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Vol. 03, Issue No. 43 November 01, 2019.

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. 03, Issue 43, November 01, 2019.

Consulate News Consular Camps in November 2019 by the Consulate General of India, Vancouver Timing: 09:30 am to 4:00 pm at all venues (Timing is subject to change) Sl.

Place

Date

Local organizer

1

Vancouver

2

Surrey

Saturday 02.11.19 Saturday 02.11.19

3

Surrey

4

Abbotsford

5

Calgary

Sunday 10.11.19

6

Prince George

Sunday 10.11.19

Ross St. Gurdwara, Vancouver 604 719 6800 kdross@live.com, kdsross@live.com Indian Ex-Servicemen Society, Surrey 201-8212-128 Street Capt Mohinder Singh Jaswal 604 501 3939 Email: indianexservicemen@yahoo.com Lakshmi Narayan Temple, 8321-140 St. Surrey 6046185114 samaccountings@yahoo.ca, info@hindumandirsurrey.com Heritage Gurudwara, Abbotsford kdsabbotsford@hotmail.com, kds@canadiansikhheritage.ca 6048327777 Indian Ex-servicemen Immigrant Association (IEIA) 4774 Westwinds Dr NE, Calgary, AB T3J 0L7 Mr. Balkar Singh Sandhu (Mob: 1 587 703 5500), President Email: indianveterans92@gmail.com Guru Gobind Singh Temple Association, 443 Kelly St. South, Prince George 250 961 0576 ggstemplepg@gmail.com

7

Regina

8

Edmonton

Sunday 17.11.19 Sunday 17.11.19

India Canada Cultural Association, Saskatoon Email: nishchal@sasktel.net, Sh Nish Prasad 1 306 533 0977 Millwoods Cultural Society of Retd and Semi Retd. 1560- 48 Street Edmonton AB T6L6H9 Mr. Zora Singh Jhajj, Ex-President, zjhajj@gmail.com Mr. Balbir Singh Kullar, President, mwcs1983@yahoo.com Mrs Kanak Chamarty, kanakchamarty@yahoo.ca, CIGF - Alberta Chapter

For all services (9.30am – 4pm) Life Certificate only (9.30am – 4pm)

9

Saskatoon

Sunday 24.11.19

India Canada Cultural Association, Saskatoon Sh Kishore Gali 0039 krishnak.gali@gmail.com, Announcements@iccasaskatoon.ca President, Sikh Cultural Society, Shri Ishar Singh Bhatti (Tel: 250-314-4142) Email: isharbhatti@gmail.com kal@topdriver.ca 2503 768 285 PICS Seniors Care facility, 12075 75A Avenue, Surrey. 604.596.0052 Ext: 103 Email:satbir.cheema@pics.bc.ca, inderjeet.hundal@pics.bc.ca

For all services (9.30am – 4pm)

Sunday 03.11.19 Sunday 03.11.19

10

Kamloops

Sunday 24.11.19

11

Surrey

Saturday 30.11.19

306-281-

Service to be offered / Tentative time Life Certificate only (9.30am – 4pm) Life Certificate only (9.30am – 4pm) Life Certificate only (9.30am – 4pm) Life Certificate only (9.30am – 4pm) Life Certificate only (9.30am – 4pm)

For all services (9.30am – 4pm)

For all services (9.30am – 4pm)

Life Certificate only (9.30am – 4pm)

12th Know Goa Programme The 12th Know Goa Programme is scheduled to be held from 04th to 18th January, 2020. It is intended for young professionals in the age group of 21 to 30 years who have distinguished themselves in various fields and who have shown an abiding interest in Goa and India. During their visit, the participants will get an opportunity to visit premier educational, cultural, historical and other places of interest, besides interacting with local Goans, elected representatives at all levels, as well as Government dignitaries like Hon’ble Governor of Goa, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Goa, Hon’ble Speaker of the Goa Legislative Assembly, Hon’ble Commissioner for NRI Affairs, etc. The participants during their visit to New Delhi will get an opportunity to see World Heritage Monuments like the Red Fort, Taj Mahal, etc. The Government of Goa will bear 90% of the total cost of the lowest economy air fare from the home country of the participant to India and back besides entire cost of local travel, accommodation and meals. Applications are solicited from interested youth in the prescribed format. The Envelope may please be titled ‘12th Know Goa Programme’ and dropped/mailed to ‘Consulate General of India, Vancouver, 201-325 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 1Z7 latest by 15th November, 2019 or Application can be sent through email either on com.vancouver@mea.gov.in or com2.vancouver@mea.gov.in latest by 15th November, 2019. 1. List of Documents 2. Application form along with the terms and conditions and the eligibility (word format) 3. Application form along with the terms and conditions and the eligibility (pdf format) Please note: Incomplete or handwritten application will not be considered. 1|P a g e


Vol. 03, Issue 43, November 01, 2019.

Cultural Heritage - Festivals of India Pushkar Camel Fair (November 4-12, 2019) This is a traditional camel fair that takes place in a desert town called Pushkar in Rajasthan. More than 30,000 camels will be showcased for trading. To make things interesting, many events will be conducted. Camel beauty contest is the best of all. Came racing, camel parade, fairs, stalls and many other interesting events can be noted. By evening, people will gather around a bonfire and celebrate with dancing and folk songs.

Where: Pushkar, Rajasthan. Visit https://www.travelogyindia.com/blog/to p-festivals-in-india-in-november for more information...

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Ka Pomblang Nongkrem, Shillong, Mehalaya (November 4-8, 2019) The Eastern Indian celebrations are usually hidden gems in the land. This festival takes place for five days where the village people pray for the peace of the land. This ceremony’s highlights are goat sacrifice, rituals, dance performances and sword dance. This festival takes place in Smit near Shillong and the festival is grandly celebrated by Khasi tribe of the region. This festival is dedicated to Goddess KaBleiSynshar and technically, this is a harvest festival. Early in the morning, the womenfolk conduct the maiden dance and then the young lads start the Nongkrem dance with swords and spears. Later, music performances with drums and pipes are conducted. The first three days are for rituals. The fourth day is for cultural performances and the fifth day is the ending ceremonial prayer.

Where: Shillong, Mehalaya Visit https://www.travelogyindia.com/ blog/top-festivals-in-india-innovember for more information...

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Vol. 03, Issue 43, November 01, 2019.

India News Section 1. Celebrating India’s women power on Diwali: PM Modi’s ‘Bharat Ki Laxmi’ initiative gets support from Deepika Padukone and PV Sindhu Indian film actress Deepika Padukone and ace badminton player PV Sindhu have come forward as the torchbearers of PM Modi’s ‘Bharat Ki Laxmi’ initiative. PM Modi had encouraged people to share the stories of inspiring women in their society and neighbourhood who have struggled through odds to set an example for others. In a video, actress Deepika Padukone and Shuttler PV Sindhu also appealed to people to welcome Diwali with sharing the inspiring the stories of India’s ‘Laxmis’, who have enlightened the lives of others with the hashtag #BharatKiLaxmi. Read more… (OP India, Friday, 25th October 2019, 8:31 am)

2. India rises up 14 ranks to 63rd place in World Bank 'Doing Business' list India jumped 14 ranks to 63rd position in the World Bank's 'Doing Business' list released on Thursday and was also among the top-10 progress-making countries according to the multilateral agency in terms of ease of doing business. The World Bank report said: "Doing Business acknowledges the 10 economies that improved the most on the ease of doing business after implementing regulatory reforms. In Doing Business 2020, the 10 top improvers are Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Togo, Bahrain, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Kuwait, China, India, and Nigeria.". Read more… (International Business Times, Sunday, 27th October 2019, 11:15 am)

3. Three Indian-origin CEOs in Harvard Business Review's top 10 best-performing heads Three Indian-origin CEOs, Shantanu Narayen, Ajay Banga and Satya Nadella are among the world's top 10 best-performing chief executives, featured in a list compiled by the Harvard Business Review (HBR). Read more… (PTI , Times of India, Wednesday, 30th October 2019, 6:51 am)

4. 1 Kg of rice for 1 Kg of plastic: Telangana collector sets up unique Barter System A school in Assam is accepting plastic waste as fees, a garbage café in Chhattisgarh is giving free meal in exchange of one kilo of plastic and Indian railways will soon charge phones on depositing a plastic bottle in a plastic crushing machine on platforms. With government and organisations coming up with innovative ways to shun plastic items, India seems to be on the cusp of an uprising against plastic waste. Read more… (Gopi Karelia, The Better India, Sunday, 27th October 2019, 10:54 am)

5. This 49-year-old Telangana woman planted over 20 lakh trees, receives UNESCO award While the world governments are busy cutting trees in the name of development a 49-year-old woman from Telangana has planted over 20 lakh saplings on barren unused or neglected lands. Read more… (The Logical Indian, Saturday, 26th October 2019, 10:24 am)

6. India launches spatial planning app The Union Minister for Rural Development launched the Gram Manchitra application at the National Panchayat Awards 2019 in New Delhi, earlier this week. Read more… (Samaya Dharmaraj, Open Gov, Monday, 28th October 2019, 10:53 am)

7. Lightbulb Sun: How IIT-Kharagpur's invention can light up villages with pinch of salt, piece of cloth In a big leap for clean energy generation, a professor at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, has invented a unique, cost-effective device that generates electricity with a pinch of salt and a piece of clothing, a move that can potentially light up remote corners of India which have no access to conventional energy sources. Read more… (Sujit Nath , News18, Saturday, 26th October 2019, 10:36 am)

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Vol. 03, Issue 43, November 01, 2019.

BHEL tender for Supply of UPS - 60 KVA and Battery bank - 60 KVA (RFQ NUMBER: IKCCAP0113) BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited) is a public sector undertaking, working under Ministry of heavy industries, Govt. of India. BHEL Electronics division, Bangalore has invited sealed bids for procuring following item. Sl no. 1

Item Supply of UPS - 60 KVA and Battery bank - 60 KVA

Quantity As per tender

RFQ No. IKCCAP0113

Due date 20.11.2019

The details can be downloaded at free of cost from our websites (www.bheledn.com , www.bhel.com, www.eprocure.gov.in). Tender Document

BHEL tender for supply of UPS - 20 KVA and Battery bank - 20 KVA and Supply of water cooler system BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited) is a public sector undertaking, working under Ministry of heavy industries, Govt. of India. BHEL Electronics division, Bangalore has invited sealed bids for procuring following item. Sl no. 1 2

Item Supply of UPS - 20 KVA and Battery bank - 20 KVA Supply of water cooler system

Quantity As per tender As per tender

RFQ No. IKCCAP0116

Due date 22.11.2019

IKCCAP0115

22.11.2019

The details can be downloaded at free of cost from our websites (www.bheledn.com , www.bhel.com, www.eprocure.gov.in).

BHEL tender for Procurement of 1000V, 2500 KW Container Based / Outdoor Type inverter (PCU) Project for 100 MW Floating SPV NTPC Ramagundam at Telengana (RFQ No. RAJBOS0046) Ref.- RFQ No. RAJBOS0046 Dt. 30.10.2019 Due Dt. 11.11.2019 (E-tender) Item- Procurement of 1000V, 2500 KW Container Based / Outdoor Type inverter (PCU) Project for 100 MW Floating SPV NTPC Ramagundam at Telengana Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Electronics Division, Bengaluru, India has the requirement above mentioned item. In this regard, BHEL has floated an open tender on 30.10.2019. 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 2 3

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 36088 http://www.bhel.com/tender/view_tender.php?tenderid=49662 In https://eprocure.gov.in/epublish/app the tender ID is 2019_BHEL_488584_1

Kindly note that the tender is due on 11/11/2019 (DD/MM/YYYY), 13:00:00 Hrs. (IST) Please submit your offer on e-tender portal https://bhel.abcprocure.com/

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