Wednesday, 17 August, 2022
TopicMinistry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

Topic: Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

First-timers accused in 91% of Delhi crimes in 2021, shows police data. Cops blame joblessness

3,06,389 crimes reported in 2021, compared to 2,66,070 in 2020. First-timers accused in 99% of rape cases, 84% of attempt to murder cases. Need for money, 'bad company' among factors.

343 new job roles, empowered panels — minister lays out Modi govt’s skills scheme plans

In an interview, Skill Development Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey speaks about the job training programme, law and order in UP and sedition cases in India.

42 lakh jobs identified in 12 countries, govt in talks with nations to send skilled Indians

Skill ministry secretary says there are 26 lakh job opportunities in the Gulf, 3 lakh in the European countries and about 10 lakh in countries such as the US, Singapore, New Zealand.

Can’t pay rent or salaries, how Covid & lack of govt funds are shutting down skill centres

Some skilling centres have shut shop, while some are unable to pay salaries to their staff. Govt cites budget constraints for delay in disbursing payments to the centres.

Phase 3 of Modi govt’s skills scheme to launch next year, with focus on Covid

Third phase of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana will launch on 1 January 2021 and will focus on imparting skills related to healthcare, home delivery, sanitising, cleaning services among others.

Skill ministry pulls up staff who ‘worked from home’ without nod, says will take action

Skill ministry sends email to a number of employees, including some living in containment zones, seeking explanation for absence from office.

Skill ministry employee claims his mother is COVID 19-positive, later says it was a rumour

The skill ministry is investigating a contractual employee's claims that his mother tested positive for coronavirus but later said his family was fine.

Skill centres in Delhi are making 500 masks a day to meet demand amid coronavirus crisis

Eight centres under the skill development and entrepreneurship ministry have started producing cloth masks in Delhi-NCR to meet the growing demand.

Modi govt wants to train pandits and pujaris, design curriculum to standardise rituals

Skill Development Ministry officials say Modi govt wants to sustain Vedic culture, and also create employment opportunities in India and abroad.

3 lakh Indian interns are to be sent to Japan by 2022. Just 54 have gone so far

The programme, launched in 2017, is supposed to help develop skills among the youth. But govt officials say there’s a lack of interest for a variety of reasons.

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Pakistan: Imran Khan's Instagram account hacked, doubious crypto link posted

Imran Khan’s becoming costly for Pakistan govt. But army won’t completely remove him from scene

Imran Khan is so tuned into Pakistan’s domestic politics, he sees foreign policy more as a ploy. That’s why he can surprise his rally audience with a Jaishankar video.

India’s ‘salaried class’ shrank during Covid, Muslims hit hardest, govt data suggests

India’s salaried class shrank by 2.7 percentage points during pandemic, govt’s Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) shows. But data for religious minorities, women is even bleaker.

Defence

The two frigates under construction at Yantar shipyard in Russia | Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Not dependent on Ukraine for engines, want to be part of Make in India initiative, says Russia

India had procured gas turbine engines from Ukraine & handed over to Russia to install them on the Admiral Grigorovich-class guided-missile stealth frigates being made for the Navy.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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