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Firms line up to create roadmap for India’s global solar grid plans

The chosen consultant will help develop a long-term plan, including a technical and financial proposal, for the One Sun One World One Grid to transfer solar power across borders. EDF, McKinsey, Deloitte, PwC are among entities that have shown interest in shaping India’s grid plansThe companies plan to participate in a request for proposal called by the MNRE for consultants ...

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Railway Ministry Invites RFQ For Private Participation In Operating 151 Trains; Project Seeks Private Investment

Ministry of Railways has said that the project would entail private sector investment of about Rs 30,000 crore. This is the first initiative of private investment for running passenger trains over Indian Railways network. New Delhi: Indian Railways Ministry on Wednesday invited Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for private participation for operation of passenger train services over 109 Origin Destination(OD) pairs of ...

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Comviva Rated as Tier 1 SMS Firewall Vendor in ROCCO SMS Firewall Performance Report 2020

NEW DELHI —   Comviva, a global leader in mobility solutions has been named as Tier 1 SMS Firewall Vendor in the recent ROCCO SMS Firewall Performance Report, based on an annual survey of 131 MNOs across 92 countries taking part in this unique consumer-led research. The report reflects how SMS Firewall providers are perceived by Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) across performance criteria, which ...

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CCI dismisses complaint against NHAI alleging unfair biz practices

New Delhi, The Competition Commission on Wednesday dismissed a complaint against the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) alleging unfair business practices, acknowledging the prerogative of the procurer or buyer to decide tender conditions as per its requirements. The matter pertains to prescription of specific eligibility criteria in tender documents for engagement of consultants by NHAI. The ruling came on ...

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Once launched private train operators to share gross revenue with railways

While the Railways has given private players the freedom to fix the fare to be charged from passengers, they will also have the freedom to explore fresh avenues to generate revenue, according to the RFQ. Just like in airlines, passengers of private trains, once launched, could have to pay for preferred seats, baggage, and onboard services, the earnings from which ...

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Pvt train operators to share gross revenue with rlys, including earnings from preferred seats, ads

New Delhi, Jul 7 (PTI) Just like in airlines, passengers of private trains, once launched, could have to pay for preferred seats, baggage and onboard services, the earnings from which will be part of the gross revenue to be shared with the Railways, according to a document of the national transporter. The Railways recently floated a Request for Qualification (RFQ) ...

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Govt plans pass-through in tariffs for already bid-out solar projects

Indian customers are willing to pay more for power provided the equipment is made in India, minister Raj Kumar Singh says NEW DELHI : The government plans to allow a pass-through in power tariffs for projects awarded before the basic customs duty (BCD) on imported solar cells, modules, and inverters is imposed from 1 August, to protect solar project developers, said ...

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Requirements for India’s national law enforcement face biometrics system updated to help domestic bids

The tender for a national biometric facial recognition system in India has been revised by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) to preclude the installation of any additional CCTV cameras or a direct connection of the system to existing CCTV cameras, The Economic Times reports. A section in the previous request for proposal (RFP) included a functional requirement to capture images from ...

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Rlys to develop 15 stations for multi functional complexes

New Delhi : The Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) has floated two requests for proposal (RFPs) for development and leasing of 15 multi-functional commercial complexes for a lease period of 45 years in West Bengal, Gujarat, Bihar, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. A senior RLDA official said that the multifunctional complexes (MFCs) will be in the vicinity of ...

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Rlys to evelop 15 stations for multi functional complexes

Rlys to evelop 15 stations for multi functional complexes New Delhi — The Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) has floated two requests for proposal (RFPs) for development and leasing of 15 multi-functional commercial complexes for a lease period of 45 years in West Bengal, Gujarat, Bihar, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. A senior RLDA official said that ...

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FinMin invites bids from transaction advisors for LIC IPO

New Delhi, Jun 19 — Kick-starting the process of LIC disinvestment, the Finance Ministry on Friday invited bids from consulting firms, investment bankers, and financial institutions for advising it on the proposed initial public offer. The government proposes to engage up to two pre-IPO transaction advisors, for assisting the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) in the preparatory ...

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Developing curative capacity of primary health facilities

There are allegations galore that many people with Covid-like symptoms have been failing to get tested at the government-designated hospitals and other makeshift sample collection booths. The surge in infections has made the seeking of such diagnostic help far more troublesome. In most cases, patients coming from poor and low-income families do fail to have access to such diagnostic facilities. ...

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Hope JLN renovation doesn’t go Dhyan Chand Stadium way, prays Batra

New Delhi — The idea is good and hopefully the implementation lives up to it is what Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra had to say about the government issuing a request for proposals (RFP) for undertaking feasibility studies for a Rs 7,853 crore renovation of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium based in the national capital. “I know how things operate ...

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India National School of Drama Issues Public Relations RFP

The National School of Drama in India – a theatre training institute – which is “an autonomous Institution under Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India” located in New Delhi, India is seeking to hire a Public Relations company for their upcoming event, Bharat Rang Mahotsav (International Theatre Festival) which will be held in February. The festival highlights leading Indian – ...

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add add I&B seeks out for firms for innovative new media content

New Delhi, Dec 17 (PTI) With Narendra Modi government’s focus on new media, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry is looking for firms which can provide it services ranging from creating content to tracking sentiment on social media platforms like blogs, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube etc. Two requests for proposal (RFP) have been floated, in one of which the ministry is looking ...

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Telecom, I&B ministries to use broadcast airwaves for mobile service

Ministries agree to use over 200 MHz spectrum earmarked for broadcasting services, the majority of which is with Doordarshan, for advance mobile services New Delhi: The ministries of telecom and information and broadcasting have agreed to use over 200 MHz spectrum earmarked for broadcasting services, the majority of which is with Doordarshan, for advance mobile services. “Doordarshan may not need ...

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