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WHO Digital COVID-19 Vaccination Infrastructure

Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas & WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom had signed an agreement to allow Estonian entrepreneurs and researchers to start working on a digital immunization certificate and interoperability projects. Estonia's first project will be working with the yellow vaccination card which will enable a reliable and transparent cross-border exchange of vaccination data. It can be used once the coronavirus vaccine has been developed. 

India launches property card scheme for rural households

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the physical distribution of property cards under the “SVAMITVA” (ownership) scheme through video-conferencing yesterday. He said these cards would be given to every rural household across the country over the next 3-4 years.

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Authentication Regulations/Initiatives (India)
Aadhar announces PVC card - Hologram to ensure physical security

Aadhaar card, considered as one of the vital documents for proving identity in India, now comes in a smart size that fits into a card slot of a wallet like any other ATM or debit card. The card will be reprinted on Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) card said Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) that issues the Aadhaar card. The all-new Aadhaar PVC card incorporate latest security features including a hologram, Guilloche pattern, ghost image, and micro text.

Authentication Regulation/Initiatives (Saudi Arabia)
Saudi Arabia launches polymer version of five-riyal banknote

The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority launched a new polymer five-riyal banknote on October 5. The new note – the country’s first to be printed on polymer – retains the visual design of the existing cotton-based note, but incorporates some new security features, Sama said in a statement. The polymer notes will circulate alongside the existing cotton notes. Additional security features include a window and ink that changes colour when the note is tilted. 

Authentication Regulation/Initiatives (Nepal)
Nepal Security Printing Press Construction Started

Printing press would be completed at a cost of Rs 33 billion. The government had decided to establish the security printing press at the IT Park for printing passport, bank notes, driving licence, smart cards, postal tickets and SIM cards. 

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Turkey: 'Anti-counterfeit alcohol ops. to increase'

10 people have died after consuming illicit liquor in western Izmir province

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Security Printing Press India invite bid for Smart Card Manufacturing

India EOI invited for Procurement of one number of Fully Automated in line Smart Card Manufacturing Machine for Contactless Cards at Security Printing Press, Hyderabad

Global Tenders
  • Nepal: Ministry of Foreign Affairs invite tenders for Procurement of security printing, supply and delivery, installation, testing and commissioning of equipment and personalization of e-MRTDs. Deadline: October 15, 2020
  • India: Security Printing Press, Hyderabad invites EOI for Procurement of one number of Fully Automated in line Smart Card Manufacturing Machine for Contactless Cards at Security Printing Press, Hyderabad. Deadline: October 16, 2020
  • Sri Lanka: Bank of Ceylon invite bid for Provision Of Security Printing - Direct Mailers With Date, FD Receipts, ID Cards, Etc. Organization: Deadline: October 29, 2020
  • Bangladesh: The Security Printing Corporation (Bangladesh) Ltd invite tender for Supply of 500 Reams Cbs-1 Paper for Micr Cheque Print. Deadline: October 25, 2020
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ASPA welcome new member LAKE IMAGE

Lake Image Systems, UK has joined ASPA as new member.  Established in 1994, Lake Image Systems has its roots in High Speed and Industrial Imaging technologies and a leading solutions provider for all variable print and data integrity applications within the printing, mailing, labelling and packaging industry. 

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