Skill India

Uttar Pradesh contributes about 44 per cent in Indian handicraft exports; President of India inaugurates ‘One District one Product’ Summit  

‘One District One Product’ Summit, at Lucknow, in Uttar Pradesh

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the ‘One District One Product’ Summit on August 10, 2018 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that micro, small and medium enterprises are called the backbone of our economy. These enterprises are engines of inclusive development. After the agricultural sector, most people find employment in this sector. This ...

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NITI Aayog to join hands with CII to develop a Roadmap for Top 10 Rank in GII

NITI Aayog to join hands with CII

Government and industry must synergise their efforts to promote R&D and innovation in the country. This was stated by Ratan P Watal, Principal Adviser, NITI Aayog & Member Secretary of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister at the India launch of Global Innovation Index 2018 in New Delhi on Wednesday 8th August 2018. The event was organised by the ...

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Skilling of manpower critical for Private Security Industry to grow at 20-25%; 3 Lakh personnel to gain Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) in Private Security Industry

MoU being signed between private security companies and Management & Entrepreneurship and Professional Skills Council

Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on 4 August 2018 said that industry must partner with the government in skilling, reskilling and upskilling of the workforce in order to meet the challenges of new RPL 4.0 (Recognition of Prior Learning). He was addressing the ‘Private Security Industry Conclave (PSIC) 2018, organised by FICCI, with the theme Job Creation & Skill Development. Pradhan ...

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India poised to become a global hub for manufacturing of footwear: Prabhu

4th edition of India International Footwear Fair 2018

Indian footwear Industry has a huge potential for export and employment generation said Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation- Suresh Prabhu. He was speaking at the inaugural programme of the 4th India International Footwear Fair 2018 (IIFF) at PragatiMaidan in New Delhi on 2 August 2018. India will soon become a global hub for manufacturing of footwear to ...

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Investment in Logistics to Touch USD 500 Billion p.a. by 2025; Logistics Division to prepare a plan on skill and bring together industry, academia, governments : Suresh Prabhu

MoU logistics Commerce and IIFT

Expenditure on investment in logistics, including infrastructure, will touch USD 500 billion, annually, by 2025, said Union Minister of Commerce and Industry in New Delhi on 30 July 2018. He further said that this will create millions of jobs and also do away with the hurdles hampering India’s internal and global trade. India is now being looked upon as one ...

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Khadi gets a makeover with Western and Ethnic Designer Wear

Giriraj Singh

  Khadi has come a long way after Prime Minister’s call to make Khadi the signature fabric of India and a means for the  economic transformation of the country. The Minister hoped that in the coming days Khadi will become a global fabric, opined Union Minister of State (I/C) for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Giriraj Singh at  launch of ...

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WCD enlightens UN Experts on prevention, protection and rehabilitation aspects of India’s Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018

International Women’s Day at Rashtrapati Bhavan

UN human rights experts had recently aired a few doubts on the  Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018  passed in the Lok Sabha last week. According to the latest updates,  the UN human rights experts have expressed arguments over the measures contained in the Trafficking of persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018 stating that it is ...

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Mohali gets first National Skill Training Institute (NSTI) for Women

Skill India Mission

The Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development &Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan, laid the foundation stone for permanent campus of National Skill Training Institute (NSTI) for Women at Mohali, Punjab on 28 July 2018. This is the first NSTI Institute for Punjab and only one of its kind in India, which is exclusively for women. The Minister also launched a unique Pradhan Mantri ...

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InnovateIndia Platform to hone grassroots and deep-tech innovators on pan India basis

Innovate India

R Ramanan, Mission Director, Atal Innovation Mission and Arvind Gupta CEO, MyGov 25 July 2018 launched the “InnovateIndia Platform”, a collaboration between the Atal Innovation Mission and MyGov, a citizen centric platform of the Government of India. The InnovateIndia portal will serve as the common point for all the innovation happening across the nation. Launching the platform, Mission Director, Atal Innovation ...

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With aim to transform Indian sports- Khelo India Talent development scheme extends 734 scholarships

first edition of Khelo India School Games

Following the successful conduct of the Khelo India School Games, Sports Authority of India took another significant step towards the development of sports on 22 July 2018, and cleared 734 players for a scholarship programme under Khelo India Talent Identification Development scheme. The Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said that “transformational changes have been introduced into Indiansports. ...

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VP lauds Samkalp for givings wings to aspirants of Civil Service Examination from poor background

Guru Samman - Abhinandan Samaroh

The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has asked the young officers to take the benefits of government schemes to the poorest of the poor in the society. He was addressing the gathering at Guru Puja, Samkalp, a Project by Jan Kalyan Shiksha Samiti, on 22 July 2018. The former Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Jagmohan and other ...

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Student Police Cadet Programme to bring positive image of Police closer to community

Manohar Lal Khattar

The Student Police Cadet (SPC) Programme is scheduled to be launched nationally on the 21st July, 2018 by the Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh in the presence of the Union Human Resources Minister Prakash Javadekar, the Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal, the Minister of State for Planning (IC) and Chemicals & Fertilisers Rao Inderjit Singh,  the Minister of State for Home ...

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