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On July 30, Sushma Swaraj said India was making all efforts to bring back the over 10,000 Indian workers rendered jobless in Saudi Arabia and was providing them food in camps

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In the wake of the food crisis facing Indian workers laid off by Saudi companies, Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh will leave for Saudi Arabia on Tuesday night, August 2.
He will reach Jeddah early on August 3 and return to India two days later, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said.

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On Saturday, July 30, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said India was making all efforts to bring back the over 10,000 Indian workers rendered jobless in Saudi Arabia and was providing them food in camps.

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She said the companies concerned had shut their factories and left. “We can’t leave our workers there… We have asked the foreign office to authorise us to bring them (back) from Saudi Arabia,” she said. (IANS)

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Smart tech can help create an automated end-to-end supply chain for consumers with minimal failure chances. Pixabay

Leveraging the power of “Smart Tech” — 5G, Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 — can help India create an efficient crisis management system which can ensure minimal impact due to any man-made or natural crisis, a new report from market research firm techARC said on Wednesday.

These technologies can help create an automated end-to-end supply chain for consumers with minimal failure chances, said the report.

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“No one can afford to pause a country. There are technologies like 5G, IoT and Industry 4.0 available which can be blended to create a crisis management system, ensuring functioning of several services and supply of products in such extraordinary times,” said Faisal Kawoosa, Founder and Chief Analyst, techARC.

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Leveraging the power of “Smart Tech” — 5G, Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 — can help India create an efficient crisis management system. Pixabay

Such a roadmap can ensure continuity of essential economic and governance activities without putting the lives of people at risk, said the report titled “Leveraging Smart Tech for Crisis Management: India’s Roadmap”.

“We are proposing a roadmap for India spread over three phases, which can minimise the impact,” he added.

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India must systematically and structurally adopt Smart Tech to achieve the objectives of thriving digital economy, effective crisis management system and minimising the opportunity cost due to delay or slow adoption of such transformational technologies, recommended the report. (IANS)