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New policy on Science, Technology & Innovation being framed by Centre

The government is working on a new National Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, to replace the existing policy framed in 2013, which will be forward-looking and have both a vision document as well as an action plan on the fundamental research required in crucial areas such as space, health, atomic physics and bio-technology. The Department of Science & Technology is steering the exercise and will soon initiate stakeholder interaction on what the new policy should include, said Principal Scientific Adviser to the Prime Minister K Vijay Raghavan in an interaction with journalists. 


Govt brings external hard drive, LED modules, headphones under BIS registration

The government of India notified 12 electronic products, including external hard drive, wireless headphone and earphones, television other than plasma, LCD and LED TV sets, that would require mandatory registration under the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) before sale in the country. The government in the notification for "Addition of product categories to the Schedule of the "Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirements for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012"…..

ICT related notifications/consultation Papers/recommendations/policies and directives, whitepapers

o MEITY released a whitepaper on National Open Digital Ecosystems for public comments/inputs. Read more/Download

o Draft Recommendations on Network Testing before Commercial Launch of Services for Wireline Access Services. Read more/Download

o Consultation Paper on Traffic Management Practices (TMPs) and Multi-Stakeholder Body for Net Neutrality. Read more/Download

o Consultation Paper on 'Provision of Cellular backhaul connectivity via Satellite through VSAT under Commercial VSAT CUG Service Authorization'. Read more/Download

o Reforming the Guidelines for Transfer/Merger of Telecom Licenses Read more


India-EU Partnership on Energy Research in RE and Smart Grids

India-European Union (EU) Flagship Call on Integrated Local Energy Systems was announced at India Smart Utility Week 2020. This partnership between Indian and the EU will help in Clean Energy and Climate, this partnership will foresee strengthened cooperation in energy research and innovation, mainly in renewable energy and its integration in the energy system. The collaboration can make energy supply cleaner, more efficient and affordable to all. This Indo-EU flagship call is fully in line with both the European Union’s and India’s involvement in Mission Innovation (MI).