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India is the fastest-growing large economy in the world. A happy augury for providing livelihood to millions of young people entering the job market every year. However, there is concern that this growth is not translating into a concomitant increase in jobs, or providing 'quality' employment. There is anxiety, The India Forum points out, that the jobs are "precarious" and of low-quality – low-skilled, with short tenures and significantly lower pay.

While the adoption of Generative AI booms, the challenge for companies is how to leverage the opportunities provided by the technology while ensuring that the integration is done responsibly. MediaNama analyses a 'briefing paper' by the World Economic Forum (WEF) on using this innovation with the least downstream impact.

Extreme climate events are increasingly becoming commonplace. Last year's tragic natural calamities in the Himalayas, in the states of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Sikkim, are feared to be the foreboding of things to come. As The Citizen points out, citing the WHO, what is not fully understood is that the changing climate is a fundamental threat to human health, especially to the well-being of the most vulnerable.

And, from Kerala's Aruvacode village in Nilambur, in Malappuram, comes the story of how the Kumbhara community, creators of pottery for centuries, have been unable to shape their own lives. As the demand for their traditional craft fades, attempts to revive their fortunes and sync their skills with the markets' needs have been fledgling and flailing. TrueCopy Think evocatively tells the story of a tradition's struggle to survive and flourish.

For more such stories from the grantees this week, please read on.


Sunil Rajshekhar

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Quantity vs Quality: Long-term Trends in Job Creation in the Indian Labour Market

The India Forum says that the Indian growth story has to be tempered by the challenge of producing enough jobs to feed its demographic bulge and ensuring quality jobs.

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How Can Organisations Responsibly Implement Generative AI Use Cases At Scale? World Economic Forum Publishes A Guide

MediaNama analyses the WEF paper that looks at one of the urgent and vital questions facing the world – how to leverage the opportunities that Generative AI brings without being bruised by its flip side.

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Vulnerable Communities Hit By Climate Change

Climate change is a "threat to human health" with the potential to reverse decades of progress in health. The Citizen analyses the challenges.

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മണ്ണിൽനിന്ന് സ്ത്രീകൾ കുഴച്ചെടുത്ത അരുവാക്കോട്

The Kumbhara potter community is fighting for their craft - a legacy of centuries - and their livelihoods, as shifting tastes and markets take a toll. TrueCopy Think documents their lives.

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The Supreme Court of India is saddled with a whopping pendency of cases. However, the Supreme Court Observer reports that the apex court is beginning to make a significant dent in the number of pending cases.

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