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  • Non-FASTag users may soon have to pay double toll fee if they enter FasTag lanes One may soon have to shell out twice the toll fee on entering the FASTag lane without the FASTag device installed in the vehicle. The device, when installed in the vehicle, enables payments without stopping the car at the toll plaza. The government is mulling imposition of a double toll fee, if non-FASTag vehicles enter the FASTag lane, a move that is expected to ensure seamless movement of vehicles in the lane and also give a boost to FASTag adoption. Mint 13 May 2019
  • Barcoding raw materials used in drugs to become mandatory The Union health ministry will make it mandatory for all active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) packages to be barcoded to detect spurious drugs and monitor imported and indigenously produced raw materials used to manufacture medicines. APIs are critical components that make drug formulations potent against disease. There are about 2,500 APIs that are used to create hundreds of thousands of drug formulations. Article 22 April 2019
  • NPCI claims 25pc of toll collected on highways is powered by its programme The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) claimed its national electronic toll collection (NETC) programme now accounts for 25 percent of the value of the toll collected on national and state highways across the country. In a statement, the retail payments organisation which also operates payment platforms like UPI (Unified Payments Interface) and IMPS (Immediate Payment Service), said the current NETC programme processes 8.62 lakh transactions daily across 496 national and state toll plazas. YourStory Asian Age 02 April 2019
  • Supply Chain Blockchain Applications Won’t Work Without Data Standards! Blockchain provides one mechanism for sharing information between supply chain trading partners. Because of the IT security, unchangeable records, and decentralized governance, the technology is getting a lot of attention. But just as clear thinking depends upon carefully defining terms, effective supply chain collaboration requires a defined vocabulary. Business is just easier when you speak the same language as your customers, suppliers and partners Article 02 April 2019
  • After tax sops, 14,000 vehicles tag along Incentivising RFID tags has finally started reaping dividends. Data released by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation — the nodal agency for toll collection among civic bodies — shows that there has been a three-fold jump in overall number of vehicles registering for the radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag since tax benefits were linked to the tags Article 18 March 2019
  • GS1 India inks pact with GeM GS1 India, a standards organisation set up by the commerce and industry ministry, on Friday inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with public procurement platform GeM. It will enable GeM's buyers and vendors to access accurate and standardised information on attributes of thousands of products across categories, empowering them to make more informed decisions, the ministry said in a statement. Article 16 February 2019
  • Google Expands GTIN Enforcement Criteria in Merchant Center A notice has gone out to all Merchant Center account owners regarding Google expanding the GTIN enforcement criteria when sending a product feed. Specifically, this notice is in regards to a Merchant Center warning for products labeled ‘GTIN not related to brand’. Article 15 February 2019
  • FASTag usage picks up, 3 million units sold FASTag facilitates near non-stop movement of vehicles through toll plazas by employing radio frequency identification technology to make toll payments directly from prepaid accounts linked to it. Hindustan Times report 26 September 2018
  • Govt. To Introduce FASTags Across All Toll Lanes In India Within Four Months Road Transport and Highways Minister, Nitin Gadkari has announced FASTags for all toll lanes in India, in the next four months. The minister made the announcement at the 58th SIAM Annual Convention in Delhi. Gadkari also addressed several other issues at the convention, attended by most major automakers and the media. News report 7 September 2018
  • Why Retail Needs A Web-Enabled Barcode Consumers around the globe are scanning products using their smartphones to learn more about what they want to buy — or what they’ve just purchased. Article 27 August 2018
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