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  • Government tightens localisation norms for electric vehicles. Read More
  • India’s strategy is to increase exports for higher market share: commerce and industry minister. Read More
  • Minister of State of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, provided information on the Issues and Challenges to the World Trade Organization (WTO). Read More
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  • India jumps eight places to 36th among 50 countries in global IP index 2019. Read more
  • Special National Standards Conclave convened by the Department of Commerce deliberated Indian National Strategy for Standardization (INSS) for the effective implementation and the market access and industry aspect of utilising this strategy. Read more

Smart Cities:

  • India provides Rs 382 billion (about €4.8 billion) opportunities in Smart Cities Mission. Read More
  • Under smart city mission, the worth of projects grounded or completed stood at Rs. 79,780 crore (about €10 billion) in February 2019, up 319% from Rs. 19,041 crore (about €2.4 billion) in January 2018. . Read More
  • ID Tech and IIT Ropar explore Internet of Things (IoT) and radio frequency identification (RFID) applications for smart cities in India. Read More
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  • FICCI-KPMG released a report titled ‘Cyber security in smart cities’ suggests five-point action plan to enable smart cities to keep pace with the cybersecurity needs. Read more/download
  • India seeks German investments in smart cities. Read more


  • Transport sector can become all electric-driven by 2030: EV expert. Read More
  • Electric Vehicles (EVs) in India to get tax deduction/rebate of up to Rs 50,000 (€625).Read More
  • Government allots Rs 5,000 Cr (€625 million) to develop EV infrastructure in India by 2025. Read More
  • India needs to do more to facilitate shift to electric vehicle (EV): Tesla co-founder Read More
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  • Centre lowers import duty on parts of electric vehicles to 10-15 % from 15-30%. Read more.
  • Government approved amendments to Model Building Bye-laws (MBBL), 2016 and Urban Regional Development Plans Formulation and Implementation (URDPFI) Guidelines, 2014, to set up charging stations for electric vehicles across the country. Read more
  • Government approved Rs. 10,000 Crore (about 1.25 billion Euros) Under FAME-II Scheme to Boost Electric Vehicle market in India. Read more

Electrical Equipment including Consumer Electronics:Rss-logo

  • India to achieve 100% household electrification by March 31, 2019: Power Minister Read More
  • State run NTPC Ltd and Power Grid Corp. of India Ltd (PGCIL) to set up the National Electricity Distribution Company (NCDC)—a pan-India power distribution firm in an equal joint venture Read More
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  • Union Cabinet approved the National Electronics Policy, which targets domestic production of electronics goods to touch $400 billion by 2025. Read more
  • Ministry of Power (MoP) released Guidelines for Procurement of aggregated Power of 2500 MW under Pilot Scheme-II for three years (covered under Medium Term). Read more
  • Cabinet approves Phase-II of Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Programme for achieving cumulative capacity of 40,000 MW from Rooftop Solar Projects by the year 2022. Read more
  • Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the deadline for the self-certification of solar photovoltaic modules (crystalline and thin film, including bifacial type) by March 31, 2019. Read more
  • Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) notifies regulation on CERC (Terms and Conditions for Tariff) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2017.Read more

ICT including Services:Rss-logo

  • Department of Telecom (DoT) sets up panel to give views on 5G trial spectrum in a month. Read More
  • Indian government may allocate spectrum to mobile operators for 5G trial services in June. Read More
  • Govt should provide financial support to facilitate major 5G trials in India: COAI Read More
  • Huawei expects India to emerge as the second-largest 5G market in 10 years. Read More
  • IITs are introducing new courses and certificate programmes to bridge the talent gap in the sphere of Artificial Intelligent (AI). Read More
  • India Smartphone Market in 2018 with highest ever shipments of 142.3 million units. Read More
  • New DoT import norms to help mobile cos launch products faster: ICEA Read More
  • Govt mulling interoperability for public Wi-Fi network: Telecom secretary Read More
  • India is poised to lead Internet of Things (IoT) innovation in the world: Telecom Secretary Read More
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  • SESEI drafted and released a sectorial report on Indian ICT Sector covering the most important & significant IT and telecommunications sector profile, Industry trends & projections, key market players, new government policies and initiatives including standardisation. => Report Presentation
  • Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) released following reports/whitepaper/Consultation papers:
  • o Annual Report for the Year 2017-18 Read more/download
    o White paper on ‘Enabling 5G in India’ stating that 5G network is expected to be deployed in India along with the rest of the world by 2020. Read more/download
    o Consultation Paper on Review of Per Port Transaction Charge and Other Related Charges for Mobile Number Portability. Read more/download

  • Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity) released a report titled “India’s trillion-dollar digital opportunity presenting India’s digital vision and the potential of India to attain $1 trillion of economic value of digital economy by 2025.Read more/download
  • Government plans to launch a national centre for artificial intelligence by July 2019. Read more
  • Germany-based Bosch in collaboration with IIT-Madras opens data science and artificial intelligence centre at IIT-Madras. Read more
  • The draft national e-commerce policy, to be released by the government soon, is aimed at creating a framework for achieving holistic growth of the sector. Read more

Make in India Rss-logo

  • India’s 1st indigenously build supercomputer ‘Param Shivay’ has been launched at Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University. Read more

  • Energy Efficiency & Environment Rss-logo

    • Government released the India Cooling Action Plan (ICAP) that seeks to provide an integrated approach towards cooling and related areas including reduction in the cooling demand, in order to reduce emissions Read More
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    • Centre released publication on climate action titled ‘India – Spearheading Climate Solutions’ which mentions the key actions India has taken under various sectors towards combating and adapting to climate change. Read more

    R&D and Innovation:Rss-logo

    • Atal Innovation Mission and software major Adobe have signed a Statement of Intent to collaborate on enhancing digital literacy and creativity skills. Read More


    • European Union (EU) keen on boarding Indian startups for space missions Read More
    • EU-India to jointly fund 7 research and innovation projects to tackle water challenges. Read More
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    • India-Germany join hands for cooperation on ‘Water & Waste Management. Read More
    • Cabinet approves MoU between India and Finland in the field of Biotechnology. Read More

    Invest India :Rss-logo

    • Government is working on a blueprint to increase Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows to $100 billion: Commerce and industry minister Read More

    Reports and Publications:Rss-logo

    • India grows data hungry as data traffic surges 109% in 2018: Study Read More
    • Data usage in India to grow at 73% compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) by 2022: Study Read More
    • Indian firms would be at the forefront of driving digital transformation in the global market: Report Read More
    • India imported $13 billion worth mobile components in 2018: Report Read More
    • India’s e-waste to touch 5.2 MMT by 2020 from 2 MMT in 2016: ASSOCHAM-EY study Read More
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    • Data science, Artificial Intelligence (AI) professionals in demand in 2019: Report Read more
    • Over 150 handset manufacturing units established in India in 4 years: Cyber Media Research (CMR) Report Read more
    • India can achieve 30% of variable renewable energy generation by 2030 at no extra cost: Energy Transitions India report. Read more

    Any Other Important Update:Rss-logo

    • India to remain fastest growing major economy in next decade: Report Read more