Knowledge-economy set in India to sharpen its skills’ set
For this to happen without any huge hitch, a modern, vibrant and competitive workforce is a pre-requisite for ensuring productivity of its human factor endowment at a pace that can galvanize and sustain the growth momentum, going forward
By G Srinivasan: India today is in the sweet spot of relishing its demographic dividends with the large swathe of its youthful populace getting ready to reshape the contours of its services-oriented economy. For this to happen without any huge hitch, a modern, vibrant and competitive workforce is a pre-requisite for ensuring productivity of its human factor endowment at a pace that can galvanize and sustain the growth momentum, going forward. The Modi Government ever since it took charge of governance after the 2014 General Elections in May carved out a separate Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) with a specific and significant remit to fast-track the imperative need for skill development. Rest
Strong intellectual property rights for Pakistani youth urged
Islamabad – Pakistani-American attorney and patent expert Haris Bajwa Friday said that Pakistan has highly talented engineers and entrepreneurs. In a statement issued here by the United States Embassy, Bajwa said Pakistan’s highly talented engineers and entrepreneurs need strong intellectual property rights to build the knowledge economy of the future. He added, “It’s exciting to learn about the tremendous potential of Pakistan’s tech sector, which will grow rapidly as the government adopts policies that support an effective intellectual property regime.” Rest
Knowledge-based economy only possible by strengthening technology institutions: Tanvir
Federal Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanvir Hussain Monday said that knowledge-based economy is possible by strengthening the technology institutions and ensuring effective governance enhancing the capacity of indigenous innovation system.
The minister said while addressing the workshop on “Application of Robotics Technology for Industrial Development in Pakistan” at National University of Science and Technology (NUST). He said that the government was fully committed to launch scientific and technological programmes and projects that aimed economic development of the country.
He said, ‘These days we can see robots doing house chores, surgical treatment, security, rescue, bomb disposal, medical rehabilitation, space exploration, agriculture and electrical mobility. Our principal agenda aims to build the knowledge based economy to gather the human resource, raw technology, infrastructure into the hard modern technological base’. Rest