Logistics Top Headlines dated 8th May 2017



Ravi Shankar Prasad directs DeITY to use NIELIT facility for GST training

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: May 6, 2017 6:21 PM

IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today directed Department of Electronics and IT (DeITY) to use NIELIT facilities for imparting goods and services tax training. “NIELIT should be used for imparting GST training.

If required, I will speak to (Finance Minister) Arjun Jaitley on this,” Prasad said at inaugural function of NIELIT Bhawan. Minister of State for Electronics and IT PP Chaudhary has already written letter to Ministry of Finance to impart GST training through National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT), which runs its own 30 campuses and has around 10,000 franchisees associated with it…(see more)

Govt begins transport operations on multiple waterways

PTI | Last Updated: May 7, 2017  | 11:51 IST

The government said it has started integrated cargo transportation along multiple waterways, with a cement consignment from the banks of Rupnarayan in West Bengal to Bhagalpur, Bihar on Saturday.

“MV VV Giri, a vessel of the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) began a landmark pilot movement on April 23 2017 from Kolaghat in East Midnapore district of West Bengal to Bhagalpur in Bihar with a cement consignment of 240 tonnes,” Ministry of Shipping said in a statement today… (see more)

Qatar Airways signs FIFA sponsorship deal until 2022 World Cup

Qatar Airways has signed a major sponsorship deal with FIFA until 2022 when the World Cup will be hosted in Qatar, the airline said on Sunday.

Qatar Airways will be the official partner and airline of FIFA including for 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, it said in a statement…(see more)

Rules on no-fly list vague, should specify ban period: experts

PTI | New Delhi | Last Updated: May 6, 2017 | 13:07 IST

The duration of ban under government’s draft rules on no-fly list should not be left to the discretion of the airlines, according to experts while an air passenger rights body has called the proposed regulation “vague” and “hurriedly prepared”.

The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) yesterday made public amendments to a set of rules on unruly and disruptive passengers and proposed a national-no fly list of such travellers…(see more)




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