Skill India Mission: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

NSTIs of Skill Development to be used as Quarantine Centres for COVID-19

Published: March 30, 2020

On March 29, 2020, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has decided to convert National skill Training Institutes (NSTI) into quarantine isolation facilities. Highlights Along with Quarantine Centres, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship is to provide 1 lakh personnel trained in healthcare skills to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. These ..

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Skill India gets its first Batch of IES officers to ISDS cadre

Published: September 11, 2019

The first batch of newest central government services, ‘Indian Skill Development Services’ (ISDS) commenced their training program at Administrative Training Institute (ATI), Mysuru, Karnataka. This is the first batch which is joining ISDS cadre from Indian Engineering Service (IES) Examination conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission). Key Highlights As this is the 1st batch ..

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15 July: World Youth Skills Day

Published: July 16, 2019

The World Youth Skills Day is observed every year on 15 July across the world. UNESCO’s theme for WYSD 2019 is- Learning to learn for life and work. The day 15 July 2019 also marks 4th anniversary of National Skill Development Mission also known as Skill India Mission which was launched on 15 July in ..

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Explained: Samarth Scheme

Published: May 15, 2018

Recently, a meeting of stakeholders on Samarth Scheme (Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector) under Skill India Mission was held in New Delhi to familiarize the stakeholders about scheme and its guidelines. The meeting was chaired by Union Minister of Textiles Smriti Zubin Irani.  It was attended by the senior officials of Textiles Ministry, ..

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Skill India partners with Ministry of Power for implementation of Saubhagya Scheme

Published: March 28, 2018

The Ministry of Power has partnered with Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship to train the manpower in six states for speedy implementation of its Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojna (Saubhagya Scheme). These six states are Assam, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh. Key Facts Under this partnership, around 47,000 Distribution ..

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