- First ever International Cloud computing challenge called the “World Skills India”-International Cloud Computing Challenge, 2019 is being held in India.
- Ten countries- India along with New Zealand, Belgium, Japan, China, South Korea, Singapore, Russia, Oman and Ireland are participating the cloud computing competition.
- The finalists would further compete in the 45th “WorldSkills International Competition 2019”, to be held in Kazan, Russia in August
- The completion is being hosted under the aegis of NASSCOM and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).
- “WorldSkills India” is an NSDC initiative launched in 2011. It seeks to provide a platform to the youth, along with industries and educators to compete, experience, learn and develop key professional skill sets required for Industry 4.0
- National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) is a not-for-profit public limited company. NSDC was set up by Ministry of Finance as Public Private Partnership (PPP) model. The Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) holds 49% of the share capital of NSDC, while the private sector has the balance 51% of the share capital.
- NSDC aims to promote skill development by catalysing creation of large, quality and for-profit vocational institutions.
- According to NASSCOM, in the Asia-Pacific region, India stands second only to China, as the largest and fastest-growing cloud services market.
- Cloud computing is the delivery of different services through the Internet. The services are broadly divided into three categories: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).
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