The Modi government says it has no data on migrant jobs lost to Covid-19

The Indian government has denied having any data that can clearly say how many migrant workers lost their jobs to the pandemic.

Three members of parliament asked India’s labour and employment ministry today (Sept. 14) “whether the government has done any assessment of the job loss among migrant workers due to the Covid-19 crisis, and if so, the details thereof.” To this, Santosh Gangwar, minister of state for the labour and employment, responded that the government maintains “no such data.”

This response (pdf) on the first day of the much-delayed monsoon session of parliament comes in the backdrop of widespread job loss, especially among India’s internal migrants. According to a World Bank report in April, India’s coronavirus lockdown impacted nearly 40 million migrant jobs in India. This was particularly exacerbated when India went into an over two-month harsh lockdown on March 25, one of the strictest in the world.

India’s

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We have to equip students with 21st-century skills, NEP will ensure holistic development: PM Modi

New Delhi [India], September 11 (ANI): We will have to take our students forward with 21st-century skills, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, adding that the National Education Policy (NEP)-2020 will ensure the holistic development of students.
The Prime Minister said that the National Education Policy (NEP)-2020 has been built in such a way that the syllabus could be reduced and the focus could be on fundamentals. He also spoke about developing a National Curriculum Framework to make learning “integrated, inter-disciplinary, fun-based, and complete experience.”
Apart from the Prime Minister, Union Minister for Education, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Minister of State (MoS) Sanjay Dhotre, among others from various States, also took part in the two-day conclave on School Education in 21st Century under National Education Policy (NEP)-2020, which began today.
“NEP 2020 will ensure the holistic development of learners. We have to advance our students with 21st-century skills. These 21st

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