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Daily News Digest:09 October 2021

MORE THAN 3 CRORE UNORGANIZED WORKERS ON eSHRAM PORTAL

Union Minister for Labour and Employment, Shri Bhupender Yadav has informed that across the country more than 3 crore unorganized workers have registered themselves on the eSHRAM portal, the first-ever National Database of Unorganized Workers (NDUW) in India.

eSHRAM Portal aims to register 38 crore unorganised workers such as construction labourers, street vendors, migrant workforce and domestic workers, among others. The workers will be given an e-Shram card containing a 12 digit unique number.

RBI MONETARY POLICY OCTOBER 2021

On 8th Oct 2021, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)’s three-membered Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) made some announcements. MPC kept the repo rate unchanged at 4%, in order to revive & sustain growth and reduce the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The reverse repo rate was also kept as earlier at 3.35%.

INDIA AND NEPAL REVIEWED THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ONGOING CROSS-BORDER RAILWAY LINKS AND BILATERAL COOPERATION

India and Nepal reviewed the implementation of cross-border railway linkages and cooperation between the two countries in the railway sector in the 5th Joint Working Group and the 7 Project Steering Committee meetings in New Delhi. Both countries have signed the Standard Operating Procedures for the implementation of passenger train services in the Jaynagar-Kurtha section and the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the Final Survey of the proposed Railway line between Raxaul and Kathmandu.

INDIA RANKS 90TH ON THE HENLEY PASSPORT INDEX

On October 07, 2021, India has been ranked at 90th position among 116 countries, on the Henley Passport Index, released for Q4 of 2021. This index lists the world’s most travel-friendly passports.

Holders of Japan/Singapore passports can travel visa-free to 192 countries.

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE 2021

Recently, the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize have been jointly conferred to Maria Angelita Ressa, a Filipino-American journalist and Dmitry Andreyevich Muratov, a Russian journalist.

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