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India assumes chairmanship of International Labour Organization after 35 years

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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Two Indian firms among WEF’s list of Tech Pioneers

Two Indian firms, ZestMoney and Sellapps, were among the 100 entities that were in a new list of Tech Pioneers, which was released by the World Economic Forum (WEF). These entities were described as future headline-makers addressing global issues with cutting-edge technology. Among the listed firms, over one-quarter are female-led and these firms come from ..

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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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Open Budget Survey ranks India at 53rd Position

The recently released Open Budget Survey ranked India at the 53rd position with a score of 49 out of 100. Open Budget Survey The Open Budget Survey, published by International Budget Partnership, covers 117 countries to score and rank them based on the level of budget transparency. The countries are scored on a scale of ..

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Final Report on National Infrastructure Pipeline submitted

The final report of the National Infrastructure Pipeline was submitted by the task force to the Union Finance Minister recently. NIP National Infrastructure Pipeline or NIP was introduced in late 2019 in accordance with the goal of becoming a 5 trillion USD economy by 2025. It is to help ensure adequate preparation and investment for ..

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