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Standards/TBT/IPR:

  • Government to seek Intellectual property rights (IPR) views from stakeholders for Free Trade Agreements (FTAs). Read More
  • Number of patent filings increased from 42,763 in 2014-15 to 66,440 in 2021-22 due to steps taken by the government to strengthen intellectual property rights regime of the country. Read More
  • DoT exempts handsets, smart watches from mandatory testing. Read More
Policy
  • Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is discussing a strategy road map to promote intellectual property rights (IPR) in Telecom sector. Read More/Download

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Smart Cities:

  • Integrated Command-Control Centre for all 100 smart cities by 15 August. Read More
Policy
  • World Economic Forum (WEF) and National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to design ‘Sustainable Cities India’ program. Read more

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Automotive:

  • Electric vehicles offer INR 3 lakh crore (approx. €36 billion) opportunity for India: CRISIL Read more
Policy
  • Government asks all states to conduct safety audit of all ropeway project. Read more
  • NITI Aayog, public policy think tank of Government of India released draft “BATTERY SWAPPING POLICY” for Stakeholder comments by 5th June 2022. Read more
  • • Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued following notifications:

  • G.S.R. 272(E) regarding Central Motor Vehicles (Eighth Amendment) Rules, 2022.
  • G.S.R. 221(E) regarding Central Motor Vehicles (Second Amendment) Rules, 2022.

  • • Ministry of Railways notifications:

  • 2020/RS(L)/779/1: Approval for Global Tender Enquire (GTE) below INR. 200 crore (25 million Euro) from the competent authority.
  • 2021/RS(G)/779/7: Procurement from approved sources-Vendor Directory

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Electrical Equipment including Consumer Electronics:

  • India needs $60 billion to meet green target: Avendus. Read More
Policy

    Memorandum (OM):

  • Invitation of proposals for pilot demonstration of new and innovative solar applications under GIZ’s bilateral project titled “Innovative Solar Area (IN-Solar). Read More
  • Government Reopens application window for PLI Scheme for White Goods (ACs and LED Lights) from 10th March to 25th April 2022. Read More
  • Seeking Expression of Interest (EoI) for setting up a manufacturing zone on pilot basis for power & renewable energy sector. Read More

  • • Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued following notifications/Office Memorandum (OM):

  • Scheme for Flexibility in Generation and Scheduling of Thermal Hydro Power Stations through bundling with Renewable Energy and Storage Power. Read More
  • Guidelines on Planning of Communication System for lnter-State Transmission System (ISTS).Read More

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ICT:

  • Indian Government Focused on Instituting Semiconductor Ecosystem in the Country: MoS IT Read More
  • TSDSI 5Gi standard merged with 3GPP 5G. Read More
  • Telecom Department has informed that first registration certificate issued for providing services as M2M Service Provider and WLAN/WPAN Connectivity Provider. Read More
  • Telecom Regulatory (TRAI) said the rollout obligations prescribed by it as part of recent spectrum recommendation are easy, fair, and rational, and fully in line with global 5G norms. Read More
  • Department of Telecommunications (DoT) accepts Trai’s 5G base price suggestions. Read More
  • Telecom Minister confirms 5G auction will be held on schedule (target June’22). Read More
  • Telecom department (DoT) proposes legislative changes to allocate E, V-band spectrum. Read More
  • Experts predict mmWave to be attractive property for 5G auctions.Read More
  • Railways Ministry and Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DoT) to work together for modernization of Telecommunication in Indian Railways for Public Safety and Security Services. Read More
  • Govt to release framework on non-personal data use soon. Read More
  • Telecom Department (DoT) plan for international firms: easing funding, spectrum bid norms.Read More
  • India launches pilot phase of open e-commerce network.Read More
  • Indian Space Association Wants 28 GHz Band to be Reserved for Satcom. Read More
  • Satcom firms urge DoT not to offer 28 GHz spectrum band for 5G services. Read More
Policy
  • National Health Authority (NHA) gives open call for Expression of Interest for developing innovative solutions for building digital health ecosystem for India. Read More
  • Telecom department (DoT) launched 5G Vertical Engagement and Partnership Program (VEPP). Read More
  • Telecom Department (DoT) issued draft Right of Way (RoW) guidelines to boost telecom infrastructure. Read More
  • • Telecom Regulatory (TARI) issued following consultation papers and recommendations:

  • Consultation Paper on Issues relating to Media Ownership. Read More
  • Consultation Paper on Rating of Buildings or Areas for Digital Connectivity. Read More
  • Consultation Paper on Use of street furniture for small cell and aerial fiber deployment. Read More
  • Recommendations on IMT/5G bands spectrum auction. Read More
  • • Telecom Engineering Centre (TEC) released following IoT/M2M technical reports/guidelines:

  • TEC Initiatives in M2M/ IoT Domain- An overview. Read More
  • IoT/ ICT Standards for Smart Cities. Read More
  • Roll out of Small Cells for 5G Network by Leveraging Street Furniture. Read More

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Make in India:

  • India will consume semiconductors of $80 bn to manufacture electronics worth $300 bn: MoS IT. Read More
  • Bureau of Indian Standards grants 630 licenses to MSME toy manufacturersRead More
  • Telecom industry seeks incentives from the government for “Made in India” gears.Read More
Policy
  • Government may extend telecom Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme by one year. Read more

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Services:

    • India needs to triple energy generation by 2070 to achieve development, net-zero: Study. Read more/Download
    • India is generating about 3.5 million tonnes of plastic waste, and it almost doubled in last five years. Read more/Download
    • Power minister calls for global efforts for efficient hydrogen fuel cells. Read more/Download

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Energy Efficiency & Environment including circular economy:

  • Climate Action: India to set up two carbon capture and utilisation centres.Read More
Policy
  • NITI Aayog released State Energy & Climate Index. Read more

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R&D and Innovation:

  • India’s R&D expenditure has almost doubled in the last seven years. Read more
  • Ministry Of Railways to Invest in Indian Startups Under Innovation Policy Read more
Policy
  • Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Ministry launched the MSME Innovative Scheme. It is a combination of three components i.e. Incubation, Design and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). Read more

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EU-INDIA/Trade-FTA/Investments:

  • European Commission chief visited India to push economic, security and connectivity agenda. Read More
  • Prime Minister of India arrives in Germany for 3-nation Europe visit. Read More
  • India-UK trade deal will be a step closer to doubling bilateral trade by 2030. Read More
Policy
  • Cabinet approves Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Indian Council of Medical Research, India and German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) Germany . Read more
  • Cabinet approves Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Indian Council of Medical Research, India and the Oxford University, UK Read more

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Invest India

  • Foreign Direct Investment in India: India received USD 339.55 billion FDI in last 5 years. Read more
  • Budget 2022 announcements support renewable energy investments in India. Read more
Policy
    • Government plans ranking for ministries on ease of doing business. Read more

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Reports & Publications:

    • Indian startups raised more than $7 billion in funding between Oct-Dec 2021: NASSCOM-PGA report. Read more/Download
Policy
    • SIM Card Replacement Guidelines to Arrive Soon: Report Read more

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    Any Other Important Update:

    • Government has notified extension of the Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) 2015-2020 till March 31, 2022.Read more
    Policy
      • Government released Draft National Medical Devices Policy 2022 to boost domestic production of medical devicesRead more
      • Ministry of Civil Aviation have released draft National Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management Policy.Read more