Insights into Editorial: Workforce habits: On tweaking of labour laws

context: Over two months into the national lockdown, India’s workforce, ostensibly blessed to be part of its much-vaunted demographic dividend, is in complete disarray. There is the visibly disturbing narrative of a few million workers trying to get back home from their respective urban lives as resources run out and lack of adequate living space …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- WAY FORWARD FOR MANUFACTURING SECTOR

 Introduction: The government has taken steps to ease conditions for the manufacturing sector to resume operations. The steps include allowing industries outside limits of municipalities and municipal corporations to start operations, freeing up transportation of goods and setting guidelines for the movement and stay of labour. This could help companies to re-start operations. Companies, …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- ROAD AHEAD FOR TOURISM & HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

 Introduction: The cascading effect of the global coronavirus pandemic is crippling the tourism and hospitality industry at an “astonishing pace”. Media reports suggest Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTA) in India have come down by about 67 per cent annually in the January-March quarter, while for domestic tourists, the figure is lower by nearly 40 per …

Insights into Editorial: Coronavirus: PM Modi calls for SAARC nations’ conference to build strategy

  Context: “Timely Action For Healthier Planet”: PM Modi On Coronavirus SAARC Video Call: In the wake of the rapid spread of Coronavirus infections across countries including South Asia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a conference of the leaders of South Asian nations to discuss coordination and strategy to combat the advance of the disease. …

Insights into Editorial: Why is COVID-19 not a pandemic yet?

Context: The coronavirus outbreak came to light when on December 31, 2019, China informed the World Health Organisation of a cluster of cases of pneumonia of an unknown cause in Wuhan City in Hubei province. On January 9, 2020, WHO issued a statement saying Chinese researchers have made “preliminary determination” of the virus as a …

Coronavirus

Topics Covered: Issues related to health. Coronavirus What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Corona virus- symptoms, spread and treatment.  Context: The United States will begin screening efforts at three US airports to detect travellers from the central Chinese city of Wuhan who may have symptoms of a new respiratory virus- Coronavirus. About Coronavirus: Coronaviruses …