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Next Education partners with Capgemini as Edu-tech enabler

Next Education India has collaborated with Capgemini to offer the advantages of a digital classroom to resource-starved schools as well as ones in the remotest parts of India. The project started with Next Education providing equipment and infrastructure to 6 education NGO partners of Capgemini across nine cities. By offering the solutions of TeachNext and...
Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana

Over 5 lakh candidates placed under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)

Owing to the successful implementation of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY 2016-20), the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) continues to strive towards fulfilling the vision of a “Skilled India”. The scheme has witnessed an exponential increase in generating employment opportunities with 5.25 lakh placements. During the last financial year 2017-18, there has...
YES Digi Villages

YES BANK Launches ‘YES Digi Villages’, India’s Largest Bank-led Village Adoption Programme

The 1st YES DIGI Village was launched in Abhimayupur (erstwhile Amin) in Haryana, empowering over 100 farmers through digital and financial literacy sessions and introduction of Sim Se Pay, India’s first mobile banking solution for feature phone users and villagers with no internet connectivity. ‘YES Digi Village’ programme is envisioned to empower village communities and...
online banking

CSR: Beware Of Online Banking Scams

More than billion mobile phone users and half a billion internet users make India the second largest country in terms of number of people connected to a telecom network and internet. India is in the middle of a digital revolution where more and more transactions are moving from offline to online. This revolution does...
Million Jobs Mission

CSR: Collaborative Philanthropy For Creating A Million Jobs

Every year, some 12 million young Indians join the workforce, according to a recent EY study, and 64% of the population is likely to be of working age by 2020-21. That’s at the heart of India’s much-vaunted demographic dividend, which is supposed to propel its GDP—but there is a huge disconnect between job creation...
job scam alert

CSR: 5 Ways To Detect A Fake Job

Job scams were not so common in India before the digital revolution. Job postings used to appear in the newspaper's classifieds section, which was pricey enough to hold off the scammers. However now, with easy accessibility to the internet, it has become easier for scammers to collect information about unsuspecting individuals and use it...
job scammers

CSR: Job Scammers At Work

In India, approximately 12 million people enter the workforce annually. The economy though has not created enough jobs to accommodate all of these people. This has made the jobseekers vulnerable, leaving way too much power with the employment providers. The employment gap in the market has given space to fake job scammers to execute...
online shopping scams

CSR: Four Steps To Avoid Online Shopping Scams

In the world where everyone wants everything at the click of a button, online shopping has become a daily exercise. Big retail websites like Amazon, and Flipkart have actually become bigger than most of the physical retail stores. However, this has also caused a rise in the incidents of online shopping scams. According to...
Maruti Suzuki welcomes second batch

Maruti Suzuki’s Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing welcomes 2nd batch

After recording 100% placement for its first batch, Maruti Suzuki’s Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing (JIM) at Ganpat University in Mehsana, Gujarat welcomed its second batch of 362 students. JIM is a part of a joint initiative between the Government of Japan and Government of India to create a pool of 30000 skilled manpower for...
cybersecurity

CSR: Cybersecurity Jobs In India

After the historic move of demonetisation in 2016, the government of India has tried to push the country towards digitisation. This has led to a drastic increase in demand for the cybersecurity professionals. There was at least 1 cybercrime reported in India every 10 minutes the first half of 2016. However, the lack of talent...
skill programmes

CSR: Govt. Moves To Standardise Skill Programmes

About 2.5 crore individuals have been trained under various skill programmes of the government. Out of this, more than 50 lakh have been trained under the ministry's flagship scheme – Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY). The scheme has been criticised in the past for its poor track record in placing candidates. The PMKVY dashboard,...
sex education in India

CSR: Sex Education for Adolescents in India

Sex education among children is almost non-existent in India. Talking openly about sex is considered to be a taboo in the country which acts as a barrier in delivering this knowledge effectively to Indian children and adolescents. However, it is overlooked not only by the society but also by the Indian healthcare system. Nearly one...
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