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  • With radio tags from Oct 31, you won’t have to stop to pay at highway toll booths A vehicle installed with Radio Frequency Identification also called FastTags that can be recharged once the balance is zero, will be able to drive past a toll plaza without having to stop and pay the toll. Hindustan Times report 18 September 2017
  • FSSAI teams up with Consumer affairs to address food-related plaints The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has joined hands with the ministry of consumer affairs to develop a redress mechanism for consumer complaints relating to food. Economic Times report 13 September 2017
  • GS1, IBM and Microsoft Announce Collaboration to Leverage GS1 Standards in Enterprise Blockchain Applications GS1, the global business communications standards organisation, today announced a collaboration with IBM and Microsoft to leverage GS1 Standards in their enterprise blockchain applications for supply chain clients. Read the press release 13 September 2017
  • FSSAI pushes for an enhanced consumer grievance redress system through integration with ‘Smart Consumer’ app In an attempt to provide better consumer access particularly towards quick & satisfactory resolution of the grievances, Food Safety & Standards Authority of India has established a network integration with ‘Smart Consumer’ app for a robust, effective and efficient system of redressing consumer complaints relating to food apart from providing information about smart buying tips and claim busters. Read the press release 12 September 2017
  • Fastags Are The ‘Aadhaar’ For Your Vehicle A unique ID which will help to create a massive database of all vehicles, providing run time information about their whereabouts, and status to the relevant authorities. Read news 2 September 2017
  • GS1 Standards help South Delhi Municipal Corporation ease border mess In a bid to decongest Capital's borders, South Delhi Municipal Corporation invites bids for developing GS1 EPC-based RFID lanes to collect tolls. Read news 19 July 2017
  • FASTags the way forward for easy movement of goods: Nitin Gadkari GS1 standards based FASTags enables the carriers to cross the toll gates instead of stopping each time and paying the toll has eased the movement of goods in the country. "This technology will be extended to all the states in the coming time", Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said. Read news 15 July 2017
  • EU designated GS1 SSCC to help transform cross-border parcel deliveries European Committee for Standardisation chooses GS1 Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC) to uniquely identify parcels and enable interoperability between all parties in the parcel delivery network. Media Release 21 June 2017
  • Railways to track wagons, coaches Indian Railways will be using GS1 standards-based radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags to track wagons, coaches and locomotives to ensure effective and transparent functioning. Economic Times report 1 May 2017
  • RFID tags to keep track of Ordnance factories’ ammunition In a first-ever exercise, ammunition produced in all ordnance factories will get radio frequency identification (RFID) tags containing details of the make, batch and manufacturing date and time. Times of India report 14 Feb 2017
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