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Lady Hardinge orders Khadi products after government order




New Delhi, April 21 : Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC) on Friday became the first central government hospital in the country to place a Rs 33 lakh order for Khadi products, after the Centre made it mandatory for 23 of its hospitals to purchase Khadi products only.

The order, placed to Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), includes floor dusters, curtains, Operation Theatre kurtas for both doctors and patients and dead body sheets, among others.

Confirming the purchase order by LHMC, KVIC Chairperson V.K. Saxena told IANS that other hospitals have also approached KVIC for the Khadi products, however, samples were being finalised by them which was taking time.

“Yes, the purchase order by LHMC is just the beginning. After the government’s directive, hospitals are approaching KVIC for the samples and we are expecting the orders soon,” Saxena told IANS.

The order for khadi products have been placed for LHMC and it’s hospital Suchita Kriplani Hospital, who have sought the delivery of the products by May 18, 2017.

Stating that before LHMC, Safdarjung Hospital also had placed a purchase order of Khadi products worth Rs 2 lakh, Saxena said: “It is the first bulk order for us from any government hospital, after the small one from Safdarjang Hospital. It will now pave way for others to follow. And, since our products were found at par, orders now have started floating.”

Saxena also said that they were expecting an order of over Rs 150 crore by the end of 2017.

The 45 Khadi products, approved by the Health Ministry, include bed sheets, abdomen sheets, dressing towels, surgeon gowns, surgical patient gowns, kurta pajamas, doctor’s coats, soaps, hand sanitisers to Khadi phenyl and herbal shampoo.

The government has made use of Khadi in various departments including Indian Railways, to revive Khadi and village industries in India.



When will government wake up? ‘Saheb’ asks Congress on Pakistan shelling



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Congress spokesperson on Friday criticised the central government over its failure to tackle ceasefire violations by Pakistan.

Stating an increase in Cease Fire violation by 500 percent in last 44 months the leader added that Jawans and civilians are losing their lives every day. He said that irresponsible and shameful activities by Pakistan are increasing day by day but the government is sleeping and not doing sufficient.

The leader was referring to the ceasefire violation by Pakistan in which two civilians died. In last two days, 4 civilians and 1 Indian soldier lost their lives.

Today again two civilians died and four (were) injured… Saheb (Prime Minister Narendra Modi), when will our government wake up?” asked Surjewala in his Tweet.


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Trump: We’re playing a “very hard game of poker” with North Korea



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President Trump tells Reuters that Russia is “not helping us at all with North Korea,” and that the Russian actions are “denting” progress China is making. He also said North Korea is getting “closer every day” to getting a missile that can hit the U.S.

Putin “can do a lot,” Trump said, “but unfortunately we don’t have much of a relationship with Russia, and in some cases it’s probable that what China takes back, Russia gives. So the net result is not as good as it could be.”

Context: Thursday in Vancouver a group of nations met to discuss nuclear security and North Korea, and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called out both Russia and China for helping North Korea.

On future talks with North Korea: Trump said he’s “not sure that sitting down [with the North Koreans] will solve the problem.”

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Telecom loses 40,000 jobs since 2017, may cull 50,000 more: Report



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Once the most growing sector, Telecom is on the edge as the upcoming six to nine months will be very challenging for it. Almost 50,000 more jobs are assumed to fade away from this sector. Since the start of 2017, the sector has witnessed a loss of 40,000 jobs and the further assumption of another 80,000 jobs may hit the sector very hard.

According to a report by CIEL, human resource services, the rapidly increasing competition between companies has declined their profit margin. The profit margin is one of the main reason behind the emergence of more jobs, although there is always a sense of uncertainty in the sector. The report by the company is based on a survey conducted by 65 technology firms and 100 employees.

“The attrition rate is like to remain high at least for the next two-three quarters and the sector is likely to reduce around 80,000-90,000 people,” the Bengaluru-based company’s chief executive Aditya Narayan Mishra told PTI.

“The telecom industry has lost its lustre and this negative sentiment is failing to attract any talent into the sector. The vacant seats continue to remain vacant with no fresh applications,” Mishra added.


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