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  • Govt. has doubled the custom duties on appliances to boost ‘Make in India’. Read More
  • Solar power developers have urged the power ministry to impose 50% solar tariff as penalty for
    not buying clean power. Read More
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  • Department of Telecom (DoT) has issued Public Procurement (Preference to Make in India) Order 2017- Notification of Telecom Products, Services or Works.
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Smart Cities:
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  • Smart cities must have a vector control component which needs to be included in strategic planning for urban development: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.Read More

Automotive:Rss-logo

  • National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog urges states to formulate EV (Electric
    Vehicle) policy. Read More
  • Electric vehicles and vehicles that run on alternative fuels such as compressed natural gas (CNG)
    and ethanol will not require permits to ply on roads. Read More
  • Govt of India’s EESL (Energy Efficiency Services Limited) to float second tender of 10,000 Electric
    Cars.Read More
  • ABB plans to make EV chargers in India by year-end. Read More
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  • NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog has released a report titled “Moving Forward Together: Enabling Shared Mobility in India” Read more/Download
  • Niti Aayog has released a draft model concession agreement for PPP in O&M of electric buses in
    Cities. Read more
  • Government to soon launch Electric Vehicle (EV) and alternate fuel policy.
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  • India to soon have ‘one-nation-one-card’ policy for transport. Read more
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Electrical Equipment including Consumer Electronics:Rss-logo

  • Cooperative group housing societies (CGHS) in the capital (Delhi) can now getsolar panelsinstalled on the rooftops without spending a single penny under Mukhyamantri Solar Power SchemeRead More
  • India solar power target under cloud as agencies spike bids for 9,000 MW.Read More
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  • Ministry of New & Renewal Energy (MNRE) has further revised the notification on “Extension of implementation of Quality Control Order on Solar Photovoltaics (SPV) Systems”. Read more

ICT including Services:Rss-logo

  • India to set up centre of excellence in Artificial Intelligence (AI). Read More
  • Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to set up panel to examine 5G applications: Telecom Secretary.Read More
  • DoT may open up new 5G spectrum bands early to facilitate 5G services after a formal proposal from the sector regulator (TRAI).Read More
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    Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued:

  • Department of Telecom (DoT) has issued a notification to address the issue of IMEI certificate
    through IMEI Cloning detection and restriction system. Read more/Download
  • DoT has issued a clarification that import of mobile handsets having bluetooth and wifi need not
    require a permit from the telecom department.Read more
  • Telecom Commission approves forming National Trust Centre for M2M (Machine to Machine)
    devices, apps certification. Read more/download

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  • India’s manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rises to 52.2 in September 2018. Read More
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  • Germany’s Deger Energie and India-based Kavitsu Robotronix announced to set up a solar PV
    tracker manufacturing facility in India. Read more

Energy Efficiency & Environment Rss-logo

  • India is targeting 40 per cent of electricity generation from non-fossil fuel-based resources by 2030. Read More
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  • Ministry of Power, Government of India has launched an ambitious program to encourage the deployment of Energy Efficient chiller systems in the country. Read more

R&D and Innovation:Rss-logo

  • Govt., industry must work together to promote R&D: NITI aayog. Read More
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  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee launches Design Innovation Centre with project outlay of Rs 10 crores (1.2 euro mn). Read more

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

  • EU-India “fully committed” to move forward on free trade pact: EU official. Read More
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  • India and Czech Republic sign five agreements, welcome special carve-out for Indian skilled workers. Read More

Invest India :Rss-logo

  • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Telecom Sector jumped five times in last three years from $1.3 billion in 2015-16 to $ 6.2 billion in 2017-18 : Minister of State for Communications.Read More
  • India to attract up to $80 bn investment in renewable energy in 4 years. Read More

Reports and Publications:Rss-logo

  • Share of renewable energy in India’s total electricity generation is likely to rise to around 18% by 2022, from 7.8% at present: Moody’s. Read More
  • Lack of uniform policy framework is a challenge to the growth of 5G connectivity in India: DeloitteCII report. Read More
  • Regulation on data protection and privacy should adopt a risk-based approach and provide certain relaxations and exceptions for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) under specific circumstances: ASSOCHAM-PwC joint study. Read More
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  • India surpasses US and Japan in automation, AI adoption: Study. Read more
  • India’s E-commerce Market to Surpass $100 billion by 2022: Report Read more
  • Communication, trade, financial services catch foreign investors’ fancy; attract over USD 20 bln
    FDI: ASSOCHAM 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