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Pyare Khan: the journey of a socially conscious entrepreneur -Moin Qazi Pyare Khan from Nagpur has spent around Rs 1 crore for procuring oxygen tankers, oxygen concentrators and cylinders. Through newspapers, he learnt about the severe shortage of oxygen in hospitals and wanted to contribute to addressing the shortage of oxygen in his city. Everyone can recognize an entrepreneur when seeing one, but no one knows how they became one. Was it in their nature – they were just born to build...

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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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The seduction of data sovereignty in India -Nayantara Ranganathan

-Hindustan Times It threatens individual sovereignty, undermines citizen rights, and is a lost chance to meaningfully grapple with data colonisation Data is a sovereign asset,” said the Union minister of railways and commerce, Piyush Goyal, at the G20 meeting in Japan. Goyal was against using free trade agreements to justify the free flow of data. Instead, he said, government restrictions on data flows would allow India to be able to use “personal,...

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PMFBY: Farmers Quitting Scheme But Premium Collection Rises -Subodh Varma Latest data shows that insurance companies have pocketed over Rs. 10,000 crore surplus in two years. The number of farmers enrolled in the Modi government’s flagship crop insurance scheme (Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana or PMFBY) dipped further to 343 lakh in kharif (summer) crop season of 2018-19 year, according to latest information revealed at the annual Kharif Conference organised by the Agriculture Ministry in Delhi on April 25-26. When the...

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Enterprise empowerment -Clement Chauvet

-The Indian Express Small businesses can lead to financial self-sufficiency, empower rural women. In Dhani Shankar village, Bhiwani, Renu makes colourful bangles and cosmetic creams using natural ingredients. Renu was lucky to have received the support of her husband in starting her own enterprise. She was motivated to do this after attending a three-day Start-And-Improve-Your-Business training in Jui village, and, she started her shop with Rs 10,000. Now, Renu tells me,...

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