DDC Kupwara reviews Skill Development sector | India Education,Education News India,Education News

Kupwara : District Development Commissioner (DDC), Kupwara, Anshul Garg today convened a meeting of concerned officers to review formulation of Action Plan for Skill Development sector here.
The DDC stressed upon the concerned officers to get their field machinery activated to boost the skill development scenario in the district and directed the concerned agencies to work in coordination to fill the demand supply-gap of the skill sector here.
The DDC said that the artisans should be linked with proper financial schemes offered by various agencies like KVIB, EDI and DIC to enable them to boost their livelihood manifold. He assured full support from District Administration to give fillip to the Skill Development sector in the district.
He also urged upon the educated unemployed youth to come forward and take part in skill developmental activities for which various schemes have been launched by the government from time to time.

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U.K. at ‘Tippping Point’; India Surge Unabated: Virus Update

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U.K. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the country is at a “tipping point” and more measures will be taken unless people comply with rules to contain the resurgent coronavirus. He didn’t rule out national action.

The increase in India’s new infections continued, with 92,605 cases added in the past 24 hours. That’s taken the nation’s total to 5.4 million, second only to the 6.8 million in the U.S. A major isolation facility in Indonesia is nearing maximum capacity as cases surge.

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. said Sunday that a Cathay Dragon service between Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong will be suspended until Oct. 3 after some connecting passengers on a flight from India were found infected.

Key Developments:

Global Tracker: Cases approach 30.8 million; deaths exceed 957,000Fewer people are dying of Covid as doctors gain practice, drugs improveA rash of infections on trading floors threatens Wall Street’s

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Australia Eyes Trade With India as China Spat Exposes Dependence

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Australia’s escalating tensions with Beijing have shown up its reliance on China trade and propelled a push to increase links with Asia’s other giant economy, India.

New enrollments of international students from India expanded 32% in 2019 from a year earlier and it’s the fastest growing major market for Australian services. India has overtaken China as the largest source of net migration to Australia, and its diaspora is the third largest Down Under, just behind China and the U.K.

a screenshot of a cell phone: Shifted Growth Source

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Shifted Growth Source

India’s swelling population — set to overtake China’s in 2027 — suggests ongoing opportunities for Australia to diversify a trade portfolio that currently makes it the developed world’s most China-dependent economy. The need to switch things up has accelerated as ties sank to their lowest ebb in 30 years after Canberra’s calls for an international inquiry into Covid-19’s origins was taken by Beijing as

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Online Education Market in India 2019-2024, 2020 Report on the $14.33 Billion Industry

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Online Education Market in India 2020-2024

The online education market in India is poised to grow by $ 14.33 bn during 2020-2024 progressing at a CAGR of 21% during the forecast period.

The reports on online education market in India provides a holistic analysis, market size and forecast, trends, growth drivers, and challenges, as well as vendor analysis covering around 25 vendors.

The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current India market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The market is driven by the increased penetration of Internet and smartphones in India, skill development and employment and government initiatives toward digitization in education. In addition, increased penetration of Internet and smartphones in India is anticipated to boost the growth of the market as well.

This study identifies the emergence of cloud

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5G Technology – India, Israel, and the US collaborating

Source: The Financial Times

5G technology is of paramount importance for developed and developing countries. However, the western world is looking for a substitute for reliable, transparent, open, and secure technology. Many countries have either blocked or ignored Huawei for security reasons.

As per the Economic Times, India, Israel, and the US are collaborating on 5G technology for a better solution. The report says that this is a result of people-to-people collaboration in the US and Israel. The initiatives started back in 2017.

However, the report suggests that this is just a tip of the iceberg and the first step towards the initiative as per Bonnie Glick, US Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator.

He insisted that the collaboration in science and research would continue to bring the next generation of technologies.

Glick added,

“We are thrilled to work with these partners to solve the world’s development challenges. One

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World Bank Injects $104 Million to Strengthen Skills Development Programs in Mozambique | India Education,Education News India,Education News

The World Bank approved today a $104 million grant from the International Development Association (IDA) in support of skills development programs for Mozambican youth. The project will invest in Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Higher Education (HE) subsystems to improve access and quality of educational curriculums and skills development training in response to the country’s priorities and economic sectors.

“Empowering its youth by developing higher level skills through quality post-secondary education, while working on policies to incentivize the creation of jobs linked to modern productive systems, are among the most important challenges facing the country if it’s to reap the benefits of its demographic dividend,” noted Idah Z. Pswarayi-Riddihough, World Bank Country Director for Mozambique, Madagascar, Comores, Mauritius, and Seychelles. “Better educated youths will contribute to reduce income inequality, facilitate social mobility and help jump-start the much needed fertility transition.”

The project will help increase access to quality

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The Shahani Group announces launch of Banking Skills Development Initiative | India Education,Education News India,Education News

Mumbai: The Shahani Group, one of India’s leading groups of educational institutions, in association with the Sindhi Chamber of commerce, has tied up with the Nanaji Deshmukh Foundation and Atal Seva Kendra, to launch the Banking Skills Development Initiative. The institute aims to provide employment for 1,000 young professionals in the first phase, which will then be extended to 5,000 professionals in the second phase. In recognition of the project by Ask.Careers, the Banking Skills Development Initiative was launched by Mr. Devendra Fadnavis, Former Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

The Banking Skills Development Initiative will impart training to fresh graduates and final year students, to improve their employability for banks and financial institutions. Under this programme, students will be trained for a period of 1 month (to be conducted online), following a preliminary selection test. Upon completion of the course, they will be provided with the opportunity for white-collar jobs with

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Jobs creation in India to remain subdued for at least a year; salary growth nosedives in Q1

a group of people walking down the street:  The use of technology to substitute labour would increase, reducing the demand for labour.

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The use of technology to substitute labour would increase, reducing the demand for labour.

The job creation in the country may struggle in the coming months as the Indian economy is expected to take more than a year to revive. It is also expected that the use of technology to substitute labour would increase, reducing the demand for labour, said a report by Care Ratings. The employment growth number for FY21 is likely to contract for several industries, especially in the services segment. In contrast, IT, banking and finance will continue to be the job creators as they have been less impacted by the coronavirus-led lockdown, the report added.  

The revival in demand will largely determine the growth in employment for consumer-oriented industries while investment trends may drive the same for the capital goods related industries. Employment condition in the country was already daunting

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This Google app improved reading skills of kids in India

New Delhi: Google said on Tuesday that its Read Along app, which was first launched in India as Bolo in 2018, has been found to improve reading abilities of children in the country.

In an assessment conducted by an independent partner comprising over 3,500 students in three languages and across five states in India, 40 per cent more students who used Read Along saw an improvement of one or more reading levels as compared to students not using the app, Google said.

The study, published by Sattva Consulting this month, revealed that while ‘Read Along’ helps in imparting reading fluency to learners, it also enables development of foundational competencies of Letter and word recognition.

The extent of this development depends on the level of engagement of the learner with the app, showed the results.

“Our internal analysis shows that after reading 100 mins on the app, beginner readers (those who

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Warren Barkley, CTO, Clearwater Analytics, India

a man wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: Warren Barkley, CTO, Clearwater Analytics

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Warren Barkley, CTO, Clearwater Analytics

Clearwater is a fast-growing SaaS company providing investment data aggregation, reconciliation, accounting, and reporting cloud service solution. The company opened its Delhi-NCR development and operations centre in 2019. In just one year of business operations, it has hired aggressively to enhance R&D, product development, and operations capability and capacity. According to Warren Barkley, CTO, Clearwater Analytics, India has a large talent pool with relevant financial domain knowledge and technical skills for building and operating the company’s SaaS platform. “Our teams in Noida consist of experienced and highly motivated individuals. These teams are integral to our core platform development and operations,” he tells Sudhir Chowdhary. Excerpts:

What has been the impact of Covid-19 on the industry?

Covid-19 has created an unprecedented scenario. OECD predicts global economic growth will decline by 6- 7.6% and, the IMF believes worldwide real GDP will

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