Facebook Joins Skill India Mission to Empower Youth

Facebook Joins Skill India Mission to Empower Youth

Social media giant Facebook on Tuesday entered into a strategic partnership with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to empower youth and entrepreneurs with digital skills in India.

The partnership, signed in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, will enable Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) to incorporate Facebook’s training on Digital Marketing Skills in its courses, besides providing trainees with access to local, domestic and international markets.

The programme includes courses on Digital Marketing, Online Safety and Financial Literacy in regional languages with Facebook imparting training to people nominated by the NSDC. This will up-skill job seekers and increase their prospects of employment.

“We are delighted to partner with the National Skill Development Corporation to help in upskilling the youth of the country and also empower local businesses by providing training and resources to build up a digital presence and grow their businesses beyond what the traditional offline economies offer,” Ankhi Das, Public Policy Director, India, South and Central Asia – Facebook, said in a statement.

“This skilled workforce and successful businesses are imperative for boosting employment and economic growth in the country,” she added.

The collaboration will also enable trainees to have access to Facebook’s Jobs tool to easily search for job openings. They can easily search for jobs in their Facebook app or visit www.facebook.com/jobs through their mobile phones while controlling the sharing of information with prospective employers.

“The partnership with Facebook aims to leverage the digital opportunity which can assist in creating a market place for many businesses and service offerings for candidates getting trained under our skill ecosystem and; also act as an information kiosk for knowledge sharing,” said Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

“With Facebook’s expertise and support, we are taking a step towards utilising the immense potential of digital skills for the economic betterment of the country,” he said.

Under the Skill India Mission, nearly one crore youth in the country are being annually skilled, reskilled and upskilled through various central government programmes.

Facebook’s previous training programmes on Digital Marketing Skills have upskilled more than 200,000 youth and entrepreneurs under the #BoostYourBusiness programme across 16 states in the country.

Under the network giant’s #SheMeansBusiness programme, another 30,000 women entrepreneurs are currently being trained, the company said.

In 2017, Facebook launched Digital Training Hub which aims to train 500,000 youth and entrepreneurs by 2020.

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Redmi Note 5 Pro, Mi TV 4, and Mi TV 4A Flash Sales in India Today; Redmi 5A to Go Up for Pre-Orders

Redmi Note 5 Pro, Mi TV 4, and Mi TV 4A Flash Sales in India Today; Redmi 5A to Go Up for Pre-Orders

Xiaomi is holding flash sales for the Redmi Note 5 Pro, as well as the Mi TV 4 and Mi TV 4A models, at 12pm IST today. The flash sales will be held on both Mi.com as well as Flipkart. The company will also make the Redmi 5A available for “pre-order” on Mi.com at the same time. The Redmi Note 5 Pro was launched back in February, but still remains popular, with Counterpoint’s Q2 India smartphone shipments report ranking it second on the top-selling smartphone list. The budget Redmi 5A (which was launched in November last year) topped that list, with Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 (launched alongside the Redmi Note 5 Pro) taking the fourth spot.

The Redmi Note 5 Pro price in India starts at Rs. 14,999 for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage model, and goes up to Rs. 16,999 for the 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage model. It will be available in Black, Blue, Gold, and Rose Gold colour variants. On Mi.com, the company is touting a Rs. 2,200 cashback with up to 4.5TB additional data on Jio, as well as a 3-month subscription to Hungama Music.

The Redmi 5A price in India starts at Rs. 5,999 for the 2GB RAM/ 16GB storage variant, and goes up to Rs. 6,999 for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant. It will be available in Blue, Dark Grey, Gold, and Rose Gold colour variants. The company is touting a Rs. 2,200 cashback with Jio Rs. 198 and Rs. 299 plans, apart from a 3-month subscription to Hungama Music. To recall, “pre-orders” on Mi.com are said to be a way to skip the queues of flash sales, and book the smartphone with an advance payment (no cash on delivery option) and a delivery time of 5 business days.

As for the televisions, the 55-inch Mi LED Smart TV 4 price in India is set at Rs. 44,999, and it comes with free 3-month subscriptions to Hungama Play and Sony LIV on Mi.com. The 43-inch Mi LED Smart TV 4Aprice in India is Rs. 22,999, and it has the same bundled offers on Mi.com, with a JioFi cashback offer in addition. The 32-inch Mi LED Smart TV 4A price in India is Rs. 13,999, and it has the same offers as the 43-inch model.

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Huawei Nova 3i, Nova 3 With 4 Cameras, 128GB Storage Launched: Price in India, Specifications

Huawei Nova 3i, Nova 3 With 4 Cameras, 128GB Storage Launched: Price in India, Specifications

The Nova 3i and Nova 3 has been launched in India by Huawei on Thursday. Today, at an event in New Delhi, Huawei unveiled the Nova 3 and Nova 3i for the Indian market and also announced the availability and pricing details of the handsets. The key features of the two smartphones are 6.3-inch full-HD+ displays and dual camera setups on both front and back. Other features of the Huawei Nova 3i include the new HiSilicon Kirin 710 SoC and a 3340mAh battery, while the Nova 3 is powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC and a 3750mAh battery. Both the handsets come with 19.5:9 displays and notch-based designs. Notably, Amazon India will be the exclusive online retail partner for Huawei’s new Nova series in India, the company had confirmed earlier. The company also announced the Huawei AI Shopping feature, powered by Amazon, letting users find products by image or camera.

Huawei Nova 3, Nova 3i price in India, launch offers

The Huawei Nova 3 price in India has been set at Rs. 34,999, and it will be available in a 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant. Meanwhile, Huawei Nova 3i price in India has been set at Rs. 20,990 for the 4GB RAM/ 128GB inbuilt storage variant. Both the smartphones will be available in the country in Iris Purple and Black colour variants.

 

Huawei Nova 3 and Nova 3i will go up for pre-booking on Amazon India at 2pm IST today itself. Launch offers for both include an additional Rs. 2,000 exchange discount, no-cost EMIs, and Rs. 1,200 cashback from Jio, as well as 100GB additional data. The former will go on sale for the first time on August 23, while the latter will go on sale for the first time on August 7. Pre-booking offers for both phones include a Rs. 1,000 cashback.

Huawei Nova 3 specifications

The dual-SIM (Nano) and dual-VoLTE Huawei Nova 3 runs EMUI 8.2 based on Android 8.1 Oreo and features a 6.3-inch (1080×2340 pixels) full HD+ display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 85 percent NTSC colour gamut. Under the hood, there is an octa-core Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC, coupled with Mali-G72 GPU and 6GB of RAM. The dual rear camera setup of the handset includes a 16-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.8 aperture and PDAF and a 24-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/1.8 aperture. Similar to the back, there is a dual camera setup at the front as well that comprises a 24-megapixel primary sensor with an f/2.0 aperture and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor. The rear camera setup supports AI scene recognition.

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Huawei Nova 3, seen from the back

 

The Huawei Nova 3 has 128GB of inbuilt storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). The smartphone has 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack for connectivity. It also includes a fingerprint sensor at the back and supports a Face Unlock feature as well. Besides, the smartphone packs a 3750mAh battery and measures 157×73.7×7.3mm.

Huawei Nova 3i specifications
The dual-SIM (Nano) and dual-VoLTE Huawei Nova 3i runs EMUI 8.2 based on top of Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box. It sports a 6.3-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) LTPS panel with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and pixel density of 409ppi. The handset is powered by an in-house octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 710 SoC, paired with 4GB of RAM.

In the camera department, the Huawei Nova 3i bears a vertically stacked dual rear camera setup with a 16-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor. Even the front of the handset has a dual camera setup with a 24-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary unit. The smartphone is equipped with 128GB of inbuilt storage, expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB).

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Huawei Nova 3i, seen from front and back

 

Connectivity options in the Huawei Nova 3i include 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.2 LE, USB 2.0, GLONASS, and GPS/ A-GPS. Sensors onboard the Huawei Nova 3i include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, and proximity sensor. There is a 3340mAh battery behind the hood. The Nova 3i measures 157.6×75.2×7.6mm and weighs about 169 grams.

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Hockey World Cup 2018: India Will Be A Force To Reckon With In The Tournament, Says Ashok Kumar

Hockey World Cup 2018: India Will Be A Force To Reckon With In The Tournament, Says Ashok Kumar

India started their Hockey World Cup 2018 campaign by registering a comprehensive 5-0 win against South Africa on Wednesday. Riding high on confidence, India will take on World No.3 Belgium in their second Pool C clash on Sunday. Talking about India’s convincing win over World No.15 South Africa, India hockey great Ashok Kumar said that he is confident of India performing well in the Hockey World Cup 2018 in Bhubaneswar. “The way India started the tournament shows that they are ready for the World Cup,” Ashok Kumar said.

“Scoring two goals in the first half against a team like South Africa shows the kind hockey we are playing. South Africa is not a weak team and scoring five goals against them shows that India are ready to play their hearts out and win the tournament,” added Ashok Kumar, who was a member of the Indian team that won the 1975 World Cup.

“And the credit goes to the coach and management. And after witnessing India’s performance in the match against South Africa, it is safe to say that India will continue to dish out their top-notch performance,” Ashok Kumar further added.

Talking about how fitness is important in modern-day hockey, Ashok Kumar said, “Fitness is the primary requirement in today’s hockey. If you are not fit, you won’t be able to play.”

“Even I want to play hockey, but I’m not fit. I only play hockey in my mind but it becomes a complete game when both mind and body are involved,” he added.

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Nutrition Programmes, Education May Help Lower Anaemia In India

Nutrition Programmes, Education May Help Lower Anaemia In India

According to a study published in the BMJ Global Health Journal, improved public health and nutrition programmes for children under five years of age, and higher education and wealth among expectant mothers substantially contributed to lowering anaemia among these two groups between the years 2006 and 2016. As per the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Anaemia reduction among teenage girls and women under 50 years of age, however, showed minimal progress. More than half of the population of women and children in India is anaemic and is, therefore, currently experiencing reduced quality of life in various respects, which includes work capacity, fatigue, cognitive function, birth outcomes and child development.

According to the researchers, in addition to describing the problem, showing slow improvements, and showing high variability between different states, their paper identifies drivers of anaemia from a broad set of potential drivers at various levels. Among various drivers, positive changes in mothers’ education, coverage of nutrition and health interventions, socioeconomic status, sanitation and meat and fish consumption contributed to improvement in the haemoglobin count – low haemoglobin count indicates anaemia – among both children and pregnant women during 2006-16.

Better education alone accounted for nearly one-fourth of the improvement seen in the haemoglobin count among expectant mothers, and one-tenth in children. The researchers said that further improvements in these common drivers can substantially impact maternal and child anaemia, simultaneously bringing down anaemia prevalence across the country in these two groups.

Haemoglobin and anaemia improved significantly among children less than five years; and pregnant women 15-49 years old, but not in the non-pregnant women in the same age group between 2006 and 2016. Anaemia declined by 11 percentage points among children (70 per cent in 2006 to 59 per cent in 2016), 7.6 percentage points among expectant mothers (58 per cent to 50.4 per cent), and a mere 2.1 percentage points in teenage girls and women under 50 (55 per cent to 52.9 per cent).

The researchers claimed that no progress has been made in reducing anaemia among non-pregnant adult women in India in the last decade. Most programmes have not focused on this group but, instead, have focused on pregnant women and young children.

India’s recently launched Anaemia Mukt Bharat initiative puts the focus on women of reproductive age (20-49 years), who will start receiving weekly iron-folic acid supplementation, which supports the finding on the need to attend to this population segment. In addition, the Centre has mandated the fortification of salt with iodine and iron, and wheat flour with iron, folic acid and Vitamin B-12.

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