Youth Current Affairs, GK & News

National Skill Development Corporation and Microsoft sign agreements to empower Indian Youth

On July 8, 2020, the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Microsoft signed an agreement to provide digital skills to around 1 lakh Indian youths in the next 1 year. Highlights The partnership aims to transform India into a skilled nation. Under the partnership programme, Microsoft will collaborate with NSDC to provide free access to ..

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YUKTI 2.0 launched

On June 23, 2020, the Union Minister of Human Resource Development launched the YUKTI 2.0 initiative. The initiative will help assimilate technologies and information related to startups operating in the higher education platforms. The Ministry through YUKTI portal ensured that students, researchers and teachers in higher educational institutions will get appropriate support to meet their ..

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India-ASEAN Youth Dialogue

The third India-ASEAN Youth Dialogue as held between June 8, 2020 and June 10, 2020. The dialogue was held in virtual mode. Highlights During the dialogue, India and ASEAN enhanced cooperation constructively in skill development, youthful energy and education. These areas were identified as strategic partnership between the two countries at the dialogue. The leaders ..

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Bharosa centre to study social media’s impact on youth

The state of Maharashtra recently announced that ‘Bharosa Centre’ would be launched in the state to monitor the impact of social media on youth. The proposed Centre would comprise a psychologist, woman police officer and counsellor in the Raigad district of the state to monitor the impact of social media on youth. The announcement was ..

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International Mountain Day 2019

The International Mountain Day was adopted in 1992 as a part of the action plan Agenda 21 of the conference on Environment and Development. In 2002, the United Nations declared the year as United Nations International Year of Mountains, following which to further increase the attention to the importance of mountains among the people across ..

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