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Hello, hope you are having a great Sunday. This week we reflect on Delhi’s Rozgaar Budget, our upcoming workshop, podcasts you can listen to and what else is happening around the world.
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We are organising an outcome-based workshops to give a pace to the career path you are choosing and empowering you to write an SOP and create a resume without any hiccups. This workshop is for you, if you are applying to a university in India and abroad, a fresh graduate seeking a job, a professional looking to switch jobs or looking for work after some gap.
The program is divided into 2 sessions- (i) Structuring an SOP and (ii) Creating and Re-creating Resumes. The sessions would be conducted April 9 and 23 2022 respectively.
Know your mentors
Mentor for Statement of Purpose session
Ms Diksha Awasthi is a Fulbright Scholar and an alumnus of the U.S. Department of State. She has done her bachelor's and masters in English literature from the University of Delhi, She is an educator, writer, editor, translator, and poet. Her work experience includes working with organizations like Oxford University Press, The Hindu, British Council, Teach for India, amongst others.
Mentor for Resume Session
Ms Ritika Gupta is the co-founder of Eduadvisor which is a pioneering abroad consulting institute in Delhi, India. She has helped students reach top universities such as LSE, NUS, Purdue, and UCLA to name a few. She did her Master's in Management focused in Business/Commerce, General from London School of Economics and Political Science.
Key Takeaways from the workshops-
Learning and drafting a strategy for SOPs and Resume for different roles and programs you are looking into.
The use of power words and where to apply what, to avoid common mistakes and use techniques which would give your application a boost.
Getting feedback on your structures, and support in customising it for different requirements
Registrations are open now. To register, tap on the button below.
The Rozgaar budget- 2022-23
Recently, the Delhi Government presented its annual budget for the fiscal year 2022-23, ‘the Rozgar Budget’ for Rs. 75,800 crores. The budget has been allocated to the education, health and environment sectors.
However, as the name suggests, employment creation and business enhancement are the key focus this year. Wholesale markets, Startups and food trucks are being targeted for increasing the employment rate of Delhi from 35% to 45%.
The key highlights:
Women Centric Allocations-
In comparison to men (11%), 56% of salaried women left the workforce during the pandemic. To improve the gender ratio in the workforce Delhi Government will be launching a ‘smart urban farming’ initiative intending to create 5,000 new jobs for women.
Under this initiative, the Delhi government will train women in urban farming. Additionally, the government is planning to launch 4,200 e-autos with 33% reservation for women drivers in the coming year.
Uplifting wholesale markets-
The key focus of the Rozgar budget here will be the impact analysis of the initiatives like the Delhi Wholesale Shopping Festival which will be organised every year with the aim of employing vendors and wholesale retailers. A total of ₹20 crores has been allocated for Rozgar Bazar, which is expected to benefit 10 lakh vendors in Delhi.
Food Trucks & Cloud Kitchens-
Just like other sectors, the hospitality sector had to bear the brunt of Covid-19 in general and the Food Trucks industry in particular as there was a sharp decline of food trucks in 2020 and 2021.
The Delhi government plans to launch a Food Truck Policy wherein food trucks in the national capital will function from their designated places in the city at night from 8 pm to 2 am. Along with this, the government will develop cloud kitchens that are growing at a rate of 20% per year, as they employ around 2,50,000 people.
The Economic Survey 2022 revealed that Delhi has replaced Bengaluru as the Startup capital of India. By working on the same lines the Delhi budget has allocated ₹50 crores for the implementation of the new startup policy.
The aim is to set up an incubation centre and organise conferences for marketing, mentoring and investment. In addition, the Government will support them by connecting them with banks and investors for finance.
(Sources: The Hindu, Business Standard, Outlook, Hindustan Times)
What else is happening around the world?
As per a Washinton Post report, Meta engaged with a top consulting firm named Targeted Victory in order to spread negative messages about rival TikTok. The firm put together anti-TikTok opinion pieces in local newspapers along with working to pressure lawmakers into increasing their oversight of the app.
Sri Lanka is facing the worst economic crisis in history. In view of this, protests have erupted in the country which has led to clashes between the police and the citizens as the citizens demand President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's resignation.
Podcasts to listen to this week-
You are not so smart
You Are Not So Smart is a show about psychology that celebrates science and self-delusion. In each episode, we explore what we have learned so far about reasoning, biases, judgments, and decision-making.
The central theme of You Are Not So Smart is that you are unaware of how unaware you are. There is an old-and-still-growing body of research across several disciplines with findings that suggest you have little idea why you act or think the way you do.
The college info geek podcast
Learn how to be a more effective student, even while you’re doing your laundry. The College Info Geek Podcast features in-depth, actionable advice for boosting your productivity, earning better grades, paying off your student loans, and more. College Info Geek is a resource built from the ground up to help you study effectively, earn better grades, and become more productive (even if you are not in college).
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