Washington : India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi was ranked ninth for the first time in Forbes’ seventh annual list of “The World’s Most Powerful People”.
Russian President Vladimir Putin takes the top spot out of 73, for the third year in a row, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (No.2) moving up three spots from last year.
“A barnstorming tour of Silicon Valley reinforced his nation’s massive importance in tech,” it said.
“But governing 1.2 billion people requires more than shaking hands: Now Modi must pass his party’s reform agenda and keep fractious opposition under control”.
US President Barack Obama (No.3) dropped one spot, making it the first time that a sitting American president has not made it to the top two spots.
The only other Indian figuring in the list was Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, who is ranked 36.
Ambani, Forbes noted, has retained his position as India’s richest person for close to a decade despite shares of his oil and gas giant Reliance Industries taking a hit due to lower oil prices.
Of Modi, Forbes said: “India’s populist PM presided over 7.4 percent GDP growth in his first year in office, and raised his profile as a global leader during official visits with Barack Obama and (Chinese President) Xi Jinping.”
Pope Francis (No.4) retained his place this year, ahead of China’s Xi Jinping (No.5), who fell two spots.
“The $62.2 billion (revenues) firm is preparing for the launch of 4G services by its telecom arm Reliance Jio for which it has teamed up with once-estranged younger sibling Anil Ambani’s Reliance Communications,” it noted.
Rounding out the top 10 are Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation co-chair Bill Gates (No.6), US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen (No.7), British Prime Minister David Cameron (No.8), and Alphabet CEO Larry Page (No.10).
Page assumed the CEO role at Alphabet this year and, as a result, Google co-founder Sergey Brin (No.30) dropped 21 places from last year.
Forbes said several factors were taken into account to select the 73 people that matter from the 7.3 billion people on the planet: the amount of money they control, the number of people they impact, their total spheres of influence, and how actively they wield their power.
Skill India by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi aims to develope skills in Indian youth
This campaign will help youth in developing their careers
Skill India campaign has many features which makes it distinct and successful
Narendra Modi’s government in its term has launched many programs which aim at improving the economical condition of India. The programs which are aimed at improving employment in India have been moderately successful.
After successful initiatives like ‘Digital India’ and ‘Make in India‘, the BJP Government launched another program, called ‘Skill India.’ It is another dream project of the prime minister, Narendra Modi, which was launched on 16 July 2015. The project aims to train 40 crore Indians in different skills by 2022.
Here is the list of all the things you need to know about the Skill India Program :
Main aim of Skill India is to tap the vast potential of India’s indigenous manpower. The goal is to create opportunities and scope for the development of Indian youth.
Skill India aims to develop those sectors which require skills and skill development. The campaign also aims to identify new sectors for skill development. The main focus is to not only develop skills but also to inculcate entrepreneurship in the youth.
The aim of developing skills in 40 crores youngsters by 2022 is to be completed by running the campaign in each and every year of India.
There are also many other missions which Narendra Modi launched to fulfill this purpose. These missions are :
National Skill Development Mission
National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (Prime Minister Skill Development Scheme)
Rural India Skill
Skill Loan Scheme
Other features of the Skill India campaign are:
Skill India provides training and support for all traditional occupations like carpenters, masons, nurses, blacksmiths, tailors, etc.
Not only traditional occupation, it also lays emphasis new, modern areas of occupation like like designing of jewelry and apparel, banking and investment, finance, real estate, construction, textile, tourism, or any other field where skill development is needed.
For this program India has collaborated with countries like U.K. and Japan. This is done so that the training programs would be standerdised as per the international level. It will enable our youth to meet domestic as well as international needs, if needed.
Courses offered under Skill India consider various factors such as age, location, language and financial status, to ensure that the candidate learns all the required skills like communication, management, etc.
The course methodology of Skill India is very interesting, interactive and innovative. It includes games, group discussions, practical experiences, case studies etc.
Another important feature of Skill India campaign is the project called, Rural India Skill. It will standardize and certify the training process, as per the International standards.
Advantages of Skill India campaign and what makes it different.
The Sill India campaign has many advantages. It will raise the confidence and productivity of the youth through proper skill development. It will help them get well-reputed blue collar jobs. Soft training given during this course will not only help professionally, but also in personal development. It will also improve entrepreneurship in our country.
Apart from creating job opportunities, this campaign will also help in the growth of Indian industries by providing them with skilled man-power. While improving the lives of the youth, this campaign will also help in improving India’s economy.
What makes this campaign different from the other similar onesin the past is, the new approach. Skill India is not just a campaign, but a movement, as per the P.M. Narendra Modi. This program is also not for a certain strata of society, this program is non-discriminatory and is for every Indian who aspire to improve their skills and career.
Skill India campaign also doesn’t focus on just one type of professional skill, it is for all kinds of professions – be it traditional or modern. The certifying committee is also under a new ministry which will ensure that there no discrepancies.
Skill India campaign till now is running smoothly, benefiting many Indians and their careers. Hopefully, it will continue to run properly and will increase in its effectiveness.