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Monthly Archives: APRIL 2020


To revive state's economy — Need to think out of the box
POST CORONA PUNJAB
25.04.20 - Tridivesh Singh Maini

According to an IMF forecast, the global economy is likely to shrink by 3% in 2020 (this is likely to be the worst crisis, since the great depression). If one were to look at the case of India, the IMF has predicted a GDP growth ...
  


Sanitation, Justice and Self-interest
AN OPEN LETTER ADDRESSED TO THE STATE AND SOCIETY
21.04.20 -

The covid-19 epidemic has starkly highlighted the role of sanitation in our everyday lives, even as it has also brought into relief the unrewarded and tragically under-appreciated work of sanitation workers.
 
Among other things, there is little general awareness of the fact that sanitary workers ...
  


Bring wheat harvest, storage under MGNREGA: Experts
SOS IN CRISIS
17.04.20 -

(NOTE – At a time when large sections of Indian media continue to act as super-spreaders of communal virus, some continue to shine as great examples of progressive journalism. Among these are many reports, writings, editorials in the Punjabi Tribune. We bring you this report, ...
  


The Long March Home
MIGRANT LABOUR EXODUS
03.04.20 - Devinder Sharma

"It was poverty that forced me to leave my village, and here I am  ... I still have no money,” said Sanjay Choudhary, a construction worker in Nagpur, after he undertook an arduous journey to return back to his native village in Garhwa district in ...
  


Daily wage earners whom the government forgot
SHEER NEGLIGENCE & INCOMPETENCE!
02.04.20 - VIPIN PUBBY

THE HEART-WRENCHING photographs of lakhs of daily wage earners walking back to their homes along with their family member reminded some of the photographs of the tragic partition when millions had to similarly trudge for miles across the newly created borders. 

It is apparent that the ...
  


6 banks cease to exist from today; Merger of 10 PSU banks into 4
NEW FINANCIAL YEAR
01.04.20 - Team PT

The biggest ever consolidation exercise in the public sector banking space is slated to take shape on Wednesday when six PSU lender will be merged into four in a bid to make them globally competitive.

The exercise assumes significance as it is taking place at ...
  



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