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Modi launches Nasscom's platform for skill development in 8 technologies

Nasscom also inked an agreement with the Ministry of Electronics and IT for strengthening re-skilling initiatives

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Narendra Modi
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PM today launched Nasscom's platform - - for skill development in eight varied technologies.

launched the platform via video conference during the inaugural session of the on (WCIT)-2018.

also inked an agreement with the and IT for strengthening re-skilling initiatives.

"We aim to skill and up-skill about two million and skill another two million potential employees and students over the next few years," R said.

"The platform offers skilling and up-skilling in (AI), virtual reality, robotic process automation, Internet of Things, big data analytics, 3D printing,cloud computingand social and mobile," said.

Union IT minister said digital empowerment can only happen if there is digital inclusion.

"With the advent of new technologies like AI, Blockchain and IoT, re-skilling of young professionals is critical. The platform for re-skilling and up-skilling of workforce in newand emerging is a complement to Centre's 'Digital India' initiative," he said.

To a query, Prasad said that the government has appointed a committee under the Chairmanship of former JusticeB N Srikrishna to study various issues relating to data protection in the country and make specific suggestions to the proposed Data Protection Bill.

The committee is yet to submit its recommendation, he added.

First Published: Mon, February 19 2018. 15:50 IST