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Walking out of RCEP deal wasn't a 'bold decision', it was induced by fear of competition and will end up only harming India in long run
India

Walking out of RCEP deal wasn't a 'bold decision', it was induced by fear of competition and will end up only harming India in long run

RCEP deal: It is strange to call a decision a metric of 'strength', that has been taken out of fear. Regardless of the Opposition's or government's narrative, the fact remains that India's move to walk out of RCEP deal was borne out of worry against competition.

Economic slowdown: Manufacturing growth sluggish at 7%, share in GDP stagnant at 16%; urgent need of more than just a policy overhaul
Business

Economic slowdown: Manufacturing growth sluggish at 7%, share in GDP stagnant at 16%; urgent need of more than just a policy overhaul

With the RBI softening its policy rates for the fourth consecutive time in 2019, and Banks expected to pass on these rate reductions, there is hope for uptick in credit flow to key manufacturing industrie

TikTok partners with National Skill Development Corporation to bring awareness to youth
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TikTok partners with National Skill Development Corporation to bring awareness to youth

This collaboration aims at spreading awareness of government skill development programs in India.

NSDC needs to first understand TikTok platform to successfully engage with its audience for skills promotion
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NSDC needs to first understand TikTok platform to successfully engage with its audience for skills promotion

This collaboration aims at spreading awareness of vocational training programs by NSDC on TikTok

Narendra Modi single biggest destroyer of jobs, says Congress; asks why PM mum on govt's pet employment schemes
Politics

Narendra Modi single biggest destroyer of jobs, says Congress; asks why PM mum on govt's pet employment schemes

Congress party on Wednesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi led NDA government at the Centre of being “the single biggest destroyer of jobs, hope, and future of India’s youth.”

Read India must come before Skill India
India

Read India must come before Skill India

The recently released Annual Status of Education Report, India’s largest NGO-run yearly survey, paints a distressing picture of basic reading and arithmetic abilities of students: with 25 per cent of students completing Class 8 without any reading competency, and over 50 per cent unable to even divide numbers.

Narendra Modi's rule has been bad for India, says Shashi Tharoor; personality cult 'Moditva' scores over Hindutva
Politics

Narendra Modi's rule has been bad for India, says Shashi Tharoor; personality cult 'Moditva' scores over Hindutva

'Paradoxical Prime Minister' is meant to be a substantive and substantiated takedown of four years of Modi rule and everything that has happened in that time, says author Shashi Tharoor.

Narendra Modi in Japan: PM likely to focus on defence, regional security in talks with Shinzo Abe
India

Narendra Modi in Japan: PM likely to focus on defence, regional security in talks with Shinzo Abe

Narendra Modi said it will be his 12th meeting with Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe since he first visited Japan as prime minister in September 2014. During the summit, Modi will engage with Abe on a range of issues including defence and regional security.

Maharashtra BJP MLA Ashish Deshmukh says saffron party-led governments at Centre, state 'failed to create jobs for youth'
India

Maharashtra BJP MLA Ashish Deshmukh says saffron party-led governments at Centre, state 'failed to create jobs for youth'

Maharashtra BJP MLA Ashish Deshmukh questioned local BJP leaders' claim that over 50,000 youths have got jobs in MIHAN and the surrounding industrial area.

Digital India: How India's vibrant economy can lead the world with disruptive innovation
Business

Digital India: How India's vibrant economy can lead the world with disruptive innovation

Digital India has been a frontrunner in India’s marathon towards a digitally empowered society and there is a visible change in people’s mindset

Skill India: India Inc must raise spend on creation of quality manpower, says Dharmendra Pradhan
Business

Skill India: India Inc must raise spend on creation of quality manpower, says Dharmendra Pradhan

Addressing the launch event of the Skill Connect Roadshow here, the minister observed that there is a disconnect between the country's education system and employability.

Indian govt should develop relations with countries leading in AI: Assocham
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Indian govt should develop relations with countries leading in AI: Assocham

Collaborative efforts and the ongoing dialogue between academia, public sector, private industry should be encouraged.

Budget 2018: Govt initiatives have potential but improved connectivity essential for digital transformation
Business

Budget 2018: Govt initiatives have potential but improved connectivity essential for digital transformation

Demonitisation has helped ensure digital literacy across India, giving rise to fintech companies which can drastically change India's job market. Digital literacy and skill development should go hand-in-hand

Ahead of RBI policy, Surjit Bhalla wants MPC to cut rate by 200 bps, says central bank shouldn't be carried away by 6.3% GDP
Business

Ahead of RBI policy, Surjit Bhalla wants MPC to cut rate by 200 bps, says central bank shouldn't be carried away by 6.3% GDP

The RBI MPC’s reluctance to cut rate means that no businesses can survive as the cost of working capital is high and no entrepreneur will be willing to hire new people, Surjit Bhalla said.

First demonetisation and then GST dealt crippling blows to India's already dismal job creation record
Business

First demonetisation and then GST dealt crippling blows to India's already dismal job creation record

According to the BSE-CMIE month wise unemployment data, November and December last year were the worst months for jobs in the entire 12-month period, with overall unemployment highest in November at 6.55 percent followed by 6.42 percent in December

Narendra Singh Tomar hails Skill India programme, blames past govts for not focussing on skilling youth
India

Narendra Singh Tomar hails Skill India programme, blames past govts for not focussing on skilling youth

The problem of unemployment would not have acquired such proportions if India had initiated the skilling mission for its youth soon after Independence, Union Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said in New Delhi on Sunday.

Microsoft supported over 4,000 Indian start-ups and trained 30,000 youth within the past year: Report
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Microsoft supported over 4,000 Indian start-ups and trained 30,000 youth within the past year: Report

Microsoft said it recognises that India's entrepreneurial landscape would aid robust economic growth in the coming years and that it is committed to it.

Congress alleges Narendra Modi government renamed 23 schemes started by them
Politics

Congress alleges Narendra Modi government renamed 23 schemes started by them

Alleging that the Modi government has rehashed, repackaged and renamed 23 schemes which were launched by previous governments led by the Congress, the party said.

Indian President invites Swiss technology companies to participate in various government initiatives
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Indian President invites Swiss technology companies to participate in various government initiatives

President Ram Nath Kovind on has invited Swiss technology companies to participate in various initiatives of the Indian government.

Utkal Express derailment: Accident highlights fractures in railway's hiring procedures, skill management
India

Utkal Express derailment: Accident highlights fractures in railway's hiring procedures, skill management

There are several issues of protocol and governance in India, which can be gleaned from the Utkal Express train accident that occurred on Saturday.