Rising youth unemployment is one of the most significant problems facing economies and societies in today’s world, for developed and developing countries alike. The latest Global Employment Trends for Youth 2020: Technology and the future of jobs shows that since 2017, there has been an upward trend in the number of youth not in employment, education or training.The importance of developing skilled youth is at the core of this year’s 2020 message for World Youth Skills Day. Several virtual events focused on the theme of “Skills for a Resilient Youth”.
Education and training are central to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal 2030 Agenda. The Sustainable Development Goal 4 “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”.
About World Youth Skills Day
In 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared 15 July as World Youth Skills Day, to celebrate the strategic importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship. Since then, World Youth Skills Day events have provided a unique opportunity for dialogue between young people, technical and vocational education and training institutions. Participants have highlighted the ever-increasing significance of skills as the world is embarking on a transition towards a sustainable model of development.
On the occasion of National Fish Farmers Day, a webinar was hosted by the Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying in association with the National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB).
Indian National Science Academy (INSA) and Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) is organising a photo/painting and a one-minute-film competition. The competition aims to help people go beyond their discipline and see, understand, and appreciate science around them. A critical look will help in fostering and promoting the scientific spirit, interest in research and will encourage creative abilities.The theme for the competition is ‘Science through My Eyes.’ The creation may include any work in the above forms related to the COVID 19 virus, healthy life, geo-heritage, health, fascinating space, and any sub-theme covered under the main theme ‘Science through My Eyes.’The competition is open to Indian nationals only. There is no entry fee. A team of two may also be made to create the work. The entry can be in the name of an individual or a team of 2 individuals.
The sixth International Day of Yoga was celebrated with great enthusiasm across the country through electronic and digital media. The Ministry of AYUSH is supporting this trend by promoting the theme “Yoga at Home, Yoga with Family” in its IDY activities.
International Day of Yoga
Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness.Today it is practiced in various forms around the world and continues to grow in popularity.Recognizing on 11 December 2014, the United Nations proclaimed 21 June as the International Day of Yoga by resolution.The International Day of Yoga aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga.The proposal was first introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address during the opening of the 69th session of the General Assembly, in which he said: “Yoga is an invaluable gift from our ancient tradition.