The unorganised sector cannot carry on because they have very low income, low savings. They are living in crowded conditions so they cannot practise physical distancing, they don’t have clean water. The imperative of the lockdown was they should have been provided with food wherever they were, allowed to migrate if they wanted to, those left behind should have been decongested to school buildings, tents etc. Unorganised businesses should have been supported so they don’t collapse because of lack of working capital. This is what I call a survival package. Because if half the population - if 200 million lost jobs, that means 800 million people are below the poverty line with zero income. You are in a situation where you have to support the consumption of essentials for 800 million people, decongest them, boost capacity for testing, boost the capacity of hospitals, and prevent businesses from collapsing. As long as you don’t do this, lifting the lockdown would be … [Read more...] about Can India’s workforce have a safe return to business?
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“Based on this new information — plus the impact of COVID-19 on beauty stocks and consumer spending — Forbes now thinks that Kylie Jenner, even after pocketing an estimated $US340 million after taxes from the sale, is not a billionaire,” it declared. … [Read more...] about ‘Web of lies’: Kylie Jenner stripped of billionaire status
— Kylie Jenner (@KylieJenner) May 29, 2020 Jenner responded in a series of tweets, saying “what am i even waking up to. i thought this was a reputable site.. all i see are a number of inaccurate statements and unproven assumptions lol. i’ve never asked for any title or tried to lie my way there EVER. period.” … [Read more...] about Kylie Jenner reacts after Forbes said she isn’t a billionaire, spun a ‘web of lies’ for her title
Members of the police units were on a 30-minute recall alert early Saturday, meaning they would have to return to their bases inside that time limit in preparation for deployment to Minneapolis inside of four hours. Units at Fort Drum are slated to head to Minneapolis first, according to the three people, including two Defence Department officials. Roughly 800 US soldiers would deploy to the city if called. … [Read more...] about Pentagon puts military police on alert to go to Minneapolis
The statute is deliberately vague when it comes to the instances in which the Insurrection Act could be used, he said. “The state’s governor could ask President Donald Trump to take action or Trump could act on his own authority if he’s determined that the local authorities are so overwhelmed that they can’t adequately enforce the law,” Vladeck said. … [Read more...] about Pentagon puts military police on alert to go to Minneapolis: officials