Lucknow The state government on Monday decided to procure woolen blankets from the Government e-Marketplace (GeM) portal to avoid any controversy and ensure timely supply.The decision comes in wake of difficulties faced by the state government in supplying sweaters to students of government-run primary schools.These blankets will be distributed to the poor across the state during winter.Principal secretary, MSME, Navneet Sehgal, informed that the government has decided to procure the blankets directly from the portal.Only UP State Handloom, UPICA, UP Khadi and Gram Udyog Board, Gandhi Ashram and UP Handicraft Corporation will be entitled to file tenders for procurement of blankets on behalf of the state government. “On the request of the revenue department, the government has decided to procure woolen blankets from the GeM portal,” said Sehgal.Uttar Pradesh tops the country in terms of gross merchandise value (GMV) when it comes to placing … [Read more...] about UP to procure blankets from Government e-Marketplace
Halloween is the one day it is socially acceptable for children to knock on strangers' doors and ask for candy. However, as is always the case, there are unspoken rules—and a few spoken ones—that people are expected to follow, including what time it's acceptable to knock on a neighbor's door. On Thursday, kids nationwide will don their favorite costumes and head out with their friends and family for a night of trick-or-treating. It's considered a critical element of Halloween and as a general rule of thumb, trick-or-treating begins once the sun goes down. This year, across the United States, sunset happens around 5:50 p.m. local time. Although the sun won't set until then, there's no universal rule as to when trick-or-treating starts, so the doorbell may ring before the sun goes down—especially when it comes to some of the youngest monsters and witches. While it makes sense to wait for people to return home from work and get settled in before demanding candy, the … [Read more...] about Trick-or-Treat Times: When Does Halloween Night Start and End for Kids?
Font size:A-|A+0 In health care, just as in the rest of the programme statement, experts complain about the text being too vague and lacking in concrete steps, but they also not that if the measures defined in the programme are carried out, the country's ailing health care sector would markedly improve.“While education really does need a reform, health care will do with just some cleaning,” Tomáš Szalay from the Health Policy Institute (HPI) said during the April 18 debate. It’s enough that hospitals stop buying overpriced CT scanners and it would be a step forward, he added.The programme statement on health care was drafted by Health Minister Tomas Drucker, who was nominated by the ruling Smer party after it announced they wanted a crisis manager. It is clear now that he is unlikely to change the mindset in the system, but there are some concrete measures poking out of the programme statement that could bring some improvement, according … [Read more...] about Health care needs cleaning, new minister could deliver
Nation Former Deputy PM provided poor guidance to loss-making steel project - inspectors By Thanh Thom Monday, Dec 9, 2019,19:46 (GMT+7) Former Deputy PM provided poor guidance to loss-making steel project - inspectorsBy Thanh Thom Hoang Trung Hai is seen in his capacity as deputy prime minister of Vietnam. He is now accused of having made mistakes in issuing instructions on a steel-and-iron plant project – PHOTO: VGP HCMC – Former Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai was found to have committed violations and shortcomings in his instructions to a long-suspended, loss-making megaproject managed by State-run Thai Nguyen Iron and Steel Corporation (TISCO). In a statement today, December 9, the Party Central Committee’s Inspection Commission released its official conclusions following its inspection into the irregularities found in TISCO’s phase-two production expansion project. Poor … [Read more...] about Former Deputy PM provided poor guidance to loss-making steel project – inspectors
Other News Chinese contractor tight-lipped about Vietnam’s US$13 million recovery demand in steel project The Saigon Times Daily Thursday, Mar 28, 2019,10:18 (GMT+7) Chinese contractor tight-lipped about Vietnam’s US$13 million recovery demand in steel project The Saigon Times Daily A view of a long-deserted facility at the State-run Thai Nguyen Steel and Iron Corporation. It is among 12 ineffective megaprojects of the industry and trade sector – PHOTO: TNO HCMC – A Chinese contractor involved in a suspended steel project of Thai Nguyen Steel and Iron Corporation (TISCO), a subsidiary of the State-run Vietnam Steel Corporation (VNSTEEL), has turned a deaf ear to the demand to pay back US$13 million in payments. VNSTEEL general director Nguyen Dinh Phuc made the revelation at a meeting aimed at solving 12 ineffective, loss-making projects, under the umbrella of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, … [Read more...] about Chinese contractor tight-lipped about Vietnam’s US$13 million recovery demand in steel project