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Govt. to hold consultations with states for amendments to PPA law: R. K. Singh, MoS (IC) Power and New and Renewable Energy, GOI

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Govt. to hold consultations with states for amendments to PPA law: R. K. Singh, MoS (IC) Power and New and Renewable Energy, GOI


The government will soon begin consultations with state governments to amend laws governing Public-Private Agreements. The consultations will begin on 10th November he added. The Minister also proposed to set up groups to look into different aspects of the PPA.

Govt. wants suggestions to improve IBC Law: P. P. Chaudhary, MoS, Law and Justice, and Corporate Affairs, GOI

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Govt. wants suggestions to improve IBC Law: P. P. Chaudhary, MoS, Law and Justice, and Corporate Affairs, GOI
The government is looking for suggestions to improve the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code stated the Minister for Law and Justice - P. P. Chaudhary. Commending ASSOCHAM for organizing a conference with the Insolvency and Bankruptcy code as the theme, the minister called upon all stakeholders to bring forth suggestions and gave assurance that the government was ready to do whatever needed to be done.

Specialized training institutes needed to produce quality resolutions professionals: Mukulita Vijayawargiya, Whole Time Member, IBBI, Administrative Law Wing

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Specialized training institutes needed to produce quality resolutions professionals: Mukulita Vijayawargiya, Whole Time Member, IBBI, Administrative Law Wing
India needs specialized training institutions to produce quality insolvency professionals noted the Whole Time Member, IBBI, Administrative Law Wing - Mukulita Vijayawargiya. Mere examinations are not enough she observed.

Chennai Metro to favor BoQ contractor over design Build contractors: Pankaj Kumar Bansal, MD, Chennai Metro Rail Ltd.

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Chennai Metro to favor BoQ contractor over design Build contractors: Pankaj Kumar Bansal, MD, Chennai Metro Rail Ltd.
Speaking to Digital ASSOCHAM on the sidelines of ASSOCHAM's Conference Underground Space and Tunnelling, the Managing Director, Chennai Metro Rail Ltd. stated that the organization would now favor BoQ contracts over Design-Build contracts. The MD also enumerated the challenges that faced the construction of Chennai Metro.



Infant mortality to be reduced by 10 % by 2022: Rakesh Srivastava, Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development

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Infant mortality to be reduced by 10 % by 2022: Rakesh Srivastava, Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development I Assocham.tv

The government aims to reduce infant mortality by 10% by 2022 stated the Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development - Rakesh Srivastava. He was speaking to Digital ASSOCHAM on the sidelines of ASSOCHAM's 2nd Conference on Women at Workplace in New Delhi. The secretary stated that the government had reassessed its approach towards tackling the approach. He also spoke of a provision to protect Indian women that are stuck in abusive marriages with NRIs.

Deep sea pipeline will supply gas at a competitive price: T. N. R. Rao, Former Petroleum Secretary

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Deep sea pipeline will supply gas at a competitive price: T. N. R. Rao, Former Petroleum Secretary I Assocham.tv

The success of a deep-sea gas pipeline from Iran to India requires a clear government to government understanding stated Former Petroleum Secretary and Chairman, SAGE Advisory Board - T. N. R. Rao at ASSOCHAM's Press Meet. Mr. Rao also elaborated on the advantages of a deep-sea pipeline as opposed to an overland pipeline.

Govt. wants to introduce cyber security education at universities: Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union minister for Electronics and IT, Law and Justice

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Govt. wants to introduce cyber security education at universities: Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union minister for Electronics and IT, Law, and Justice
As growing digitisation increases cyberspace vulnerability of businesses, individuals and government departments and agencies, a plan has been mooted to start cyber security education at select colleges to boost country’s security infrastructure.
“We want to introduce cyber security education at under graduation level,” said Ravi Shankar Prasad Union minister for Electronics and IT, Law and Justice on Thursday, adding, “We have identified 46 colleges”. He was speaking at an ASSOCHAM's10th Annual Summit Cyber and Network Security.
Emphasising the growing demand for cyber security professionals, Prasad said India’s digital economy would grow to $1 trillion by 2020, doubling from the current level of $500 billion.
Digital payments industry would cross $500 billion by 2020, he said to highlight the rapid pace of growth in the digital economy.