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NCEE questions Govt.'s reluctance in opening schools despite the lifting of curfew in Bengaluru

-Press release by National Coalition on the Education Emergency (NCEE) dated January 22, 2022 Schools in Bengaluru remain closed while malls, theatres, pubs and Restaurants have been kept open. As of 21 January, the weekend curfew has been lifted as well. The decision to keep schools closed is having catastrophic consequences on children. Schools had only recently started opening after remaining mostly closed since March 2020. Their being closed again spells...

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No justification in closing schools over Covid: World Bank expert

-PTI/ The Tribune The report says no evidence that reopening schools has caused a surge in Covid cases and that schools are not a “safe place” New Delhi: There is no justification now for keeping schools closed in view of the Covid-19 pandemic and even if there are new waves, closing schools should be the last resort, according to World Bank’s Global Education Director Jaime Saavedra. Saavedra, whose team has been tracking the...

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Journalists to hold rally on Dec 2 to fight for access to Parliament

-The Telegraph Reporters are not allowed access to the media galleries inside the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha and the Central Hall Journalists protesting against the Narendra Modi government’s move to restrict the media’s entry into Parliament to cover proceedings, which many believe is a ploy to censor news and prevent information flow to citizens, are planning a march after an open letter and appeals by Opposition leaders had no effect.  The...

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The many questions arising from QES data -KR Shyam Sundar

-The Hindu The Quarterly Employment Survey for the April-June quarter throws up some perplexing numbers The Labour Bureau released the results of the All-India Quarterly Establishment-based Employment Survey (QES) for the first quarter (FQ) of 2021 (April to June). The survey covers establishments employing 10 or more workers in the organised segment in nine sectors (manufacturing, construction, trade, transport, education, health, accommodation and Restaurants, IT/BPO, and financial service activities). These sectors account...

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Food delivery workers tell their story on Twitter, say it's a losing game The delivery executives behind the anonymous Twitter handle tell TNM that they deliver more food, travel more but earn less than ever before. Throughout the pandemic, even as Restaurants were shuttered to diners and grocery stores closed early, food delivery executives have remained a constant, traversing cities at all hours of the day to bring meals to your doorstep. Yet, during this time, many of these executives have stood in protest...

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