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Past News & Policy



  • Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and Testing, Inspection, Certification (TIC) Council, India to coordinate for implementation of standards and quality practices in laboratories. Read More


Smart Cities:

  • IIITH Smart City Living Lab in partnership with Silicon Labs, launched Wi-SUN network for smart city projects. Read More
  • Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) issued Guidelines for Identification of Academic Institutions as Centres of Excellence in Urban Planning and Design. Read more
  • Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) issued Guide for Using National Building Code of India 2016. Read more
  • Indore to become the country’s first ‘Smart City’ with ‘Smart Addresses’. Read more



  • Transport minister launched first of its kind pilot project on Flexi-Fuel Strong Hybrid Electric Vehicles (FFV-SHEV) in India. Read more
  • Electric car sales in India register 268% growth to cross 18,000 units in H1 FY2023. Read more
  • Indian Railways to replace its fleet with Electric Vehicles. Read more


Electrical Equipment including Consumer Electronics:

  • State-owned Energy Efficiency Services Ltd. (EESL) completes installation of 3 million smart meters across India. Read More

    The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) issued the following notification:

  • Quality control manual for grid connected rooftop solar PV system final draft.Read More
  • The Ministry of Power issued the following notifications:

  • Amendments to the Guidelines for Tariff Based Competitive Bidding Process for Procurement of Round-The Clock Power from Grid Connected Renewable Energy Power Projects, complemented with Power from any other source or storage.Read More
  • Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) releases handbook on safety in electrical installations, simplified version of NBC 2016 Read More



  • Prime Minister of India launches 5G services, experiences AR/VR, Digital Twin, and other use cases. Read More
  • IT minister launches home-grown multi access IoT device. Read More
  • Artificial Intelligence to act as catalyst in India’s transformation into a developed nation by 2047: Union Minister of Commerce and Industry. Read More
  • C-DOT and IIT, Delhi signs an MoU for cooperation in various emerging areas of Telecom including IoT/M2M, AI/ML, Cyber Security and 5G & Beyond technologies. Read More

    Telecom regulatory (TRAI) released following consultation papers/recommendations:

  • Consultation Paper on Draft Telecommunication (Broadcasting and Cable) Services Interconnection (Addressable Systems) (Fourth Amendment) Regulations, 2022. Read More
  • Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) is seeking suggestions on the Draft National Data Governance Framework Policy which aims to enhance access, quality, and use of data, in line with the current and emerging technology needs. Read More
  • Recommendations on Market Structure|Competition in cable TV services”. Read More
  • Telecom Department (DoT) eases security needs for mobile services in border areas. Read More
  • DoT invites comments on draft Indian Telecommunication Bill, 2022. Read More
  • Government amends right of way rules for quick 5G rollout. Read More


Make in India:

  • Government’s flagship programme ‘Make in India’ completes 8 years. Read More
  • Cabinet approves modifications in scheme for development of semiconductors and display manufacturing ecosystem. Read more
  • Department of Pharmaceuticals has revised the Guidelines of the PLI Scheme for Medical Devices. Read more



    • National Logistics Policy introduces Unified Logistics Interface Platform, Standardization, Monitoring framework and skill development for greater efficiency in logistics services. Read more/Download


Energy Efficiency & Environment including circular economy:

  • Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) launches ‘Swachh Toycathon’, a competition to design toys from waste material. Read More
  • MoHUA set to provide fillip to Indian startups in the sanitation and waste management sector. Read More

    Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change notifications:

  • G.S.R 593(E) Date 21st July, 2022- Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Amendment Rules, 2022. Read more
  • Battery Waste Management Rules Notification, 2022. Read more
  • Amendment Notification on Environmental Standards for Thermal Power Plants. Read more
  • NITI aayog released a report “Need for Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) Energy Storage in India (Part III). Read more
  • Railways Minister releases Annual report on Environment Sustainability 2020-21. Read more


R&D and Innovation:

  • Plastic waste management, Scientific processing of waste provide huge opportunities for innovation: Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs. Read more
  • NITI Aayog released India Innovation Index 2021. Read more



  • Signing India-UK Free Trade Pact Will Be Best Way to Celebrate Diwali: British High Commissioner. Read More
  • Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Invest India and the Embassy of the Netherlands formalize the India-Netherlands Fast-Track Mechanism (FTM). Read More
  • India, France work on trilateral projects cooperation in Indo-Pacific. Read more
  • European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson and India’s Minister for Power and Renewable Energy R K Singh inaugurated the first EU-India Green Hydrogen Forum. Read more


Invest India

  • The cumulative FDI equity inflow in the electronics industry is $3,679.81 million during April 2000 to June 2022. Read more
    • Cabinet approves National Logistics Policy for ‘tech-enabled’ ecosystem. Read more


Reports & Publications:

    • More than 100 million users with 5G-ready smartphones in India wish to upgrade to a 5G subscription in 2023: Ericsson Report. Read more/Download
    • Large scale exports, deepening ecosystem vital for electronics sector: ICRIER report. Read more/Download
    • SIM Card Replacement Guidelines to Arrive Soon: Report Read more


    Any Other Important Update:

    • Government has notified extension of the Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) 2015-2020 till March 31, 2022.Read more
      • Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has notified the Medical Devices (Draft Amendment) Rules, 2022 to amend the Medical Device Rules, 2017 further. Read more