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E-waste sculpture of 30ft made by ITI Berhampur trainees; Demand for upskilling in IT, healthcare, apparels shows social mobility

E-waste sculpture of 30ft made by ITI Berhampur trainees 

In order to spread awareness about environment protection and e-waste management, the trainees of Industrial Training Institute (ITI) in Berhampur of Odisha has made a 30ft long sculpture from 3 tons of e-waste that was generated by the Berhampur Municipal Corporation or the BMC. Recorded to be the tallest in the country, this statue was made out of e-wastes from electronic toys, printer, cartridges, PCB, mouse, keyboard, monitor, CD Player, TV, VCR, and mobiles. With this display, people are being urged to be responsible in the scientific management of e-waste. “We will try submitting it for the Asian Book of Records and the Guinness Book of Records,” said Dr Rajat Kumar Panigrahi, Principal of ITI Berhampur. Read more.

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Demand for upskilling in IT, healthcare, apparels shows social mobility

There has been an increase in the demand for upskilling in the fields of electronics, IT-enabled services, healthcare, telecom, capital goods, apparels, and logistics. This social mobility has been noticed in a service-sector driven economy such as ours during the current post-Covid era. As per the Recognition of Prior Learning or RPL and the data from the National Skill Development Corporation or the NSDC, apparel has seen the highest enrolments, followed by electronics, healthcare, and then retail. Skill-seekers are also increasingly showing interest in power, construction, automotive, and capital goods. Although, it must be noted that female participation before and after Covid in skilling programmes have remained almost same. Read more.

Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar speaks for India’s growth in electronics production

According to Rajeev Chandrasekhar, the Union Minister of State (MoS) for Electronics, Information and Technology, the time has come that India grows in a significant manner in the electronics production sector as the government’s attempts to increase electronics exports. When asked about the FAQs released for the new IT rules, Chandrasekhar said, “The idea is to make rules that are for everybody, whether it is a consumer or an industry, whether it is electronics, we will create laws after consultation and when there are doubts, we will release FAQs.” He also added that the use of the internet will remail open and should be trusted by all the users and that intermediaries must be made accountable to their users. Speaking of a possible overhaul of the IT Act, he said that any policy change would be implemented only after consultation and research. “We want the digital economy to grow and reach the $1tr mark.” Read more.

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