Skill development Current Affairs - 2019

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Maharashtra Government launches Kaushalya Setu skill-development programme

Maharashtra government has launched ‘Kaushalya Setu’, a skill development programme for students. It was launched by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union Minister of State Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (Independent Charge) Rajiv Pratap Rudy. Under the Kaushalya Setu initiative Students of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education who failed to clear Class Read More…

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India, Singapore sign three agreements

India and Singapore have signed three agreements (MoUs) in the fields of skill development and IPR to boost bilateral relations between them. These agreements were signed in New Delhi during Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s official state visit to India. Signed MoUs are MoU in the field of Industrial Property Cooperation: It was signed Read More…

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Union Government notifies National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme

The Union Government has notified National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) for providing apprenticeship training to over 50 lakh youngsters in order to create more jobs. The Scheme has an outlay of 10,000 crore rupees with a target of 50 Lakh apprentices to be trained by 2019-20. It is first of its kind scheme notified to Read More…

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India, Germany ink agreement on vocational training

India and Germany have signed an agreement on vocational training that aims to foster conditions to create and improve workplace-based vocational training in India’s industrial clusters. The agreement was signed between the Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and German International Cooperation (GIZ). Features of Agreement Technical assistance will be used to enhance Read More…

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Union Government approves Rs 1,601 crore for Himayat programme in J&K

The Union Government has approved nearly 1,600 crore rupees for Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) under skill development initiative ‘Himayat’ programme. Under it, youths from both rural and urban areas of J&K would be imparted with training in various job-intensive vocational courses over the next three years. Youths enrolled for this scheme will be given training Read More…

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NITI Aayog, Intel India ink SoI to set up Atal Tinkering Lab Initiative for young innovators

The NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog has signed Statement of Intent (SoI) with tech giant Intel India to set up Atal Tinkering laboratories (ATL) under the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM). The aim of Atal Tinkering laboratories is to cultivate adaptive learning and innovation skills among young minds in the country. Key Facts Initially Read More…

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Union Cabinet approves MoU between India and Switzerland for cooperation in skill development

The Union Cabinet has given its ex-post-facto approval for a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Switzerland for cooperation in skill development. Decision in this regard was taken in the Union Cabinet Meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. The MoU was signed in June 2016 during the visit of Read More…

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