Power Minister Piyush Goyal launched Tarang mobile app and e-bidding web portals e-Trans and DEEP when he introduced reverse auction in transmission sector. Goyal said that this would facilitate better price discovery in such projects.
Power Minister Piyush Goyal launched the process of tariff-based reverse auction in the transmission sector, simultaneously inaugurating a portal for electronic bidding for transmission projects. He also launched the “Tarang” mobile App, “e-Trans” and “DEEP” (Discovery of Efficient Electricity Price) e-bidding web portals developed by Rural Electrification Corp, saying that reverse auction is being introduced in transmission sector on the lines of coal sector in order to facilitate better price discovery in such projects. The web portal marks a shift from the current manual auction process to the electronic mode for determining the lowest bidder for the projects.
The increasing importance of intangible assets (as a source of Competitive advantage for a Nation) has made the intellectual property (IP) system increasingly attractive and, in many cases, indispensable for all economic agents. Intellectual property (IP) is a key consideration in day-to-day business decisions. New products, brands and creative designs appear almost daily in the market and are the result of continuous human innovation and creativity. While Indian industry has been increasingly realizing the importance and benefits of IP creation and protection, the Indian Government has been doing their best in creating conducive environment by upgrading infrastructure and bringing in policy level initiatives in the country which has resulted in sweeping changes in IP culture and administration in the Country. CII, realizing the importance of IPR as the key differentiator for industrial competitiveness institutionalized a dedicated department manned by domain experts & professionals more than a decade back. CII’s IPR division informs, analyses, match makes, facilitates and implements IPR related requirements of Industry, Government, Institutions and Society. The overall objective of CII’s initiatives in IPR is to facilitate Indian Industry to attain global leadership by harnessing and leveraging IP as the development of stringent and staunch IPR system towards creating a strong IP ecosystem is an urgent need for all over the World. The primary focus of the initiative is to, take policy initiatives, awareness creation, Capacity Development, IPR Services, international networking and also combating the menace of counterfeiting & piracy. CII in partnership with Technology Information forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) (under the aegis of the Department of Science & Technology, Govt. India and Govt. of Andhra Pradesh) had established in the year 2000 an autonomous organization named Andhra Pradesh Technology Development & Promotion Centre(APTDC) in Hyderabad, it acts a one stop shop for IPR facilitation services for MSMEs , Academia and Entrepreneurs and nodal agency on GIs in the state of AP and Telangana .CII also in association with the Ministry of Micro Small & Medium Enterprise, (MoMSME) Govt. of India has established an Intellectual Property Rights Facilitation Centre (IPFC) at Mysore, Indore and Gandhinagar The primary objective of these IPFCs is to “Boost IP Culture” which would enhance the intellectual capital that is vital for the economic development of the state. These IPFCs are also the pioneer institution in the country in providing various IPR services towards Training, Information & Advisory services and IP Protection facilitation. In 2015 CII started the CII Industrial Intellectual Property Award for the Indian industries get national and international recognition for excellence in intellectual property protection. The purpose of this award is to encourage organizations to foster a culture of intellectual property management and commercialization and recognize IP excellence across industry segments. For more details please follow below links http://ciitechknow.com/IPR/
‘Following her sensational move against world number 6 Nozomi Okuhara in the semi-finals of the women’s badminton singles, PV Sindhu was the top searched Indian athlete, followed by debut medallist Sakshi Malik,’ Google said. (Sindhu’s final start time, TV info)
Other top Searched Indian athletes in the last three days were Srikanth Kidambi (badminton), Dipa Karmakar (gymnastics) who secured fourth position, Sania Mirza (tennis), Saina Nehwal (badminton), Vinesh Phogat (wrestling), Lalita Babar (long distance running), Vikas Krishan Yadav (boxing) and Narsingh Pancham Yadav (wrestling).
While overall badminton and wrestling remained the top searched sports by Indians, interest in athletics and gymnastics was boosted by some thrilling performances by the players in the Olympics.
‘India is currently ranked 11th in the global trends in terms of searches for the ‘Olympics’ over the last seven days,’ the statement said.
Indians also showed a great deal of excitement for Jamaican Sprinter and World’s fastest man Usain Bolt, who remained the most searched foreign athlete on Google India.
Apart from Bolt, other top searched foreign players being searched by Indians in the last three days include Chinese badminton player Lin Dan who defeated Srikanth Kidambi, Nozomi Okuhara of Japan who lost to PV Sindhu, swimming great from the US Michael Phelps and Chinese badminton player Wang Yihan.
Meanwhile, people of the North Eastern states appear to be more interested in the Rio Olympics compared to other states of the country, according to an analysis by Google.
Six North Eastern states – Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Meghalaya, Manipur, Sikkim and Nagaland – have emerged as the top six Indian states from where netizens have extensively searched Google for information on Rio Games, the Google statement said.
The remaining four positions in the Top 10 list have been occupied by Goa, Puducherry, Haryana and Uttarakhand, it said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with party president Amit Shah, on Thursday laid the foundation stone of a new Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office here, saying the “sacrifice of generation of party workers inspires us to work”.
“Sacrifice of generations of karyakartas (workers) inspire us to work,” Modi said after laying the foundation stone of the new party office.
The new proposed party office building will have 70-rooms on the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg, which is just 5 km from the current office on Ashoka Road.
“The new office is not just a building or a structure but a symbol of the sacrifices of the party leaders,” Modi said.
“Our determination is to take everyone together, work for everyone. Nation building is our main priority,” the Prime Minister noted.
“I think few party candidates lost so many deposits as we did but still that did not affect the determination of our party workers,” he added.
He further said that the leadership of the BJP was such that their “thought was clear – we will be in the opposition but we won’t compromise on our ideals”.
The building will be spread across two acres with 70 per cent of lush greenery.
During the ‘bhoomi pujan’ of the new poffice, veteran BJP leaders L.K Advani, Murali Manohar Joshi, Union Minister for Home Affairs Rajnath Singh, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Union Minister for Road Transport and Shipping Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation M. Venkaiah Naidu, Union Minister of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Dr Harshvardhan were also present on the ocassion.
It will take about two years to complete the new office buidling which will be equipped with modern technological facilities to link the party headquarters with the party units in states and districts.
Union Transport minister Nitin Gadkari has said, nearly 800 accident zones identified on national highways across the country, will be soon fixed to bring down road mishaps.
Inaugurating a two-day national workshop on Road Safety in Vishakapatnam, the minister said the black spots will be set right at a cost of Rs 11,000 crores. Mr.Gadkari said at least 1.5 lakh deaths occur per year due to road accidents in the country and this can be reduced by 50 per cent in near future in co-operation with all state transport ministers.
Expressing concern on increasing road accidents in the country, he said 70-80 per cent of mishaps occur due to road engineering defects. The minister assured that the best of technology would be utilised to employ best engineering systems for road construction. He added that trauma care centres besides ambulance with necessary staff, will also be introduced at various points on national highways.
Transport ministers from 18 states and transport officials from Central and state governments besides World Bank officials and foreign delegates, are attending theconference.
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