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21 Aug 2017

Young entrepreneurs suggest more Public Private Partnerships to Niti Aayog

India’s young entrepreneurs called for the greater involvement of the private sector and more public-private partnerships (PPP) as part of suggestions to prepare a new policy template for the country. More than 200 of them pitched for leveraging the strength of non-state entities to develop India’s soft power, improve education

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09 Aug 2017

TSSC, IBM to Build Tech Skills Across Indian Telecom Sector

Under the collaboration, TSSC and IBM will provide students and young professionals with a programme designed to train them in technologies including Big Data, Cloud, Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile application development. Software major IBM and Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) have collaborated to explore how the organisations in

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09 Aug 2017

NSDC, Google tie-up to introduce Mobile Skill Development

The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), a public-private partnership enterprise under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), took a giant step towards scaling up the mobile developer ecosystem in India along with Google India by creating an Android Skill Development Program. The two entities will work together to

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04 Aug 2017

Sri Lanka to set up new public-private funded university

Cabinet nod has been received to establish an international level university in Sri Lanka under a public-private partnership model. Accordingly, the cabinet has approved a proposal submitted by the Prime Minister to set up a non-profit oriented company limited by guarantee to initiate the process. In the beginning, the university

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04 Aug 2017

Manitoba takes next step toward PPP in building new schools

The Manitoba government has hired consulting firm KPMG to study public-private partnerships for constructing new schools in the province. A news release from the Progressive Conservative government called the move “a milestone in examining alternative approaches to meeting Manitoba’s infrastructure needs.” The province said it’ll work with KPMG in the

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26 Jul 2017

PPP will help Indian Government to upgrade 1,396 Industrial Training Institutes

The minister said a number of other steps were also being taken for upgradation of quality of training in ITIs including training and re-training of ITI instructors. As many as 1,396 government Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in the country will be upgraded through public private partnership (PPP), the Lok Sabha

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25 Jul 2017

Obtaining Funding for Infrastructure Projects training to be held in Rome by PPP Experts

The course will enhance the public sectors understanding of the types of funding and grants that are available for infrastructure including PPP related projects from various international Financial institutions. In addition, participants will improve their ability to take up available grants together with increasing their understanding of other forms of

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20 Jul 2017

Lok Sabha clears IIIT Public Private Partnership Bill 2017, can now give degrees

Lok Sabha passes the Indian Institute of Information Technology Public Private Partnership Bill 2017 that seeks to allow 15 IIITs established on a PPP model to grant degrees The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the Indian Institute of Information Technology Public Private Partnership (IIIT-PPP) Bill 2017 that seeks to allow

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20 Jul 2017

Province to buy 10 public-private partnership schools for $49.3M

Education Department says buying the buildings is more cost-effective for taxpayers than leasing The Nova Scotia government is buying 10 public-private partnership schools from developers Nova Learning and Ashford Investment for $49.3 million dollars, saying it’s cheaper to own these buildings than to continue to lease them. Each of the

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19 Jul 2017

Northam Calls for Expansion to UVA College at Wise

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam on Tuesday pitched a $15 million expansion at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise as part of his seven-point plan to revive Southwest Virginia and other rural regions across the commonwealth. Under Northam’s proposal, the state would spend an additional $15 million to grow

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