Rain brings Mumbai to a haltMumbaikars witnessed extremely heavy rainfall accompanied by strong winds, which brought the city to a grinding halt and left multiple locations waterlogged. It received the highest rainfall of the season within just 12 hours on Wednesday besides the highest-ever wind speed, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. The island city recorded 215.8 mm rain, followed by 101.9 mm in eastern suburbs and 76.03 mm in western suburbs. Here are some of the photos that reveal how the Maximum city looked on Wednesday. Photo by Deepak Turbhekar/MMCL … [Read more...] about Hoping to get a refund back from ‘job portal site’, woman ends up losing Rs 44,000 from her account
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In fact, according to the labour force survey released by StatCan, minority groups have largely suffered more than the mainstream due to the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis. While South Asians have been the worst affected, the unemployment rate among those of Arab origin is 17.3 per cent and black Canadians at 16.8 per cent. … [Read more...] about South Asian origin Canadians worst-hit due to job losses caused by Covid-19
Actor Amitabh Bachchan, who recently expressed concerns for his career, has received a mock job offer from one of his fans. The actor shared the message on his blog. He’d previously noted that under the Maharashtra government’s now amended shooting guidelines in a post-pandemic world, he would not be allowed to work, as he is a senior citizen. … [Read more...] about After expressing concerns for career, Amitabh Bachchan gets job offer from fan, says ‘my job is now insured’
The new industrial policy proposes to reimburse state GST to Medium, Large and Mega industrial units generating huge employment for a period of five years, provide special incentives for women entrepreneurs hailing from SC/ST/OBC communities and reserve 16.2 per cent and 6 per cent of industrial plots for SC and ST entrepreneurs respectively. … [Read more...] about Andhra’s new industrial policy to focus on manufacturing sector, generate jobs for locals