Video surveillance system in toll plazas to be installed

The government has planned to install video surveillance system in all toll plazas to monitor traffic. The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) had invited e-bids from eligible bidders for setting up Central Command & Control Centre at NHAI-HQ connected with Regional Offices and CCTV Surveillance & Monitoring of Vehicular Congestion on 210 Fee Plazas of National Highways. The project execution is on service model and the period of engagement is five years. A total of 210 number of fee plazas is selected for implementation of this project in the…

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Technological collaboration to bring in $20 billion economic benefits

Invest India and the UAE Minister for Artificial Intelligence (AI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for India – UAE Artificial Intelligence Bridge recently in New Delhi. This partnership will generate an estimated USD 20 billion in economic benefits during the next decade for both countries. The MoU will spur development across areas like Blockchain, AI and Analytics as data and processing will be a catalyst for innovation and business growth and serve as the backbone of more effective and efficient service delivery systems. By 2035 AI can potentially add…

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Sindhudurg Airport nearing finishing line

The construction of greenfield ParuleChipi airport in Sindhudurg, Maharastra is close to the completion point. Minister of Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu recently took a stock of the construction pace at the site and he was informed that construction of the vital components of the airport is nearing completion. The construction of taxi way, apron and isolation bay has been completed and work on the airfield ground lighting is on. Eighty percent work on Construction of passenger terminal building, ATC tower and technical building has been completed and the remaining work…

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Safeducate- IIM Lucknow partner to give a boost to MSME

Safeducate, the training and skill development wing of domestic logistics major Safexpress, has signed a MoU with IIM Lucknow to offer students short-duration certification programs in business management. The certification course will aim at enhancing the knowledge base and practical skills of students, making them capable of building and growing their ventures. The course will be open to students from business households who have prior exposure to their family business. Safeducate plans to train students from business families in essential skills including business strategy, innovative thinking, operations and supply chain…

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Digitisation – Transforming logistics and supply chain management

Samir Lambay   With the aggressive pace of economic growth, India is on a fast track to development, powered by innovation and disruption across key sectors, encouraging government policies and robust and aggressive growth in IT. Globally, as in India, the logistics sector is undergoing an unprecedented transformation fuelled by innovations in IT and digitisation. Despite this, the Indian logistics sector, regarded as the backbone of a healthy economy, is highly fragmented and unorganised. As a result, the logistics spends in India currently amounts to 14-15% of GDP compared to the…

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Campaign to honour “Ustad”

TruckSuvidha, brand of Sarvodaya Infotech, has initiated a campaign named “USTAD” in association with CRRI (Central Road Research Institute). The name USTAD has been chosen because in earlier times, truck drivers are recalled with the name of USTAD. This campaign is divided into two parts, Slogan writing competition and truck driver awareness programme. Main objective behind organizing this campaign is to again revive the trend of slogan written behind trucks which is rarely seen now a days. These slogans are just not a part of decoration but also spread a meaningful…

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FedEx announces finalists of the Small Business Grant Contest India

FedEx Express has announced the finalists of its Small Business Grant Contest in India. The shortlisted finalists will now enter the final stage of the contest to compete for a grand prize of INR 15,00,000. With more than 450 businesses entering the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest, nominations came from a diverse range of industry sectors. The second edition of the contest in India saw a significant rise in participation from small businesses, with more than double the number of businesses submitting entries this year. The companies that have been…

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