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Biden says he would push for $15 minimum wage

Eco/Invest/Demography       Oct 23, 2020

Washington: Former Vice President Joe Biden says he would push for a USD 15-per-hour minimum wage and rejects the idea that it would hurt small businesses. Biden said at Thursday's debate: There is no evidence that when you raise the minimum wage, businesses go out...

UP family court orders wife to pay Rs 1,000 monthly maintenance allowance to husband

Eco/Invest/Demography       Oct 22, 2020

Muzaffarnagar: A family court here has ordered a woman, who is a government pensioner, to pay a monthly maintenance allowance to her husband, following a petition filed by the latter in this regard. The woman and the husband have been living separately for many years....

Tesla's release of new 'self-driving' software closely watched by U.S. regulato

Eco/Invest/Demography, Non-Life, Technology       Oct 22, 2020

r The U.S. auto safety regulator on Thursday said it was closely watching Tesla Inc's TSLA.O release of a software version intended to allow its cars to drive themselves, saying it stood ready to protect the public against safety risks.Tesla on Tuesday night released a...

Indian economy set for a near double-digit contraction this FY: Reuters poll

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Pandemic       Oct 22, 2020

  Mumbai: Even as Reserve Bank of India(RBI governor Shaktikanta Das said that the Indian economy India is “at the doorstep of the revival process” from the coronavirus pandemic, economsts have cautioned that Indian economy will suffer its deepest contraction on record this fiscal year and...

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Pope says same-sex couples should be covered by civil union laws

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Life, Non-Life       Oct 22, 2020

ROME: Pope Francis has said that same-sex couples should be protected by civil union laws in the clearest language he has used on the rights of gay people, prompting praise from liberals and calls for urgent clarification from conservatives.He made his comments in a new...

Pandemic speeds labour shift from humans to robots, WEF survey finds

ZURICH: Robots will destroy 85 million jobs at mid-sized to large businesses over the next five years as the COVID-19 pandemic accelerates changes in the workplace likely to exaggerate inequalities, a World Economic Forum (WEF) study has found. Surveys of nearly 300 global companies found...

Riding without helmet will now lead to 3-month suspension of driving license: Karnataka Govt

Eco/Invest/Demography, Non-Life       Oct 20, 2020

  Bengaluru Karnataka's Transport Department has made helmets mandatory for all people riding on the two-wheelers and imposed a three-month suspension of driving license for non-compliance. "As per new directives, helmets are mandatory for all two-wheeler riders who are over four years of age. State govt...

Retail cheque payments down to a trickle in FY20 to 2.96%: RBI data

  Mumbai: The aggressive push to a digital payments and settlement system has paid rich dividend to the Reserve Bank as the share of paper clearing in retail payments has come to trickle in FY2020, show the latest RBI data. In FY2020, the share of paper...

Air pollution hypertension among top 5 risk factors for death in India in 2019 Study

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Non-Life       Oct 17, 2020

New Delhi: Air pollution, hypertension, tobacco use, poor diet and high blood sugar levels were the top-five risk factors for death in India in 2019 according to a new study. The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study, published in the Lancet journal on Friday, assessed...

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