As unskilled workers return to villages, demand in cities rises

Want their jobs back, lockdown comes in the way Lavanya Pilli, with her family, moved to her native village near Ballari after staying in Hyderabad for five years. “My husband has tested positive for Covid-19. I can’t afford medical expenses in the city, so we have moved to our village,” she said. Lavanya and her […]

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Companies cut down on hiring, fresh graduates badly affected

Second wave has squeezed the employment market Hyderabad: The Covid-19 pandemic has badly affected the Indian economy, increasing unemployment. Recent graduates are struggling to get jobs. Navya Sree, who completed her BSc in Computer Science soon after the pandemic began, is still looking for a job. “I am being offered call centre and data entry […]

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States’ vaccine wastage should be below 1 per cent, says Centre

National average is 6.3 per cent The Centre has again asked the states to keep their vaccine wastage below 1%. States such as Jharkhand (37.3%), Chhattisgarh (30.2%), Tamil Nadu (15.5%), Jammu and Kashmir (10.8%), Madhya Pradesh (10.7%) are reporting much higher wastage than the national average of 6.3%. The Union health secretary has urged the […]

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In second wave, small sporting leagues struggling to survive

Athletes say it’s tough to work out at home Small sporting leagues that depend on training sessions for sustenance are struggling during the second wave of the Covid pandemic. Training centres, too, are running into losses with no players to train. Arun Bhatt, director of the Stadium Football Club, Bengaluru, informed The Observer: “We have […]

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