News Wrap: May 8, 2020 - 16 migrant workers run over by train, India may see 0% GDP growth this fiscal year and more

These are the significant news items of the day which made waves across various media platforms and publications. Do scroll through...

Officials walk on a rail track as they check the site following a train accident with migrant labourers near Aurangabad on May 8, 2020.

16 migrant workers run over by train in Aurangabad

They were mowed down by a goods train that was running between Jalna and Aurangabad at 5.15 am. Read More

India may see 0% GDP growth this fiscal year, says Moody's

The impact of the coronavirus outbreak will exacerbate the material slowdown in India's economic growth, with the country expected to see 0% expansion in the current fiscal year, analysts at Moody's said on Friday. Read More

States should consider home delivery of liquor during lockdown: SC

Liquor sales in the country, except containment zones, were resumed in hope of earning some revenue for a cash-strapped economy. But following the move, many videos emerged from different cities showing long queues and violation of social distancing norms. Read More

SC fixes Aug 31 as new deadline for judgement in Babri Masjid demolition case

The top court asked special judge S K Yadav to control the proceedings in accordance with law so that inordinate delay that is beyond the time-frame is no longer breached. Read More

CBSE to conduct pending board exams for classes 10 and 12 from July 1 to July 15

Union Minister for Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal is expected to announce the revised examination schedule this week. Read More

Gas Leak: NGT slaps interim penalty of Rs 50 cr on LG Polymers India

A bench, headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, set up a 5-member Committee to probe Thursday's gas leak incident in the chemical factory, in which 11 people were killed and 1,000 exposed, and submit a report before May 18. Read More

Coronavirus is going to kill jobs and livelihoods: which careers do you think will be most hit?

Lockdowns against the coronavirus around the world have spelt disaster for jobs and the global economy. Have Your Say

Relaxation of labour laws sparks debate on relevance, role in dismal unorganised sector

The move has triggered a debate among experts about the archaic nature of labour laws and whether they are responsible for the dismal state that India's unorganised sector is currently in. Read More


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