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  • FASTag compulsory from December 1st: The what, why and how of this RFID tag! Under the One Nation One Tag scheme, having the FASTag RFID tag on a four-wheeler in India will become mandatory from 1st December 2019. In this report, we answer all the question that you might have related to this electric toll collection technology. The Financial Express 18 November 2019
  • One Nation One Tag: FASTag toll payments on national highways, UP expressways from December 1; check details No more congestion at toll plazas in Uttar Pradesh! With an aim to ensure seamless traffic on state highways and national highways crisscrossing Uttar Pradesh, the FASTag system will be implemented from December 1 as the central government has been focussing on ‘One Nation One Tag’. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between National Highways Authority of Indian (NHAI) and Uttar Pradesh Expressway Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) in this regard. The Financial Express 12 November 2019
  • Govt seeks RBI nod to expand FASTag usage The Centre has sought the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)’s approval for expanding the usage of radio frequency identification-based FASTags as open-loop cards to enable their use for other transactions like the purchase of fuel, according to officials aware of the development. Hindustan Times 22 October 2019
  • FASTag – Know Everything About This Digital Payment Tags Earlier this month, Nitin Gadkari, Road Transport and Highways Minister announced that FASTags would become mandatory for all vehicles from December 2019. Any private or commercial vehicle, which has the FASTag will be able to make contactless payments swiftly at toll plazas on national highways. FASTags comes under the National Electronic Toll Collection (NETC) program, which is developed by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). Hans India 18 October 2019
  • FASTag Will Soon be Mandatory For Your Car: This is How The Digital Payment Tag Works Earlier this month, the Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari announced that FASTags will become mandatory for all vehicles from December this year. This means that any vehicle, private or commercial, which has the FASTag will be able to swiftly make contactless payments at toll plazas on national highways and be on their way. News18 16 October 2019
  • Govt to regulate nebulizers, BP monitors, more devices from 1 Jan The government will now regulate quality and performance standards of commonly used medical devices such as nebulizers, blood pressure monitors, digital thermometers and glucometers, effective January 1, 2020. Mint 15 October 2019
  • Implementing GLN for hospitals needs a mind set change: Ravi Mathur, CEO, GS1 India Ravi Mathur, CEO, GS1 India speaks to Viveka Roychowdhury on the importance of each healthcare provider having a Global Location Number (GLN), linked to a national hospital registry. The GLN system ensures patients get more transparent information about the prices and services available and also helps detect and prevent medical insurance fraud Express Healthcare 04 October 2019
  • Empowering Shoppers through Smart Consumer App How the ‘Smart Consumer’ mobile app is helping brands and manufacturers to now connect directly with thousands of consumers across the country as never before. Progressive Grocer 03 October 2019
  • New GS1 US Research Reveals 59% of High-Growth Small Businesses See Direct Correlation Between Sales Growth and Complete Product Information A new study titled "Charting the Growth Journey: From Product to Profitable Business," conducted by GS1 US® in collaboration with Longitude, a Financial Times company, found that 59% of high-growth small business owners see a direct correlation between providing complete product information (such as images, product origins, and more) in their online listings with the number of products sold. Business Insider 17 September 2019
  • RFID account recharge a must to escape penalty Commercial vehicles with radio frequency identification (RFID) tags which have not got their accounts recharged will have to pay double the toll amount at 13 border points in Delhi where RFID systems have been installed, senior officials of the South Delhi Municipal Corporation said. The Hindu 13 September 2019
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