Fourth anniversary of Skill India Mission being observed today

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  1. The fourth anniversary of the Skill India Mission is being observed on the occasion of World Youth Skills Day.
  2. The United Nations had declared 15 July as World Youth Skills Day.This day is celebrated to promote youth skills development and abilities.
  3. The theme for World Youth Skills Day 2019 is ‘Learning to learn for life and work’.
  4. As per United Nations(UN),there are 1.2 billion young people aged between 15 to 24 years which accounts for 16% of the global population.
  5. National Skill Development Mission also known as Skill India Mission was launched in 2015.
  6. The mission envisages convergence, coordination and harmonization of the fragmented skilling efforts of various Ministries in Government of India and other key stakeholders.
  7. The mission is implemented through the instruments of Common norms, implementation of National Skills Qualification Framework and data integrations through the Skill India Portal.