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  • 'Vocal for local' to boost demand for local products Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent appeal to the citizens Of India to buy local products and be a part Of India's growth story is likely to encourage demand for indigenous products. He also called upon the MSMEs•, Start-up entrepreneurs' to make the nation self-reliant by making as much local goods as possible to remove dependence on imported goods. This would also support the country's economy, which is hit by a prolonged phase of lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic SME World 17 July 2020
  • NPCI to expand contactless parking solution with FASTag to major cities The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) on Tuesday said it will expand its fully contactless parking solution with FASTag to cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Bengaluru. It said the first-of-its-kind contactless car parking facility at Hyderabad Airport received a huge response, prompting to take this service to other metros. Deccan Herald 14 July 2020
  • Adoption of global standards within pharma supply chains is crucial Amid the coronavirus pandemic, many industries witnessed the supply chain disruption and the pharmaceutical sector is no different. As per a KPMG report, Indian domestic pharma industry is heavily dependent on China imports for ingredients and healthcare equipment. The medical fraternity is tirelessly working to defeat the deadly coronavirus and to do that they need to ensure that they have an adequate access of all required healthcare products including PPE kits, sanitizers, besides medicines and vaccines. Medgate Today 09 July 2020
  • ASPA & GS1 India sign MoU to strengthen Anti-Counterfeiting Eco-Systems using Global Standards Realising the magnitude of damage caused by counterfeiting to the Indian economy, brands and consumers, Authentication Solutions Providers’ Association (ASPA) and GS1 India have joined hands to take the fight against counterfeiting to the next level in India, using global standards. SME Venture 30 June 2020
  • Global standards will help SMEs emerge stronger post pandemic With government’s focus and support to SMEs for production of more local products to reduce dependence on imported products, COVID-19 has emerged as an opportunity for SMEs to stand back on their feet and support the economy of India to be self reliant. This has been accentuated with the stronger consumer demand for local products across categories to meet their daily needs. Supply Chain Log 28 June 2020
  • India’s medical needs: Global collaboration matters now more than ever While the self-reliant model seems promising, it is important to note the role of the global industry, which, so far, has catered to 70% of India’s medical equipment needs. Financial Express 24 June 2020
  • GS1 standards – Key for SMEs in building a robust post COVID plan The unprecedented changes in the wake of Covid-19 are compelling MSMEs and SMEs to rethink their business models and customer requirements. The SME Times 19 June 2020
  • Combating COVID-19 with global standards S Swaminathan, COO, GS1 India outlines why adoption of global standards within supply chains of drugs and PPE is critical to ensure their availability to the right patient, at the right place and right time. Express Pharma 06 June 2020
  • GS1 India appoints S Swaminathan as Chief Operating Officer How data technology can help small businesses ride the e-commerce wave. Indian Retailer 05 June 2020
  • How data technology can help small businesses ride the e-commerce wave The Indian retail industry is also realizing and acknowledging this increased usage of online platforms with options such as contactless delivery, etc., Indian Retailer 05 June 2020
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