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Technology enabled digital labour platforms are not adhering to labour norms, points out new ILO report

Although services provided by the gig and platform workers touch the lives of each one of us, we have little knowledge about the role of digital labour platforms in transforming the world of work. Such digital labour platforms have created unprecedented opportunities for workers, businesses and society. However, they also pose serious threats to decent work and fair competition. A recent report by International Labour Organisation (ILO) shows that the workers...

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Why did the exit polls get the Bihar results wrong? -Amandeep Shukla

-Hindustan Times Most predicted a clear win for the Tejashwi Yadav led Mahagatbandhan, but the alliance eventually lost out in a close contest that went down to the wire, and which was decided by wafer-thing margins in some constituencies. The numerical see-saw presented by the Bihar election results through the day was not just hard on political parties and their supporters but also on psephologists who were wondering how they could have,...

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In the national media conference, media practitioners take pledge to uphold positive values in digital communications

-Press release of 4th All India Media Conference, dated 8 October, 2019 Udaipur, Oct. 8: More than 300 media practitioners, researchers, scholars and educationists from different states of India and from four foreign countries took a pledge to empower the underprivileged sections of society by ending the digital divide and create new opportunities to highlight the issues of common people, rural areas, landless labourers, malnourished children and farmers affected by climate...

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Post-Truths, Fake & False News -Prof. Ujjwal K Chowdhury

-Outlook Taking recourse to numerous global studies, Prof. Ujjwal K Chowdhury throws light on the oft-repeated concepts of post-truth, fake news, false news and suggests ways to combat the menace Post-truth represents a situation when facts take the backseat and emotional appeals and personal beliefs start shaping public opinion. Post-truth politics (also called post-factual politics and post-reality politics) is defined as a political culture in which debate is framed largely by...

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Turning the corner -Ajit Ranade

-The Hindu The next few quarters call for focus on consumption, private investment, agriculture and exports There was a collective sigh of relief when the second quarter GDP data were released officially by the Central Statistics Office (CSO). The government folks were relieved that a declining trend of four consecutive quarters of growth had finally been reversed. The forecasters and economists were relieved that the announced data had mostly conformed to their expectations....

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