#Migrant Labours

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
After migrating to their villages and hometown, labourers started to work in small units such as driving and small-scale construction. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said 'Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan' 
  • Rs 5.54 lakh crore was allocated for capital expenditure, up from Rs 4.39 lakh crore last year
  • Seven textile parks will be established in the next three years.

.Kosamba, Gujarat, India
The accident happened in the early hours of January 19. (Photo credit: Representational/unsplash)

  • All 13 migrant workers died after a truck ran over them
  • The incident occurred near Kosamba village in Surat
  • Police said that all the victims "are labourers and they hail from Rajasthan

.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Actor Sonu Sood has said he will continue helping people for as long as possible. (Photo Credit: Instagram/@sonu_sood)

  • Sonu Sood was hailed as a hero for helping thousands of people reach their homes during lockdown 
  • According to his team, Sood helped around 1 lakh people from a number of states
  • He will pen the experiences in his upcoming memoir 'I Am No Messiah'

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Indian Railways shut down their operations for the first time during the pandemic. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@RailwaySeva)

  • Railways directed its resources towards essential sectors during the pandemic
  • The operations restarted on May 1 to ferry migrant workers
  • Railways also launched Kisan Rail Services to support the agricultural sector

.Delhi, India
Prime Minister Modi announced a nationwide lockdown on March 24. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Cases were registered by the police for violations of prohibitory orders
  • Sudden lockdown orders led to the migrant worker crisis
  • Satyendar Jain tweeted that the matter has been sent for approval

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
There were several things in 2020 that made us feel proud of our global community. (Photo Credit: Opoyi)

  • Former US President Barack Obama's interaction with an 8-month-old baby was adorable
  • Footballer Marcus Rashford was honoured with the Special Recognition Award for his charity 
  • 'Baba Ka Dhaba' food joint was flooded with more customers than it had seen in 30 years

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said they are in touch with the Somali Embassy. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@SJaishankar)

  • India is working for safe return of 33 Indians from Somalia
  • 25 workers are from Uttar Pradesh
  • The labourers had joined the company 10 months ago