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Indian Institute of Skills, Mumbai

Current context: The Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey, laid the foundation stone of Indian Institute of Skills (IIS) at Mumbai.
Indian Institute of Skills, Mumbai 
  • The union cabinet has approved setting up of Indian Institute of Skills (IISs) in three locations- Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Kanpur, as part of the Skill India Programme.
  • The institute is launched to provide skills to students who want to pursue technical education after completing Class X and Class XII.
  • It will operate on PPP (Public-Private Partnership) model and Tata Education Development Trust (TEDT) was selected through a competitive bidding process as the private partner for setting up IIS at NSTI campus in Mumbai.
  • The aim of IIS is to train about 5000 students every year with 70% placement opportunities.
  • The land has been provided by the government for a period of 25 years to the private partner for the institute.

Question: 

Q.1 The 1st Indian Institute of Skills (IISs) is to be built in?
a. Mumbai
b. Ahmedabad
c. Kanpur
d. Varanasi
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