Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid tributes to Vinoba Bhave on his birth anniversary, saying he carried forward the noble Gandhian principles after India attained independence.Born in 1895, Bhave dedicated his life to propagating Gandhian values and is particularly known for “Bhoodan” campaign as he persuaded people across the country to donate a part of their land that he distributed among the landless poor.
The top four Indian IT firms – TCS, Infosys, HCL and Wipro – plan to hire more than 1 lakh freshers this fiscal. Cognizant said in July it planned to hire 30,000 freshers, as well as 100,000 laterals this year. The latter translates to onboarding nearly 300 experienced professionals every day.
Petrol and diesel vehicles will not be included in the ambitious production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme for automobiles as the government will restrict benefits of the Rs 26,000 crore scheme — slashed from the originally-planned Rs 57,000 crore — to green technologies such as electrics and those powered by the futuristic hydrogen fuel cells.
The average rural household had a debt of just under Rs 60,000 while its urban counterpart had a debt of Rs 1.2 lakh. On the flip side, 35% of rural households were indebted compared to 22% in urban centres, a survey released by the National Statistical office (NSO) on Friday showed.
The unemployment rate in urban areas remained in double digits for the third consecutive quarter at 10.3% during October-December, higher than 7.8% a year ago, as the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic weighed on jobs, official data showed.