Prepare Prelims 2017-Important Terms for Youth Development

  • SWAYAM platform SWAYAM or Study Webs of Active -Learning for Young Aspiring Minds programme of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, Professors of centrally funded institutions like IITs, IIMs, central universities will offer online courses to citizens of  India. SWAYAM is an instrument for self-actualisation providing opportunities for a life-long learning. Here learner can choose from hundreds of courses , virtually every course that is taught at the university / college / school  level  and these shall be offered  by best of  the teachers in  India and elsewhere. If a student is studying in any college, he/she can transfer the credits earned by taking these courses  into their academic record. If you are, working or not working, in school or out of school, SWAYAM presents a unique educational opportunity to expand the horizons of  knowledge. Government proposes to leverage information technology and launch SWAYAM Platform  with  at  least 350 online courses. This will enable students to virtually attend the courses taught by the best faculty; access high quality reading resources, participate in discussion forums; take tests and earn academic grades. Access to SWAYAM  would be widened by linkage with DTH channels, dedicated     to education
  • Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras The Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra PMKK is an exclusive multiple skill  development centre  with  state of  art  infrastructure that  runs industry  driven courses   of high It also focuses on employability, thus creating aspirational value for skill development training.


  • Skill Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement (STRIVE) Skills Training for Industrial Value Enhancement  (STRIVE)  Operation  essentially  aims  at  improving  the  relevance  and  efficiency   of vocational training provided through Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) and apprenticeship programs and the interventions planned are expected to result in substantial social and environmental benefits     to the society at large, especially, to the poor and vulnerable sections.


  • Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) SPV is also called special purpose entity (SPE) or special purpose corporation (SPC) created to fund projects in the various sectors of  economy.  The SPVs are expected   to lend funds, especially debt funds of longer maturity, directly  to  eligible  projects to  supplement  loans from banks and financial institutions. The SPV becomes a vehicle for channelizing funds for projects in the  roads, ports, airports, and  tourism    sectors.


  • Skill India Mission  Skill India is a campaign launched by the Govt on 15 July 2015 with an aim         to train over 40 crore (400 million) people in India in different skills by 2022. It includes various initiatives of the government like “National Skill Development Mission”, “National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, 2015”, “Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)” and  the  “Skill  Loan scheme”.


  • Incredible India Campaign With an aim to give a boost to India’s tourism sector and promote India     in the International arena as the most sought-after tourist destination, Incredible India campaign was launched in 2002. This international marketing campaign, spearheaded by the Government of India.   In the campaign, India has been depicted as a mesmerizing tourist destination with various aspects      of the country’s rich culture, fascinating history, enthralling traditions etc. being highlighted through powerful  visuals  and  information-rich

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