Kanpur Current Affairs
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid foundation stone of the country’s first Indian Institute of Skills (IIS) in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh to make India the Skill Capital of the World.
He also inaugurated the Kaushal Pradarshini (Skill Exhibition) for the youth of Uttar Pradesh to portray major skill development initiatives of the Union Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Ministry.
About Indian Institute of Skills (IIS)
- The IIS is being opened by the Union Skill Development Ministry in partnership with the Institute of Technical Education, Singapore.
- The idea of IIS was conceptualised by PM Modi during his visit to Singapore’s Institute of Technical Education.
- Its primary objective is to empower India’s youth to be more employable and self-sustainable. The Union Skill Development Ministry is also set up six such institutes across country in coming years.
Kaushal Pradarshini is a skill exhibition for the youth of Uttar Pradesh to showcases state-of-the-art vocational training practices across different sectors.