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3rd Edition of ILO Monitor released

The 3rd edition of ILO Monitor report titled ‘COVID-19 and the world of work’ was released recently. It called for “urgent, targeted and flexible measures” to support businesses and workers. On Workplace and Business Closure With the lifting of workplace closures in China, the percentage of workers living in countries with workplace closure (recommended/ required) ..

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IEA highlights 30% Drop in Energy Demand in India

The International Energy Agency highlighted a 6% decline in global energy demand and a 30% drop in India’s energy demand. Global Scenario The IEA predicted that the global energy demand shock this year would be the biggest since the World War II. Currently, the world is seeing a 6% decline in energy demand- equivalent to ..

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Local Shops on Amazon

Amazon India has launched a new program called ‘Local Shops on Amazon’ to encourage local retailers to use the e-commerce platform to sell essential goods in light of the lockdown conditions. About the Program Amazon has introduced the ‘Local Shops on Amazon’ program in India. This allows local retailers to sell essential commodities on the ..

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Patachitra

The ongoing lockdown conditions to curb the COVID-19 spread has affected the patachitra painters of Odisha and West Bengal. About Patachitra Patachitra is a type of traditional painting style that is practiced in Odisha and West Bengal. The term ‘Patachitra’ is derived from Sanskrit words- ‘pata’ meaning cloth and ‘chitra’ meaning picture. A patachitra painting ..

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Betel Leaf

Betel is a vine plant that belongs to the same family as pepper and kava. Its leaf is consumed across Asia, along with tobacco or areca nut. It is an evergreen plant that is cultivated across south and south-east Asia and is a mark of respect and auspiciousness in these areas. Betel Cultivation in Bengal ..

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