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Government launches Closing the Skills Gap Task Force

Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has launched the "Closing the Skills Gap Task Force" in India in collaboration with World Economic (WEF).
Government launches Closing the Skills Gap Task Force
  • It will be co-chaired by Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan along with Salil Parekh, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Infosys. 

About Closing the Skills Gap Task Force:

  • The goal of the Task Force is to develop an action plan to address skills gaps in India and make Indian workforce ready for jobs of future. 
  • It will bring together leaders from business, Government, civil society, and the education and training sectors to accelerate future-proofing of education and training systems in the country. 

Interesting to know:

  • More than half of India's population is in the working age, thus skills development is critical to sustaining inclusive growth and development in the country.
  • The task force will be a significant step to accelerate the impact on skills development already achieved by bringing together relevant stakeholders to act collectively. 
  • It will be the second country-led public-private collaboration of WEF's Closing the Skills Gap Project after South Africa.

Question:

Q. Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has launched which task force in India in collaboration with World Economic (WEF)?
a. Closing the Education Gap Task Force
b. Closing the Nutrition Gap Task Force
c. Closing the Skills Gap Task Force 
d. Closing the Financial Gap Task Force 
Government launches Closing the Skills Gap Task Force Government launches Closing the Skills Gap Task Force Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on October 08, 2018 Rating: 5

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