India restricts colour TV imports in move to boost ‘Make in India

The government has imposed restrictions on the import of colour television sets in a move aimed at boosting local production, is in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for `Aatmanirbhar Barat’. The import of TVs in certain categories will now require a licence from the government A notification issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) on Thursday ...

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Kashmir Now Hotspot of Illegal Riverbed Mining

Riverbed mining in Arin, which flows into the Jhelum river via Wular Lake in Kashmir. Going against its own orders, the government in the Indian Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has ordered the fast-tracking of environmental clearances despite manifest evidence of illegal sand mining. A few months after the Jammu and Kashmir government auctioned hundreds of stretches of riverbeds ...

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Women Cong MLAs tie Rakhis on CM’s wrist

Jaisalmer — Women Congress MLAs of Rajasthan celebrated the festival of Raksha Bandhan by tying Rakhis on the wrist of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. Minister Mamta Bhupesh and legislators Shakuntala Rawat, Ganga Devi and others tied Rakhi on the wrist of the chief minister and offered him sweets. The women MLAs also tied Rakhi on the wrists of other legislators ...

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SJVN Looking to Acquire Hydro and Solar PV Projects

An EOI has been issued by SJVN The Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN), a joint venture of Government of India and the Government of Himachal Pradesh, is on the lookout for solar PV and hydropower projects for acquisition. With this, SJVN becomes second government agency after NTPC to go for acquisition recently for expansion. SJVN has issued an expression of interest (EOI) ...

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SA Govt’s renewable energy strategy is finally starting to get some wind in its sails

South Africa’s previously successful renewable energy independent power programme (REIPP) fell on its face about five years ago, when government halted Round 4 bids for political reasons. That programme resumed two years later. At end-June 2019, South Africa had 47,970MW of installed electricity, of which 3,976MW (8%) came from renewables. Despite the approval of South Africa’s Integrated Resource Plan 2019 ...

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Call not to neglect Dalton as Barrow bids for £52m funding

CONCERN: Cllr Ben Shirley hopes place such as Dalton are not left outNIGHTCLUBS — Nightclubs in Barrow Town Centre which have been closed for many years // Pictured: Club M on Cornwallis Street Friday 11th August 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS. CONCERNS have been raised that areas not included in a council bid for £52m in government funding could be left neglected. Barrow Council ...

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MMRDA invites bids for developing a common mobility phone app

MUMBAI (Metro Rail News): The metropolitan city has initiated its first step towards contactless travel. As per media reports, The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has invited bids for getting a mobile technology partner on its board for development, operation and maintenance of a common mobility application under its integrated ticketing services (ITS) project. Responding to the problems created by the pandemic, the ...

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Defense contractor with billions in sales got millions in pandemic loans intended for small businesses

Atlantic Diving Supply grew to become a major defense contractor in the years after 9/11 A page from the PPP loan application that people have to fill out for financial support due to the continuing outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is pictured on a desk in New York U.S., May 7, 2020. A military equipment supplier that has been ...

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Delhi-Mumbai Expressway Project: NHAI invites private players for bidding in three packages

The three packages under Sohna-Mumbai expressway includes a 58-km stretch that passes through Delhi with an aim to decongest Delhi in the coming years. The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) on Monday invited applications from private players as part of the bidding process for three packages for the Delhi-Mumbai expressway project. The bids have already been invited for two ...

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Government approves extra places on engineering courses

Over 1,000 extra university places for engineering courses are being made available from September as the government seeks to boost services and support the economy. Universities Minister Michelle Donelan has confirmed that the government has approved over 9,000 additional places at UK universities for courses – including science and nursing -that are of ‘strategic importance’. As part of the government’s ...

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Canada receives three bids for Future Fighter Capability Project

The new jets will replace the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) existing fleet of CF-18 fighter jets. In picture, RCAF CF-18 Hornets break away after refuelling. The Government of Canada has received three bids for the multi-billion Future Fighter Capability Project that seeks to procure 88 advanced fighter jets. In response to the formal request for proposals released last year, ...

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HP Management Bribed Indian Govt? Ex-Employee Files Case After Unjust Termination

HP Management Bribed Indian Govt? Ex-Employee Files Case After Unjust Termination As per the reports, a former employee of IT giant, Hewlett-Packard India Sales Pvt. has approached the Delhi High Court against the company alleged ‘illegal and wrongful termination’.  What Are The Charges? Mr. Grover alleged that payment in millions of dollars was paid to government officials in bribe. Further, he claimed ...

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Menin hospitality proposal for miami beach’s byron carlyle moves forward as pacific star capital pulls out of negotiations

menin hospitality proposal for miami beach’s byron carlyle moves forward as pacific star capital pulls out of negotiations: group wants to build workforce housing on city-owned site Pacific Star Capital has withdrawn its proposal for a hotel on the site of the City-owned Byron Carlyle Theater. Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy Morales notified the Mayor and Commissioners that he is now ...

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Rajasthan Electronics Issues Tender for 1 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects in Bihar

The last date for the submission of bids is August 05, 2020 The Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL) has invited bids for the supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of 1 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects across various locations in Bihar. The contract will also include comprehensive maintenance for five years. The last date for the submission of bids ...

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Jamaica to issue power supply call in 2021

Pictured: 50MW Paradise Solar park in Jamaica Jamaica’s government plans to issue a request for proposals (RFP) in early 2021 to supply clean energy, according to energy minister Fayval Williams. Williams made the comment during a sector outlook moderated by government agency Jamaica Promotions. She highlighted the ministry’s latest integrated resource plan, which calls for renewables to account for 50% of generation by 2037. Through ...

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CMMC Requirements Aim to Fill the Cyber Gaps

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) was the Department of Defense’s response to the threat of cybersecurity compromises. The framework builds on existing requirements like NIST SP 800-171, NIST SP 800-53, and AIA NAS9933, and it will provide a unified standard for implementing cybersecurity standards across the defense supply chain. The network of companies in the DoD’s supply chain exceeds 300,000 and ...

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Mali’s opposition rejects West African leaders’ plan to…

BAMAKO, July 28 – Mali’s opposition coalition on Tuesday formally rejected a plan proposed by West African leaders for ending a political crisis, raising the prospect of more mass anti-government demonstrations in the coming weeks. Tens of thousands of people answered opposition calls for protests in early June over contested local elections, perceived government corruption and incompetence. Police killings of ...

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AEP unit seeks off-take proposals for wind, solar

The Trent Mesa wind farm in Texas. Photo: Business Wire. US utility American Electric Power Company Inc (NYSE:AEP) is looking to buy electricity from new or repowered wind projects and new solar parks in the PJM power market, it said on Monday. The company’s subsidiary AEP Energy Partners (AEPEP) will select the eligible projects for off-take through a Request for Proposals ...

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Delayed Plans for Establishment of Japanese Integrated Casino Resorts Affect Local Government’s IR Policy

The coronavirus pandemic has had a massive effect on the liberalization of the Japanese gambling sector, as it has brought uncertainty in the Government’s project to establish integrated casino resorts in the country. As CasinoGamesPro already reported, the Government of Japan had planned to officially open the facilities in the mid-2020s. However, the authorities were forced to delay the adoption of a basic policy that would ...

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Former Fall River police station could provide 30 new apartments

The City Council’s real estate subcommittee on July 30 unanimously approved a $10,000 purchase and sales agreement to convert Fall River’s old police station on Bedford Street into apartments. The council of a whole will take up the measure on Aug. 11. City councilman Leo Pelletier is seen here at a real estate subcommittee meeting speaking with Marc Lederman, who ...

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