Dr Anthony S Fauci, chief medical advisor to the Biden Administration and who has worked with seven US Presidents, spoke exclusively to The Indian Express on Friday from the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
The survey, which will be released online Wednesday, shows that only 45 per cent of female migrants returned to their urban workplaces -- 40 per cent of them earned no income across a week in which they were tracked in February 2021.
While there is no such official nationwide data, experts note that the migration back to workplaces since the end of the first lockdown has been increasingly single, male migration, leaving families behind.
The working group includes Joint Secretaries of the Financial Action Task Force division of Department of Economic Affairs as well as the Counter Terrorism and Counter Radicalisation Division/Combating of Funding of Terrorist Cell in the Ministry of Home Affairs.
“The pandemic has taught us that risk is not confined. Risk ripples across sectors and geographies. We have to address the notion of systemic risk as opposed to silos of different hazards," said National Disaster Management Authority member Kamal Kishore.
Moving the The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2021, Minister for Social Justice Empowerment Thawarchand Gehlot said seven sub-castes would be encompassed under Devendrakula Vellalar with the exclusion of the Kadian community in certain listed districts.
In response to a question in Rajya Sabha, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has given a state-wise breakdown of houses sanctioned under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban (PMAY-U) slum redevelopment vertical.
In a letter to public sector banks, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has noted that “sanctions and disbursements” of loans for street vendors, as part of a scheme instituted during the Covid-19 lockdown last year, have “slowed down”.
A Pey Jal Survekshan will determine the distribution of water, wastewater, and water bodies in 10 cities: Patiala, Rohtak, Churu, Agra, Surat, Badlapur, Bhubaneswar, Tumkur, Kochi and Madurai. Five of these cities are water-scarce and five are water abundant.
The online survey, conducted in September 2020 by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Pennsylvania, covered 1,200 Indian American adult residents.
The group, that includes members from each of the ministries, held its first meeting in late December and is considering a blueprint on a 'United Platform for Skill Development and Employment Ecosystem'.