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Celebrating 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak… “The world is a drama, staged in a dream.” Guru Nanak

Consulate General of India, Vancouver

Vol. 03, Issue No. 12 March 22, 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 12, March 22, 2019.

Consulate News Inviting 'Expressions of Interest' for Namaste Canada - 2019

Greetings from the Consulate General of India, Vancouver. 2. The Consulate is inviting 'Expressions of Interest' from all Indian Associations/Societies who wish to perform/partner in ‘Namaste Canada 2019’. The following may please be noted in this regard: •

Only dance and musical performances [preferably in group] will be accepted for Namaste Canada 2019;

Only one item per Association, which has not been performed earlier, with duration of 5-7 minutes will be accepted;

3. All Indian Associations/Societies wishing to perform in NC 2019 may please submit their preferred 'Form of Performance' [at least two or three forms] latest by 15 April 2019. Click on “Expression of Interest” to submit. (Please do not send submission through email as it will not be considered). Associations/Societies that have not partnered with the Consulate earlier also need to fill up “Proforma for participating organisations” form and send to IndiaCulsec@Telus.Net. For Namaste Canada – 2019 updates please visit 1|P a g e

Vol. 03, Issue 12, March 22, 2019.


Holi Milan Organised by ICA, Vancouver (March 16, 2019) Consul General Mrs. Abhilasha Joshi attended Holi Milan – 2019 organised by India Cultural Association, Vancouver on Saturday, March 16, 2019.

R.D.S.O - GLOBAL REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL for High Viscous Nylon Liner Notification No. : CT/EF/Policy/Global RFP/HVN Ministry of Railways, Research Designs & Standards Organisation (R.D.S.O.), Lucknow is interested in ascertaining ‘High Viscous Nylon Liner (HVN Liner), for short-listing the products for considering for Field Trial on Indian Railways’ as per details appearing on RDSO website. Interested firms are requested to see the details in RDSO’s website at HOMEPAGE under ‘EOÍ’ appearing in Blue. Further corrigendum on the above RFP if required shall only be published on RDSO’s website. All concerned are requested to follow the RDSO’s website for any further changes in this RFP. 2|P a g e

Vol. 03, Issue 12, March 22, 2019.

BHEL Tender for supply of 1.1kV 1Cx185sqmm XLPE Al (Red+Black) cable for 20MWp GI SPV Plant at Manamunda, GEDCOL (RFQ SPKSCPV027) Ref.- RFQ SPKSCPV027 Dt. 20.03.2019 Due Dt. 27.03.2019 (E-tender) Item- Supply of 1.1kV 1Cx185sqmm XLPE Al (Red+Black) cable for 20MWp GI SPV Plant at Manamunda, GEDCOL Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Electronics Division, Bangalore has the requirement above mentioned item. In this regard, BHEL has floated an open tender on 20.03.2019. 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 - . Event id - 20133 tender id - 2019_BHEL_422578_1

Kindly note that the tender is due on 27.03.2019, 13:00:00 Hrs. Please submit your offer on e-tender portal

Cultural Heritage - Festivals of India Myoko (March 31) Myoko is one of the most spectacular Indian festivals in March celebrated by the tribes of Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh. This festival is organized by the Apatani Tribe to honor prosperity, purification, fertility, and sacrifice. Locals in their traditional attire sing and dance in merriment and cook delicious local food. This festival holds a lot of importance for the Indians. Make sure to participate in it, we promise you will have a fun time. Where: Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh Key attractions: Folk performances, martial art, fireworks and drums. Visit for more information...

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Vol. 03, Issue 12, March 22, 2019.

News from/of India 1. Telecom subscriber base crosses 120 cr; Jio, BSNL, Airtel add customers New Delhi: The country's telecom subscriber base for the third time crossed 120-crore mark with Reliance Jio, BSNL and Airtel adding new customers in January, according to a report released by telecom regulator Trai. "The number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 1,197.87 million at the end of December 2018 to 1,203.77 million at the end of January 2019, thereby showing a monthly growth rate of 0.49 per cent," the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India said in monthly subscriber report for January 2019. Read more… (PTI: March 22, 2019)

2. India posts highest growth in patent applications in 2018 New Delhi: India filed 2,013 international patent applications in 2018 with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), registering the highest growth of 27% among countries but falling way below China and the US in volume of patent filings. In the previous year, innovators and research organizations from India filed 1,583 patent applications with the WIPO. Read more… (Livemint: March 20, 2019)

3. Automakers invest around US$ 491 million in Indian start-ups in 2018 Chennai: Automobile manufacturers have invested around $491 million in 2018 in Indian automobile industry start-ups, led by Essel Green Mobility's investment of $300 million into Bengaluru-based on-demand AC bus service provider Zipgo, according to market intelligence firm Venture Intelligence. Read more… (Business Standard: March 20, 2019)

4. AI to the rescue: How phones are turning into plant doctors for thousands of farmers Until one and a half years ago, Devidas Lonkar from Chakan town of Pune district had to depend on local fertiliser and pesticide sellers to resolve diseases and fungal issues in his crops. Hailing from an agrarian background, the 26-year-old farmer grows sugarcane, cabbage, cauliflower as well as beetroot and groundnuts across a 7-acre plot… Tired of spending ridiculous amounts of money with no returns, Devidas decided to do some research online and stumbled upon a mobile application named Plantix. Read more… (The Better India, Fri, 15 Mar, 04:46pm)

5. At 91, this army veteran turned to mushroom farming. The reason will move you! He is 91-years-old but retired Honorary Army Captain Lekh Raj Sharma is driven by an unparalleled passion that many a youth may find difficult to replicate. Every week, he travels four hours one way from Chandigarh to his native village of Nari in Himachal Pradesh’s Una district. Why? Read more… (Jovita Aranha, The Better India, Sat, 16 Mar, 04:17pm)

6. Woman breaks 180-year-old tea estate tradition Thousands of women dressed in colourful attire work in the tea estates of the north Indian state of Assam. With long conical bamboo baskets tied to their backs, they pluck leaves from rows of hip-high tea bushes, ensuring both masses and classes never go without their favourite brew. Supervising them is Manju Baruah, 43, the recently appointed manager at Apeejay brand’s Hilika tea estate in Doom Dooma, Tinsukia district. Barua is the first woman chosen for this position in the 180 years since the British set up tea estates in the region in the 1830s. Read more… (Nilima Pathak, Gulf News, Wed, 20 Mar, 04:27pm)

7. 2019 Surrey Women in Business Winners Announced Santoshi is the co-founder of Orange Oranges Technologies Ltd. and an SAP Human Resource expert in her field, providing endto-end solutions. Leading a team of five staff, she has been instrumental in providing project proposals and growing revenue at Orange Oranges. Read more… (BusinessInSurrey, Mar 13th, 2019 at 5:12 pm)

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