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  • Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Introduces New Standards For Motorcycle Helmets. Read More
  • India notifies World Trade Organisation (WTO) of its decision to impose higher import tariffs on 30 US goods. Read More
  • G20 nations including India impose 39 new trade-restrictive measures in 7 months: WTO report. Read More
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  • Govt. approved India’s accession to the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Copyright Treaties. Read more
  • Govt. has issued Public Procurement (Preference to Make in India) Order 2018 for Cyber Security Products. Read more

Smart Cities:
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  • Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) announces India Smart City Awards 2018.Read More
  • Only 5% of Proposed Smart City Projects are completed so far. Read More
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    Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has released following Office Memorandums (OMs):

  • Results of India Smart Cities Award Contest (ISAC). Read more
  • Selection of 100th City (Shillong, Maghlaya) for the development as Smart Cities under 100 Smart Cities Mission. Read more
  • Govt of India launched India Smart Cities Fellowship (ISCF) and Internship (ISCI) Program to Provide Opportunity to Youth to Work in the Domain of Urban Planning and Governance. Read more

Automotive:Rss-logo

  • Retirement age for commercial vehicles may be fixed as 20 years. Read More
  • Indian Govt. Think Tank – Niti Aayog mulls to set electric vehicle target for state public transporters. Read More
  • Second phase of the scheme Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles (FAME-India) envisages to give a boost to electric vehicles industry with several interventions on the demand and supply side, including R&D efforts:Read More
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    Ministry notifications

  • Notification no. G.S.R. 643 (E): regarding National Permit (NP), FASTag, fitness certificate etc. Read more
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Electrical Equipment including Consumer Electronics:Rss-logo

  • Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL) starts installation of smart meters, aims to cover 5 lakh (0.5 million)consumers in next 2 years. Read More
  • Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) released list of Sanctioned Solar Parks under the Solar Park Scheme.Read More/download
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  • New electronics policy to be unveiled soon and will focus on opening up Indian market for exports.
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  • Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) issued revised notification for implementation of Solar Photovoltaics, Systems, Devices, and Component Goods (Requirement for Compulsory Registration under BIS Act) Order 2017.”
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ICT including Services:Rss-logo

  • Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) moots measures to make ICT (Information and Communication Technology) services accessible for differently-abled.Read More
  • TRAI sets new quality norms for 4G networks. Read More
  • Ericsson launches 5G innovation lab in India. Read More
  • Govt is in the process of framing rules to implement net neutrality in the country. Read More
  • Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) asks TRAI to ensure WiFi is offered only by licensed companies. Read More
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  • Telecom Commission has approved net neutrality rules new telecom policy. Read more
  • Draft Telecommunication Tariff (64th Amendment) Order, 2018.Read more/Download
  • Draft Telecommunication Consumers Education and Protection Fund (Fourth Amendment) Regulation, 2018. Read more
  • Recommendations on “Privacy, Security and Ownership of Data in the Telecom Sector”. Read more
  • Telecommunication Interconnection (Amendment) Regulations, 2018. Read more
  • Recommendations on Making Information and Communication Technology (ICT) accessible for Persons with Disabilities. Read more
  • Method of allocation of spectrum for Public Mobile Radio Trunking Service (PMRTS) including auction, as a transparent mechanism. Read more
  • Telecom Commercial Communication Customer Preference Regulation, 2018. Read more

Make in India Rss-logo

  • Govt asks ministries to notify domestic content norms for procurement of goods to boost ‘Make in India. Read More
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  • 106 contracts signed in the last three and half years under defence Make In India: Government of India. Read more

Energy Efficiency & Environment Rss-logo

  • NITI Aayog proposes nodal energy ministry to streamline governance. Read More
  • At 62.8 GW in December 2017, India is using just 7 per cent of the energy it could potentially generate using wind, solar, biomass and small hydro resources. Read More
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  • Government has set a target of installing 40 GW of grid connected rooftop solar capacity in the country including Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR) by year 2022. Read more

R&D and Innovation:Rss-logo

  • India R&D moving up the value chain at DellEMC.Read More
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  • Global Innovation Index ranks India the 57th most innovative nation in the world. Read more

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

  • Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with United Kingdom for seeking help in improving overall public transport system in the country. Read More
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  • India and United Kingdom (UK) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate on
    global issues like governance of internet, cyber-crime and cyber-security. Read more

Invest India :Rss-logo

  • Volkswagen (German automaker) Group announces 1 billion Euro investment in India.Read More
  • Invest India and Business France have signed MoU to promote investment facilitation and cooperation between startups of India and France. Read More
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  • The commerce and industry ministry released the ranking of states and union territories (UTs) in
    terms of ease of doing business.Read More

Reports and Publications:Rss-logo

  • Indias EV (Electric Vehicle) ride will be driven by govt for next 10 years: Study. Read More
  • Falling battery cost, more manufacturing to help E-bus sales surpass EVs globally by 2030: Report.Read More
  • Industrial IoT (Internet of Things) to surpass consumer space in India by 2020: Report.Read More
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  • India’s shift to green economy could add 3 million jobs by 2030: Report. Read more
  • India’s renewable energy sector employed 4.3 lakh people in 2017: Report. Read more