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    ...This will be achieved via digital solutions and regular job fairs, the minister said. This translates into an average requirement of over 1.25 crore job creation annually between 2017 and 2020. Are such targets feasible? Statistics suggest otherwise. Census data on workers is classified into three categories: main workers, marginal workers and non-workers. Main workers are defined as those who have worked for more than six months in a year, marginal workers are those who have worked for less than six months in a year and non-workers comprise those who are either not looking for jobs or want to work but do not have a job. As is obvious from these definitions, a significant section among marginal workers is likely to be looking for jobs. ...

    Live Mint on Feb. 23, 2017, 9:05 a.m.

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    ...This will be achieved via digital solutions and regular job fairs, the minister said. This translates into an average requirement of over 10.25 million job creation annually between 2017 and 2020. Are such targets feasible? Statistics suggest otherwise. Census data on workers is classified into three categories: main workers, marginal workers and non-workers. Main workers are defined as those who have worked for more than six months in a year, marginal workers are those who have worked for less than six months in a year and non-workers comprise those who are either not looking for jobs or want to work but do not have a job. As is obvious from these definitions, a significant section among marginal workers is likely to be looking for jobs. ...

    Live Mint on Feb. 23, 2017, 9:05 a.m.

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    ...Of this, only 9% were refugees.This is the highest number of migrants to OECD countries in a year since 2006.Between 2006 and 2014, annual average permanent migrant flows to OECD countries increased by 0.53%, whereas remittance outflows increased by 3.7%.These findings are from an OECD report released recently.Does the recent spike in migration and remittance point towards an economic recovery?Experts call for caution in drawing such conclusions.According to Binod Khadria, Professor at Zakir Husain Centre for Education in Jawaharlal Nehru University, one reason for the increase in migration could be a fall in the working age population in these countries, leading to higher demand for foreign workers. ...

    Live Mint on Sept. 29, 2016, 2:50 p.m.

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    ...Vipin Kumar/HT P.V.Sindhu, Sakshi Malik and Dipa Karmakar were conferred with the country’s highest sports award—Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna—after their performances in the Rio Olympics.Of the four sportspersons who got the award this year, three are women, and for valid reasons.While the success of these women might have been too obvious to ignore, an analysis of sports awards in India shows that women have lagged behind men by a large margin when it comes to getting government conferred sports awards.Apart from the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Mint has looked at Arjuna Award, Dhaynchand Award and Dronacharya Award to address this question.Just over one-fourth of Arjuna awards have gone to women.Dronacharya awards, which are meant to recognize quality coaches, are even more biased.Less than one in 25 of them have gone to a woman. ...

    Live Mint on Sept. 14, 2016, 3:28 p.m.