SC women trained in how to use IT in agriculture
An agricultural seminar and a demonstration in order to develop agricultural skills among Scheduled caste women was organized at Taraboisasan on Saturday by the Shri Laxmi Nrusingha People Empowerment Association in collaboration with the SC Development Association of Gualigorada, sponsored by the Central Institute of Women’s Agriculture or the CIWA. In this program, inaugurated by Dr Praveen Jhakar, senior scientist of CIWA, more than 50 women participated from 20 different villages of Satyabadi and Nimapara blocks in learning how to improve agricultural skills and how to use IT in agriculture. Read more.
UP: Vocational and Skill Development Department organized 44 job fairs during pandemic
The Department of Vocational Education and Skill Development successfully organized 44 online job fairs, setting a record. The ‘Mission Rozgar’ of the Uttar Pradesh government continued operations even during the pandemic and provided employment to over ten thousand youths of the state despite the trying times through online ‘Rozgar Fairs’. The UP government also imparted training to the unemployed youth in skills that could get them potential employment opportunities. Read more.
Career in IT/ITeS sector: 5 skills to master in 2021
Although opther sectors have been facing major losses due to the coronavirus pandemic, the IT/ITeS sector is expected to grow more by 2.3 per cent in the current financial year. In order to stay relevant in this industry, digital skill development is a must, as many organisations have already integrated digital skills development in to their organizational strategies. Core leadership skills, problem-solving skills, technical skills, project management, and creativity are 5 major areas that one must stay on top of in order to excel in India’s IT sector, which also happens to be the largest employer in the private sector. There is also a constant need to reskill and upskill in a dynamic environment such as this. Read more.
A number of steps taken to develop higher education, says Prakash Javadekar
While addressing a webinar by the Andhra University College of Engineering for the Department of Electrical Engineering, Prakash Javadekar, the former Union Minister if Information and Broadcasting, spoke about the initiatives taken by the Centre to develop higher education in India. With the theme of ‘National Education Policy and HRD initiatives’, he also spoke about the ATAL Tinkering Labs that aim to develop innovators. He also briefly mentioned other few schemes like the National Institutional Ranking Framework or the NIRF and about how the National Digital Library is beneficial for students. Read more.