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  • 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
  • FASTags gain popularity after RFIDs on highways The FASTag is a reloadable tag that allows automatic deduction of toll without having to stop for carrying out the cash transaction. News Report 30 July 2018 Money Control News 6 August 2018
  • GS1 announces new, business-driven EDI strategy that adds UBL to its EDI standard syntax portfolio Members of the GS1 General Assembly recently approved the new GS1 EDI strategy that integrates Universal Business Language (UBL) in its EDI standard syntax portfolio, in addition to EDIFACT/EANCOM, GS1 XML and GS1 UN/CEFACT XML syntaxes. Press Release 1 June 2018
  • GS1 GO approved as Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) issuer GS1 Germany has officially transferred its GLEIF accreditation to GS1 Global Office. As of 1 June 2018, Global Office will operate as the GS1 Global LOU, issuing LEIs worldwide as part of its growing portfolio of value added services. 1 June 2018Read more >
  • GS1 system of Standards now being administered from 113 countries Turkmenistan's national organization for bar coding will become a member of GS1 AISBL, an international organization for creation and implementation of common standards, the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan said in a statement. Press Release 30 May 2018
  • GS1 announces Kathryn E. Wengel (J&J) as new Management Board Chair, Renaud de Barbuat (Carrefour) as Management Board Vice Chair GS1, the global supply chain standards organisation, announces the appointment of Kathryn E. Wengel as new Management Board Chair. Ms Wengel is Worldwide VP & Chief Supply Chain Officer at Johnson & Johnson. Press Release 16 May 2018
  • The Global Supply Chain Uses Standards Every Day - Billions of Times Every day, companies use data and standards to deliver outstanding products and services, increase transparency and visibility, improve safety, and drive growth. The complementary use of X12 Standards, GS1 Standards and related work products enable efficiencies - across the supply chain. Article on standards 12 March 2018
  • Insurance bureau building Aadhaar-like database for hospitals: Kunnel Prem Kunnel Prem, chief executive officer of the Insurance Information Bureau of India (IIB), tells Business Standard on what they’re doing. Business Standard report 12 March 2018
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