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  • Indian Solar Manufacturers Association (ISMA) to file fresh petition for anti-dumping probe on solar equipment. Read More
  • India looking to approach World Trade Organisation (WTO) if US imposes ‘selective’ steel, aluminium tariffs Read More
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  • Ministry of Commerce has released Indian National Standardization Strategy Paper, which is open for comments and feedback now until 31st March 2018 Read more

Smart Cities:Rss-logo

  • India has undertaken most comprehensive, planned urbanisation programme: Union Minister Read More
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  • Nokia launched a set of services and technologies to manage a smart city’s video surveillance, network, Internet of things sensors, parking and environment Read more
  • Three Indian ‘Smart Cities’ selected among finalists for WWF’s One Planet City Challenge. Read more


  • Central Electricity Authority favors special pricing for charging electric vehicles Read More
  • Mahindra & Mahindra plans to double its EV portfolio and bring on road at least four new models in the segment in the next three years. Read More
  • Energy Efficiency Services Limited to float fresh tender for another 10,000 electric cars Read More
  • Government is likely to restructure two apex bodies, the National Council for Electric Mobility and the National Board for Electric Mobility on E-mobility to ensure better inter-ministerial coordination Read More
  • Govt. caps life of commercial vehicles (CVs) such as taxis, trucks and buses at 20 years. Read More
  • Govt. may extend financial support of Rs 8,730 crore (1.16B Euro) in Faster adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles Phase II (FAME II). Read More
  • Delhi govt plans to add 1000 electric buses; proposed Rs 53K Cr (7.06B Euro) ‘green budget’ to curb pollution. Read More
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  • Policy to scrap 15 yrs old vehicles almost finalised: Union Minister Read more
  • Govt unveils draft National Auto Policy to promote green mobility. Read more
  • NITI Aayog tasks seven ministries to frame guidelines to encourage the use of electric vehicles. Read more
  • Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) sets up virtual labs for testing BS-VI engines Read more
  • Ministry of Power Launches National E-Mobility Programme in India. Read more

Electrical Equipment including Consumer Electronics:Rss-logo

  • Indian semiconductor component market is expected to be worth $32.35 billion by 2025: India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA). Read More
  • India set to achieve 20 GW grid connected installed solar power generation capacity this fiscal itself: Govt. Read More
  • Power discom Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL) sighs memorandum of understanding (MoU) with French company Électricité de France (EDF) to explore the opportunities in Smart Grid technology in India.Read More
  • Smart meters to rationalize electricity consumption in India Read More
  • Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) floats second tender for smart meters Read More
  • Policy
  • Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has released guidelines for Series Approval of Products towards Implementation of “Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirements for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012” –Phase III (Revision 03). Read more
  • Meity issued Electronics and IT Goods (Requirements for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012_Amendment Order-2018. Read more
  • Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has released following corrigendum’s:
    • Amendment Scheme for over 5000MW Grid Connected SPV (Special Purpose Vehicle) Power Projects with VGF (Viable Gap Funding) under JNNSM (Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission) 2102 – 2018. Read More
    • Amendment in the Guidelines for implementation of a scheme for setting up of over 2000 MW Grid-Connected Solar PV Power Projects. Read More
  • Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has released following Office Memorandums (OMs):
    • Compliance of WTG (Wind Turbine Generator) models to applicable CEA (Centre for Electrical Authority) Technical standards for Connectivity to the Grid. Read More
    • Grid Connected Roof top and Small Solar Power Plants Programme – Clarification in ‘Achievement-Linked Incentive Scheme for Government Sector’. Read More

    ICT including Services:Rss-logo

    • India 5G spectrum pricing revealed by telecom operators to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). Read More
    • Govt harmonizing spectrum for 5G: Telecom Secretary Read More
    • Govt. approved two important measures related to payment and spectrum holding assisting Indian telecom operators to improve their financial health and stay in business Read More
    • Data Security Council of India (DSCI) is planning to roll out initiatives for cyber security and data privacy in India. Read More
    • India needs core network, enabling ecosystem to boost 5G, Internet of things (IoT): Telecom secy. Read More
    • Telecom sector to create 10 million jobs in next five years: Skilling council. Read More
    • India ranks 67th in fixed line, 109th in mobile broadband speed: Ookla Read More
    • Only a third of Indian IT companies ready for EU privacy laws Read More
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    • Government readies AI-muscled cyber security plan Read more
    • TRAI issued consultation paper, aiming to fix quality issues on voice services to Long Term Evolution (LTE) users including Voice Over Long-Term Evolution (VoLTE) and CS Fallback. Read more
    • Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) released Report on Independent Drive Test Conduct in Coimbatore, Kozhikode, Pondicherry and Vijayawada cities. Read more

      Make in India Rss-logo

      • Centre taking steps for smart manufacturing: officialRead More
      • New industrial policy to increase share of manufacturing in Gross domestic product (GDP): Commerce Minister. Read More
      • Centre urges battery manufacturers to Make in IndiaRead More
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      • Indian government identifies 21 key sectors for specific actions under the Make in India action plan Read more

        Energy Efficiency & Environment Rss-logo

        • Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) to install energy-efficient LEDs across all airports in India. Read More
        • India ranks 78th on World Economic Forum’s (WEF) energy transition index. Read More
        • India’s EESL (Energy Efficiency Services Limited) subsidiary buys UK based Edina for $76M Read More
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        • Ministry of Power (MoP) releases office Memorandum (OM) Amendment to Mega Power policy. Read more

        R&D and Innovation:Rss-logo

        • Central Government has sanctioned a sum of Rs. 1000 crore (133.33M Euro) for the phase two of the Impacting Research Innovation and Technology (IMPRINT) India programmeRead More
        • India Innovation Growth Programme earmarks USD 2 million funding for this year Read More
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        • UK and India upgrade joint research on clean water and clean energy. Read more


        • India, EU to decide fate of trade agreement next month Read More
        • India, France commit to boost bilateral trade; relaunch India-EU free trade agreement (EU FTA) Read More
        • European development bank approves India’s membership. Read More
        • Spain for early resumption of India-EU free trade pact talks Read More
        • Indian and French companies exchanged 19 contracts and agreements worth over 13 billion euros in sectors including new and renewable energy, smart grid, nuclear energy, aviation, cement, telecom among others Read More
        • India and European Investment Bank (EIB) to Sign Loan Pact for Clean Energy Projects as part of a EUR 800m EIB investment in renewables in India. Read More
        • France keen on investing big in India, will create jobs for youth: Commerce minister. Read More
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        • India and Germany signed MoU on urban development and Smart Cities program in India. Read more
        • European Investment Bank (EIB) and Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) sign Euro 150 million Loan Agreement for Renewable Energy Financing in India. Read more
        • List of MoUs/Agreements signed during the State Visit of President of France to India. Read more

        Invest India :Rss-logo

        • India fifth most attractive market for investments: PwC survey Read More

        Ease of Doing BusinessRss-logo

        • Govt appoints 4 institutes to push India’s ranking in ease of doing business index. Read More

        Reports and Publications:Rss-logo

        • India Produced 34% More Electricity Last Year than 2010, Now Third Globally: Report Read More
        • Government must remove all permits for electric vehicles: Niti-CII Report Read More
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        • Indian solar sector attracted over USD 10 billion investment in 2017 as compared to USD 4 billion in the previous year Read more