Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to India which reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

India: Over 58,000 rescued in 2020-21 from child labour

The pandemic has tipped a huge proportion of the poor into total poverty …

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India: Jharkhand House nod to bill for 75% quota in private sector jobs for locals

The east Indian State Jharkhand will soon become the third State in the country to set a quota of private sector jobs for local residents …

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India: Past issues of an employee can be recorded only if present charges proven: Madras High Court

The Madras High Court in Tamil Nadu has ruled that the past record of an employee may only be consulted if culpability was proven in previous conduct …

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India: Tamil Nadu increases maternity leave for govt employees to 12 months

The State of Tamil Nadu has increased paid maternity leave for its own employees from 9 months to 12 months …

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India: Advise private employers to give 5% quota in jobs to disabled

A Labour court in Rajasthan has order the State’s Labour Department to prepare a measure requiring private sector employers to apply a 5% disability quota …

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India: Diageo announces 26-week parental leave for all genders

The multinational beverage alcohol company, Diageo has just launched its new family leave policy …

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India: Registration of unorganised workers for social security benefits in J&K

The government has so far registered 56,000 “unorganised workers” for social security in the troubled region of Jammu and Kashmir …

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India: Covid Level 3 curbs to continue in these 11 districts in Maharashtra

The government of Maharashtra State has decided to maintain level 3 restrictions in 11 Districts – including the city of Pune …

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India: Contractual employees also eligible for maternity leave – Kerala high court

Women on fixed-term and independent contract employment terms are eligible for maternity leave, even if there are short breaks in their service …

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India: Maternity benefit law has supremacy over service regulations – HC

Maternity rights always take precedence over any laws that appear to undermine them …

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India: GM India lays off 1,086 employees after non-acceptance of VSS

The proposed sale of General Motor’s (GM’s) Talegaon site near Pune to the Chinese auto company “Great Wall” now hangs in doubt, largely due to industrial action by its employees and the loss of all its orders …

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India: Mastercard banned from issuing new cards

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has just indefinitely barred Mastercard from issuing new debit, credit or prepaid cards to customers across the country over noncompliance with local data storage rules …

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India: Cyient introduces 12 week gender-neutral parental leave policy

The Indian multinational technology company Cyient has announced that it will be introducing a global 12-week gender neutral paid parental and adoptive leave policy into all its offices around the World …

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India: Vaccine drive is lagging

Maharashtra, the state surrounding India’s financial capital Mumbai, has begun a programme of further lockdowns in the face of a third wave of COVID-19 infection …

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India: Safety standards

There is a long way to go before third world safety standards are at an acceptable level …

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