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Standards/TBT/IPR:Rss-logo

  • Government has extended the deadline for mandatory local telecom equipment testing to March
    31, 2019. Read More
  • Govt mulls new category to impose import duties on hi-tech products. Read More
  • Policy
  • Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) notified Conformity Assessment Regulations, 201. Read more
  • Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) released “Modified Surveillance Process” under Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirement for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012. Read more
  • Government recommended bringing two wheeler helmets under mandatory certification of BIS to reduce fatalities in road accident. Read more

Smart Cities:Rss-logo

  • Only 8% of the 3,008 projects under the Smart City Mission have been completed: Report. Read More
  • Indian Smart Cities (Panaji, Pune and Rajkot) join the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) ‘We Love Cities’
    public campaign Citizens to choose their favourite city, based on sustainable action. Read More
  • Surat, Gujarat smart city selected for ‘City Award’ for showing great momentum in
    implementation of projects under India Smart Cities Awards 2018. Read More
  • Policy
  • Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs selected Shillong (Meghalaya) as 100th smart city under smart city mission Read more

Automotive:Rss-logo

  • Govt to scrap subsidy for private electric cars. Read More
  • Government to rope in nodal agencies for electric vehicle infr Read More
  • India delays plan to roll out 10,000 electric cars to 2019. Read More
  • Cabinet may decide on FAME [Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles]
    India scheme’s second phase to boost adoption of energy-efficient vehicles: Union Heavy
    Industries Minister. Read More
  • Union government announces road map for electric vehicles in India. Read More
  • Policy
  • Government approves green licence plates for e-vehicles in India. Read more
  • Government clears policy to permit quadricycles for commercial use in India. Read more
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    Ministry notifications

  • Notification no. G.S.R. 453(E): regarding Background colour of registration plate for electric vehicle Read more
  • Notification no. G.S.R 371(E): regarding Light and Light Signaling Devices. Read more
  • Notification no. G.S.R 367(E): regarding Standardisation of Fully built bus as per AIS 153. Read more

Electrical Equipment including Consumer Electronics:Rss-logo

  • All electricity meters in India to be smart prepaid meters in the next three years: Union Power
    Ministe. Read More
Policy
  • New electronics policy to be unveiled soon and will focus on opening up Indian market for exports. Read more
  • 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.” Read more

ICT including Services:Rss-logo

  • New telecom policy is expected to be cleared by the Union Cabinet by July: Communications
    Minister Read more Read More
  • Department of Telecommunications (DoT) issues guidelines for M2M (Machine to Machine)
    number verification, allows eSIMs. Read More
  • Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to draft principles on privacy of user data. Read More
  • Department of Telecom gears up to complete BharatNet rollout ahead of schedule by Dec-end. Read More
  • DoT makes changes to India’s internet telephony guidelines Read More
  • TRAI publishes coverage map of telecom operators. Read More
  • TRAI Releases Report on Independent Drive Tests conducted in 6 cities viz. Agra, Lucknow, Imphal,
    Trivandrum, Nashik and Ahmedabad. Read More
  • 5G services to be rolled out in India by 2020. Telecom minister. Read More
  • Policy
  • Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) released draft Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preference Regulations, 2018. Read more
  • TRAI releases Recommendations on “Next Generation Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) communication networks”. Read more
  • Telecom Regulatory Authority of India issued a draft to amend interconnect regulations, 2018. Read more
  • Niti Aayog to come out with national policy on artificial intelligence soon Read more
  • Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) has notified “Information Technology (Information Security Practices and Procedures for Protected System) Rules 2018”. Read more
  • Department of telecom (DoT) will bring soon announce a stand-alone policy on internet of things (IoT) under a regulatory and security framework. Read more
  • National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) aayog released discussion Paper on National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence. Read more

Make in India Rss-logo

  • India will soon start producing first indigenous Lithium Ion batteries.Read More
  • Make in India’s Success Biggest in Auto Sector: Heavy Industries Minister. Read More
  • Govt must focus on electronic components ecosystem to boost electronics manufacturing: Study. Read More
  • Policy
    • National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog and ABB India signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) to support Make in India. Read more

    Energy Efficiency & Environment Rss-logo

    • Renewables to account for 55% of total installed capacity by 2030: Power minister. Read More
    • World Bank announces $300m energy efficiency funding for India. Read More
    Policy
  • Ministry of Power (MoP), Government of India amended competitive bidding guidelines for procurement of Power from Grid Connected Solar PV Power Projects. Read more
  • Government unveils National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy with aim to boost renewable power generation. Read more
  • National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) is aiming at generating 268 billion units (BU) of electricity during the fiscal year 2018-19 Read more
  • Cabinet approves National Biofuel Policy to reduce Green House Gas emission. Read more

R&D and Innovation:Rss-logo

  • European Business and Technology centre (EBTC) and Indian Council for Research on
    International Economic Relations (ICRIER) jointly released a white paper on “India as an
    Innovation Economy – the Role of IP and ICT.Read More
  • Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS) spent Rs 15 bn on R&D & innovation in FY18, up 17% over last
    year. Read More

Policy

  • Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) of the NITI Aayog announced to launch the Atal New India Challenges. It is an initiative that will award grants up to Rs 1 crore (10 Million) to applicants showing capability, intent and potential to productize technologies. Read more
    EU-INDIA/Trade-FTA/Investments:Rss-logo

    • Cabinet apprised of the Agreement between India and Denmark on Cooperation in the field of
      Science, Technology and Innovation. Read More
    • Cabinet approves Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and United Kingdom on
      technical cooperation in the field of Sustainable Urban Development. Read More
    • Cabinet approves Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Denmark on
      technical cooperation in the field of Sustainable and Smart Urban Development. Read More
    • Cabinet approves MoU between India and Germany on Cooperation in the field of Civil Aviation. Read More
    • TRAI, Europe telecom regulators sign MoU, back net neutrality. Read More
      Policy
    • Cabinet approves Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the India and Swaziland on cooperation in the field of Health and Medicine. Read more
    • Cabinet approves MoU signed between India and France in the field of Renewable Energy. Read more
    • Cabinet apprised of MoU between India and France on Technical Cooperation in the field of railways Read more
    • Cabinet approves Agreement between India and France on technical cooperation in the field of Sustainable Urban Development. Read more
    • Cabinet approves Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Denmark on Food Safety Cooperation. Read more

    Invest India :Rss-logo

    • Ease of Doing Business: ‘With improvements set to continue, India creating investment climate to
      boost growthRead More

    Ease of Doing BusinessRss-logo

      Policy
    • India aims for top 50 ‘ease of doing business’ rank.Read More

    Reports and Publications:Rss-logo

    • India’s utility solar capacity grows 72% in FY18: Report.Read More
    • India Energy Management Market Expected to Reach $2,145 million by 2023: Allied Market
      Research. Read More
    • India needs independent body to promote mass acceptance of Electric Vehicles (EVs): Report. Read More
    • Climate change to affect India’s renewable energy plan: Study. Read More
    • India’s overall electricity demand from EVs may reach 69.6 TWh by 2030: ASSOCHAM-EY study. Read More
    • Policy
    • India to be shared mobility leader by 2030: report. Read more
    • India among the top five countries in e-waste generation: ASSOCHAM-NEC study. Read more
    • Any Other Important Update:
    • India working towards becoming $5 trillion economy by 2025: President. Read more