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KIRTI & ANR ETC v. ORIENTAL INSURANCE COMPANY LTD
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

These civil appeals, which have been heard through video conferencing, have been filed by three surviving dependents (who are two minor daughters and father) of the two deceased, impugning the judgment dated 17.07.2017 of the High Court of Delhi through which motor accident compensation of Rs 40.71 lakhs awarded by the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal, Rohini (hereinafter, "Tribunal") on 24.12.2016 under Section 168 of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988 ("MV Act"), was reduced to Rs 22 lakhs.

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Govt agrees to recruit 10,000 workers from Sri Lanka

MALAYSIA
Govt agrees to recruit 10,000 workers from Sri Lanka
The Cabinet has agreed to recruit 10,000 workers from Sri Lanka after taking into account the state of the country which has been hit by an economic crisis, says Datuk Seri M. Saravanan. In a statement on Wednesday (Sept 21), the Human Resources Minister said the Sri Lankan government had submitted an official application to supply manpower involving a quota of 10,000 workers. The Cabinet, at its meeting last Sept 14, agreed to hire foreign workers to help Sri Lanka which is facing its worst economic crisis, he said, urging Malaysian industry and employers to support the government's gesture by employing workers from Sri Lanka to fill vacancies in sectors allowed to hire foreign workers.

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Australia to fast-track visa applications for skilled migrants

AUSTRALIA
Labour
Australia to fast-track visa applications for skilled migrants
The Australian government has announced it will fast-track permanent visa applications for skilled workers. Clare O’Neil minister for home affairs said recently department resources will be diverted to prioritise visa applications for highly skilled workers overseas, reported Xinhua quoting Australian Financial Review (AFR). The Covid-19 pandemic shut off the pipeline for skilled migrants to Australia with borders closed for almost two years creating a significant backlog in visa applications. More than 600,000 temporary visa holders left Australia while borders were closed causing staffing shortages in the health, construction and hospitality industries.

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