensions between the neighbouring nations over Kashmir.
India vs Bangladesh Kolkata test: Pink is the new red
India, Bangladesh to make their day-night Test debut today at Eden Gardens. It took India a new BCCI regime under maverick former captain Sourav Ganguly to take the pink ball plunge, a good seven years after the International Cricket Council approved the format to revive interest in Tests. Ganguly convinced the Bangladesh Cricket Board to agree to a Day/Night Test.
Will work with India for peace and prosperity: New Lanka Premier Mahinda Rajpaksa tells PM Modi
Thanking prime minister Modi for his congratulatory message, Rajpaksa, who was sworn in on Thursday as Sri Lankan premier by his younger brother and President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, said the two countries will continue to work closely to strengthen the bilateral ties.
JKB Infra ties up with Frech firm for redevelopment of railway stations in India
The project will work to redevelop, reconstruct and renovate India's major railway stations to surpass world-class standards and focuses on key stations to positively impact 100 cities and 16 million passengers per day
India Inc screens recruits most, but not in-depth
When it comes to nature of checks, employers are still sticking to the basic ones with employment (88%) and education verifications (83%) being the most common. Identity verifications and criminal checks stood third and fourth among Indian enterprises, in contrast to global markets that prioritise these.
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