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Consulate General of India, Vancouver

Vol. 03, Issue No. 07 February 15, 2019.

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Vol. 03, Issue 07, February 15, 2019.

Consulate News World strongly condemns the cowardly terrorist attack on our security forces in Pulwama, Jammu & Kashmir‌

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BHEL Tender for supply of MMS Columns for 129MW SPV Plant, SCCL, Telangana (RFQ SPKSCPV025) Ref.- RFQ SPKSCPV025 Dt. 05.02.2019 Due Dt. 18.02.2019 (E-tender) Item- Supply of MMS Columns for total 129 MW - 50 MW SPV Plant, SCCL, Ramagundam; 39 MW SPV Plant, SCCL, Yellandu; 30 MW SPV Plant, 30 MW SPV Plant, SCCL, Manuguru & 10 MW SPV Plant, SCCL, STPP, Pegadapally. Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Electronics Division, Bangalore has the requirement above mentioned item. In this regard, BHEL has floated an open tender on 05.02.2019. 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 - . tender id - 2019_BHEL_406915_1

Kindly note that the tender is due on 18.02.2019, 13:00:00 Hrs. Please submit your offer on e-tender portal

BHEL Tender for supply of Paste Mixure (RFQ No. IKCCAP0086) 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. Item

Quantity RFQ No.

Due date


1 set


SUPPLY OF Paste Mixure


The details can be downloaded at free of cost from our websites (,,

Cultural Heritage - Yoga with Hon’ble PM Modi

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Cultural Heritage - Festivals of India The India Heritage Walk Festival (February, 2019) The India Heritage Walk Festival, now in its second edition, is back with its month-long celebration of India’s tangible and intangible cultural heritage, led by Sahapedia in partnership with UNESCO. With its varied lineup, it explores the diversity that characterises the cultural fabric of our country, such as, food, heritage, nature, art, architecture, and so on. There will be walks, talks, workshops and Instameets across India covering a broad spectrum of Indian heritage and culture. The festival has scaled in its reach through the inclusion of over 35 cities and more than 100 events across the country. Ranging from museums, historically significant monuments and markets, to explorations of interesting natural landscapes and areas known for their rich cuisine, to women-oriented narratives, the programme is curated thematically. The focus has been to encourage and increase different forms of engagement with interesting and important heritage spaces, while also ensuring that these heritage spaces are made accessible to various audience groups. These efforts have also been specially directed towards those groups for whom engagement programmes in heritage spaces are commonly unavailable, such as children, the differently-abled, and those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. We have also curated special walks and events with specific user groups in mind, such as students, travellers, local residents, and professional groups such as photographers, conservationists, and so on. Through the festival, Sahapedia and UNESCO aim to highlight these issues to other institutions in the culture space and emphasise the need to make heritage spaces more interesting and inclusive. Visit for more information.


News from/of India 1. MSME exports cross USD 147390 Million in 2017-18 New Delhi: Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Giriraj Singh has said that the value of MSME related products’ exportedduring 2017-18 has reached USD 147,390.08 million, as per the information received from Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics (DGCIS). Read more… (, Press Information Bureau: February 12, 2019)

2. Nearly 1.04 crore LPG consumers voluntarily surrender their LPG subsidy under 'GiveItUp' campaign New Delhi: As on 06.02.2019, nearly 1.04 crore LPG consumers have voluntarily surrendered their LPG subsidy under ‘GiveItUp’ campaign. State/UT-wise details LPG connections released under Pradhan Mantri Ujjala Yojna are at Annexure. Domestic LPG prices are revised every month in line with international price of LPG with corresponding revision in monthly LPG subsidy under PAHAL scheme. Entire subsidy burden is borne by the Government. In the current month (Feb, 2019), the price of domestic non-subsidized LPG cylinder (14.2 kg) in Delhi market is Rs. 659. Read more… (, Press Information Bureau: February 12, 2019)

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Vol. 03, Issue 07, February 15, 2019. 3. Female Power: Women account for more than half Jan Dhan accounts Women are emerging as the biggest beneficiaries of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s financial inclusion programme – Jan Dhan bank accounts. According to the latest government data, out of total 34 crore Jan Dhan accounts in the country, 53% or more than 18 crore Jan Dhan accounts are opened by women. What is more important that nearly 60% of Jan Dhan accounts have been opened in rural and semi-urban areas which was the focus of the scheme. Read more… (Krishnanand Tripathi , Financial Express, Mon, 11 Feb, 03:59pm)

4. Meet the women qazis who are pushing for gender equality Sixty-year-old Zubeida Khatoon Sheikh has started a new career when most tend to retire. The social worker from Naupada, Bandra East in Mumbai has worked for women's rights for the past 23 years and realised that women were suffering because of unqualified qazis. Read more… (India Today, Thu, 07 Feb, 12:47pm)

5. Ima Keithel, India's amazing all-women market In the heart of the city of Imphal in the Indian state of Manipur lies a unique bazaar that epitomizes female empowerment. Called “Ima Keithel” or the “Mother’s Market,” it is the largest all-women market in Asia, if not the entire world. Ima Keithel is over 500 years old and has around 5,000 traders selling everything from fruits and vegetables to groceries and fish, and even handmade jewelry and textiles. What distinguishes this market from most other large bazaars around the world is the fact that all of its traders are women. Read more… (Oishimaya Sen Nag, World Atlas, Fri, 08 Feb, 04:22pm)

6. How an Andhra duo is using a classical dance form to empower underprivileged kids In the southern parts of India, there is a long-standing tradition of temple grounds becoming the centre point for classical art forms to flourish. While this practice has more or less fizzled out with the passage of time and the proliferation of dedicated dance schools, there still exist some institutions that continue to follow this custom. One such example is that of a dancing institute in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh. Located in the premises of the Lakshmi Saraswathy Gnana Mandiram temple in the city, the Betha Venkatarao Dance School has been teaching the ancient dance form of Kuchipudi to underprivileged children for the past five years. Read more… (Lekshmi Priya, The Better India, Fri, 08 Feb, 04:19pm)

7. Sopore Mandi, Kashmir - India

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