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Vol. 02, Issue No. 32 August 10, 2018.

72nd Independence Day of India – 15 August 2018 India Perspectives India Perspectives is the flagship publication of the Ministry of External Affairs. Richly illustrated, this magazine provides our readers with an insight into India’s culture and tradition along with elements of contemporary India. Click here to read more…. Ministry of External Affairs, India

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Vol. 02, Issue 31, August 03, 2018.

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Press Release Consulate General of India, Vancouver

Namaste Canada 2018 The Consulate General of India, Vancouver in cooperation with over 20 Indian-Canadian Associations and cultural societies in B.C. is hosting a mega-cultural event "Namaste Canada 2018� for the 3rd successive year on Saturday 1, September 2018 (2:00 PM - 8:00 PM). The objective of the event is to bring together the Indian Diaspora around a common platform annually to celebrate India's rich cultural heritage and the flourishing ties between India and Canada. The event is being organised at the Michael J Fox Theatre, Burnaby. The one-day event will show glimpses of India's rich culture, music, dances and much more... The programme has been put together by local artists performing on a voluntary basis.

Free Entry* Come, Enjoy, Celebrate! More details in Face book Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/1963592607290269/

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Vol. 02, Issue 31, August 03, 2018.

The Anuj Mishra Kathak ensemble and Sandip Mallick dance and music group gave scintillating performances and workshops at Vancouver as part of their tour organized by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Ministry of External Affairs, Govt of India. Asta Alliance was the local host in Vancouver in coordination with the Consulate.

BHEL Tender for SUPPLY & I&C of 66kV switchyard and underground cable laying FOR 20MW GACL SPV, CHARANKA, GUJARATH. Ref.- RFQ No. BKC000018 Dt. 01.08.2018 Due Dt. 17.08.2018 (E-tender) Item- SUPPLY & I&C of 66kV switchyard and underground cable laying FOR 20MW GACL SPV, CHARANKA, GUJARATH. Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Electronics Division, Bengaluru has the requirement above mentioned item. In this regard, BHEL has floated an open tender on01.08.2018. 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 17.08.2018, 13:00:00 Hrs. (IST) Please submit your offer on e-tender portal https://bhel.abcprocure.com/ . 2|P a g e


Vol. 02, Issue 31, August 03, 2018.

BHEL Tender for SUPPLY & I&C of 66kV switchyard and underground cable laying FOR 10MW GSFC SPV, CHARANKA, GUJARATH. Ref.- RFQ No. BKC000019 Dt. 01.08.2018 Due Dt. 21.08.2018 (E-tender) Item- SUPPLY & I&C of 66kV switchyard and underground cable laying FOR 10MW GSFC SPV, CHARANKA, GUJARATH. Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Electronics Division, Bengaluru has the requirement above mentioned item. In this regard, BHEL has floated an open tender on01.08.2018. 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 21.08.2018, 13:00:00 Hrs. (IST) Please submit your offer on e-tender portal https://bhel.abcprocure.com/ .

BHEL Tender for SUPPLY & I&C of Fire Alarm system FOR 75MW GIPCL SPV, CHARANKA, GUJARATH. Ref.- RFQ No. BKC000021 Dt. 08.08.2018 Due Dt. 22.08.2018 (E-tender) Item- SUPPLY & I&C of Fire Alarm system FOR 75MW GIPCL SPV, CHARANKA, GUJARATH. 1.

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Electronics Division, Bengaluru has the requirement above mentioned item. In this regard, BHEL has floated an open tender on08.08.2018.

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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 22.08.2018, 13:00:00 Hrs. (IST) Please submit your offer on e-tender portal https://bhel.abcprocure.com/ .

RDSO, Ministry of Railways - GLOBAL NOTICE (Corrigendum 1) for ‘REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL’ for High Viscous Nylon Liner” (HVN Liner) Government of India Ministry of Railways Research Designs and Standards Organisation (RDSO) Manak Nagar, Lucknow (INDIA) -226011 GLOBAL NOTICE (Corrigendum 1) for ‘REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL’ for High Viscous Nylon Liner” (HVN Liner) (Notice No. CT/EF/Policy/Global EOI/ HVN dated 12.07.2018) Ministry of Railways, Research Designs and Standards Organisation (R.D.S.O.), Lucknow is inviting the proposal from the firms whose product “High Viscous Nylon Liner” (HVN Liner) qualifies the technical criteria given in Annexure-C for short-listing the products for considering for ‘Field Trial on Indian Railways”. After successful field trial of the product i.e. HVN Liner, the adoption of this new product will be dealt as per Railway Board letter no. 2013/Tk-II/22/7/4(General Policy) dated 08.03.2016 regarding “New Policy on development and adoption of new product / technologies for track/bridge related items”. Firms who can supply the HVN liner meeting the technical criteria i.e. generic specification / performance parameters of HVN liner as given in Annexure-C of this document are requested to see the complete details and RFP document on RDSO’s website www.rdso.indianrailways.gov.in For any clarification, Firms may contact Director/Track-IV, RDSO, Lucknow on Telephone No. +91-522-2452796 or / and email: dtd5rdso@gmail.com on any working day for further details. The firms are requested to submit the proposal and requisite details in the prescribed format to Director/Track-IV, Anusandhan Bhawan, Track Design Directorate, RDSO, Manak Nagar, Lucknow –226011 (INDIA) up to 14.09.2018. The detailed document can be downloaded from here.

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Vol. 02, Issue 31, August 03, 2018.

Cultural – Heritage Tourism in India Western Ghats Older than the Himalaya mountains, the mountain chain of the Western Ghats represents geomorphic features of immense importance with unique biophysical and ecological processes. The site’s high montane forest ecosystems influence the Indian monsoon weather pattern. Moderating the tropical climate of the region, the site presents one of the best examples of the monsoon system on the planet. It also has an exceptionally high level of biological diversity and endemism and is recognized as one of the world’s eight ‘hottest hotspots’ of biological diversity. The forests of the site include some of the best representatives of non-equatorial tropical evergreen forests anywhere and are home to at least 325 globally threatened flora, fauna, bird, amphibian, reptile and fish species. The Western Ghats entered the UNESCO world heritage list in 2012.

(Sources: http://asi.nic.in/western-ghats/ and http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1342 )

News from/of India 1. India breaks into top 100 again in Modi era! After Ease of Doing Business, it is UN’s E-Government index After breaking into top 100 on the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index under the Narendra Modi era last October, India has marked a similar success on United Nation’s E-Government Index, jumping 22 ranks in last four years and 11 ranks in last two years. India, which was ranked 118 in 2014, is now at 96th rank on the index, which maps how digital technologies and innovations are impacting the public sector and changing people’s everyday lives. Read more… (FE Online, July 30, 2018 2:40 PM)

2. 'Make in India is creating more jobs for people' Rajiv Bhalla, the managing director of Barco India, a technology company owned by Belgium-based Barco, talks about its manufacturing activities in India and how the company is benefiting from the Make in India initiative of the Indian government. Read more… (Rebecca Bundhun, The National, Mon, 06 Aug, 03:46pm)

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Vol. 02, Issue 31, August 03, 2018. 3. Fintech startups are India’s new hope for full financial inclusion With time and innovation, countless fintech startups are now operating in our country, working towards making our country a developed and digitally empowered nation. With the advent of fintech startups in India, we all have a new hope for leading a better and advanced life surrounded with new opportunities and jobs. It has become a big convenient boon for small and medium enterprises since now they can grab and gain from opportunities which they were previously deprived of, or which were difficult for them to get hold off. Fintech has been a relief for them to run their businesses effectively. Read more… (Anand Tandon , Your Story, Fri, 03 Aug, 02:22pm)

4. Smart cities in India: Embracing the opportunity of urbanisation As part of Information Age's Smart City Month, we take a look at the smart city initiatives in India that are helping the country embrace the opportunities of increasing urbanisation.The general merits of embracing smart cities have been discussed at length over the last two weeks, as part of Information Age’s Smart City Month. This article will focus specifically on the notion of smart cities in India, and why the country views this as the best route in embracing the opportunity of an increasing urban population. Read more… (Nick Ismail, Informationa Age, Wed, 08 Aug, 05:01pm)

5. Jharkhand gets first solar-powered Law University in India The National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi has become first Law University in the Country to utilize solar energy extensively for illuminating the campus spread over 63 acres of land. Chief Minister Raghubar Das inaugurated the '100 Kilo Watt' solar power plant on Wednesday in presence of Acting Chief Justice DN Patel and other Judges of Jharkhand High Court. Read more… (Express News Service, New Indian Express, Thu, 02 Aug, 04:22pm)

6. Digital learning in India | How smart classrooms are changing the face of education With tablets, laptops, Virtual Reality, Internet, interactive projectors making their way into Indian classrooms, digital learning is a reality now.Children are no longer mandated to learning lessons from textbooks. Surrounded by gadgets as they are, their education begins earlier than it used to be before. Educationists have realized it’s best to put these new age tools to right use — for education — as practical knowledge has always proven to be more useful than theory.This holistic education involves a lot of engaging medium which makes learning interesting. For example, use of Virtual Reality in classrooms enables the children to know the subject with a feeling that will stay with them. Read more… (Aditi Gupta , The Statesman, Sat, 04 Aug, 04:51pm)

7. Indian firms in Fortune 500 list, IOC tops, RIL up 53 ranks Seven Indian companies feature in the US magazine Fortune 500 list of the world's largest firms, with state-run Indian Oil Corp (IOC) remaining the top-ranked Indian company in the 2018 rankings and Reliance Industries (RIL) improving its position substantially. American retail giant Walmart tops the latest Fortune listing, while Indian Oil jumped to 137th position, from its 168th rank last year. "The world's 500 largest companies generated trillion in revenues and trillion in profits in 2017. Together, this year's Fortune Global 500 companies employ 67.7 million people worldwide and are represented by 33 countries," Fortune said. Read more… (IANS, August 1, 2018 18:00 IST)

8. This brilliant IISc seismologist just won India’s 1st ‘National Award for Woman Scientist’ From their history, cause, origin and repercussions – most things we know about earthquakes in India can be credited to the extensive repertoire of Kusala Rajendran’s work.Kusala Rajendran is an outstanding earth scientist and seismologist who was honoured with India’s first ever ‘National Award for Woman Scientist’ for Ocean Sciences and Technology and Atmospheric Sciences Technology last month.Even though she was born in a conservative family, where most women were expected to get married after their Bachelor’s degree, Kusala was encouraged to pursue her career in a field where she was the only woman back in the day. Read more… (Jovita Aranha, The Better India, Mon, 06 Aug, 03:57pm)

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Consulate Weekly Newsletter Volume 02, Issue 32 ending August 10, 2018  
Consulate Weekly Newsletter Volume 02, Issue 32 ending August 10, 2018  
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