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Standards/TBT/IPR:Rss-logo

  • India mulls 70% safeguard duty on solar equipment imports. Read More
  • Expect India’s rank to improve in global IP index Read More
  • CIPAM-DIPP launches IP competition for college & university students Read More
  • Policy
  • Govt. approves Consumer Protection Bill Read more
  • Govt raises import duty on some items, including smartphone, TV. Read more

Smart Cities:Rss-logo

  • Surat tops ranking of smart cities with largest number of projects completed Read More
  • 2.5 years into smart city plan, only 5% of projects are finished. Read More
  • Only 7% of Rs 9,860 crore (98.6 billion) spent so far under Smart City mission:Data Read More
  • Policy
  • Union Ministry gives approval to 66 projects under Smart City Mission Read more
  • Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has released following Office Memorandums (OMs):
    • Extension of last date of submission of entries to participate in India Smart City Program (ISCP). Read more
    • Clarifications to the queries/modifications in the Screening Framework of India Smart City Program (ISCP). Read more

Automotive:Rss-logo

  • At least 40% of all vehicles in India may become electric by 2030, and 100% by 2047, according to a white paper released by Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (Siam). Read More
  • Auto industry posts 11.27% growth in April-Dec 2017: SIAM Read More
  • EESL invites bid for 2,000 electric vehicle chargers for phase II.Read More
  • EESL plans pan-India rollout of 9,500 electric vehicles Read More
  • Government eyes 100% electric public transport through its scheme FAME Phase II.Read More
  • Policy
  • Government’s think-tank, Niti Aayog, to make policy for electric vehicles. Read more
  • 10 Cities selected for pilot project of Multi-Modal Electric Public Transport under FAME India. Read more

Electrical Equipment including Consumer Electronics:Rss-logo

  • India looks to provide access to electricity to all in 2018. Read More
  • Govt may lower tariffs for new hydro-electric power projects Read More
  • Policy
  • Meity released guidelines for Series Approval of Products for Implementation of “Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirements for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012” –Phase III. Read more
  • 63 solar micro grids of 1899 kWp aggregated capacity reported to be installed in the country: Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy. Read more

ICT including Services:Rss-logo

  • Telecom sector revenue to rise 10% in FY19: ICRA Read More
  • Indian ICT revenue to touch US$ 225 billion by 2020: study.Read More
  • India’s software market to touch USD 5.1 bn by 2018: IDC Read More
  • FDI Equity Inflow In Telecom Sector Touched USD 6.08 Billion Read More
  • 429.2 Million Internet Connections in India. Read More
  • India’s Internet to Create over 50 Million Jobs By 2021.Read More
  • Artificial Intelligence can infuse $957 bn into Indian economy Read More
  • Telecom Regulator TRAI recommends Wi-Fi and mobile communication during air travel Read More
  • DoT To Rank Telecom Operators On Quality To Curb Call Drops Read More
  • New Telecom policy NTP 2018 may cut levies Read More
  • India Consumes Most Mobile Data Per Month In the World: NITI Aayog.Read More
  • Govt initiating programmes under Digital India for IT sector growth Read More
  • New Law on Data Protection on Anvil: Government.Read More
  • Policy
  • White Paper on Data Protection framework for India has been drafted to solicit public comments on what shape a data protection law must take. Read more
  • TRAI Releases Consultation Paper on For Formulation Of National Telecom Policy 2018 Read more
  • TRAI issues “The Telecommunication Interconnection Regulations, 2018”. Read more
  • BharatNet Phase 1: Target Achieved Through Meticulous Planning and Focused Implementation at Ground Level; Achievers Felicitated by the Dept of Telecom Read more

Make in India Rss-logo

  • Make in India 2.0 to stress on robotics, genomics. Read More
  • India gets 30th rank in manufacturing index. Read More
  • Policy
  • Ministry of New & Renewable Energy issues Concept Note on Solar PV Manufacturing Scheme. Read more

Energy Efficiency & Environment Rss-logo

  • Wind power generation to touch 9,500 MW in current fiscal Read More
  • India to set up $350 m fund to finance solar projects. Read More
  • Government Proposes Rs 23,450 Crore (USD 3.12 billion) Rooftop Solar Scheme. Read More
  • International Multilateral Financial Institutions (IMFI) providing Technical and Financial assistance for Solar Power Projects in the Country. Read More
  • Policy
  • 65.75 MW Power Generated in the country from the Municipal Solid Waste (MSW): Minister. Read more
  • Clean energy crosses 62 GW mark; solar over 16W, wind 32.7GW Read more
  • Schemes launched by the Government to promote Solar Energy in the country. Read more

R&D and Innovation:Rss-logo

  • Panel to be formed to review progress of IIT research parks: HRD Ministry Read More
  • Bharat Forge sets up e-mobility R&D centre in UK. Read More
  • Innovation hubs emerge in India, Singapore: Capgemini report Read More

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

  • YES Bank, EU bank start $400-mln program to finance green projects. Read More
  • French car maker Groupe PSA ties up with TCS for smart cars.Read More
  • India-UK trade meet to focus on visa restrictions, trade barriers Read More
  • Colruyt plans to invest Rs 1,000 cr (10 billion) in renewable energy space in India. Read More
  • Policy
  • Cabinet apprised of the MoU between India and Italy on cooperation in the field of renewable energy. Read more
  • Cabinet approves MoU between India and Belgium on Cooperation in the field of ICT&E. Read more

Invest India :Rss-logo

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

Reports and Publications:Rss-logo

  • India’s domestic IT spending is estimated to grow at 11.6 per cent to Rs 2,33,273 crore (USD 31.10 billion) in 2018: report Read More
  • Digital commerce market expected to cross $50 billion mark in 2018: study Read More
  • Delhi-NCR will generate 1,50,000 MT e-waste by 2020: ASSOCHAM study Read More