"The global economy will be different after this, supply chains will be transformed, our country will need to be more self-reliant in the future... National shortcomings have been exposed by this crisis and there is massive potential for the Territory." … [Read more...] about NT appoints heavyweights to turn economy
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May 26 marks the anniversary of the first ever factory strike in the United States, in 1824, at the Slater Mill in Rhode Island. Why should we in 21st Century India bother about a strike that took place long, long ago, in a place far, far away? Because, parts of the country are trying to replicate the very conditions that brought about the strike at Slater Mills. The mill owner decided to extend the working day without any additional pay and cut wages in the weaving department, worked entirely by women, by 25%, on the ground that they had been, out of mistaken generosity, paying them wages that were extravagant for young women. The strike began with 124 young women turning out, as striking work used to be called back then in the US. The Slater Mill management, truth to tell, had it better than what the government of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat had proposed for its employers. Slater could employ children aged at least eight, and make them work 12-hour shifts, the ideal … [Read more...] about View: Will labour reform drive away investment?
Echoing Giuliano, Fabrizio Goldoni, a company manager, said he believes that the legislation won't change the "one country, two systems" policy in Hong Kong, and won't scare foreign investors away, as some media have alleged. The Italian, who has lived in Hong Kong for more than 20 years, noted that foreign companies still set up their offices in the Macao SAR and the Chinese mainland and do business there, and both places have a national security law. … [Read more...] about Liaison Office slams protest violence in HK
Mr. Tedros said that the executive group of the so-called Solidarity Trial, in which hundreds of hospitals across several countries have enrolled patients to test several possible treatments for the novel coronavirus, had as a precaution suspended trials using that drug. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus | WHO suspends clinical trials of hydroxychloroquine over safety concerns
“The family, the British government and the British media complain that a British national has been detained for spreading Covid-19 and violating visa regulations after being caught in the mosque with other people when in fact, he has been repeatedly tested negative for Covid-19,” Tankha said in the letter, a copy of which he attached with his Twitter post on Monday. … [Read more...] about Family claims Briton unlawfully arrested in Bhopal, police say he violated lockdown norms