Employment: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

India assumes chairmanship of International Labour Organization after 35 years

Published: October 23, 2020

On October 23, 2020, the Union Ministry of Labour announced that India has assumed the chairmanship of International Labour Organization after 35 years. The current Labour Secretary Apurva Chandra has been elected as the chairperson of the Governing Body of ILO. He is to preside over the upcoming meeting of the Governing body in November ..

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Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan: 32 crore man days of employment generated

Published: October 13, 2020

The Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan is currently on its 15th week of implementation. So far 32 crore man days of employment have been provided. The Government of India has spent Rs 31,577 crores in these 15 weeks to create employment opportunities under the programme. Highlights Under the scheme, large number of structures were created. This ..

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NSO Time Use Survey in India: Key Facts

Published: October 4, 2020

The National Statistical Office operating under Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation conducted the Time Use Survey in India for the first time between January and December, 2019. Key Highlights The main objective of the survey is to measure participation of women and men in unpaid and paid activities. The survey also provides information on ..

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New Official Logo of Labour Bureau launched

Published: August 20, 2020

Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar launched the official logo of the Labour Bureau. The Logo The newly launched logo displays the three goals of the Labour Bureau i.e. Accuracy, Validity, and Reliability. It also indicates the Labour Bureau as a data-based organization that deals in data pertaining to ..

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Haryana drafts Ordinance: 75% private sector jobs to locals

Published: July 7, 2020

On July 6, 2020, the Haryana Government cleared a proposal to draft an ordinance that reserves 75% of private sector jobs to locals. Highlights The proposal to draft “Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates ordinance, 2020” was approved by the cabinet that met under the chairmanship of CM Manohar Lal Khattar. This criterion is to ..

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