Islamic Corporation for the development of the Private Sector (ICD) Launches the ICD Finnovation Award 2020

(MENAFN – African Press Organization) JEDDAH, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, November 19, 2020/APO Group/ —

The Islamic Corporation for the development of the Private Sector (ICD) ([To enable links contact MENAFN] the private arm of the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDBG), today launches the ‘ICD Finnovation Award 2020, to recognize, showcase and encourage financial institutions that provide an outstanding solution for the financial industry.

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented scenario for individuals, households, businesses, and institutions globally. Partial solutions at play are new financial instruments and technology. This special initiative is therefore aimed at exploring more the role of technology and innovation in providing sustainable solutions to current challenges, including those posed by COVID-19.

‘Finnovation is an online platform, ‘ [To enable links contact MENAFN] which ICD utilizes to list and highlight successful innovations of Financial Institutions (FIs) and FinTech startups at a global level.

Mr. Ayman Sejiny,

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SMTC Corporation to Manufacture Aura V Ventilators in Battle to Combat COVID-19

IPM Chirana’s Aura V ventilator

IPM Chirana’s Aura V ventilator being manufactured by SMTC Corporation
IPM Chirana’s Aura V ventilator being manufactured by SMTC Corporation
IPM Chirana’s Aura V ventilator being manufactured by SMTC Corporation

TORONTO, Nov. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SMTC Corporation (Nasdaq:SMTX), a global electronics manufacturing services provider and winner of Frost & Sullivan’s 2019 Best Practices Award for Customer Value Leadership in the Electronics Manufacturing Services Industry, today announced that the Company will produce Aura V ventilators for its customer IPM Chirana.

“With the number of COVID-19 cases continuing to rise, we are pleased that we are able to draw on experience in building complex equipment that will perform in critical situations to support the medical community in combatting COVID-19 by manufacturing IPM Chirana’s Aura V ICU ventilators,” said Ed Smith, SMTC Corporation’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

“We selected SMTC to manufacture our Aura V critical care ventilators because of their reputation for quality, customer

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Skill Development Corporation signs MoUs with IBM India, three other firms- The New Indian Express

By Express News Service

VIJAYAWADA: The Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC) signed MoUs with the four industry/academic partners — IBM India, Singapore Polytechnic International (SPI), India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) and LV Prasad Film & TV Academy (LVPA).

APSSDC MD and chief executive officer Dr Arja Srikanth signed the MoUs in the presence of Special Chief Secretary (Skill Development & Training) G Anantha Ramu and APSSDC chairman Challa Madhusudhan Reddy on Thursday.

IBM India partnered with the AP government to set up a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in IT. IBM India will assist in developing course & curriculum, training of the trainers programmes, industrial exposure, guest lectures and provide training in emerging technologies including coding, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, Blockchain. 

Singapore Polytechnic International (SPI) partnered with the APSSDC for enabling industry-led courses in advanced manufacturing, food innovation and processing and entrepreneurship to be offered in

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