Dharmendra Pradhan Current Affairs - 2019
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Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has launched Closing the Skills Gap Task Force in India in collaboration with World Economic Forum (WEF). It will be co-chaired by Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan along with Salil Parekh, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Infosys.
Closing the Skills Gap Task Force
The goal of Task Force is to develop action plan to address skills gaps in India and make Indian workforce ready for jobs of future. It will bring together leaders from business, Government, civil society, and the education and training sectors to accelerate future-proofing of education and training systems in the country.
More than half of India’s population is in the working age, thus skills development is critical to sustaining inclusive growth and development in the country. The task force will be significant step to accelerate the impact on skills development already achieved by bringing together relevant stakeholders to act collectively. It will the second country-led public-private collaboration of WEF’s Closing the Skills Gap Project after South Africa.
Central government has launched the sale of subsidised 5-kg LPG cylinders scheme for Below Poverty Line (BPL) families and others.
It was launched by Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan in Bhubaneswar, Odhisa.
This scheme was launched as part of the oil companies’ Corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities to cover BPL population in urban areas.
Under this pilot scheme, a BPL family would be provided with LPG connection. In this case customers not need to pay security deposit and cost of pressure regulator.
Government by launching this scheme is aiming to promote LPG as it a cleaner fuel which will help in creating better and smoke less cooking environment and help in improvement of women’s health.
Petroleum Minister also launched the sale of 5-kg cylinders under Free Trade LPG scheme in Bhubaneswar, Odhisa.
Free Trade LPG scheme: It will cater the LPG requirement of all sections of the society including the economically weaker section, student, migrant labourers who do not have proof of address due to their short stay in a particular place.
This scheme is aims at increasing the usage of LPG by providing customers with more affordable facilities.