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Vol. 02, Issue No. 28 July 13, 2018.

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Vol. 02, Issue. 28, July 13, 2018.

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World Sanskrit Conference at University of British Columbia (July 9-13, 2018) Hon’ble Minister of Human Resource Development of India, Shri. Prakash Javadekar lighted the traditional lamp and formally inaugurated the 17th World Sanskrit Conference in Vancouver. Hon’ble Minister called for use of Sanskrit as a language of common use, not just research and saluted all the torch bearers of Sanskrit in his inaugural speech. High Commissioner Mr. Vikas Swarup and Consul General Mrs. Abhilasha Joshi with Consul Mr. Jasbir Singh attended the inaugural Ceremony. Hon’ble Minister visited Anthropology Museum, Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability and UBC President’s office. He interacted with Indian undergraduate students at UBC.

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Banquet on the occasion of 17th World Sanskrit Conference (July 9, 2018) Banquet hosted by Hon'ble Minister for Human Resources Development of India, Shri. Prakash Javadekar on the occasion of 17th World Sanskrit Conference was held at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. The conference was organized by Lead Organizers from Department of Asian Studies, UBC with support from the International Association of Sanskrit Studies from 9-13 July, 2018 for the first time in Canada. High Commissioner Mr. Vikas Swarup, Consul General Mrs. Abhilasha Joshi Hon’ble Mrs. Jinny Sims, Minister for Citizen Services, Hon’ble Mr. Raj Chouhan, Deputy Speaker and Hon’ble Mr. Bruce Ralston, Minister for Trade and Economy graced the inaugural gala featuring the famed Nepathya Kuttiyatam theatre, the oldest surviving Sanskrit dance form of ancient India.

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Indo – Canadian Community Reception (July 10, 2018) Indo – Canadian Community Reception hosted in honor of Hon’ble Minister of Human Resources Development, Shri. Prakash Javadekar in Vancouver.

Ministerial Visit to Victoria (July 11, 2018) Hon’ble Minister of Human Resources Development of india, Shri. Prakash Javadekar, visited Victoria, BC on July 11, 2018. Minister met with Hon’ble Raj Chouhan, Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly and with Her Honour Mrs. Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of BC and briefed them on the transformational steps being taken by Govt of India especially in the field of education for the benefit of youth and discussed ways to further strengthen India-BC ties.

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Supply of SS FASTENERS for 75MW Solar power plant for GIPCL, Charanka (RFQ No. BKC0000016) Ref.-

RFQ No. BKC0000016 Dt. 07.07.2018 Due Dt. 17.07.2018 (E-tender)

Item- Supply of SS FASTENERS for 75MW Solar power plant for GIPCL, Charanka. Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Electronics Division, Bengaluru has the requirement above mentioned item. In this regard, BHEL has floated an open tender on 07.07.2018. The complete tender document (comprising of technical specification, forms to be filled up, terms / conditions, instructions for tender submission etc.) has been uploaded to BHEL EPS website - https://bhel.abcprocure.com/ , click on search, type the RFQ no. in keyword, click search, list will appear and click on the RFQ no. for tender details. Kindly note that the tender is due on 17.07.2018, 13:00:00 Hrs. (IST) https://bhel.abcprocure.com/

Please submit your offer on e-tender portal

Supply of 1Cx630sqmm Al, 66KV(E) cable and 1Cx150sqmm Cu, 66KV(E) cables for 75MW SPV Plant, GIPCL, Charanka, Gujarat (E-tender) - Ref.- RFQ SPKSCPV021 Ref.- RFQ SPKSCPV021 Dt. 07.07.2018 Due Dt. 18.07.2018 (E-tender) Item- Supply of 1Cx630sqmm Al, 66KV(E) cable and 1Cx150sqmm Cu, 66KV(E) cables for 75MW SPV Plant, GIPCL, Charanka, Gujarat (E-tender) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Electronics Division, Bangalore has the requirement above mentioned item. The complete tender document (comprising of technical specification, forms to be filled up, terms / conditions, instructions for tender submission etc.) has been uploaded to following websites: 1 .BHEL EPS website - https://bhel.abcprocure.com/EPROC/ 2. www.bhel.com Tender Name: 1. Supply of Supply of 1Cx630sqmm Al, 66KV(E) cable and 1Cx150sqmm Cu, 66KV(E) cables for 75MW SPV Plant, GIPCL, Charanka, Gujarat (E-tender) Please submit your offer on e-tender portal https://bhel.abcprocure.com/EPROC/

Supply of Supply of 1CX400 sq mm for 75MW Solar power plant for GIPCL, Charanka, 20 MW GACL Charanka and 10MW GSFC Charanka (RFQ No. TGPBOS0012). Ref.-

RFQ No. TGPBOS0012 Dt. 07.07.2018 Due Dt. 18.07.2018 (E-tender)

Item- Supply of 1CX400 sq mm for 75MW Solar power plant for GIPCL, Charanka, 20 MW GACL Charanka and 10MW GSFC Charanka. Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Electronics Division, Bengaluru has the requirement above mentioned item. In this regard, BHEL has floated an open tender on 07.07.2018. The complete tender document (comprising of technical specification, forms to be filled up, terms / conditions, instructions for tender submission etc.) has been uploaded to following websites 1. BHEL EPS website - https://bhel.abcprocure.com/ , click on search, type the RFQ no. in keyword, click search, list will appear and click on the RFQ no. for tender details.Event ID is 4373 2. http://www.bhel.com/tender/view_tender.php?tenderid=39695 Kindly note that the tender is due on 18.07.2018, 13:00:00 Hrs. (IST) Please submit your offer on e-tender portal https://bhel.abcprocure.com/

BHEL Tender for Supply of PVC-FRLS Insulated Instrumentation, Control & Thermocouple cables for M/s.TSGENCO Yadadri(5x800 MW)(RFQ NO.SBA0000347 Due on 30-07-2018) BHEL has floated open tender for “Supply of PVC-FRLS Insulated Instrumentation, Control & Thermocouple cables for M/s.TSGENCO Yadadri(5x800 MW)(RFQ NO.SBA0000347 Due on 30-07-2018)”. Please visit either www.bheledn.com or www.bhel.com to download the tender Documents and other details. Tender document can be also downloaded from here. 5|P a g e


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Cultural – Heritage Tourism in India Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam Manas takes its name from the Goddess Manasa. The site is noted for its spectacular scenery, with a variety of habitat types that support a diverse fauna, making it the richest of all Indian wildlife areas. The park represents the core of an extensive tiger reserve that protects an important migratory wildlife resource along the West Bengal to Arunachal Pradesh and Bhutan borders. Its wetlands are of international importance. Lying in the foothills of the Outer Himalaya, the area is low-lying and flat. The Manas River flows through the western portion of the park, where it splits into three separate rivers, and joins the Brahmaputra some 64 km further south. These and other rivers running through the tiger reserve carry an enormous amount of silt and rock debris from the foothills, resulting from the heavy rainfall, fragile nature of the rock and steep-gradients of the catchments. This leads to the formation of alluvial terraces, comprising deep layers of deposited rock and detritus overlain with sand and soil of varying depth, shifting river channels and swamps. The area of the Boki basin, in the west of the park, is sometimes inundated during the monsoon. The three main types of vegetation are: tropical semi-evergreen forests in the northern part of the park; tropical moist and dry deciduous forests (the most common type); and extensive alluvial grasslands in the western part of the park. The Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam entered the UNESCO world heritage list in 1985.

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News from India 1. India’s leap towards a sustainable fourth industrial revolution Globally, the advent of digitally enabled Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) has already been termed as the fastest period of innovation ever. Rapid advancements in technology, disruption of conventional markets and reconstruction of business-asusual models are transforming and realigning the ways economies and societies operate. India, with an estimated growth rate of 7.4% in FY19, expected to increase to 7.8% in FY20 (International Monetary Fund) is uniquely positioned to be one of the most significant players in this era. For India, the Fourth Industrial Revolution is poised to pave way for leapfrogging traditional stages of development, thereby expediting its transition towards a sustainably developed economy. Read more… (Namita Vikas, The CSR Journal, Sun, 08 Jul, 02:29pm)

2. India bats for technology, finance to achieve climate goals India is committed to follow the green path but needs technology and finance as it continues to work to meet objectives of the international environmental conventions, an Indian official said here on Thursday. Playing a crucial role to mitigate climate change and other environmental challenges across the globe, Union Environment Secretary CK Mishra said India has decided to strengthen its support with a 25 per cent increase over its contribution to $15 million to the Global Environment Facility's (GEF) new investment cycle. He was addressing the Sixth GEF Assembly, which meets every four years, on its concluding day that saw over 1,000 delegates across the globe in this Vietnamese port city. Read more… (IANS, Jun 28, 2018, 11.34 AM IST)

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Vol. 02, Issue. 28, July 13, 2018. 3. India brings clarity on income tax computation for foreign firms The government has notified rules for computation of income tax for foreign companies if they have place of effective management in the country. According to tax experts, it brings clarity on various aspects of the new place of effective management (POEM) regime. Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has notified a mechanism for calculation of written-down value, and computation of brought-forward loss and unabsorbed depreciation. It has said a company would continue to be treated as a foreign company even after it becomes resident in India. "The notification has provided clarity to the foreign companies which shall be considered as a resident in India owing to its POEM being in India,” said Rakesh Nangia, managing partner at tax consultancy Nangia Advisors LLP. Read more… (ET Bureau, Jun 28, 2018, 02.26 PM IST)

4. Indian Railways sets record, builds subway at a busy track in 5 hrs; The East Coast Railway, one of the blue-chip zones of Indian Railways, has created a record by completing a subway construction at a busy railway track between Pendurthi and Kothavalasa line in Andhra Pradesh in less than five hours. The level crossing number 484 between Kothavalasa and Pendurthi was a manned level crossing until now. ''The work to construct the subway was sanctioned in 2017, and the limited height subway work, which comprised the installation of 20 segments of 1.5m width, was started in over four and a half hours back,'' said a railway employee posted at East Coast Railway Visakhapatnam, who was also managing the construction work. Read more… ( Ashish Pandey, businesstoday, July 5, 2018, 22:12 IST)

5. This Delhi Institute is getting India's 1st AI Supercomputer so students can build smarter AI The Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute (CEERI) in Delhi and NVIDIA have tied up to announce the new CEERINVIDIA Centre of Excellence (CNCoE). This is a research lab that will house high-throughput AI computing infrastructure. The computing systems will be open for CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) to use, as well as public and private organizations and industries across the country, to conduct research and development. Read more… (Gwyn D'Mello, India Times, Mon, 09 Jul, 03:07pm)

6. Three B.Tech students in Tamil Nadu develop India’s first self-driving wheelchair Three final-year engineering students of Amritha Vishwa Vidyapeetham University in Coimbatore have developed a self-driving wheelchair called ‘Self-E’ with an autonomous navigation system which ensured easy travel of users from one place to another without user intervention. The Robotic Operating System (ROS) helps navigate automatically making it user-friendly. The user can touch any point on the generated map, and the wheelchair will drive to that place automatically navigating its own path and avoiding obstacles. Unlike the imported wheelchairs, Self-E would cost only less than a lakh once the technology is successfully commercialized in India. Read more… (Express Web Desk, Indian Express, Thu, 05 Jul, 04:03pm)

7. Two IIT-Gandhinagar professors among 50 women education leaders Two professors of the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (IIT-Gn), have been named among the 50 women education leaders for 2018. Professors Uttama Lahiri and Prachi Thareja will receive the 'Prof. Indira Parikh 50 Women in Education Leaders' Award at the World Education Congress on 'Sustainable Development Goals, Quality Education for All'. The award is given to 50 illustrious women after a meticulous process of selection. Read more… (DNA Correspondent, DNA, Thu, 05 Jul, 03:24pm)

8. Vardaan Indian women entrepreneur Chandra Vadhana, who hails from Kerala’s Cochin area, has been shortlisted among the finalists of the sixth Empretec Women in Business Awards – 2018 by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), a permanent organ of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. The awards celebrate exceptional businesswomen who have benefitted from UNCTAD’s global entrepreneurship training network, Empretec, and become role models for their outstanding achievements in running micro and small businesses. The winners will be announced on 25 October at the World Investment Forum, taking place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, 22–26 October 2018. Read more… (IndianWeb2, Sat, 07 Jul, 03:56pm)

9. Inspired by PM Modi, two techies create India’s first SmartGaon The brainchild of two IT professionals -- Yogesh Sahu and Rajnish Bajpai, 'SmartGaon' is essentially a mobile app that not only connects the village internally and with the urban world, but also serves as a one-stop information centre and a marketplace for farmers. Within a span of 48 hours, this village has built 242 toilets, a record in Uttar Pradesh, and maybe rest of India too. It also has CCTV cameras, public address systems, street lights, regular health check-up events, 18-20 hours of power supply and even a Wifi zone. Welcome to Taudhakpur, a remote village in Raebareli, which can be termed as the country’s first SmartGaon. Read more… (Express Web Desk , Indian Express, Fri, 06 Jul, 03:45pm)

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