Indian PM launches NASSCOM's FutureSkills platform amid blockchain push

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"I received many calls from people after I said at a rally in Bengaluru recently (February 4) that a 10% commission government was ruling the state".

"We will require rapid adaptation in our workplaces".

The family, which is into jewellery business, was "requested" by Hotel Radisson Blu, where the Prime Minister will stay tonight (Sunday night) ahead of various programmes he is scheduled to grace on Monday, to change the reception time from 7.30pm to 12.30pm. Central government's efforts to create tinkering labs in schools across the country will boost innovation spirit, he said.

Modi said 100% neem coating of urea had led to increased efficiency in its use, which has increased productivity of farmers.

NASSCOM has conducted a comprehensive study with the Boston Consulting Group to identify 8 technologies, poised to grow tremendously, both nationally and globally, in the coming decade, along with associated 55 job roles and corresponding skills required for those technologies.

"The government is keen to make agriculture policies and programmes "income centric" instead of production-oriented", said Union agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh while addressing gathering of stakeholders at the Conference.

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With the aim of ensuring that new technologies don't kill jobs, Nasscom, along with the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, launched the "Skills for Future" platform at the Nasscom India Leadership Forum in Hyderabad on Monday.

"Digital India is a journey bringing about digital inclusion for digital empowerment aided by digital infrastructure for digital delivery of services", he said.

"Leveraging technology in such a holistic manner was unthinkable some years ago".

He said the concept of "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam" (the world is one family), was deeply imbibed in Indian philosophy and reflects our inclusive traditions. We have successfully completed this life-cycle in the last three and a half years.

The platform for re-skilling and up-skilling of workforce in new and emerging ICT technologies is a complement to Digital India initiative of the Government. "While most government initiatives depend on government push, Digital India is succeeding because of people's pull", Modi said.

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