News Roundup | Vigilance Awareness Week kicks off, women job applicants increase & more
From the Central Vigilance Commission observing the 'Vigilance Awareness Week' and Nifty ending on a high note for the 2nd session in a row to increase in women applicants ahead of the festive season, read on to know more about the latest trending news in our October 30 news roundup.
Nifty closes on a high for the second consecutive day
In spite of the mixed start of the week for Asia-Pacific markets, Nifty closed higher for the second consecutive session on Monday. Nifty went up by 0.49%, adding 93.7 points, to close at 19140.9 points. It is noteworthy that the markets are still in doubt due to the ongoing conflict, which is expected to intensify as Israel pushes into Gaza.
Shooter Anish Bhanwala wins Bronze to clinch India's 12th Paris Olympic Quota place
Indian shooter and Commonwealth Games Gold medalist, Anish Bhanwala, won the Bronze medal in Men's 25m rapid pistol event at the ongoing Asian Championships. With this victory, Anish has clinched India's 12th Paris Olympics Quota place in shooting.
Indians work 42.5 hours per week on average, shows govt data
According to the latest data, Indians are working less on average than they used to five years ago. As compared to the April-June 2018 data, which showed Indians working 52.6 hours every week, the April-June 2023 data shows it going down to 42.5 hours every week. It is noteworthy that these numbers are from the government's Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS).
Ahead of the festive season, 61% increase in women job applicants in India, finds report
Leading up to the festive season in India, there has been a whopping 61% increase in women job applicants across industries. This hike in women applicants has been registered in the July-September period, according to a new report released on Monday. Furthermore, the report also identified a surge in job vacancies in the period due to the festive season.
CVC's 'Vigilance Awareness Week' kicks off from today
From today, i.e., October 30, the Central Vigilance Commission is observing the 'Vigilance Awareness Week'. The campaign will culminate on November 5 and the theme for this year's week is 'Say no to corruption; Commit to the nation'.
Virat Kohli equals Tendulkar's record for being part of most Indian wins
With the victory against England on Sunday, Virat Kohli has equaled Sachin Tendulkar's record for being part of most wins for India. Now, Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli have now been part of a whopping 307 Indian wins, including 27 World Cup wins.
Fairwork India Ratings 2023; BigBasket secures 1st spot, Ola and Porter score zero
Indian online grocer BigBasket has topped the Fairwork India Ratings 2023, being chosen as the best digital labour platform for gig workers. Every year, the Fairwork India Ratings gives scores to a dozen platforms in India that offer digital labour opportunity and rates them on a slew of working condition factors.
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