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  • 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
  • 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: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 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


  • 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
  • Notification no. G.S.R. 643 (E): regarding National Permit (NP), FASTag, fitness certificate etc.
    Read more
    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
  • Govt. has approved a proposal to implement phase-III of “off-grid and decentralised solar PV
    applications programme” to have additional 118 MWp (Mega Watt peak) off-grid solar PV capacity
    by 2020. Read more
  • Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification of “Quality control order of Solar Photo voltaic Systems, Devices and
    Components Goods”. Read more
  • A series of guidelines for conducting tests on solar photovoltaic (SPV) modules. 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 Commission has approved net neutrality rules new telecom policy Read more
  • Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued:
  • Draft Telecommunication Tariff (64th Amendment) Order, 2018Read 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

  • 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
    • 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

    • 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
  • 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

  • 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


  • Global Innovation Index ranks India the 57th most innovative nation in the world. Read more


    • 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
    • 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

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

      Ease of Doing BusinessRss-logo

      • 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

      • 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’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
      • Any Other Important Update:
      • India working towards becoming $5 trillion economy by 2025: President. Read more