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Vol. 03, Issue No. 44 November 08, 2019.

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Vol. 03, Issue 44, November 08, 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

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Calgary

Sunday 10.11.19

2

Prince George

Sunday 10.11.19

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

3

Regina

4

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)

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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)

6

Kamloops

Sunday 24.11.19

7

Surrey

Saturday 30.11.19

306-281-

Service to be offered / Tentative time 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.

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Vol. 03, Issue 44, November 08, 2019.

Deepavali Celebrations by Vancouver Area Telugu Association (November 02, 2019) Vancouver Area Telugu Association organized Deepavali Celebration on Saturday, November 02, 2019 at Royal Place Banquet Hall, Burnaby. Consul Commerce Mr. Manjish Grover attended the celebration which was also graced by dignitaries from the B.C. Government and The City of Burnaby. Mr. Grover addressed the gathering and wished everyone Happy Deepavali and Prosperous New Year on the eve of India’s traditional Celebration of Lights. He also congratulated Mr. RamaKrishna Vodnala, President of VATA and the members of the Telugu Association for a wonderful celebration which comprised inter alia cultural performances by talented youngsters.

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Consular Camps (November 2, 3, 2019) Teams of officers from Consulate visited different venues in Vancouver, Surrey and Abbotsford on 2 and 3 November and organized Consular Camps to attest the life certificates of pensioners. These camps were held in Khalsa Diwan Society Ross Sikh Temple in Vancouver, Ex-Servicemen Society Office in Surrey on Saturday, 2 November and Laxmi Narayan Temple in Surrey, Heritage Gurudwara in Abbotsford on Sunday, 3 November 2019. A total of 1621 Life Certificates were attested during these consular camps which is 300 more than last year. These consular visits were highly appreciated by the Indian diaspora, including Canadian citizens of Indian origin and Indian citizens in Canada on various status such as visitor, work permit, PR, etc. The above attestation of life certificate were in addition to the same service being provided in the Consulate on every working day.

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Cultural Heritage - Festivals of India Guru Nanak Jayanti (November 12, 2019) This festival marks the birthday of Guru Nanak Jayanti. He is the founder of Sikhism. On November 12th, the golden Temple in Amritsar will be decorated with numerous lights. A holy book will be taken in a procession out of the temple. It will be followed by numerous musicians and people. Even if you had missed the festival, drive through the Golden Temple during night to witness the gorgeous glowing temple on the water. It is a great sight to watch.

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

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Bali Jatra (November 12-22, 2019) The Bali Jatra (voyage to Bali) festival commemorates the ancient era of maritime exploration and trade in Odisha, which saw merchants reach as far as Bali in the 2nd century BC. When the northeast monsoon wind shifted direction around Kartik Purnima, the merchants would set sail for Indonesia. Nowadays, families place paper boats with oil lamps in the water at sunrise and watch them sail away. There will be cultural programs, and a large fair with food stalls and handicrafts.

Where: Cuttack, Odisha Visit https://www.tripsavvy.com/nove mber-india-festivals-and-eventsguide-1539300 for more information...

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Vol. 03, Issue 44, November 08, 2019.

India News Section 1. From mentorship to networking advantages: How incubators are driving the growth of agri-tech sector The agriculture sector is one of the biggest contributors to the Indian economy. It is still woefully fragmented and unorganized. The scope for building a seamless ecosystem in the agri-technology space is very humongous. The start-up community has seen a lot of traction and escalation in this sector, and India is home to over 450 agri-tech initiatives. The growth is exponential to the tune of over 25% YOY. Read more… (Priyadarshini Patwa, Entrepreneur, Friday, 1st November 2019, 11:09 am)

2. Meet the Rajasthan cop who built a school to educate 450 children who used to beg on the streets Change, they say, is the end result of education and learning. Aware that education may be one of the ways to uplift India’s poor and underprivileged, a cop from Rajasthan is helping children in his neighbourhood get a headstart. Read more… (Your Story, Monday, 4th November 2019, 10:29 am)

3. Indian-origin researcher wins award for work on batteries Dr Neeraj Sharma from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney -- considered one of the global leaders in the use of neutron and X-ray scattering methods to study materials for next-generation lithium-ion batteries - has won the 'Early Career Researcher of the Year (Physical Sciences)'. Read more… (Indian Weekender, Monday, 4th November 2019, 10:53 am)

4. Here’s how this Kerala woman used the magic of rubber to uplift Meghalaya’s Garos There are a handful of people who have travelled miles away from their homes to bring hope and prosperity to communities living in forgotten corners of this country. Read more… (Rinchen Norbu Wangchuk, The Better India, Tuesday, 5th November 2019, 10:02 am)

5. This 33-year-old Indian Railway employee is bringing food and education to poor kids We live in a time where each human needs their fellow human’s support the most in order to grow, to live, and most importantly -- to survive. In the modern age, competition is everywhere almost everyone is battling day after day to make a living, and the section of the society which ends up suffering the most is the one with a severe lack of finance. Read more… (Kajari Goswami , India Today, Wednesday, 6th November 2019, 10:16 am)

6. Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik selected for Italian Golden Sand Art Award 2019 Acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has been selected for the Italian Golden Sand Art Award 2019. He will be felicitated during the International Scorrana Sand Nativity fete in Italy which will be held between November 13 and 18. Pattnaik will also represent India in the event. There will be e.ight sand sculptors who will participate in this fete. Read more… (Yahoo News, Sunday, 3rd November 2019, 10:39 am)

7. SBI Life’s ‘Thanks-A-Dot’ initiative tells women to go for self-examination to combat breast cancer SBI Life under its ‘Thanks-A-Dot’ initiative has lined up a series of educative workshops to spread awareness about the importance of self-examination and early lump detection to combat breast cancer. Taking ‘Thanks-A-Dot’ to rural India, the educative workshops will spur positive conversations around breast health and break through the socio-cultural barriers associated with breast cancer. Read more… (Best Media Info, Friday, 1st November 2019, 10:55 am)

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Vol. 03, Issue 44, November 08, 2019.

36th International Geological Congress (IGC) on 2-8 March, 2020 in Delhi NCR, India India with the support of its neighboring countries is hosting the prestigious 36th International Geological Congress (IGC) during 2-8th March, 2020 in NCR-Delhi at India Exposition Mart Ltd, Greater Noida-201305. Acknowledged as the Olympics of Geoscience Conferences, IGCs are held quadrennially under the aegis of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS). 2. India had the privilege of organizing the 22nd session of International Geological Congress at New Delhi in 1964. This was the first IGC in Asia. India along with its neighboring countries won the bid for 36th IGC in 2012 at Brisbane, Australia. With this, the IGC is returning to Indian subcontinent after a gap of 56 years. 3. The 36th IGC is expected to have a congregation of more than 6000 delegates from India and abroad participating in its Science Program, Field Trips, Geo Expo, and Business Meetings. The 36th IGC is a platform where the global geo-science community will come together to explore opportunities for scientific collaboration, networking, capacity building and showcasing the scientific findings from their country to the world geo-scientific community. It also presents a perfect stage for India to showcase its geological capabilities and present new business opportunities in the mining and metal sectors. 4. For more details and registration, kindly reach out to the event's website https://www.36igc.org

BHEL tender for - Procurement of LT power cable 1CX400sqmm cable Aluminium XLPE Armoured for 100 MW Solar PV projects for M/s GSECL at Raghanesda & 75 MW Solar PV projects for M/s GSECL at Dhuvaran (RFQ No. AKPBOS0004). Ref.- RFQ No. AKPBOS0004 Dt.02.11.2019 Due Dt. 15.11.2019 (E-tender) Item- Procurement of LT power cable 1CX400sqmm cable Aluminium XLPE Armoured for 100 MW Solar PV projects for M/s GSECL at Raghanesda & 75 MW Solar PV projects for M/s GSECL at Dhuvaran. 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 02.11.2019. 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: 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 36406 1. 2.

http://www.bhel.com/tender/view_tender.php?tenderid=49725 In https://eprocure.gov.in/epublish/app the tender ID is 2019_BHEL_489679_1

Kindly note that the tender is due on 15/11/2019 (DD/MM/YYYY), 13:00:00 Hrs. (IST)

BHEL tender for Procurement of MMS Column for 100MWp Raghanesda and 75MWp Dhuvaran For GSECL (RFQ No. AKPBOS0005) Please submit your offer on e-tender portal https://bhel.abcprocure.com/ Ref.- RFQ No. AKPBOS0005 Dt. 04.11.2019 Due Dt. 15.11.2019 (E-tender) Item- Procurement of MMS Column for 100MWp Raghanesda and 75MWp Dhuvaran for GSECL 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 04.11.2019. 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

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 36488

2

http://www.bhel.com/tender/view_tender.php?tenderid=49765

3

In https://eprocure.gov.in/epublish/app the tender ID is 2019_BHEL_489830_1

Kindly note that the tender is due on 15/11/2019 (DD/MM/YYYY), 13:00:00 Hrs. (IST) Please submit your offer on e-tender portal https://bhel.abcprocure.com/ 5|P a g e


Vol. 03, Issue 44, November 08, 2019.

BHEL tender for supply of WATER COOLER CUM PURIFIER (RFQ No. IKCCAP0117) and supply of 3mh/500 Amp Single phase Load Inductor (RFQ No. IKCCAP0118) 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 WATER COOLER CUM PURIFIER

Quantity As per tender

RFQ No. IKCCAP0117

Due date 25.11.2019

2

Supply of 3mh/500 Amp Single phase Load Inductor

As per tender

IKCCAP0118

25.11.2019

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 1C x 630 sqmm, Al, XLPE Armoured, 33 KV cable (HT cable) for 100 MW Solar PV projects for M/s GSECL at Raghanesda & 75 MW Solar PV projects for M/s GSECL at Dhuvaran (RFQ No. AKPBOS0006) Ref.- RFQ No. AKPBOS0006 Dt.07.11.2019 Due Dt. 19.11.2019 (E-tender) Item- Procurement of 1C x 630 sqmm, Al, XLPE Armoured, 33 KV cable (HT cable) for 100 MW Solar PV projects for M/s GSECL at Raghanesda & 75 MW Solar PV projects for M/s GSECL at Dhuvaran 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 07.11.2019. 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

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 36638

2

http://www.bhel.com/tender/view_tender.php?tenderid=49824

3

In https://eprocure.gov.in/epublish/app the tender ID is 2019_BHEL_490630_1

Kindly note that the tender is due on 19/11/2019 (DD/MM/YYYY), 13:00:00 Hrs. (IST) Please submit your offer on e-tender portal https://bhel.abcprocure.com/

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