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Standards/TBT/IPR:Rss-logo,

  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) DG appreciates India’s efforts of integration with international systems through National IPR policy 2016. Read More
  • Swedish carmaker Volvo seeking clarity from Indian government on standardization of Electric Vehicle (EV) infrastructure Read More
  • Policy
  • Department of Industrial Policy (DIPP) wants strict compliance on procurement of local products Read more

Smart Cities:
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  • India needs Smart Laws to run Smart Cities: ExpertsRead More
  • Policy
  • 50 smart cities integrated command and control centres to be ready by 2019: Housing and Urban Affairs minister Read More

Automotive:Rss-logo

  • Government needs to invest big in Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infra to boost e-mobility in India: TERI DG Read More
  • Electric vehicles start-up EV Motors India launched its first Public EV Charging Outlet ‘PlugNgo’ in partnership with DLF, Delta Electronics India and ABB India. Read More
  • SUN Mobility and SmartE partner to transform EV adoption in the country. Read More
  • Policy
  • Government hikes FAME-I outlay by 100 crore (12 euro million) to Rs 895 crore (109 euro million). Read more
  • infra policy soon, individual can set up charging station for commercial use: Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister. Read more
  • India needs vehicle end of life policy to encourage sustainability: Niti Aayog Read more
  • National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)signed Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with Seven Electric Vehicle aggregators for development and utilization of public charging infrastructure. Read more
  • MINISTRY OF ROAD TRANSPORT AND HIGHWAYS (MoRTH) released following notifications:
  • ✓ Notification no. GSR 1081(E) regarding amendment in rule 90 of the CMVR, 1989- (additional condition for national Permit), fitness periodicity of two years, mandating FASTag etc. Read more
    ✓ Draft Notification no. GSR 1073(E) regarding common format for the Driving License and Registration certificate Read more
    ✓ Notification no. G.S.R. 931(E) regarding Special requirements for transportation of Livestock. Read more
    ✓ Notification Issued for Inclusion of Quadricycles as Non Transport Vehicle Read more


Electrical Equipment including Consumer Electronics:Rss-logo

  • Smart Grids emerging as the critical enabling infrastructure for all flagship Government of India programmes.Read More
  • Solar capacity has increased by 370% in last 3 years in India.Read More
  • Power sector to attract Rs 11.56 trillion investments between 2017 and 2022. Read More
  • Policy
  • Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) issued CERC (Deviation Settlement Mechanism and Related Matters) (Fourth Amendment) Regulations, 2018. Read more/Download

ICT including Services:Rss-logo

  • Indian IT market to grow 6.9% to reach $12.9B: IDC report. Read More
  • Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) to work with the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to launch an online portal to monitor applications and approvals for setting up telecom infrastructure. Read More
  • Speedy implementation of NDCP (National Digital Communication Policy) will bridge digital divide between rural Bharat and urban India: Union Minister of State for Communications Read More
  • Telecom industry is expected to create an economic value of 217 billion dollars within next two years. Read More
  • Policy
  • Govt notifies new telecom policy, renames Telecom Commission as Digital Communications Commission. Read more/download
  • Department of Telecommunications (DoT) released notification for National Digital Communications Policy 2018. Read more/download
  • Government starts facility for security testing of telecom products. Read more
  • Govt to allow data service initially under in-flight connectivity. Read more
  • Consultation papers released by Telecom regulatory TRAI:
  • ✓ Consultation Paper to Check on over-the-Top (OTT) Players. Read more
    ✓ Consultation Paper on Review of sending the printed bills to consumers of landline and postpaid Mobile subscribers. Read more


Make in India Rss-logo

  • India’s manufacturing sector must undergo shift for ambitious goals: report Read More
  • India now has 268 mobile handset and component manufacturing units: Indian Cellular and Electronics Association (ICEA) Read More
  • Three indigenous supercomputers under the Make in India initiative to be ready for operations by March 2019. Read More
  • Swedish carmaker Volvo to roll out 1st Make in India XC90 T8 Excellence plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) by 2019. Read More
  • German multinational automotive manufacturing company Volkswagen Group, gears up for second innings in India with Rs 8,000 crore (1 billion Euros). Read More
  • Italian premium bike manufacturer Benelli is planning to set up its manufacturing facility in India. Read More

Energy Efficiency & Environment Rss-logo

  • About 50% of India’s electricity will come from non-fossil fuels By FY22: Power secretary. Read More
  • Government planning to bring renewable power in Indian energy mix Read More
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) inks pact with Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) to provide USD 13 million loan to promote efficient energy usage in India Read More
  • Policy
  • Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) released draft “Indian Wind Turbine Certification Scheme (IWTCS)”. Read more/download

R&D and Innovation:Rss-logo

  • India’s R&D services market to touch $38 billion by 2020. Read More
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Delhi and IBM enters into a multi-year research collaboration on Artificial Intelligent (AI). Read More

EU-INDIA/Trade-FTA/Investments:Rss-logo

  • European Union to Join Hands with India for the Growth of Sustainable Technologies. Read More
  • Germany to provide developmental assistance of 765 Million Euros to India in 2018. Read More
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  • Indian, French companies ink pacts entailing Rs 1,600 crore (195 euro million) investment. Read More
  • Cabinet approves MoU between India and Italy for continuing training and education in the fields of Labour and Employment. Read More

Invest India :Rss-logo

  • Invest India wins top UN award for promoting renewable energy investment.Read More
  • India to attract $100 bn investment in telecom sector’ Read More

Ease of Doing Business:Rss-logo

Policy
  • India improves rank by 23 spots to reach the 77th position among 190 nations in World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business ranking. Read more
  • India launches Ease of Doing Business Grand Challenge. Read more

Reports and Publications:Rss-logo

  • India’s renewable energy share to triple by 2023: IEA Read More
  • IT, infra sectors key to India’s growth to $10 trillion economy: ReportRead More
  • India to have 1.15 bn LTE (Long-Term Evolution) users in 2024: Ericsson report Read More
  • Smartphone users in India to double, 60% population to be internet users by 2022: Cisco report Read More
  • Policy
  • Government needs to act as consumer for faster adoption of 5G in India: report Read more
  • India to attract investments worth $80 bn in renewable energy: Report Read more

Any Other Important Update:Rss-logo

  • India will register highest Gross Domestic Product (GDP), energy growth among nations through
    2040: OPEC report. Read More