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Standards/TBT/IPR:

  • Over 450 products are under the ambit of mandatory certification, Consumers to ensure they purchase products bearing ISI Mark. Read More
Policy

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Smart Cities:

  • Bhopal Smart City trials 5G use cases using small cell networks Read More
  • Indian Smart City, Ahmedabad joins C40 Cities to accelerate urban climate actions. Read More
Policy
  • Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) issued Guidelines for Identification of Academic Institutions as Centres of Excellence in Urban Planning and Design. Read more
  • Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) issued Guide for Using National Building Code of India 2016. Read more
  • Indore to become the country’s first ‘Smart City’ with ‘Smart Addresses’. Read more

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Automotive:

  • As per Bureau of Energy Efficiency, about 1.3 million Electric Vehicles registered in the country as on 14th July 2022. Transport minister. Read more
  • Ministry of Heavy Industries has installed 532 charging stations/Infrastructure under Phase-I & II of FAME India Scheme Read more
  • French carmaker Citroën launches made-in-India C3 model. Read more
  • India to get over 800 new EV charging stations across 16 national highways. Read more
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Electrical Equipment including Consumer Electronics:

  • Renewable energy generation accounts for 25%-29% of total power amid high demand: Power minister. Read More
  • After EU, India wants companies to offer a common charger for all devices. Read More
Policy

    The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) issued the following notification:


  • Quality control manual for grid connected rooftop solar PV system final draft.Read More
  • The Ministry of Power issued the following notifications:

  • Amendments to the Guidelines for Tariff Based Competitive Bidding Process for Procurement of Round-The Clock Power from Grid Connected Renewable Energy Power Projects, complemented with Power from any other source or storage.Read More
  • Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) releases handbook on safety in electrical installations, simplified version of NBC 2016 Read More

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ICT:

  • 5G telecom services to be made available from October: Communications Minister.Read More
  • India hosted the ITU’s Regional Standardization Forum. Read More
  • 5G Spectrum auction ends, Govt earns over Rs 1.5 lakh crore (€18.3 billion); Reliance Jio is a top bidder. Read More
  • Government offers use of 5G test bed free of cost for SMEs, start-ups till January 2023. Read More
  • New data bill draft is almost ready: IT Minister. Read More
Policy

    Telecom regulatory (TRAI) released following consultation papers/recommendations:


  • Consultation Paper on Draft Telecommunication (Broadcasting and Cable) Services Interconnection (Addressable Systems) (Fourth Amendment) Regulations, 2022. Read More
  • Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) is seeking suggestions on the Draft National Data Governance Framework Policy which aims to enhance access, quality, and use of data, in line with the current and emerging technology needs. Read More
  • Recommendations on Market Structure|Competition in cable TV services”. Read More
  • Telecom Department (DoT) eases security needs for mobile services in border areas. Read More
  • DoT invites comments on draft Indian Telecommunication Bill, 2022. Read More
  • Government amends right of way rules for quick 5G rollout. Read More

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Make in India:

  • High-level panel approves 32 beneficiaries under Production Linked Incentives (PLI) scheme for large scale electronics. Read More
Policy
  • Cabinet approves modifications in scheme for development of semiconductors and display manufacturing ecosystem. Read more
  • Department of Pharmaceuticals has revised the Guidelines of the PLI Scheme for Medical Devices. Read more

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Services:


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Energy Efficiency & Environment including circular economy:

  • Government has a Rs 80,000 crore (€9.8 billion) plan to decarbonise public transport and cut emission. Read More
  • India’s battery storage potential to be 600 GWh by 2030: NITI Aayog report.Read More
o Amendment Notification on Environmental Standards for Thermal Power Plants. Read more>>
Policy

    Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change notifications:


  • G.S.R 593(E) Date 21st July, 2022- Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Amendment Rules, 2022. Read more
  • Battery Waste Management Rules Notification, 2022. Read more
  • Amendment Notification on Environmental Standards for Thermal Power Plants. Read more
  • NITI aayog released a report “Need for Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) Energy Storage in India (Part III). Read more
  • Railways Minister releases Annual report on Environment Sustainability 2020-21. Read more

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R&D and Innovation:

  • Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways proposes setting up of Innovation Bank for new ideas, research findings and technologies to focus on ‘Quality’ in infrastructure development. Read more
Policy
  • NITI Aayog released India Innovation Index 2021. Read more

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EU-INDIA/Trade-FTA/Investments:

  • India, EU to step up cooperation on clean energy and climate action.Read More
  • Cabinet approves signing of Contract between India and France to support International Transport Forum (ITF) activities on the Indian Transport Sector. Read More
  • EU for govt procurement, IP, digital trade under India-EU FTA. Read More
Policy
  • India, France work on trilateral projects cooperation in Indo-Pacific. Read more
  • European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson and India’s Minister for Power and Renewable Energy R K Singh inaugurated the first EU-India Green Hydrogen Forum. Read more

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Invest India

  • India’s renewable energy investments are at record levels. Read more
Policy
    • Cabinet approves National Logistics Policy for ‘tech-enabled’ ecosystem. Read more

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Reports & Publications:

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
      • Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has notified the Medical Devices (Draft Amendment) Rules, 2022 to amend the Medical Device Rules, 2017 further. Read more