At present, only a few projects which were undertaken much earlier involve some partners from China. Gadkari said that the new decision will be implemented in current as well as future tenders. Also, rebidding would be done if there are any joint ventures from China, the minister said.While elaborating on the decision, the minister said if for a small project, a contractor can qualify, he can qualify for a large project as well. To ensure that domestic players do not require to enter into pacts with foreign partners to grab projects, qualification norms for projects are being rationalized.According to the minister, even if India has to go for foreign joint ventures in the areas of technology, consultancy or design, the Modi government will not allow Chinese companies. While talking about the MSME sector, Gadkari said that his ministry ''s effort is to enhance the capacity of local production. But at the same time, foreign investment is being promoted, he further stated.Despite the decision to encourage foreign investment, investors from China will not be allowed, Gadkari clarified. For upgradation of research, consultancy, technology as well as other works, the government will encourage foreign investment and joint ventures in MSMEs but China will not be entertained, he said.
Which is why it was surprising when on Monday, a highly placed Indian government source was quoted as saying that considering China s unrelenting stance on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, India was willing to consider a military pushback. India will not worry about consequences because, according to the official, if you start thinking of consequences, you will not be able to move forward .This appeared to be clearly foolish, as actions do have consequences which need to be considered before implementing. This is particularly true of military action against China. Such action could escalate to a full scale war that can lead to not only immediate and obvious military consequences, but also long term political, economic and diplomatic effects. It is unlikely that the Modi government is not worrying about the consequence of a potential military pushback.
POPSUGAR Australia has partnered with La Roche Posay to protect your skin with the treatment it deserves.When lockdowns were implemented earlier this year, most our lifestyles changed dramatically. And while we had to press pause on some of our favourite activities, it did present an opportunity to focus on self care and wellness.
According to the 2019 Cost of a Data Breach report by the Ponemon Institute, small businesses face disproportionately larger costs relative to larger organizations when it comes to breaches.;Typically, one of the most valuable assets for any sized company is their data, and data theft or destruction is probably the most frequent result of cyber attacks on small and medium businesses (SMB). SMBs can be very profitable targets for bad actors, because they have fewer resources and little in house expertise to plan, implement and execute a cybersecurity incident response plan. Business drivers and modernization needs make it an even trickier balancing act with the new norm of working from home.
As India''s COVID 19 count crossed the grim milestone of 5.5 lakh today, Prime Minster Narendra Modi urged all to maintain the social distancing norms to curb the virus spread. In his address to nation, Modi requested the local authorities to take more responsibilities for the strict implementation of Unlock 2.0 guidelines.Prime Minister also extended the benefits of Garib Kalyan Yojana till November 30. Around 80 crore Indian will get free rations till Diwali, says Narendra Modi during his address.
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Sen. Marco Rubio, R Fla., speaks during a Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship hearing to examine implementation of Title I of the CARES Act. Rubio is asking the Pentagon to compile data on UFOs and submit the findings in an unclassified report. (Al Drago Pool via AP)
ShotspotterBY: SAMARA LYNN, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) #8212; If you live in a large, urban area, his company ''s technology is likely implemented in your city. Ralph Clarke is the CEO of ShotSpotter, one of the most adopted police technologies in the country.
President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi added that implementing the agreement is in the Yemeni nation s interest, will stop the bloodshed in the country and will unite efforts to fight the Houthis.Hadi added that the internationally recognized government has fully adhered to a cease fire in the country s southern governorate of Abyan so that implementation of the agreement could resume.
Washington: Democratic presidential nominee and former vice president Joe Biden wants New Delhi to take necessary steps to restore rights of all Kashmiris and has expressed disappointment over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act as well as the implementation of the National Register of Citizens in Assam.
RightsWorld4 hours agoWashington: Democratic presidential nominee and former US vice president Joe Biden wants India to take necessary steps to restore the rights of Kashmiris, and has expressed disappointment over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the implementation of the NRC in Assam.
As businesses migrate to online platforms to meet consumer demand during these times, having a secure network to protect organisation and customer data should be a part of the technology backbone. However, this new focus on going digital also attracts bad actors. With most of the workforce now working remotely and with the increased use of digital services by new customers and businesses, online fraud attacks have increased by 20 per cent during the ongoing pandemic. While this exposes vulnerability arising from the lack of a robust IT infrastructure, businesses must strive to strike the right balance between digitizing their businesses and managing fraud risk efficiently.As fraudsters attempt to exploit this window of opportunity, MSMEs need to reassess their risk strategy to combat cyber threats. Here are some of the important steps that can boost the risk health of a business and help MSMEs safeguard themselves against frauds while building a comprehensive fraud strategy:Invest in secure IT infrastructure: The global crisis has changed the way businesses function and has also led to a rising threat of cyber frauds and data breaches. With more customers moving to digital platforms and businesses increasingly using customer information and data, investing in robust IT infrastructure has become critical. Earlier, one of the biggest impediments for MSMEs to deploy complex IT infrastructure was the cost associated with it. However, in the digitally connected world and with SaaS (Software as a Service), MSMEs will find it easier to implement necessary and critical IT security policies to combat growing cyber frauds.Beware of phishing attacks: Fortinet s recent survey points out the increase in phishing attempts post the Covid 19 outbreak and websites claiming helpful information on the coronavirus have emerged as dominant threats. Phishing attacks can take many forms, with the most common being through emails. MSMEs can manage these threats by ensuring proper firewalls, allowing remote access only from known IP addresses, using the latest version of remote management applications and examining logs regularly for signs of unknown suspicious activity. Additional measures like maintaining compliance with all security controls and educating employees about potential threats and raising alerts can be effective in mitigating organizational risks.Enable contactless deliveries: Most businesses now offer contactless or low touch deliveries to protect their delivery partners and customers. While this is in line with the need to maintain social distancing and provide additional safety, it is also essential for quicker service when coupled with contactless forms of payment. However, this may lead to an increase in goods not received disputes for businesses. Hence, to reduce the possibility of disputes and chargebacks, MSMEs ensure that delivery partners take a photo as proof of delivery and thereby help defend against claims of goods not received. Order online, pickup in store: With strict directives on social distancing still necessary, MSMEs that have both online and offline operations should leverage this with an Order online, pick up in store delivery model. This model helps consumers avoid shipping fees and enables customers to pick up purchases in store as per their own schedules. However, the lack of information on the customer shipping address and a few parameters of payment data not being captured could be a collateral risk.Check shipping details: As contactless deliveries gain popularity, fraudsters have started manipulating the shipping address on the checkout pages to unoccupied houses or new buildings, allowing them to pick up packages that have been left outside. While it is not possible to check every shopper s address for validity, merchants should carefully check details in the shipping addresses that might be used to reroute packages.With Covid 19 likely to have a huge impact on MSMEs in the next few months, businesses need to realign to evolving customer needs and implement secured, risk free solutions that protect customers and partners. Secure IT and payments infrastructure will be the backbone for small businesses to operate better and eventually gain consumer trust in their platforms.Vipin Surelia is the Chief Risk Officer, India amp; South Asia at Visa. Views expressed are the author s own.
Elon Musk spent a good part of 2019 announcing that by the end of last year I would already have a fairly operational version of that level 1 self driving, that which allows your cars to be virtually autonomous and capable of driving on any road. Now, what the authorities in the US allow you to do is one thing, and what can be implemented in Europe is quite another.And it is that in our continent, the authorities have made it clear on many occasions that It will be very difficult for there to be vehicles that can be defined as truly autonomous, so there will always be a requirement that there is active supervision by the driver, who cannot fall asleep, or watch TV, or read while the car is driving on the highway.
Spokesman for the Aviation Division Abdul Sattar Khokhar said in a press release on Friday that the permission for international flight operations would be subject to restrictions and limitations as decided by the competent authority from time to time in the light of the current Covid 19 scenario and implementation of health protocols. Additionally, cargo, special and diplomatic flights would continue to be authorised as per procedure in vogue, the spokesman said.
Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said Acharya Shri Maharagya Ji has dedicated his entire life to the service of mankind and the society.Prime Minister recalled his several interactions with the Great Saint and said he was blessed to have had so many interactions with the Acharya and that he could draw many lessons from the Saint s Journey.
Punjab s political scene is heating up over the Central Government s agricultural reforms by passing three ordinances. While the state s ruling party, Congress, on Tuesday decided to launch a statewide mass agitation from June 19 against the amendments in the Agricultural Marketing Act, the state s principal opposition party Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has demanded to convene a special Assembly session on ordinances passed by the Union Government.Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar, while presiding over a meeting of Ministers, MPs, MLAs and other office bearers, said that the Centre had recently enacted three new laws regarding marketing of crops and all tantamount to locking up agriculture once they are implemented .
The decision has been announced in advance by the French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean Yves Le Drian, and the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Christophe Castaner in a statement that noted the decision comes due to the overall favourable health situation in Europe. Given the favourable development of the health situation in France and in Europe and in accordance with the recommendations of the European Commission presented yesterday, France will lift all traffic restrictions at its internal European borders on June 15 in the morning, (land, air and sea, implemented to fight the COVID 19 pandemic, the statement of the Minister s announced.
China has reported 16 new coronavirus cases, including the first confirmed case in Beijing after 56 days, official media here said.The Chinese government has kept a tight lid on the cases by implementing strict quarantine procedures for locals arriving from different cities as well as for people arriving from abroad.
This article reviews material developments in Canadian legislation, case law, and practice in the area of copyright in 2019. All references in this article to the "Act" refer to the Copyright Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. C 42, as amended. This article was originally published by The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia in their "Annual Review of Law Practice 2020".It has been a busy twelve months for Canadian copyright. As always there were some interesting decisions from the Courts, but the most frenetic activity relates to some key policy developments that suggest prospects for substantial legislative changes (or not depending on the priorities of the current and future Federal governments). In particular, the statutorily mandated review of the Act was completed this year with the release of a hefty report, and 36 recommendations. As well, a different Parliamentary committee issued a related report in relation to remuneration models for artists and creative industries, with potential implications for the Act. Lastly, there has been movement towards implementation of the free trade agreement with the United States and Mexico discussed in last year #39;s article.
The World Organization of Free Zones was founded in Geneva in 2014, its head office is located in Dubai. This is the only organization in the world that unites free zones, industrial parks, as well as special zones around the world. It aims to assist investors in choosing investment sites around the world, as well as to support and develop this tool through the exchange of experience and knowledge between participants.Moscow ''s Deputy Mayor Vladimir Efimov said "Today, the World Organization of Free Zones includes more than 50,000 companies from 126 countries. The Russian special economic zone is included in it for the first time and will now get a vote at the annual World FZO General Assembly and the opportunity to represent the interests of Moscow and the country. This status will allow residents of Technopolis Moscow along with other tax and customs exemptions to increase export volumes and attract investors from other countries for the implementation of Russian projects. "