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Dr Jitendra Singh dedicates DBT funded Skill Vigyan Program; Agriculture & Agrochemicals to hire more Interns and Apprentices

Dr Jitendra Singh dedicates DBT funded Skill Vigyan Program in Biotechnology in Arunachal Pradesh

Dr Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, inaugurated a Biotechnology Centre for the tribals of Northeast in the remote areas of Arunachal Pradesh at Kimin. With the aim of sustainable utilization and conserving of the local bio-resources with biotechnology tools, this new “Centre for Bio-resources and Sustainable Development” will help to upgrade the socio-economic status of the residing tribals in the State. The three-fold focus of this centre is to implement State-of-the-Art Orchidarium, establish banana fibre extraction and processing units, and establish Aroma Unit. Read more.


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Agriculture & Agrochemicals to hire 13% more Interns and Apprentices

The apprentice outlook report for July-December 2021 shows that the agriculture and agrochemical industry, also reported to be the third most intern/apprentice friendly sector, is looking to hire 13% more interns or apprentices. When contacted for preparing this report, 55% employees were willing to immediately hire new interns. This industry comes third after the Engineering sector with 68% and the retail and automobiles and affiliates sector with 58%. “The agricultural sector has experienced a lot of transformation over the last few years. Apprenticeships have been largely informal, but now the sector is becoming formal and organized in such recruitments,” said Sumit Kumar, Vice President, NETAP TeamLease Skill University. NETAP or the National Employability Through Apprenticeship Program is the country’s biggest apprenticeship training programme where firms’ ambitions are taken into consideration in order to boost intern or apprentice employment. Read more.

SEPC Conducts First Global Services Conclave for Resilience Improvement & Expansion Opportunities

The Services Export Promotion Council or the SEPC conducted the first-ever Global Services Conclave at the Taj Palace with the agenda of “India Serves: Exploring Potential Growth Sector Beyond IT/ITes” having Hon’ble Commerce and Industry Minister, Government of India, Shri. Piyush Goyal as the Chief Guest. Experts from the service industry, government, export community, policymakers, and academia came together to outline a roadmap so that India can achieve the $1tr target by the year 2030. Piyush Goyal emphasized on the competitive advantage of the service sector which is powered by Skills, Startuos, and IT Solutions and also mentioned about how Indian services now have universal acceptance as well as universal attraction. Read more.

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