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Youth Co:Lab jointly launched by NITI Aayog and UNDP

Current context: Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India has jointly launched Youth Co: Lab in 4th October 2019.
Youth Co:Lab jointly launched by NITI Aayog and UNDP 
  • The Youth Co: Lab is launched with the aim of accelerating social entrepreneurship and innovation in young India and promote youth leadership.
  • The Youth Co:Lab will give a chance to the young entrepreneurs and innovators, to connect with governments, investors, mentors, incubators etc. who will help equip them with entrepreneurial skills.
  • Youth dialogue series will be convened across the cities to promote entrepreneurship across India.
  • Social innovation challenges at the national and sub-national level will be convened by Youth Co:Lab that will target to invite young people in the age group of 18-29 years to showcase their ideas to tackle some of the region’s biggest social challenges.
  • It is critical for India to create a robust employment and entrepreneurship ecosystem, with the world’s largest youth population entering the workforce every year.
  • The first phase of Youth Co:Lab will focus on six SDGs:
    1. SDG 5 (Gender Equality)
    2. SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation)
    3. SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy)
    4. SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth)
    5. SDG 12 (Sustainable Consumption and Production)
    6. SDG 13 (Climate Action)

Question: 

Q.1 The Youth Co:Lab was recently launched by?
a. NITI Aayog and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India
b. NITI Aayog and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
c. Ministry of Human Resource and Development and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India
d. Ministry of Human Resource and Development and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Youth Co:Lab jointly launched by NITI Aayog and UNDP Youth Co:Lab jointly launched by NITI Aayog and UNDP Reviewed by Neha Verma on October 05, 2019 Rating: 5

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