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Standards/TBT/IPR:Rss-logo

  • Minister Launches India Standards Portal Read More
  • Centre extends IPR protection scheme for start-ups till 2020 Read More and Start-up: Only Obtaining a Certificate of Recognition From DIPP is enough for IPR Benefits Read More
  • WIPO and DIPP sign agreement to set up Technology & Innovation centres in India Read More
  • The Bureau of Indian Standards has prepared Draft Rules for (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2017 under the provisions of Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016. Suggestion & Comments are invited latest by 21st June’2017
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  • New building code (NBC) to hold developers liable for safety – Government of India: The Centre unveiled a code under which builders can be made liable for the safety of the structure. The code has been prepared by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) under the consumer affairs ministry. The code contains provisions on use of new/innovative materials and technologies and on prefabricated construction techniques that can give fillip to speedier construction to meet the objectives of housing for all by 2022. The National Building Code of India (NBC), a comprehensive building Code, is a national instrument providing guidelines for regulating the building construction activities across the country.
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  • An inter-ministerial panel has been discussing setting standards for education services export, health-care and tourism with Bureau of Indian Standards and the government is looking at the Thai model of low-cost tourism. The services sector has grown rapidly over the past decade and accounted for 66.1 percent of growth in gross value added (GVA) growth in 2015-16. The sector is also an important net foreign exchange earner and the most attractive sector for foreign direct investment inflows.
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  • The government has notified the new Trademark Rules 2017 to streamline and simplify the process of trademark application filing.
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  • The consumer affairs ministry has drafted a fresh consumer protection Bill after incorporating suggestions of a parliamentary standing committee and hopes to introduce it in the ongoing session.
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  • Mr AK Sharma has been appointed as DDG-Certification at BIS. Association MAIT met with him and both sides have agreed to conduct a monthly open house for clarifying objections and queries raised on applications for registration of products under CRO.
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Smart Cities:Rss-logo

  • Indian delegation in Europe to study smart city development Read More
  • 45 cities participate in 3rd round of Smart City Challenge Read More
  • Cities to raise municipal bonds to fund Smart City Projects Read More
  • Data analytics and Digital India initiatives playing major role in smart cities mission Read More
  • C-DOT develops Common Service Platform (CSP) for smart cities Read More
  • Huawei in talks with Indian government for smart cities initiative Read More
  • Indian Academy of Highway Engineers signs MoU with University of New South Wales for establishing Centre of Excellence in Smart Transportation
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  • The urban development ministry is preparing a report card on its Smart City Mission as the scheme is set to complete two years of its launch this June.
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  • The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways is hosting the ‘Smart India Hackathon, 2017- Grand Finale’ on 1st & 2nd April, 2017 simultaneously at Nagpur and 25 other different nodal centers across India.
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Automotive:Rss-logo

  • Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) tests eco-friendly technology to move closer to India’s all-electric car vision by 2030 Read More
  • India Unveils Ambitious Plan to Make Every Single Car Electric by 2030 Read More
  • Automotive Industry Association – SIAM proposes formation of an automobile regulatory body to deal with policy certainty Read More
  • From Emission norm BSIII to BSIV: All you need to know in 10 points Read More
  • India gets a connected vehicle strategy: Tata Motors partners with Microsoft Read More
  • Auto component industry to reach $13 Bn by 2020: ACMA Read More
  • Difficult to convert to emission norm BS-VI from 2019: Auto makers to Supreme Court Read More
  • 5G to disrupt automotive industry in 2035: Report Read More
  • The Centre has notified the constitution of the National Board of Electric Mobility (NEBM).
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  • The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister has approved the changes to the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2016. The Bill will be introduced in the Parliament
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  • Ministry of Road Transport and Highways to host Smart India Hackathon 2017 Grand Finale in Nagpur
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  • The government is working towards formulating an integrated, multi modal logistics and transport policy which will reduce logistics costs in the country by nearly half, making Indian products more competitive.
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Electrical Equipment including Consumer Electronics:Rss-logo

  • Solar capacity addition in India to reach up to 7.5 GW in FY18 Read More and Solar tariffs in India have fallen by 73 percent since 2010 Read more
  • India smart grid investment to grow to $44.9 Bn in 10 yrs. Read More
  • The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Forum of Regulators (FOR) and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) in the area of large-scale Grid Integration of Renewable Energy
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  • India has joined the International Energy Agency as an associate member, a development that the IEA said makes the prestigious Paris-based body more relevant and reflects the country’s move to the centre stage of the global energy dialogue
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  • The Government of India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $175 million loan agreement to support construction of high voltage transmission systems to evacuate power generated from new mega solar parks to the interstate grid, and improve reliability of the national grid system.
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  • The ministry of power has set the conventional electricity generation target for financial year 2017-18 at 1,229.4 billion units (BU), up 50 BU from the target for the current year.
    Read More and India added a record 5,400 megawatts (MW) of wind power in 2016-17, exceeding its 4,000MW target. Read More
  • India is working on a plan for making domestic manufacturing of solar power generation equipment competitive vis-à-vis other countries such as China.
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  • The ministry of electronics and information technology (Meity) is revising its policy framework towards making India a global semiconductor hub, which will see the government taking a more active role, including initial investment, in a bid to attract private sector players. The existing policy has not worked as it offered little commercial viability for the private sector
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ICT including Services:Rss-logo

  • India’s Internet Economy Set to Hit USD 250 Billion by 2020 Read More
  • 730 million Internet users are anticipated in the country by 2020-NASSCOM Read More
  • Indian telcos’ revenue to reach $63 billion by 2026: Ericsson Read More
  • ‘India aims to bring broadband to every village by 2018′ Read More
  • Digital payments in India to be $500 Bn by 2020: Report Read More
  • Indian Telecom Services Performance Indicator Report Read More
  • No health hazards from mobile tower radiation: Government Read More and DoT launches Tarang Sanchar portal for information sharing on mobile towers and EMF emission Read more
  • HPE [oneM2M interoperability standard based platform] and Tata Communications to collaborate for world’s largest IoT network in India Read More
  • Wipro joins IoT standards group LoRA Read More
  • First IOT cluster in India may come up in Pune Read More
  • Telecom regulator – TRAI implemented a pilot project on common duct for all cables Read More
  • TRAI wants to allocate 10 Mhz in 700 Mhz band to machine-to-machine services Read More
  • TRAI releases pre-consultation paper on broadcast sector Read More
  • Three-day India Mobile Congress from Sept 27’2017 in Delhi Read More
  • Indian Govt. approves MoU with US Homeland on cyber security Read More
  • Mrs. Aruna Sundararajan present secretary of Electronics & IT also given additional charge of Department of Telecommunications Read more
  • COAI want Department of Telecom to check handset quality over call drops Read more
  • India to formalize 5G standards by 2018, but clueless about spectrum? Read more
  • Ericsson partners IIT Delhi for 5G technology in India Read more
  • A proposal to implement mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipment, prior to sale/import/use in the country, is under consideration in Department of Telecommunications (DoT). A draft document namely “Procedure for Certification of Telecommunication Equipment” has been prepared TEC and is available for comments until 24th June’2017 (Extended).
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  • The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, on 8 March 2017, released the draft Information Technology (Security of Prepaid Payment Instruments) Rules, 2017 (Draft Rules), under the Information Technology Act, 2000 (IT Act), for public comments
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  • Government of India, in line with National Cyber Security Policy 2013, has created sectoral Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) to mitigate cyber security threats in power systems.
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  • Government of India has allocated additional Rs 10,000 crore (Euro 1.39 Billion) for National Optical Fibre Network – Bharat Net project for 2017-18. By January-end 2017, the project had completed 76 percent of the target, covering 76,089 gram panchayats (GPs).
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  • Electronic Technology Start-ups in India is to get Rs 2,200 crore (Euro 305 Million) investment from the Government of India. The fund is expected to allot in start-ups working on new technologies in the electronics sector under the Electronic Development Fund (EDF).
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Make in India Rss-logo

  • Make in India gets sourcing push from Government [providing preference to domestically manufactured goods for government procurements] Read More and To Make in India, Modi Government approves Buy in India Read more
  • Launch of the India Smart Manufacturing Alliance Read More
  • Industry Association CII and Govt. Research Agency CSIR sign MoU for ‘Make in India tech development and deployment venture’ Read More
  • Make in India LED bulbs are now being exported to London Read more
  • Commerce and Industry Minister highlights the investment opportunities available in India to increase the contribution of manufacturing sector to 25% of GDP
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Energy Efficiency & Environment Rss-logo

  • Govt. Think Tank – Niti Aayog to rank states on energy efficiency Read More
  • India and US MoU on renewables grid integration Read More
  • Government plans leasing of electric vehicles in clean energy push Read More
  • Whitepaper on Challenges in Implementation of e-Waste Rules Read more
  • Govt. plan to come out soon with policies on the second-generation ethanol as well as methanol (non-conventional fuel resources), which will bring down the crude import bill by Rs 1 lakh crore (Euro 13.88B) and help Co2 emission compliances of the country.
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  • Government has collected Rs 21,129 crore (Euro 3B) as Clean Environment Cess in Apr’16-Jan’17
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R&D and Innovation:Rss-logo

  • India to have science infrastructure sharing policy soon Read More
  • BASF opens innovation campus in India Read More

EU-INDIA/Trade-FTA/Investments:Rss-logo

  • European FTA pushes for tougher IPR rules under ongoing trade talks with India Read More
  • EU to Promote Cooperation Between European, Indian Cities Read More
  • Germany Provides 200 MN Euro for India’s Energy Efficiency Programme Read More
  • India, Germany to work together on alternative medicine Read More
  • French firm, Egis International, to execute Chandigarh smart city project Read More
  • UK Government agency pledges $80m for renewables in India Read More
  • Schneider Electric to develop India’s first integrated green field smart city project NAYA Raipur Development Authority (NRDA) Read More
  • Siemens to outsource components locally Read more
  • Bosch to invest Rs 800 crore annually for next few years in India Read more
  • Joint Press Release on Railways Cooperation between India and France and Cabinet approves MoU between India and France on Technical Cooperation in Civil Aviation
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  • India and the UK announce joint UK-India Fund, namely a Green Growth Equity Fund; Aims to leverage private sector investment from the City of London to invest in Green Infrastructure Projects in India;
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  • India and the United Kingdom (UK) decided to jointly invest up to £240 million in an India-UK fund to finance India’s rapidly growing energy and renewables market. The fund aims to leverage private sector investment from London and is likely to raise around £500 million initially.
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  • The European Union pressed India to extend by six months its bilateral investment pacts with several EU-member countries which are expiring soon, saying the absence of the treaties could adversely impact trade ties and FTA talks. Read More
  • India and Belgium sign Protocol amending the India-Belgium Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement and Protocol Read More
  • Cabinet approves Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Renewable Energy between India and Portugal and Cabinet approves MoU between India and Portugal on cooperation in the field of IT&E
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Invest India :Rss-logo

  • India eases rules to allow merger of Indian companies with foreign firms Read More
  • Government initiates work on shifting financial year to January-December Read More
  • FIPB abolished: Cabinet approves winding up of 25-year old Foreign Investment Promotion Board Read More
  • Economy to grow over 3-fold to $7.25 trillion by 2030: Niti Aayog Read More
  • India will grow at 7.2% this year: World Bank Read More
  • Government tweaks start-up definition, benefits to now flow for 7 years Read More
  • Government reaches out to nodal departments to improve ranking in World Bank’s ease of doing business.
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  • Government studying report on changing financial year from April-March to Jan-Dec
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Standards/TBT/IPR:Rss-logo

  • Anti-dumping duty on 124 steel products may continue Read More
  • Process Plan and Machinery Association if India (PPMAI) seeks change in stainless steel quality control order Read More
  • Govt. in talks with Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) to upgrade helmet standards Read More
  • BIS revises standard for hallmarking of gold jewelry Read More
  • Govt. exempts imported Point of Sale (PoS) machines from BIS labelling Read More
  • Mobile Phones Without Panic Button Import Allowed Till Feb: Department of Telecom Read More
  • Price of Smartphones to go up, Government Imposes Additional Duty on PCBs Read More
  • Govt. launches IPR Enforcement Toolkit to help Police deal with IP related crimes Read More

Smart Cities:Rss-logo

  • Smart Cities Market to Reach $1386.56 billion with 20.48% CAGR Forecast to 2020 Read More
  • 5 key elements of PM Narendra Modi’s 100 smart cities Read More
  • SPV for ‘smart city’ gets state Govt. nod Read More
  • Smart Cities Mission projects get off the ground in 2016; Rs 1,32197 cr proposals approved Read More
  • Government to utilize geo-spatial technology to build smart cities Read More
  • Smart City innovation Centre to come up at Punjab Engineering College (PEC) University Read More
  • Digital India initiatives playing major role in smart cities mission Read More
  • Healthcare and waste management solutions emerge as winners in Intel & Dept. of Science & Technology (DST) – Innovate for Digital India Challenge 2.0 Read More
  • Developing Smart City Initiatives With the IoT Read More
  • India m2m + iot Forum 2017 carried out 2 days seminar on M2M & Smart Cities succesfully Read More
  • Rajasthan signs pacts with Cisco for digital transformation. nod Read More and Cisco launches Global Center of Excellence in Jaipur for smart city projects Read More and Cisco to help develop IoT innovation hub, smart city in Gujarat Read More Frame Rules for Telecom Policy: Law Department to Urban Development and Housing Read More

Automotive:Rss-logo

  • Tata Motors, Volkswagen partnership talks in advanced stage Read Moreand Tata Motors partners with Microsoft for new car products Read More
  • Govt. think tank “Niti Aayog” will decide fate of hyper loop transportation system Read More
  • Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) Reveals Autonomous Car Prototype Read More
  • After satellites, India’s ‘desi/local’ lithium batteries to power electric vehicles in India Read More
  • ARAI-ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) Team Up For Using Space Tech For Surface Transport Read More
  • On-road emission tests to be mandatory in India from 2020 Read More
  • Not ready for BS-IV switch: Auto industry Read More and SIAM, environment watchdog at loggerheads over BS-IV roll-out Read More

Electrical Equipment including Consumer Electronics:Rss-logo

  • India launches projects worth $1 trillion to transform energy sector Read More
  • Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy to Launch 1000 MW Rooftop Solar PV Scheme Read More
  • India to double solar park capacity to 40 GW by 2020 Read More
  • Govt. Proposes Incentive Schemes for Electronics Sector Read More
  • One of the largest’ smart grid is now implemented in India Read More

ICT including Services:Rss-logo

  • Indian Internet of Things market value to touch $9 billion by 2020 Read More
  • Govt. IT spending in 2017 to grow 9.5% to $7.8 billion: Gartner Read More
  • Telecom Subscriber Base in India Crossed 1.12 Billion Read More
  • Gartner Says IT Spending in India will Reach USD 72.4 Billion in 2017 Read More
  • Indian IT Sector has a Total Revenue of Rs 8.4 Lakh Crore: Government Read More
  • India to Have 600 Million Internet Users by 2020, Says ASSOCHAM-Deloitte Study Read More
  • India Home Automation Market to Grow at a 23.63% CAGR Forecast to 2021 Read More
  • Union Government will invest Rs 2,351 crore in digital literacy program; Government of India Read More
  • Govt. approve MoU between India and the USA on cooperation in the field of Cyber Security Read More
  • Telecom Regulator TRAI to review procedural bottlenecks of telecom business Read More and to relook at procedures for ease of doing business Read More and forms joint panel to identify outdated regulations Read More
  • New draft cyber security norms as released by Ministry send Payment/wallet firms in a tizzy Read More
  • Govt. to auction 5G spectrum in frequencies above 3k MHz Read More
  • Govt. makes it mandatory for govt. departments to source procurement from Govt. e-Market (GeM) Read More
  • Telecom Secretary Mr. JS Deepak is named as next ambassador to WTO Read More
  • Tata Communications announces its entry into mobile data connectivity and cross-border IoT market Read More
  • Vodafone-Idea merger: Birth of a telecom giant Read more
  • IT ministry to take over digital drive from Govt. think tank “NITI Aayog” Read more
  • Govt. Telecom Operator “BSNL” to sign pact with Nokia on 5G, IoT applications Read more
  • Airtel buys Telenor India as telecom consolidation gathers steam Read more
  • Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) of 1,55,000 km laid Under India’s BharatNet Project Read more
  • India Needs 8 Million Wi-Fi Hotspots Read more
  • NIC to lead the way for Digital India: Prasad Read more
  • Govt. mulls review of IT Act to strengthen cyber security Read more
  • India’s prescribed standards for mobile radiation are 10 times higher than international standards Read more
  • DoT to launch a portal on mobile tower radiation Read more

Make in India Rss-logo

  • Is India The New Mobile Manufacturing Hub? Read More
  • Govt. approve Rs 10000 crore (1.4B Euro) incentive for electronics manufacturing Read More
  • Make-in-India is facing the IPR drag Read More
  • India to announce policy for competitive domestic solar equipment manufacturing Read more
  • Ministry may clear investment plans worth Rs 29,500 crore (4.2b Euro) soon Read more
  • Chinese Mobile Phone Manufacturer “Oppo” plans to invest $126 million to set up industrial park in Greater Noida, UP Read more

Energy Efficiency & Environment Rss-logo

  • India plans nearly 60 per cent of electricity capacity from non-fossil fuels by 2027 Read More
  • India procures Euro 1 billion soft loan for Green Energy Corridors Read More
  • India’s solar power capacity crosses 9 GW Read More
  • Govt. Think Tank “Niti Aayog” to rank states on energy efficiency Read more

R&D and Innovation:Rss-logo

  • Govt. launches India Innovation Index to rank States Read More
  • India and Israel to step-up Science and Technology Cooperation Read More
  • Qualcomm invests $8.5 million in Design in India on Govt. call for innovation Read More
  • EU Ready To Fund Diabetes Innovative Research Programme In India Read More

EU-INDIA/Trade-FTA/Investments:Rss-logo

  • Govt. approve agreement between India and Poland on cooperation in agriculture Read More
  • India opposes EU, Canada’s proposal on investment pact Read More
  • India, Norway discuss innovation projects in renewable energy Read More
  • Govt. nod for India-UK MoUs on IPR, ease of doing business Read More
  • Germany to finance strategic infrastructure projects in India Read More
  • Germany offers support to India for high speed rail, smart cities Read More
  • India and the European Union: A Green Partnership Read More
  • EU’s International Urban Cooperation (IUC) Program To Work With Indian Cities Read more

Invest India :Rss-logo

  • Big changes by Govt. will allow you to start a business in 6 days Read More
  • Parliamentary Panel proposes for shifting fiscal year to January-December Read More
  • Prime Minister seeks weekly monitoring on ease of doing business Read More

 

Standards/TBT/IPR:Rss-logo

  • IT sector seeks Government support in view of increasing global protectionism Read More
  • Govt. urged to freeze stainless steel quality order Read More
  • India, Britain sign MoUs on IPR, ease of doing business Read More
  • India, US lock horns over intellectual property at WTO Read More
  • Govt. calls meeting of Geneva officials to discuss WTO issues Read More

Smart Cities:Rss-logo

  • US help in development of India’s smart cities to go on under Donald Trump Read More
  • CII, Australian consortium sign MoU on building smart cities Read More
  • Here’s how IBM is using Watson to promote smart cities in India Read More

Automotive:Rss-logo

  • India can save $6 bn through ethanol-blended fuel Read More
  • The $ 93 billion automotive industry contributes 7.1% to India’s GDP Read More
  • Not ready for BS-IV switch: Auto industry Read More
  • Volvo collaborates with IISc for enhanced research in Indian automotive industry Read More
  • 6 automotive testing, R&D centres coming up across country Read More
  • India keen to work with Sweden on electric mobility to bring down pollution: Goyal Read More

Electrical Equipment including Consumer Electronics:Rss-logo

  • Power Ministry to give major thrust to hydro power Read More
  • IEEE and Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers’ Association (IEEMA) Jointly Unveil Coffee Table Book Focusing on 125 Years of Electricity. Read More
  • Consumer electronics to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 9.5% from 2015 till 2021 Read More
  • Government Released Rs 1667.99 Crores (€ 225M) and Rs 366.47 Crores (€ 49M) for Installation of Solar and Wind Energy Projects Read More

ICT including Services:Rss-logo

  • Telecom subscriber base touches 1.074B at Sept-end: Regulator TRAI Read More
  • Indian Cellular Association (ICA) Bats for Soft SIM to help User Make Call Using Any Network Read More
  • Government Asks Local Handset companies to Make Sub-Rs 2,000 (€ 27) Smartphones Read More
  • Dept. of Telecom (DoT) Proposes Utility Duct for Cables as Part of Road Design Read More
  • Domestic IT Spend to Grow 13% at Rs 2.14 Lakh Crore (€ 28.38 ) in 2017 Read More
  • Regulator TRAI to Form Panel to Review Old Regulations Read More
  • DoT to seek Cabinet nod for BharatNet (Fibre) Phase-II rollout by March’17-end Read More
  • Telecom Regulator TRAI releases fresh consultation paper on net neutrality Read More
  • Telecom Regulator TRAI to Publish Paper on Carbon Footprint for Telecom Infrastructure, Mobile Towers Read More
  • India’s internet population to reach 600 million by 2020: ASSOCHAM-Deloitte study Read More
  • 4G adoption up as 53% Indians bought smartphones online in 2016: Deloitte Read More
  • Industry Seeks Lower Duties for Mobile Components Make in India Read More
  • Government Mulls Merging Cyber Tribunal with TDSAT Court Read More
  • Radiation from Mobile Tower Not Harmful: Telecom Regulator TRAI Read More
  • Government to Unveil Portal to Check Radiation Status of Mobile Towers Read More
  • India to start screening imported telecom gear from April 2017 Read more
  • Average Internet Speed in India at 4.1Mbps, Still Among the Lowest in Asia Pacific Read more
  • Reserve Bank of India – RBI also backs an independent regulator for digital payments Read more
  • Nasscom-DSCI (Data Security Council of India) Unveil 10-year Cyber Security Roadmap for India Read more
  • IBM Launches Cyber Security Centre for India Read more
  • Gartner Says IT Spending in India will Reach USD 72.4 Billion in 2017 Read more
  • Cisco partners with Reliance for India IoT JV Read more
  • HP to set up 48 ”digital inclusion” labs in rural India Read more
  • Providing broadband to 500 million people possible via cable TV: Telecom Regulator Read more
  • E-Governance transaction in India crosses 1000 crore (€ 135) in 2016 Read more

Energy Efficiency & Environment Rss-logo

  • India negotiates its position at Montreal Protocol for ozone layer protection Read More
  • India needs to replace 770 mn bulbs with LEDs to become energy efficient, says World Bank study Read More
  • India’s energy efficiency market at Rs 1.6 lakh crore (€ 21.62B): World Bank Read More
  • India to get additional $ 5.19 mn financing from IBRD for Financing Energy Efficiency at MSMEs … Read more
  • Indo-Swiss building energy efficiency project extended to 2021 Read more
  • Siemens to power cities across Uttar Pradesh through state-of-the-art Energy Management System Read more

R&D and Innovation:Rss-logo

  • India’s R&D Market To Reach USD38 Bn By 2020: Study Read More
  • India and Israel to step-up Science and Technology Cooperation Read More

EU-INDIA/Trade-FTA/Investments:Rss-logo

  • WHO settles India, EU medicine dispute Read More
  • India joins forces with EU for Skill India Mission Read More
  • Robert Bosch Engineering and Business solution invests Rs23 crore (€ 3.11) to open a Reliability Testing Laboratory Read More
  • Bharti Airtel in talks with Telenor to buy India business for $350 million Read More
  • India-UK experts discuss reforms for ease of doing business Read More
  • Germany offers support to India for high speed rail, smart cities Read More
  • Government calls for free India-UK trade across sectors Read More
  • Portugal PM wants closer economic ties with India Read more

Invest India :Rss-logo

  • India aims to join top 50 in World Bank’s ease of business ranking Read More

Consultation on Next Generation Internet

The European Commission is preparing the Next Generation Internet Initiative. An open consultation has just been launched to give everyone the chance to share their views and ideas about the Internet of 2030

The Internet is critical for most aspects of our daily life, for work, education and leisure. The next generation Internet will be even more pervasive, working with and through many different devices and sensors, and will present completely new functions and characteristics Given the importance of the Internet, both private and public interests in the domain are huge, and may dramatically change the way Internet will work in the future.

When we talk about the Internet we mean that in a broader sense, i.e. the networks and technologies powering the network and computing, the services and applications delivering user value, all the socio-economic innovation it enables and also the policies governing its use and evolution.

There are many activities ongoing; they may be focussed on technical aspects, on new services and application, or on delivering social innovation. The Internet has many diverse stakeholders from the research, technical and business communities, but the views of citizens and the civil society deserve more attention.

To take a fresh look, with a broad and inclusive perspective, the European Commission launches the ‘Next Generation Internet’ initiative.

A first step is to open a broad conversation and consult with those actors who are the drivers of this next generation Internet, notably young researchers, the emerging generation of Internet startuppers and civil society.

In order to obtain more views, the European Commission is launching a consultation on the Next Generation Internet. This consultation consists of questions related to specific technology areas that might become important for the Internet of the future, such as decentralised architectures, immersive environments and networking solutions beyond IP. The deadline to reply to the consultation is 9 January 2017.

The consultation is backed by an online platform to engage with a broad audience where participants can access and comment on background documents and learn about relevant events. In this platform, additional discussions will be launched on the hot topics raised in the consultation. A report with the results of the consultation will be published in January 2017.

For more information Please check here


Standards/TBT/IPR:Rss-logo

  • Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) raises the bar for cities to get ‘smart’ tag Read More
  • BIS mandatory standard deadline on steel items extended till November’16 Read More
  • Ministry approved BIS norms mandatory to provide for display of text in 22 Indian languages on the devices from July 1, 2017 Read More
  • IPR policy: Where do we move from here? Read More
  • Cabinet approves India-Singapore MoU on IPR to boost innovation Read More
  • India should strengthen IPR laws to increase trade with America: US Envoy Read More
  • Indian Patent Office to create awareness programme for new IPR policy Read More
  • India to US: Will not tighten IPR rules beyond TRIPS mandate Read More
  • Minister unveils logo for IPR cell in patent push Read More
  • Antidumping duty likely on certain steel products from China, EU Read More

Smart Cities:Rss-logo

  • India to spend $580 Million to develop First 20 ‘smart cities’ Read More
  • Tech’y worth $1.5-2 Billion would be required to build 100 Smart Cities in India Read More
  • As smart cities mission take shape, Ministry seeks Rs 6400-crore (Euro 865M) push Read More
  • Belgium firms keen on tie-ups for smart cities Read More
  • Pune signs MoU with European Business and Technology Centre Read More
  • India Needs More Smart Villages than Smart Cities Read More
  • IBM To Organize Smart camp For Smart City Read More
  • India needs indigenous solutions for smart cities: UNDP official Read More
  • Illinois Signs Smart State Partnership with Telangana, India Read more
  • Public Sector Telecom Operator BSNL to participate in smart cities project: Report Read more
  • 40 teams to develop apps for Smart City Project Read more
  • India ,Russia ink MoU for cooperation in smart cities scheme Read more

Automotive:Rss-logo

  • India now world’s fifth largest car manufacturer Read More
  • Automotive Research Ass.(ARAI) says it will not retest on road again, fixed VW cars Read More
  • ARAI is developing Norms for ‘End of Life ‘ Vehicles Read More
  • Green tax to be spent on fine particles study (Pollution) Read More
  • Indian R&D company pitches product validation mgmt. for India’s auto industry Read More
  • Telecommunications and automotive players form global cross industry “5G automotive association” Read More
  • Ashok Leyland launches first indigenous zero emission electric bus Read More

Electrical Equipment including Consumer Electronics:Rss-logo

  • Sweden sees big energy opportunities in India Read More
  • No funds, smart grid tender misses 3rd deadline Read More
  • After solar energy, focus is now on hydro, wind, says Minister Read More
  • Russia Strengthens Energy Ties with India Read More
  • South Korea’s Doosan Heavy close to signing $1.75 bn power plant deal in India Read More
  • Electronics design space to get Rs 2 lakh crore (27B Euro) investment Read More

ICT including Services:Rss-logo

  • Narrowband IoT Market Worth 181.02 million USD by 2022 Read More
  • NITI Aayog Forms a panel to frame Guidelines to Foster Digital Economy Read More
  • New GSMA study Projects Almost one Billion Mobile subscribers in India by 2020 Read More
  • Spectrum win credit negative for telecom players : Moody’s Read More
  • Department of Telecom (DoT) to implement 11 digit mobile numbering system? Read More
  • Telecom companies fined Rs 11 cr for violating mobile radiation rules Read More
  • India’s mobile user base declines to 103.42 crore in July : TRAI Read More
  • DoT receives 70 applications from 60 companies for MVNO license Read More
  • DoT to fix flat spectrum usage charges at 3% (Currently 5%) Read More
  • Telecom Regulator (TRAI) to review terms for captive VSAT licenses Read More
  • TRAI to impose Rs. 3050 Cr. (412M Euro) fine on Airtel, Voda, Idea for denying connectivity to Reliance Jio Read More
  • Department of telecommunications sets up committee to examine penalty levied by TRAI Read More
  • TRAI floats paper on delicensing airwaves for M2M communication Read More
  • Bidders neglect 700 MHZ spectrum in telecom auction, TRAI to review price Read More
  • Soon, Government may ask Google, Whatsapp to store user info Read More
  • TRAI chairman wants a National Wi-Fi Grid Read more
  • Mobile Handset imports to drop by 30 % : DEITY (Department of Electronics & IT) Read more
  • Govt Dept. Deity promotes iris and fingerprint scanner for smartphones Read more
  • IT ministry preparing cloud-based services framework to help govt. departments for Digital India push Read more
  • Govt. to spend $7.2 bn on IT in 2016 Read more

Manufacturing/MAKE IN INDIARss-logo

  • ABB maps export hub vision for Make in India Read More
  • Govt. aims to cut mobile imports bill by 30% in 2016-2017 through Make in India Read More
  • SAAB to co-produce Carl – Gustaf M4 under Make In India project Read More
  • 45% ‘Make in India‘ MoUs translate into investments Read More
  • Lockheed takes next step in moving F-16 production to India Read More
  • Samsung fulfills its commitment to Make in India with a $295M investment Read More
  • Siemens To setup Manufacturing Unit in India Read More

Energy Efficiency & Environment Rss-logo

  • India gets extended time frame to phase out greenhouse gases under climate deal Read More
  • India plays crucial role in Montreal Protocol talks Read More
  • Petro Fed, an apex society of entities in the Hydrocarbon sector signs MoU with TERI to undertake a study on climate change Risks Read More
  • Switzerland to help build energy efficient structures for Andhra Project Read more

R&D and Innovation:Rss-logo

  • Maharastra Most Innovative: State Innovation Report 2016 shows Read More
  • How Keystone Knowledge Park is powering biotech innovation in northern India Read More
  • Sweden to spend up to $3.5 million on renewable energy R & D in India Read More

EU-INDIA/Trade-FTA/Investments:Rss-logo

  • India , EFTA to resume FTA talks in Geneva Read More
  • Cabinet approves MoU between India and European union on water Cooperation Read More
  • Cabinet approves MoU between India and Hungary on cooperation in the field of water management Read More
  • India, Germany to work on Rs 1L-cr (13.5B Euro) projects Read More
  • Bilateral trade with India short of potential: French Minister Read More
  • Schneider plans to invest Rs 750 crore (100M Euro) in India in five years Read More
  • Germany to collaborate with India to improve rail connectivity of Indian ports : may also bring in technology for scrapping old vehicles ; India ready for flex fuel compatible automobiles Read More
  • Holitech plans to invest $ 1 billion in India by 2017 Read more
  • New Delhi Tech summit to display strength of India- UK partnership Read more
  • UK signs MoU for quality health care in India Read more

Invest India :Rss-logo

  • India Now world’s #155 in Ease Of starting A Business Read More

Standards/TBT/IPR:Rss-logo

  • BIS has released SMART CITY Standard based on ISO 37120 (Smart City Indicators) for Wide Circulation Read More
  • 16 weeks for Govt. to notify kerosene quality standards Read More
  • Anti-dumping duty extended on Para Nitro Aniline imports from China Read More
  • Govt. extends registration period of Stainless Steel QC order Read More
  • IPR felicitation Centre proposed to be set up in Hyderabad Read More
  • IP status of countries and regions in the “One Belt and One Road” framework Read More
  • Recent policy,reports and notifications

  • Compulsory Registration Order (CRO): The implementation of clarification issued vide FAQ no. 42 (Part II) has been postponed till 31st December 2016 and accordingly, the power supplies for server/storage devices will be covered under the “Electronics and IT Goods (Requirement of Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012″ with effect from 1st January 2017. The copy of the Circular is available here
    Quality standards soon for SMEs to bag private and government contracts; Government of India

  • False Copyright website:Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry has confirmed that website www.copyright.in is creating a false impression that it is the official website of the copyright registration office in India and inviting applications for protection of the various works i.e. literary, artistic, dramatic, musical, sound recording and cinematographic films along with its evidences. The authorized and authentic copyright office website is www.copyright.gov.in.The matter has already been referred to the concerned Ministries to block the fake website i.e. www.copyright.in and initiate legal action.

  • Cabinet has approved India – Singapore MoU:The MoU will enhance bilateral cooperation activities in the arena of Industrial Property Rights of Patents, Trademarks and Industrial Designs. It is intended to give a boost to innovation, creativity and technological advancement in both regions. For detailed scope please click here
    India submitted its comments to Draft Commission Delegated Regulation setting out scientific criteria for the determination of endocrine-disrupting properties pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 528/2012. For more information including comments from India please click here.
    India issued order seeking to ensure conformity to High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) / Polypropylene (PP) Woven Sacks for Packaging / Filling listed in the Schedule to the specified Indian Standards..For more details on the order please click here.


Smart Cities:Rss-logo

  • Smart City Project: Chandigarh signs MoU with French body Read More
  • Oracle picks Maharashtra for Smart City digital initiative Read More
  • Pune smart city project: Two-year MoU signed with European body – EBTC Read More
  • Pune smart city project: Smart city innovation hub to be functional by June 2017 Read More
  • Cisco to help Telangana Govt. setup ‘Digital Zone’ smart city in Hyderabad Read More
  • Master Card Plans To Partner With Indian Governments To Facilitate Smart Cities Initiative Read More
  • India-EU dialogue event held on smart cities Read More
  • India will have seven mega cities by 2030: UN Read More
  • Recent policy,reports and notifications

  • BIS has issued draft standard ‘SMART CITIES – INDICATORS’ lCS 13.020.20 in Wide Circulation for eliciting public comments. For copy of the draft standard please click here

Automotive:Rss-logo

  • Indian automotive aftermarket biz to grow to $30 billion by 2026 Read More
  • Auto industry can create 65 million new jobs by 2026 Read More
  • The future for automakers is ‘On Board Diagnostics-II’ Read More
  • “Safety still an option” in India – Global NCAP Read More
  • Transport Ministry To Audit Random Cars From Dealers For BS-VI Emission Compliance Read More
  • It’s Official! Govt. to Introduce BS-VI Norms in India in 2020 Read More
  • Volkswagen to begin recall of 3.23 lakh diesel cars in India this month: Report Read More
  • Volvo to introduce plug-in hybrids, electric vehicles in India Read More
  • Recent policy,reports and notifications

  • Government ready with policy to promote electric 2-wheelers; Government of India
  • A German delegation led by the Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr. Alexander Dobrindt on October 14, 2016 called on Union Minister of Heavy Industry and Public Enterprises: The purpose of the visit was to deepen mutual collaboration within the Indo-German Automobile Working Group. For more information please click here


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ICT including Services:Rss-logo

  • India’s mobile user base touches 1.035 Billion Read More
  • India’s online population to touch 500 million by 2020: Google Read More
  • Pricing of 700 MHz spectrum band expensive Read More
  • Government Includes Internet Broadcasting Under Copyright Act Read More
  • After Nine Years, the Smartphone Boom is Finally Over Read More
  • DoT Unveils New Norms on SIM Upgradation Read More :Subscribers’ consent must for upgrading 2G SIM cards to 3G, 4G: DoT to Telco’s Read More
  • IoT may help India get 5G with the rest of the world: Telecom secretary Read More
  • Telecom Regulator TRAI to initiate consultation on M2M communication, IoT soon Read More
  • Telecom Regulator TRAI seeks views on infra sharing in broadcast distribution services Read More
  • TRAI’s consultation Paper on Spectrum Usage Charges and Presumptive Adjusted Gross Revenue Read More
  • TRAI’s consultation paper on Review of network related Quality of Service standards Read More
  • IT Ministry Plan to Rope in Private Firms for Cloud Services Faces Flak Read More
  • Government Gets 70 Applications For Virtual Network Operator Services Read Moreand Virtual Network Operators in India Join to Build a US$ 4 Billion Industry Read More
  • Do not over-regulate cloud services, Telcos warn regulator TRAI Read More
  • Driving Licenses and Vehicle Registration Certificates can now be accessed through Mobile App Read More
  • Recent policy,reports and notifications

  • Telecom Regulator TRAI has floated a consultation paper on M2M/IoT ‘Spectrum, Roaming and QoS related requirements in Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communications’. Written comments on the Consultation Paper are invited from the stakeholders by 15th November, 2016 and counter-comments by 29th November, 2016. Copy of consultation paper is available here

  • Centre for Health Informatics, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India has invited Expression of Interest for Design, Development, Integration, Deployment, Implementation and Maintenance of Integrated Health Information Platform (IHIP). The details can be downloaded from the following link here


Manufacturing/MAKE IN INDIARss-logo

  • India on path of becoming pivot for hi-tech manufacturing: UN Read More
  • Government aims to make automobiles manufacturing the main driver of ‘Make in India’ initiative Read More
  • FDI in electronic manufacturing touched Rs 1.23 lakh Crore (16.6B Euro) in 2016: Minister Read Moreand Electronic products industry in India to touch $75 bn by 2017: StudyRead More
  • Mobile manufacturing growing at a fast pace Read More
  • Recent policy,reports and Notification

  • Government of India, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (IPHW Division): a proposal has been mooted for amendment of the policy for providing preference to Domestically Manufactured Electronic Products (DMEP) on account of difficulties in qualifying for Preferential Market Access (PMA) clause of Government procurement, despite manufacturing in India so that positive investment signals are sent to all potential investors. A copy of the draft proposal is available Read Moreand Electronic products industry in India to touch $75 bn by 2017: Study here


Energy Efficiency & Environment:Rss-logo

  • U.S. agency USAID announced five new partnerships in the fields of clean energy, environment and climate change Read More
  • eBook on energy for sustainable development released Read More
  • India saved 55.7 million units of energy through UJALA Read More
  • Recent policy,Report and notifications

  • The Union Cabinet has given its approval to ratify the Paris Agreement (on Climate Change) on 2nd October 2016, the day of Gandhi Jayanti. India’s decision to ratify the agreement will take the number of cumulative level of emission of countries that have ratified the agreement so far to 51.89%.

  • Central Pollution Control Board has come out with the Guidelines on Implementation of E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016. Copy of rules are available here


R&D and Innovation:Rss-logo

  • India moves up the innovation ladder; Germany gives thumbs-up Read More
  • Task force to evolve steps to boost India’s innovation ecosystem Read More
  • IIT-M finds way to measure vehicle pollution in real time Read More
  • Intel and Dept. of S&T launch “Innovate for Digital India Challenge 2.0″ Read More
  • Recent Policy,Report and notification

  • The Global Competitiveness Index released by the World Economic Forum: India climbs steadily in the Global Competitiveness Index; improves its ranking by 16 places for the second year in a row; now placed 39th among 138 countries, ahead of BRICS countries other than China.

  • The Prime Minister unveiled the ‘Technology Vision Document 2035’: The document foresees the Indians of 2035, and technologies required for fulfilling their needs. It is not a visualization of technologies that will be available in 2035, but a vision of where our country and its citizens should be in 2035 and how technology should bring this vision to fruition. For more information please click here


EU-INDIA/Trade-FTA/Investments:Rss-logo

  • Germany pitches for resumption of Indo-EU FTA talks Read More
  • Will India-EU FTA slip further down priority list? Read More
  • Government taking a relook at free trade agreements: Nirmala Sitharaman Read More
  • India, EFTA talks on proposed FTA to resume this month Read More
  • India signs $8.9 billion Rafale fighter jet deal with France Read More
  • India to push for WTO trade facilitation deal in services Read More
  • EIB mulls EUR 76m of loans for Indian wind projects Read More
  • Recent Policy,Report and notification

  • Cabinet approved MoU between India and European Union on water cooperation: The MoU envisages strengthening the technological, scientific and management capabilities of India and the European Union in the field of water management on the basis of equality, reciprocity and mutual benefit. It provides technical exchange on water issues, including on integrated water resource management plans within river basins and through study visits. A Joint Working Group shall be formed to monitor the activities to be carried out in fulfillment of the MoU.

  • Cabinet approved MoU between India and Hungary on cooperation in the field of water management: It will enhance bilateral cooperation in the field of water management, on the basis of equality and mutual benefits. Both the countries will get benefited by joint activities and mutual exchange of scientific delegations and experts in the field of water resources development and management. The cooperation, particularly on river basin management/ integrated water resources management, efficiency in water supply and irrigation technology innovation and flood & drought management will help improve the socio-economic conditions of the people of both the countries.

  • Cabinet approved Bilateral Technical Arrangement between India and Switzerland on the identification and return of Swiss and Indian Nationals: Conclusion of the Bilateral Technical Arrangement (BTA) has been linked to the Visa Free Agreement for holders of Diplomatic passports as a package deal. The BTA essentially aims to formalise the existing procedure for cooperation on the return of irregular migrants between the two countries without introducing any additional obligations or exacting timeframes.

  • Fourth meeting of Indo-Czech joint working group at Brno: India offers slice of Make in India cake to Czech companies for high Technology Cooperation, Trade and Investment. For more information please click here


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Standards/TBT/IPR:Rss-logo

  • Handset companies get more time to follow new battery rules Read More
  • Steel ministry asks infrastructure ministries to promote the use of standardized steel Read More
  • Provide email in Indic languages: Govt. tells service providers Read More
  • Implementing Indian languages in feature phones will be difficult Read More
  • India releases draft regulation for testing solar equipment quality Read More
  • India’s Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy will create a comprehensive IP System Read More
  • Social Utility Needs to be Part of the Debate on Intellectual Property Rights in India Read More
  • Inventors to get their due with IPR policy Read More
  • IPR Awareness, Outreach and Promotion Campaign Read More
  • Here’s why flaws in National IPR Policy must be fixed Read More
  • Incentivize intellectual property: How to strike right balance Read More
  • Department Of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) to suggest states to frame own IPR policy Read More
  • Minister convenes meeting of industry bodies on IPR Read More

Smart Cities:Rss-logo

  • BRICS nations can cooperate for developing smart cities Read More
  • Fraunhofer Innovation and Technology (FIT) Platform collaborates with India on powering smart technologies Read More
  • Govt. may impose taxes to achieve smart city mission Read More
  • UK keen on participating in ‘smart city’ project Read Moreand Funds from UK to boost Smart projects Read Moreand UK minister offers 5 lakh pound assistance for MP’s smart cities Read More
  • Smart Ganga City programme launched in 10 cities Read More
  • US, Germany among 34 nations interested in investing in smart cities Read More
  • India is seeing increased interest and uptake in smart city initiatives: IDC Read More
  • Indian Institute of Science (IISc) turns into a mini-lab for ‘smart city’ concept Read More

Automotive:Rss-logo

  • Industry Body SIAM appeals for single ministry to formulate technical regulations Read More
  • Regulations in India and Europe are aligned as far as permissible honking (sound) limits are concerned, but the similarity ends there Read More
  • Govt. wants 50 lakh electric cars on India’s roads in the next three years, to cut greenhouse gases … Read More
  • ARAI setting up centre to evaluate electric vehicles Read More
  • Pollution Control Board (CPCB) opens bank account allowing deposit of green cess on diesel vehicles above 2000 cc capacity Read More
  • Home National BS-VI emission norms a great level playing field for India’s auto… Read More
  • Government Recommends Expansion Of Indian Auto Industry’s Vehicle Portfolio Read More
  • Indian MNC Mahindra launches connected vehicles technology platform DiGiSENSE Read More
  • Govt. to introduce star rating for new cars based on safety features Read More
  • Automotive Mission Plan 2016-26 (AMP 2026) Read More

Electrical Equipment including Consumer Electronics:Rss-logo

  • No More Custom Duty on Consumer Electronics Valued Upto Rs. 50000 Read More
  • Niti Aayog to float Cabinet note for tax exemption on electronic product exports Read More
  • DOE announces new US-India project to modernize the grid Read Moreand DOE, Indian S&T Ministry to Help Fund Smart Grid, Energy Storage Research Under US-IndiaRead More
  • Electronics Market for India Estimated to be $72 Bn. by 2029 Read More
  • Swedish windmill Co FlowOcean looks for Indian partners Read More
  • India Calls for Establishing an International Clean Energy Data-Grid Read More
  • More than 44,235MW accumulative capacity of Renewable Energy installed in the Country Read More

ICT including Services:Rss-logo

  • India ranked world’s top exporter of ICT Read More
  • Govt. plan to rope in post office network as common service centres hits roadblock Read More
  • Govt. imposes penalty of Rs 2313 Crore on telecom operators over subscriber verification Read More
  • Department of Telecom in favor of more penal power for Telecom Regulator – TRAI Read More
  • Rural India to power internet users to 730 million by 2020, says report Read More
  • Electronic KYC to enable instant activation of mobile phone connections with Aadhar Read More
  • Digital Infrastructure projects to get Rs.10000 cr from USOF Read More
  • C-DOT Should Work Hard to End Digital Divide in India: Minister Read More
  • Govt. apprised of MoU between CERT-In India and CERT-UK Read More
  • Telecom Regulator asked To Set Clear Guidelines On Network Testing: Report Read More
  • TRAI is silent about 5G mobile technology: why? Read More
  • TRAI Launches Web Portal to Help Users Check Level Of Call Drops Read More

Manufacturing/MAKE IN INDIARss-logo

  • Government begins review of ‘Make in India’ targets Read More
  • FDI is rising, but not visibly in core ‘Make in India’ sectors Read More
  • 37 Mobile Manufacturing Plants Set Up in India in Last 1 Year Read Moreand Mobile handset manufacturing is now a ₹54000 crore industry Read More
  • Electropreneur Park bolsters domestic electronics manufacturing with early stage start-up incubation Read More
  • Betting big on Make-in-India; French companies to pump Euro 8 billion into India Read More
  • India invites US investments under Make In India scheme Read More
  • Huawei Reaffirms Commitment To ‘Make In India’ Vision Read More
  • Smart manufacturing in India Read More
  • Connected Industry key to Indian manufacturing: Bosch Read More
  • Home National Bosch bets big on Industry 4.0 to transform India into a global Read More

Energy Efficiency & Environment:Rss-logo

  • Conservation of energy top on government agenda Read More
  • LED workshops addresses energy efficient lighting solutions in India Read More
  • Energy Department Announces $30 Million Expansion of US–India Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Research Read More
  • The Carbon Trust UK in partnership with BEE India conceptualizes Rs 5000 cr for Energy Read More
  • Indian manufacturing sector should explore energy efficient technologies Read More

R&D and Innovation:Rss-logo

  • India Climbs 15 Spots To Reach #61 on Global Innovation Index Read Moreand Govt to set up team to improve India’s innovation ranking Read More
  • India will be one of top 5 global pharma innovation hubs by 2020 Read More
  • Department of Science and Technology (DST), Intel India and Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE) – IIT Bombay tie-up for hardware, systems start-ups Read More
  • Global tech firms increase R&D presence in India Read More
  • Danfoss, India, a Danish company established a Center of Excellence (CoE) at Engineering College Pune.Read More

EU-INDIA/Trade-FTA/Investments:Rss-logo

  • Don’t Ink Trade Pacts Till EU And UK Clarify Terms, Say Experts Read More
  • Brexit will be conducive to India-UK trade: British DFID secy Priti Patel to Firstpost Read More
  • UK minister calls for greater commercial collaboration with India Read More
  • UK minister calls for greater commercial collaboration with India Read More
  • Steel Minister invites companies and businessmen from UK & Luxembourg to be a partner in India’s growth story Read More
  • Commerce Secretary’s Discussions with Indian Ambassadors in EU Countries on Trade Issues Read More
  • Cabinet approves Agreement between the India and Croatia on Economic Cooperation Read More

Invest India :Rss-logo

  • India, US to use S&CD platform to boost trade, investment Read More
  • Cabinet approves grant of Permanent Residency Status to Foreign Investors Read More

Standards/TBT/IPR:

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  • Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labelling) Third Amendment Regulation, 2016 and Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Fourth Amendment Regulations, 2016; Government of India Read More
  • S.O. 2428(E): Authorization / Recognition of laboratories for analysis of sample under FSS Act, 2006.; Government of India Read More
  • Notification on Food Safety and Standards (Licensing and Registration of Food Business) First Amendment Regulation, 2016; Government of India Read More
  • FSSAI issued Notification F.No.Stds/F&VP/Notification(01)/FSSAI-2016 regarding Draft Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Amendment Regulations, 2016 related to “Fruit & Vegetable products” Read More
  • Meeting between Mr. Francis Gurry, the Director General, World Intellectual Property organisation and Commerce & Industry Minister Smt.Nirmala Sitharaman Read More
  • Initiation of Sunset Review of the anti-dumping duties imposed on the imports of “Sodium Nitrite” originating in or exported from China PR Read More
  • Dumping duty imposed on purified terephthalic acid (PTA) imports from 5 countries (China, Iran, Taiwan, Indonesia and Malaysia) Read More
  • India to slap anti-dumping duty on steel import from 6 nations; Government of India Read More
  • Notification No. 38/2016-Customs (ADD): Anti-dumping Duty extended on Opal Glass Ware originating in or exported from China PR & UAE.; Government of India Read More
  • Notification No.36/2016-Customs (ADD): Anti-dumping duty on imports of Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) originating in, or exported from, People’s Republic of China extended; Government of India Read More
  • Government removes safeguard duty from 37 steel products; Government of India Read More
  • Government removes safeguard duty from 37 steel products; Government of India Read More
  • Government extends minimum import price on 66 steel products; Government of India Read More
  • Initiation of Sunset Review of the anti-dumping duties imposed on the imports of “Opal Glassware” originating in or exported from China PR and UAE Read More

Smart Cities:Rss-logo

  • Government of India to invest additional Rs 16,641 crore for affordable homes; Government of India Read More

Automotive:Rss-logo

  • Members of the Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Auto-ISAC) released an overview of comprehensive Automotive Cybersecurity Best Practices developed as a proactive measure to further enhance vehicle cybersecurity throughout the industry. Read More
  • The Union Cabinet has given its approval for Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill 2016. Read More

Electrical Equipment including Consumer Electronics:Rss-logo

  • Master Circular: Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana- National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM; Government of India Read More
  • Master Circular – Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM); Government of India. Read More
  • Government of India to invest Rs 1,800 crore to IIT-B for Solar Urja Lamp program; Government of India Read More
  • National Productivity Council (NPC), is carrying out research studies on Productivity & Competitiveness for two sectors, namely “Electronics & Computer Hardware” and “Light Electrical Sector in India”. The prime objective of the studies is to come up with the Policy suggestion to make the two sectors ie., “Electronics & Computer Hardware” and “Light Electrical sector” globally competitive. Brief study report is available here Read More

ICT including Services:Rss-logo

  • Cabinet approves 3 percent spectrum usage charge; Government of India Read More
  • Telecom operators to invest Rs 20,000 crore to counter call drop Read More
  • Nasscom plans 115 digital literacy centres this year across India Read More
  • Public consultation on Government Open Data Use License – India through MyGov Read More
  • Data Security Council of India (DSCI) has released its Annual Report for 2015-16

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Manufacturing/MAKE IN INDIARss-logo

  • Financial Support to MSMEs in Zero Defect Zero Effect (ZED) Certification: The Government of India has approved a new scheme namely Financial Support to MSMEs in Zero Defect Zero Effect (ZED) Certification. This scheme will provide support to 22,222 MSMEs to get accreditation to the coveted ZED maturity model certification. The units will get bronze to platinum certification after being assessed on 50 parameters which will open new avenues for global marketing, quality, efficiency and productivity enhancement. Apart from these the MSMEs will also be assessed on 25 parameters from Defence supply capability angle. The scheme envisages assessment, handholding, consultancy, etc. so that MSMEs move up the global value chain Read More

Energy Efficiency & Environment:Rss-logo

  • Enrolment of Indian and Global solution providers for scientific management of Municipal Solid Waste under Swacch Bharat Mission. Read More

R&D and Innovation:Rss-logo

  • Tata Technologies sets up R&D centre in Pune Read More
  • ZF Friedrichshafen AG to set up a R&D unit in India Read More

EU-INDIA/Trade-FTA/Investments:Rss-logo

  • India-Iceland Business Opportunities & Economic Cooperation held on 03rd August at ASSOCHAM House, New Delhi Read More
  • Cabinet approved a MoU signed between India and the Swiss Confederation for cooperation in skill development: The Union Cabinet has given its ex-post-facto approval for a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation of the Swiss Confederation for cooperation in skill development. The MoU was signed on 22.6.2016 during the visit of a delegation led by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship to Switzerland from 20th – 22nd June, 2016. The MoU broadly focuses on capacity building and exchange of best practices in the area of skill development. The MoU envisions the establishment of Joint Working Group (JWG) to create, monitor and review the implementation framework for the MoU. The MoU will establish a framework for bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the area of skill development and will formalise and deepen this partnership.
  • Cabinet approved Agreement between the India and Croatia on Economic Cooperation: The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing and ratification of an Agreement between India and Croatia on Economic Cooperation. India and Croatia had earlier signed an Agreement on trade and economic cooperation in September, 1994 with an aim to promote and develop bilateral trade and economic relations. Signing of the new Agreement between India and Croatia would be a step in continuity as the existing Agreement expired in November, 2009. India’s bilateral trade with Croatia during 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 were US$ 152.01million, US$ 148.86 million and US$ 205.04 million respectively. The average bilateral trade growth was 17.44% during the last three years

Ease of Doing Business:Rss-logo

  • CBDT notifies foreign tax credit rules; Government of India Read More
  • Directorate General of Supplies & Disposal (DGS&D) has developed Government e-Marketplace (GeM), which is a completely end to end procurement system for purchase of common use goods and services by Government buyers. Read More

 

Standards/TBT/IPR:

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  • Hallmark, ISI Mark, BEE Label – Know which certification marks are important for products  Read More
  • Key Stakeholders meet to review draft BIS Rules, 2016  Read More
  • Joint session organized by BIS and Indian Stainless Steel Development Association (ISSDA)  Read More
  • Food regulator issued a notice calling for suggestions, views, comments from WTO- SPS Committee members on the draft notification related to adoption of 46 BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) standards  Read More
  • If IPR owner is abroad, its transfer cannot be taxed in India: Court  Read More
  • Startups, Now Just Need Department [DIPP] Certificate For IPR Benefits Read More
  • Red Tape Removed From IPR Claiming Process  Read More
  • Soon, varsities to include IPR as subject  Read More
  • National IPR Policy falls short on specifics, says GIPC’s Senior Director, USIBC  Read More
  • Update from Ministry on Patents for New Discoveries  Read More

Smart Cities:

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  • ‘Several countries keen to participate in Smart City project’  Read More
  • Himachal Pradesh (HP) Minister to visit European countries to seek global expertise  Read More and State to tie up with European cities  Read More
  • French technology firm Thales Eyes Indian Smart City Project, Puts Up Demo Center  Read More
  • IoT is key to the planning of smart cities  Read More

Automotive:

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  • Making Indian auto industry ‘world-class’, Govt. approves revised cost for National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project (NATRIPRead More
  • Indian government set to notify charging infrastructure standard for EVs…  Read More
  • Automotive Research Association of India – ARAI Gets funding To Set Up EV Evaluation Centre Read More
  • Government set to make faulty vehicle recalls mandatory  Read More
  • The sole global member ‘Ford’ withdraws from India’s Electric Vehicle Consortium  Read More
  • JBM Auto forms JV with Poland’s Solaris for electric buses  Read More
  • Hero Electronix buys India biz of Germany’s TES DST Holding  Read More
  • Mercedes Benz rules out using bio-diesel to power its vehicles in India  Read More
  • The Motor Vehicles Department (MVD) is preparing to tighten the grip over automobile pollution testing centres to ensure compliance with emission norms Read More
  • This start-up has a low-cost solution to convert diesel cars into hybrid  Read More

Electrical Equipment including Consumer Electronics:

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  • India’s smart street lighting market to touch $1.8 bn by 2022  Read More
  • Department of Electronics and IT is now under separate Ministry and is name as Ministry Of Electronics And Information Technology (MeitY) Read More
  • Dr Aruna Sundarajan is new Secretary of ministry of Electronics & IT  Read More
  • National lab policy for renewable energy soon  Read More
  • Solar power tree developed for generation of electricity  Read More
  • Interface of Solar with DC Technology will help Secure Energy Security: Minister  Read More
  • National Smart Grid Mission to Upgrade India’s Power Grid  Read More
  •  Govt. working to double generation target from solar parks  Read More
  • Ministry: Comments invited on Draft Guidelines for Tariff Based Competitive Bidding Process for Grid Connected Solar PV Power Projects Read More

ICT including Services:

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  • Telecom Communication Ministry drops plan for for telecom R&D and manufacturing funding Read More
  • 15-Time Growth in Mobile Data Traffic Read More
  • New Ministry Mr. Manoj Sinha should focus on providing Telecom connectivity to villages Read More
  • Telecom Regulator – TRAI Releases Paper on Public Wi-Fi Networks Read More
  • Telenor says ‘no’ to upcoming spectrum auction in India Read More
  • Entire India will soon have seamless Wi-Fi connectivity at 90% less data cost than now Read More
  • Indian digital payments market to reach $500 billion by 2020: Study  Read More
  • A blueprint for cyber security in Digital India Read More
  • GSMA Announces Launch of Mobile Connect across India  Read More
  • Government to review TRAI act Read More
  • TRAI urged to restore pricing flexibility to telecoms Read More
  • Government restarts work on drafting national encryption policy Read More

Manufacturing/MAKE IN INDIA

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  • Make in India: Foreign investment in India increased by 46%  Read More
  • Make in India: Tata Advanced Systems, Bell forge pact to manufacture choppers  Read More
  • cisco Readies Plan to set up Manufacturing Plant in India  Read More

Energy Efficiency & Environment:

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  • India pitches for transparency at Montreal protocol conference Read More
  • Country’s 1st grid rooftop solar project in State with support from EU-India Cooperation on Clean Technologies  Read More
  • Swiss team in city to finalize projects on energy efficiency  Read More
  • Forbes Marshall Launches its Energy Efficiency Centre at IIT-B  Read More
  • India leads in transport efficiency around the world  Read More

R&D and Innovation:

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  • 20 Centres of Excellence in Nano Technology  Read More
  • Is Government Justified in Reducing R&D Tax Incentives?  Read More
  • India-UK strike new R&D pacts in solar & nano technology Read More

EU-INDIA/Trade-FTA/Investments:

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  • India-EU Negotiations  Read More
  • Hope to start FTA talks with EU soon: Minister  Read More
  • Cabinet approves a MoU signed between India and the Swiss Confederation for cooperation in skill development Read More
  • Tekes to fund Finnish innovation in India  Read More
  • Germany contributes Rs 630 cr. to Integrated Water Transport System for Kochi City  Read More

Invest India 

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  • Investors in London find the India story extremely compelling: UK Minister  Read More
  • Ease of Doing Business initiatives implemented by DGFT  Read More
  • Govt. approves doing away with separate guidelines for establishing JV …  Read More

Standards/TBT/IPR:

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  • ‘Awareness about intellectual property rights is rising in India’ Read More
  • IPR Policy: India’s dilemma Read More
  • BIS needs to match global standards: Nirmala Sitharaman Read More
  • ‘Nepal and India will soon sign a pact to harmonise standards of goods’ Read More
  • BIS-norm to be a must for solar water heaters Read More
  • Indian Experts Urge Consumers to Use BIS Certified LED Bulbs Read More

Smart Cities:

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  • Prime Minister launches Smart City Mission into implementation mode Read More
  • MOUD: Co-Creation through an extensive consultation by involving citizens in the design of area based development Read More
  • MOUD: Steps for conversion of smart city proposals into projects Read More
  • Revised Office Memorandum on Delegation of Financial Powers to SPV Read More
  • Gaia Smart Cities Acquires IoT Division of netCORE Solutions Read More
  • EOI for Empanelment of Consulting Firms For Providing Technical Assistance To Selected Smart Cities in Improvement in Property Tax Collections Read More
  • 9 new cities added to smart cities list, taking total from 100 to 109  Read More
  • Nagpur City’s Ethanol Green Scania Bus to be showcased at the 1st Anniversary of Smart City. Read More
  • The University Grants Commission (UGC) wants universities to teach smart city planning and urban development ministry will be helping UGC to prepare a curriculum.  Read More
  • UK keen to work with Telangana Government on ‘Smart City’ Projects Read More

Automotive:

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  • Indian Govt. nudges auto industry to move from fuel to electric cars  Read More
  • Concerns on the decision to leapfrog to Bharat Stage-VI emission standards by April 2020, directly from the current BS-IV, which is four years ahead of schedule Read More
  • Proposed BS IV emission norms for 2wheelers may increase costs: ICRA Read More
  • Bosch to invest over 100 mn euros in India in 2016; diesel ban remains a concern Read More
  • The Supreme Court-appointed green panel has recommended high pollution cess of up to 25% on the cost of diesel cars above 2,000 cc Read More
  • New technology developed for clean hydrogen fuel for emission free transportation  Read More
  • National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) aims to get 6-7 million electric vehicles on the roads by 2020. Read More
  • India, now the time has come, to say yes to electric cars Read More
  • Now, drones to track real-time progress of road conditions (NHAI to map 3,000 km highways) Read More
  • Government working on vehicle scrappage eco-system: ARAI  Read More
  • Govt’s new policy to increase ethanol blending in petrol by up to 22.5% Read More
  • Indian Auto Component Industry grows by 8.8% in FY16 to Rs 2.55 lakh crore  Read More
  • Are electric vehicles to be included in govt-owned car fleets? Read More
  • Govt aims to make India design hub, new national policy likely  Read More

Electrical Equipment including Consumer Electronics:

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  • India, US announce USD 60 mn clean energy financial support Read More
  • Govt. announces policy to make Delhi ‘solar city’ Read More
  • Govt. lines up over Rs 17k crore to support rooftop solar projects Read More
  • Govt. to unveil solar zones policy in June Read More
  • Fact Sheet on Scheme for Development of Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects Read More
  • India’s first smart grid to come up in Gurgaon Read More
  • Electronics cluster project gets final approval Read More
  • DOE scientists’ discovery may boost solar cells’ energy output by up to 40%  Read More
  • Government Launches Scheme for setting up 1000 MW CTU- connected Wind Power Project Read More

ICT including Services:

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  •  National Instruments announces world’s first mmWave software defined radio to help speed 5G research Read More
  • Indian Telecom Services Market 2016 is expected to reach USD 103.90 billion by 2020 Read More
  • Google Aims to Reduce Digital Gender Gap in India Read More
  • Telecom regulator TRAI should let apps, websites decide on free data: Nasscom Read More
  • India consults on Cloud Computing Services Read More
  • Operators to set up 60,000 Telecom Towers to curb call drops Read More
  • Microsoft Accelerates Public Cloud Adoption in India Read More
  • Telecom Regulator TRAI is Launching MySpeed App to Measure your Mobile Internet SpeedRead More
  • IEEE Completes Four New Ethernet Standards Read More
  • India’s First IoT Center Launched in Bengaluru with Five Startups Read More and Nasscom opens centre to boost IoT ecosystem  Read More
  • 5G in India could be a reality, thanks to Ericsson and Nokia Read More
  • Nokia Announces Horizontal IoT platform called Impact Read More
  • TRAI to formulate service quality norms for mobile data  Read More
  • DSCI, SSC, NASSCOM and ISACA join forces to address cyber security skills shortage in IndiaRead More
  • Telecom industry supports net neutrality, demands equality with OTT providers Read More
  • Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha enters new role amidst growing challenges Read More
  • TRAI’s Consultation Paper on VoIP can affect mobile TV, IPTV Read More
  • Technology companies like Microsoft welcome Trai’s cloud paper  Read More
  •  TRAI unveils consultation paper on Digital Terrestrial Transmission Read More
  • Nasscom opens centre to boost IoT ecosystem Read More
  • Here is how NITI Aayog’s boost will help technologies shape Digital India Read More
  • India may amend law to step up cyber security: RK Sudhanshu Read More
  • DeitY working on new encryption, privacy policies, says official Read More
  • National Cyber Security: International legal framework needed for online security Read More
  • DSCI and Lockheed Martin launched cyber security awareness program Read More
  • DoT says no to releasing TV White Space spectrum, clarifies it is for experiments Read More

Manufacturing/MAKE IN INDIA

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  •  Commerce ministry says competitiveness of India in manufacturing improving Read More
  • National investment and manufacturing zone (NIMZ), a first-of-its-kind venture in the country, will be set up at Pamuru village Read More

Energy Efficiency & Environment:

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  •  Prime Minister Releases First ever National Plan for Disaster Management  Read More
  • India & USA Signs MoU To Enhance Cooperation on Energy Security, Clean Energy & Climate Change Read More
  • Modi’s $200 Billion Renewable Push to Fuel Green Bond Bonanza Read More
  • Energy Service Company (ESCO) to drive energy efficiency in India Read More

 R&D and Innovation:

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  • India and UK  join hands to work as R&D partners in Solar Alliance and Nano Material ResearchRead More
  • ViaSat Opens R&D Facility in India, Growth Plans on Track Read More
  • Rolls-Royce to strengthen Bengaluru R&D centre, eyes ‘Make in India’ push Read More
  • India top destination for R&D investments; beats US, China Read More
  • ‘Make in India’ helping country emerge as global R&D hub: Report  Read More

 

EU-INDIA/Trade-FTA/Investments:

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  •  India starts probe into dumping of steel products from China, EU Read More
  • India, Hungary to boost bilateral trade Read More
  • Political will wanted: Why India must be flexible on FTA with EU Read More
  • Morgan Stanley Says India Among Asia’s Least Exposed to Brexit Read More
  • Cabinet approves MoU between India and Germany on technology resourcing in manufacturing, including sub-sectors of Capital Goods. Read More
  • Bilateral Meeting between Commerce & Industry Minister and Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, UK Read More
  • India awaits EU stance on FTA, India-European Union free trade agreement will resume when the chief negotiators from both sides meet in July 15 Read More
  • After Brexit, India to rework FTA with EU: Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotia Read More

 

Invest India 

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  •  India to become first among global markets in 2017 to reach $1 trillion Read More
  • World Bank officials to meet DIPP to discuss ease of doing business ranking Read More

Standards/TBT/IPR:

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  •  Voluntary Certification Scheme for Medical Devices launched in India Read More
  • EPO Sees Large Margin Of Improvement For Indian IPR Regime Read More
  • Experts say IPR policy lacks implementation road map Read More
  • India: New Patents (Amendment) Rules 2016 – Analysing the Key Highlights Read More
  • DIPP gives shape to programme to widen IPR policy exposure in schools and industry Read More
  • CII establishes three IPR facilitation centres Read More
  • Ministers urge traders to adopt better manufacturing practices as per Indian Standards Read More
  • New battery norms issued by BIS may make smartphone makers face delays in launching modelsRead More
  • MSIL, BIS sign MoU to facilitate vendors Read More
  • Commerce ministry for mandatory standards on products Read More
  • Steel imports face strict quality check Read More
  • Handsets in India must support typing in English, Hindi and one regional language: BIS Read More

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Smart Cities

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  • Balancing act: Centre announces new list of smart cities Read More
  • 11 New Cities approved for Inclusion in Smart City Challenge Read More
  • Rs. 194 Cr released to 13 Fast Track Winning Smart Cities subject to establishment of SPV Read More
  • Crack Team setup by the MoUD to help the Winning 20 Cities of 1st Round Read More
  • Britain offers to develop Pune, Indore, Amravati as smart Read More
  • MoUD issues Office Memorandum Regarding Issuance of Government Orders for the formation of SPVs Read More
  • India invites German firms to invest in infrastructure sector Read More
  • MoUD issues Office Memorandum Regarding Next Steps to be taken by 13 winning cities of fast track round of smart city challenge process Read More
  • UK could bring healthcare expertise to India’s smart cities Read More
  • Danish delegation to India focusing on Smart Cities and the water sector Read More
  • Confederation of Indian Industries to help AMC prepare for Smart City bid Read More
  • Role of PPPs in Indian Smart City Mission Read More

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Automotive:

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  • Govt to acquire land for IOC refinery expansion for BS VI production; to invest Rs 20k cr Read More
  • Govt to assist Kerala in developing Lithium ion battery based vehicles Read More
  • Govt approves Capital Goods Policy, aims 21-million new jobs Read More
  • Buses must install panic buttons; notification on June 2: Nitin Gadkari Read More
  • Vehicle policy to generate steel scrap worth Rs 11k cr/annum Read More
  • Impact of Bharat Stage-VI norms on Indian Auto & Auto Component Industry Read More
  • Govt aims to make India a 100% electric vehicle nation by 2030; here is how Read More
  • Maharashtra government may put Uber & Ola under Motor Vehicle, Information Technology Acts Read More
  • Tata Motors signs MoU with Automotive Skills Development Council Read More
  • Nashik vehicle testing centre vandalisation draws govt’s attention Read More
  • SIAM in talks for notifying fuel efficiency norms for trucks and buses Read More
  • Cubastion Consulting launches connected car solutions in India Read More
  • ICRA Report on Automobiles-Safety Standard Regulations Read More
  • SIAM promotes safety & environment protection initiative Read More
  • Don’t extend diesel vehicle ban to other cities: Centre to NGT Read More
  • Bosch to invest over 100 mn euros in India in 2016; diesel ban remains a concern Read More
  • Danfoss campaign to bring better standards for industrial motors Read More
  • India’s fastest sports car ‘ORCA’ made by IIT-Bombay students all set for race Read More
  • “India is now getting ready not only for homologation services but for NCAP globally.” Read More
  • Govt’s New Car Buying Incentives – Voluntary Vehicular Fleet Modernisation Policy (V-VMP) Read More
  • Hybrid Volvo Buses To Now Ferry Passengers In Bangalore Read More
  • BS VI norms: ‘Govt must ensure homologation is not a bottleneck’ Read More
  • Europes’s TE Connectivity Opens Automotive Test Competence Center in India Read More

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Electrical Equipment including Consumer Electronics:

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  • Niti Aayog seeks tax holiday on $1 billion investment in electronic manufacturing Read More
  • Government Launches Scheme for setting up 1000 MW CTU- connected Wind Power Project Read More
  • Two revolutions set to transform India’s energy sector Read More
  • Avnet India launches product testing service for electronics product design in India Read More
  • ‘Target low value items in electronics policy’ Read More
  • India expects $56 billion investment in electronics sector Read More

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ICT including Services:

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  • Telephone User Base Grows to 105.88 Crore in March: TRAI Read More
  • Consultation Paper on Internet Telephony in a Month: TRAI Read More
  • India among 5th Largest Producer of e-waste in World Read More
  • Operators lock horns with regulator over VoIP rules Read More
  • Amdocs Launches Core Network Testing Service Read More
  • IoT Partnership: iPass and Tata Communications to Bring Borderless Wi-Fi Read More
  • DoT, Trai push for satellite use for telecom services Read More
  • Fact Sheet on the framework for the US-India Cyber Relationship (June 07, 2016) Read More
  • TRAI paper opens debate on regulating and licensing cloud services; on data ownership … Read More
  • TRAI wants a national cloud network for e-governance and lawful interception of data Read More
  • Government issues guidelines for virtual network operators Read More
  • TRAI ropes in IIT, IISc experts to look into STB interoperability Read More
  • TRAI floats consultation paper seeking advise on Cloud Computing from stakeholders Read More
  • ‘Next round of spectrum auction in 2-3 months’ Read More
  • India Says No to Apple’s Plan of “Dumping” Used iPhones in the Country Read More
  • Government plans more incentives for mobile parts makers Read More
  • Driven by Digital India, government will spend $7 billion on IT in 2016, says Gartner Read More
  • Intel opens four ‘Unnati Kendra’ facilities in Gujarat to drive digitization Read More
  • Regional languages on mobiles get govt push Read More
  • Why Digital India rejecting Google Street View is absurd Read More
  • Microsoft launches cyber security engagement center in India Read More
  • Indian digital commerce to be worth Rs 2.1 trillion by December ’16: IAMAI report Read More
  • Multiple petitions oppose Geospatial Bill as deadline for comments approaches Read More
  • Google may get approval to test Loon in India Read More
  • Defence ministry frees spectrum worth Rs 30000 crore for upcoming auction Read More
  • Oxigen set to be the first Virtual Network Operator in India Read More
  • Telecom Commission backs 3% spectrum usage charge on telcos from next auction Read More
  • Cisco visual networking index predicts Internet traffic in India by 2020 to be 249x the volume of the entire Indian Internet in 2005 Read More
  • Prime Minister Releases First ever National Plan for Disaster Management Read More
  • Data centre market in India to touch $4.5 billion by 2018: IAMAI Read More

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Energy Efficiency & Environment:

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  • Environment Ministry to create ‘urban forests’ in 200 cities to increase green cover Read More
  • India & USA Signs MoU To Enhance Cooperation on Energy Security, Clean Energy & Climate Change Read More
  • EU to help India achieve energy efficiency in agri Read More
  • India, EU partnership to boost clean energy initiatives Read More

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R&D and Innovation:

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  • Commerce & Industry Ministry aims to establish India as a hub for world class Designing Read More
  • India, Aus sign MoU to enhance R&D capabilities in biotech Read More

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EU-INDIA/Trade-FTA/Investments:

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  • Review and Planning Meeting on the completion of 4 years of the € 9 million Indo-EU ‘Water4crops’ project – a boon to water-scarce agricultural sector Read More
  • Observational Campaign to study Small-Scale Processes and Large-Scale Monsoon Variability under a Joint Indo-UK Effort Read More
  • Press Statement by Prime Minister during his visit of Switzerland (June 06, 2016) Read More
  • India, EFTA agree to address issues to resume FTA talks Read More
  • Modi’s visit could jumpstart free-trade deal Read More
  • Senior Swiss Official To Visit India For Free-Trade Pact Talks Read More
  • India suggests EU to resume stalled FTA negotiations Read More

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Past News

Standards/TBT/IPR:Rss-logo

  • Minister Launches India Standards Portal Read More
  • Centre extends IPR protection scheme for start-ups till 2020 Read More and Start-up: Only Obtaining a Certificate of Recognition From DIPP is enough for IPR Benefits Read More
  • WIPO and DIPP sign agreement to set up Technology & Innovation centres in India Read More
  • The Bureau of Indian Standards has prepared Draft Rules for (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2017 under the provisions of Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016. Suggestion & Comments are invited latest by 21st June’2017
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  • New building code (NBC) to hold developers liable for safety – Government of India: The Centre unveiled a code under which builders can be made liable for the safety of the structure. The code has been prepared by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) under the consumer affairs ministry. The code contains provisions on use of new/innovative materials and technologies and on prefabricated construction techniques that can give fillip to speedier construction to meet the objectives of housing for all by 2022. The National Building Code of India (NBC), a comprehensive building Code, is a national instrument providing guidelines for regulating the building construction activities across the country.
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  • An inter-ministerial panel has been discussing setting standards for education services export, health-care and tourism with Bureau of Indian Standards and the government is looking at the Thai model of low-cost tourism. The services sector has grown rapidly over the past decade and accounted for 66.1 percent of growth in gross value added (GVA) growth in 2015-16. The sector is also an important net foreign exchange earner and the most attractive sector for foreign direct investment inflows.
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  • The government has notified the new Trademark Rules 2017 to streamline and simplify the process of trademark application filing.
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  • The consumer affairs ministry has drafted a fresh consumer protection Bill after incorporating suggestions of a parliamentary standing committee and hopes to introduce it in the ongoing session.
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  • Mr AK Sharma has been appointed as DDG-Certification at BIS. Association MAIT met with him and both sides have agreed to conduct a monthly open house for clarifying objections and queries raised on applications for registration of products under CRO.
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Smart Cities:Rss-logo

  • Indian delegation in Europe to study smart city development Read More
  • 45 cities participate in 3rd round of Smart City Challenge Read More
  • Cities to raise municipal bonds to fund Smart City Projects Read More
  • Data analytics and Digital India initiatives playing major role in smart cities mission Read More
  • C-DOT develops Common Service Platform (CSP) for smart cities Read More
  • Huawei in talks with Indian government for smart cities initiative Read More
  • Indian Academy of Highway Engineers signs MoU with University of New South Wales for establishing Centre of Excellence in Smart Transportation
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  • The urban development ministry is preparing a report card on its Smart City Mission as the scheme is set to complete two years of its launch this June.
    Read More on this news and for more information on the smart city mission click here
  • The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways is hosting the ‘Smart India Hackathon, 2017- Grand Finale’ on 1st & 2nd April, 2017 simultaneously at Nagpur and 25 other different nodal centers across India.
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Automotive:Rss-logo

  • Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) tests eco-friendly technology to move closer to India’s all-electric car vision by 2030 Read More
  • India Unveils Ambitious Plan to Make Every Single Car Electric by 2030 Read More
  • Automotive Industry Association – SIAM proposes formation of an automobile regulatory body to deal with policy certainty Read More
  • From Emission norm BSIII to BSIV: All you need to know in 10 points Read More
  • India gets a connected vehicle strategy: Tata Motors partners with Microsoft Read More
  • Auto component industry to reach $13 Bn by 2020: ACMA Read More
  • Difficult to convert to emission norm BS-VI from 2019: Auto makers to Supreme Court Read More
  • 5G to disrupt automotive industry in 2035: Report Read More
  • The Centre has notified the constitution of the National Board of Electric Mobility (NEBM).
    Read More
  • The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister has approved the changes to the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2016. The Bill will be introduced in the Parliament
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  • Ministry of Road Transport and Highways to host Smart India Hackathon 2017 Grand Finale in Nagpur
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  • The government is working towards formulating an integrated, multi modal logistics and transport policy which will reduce logistics costs in the country by nearly half, making Indian products more competitive.
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Electrical Equipment including Consumer Electronics:Rss-logo

  • Solar capacity addition in India to reach up to 7.5 GW in FY18 Read More and Solar tariffs in India have fallen by 73 percent since 2010 Read more
  • India smart grid investment to grow to $44.9 Bn in 10 yrs. Read More
  • The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Forum of Regulators (FOR) and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) in the area of large-scale Grid Integration of Renewable Energy
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  • India has joined the International Energy Agency as an associate member, a development that the IEA said makes the prestigious Paris-based body more relevant and reflects the country’s move to the centre stage of the global energy dialogue
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  • The Government of India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $175 million loan agreement to support construction of high voltage transmission systems to evacuate power generated from new mega solar parks to the interstate grid, and improve reliability of the national grid system.
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  • The ministry of power has set the conventional electricity generation target for financial year 2017-18 at 1,229.4 billion units (BU), up 50 BU from the target for the current year.
    Read More and India added a record 5,400 megawatts (MW) of wind power in 2016-17, exceeding its 4,000MW target. Read More
  • India is working on a plan for making domestic manufacturing of solar power generation equipment competitive vis-à-vis other countries such as China.
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  • The ministry of electronics and information technology (Meity) is revising its policy framework towards making India a global semiconductor hub, which will see the government taking a more active role, including initial investment, in a bid to attract private sector players. The existing policy has not worked as it offered little commercial viability for the private sector
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ICT including Services:Rss-logo

  • India’s Internet Economy Set to Hit USD 250 Billion by 2020 Read More
  • 730 million Internet users are anticipated in the country by 2020-NASSCOM Read More
  • Indian telcos’ revenue to reach $63 billion by 2026: Ericsson Read More
  • ‘India aims to bring broadband to every village by 2018′ Read More
  • Digital payments in India to be $500 Bn by 2020: Report Read More
  • Indian Telecom Services Performance Indicator Report Read More
  • No health hazards from mobile tower radiation: Government Read More and DoT launches Tarang Sanchar portal for information sharing on mobile towers and EMF emission Read more
  • HPE [oneM2M interoperability standard based platform] and Tata Communications to collaborate for world’s largest IoT network in India Read More
  • Wipro joins IoT standards group LoRA Read More
  • First IOT cluster in India may come up in Pune Read More
  • Telecom regulator – TRAI implemented a pilot project on common duct for all cables Read More
  • TRAI wants to allocate 10 Mhz in 700 Mhz band to machine-to-machine services Read More
  • TRAI releases pre-consultation paper on broadcast sector Read More
  • Three-day India Mobile Congress from Sept 27’2017 in Delhi Read More
  • Indian Govt. approves MoU with US Homeland on cyber security Read More
  • Mrs. Aruna Sundararajan present secretary of Electronics & IT also given additional charge of Department of Telecommunications Read more
  • COAI want Department of Telecom to check handset quality over call drops Read more
  • India to formalize 5G standards by 2018, but clueless about spectrum? Read more
  • Ericsson partners IIT Delhi for 5G technology in India Read more
  • A proposal to implement mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipment, prior to sale/import/use in the country, is under consideration in Department of Telecommunications (DoT). A draft document namely “Procedure for Certification of Telecommunication Equipment” has been prepared TEC and is available for comments until 24th June’2017 (Extended).
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  • The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, on 8 March 2017, released the draft Information Technology (Security of Prepaid Payment Instruments) Rules, 2017 (Draft Rules), under the Information Technology Act, 2000 (IT Act), for public comments
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  • Government of India, in line with National Cyber Security Policy 2013, has created sectoral Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) to mitigate cyber security threats in power systems.
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  • Government of India has allocated additional Rs 10,000 crore (Euro 1.39 Billion) for National Optical Fibre Network – Bharat Net project for 2017-18. By January-end 2017, the project had completed 76 percent of the target, covering 76,089 gram panchayats (GPs).
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  • Electronic Technology Start-ups in India is to get Rs 2,200 crore (Euro 305 Million) investment from the Government of India. The fund is expected to allot in start-ups working on new technologies in the electronics sector under the Electronic Development Fund (EDF).
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Make in India Rss-logo

  • Make in India gets sourcing push from Government [providing preference to domestically manufactured goods for government procurements] Read More and To Make in India, Modi Government approves Buy in India Read more
  • Launch of the India Smart Manufacturing Alliance Read More
  • Industry Association CII and Govt. Research Agency CSIR sign MoU for ‘Make in India tech development and deployment venture’ Read More
  • Make in India LED bulbs are now being exported to London Read more
  • Commerce and Industry Minister highlights the investment opportunities available in India to increase the contribution of manufacturing sector to 25% of GDP
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Energy Efficiency & Environment Rss-logo

  • Govt. Think Tank – Niti Aayog to rank states on energy efficiency Read More
  • India and US MoU on renewables grid integration Read More
  • Government plans leasing of electric vehicles in clean energy push Read More
  • Whitepaper on Challenges in Implementation of e-Waste Rules Read more
  • Govt. plan to come out soon with policies on the second-generation ethanol as well as methanol (non-conventional fuel resources), which will bring down the crude import bill by Rs 1 lakh crore (Euro 13.88B) and help Co2 emission compliances of the country.
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  • Government has collected Rs 21,129 crore (Euro 3B) as Clean Environment Cess in Apr’16-Jan’17
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R&D and Innovation:Rss-logo

  • India to have science infrastructure sharing policy soon Read More
  • BASF opens innovation campus in India Read More

EU-INDIA/Trade-FTA/Investments:Rss-logo

  • European FTA pushes for tougher IPR rules under ongoing trade talks with India Read More
  • EU to Promote Cooperation Between European, Indian Cities Read More
  • Germany Provides 200 MN Euro for India’s Energy Efficiency Programme Read More
  • India, Germany to work together on alternative medicine Read More
  • French firm, Egis International, to execute Chandigarh smart city project Read More
  • UK Government agency pledges $80m for renewables in India Read More
  • Schneider Electric to develop India’s first integrated green field smart city project NAYA Raipur Development Authority (NRDA) Read More
  • Siemens to outsource components locally Read more
  • Bosch to invest Rs 800 crore annually for next few years in India Read more
  • Joint Press Release on Railways Cooperation between India and France and Cabinet approves MoU between India and France on Technical Cooperation in Civil Aviation
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  • India and the UK announce joint UK-India Fund, namely a Green Growth Equity Fund; Aims to leverage private sector investment from the City of London to invest in Green Infrastructure Projects in India;
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  • India and the United Kingdom (UK) decided to jointly invest up to £240 million in an India-UK fund to finance India’s rapidly growing energy and renewables market. The fund aims to leverage private sector investment from London and is likely to raise around £500 million initially.
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  • The European Union pressed India to extend by six months its bilateral investment pacts with several EU-member countries which are expiring soon, saying the absence of the treaties could adversely impact trade ties and FTA talks. Read More
  • India and Belgium sign Protocol amending the India-Belgium Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement and Protocol Read More
  • Cabinet approves Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Renewable Energy between India and Portugal and Cabinet approves MoU between India and Portugal on cooperation in the field of IT&E
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Invest India :Rss-logo

  • India eases rules to allow merger of Indian companies with foreign firms Read More
  • Government initiates work on shifting financial year to January-December Read More
  • FIPB abolished: Cabinet approves winding up of 25-year old Foreign Investment Promotion Board Read More
  • Economy to grow over 3-fold to $7.25 trillion by 2030: Niti Aayog Read More
  • India will grow at 7.2% this year: World Bank Read More
  • Government tweaks start-up definition, benefits to now flow for 7 years Read More
  • Government reaches out to nodal departments to improve ranking in World Bank’s ease of doing business.
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  • Government studying report on changing financial year from April-March to Jan-Dec
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Standards/TBT/IPR:Rss-logo

  • Anti-dumping duty on 124 steel products may continue Read More
  • Process Plan and Machinery Association if India (PPMAI) seeks change in stainless steel quality control order Read More
  • Govt. in talks with Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) to upgrade helmet standards Read More
  • BIS revises standard for hallmarking of gold jewelry Read More
  • Govt. exempts imported Point of Sale (PoS) machines from BIS labelling Read More
  • Mobile Phones Without Panic Button Import Allowed Till Feb: Department of Telecom Read More
  • Price of Smartphones to go up, Government Imposes Additional Duty on PCBs Read More
  • Govt. launches IPR Enforcement Toolkit to help Police deal with IP related crimes Read More

Smart Cities:Rss-logo

  • Smart Cities Market to Reach $1386.56 billion with 20.48% CAGR Forecast to 2020 Read More
  • 5 key elements of PM Narendra Modi’s 100 smart cities Read More
  • SPV for ‘smart city’ gets state Govt. nod Read More
  • Smart Cities Mission projects get off the ground in 2016; Rs 1,32197 cr proposals approved Read More
  • Government to utilize geo-spatial technology to build smart cities Read More
  • Smart City innovation Centre to come up at Punjab Engineering College (PEC) University Read More
  • Digital India initiatives playing major role in smart cities mission Read More
  • Healthcare and waste management solutions emerge as winners in Intel & Dept. of Science & Technology (DST) – Innovate for Digital India Challenge 2.0 Read More
  • Developing Smart City Initiatives With the IoT Read More
  • India m2m + iot Forum 2017 carried out 2 days seminar on M2M & Smart Cities succesfully Read More
  • Rajasthan signs pacts with Cisco for digital transformation. nod Read More and Cisco launches Global Center of Excellence in Jaipur for smart city projects Read More and Cisco to help develop IoT innovation hub, smart city in Gujarat Read More Frame Rules for Telecom Policy: Law Department to Urban Development and Housing Read More

Automotive:Rss-logo

  • Tata Motors, Volkswagen partnership talks in advanced stage Read Moreand Tata Motors partners with Microsoft for new car products Read More
  • Govt. think tank “Niti Aayog” will decide fate of hyper loop transportation system Read More
  • Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) Reveals Autonomous Car Prototype Read More
  • After satellites, India’s ‘desi/local’ lithium batteries to power electric vehicles in India Read More
  • ARAI-ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) Team Up For Using Space Tech For Surface Transport Read More
  • On-road emission tests to be mandatory in India from 2020 Read More
  • Not ready for BS-IV switch: Auto industry Read More and SIAM, environment watchdog at loggerheads over BS-IV roll-out Read More

Electrical Equipment including Consumer Electronics:Rss-logo

  • India launches projects worth $1 trillion to transform energy sector Read More
  • Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy to Launch 1000 MW Rooftop Solar PV Scheme Read More
  • India to double solar park capacity to 40 GW by 2020 Read More
  • Govt. Proposes Incentive Schemes for Electronics Sector Read More
  • One of the largest’ smart grid is now implemented in India Read More

ICT including Services:Rss-logo

  • Indian Internet of Things market value to touch $9 billion by 2020 Read More
  • Govt. IT spending in 2017 to grow 9.5% to $7.8 billion: Gartner Read More
  • Telecom Subscriber Base in India Crossed 1.12 Billion Read More
  • Gartner Says IT Spending in India will Reach USD 72.4 Billion in 2017 Read More
  • Indian IT Sector has a Total Revenue of Rs 8.4 Lakh Crore: Government Read More
  • India to Have 600 Million Internet Users by 2020, Says ASSOCHAM-Deloitte Study Read More
  • India Home Automation Market to Grow at a 23.63% CAGR Forecast to 2021 Read More
  • Union Government will invest Rs 2,351 crore in digital literacy program; Government of India Read More
  • Govt. approve MoU between India and the USA on cooperation in the field of Cyber Security Read More
  • Telecom Regulator TRAI to review procedural bottlenecks of telecom business Read More and to relook at procedures for ease of doing business Read More and forms joint panel to identify outdated regulations Read More
  • New draft cyber security norms as released by Ministry send Payment/wallet firms in a tizzy Read More
  • Govt. to auction 5G spectrum in frequencies above 3k MHz Read More
  • Govt. makes it mandatory for govt. departments to source procurement from Govt. e-Market (GeM) Read More
  • Telecom Secretary Mr. JS Deepak is named as next ambassador to WTO Read More
  • Tata Communications announces its entry into mobile data connectivity and cross-border IoT market Read More
  • Vodafone-Idea merger: Birth of a telecom giant Read more
  • IT ministry to take over digital drive from Govt. think tank “NITI Aayog” Read more
  • Govt. Telecom Operator “BSNL” to sign pact with Nokia on 5G, IoT applications Read more
  • Airtel buys Telenor India as telecom consolidation gathers steam Read more
  • Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) of 1,55,000 km laid Under India’s BharatNet Project Read more
  • India Needs 8 Million Wi-Fi Hotspots Read more
  • NIC to lead the way for Digital India: Prasad Read more
  • Govt. mulls review of IT Act to strengthen cyber security Read more
  • India’s prescribed standards for mobile radiation are 10 times higher than international standards Read more
  • DoT to launch a portal on mobile tower radiation Read more

Make in India Rss-logo

  • Is India The New Mobile Manufacturing Hub? Read More
  • Govt. approve Rs 10000 crore (1.4B Euro) incentive for electronics manufacturing Read More
  • Make-in-India is facing the IPR drag Read More
  • India to announce policy for competitive domestic solar equipment manufacturing Read more
  • Ministry may clear investment plans worth Rs 29,500 crore (4.2b Euro) soon Read more
  • Chinese Mobile Phone Manufacturer “Oppo” plans to invest $126 million to set up industrial park in Greater Noida, UP Read more

Energy Efficiency & Environment Rss-logo

  • India plans nearly 60 per cent of electricity capacity from non-fossil fuels by 2027 Read More
  • India procures Euro 1 billion soft loan for Green Energy Corridors Read More
  • India’s solar power capacity crosses 9 GW Read More
  • Govt. Think Tank “Niti Aayog” to rank states on energy efficiency Read more

R&D and Innovation:Rss-logo

  • Govt. launches India Innovation Index to rank States Read More
  • India and Israel to step-up Science and Technology Cooperation Read More
  • Qualcomm invests $8.5 million in Design in India on Govt. call for innovation Read More
  • EU Ready To Fund Diabetes Innovative Research Programme In India Read More

EU-INDIA/Trade-FTA/Investments:Rss-logo

  • Govt. approve agreement between India and Poland on cooperation in agriculture Read More
  • India opposes EU, Canada’s proposal on investment pact Read More
  • India, Norway discuss innovation projects in renewable energy Read More
  • Govt. nod for India-UK MoUs on IPR, ease of doing business Read More
  • Germany to finance strategic infrastructure projects in India Read More
  • Germany offers support to India for high speed rail, smart cities Read More
  • India and the European Union: A Green Partnership Read More
  • EU’s International Urban Cooperation (IUC) Program To Work With Indian Cities Read more

Invest India :Rss-logo

  • Big changes by Govt. will allow you to start a business in 6 days Read More
  • Parliamentary Panel proposes for shifting fiscal year to January-December Read More
  • Prime Minister seeks weekly monitoring on ease of doing business Read More

 

Standards/TBT/IPR:Rss-logo

  • IT sector seeks Government support in view of increasing global protectionism Read More
  • Govt. urged to freeze stainless steel quality order Read More
  • India, Britain sign MoUs on IPR, ease of doing business Read More
  • India, US lock horns over intellectual property at WTO Read More
  • Govt. calls meeting of Geneva officials to discuss WTO issues Read More

Smart Cities:Rss-logo

  • US help in development of India’s smart cities to go on under Donald Trump Read More
  • CII, Australian consortium sign MoU on building smart cities Read More
  • Here’s how IBM is using Watson to promote smart cities in India Read More

Automotive:Rss-logo

  • India can save $6 bn through ethanol-blended fuel Read More
  • The $ 93 billion automotive industry contributes 7.1% to India’s GDP Read More
  • Not ready for BS-IV switch: Auto industry Read More
  • Volvo collaborates with IISc for enhanced research in Indian automotive industry Read More
  • 6 automotive testing, R&D centres coming up across country Read More
  • India keen to work with Sweden on electric mobility to bring down pollution: Goyal Read More

Electrical Equipment including Consumer Electronics:Rss-logo

  • Power Ministry to give major thrust to hydro power Read More
  • IEEE and Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers’ Association (IEEMA) Jointly Unveil Coffee Table Book Focusing on 125 Years of Electricity. Read More
  • Consumer electronics to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 9.5% from 2015 till 2021 Read More
  • Government Released Rs 1667.99 Crores (€ 225M) and Rs 366.47 Crores (€ 49M) for Installation of Solar and Wind Energy Projects Read More

ICT including Services:Rss-logo

  • Telecom subscriber base touches 1.074B at Sept-end: Regulator TRAI Read More
  • Indian Cellular Association (ICA) Bats for Soft SIM to help User Make Call Using Any Network Read More
  • Government Asks Local Handset companies to Make Sub-Rs 2,000 (€ 27) Smartphones Read More
  • Dept. of Telecom (DoT) Proposes Utility Duct for Cables as Part of Road Design Read More
  • Domestic IT Spend to Grow 13% at Rs 2.14 Lakh Crore (€ 28.38 ) in 2017 Read More
  • Regulator TRAI to Form Panel to Review Old Regulations Read More
  • DoT to seek Cabinet nod for BharatNet (Fibre) Phase-II rollout by March’17-end Read More
  • Telecom Regulator TRAI releases fresh consultation paper on net neutrality Read More
  • Telecom Regulator TRAI to Publish Paper on Carbon Footprint for Telecom Infrastructure, Mobile Towers Read More
  • India’s internet population to reach 600 million by 2020: ASSOCHAM-Deloitte study Read More
  • 4G adoption up as 53% Indians bought smartphones online in 2016: Deloitte Read More
  • Industry Seeks Lower Duties for Mobile Components Make in India Read More
  • Government Mulls Merging Cyber Tribunal with TDSAT Court Read More
  • Radiation from Mobile Tower Not Harmful: Telecom Regulator TRAI Read More
  • Government to Unveil Portal to Check Radiation Status of Mobile Towers Read More
  • India to start screening imported telecom gear from April 2017 Read more
  • Average Internet Speed in India at 4.1Mbps, Still Among the Lowest in Asia Pacific Read more
  • Reserve Bank of India – RBI also backs an independent regulator for digital payments Read more
  • Nasscom-DSCI (Data Security Council of India) Unveil 10-year Cyber Security Roadmap for India Read more
  • IBM Launches Cyber Security Centre for India Read more
  • Gartner Says IT Spending in India will Reach USD 72.4 Billion in 2017 Read more
  • Cisco partners with Reliance for India IoT JV Read more
  • HP to set up 48 ”digital inclusion” labs in rural India Read more
  • Providing broadband to 500 million people possible via cable TV: Telecom Regulator Read more
  • E-Governance transaction in India crosses 1000 crore (€ 135) in 2016 Read more

Energy Efficiency & Environment Rss-logo

  • India negotiates its position at Montreal Protocol for ozone layer protection Read More
  • India needs to replace 770 mn bulbs with LEDs to become energy efficient, says World Bank study Read More
  • India’s energy efficiency market at Rs 1.6 lakh crore (€ 21.62B): World Bank Read More
  • India to get additional $ 5.19 mn financing from IBRD for Financing Energy Efficiency at MSMEs … Read more
  • Indo-Swiss building energy efficiency project extended to 2021 Read more
  • Siemens to power cities across Uttar Pradesh through state-of-the-art Energy Management System Read more

R&D and Innovation:Rss-logo

  • India’s R&D Market To Reach USD38 Bn By 2020: Study Read More
  • India and Israel to step-up Science and Technology Cooperation Read More

EU-INDIA/Trade-FTA/Investments:Rss-logo

  • WHO settles India, EU medicine dispute Read More
  • India joins forces with EU for Skill India Mission Read More
  • Robert Bosch Engineering and Business solution invests Rs23 crore (€ 3.11) to open a Reliability Testing Laboratory Read More
  • Bharti Airtel in talks with Telenor to buy India business for $350 million Read More
  • India-UK experts discuss reforms for ease of doing business Read More
  • Germany offers support to India for high speed rail, smart cities Read More
  • Government calls for free India-UK trade across sectors Read More
  • Portugal PM wants closer economic ties with India Read more

Invest India :Rss-logo

  • India aims to join top 50 in World Bank’s ease of business ranking Read More

Consultation on Next Generation Internet

The European Commission is preparing the Next Generation Internet Initiative. An open consultation has just been launched to give everyone the chance to share their views and ideas about the Internet of 2030

The Internet is critical for most aspects of our daily life, for work, education and leisure. The next generation Internet will be even more pervasive, working with and through many different devices and sensors, and will present completely new functions and characteristics Given the importance of the Internet, both private and public interests in the domain are huge, and may dramatically change the way Internet will work in the future.

When we talk about the Internet we mean that in a broader sense, i.e. the networks and technologies powering the network and computing, the services and applications delivering user value, all the socio-economic innovation it enables and also the policies governing its use and evolution.

There are many activities ongoing; they may be focussed on technical aspects, on new services and application, or on delivering social innovation. The Internet has many diverse stakeholders from the research, technical and business communities, but the views of citizens and the civil society deserve more attention.

To take a fresh look, with a broad and inclusive perspective, the European Commission launches the ‘Next Generation Internet’ initiative.

A first step is to open a broad conversation and consult with those actors who are the drivers of this next generation Internet, notably young researchers, the emerging generation of Internet startuppers and civil society.

In order to obtain more views, the European Commission is launching a consultation on the Next Generation Internet. This consultation consists of questions related to specific technology areas that might become important for the Internet of the future, such as decentralised architectures, immersive environments and networking solutions beyond IP. The deadline to reply to the consultation is 9 January 2017.

The consultation is backed by an online platform to engage with a broad audience where participants can access and comment on background documents and learn about relevant events. In this platform, additional discussions will be launched on the hot topics raised in the consultation. A report with the results of the consultation will be published in January 2017.

For more information Please check here


Standards/TBT/IPR:Rss-logo

  • Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) raises the bar for cities to get ‘smart’ tag Read More
  • BIS mandatory standard deadline on steel items extended till November’16 Read More
  • Ministry approved BIS norms mandatory to provide for display of text in 22 Indian languages on the devices from July 1, 2017 Read More
  • IPR policy: Where do we move from here? Read More
  • Cabinet approves India-Singapore MoU on IPR to boost innovation Read More
  • India should strengthen IPR laws to increase trade with America: US Envoy Read More
  • Indian Patent Office to create awareness programme for new IPR policy Read More
  • India to US: Will not tighten IPR rules beyond TRIPS mandate Read More
  • Minister unveils logo for IPR cell in patent push Read More
  • Antidumping duty likely on certain steel products from China, EU Read More

Smart Cities:Rss-logo

  • India to spend $580 Million to develop First 20 ‘smart cities’ Read More
  • Tech’y worth $1.5-2 Billion would be required to build 100 Smart Cities in India Read More
  • As smart cities mission take shape, Ministry seeks Rs 6400-crore (Euro 865M) push Read More
  • Belgium firms keen on tie-ups for smart cities Read More
  • Pune signs MoU with European Business and Technology Centre Read More
  • India Needs More Smart Villages than Smart Cities Read More
  • IBM To Organize Smart camp For Smart City Read More
  • India needs indigenous solutions for smart cities: UNDP official Read More
  • Illinois Signs Smart State Partnership with Telangana, India Read more
  • Public Sector Telecom Operator BSNL to participate in smart cities project: Report Read more
  • 40 teams to develop apps for Smart City Project Read more
  • India ,Russia ink MoU for cooperation in smart cities scheme Read more

Automotive:Rss-logo

  • India now world’s fifth largest car manufacturer Read More
  • Automotive Research Ass.(ARAI) says it will not retest on road again, fixed VW cars Read More
  • ARAI is developing Norms for ‘End of Life ‘ Vehicles Read More
  • Green tax to be spent on fine particles study (Pollution) Read More
  • Indian R&D company pitches product validation mgmt. for India’s auto industry Read More
  • Telecommunications and automotive players form global cross industry “5G automotive association” Read More
  • Ashok Leyland launches first indigenous zero emission electric bus Read More

Electrical Equipment including Consumer Electronics:Rss-logo

  • Sweden sees big energy opportunities in India Read More
  • No funds, smart grid tender misses 3rd deadline Read More
  • After solar energy, focus is now on hydro, wind, says Minister Read More
  • Russia Strengthens Energy Ties with India Read More
  • South Korea’s Doosan Heavy close to signing $1.75 bn power plant deal in India Read More
  • Electronics design space to get Rs 2 lakh crore (27B Euro) investment Read More

ICT including Services:Rss-logo

  • Narrowband IoT Market Worth 181.02 million USD by 2022 Read More
  • NITI Aayog Forms a panel to frame Guidelines to Foster Digital Economy Read More
  • New GSMA study Projects Almost one Billion Mobile subscribers in India by 2020 Read More
  • Spectrum win credit negative for telecom players : Moody’s Read More
  • Department of Telecom (DoT) to implement 11 digit mobile numbering system? Read More
  • Telecom companies fined Rs 11 cr for violating mobile radiation rules Read More
  • India’s mobile user base declines to 103.42 crore in July : TRAI Read More
  • DoT receives 70 applications from 60 companies for MVNO license Read More
  • DoT to fix flat spectrum usage charges at 3% (Currently 5%) Read More
  • Telecom Regulator (TRAI) to review terms for captive VSAT licenses Read More
  • TRAI to impose Rs. 3050 Cr. (412M Euro) fine on Airtel, Voda, Idea for denying connectivity to Reliance Jio Read More
  • Department of telecommunications sets up committee to examine penalty levied by TRAI Read More
  • TRAI floats paper on delicensing airwaves for M2M communication Read More
  • Bidders neglect 700 MHZ spectrum in telecom auction, TRAI to review price Read More
  • Soon, Government may ask Google, Whatsapp to store user info Read More
  • TRAI chairman wants a National Wi-Fi Grid Read more
  • Mobile Handset imports to drop by 30 % : DEITY (Department of Electronics & IT) Read more
  • Govt Dept. Deity promotes iris and fingerprint scanner for smartphones Read more
  • IT ministry preparing cloud-based services framework to help govt. departments for Digital India push Read more
  • Govt. to spend $7.2 bn on IT in 2016 Read more

Manufacturing/MAKE IN INDIARss-logo

  • ABB maps export hub vision for Make in India Read More
  • Govt. aims to cut mobile imports bill by 30% in 2016-2017 through Make in India Read More
  • SAAB to co-produce Carl – Gustaf M4 under Make In India project Read More
  • 45% ‘Make in India‘ MoUs translate into investments Read More
  • Lockheed takes next step in moving F-16 production to India Read More
  • Samsung fulfills its commitment to Make in India with a $295M investment Read More
  • Siemens To setup Manufacturing Unit in India Read More

Energy Efficiency & Environment Rss-logo

  • India gets extended time frame to phase out greenhouse gases under climate deal Read More
  • India plays crucial role in Montreal Protocol talks Read More
  • Petro Fed, an apex society of entities in the Hydrocarbon sector signs MoU with TERI to undertake a study on climate change Risks Read More
  • Switzerland to help build energy efficient structures for Andhra Project Read more

R&D and Innovation:Rss-logo

  • Maharastra Most Innovative: State Innovation Report 2016 shows Read More
  • How Keystone Knowledge Park is powering biotech innovation in northern India Read More
  • Sweden to spend up to $3.5 million on renewable energy R & D in India Read More

EU-INDIA/Trade-FTA/Investments:Rss-logo

  • India , EFTA to resume FTA talks in Geneva Read More
  • Cabinet approves MoU between India and European union on water Cooperation Read More
  • Cabinet approves MoU between India and Hungary on cooperation in the field of water management Read More
  • India, Germany to work on Rs 1L-cr (13.5B Euro) projects Read More
  • Bilateral trade with India short of potential: French Minister Read More
  • Schneider plans to invest Rs 750 crore (100M Euro) in India in five years Read More
  • Germany to collaborate with India to improve rail connectivity of Indian ports : may also bring in technology for scrapping old vehicles ; India ready for flex fuel compatible automobiles Read More
  • Holitech plans to invest $ 1 billion in India by 2017 Read more
  • New Delhi Tech summit to display strength of India- UK partnership Read more
  • UK signs MoU for quality health care in India Read more

Invest India :Rss-logo

  • India Now world’s #155 in Ease Of starting A Business Read More

Standards/TBT/IPR:Rss-logo

  • BIS has released SMART CITY Standard based on ISO 37120 (Smart City Indicators) for Wide Circulation Read More
  • 16 weeks for Govt. to notify kerosene quality standards Read More
  • Anti-dumping duty extended on Para Nitro Aniline imports from China Read More
  • Govt. extends registration period of Stainless Steel QC order Read More
  • IPR felicitation Centre proposed to be set up in Hyderabad Read More
  • IP status of countries and regions in the “One Belt and One Road” framework Read More
  • Recent policy,reports and notifications

  • Compulsory Registration Order (CRO): The implementation of clarification issued vide FAQ no. 42 (Part II) has been postponed till 31st December 2016 and accordingly, the power supplies for server/storage devices will be covered under the “Electronics and IT Goods (Requirement of Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012″ with effect from 1st January 2017. The copy of the Circular is available here
    Quality standards soon for SMEs to bag private and government contracts; Government of India

  • False Copyright website:Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry has confirmed that website www.copyright.in is creating a false impression that it is the official website of the copyright registration office in India and inviting applications for protection of the various works i.e. literary, artistic, dramatic, musical, sound recording and cinematographic films along with its evidences. The authorized and authentic copyright office website is www.copyright.gov.in.The matter has already been referred to the concerned Ministries to block the fake website i.e. www.copyright.in and initiate legal action.

  • Cabinet has approved India – Singapore MoU:The MoU will enhance bilateral cooperation activities in the arena of Industrial Property Rights of Patents, Trademarks and Industrial Designs. It is intended to give a boost to innovation, creativity and technological advancement in both regions. For detailed scope please click here
    India submitted its comments to Draft Commission Delegated Regulation setting out scientific criteria for the determination of endocrine-disrupting properties pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 528/2012. For more information including comments from India please click here.
    India issued order seeking to ensure conformity to High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) / Polypropylene (PP) Woven Sacks for Packaging / Filling listed in the Schedule to the specified Indian Standards..For more details on the order please click here.


Smart Cities:Rss-logo

  • Smart City Project: Chandigarh signs MoU with French body Read More
  • Oracle picks Maharashtra for Smart City digital initiative Read More
  • Pune smart city project: Two-year MoU signed with European body – EBTC Read More
  • Pune smart city project: Smart city innovation hub to be functional by June 2017 Read More
  • Cisco to help Telangana Govt. setup ‘Digital Zone’ smart city in Hyderabad Read More
  • Master Card Plans To Partner With Indian Governments To Facilitate Smart Cities Initiative Read More
  • India-EU dialogue event held on smart cities Read More
  • India will have seven mega cities by 2030: UN Read More
  • Recent policy,reports and notifications

  • BIS has issued draft standard ‘SMART CITIES – INDICATORS’ lCS 13.020.20 in Wide Circulation for eliciting public comments. For copy of the draft standard please click here

Automotive:Rss-logo

  • Indian automotive aftermarket biz to grow to $30 billion by 2026 Read More
  • Auto industry can create 65 million new jobs by 2026 Read More
  • The future for automakers is ‘On Board Diagnostics-II’ Read More
  • “Safety still an option” in India – Global NCAP Read More
  • Transport Ministry To Audit Random Cars From Dealers For BS-VI Emission Compliance Read More
  • It’s Official! Govt. to Introduce BS-VI Norms in India in 2020 Read More
  • Volkswagen to begin recall of 3.23 lakh diesel cars in India this month: Report Read More
  • Volvo to introduce plug-in hybrids, electric vehicles in India Read More
  • Recent policy,reports and notifications

  • Government ready with policy to promote electric 2-wheelers; Government of India
  • A German delegation led by the Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr. Alexander Dobrindt on October 14, 2016 called on Union Minister of Heavy Industry and Public Enterprises: The purpose of the visit was to deepen mutual collaboration within the Indo-German Automobile Working Group. For more information please click here


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ICT including Services:Rss-logo

  • India’s mobile user base touches 1.035 Billion Read More
  • India’s online population to touch 500 million by 2020: Google Read More
  • Pricing of 700 MHz spectrum band expensive Read More
  • Government Includes Internet Broadcasting Under Copyright Act Read More
  • After Nine Years, the Smartphone Boom is Finally Over Read More
  • DoT Unveils New Norms on SIM Upgradation Read More :Subscribers’ consent must for upgrading 2G SIM cards to 3G, 4G: DoT to Telco’s Read More
  • IoT may help India get 5G with the rest of the world: Telecom secretary Read More
  • Telecom Regulator TRAI to initiate consultation on M2M communication, IoT soon Read More
  • Telecom Regulator TRAI seeks views on infra sharing in broadcast distribution services Read More
  • TRAI’s consultation Paper on Spectrum Usage Charges and Presumptive Adjusted Gross Revenue Read More
  • TRAI’s consultation paper on Review of network related Quality of Service standards Read More
  • IT Ministry Plan to Rope in Private Firms for Cloud Services Faces Flak Read More
  • Government Gets 70 Applications For Virtual Network Operator Services Read Moreand Virtual Network Operators in India Join to Build a US$ 4 Billion Industry Read More
  • Do not over-regulate cloud services, Telcos warn regulator TRAI Read More
  • Driving Licenses and Vehicle Registration Certificates can now be accessed through Mobile App Read More
  • Recent policy,reports and notifications

  • Telecom Regulator TRAI has floated a consultation paper on M2M/IoT ‘Spectrum, Roaming and QoS related requirements in Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communications’. Written comments on the Consultation Paper are invited from the stakeholders by 15th November, 2016 and counter-comments by 29th November, 2016. Copy of consultation paper is available here

  • Centre for Health Informatics, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India has invited Expression of Interest for Design, Development, Integration, Deployment, Implementation and Maintenance of Integrated Health Information Platform (IHIP). The details can be downloaded from the following link here


Manufacturing/MAKE IN INDIARss-logo

  • India on path of becoming pivot for hi-tech manufacturing: UN Read More
  • Government aims to make automobiles manufacturing the main driver of ‘Make in India’ initiative Read More
  • FDI in electronic manufacturing touched Rs 1.23 lakh Crore (16.6B Euro) in 2016: Minister Read Moreand Electronic products industry in India to touch $75 bn by 2017: StudyRead More
  • Mobile manufacturing growing at a fast pace Read More
  • Recent policy,reports and Notification

  • Government of India, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (IPHW Division): a proposal has been mooted for amendment of the policy for providing preference to Domestically Manufactured Electronic Products (DMEP) on account of difficulties in qualifying for Preferential Market Access (PMA) clause of Government procurement, despite manufacturing in India so that positive investment signals are sent to all potential investors. A copy of the draft proposal is available Read Moreand Electronic products industry in India to touch $75 bn by 2017: Study here


Energy Efficiency & Environment:Rss-logo

  • U.S. agency USAID announced five new partnerships in the fields of clean energy, environment and climate change Read More
  • eBook on energy for sustainable development released Read More
  • India saved 55.7 million units of energy through UJALA Read More
  • Recent policy,Report and notifications

  • The Union Cabinet has given its approval to ratify the Paris Agreement (on Climate Change) on 2nd October 2016, the day of Gandhi Jayanti. India’s decision to ratify the agreement will take the number of cumulative level of emission of countries that have ratified the agreement so far to 51.89%.

  • Central Pollution Control Board has come out with the Guidelines on Implementation of E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016. Copy of rules are available here


R&D and Innovation:Rss-logo

  • India moves up the innovation ladder; Germany gives thumbs-up Read More
  • Task force to evolve steps to boost India’s innovation ecosystem Read More
  • IIT-M finds way to measure vehicle pollution in real time Read More
  • Intel and Dept. of S&T launch “Innovate for Digital India Challenge 2.0″ Read More
  • Recent Policy,Report and notification

  • The Global Competitiveness Index released by the World Economic Forum: India climbs steadily in the Global Competitiveness Index; improves its ranking by 16 places for the second year in a row; now placed 39th among 138 countries, ahead of BRICS countries other than China.

  • The Prime Minister unveiled the ‘Technology Vision Document 2035’: The document foresees the Indians of 2035, and technologies required for fulfilling their needs. It is not a visualization of technologies that will be available in 2035, but a vision of where our country and its citizens should be in 2035 and how technology should bring this vision to fruition. For more information please click here


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  • Germany pitches for resumption of Indo-EU FTA talks Read More
  • Will India-EU FTA slip further down priority list? Read More
  • Government taking a relook at free trade agreements: Nirmala Sitharaman Read More
  • India, EFTA talks on proposed FTA to resume this month Read More
  • India signs $8.9 billion Rafale fighter jet deal with France Read More
  • India to push for WTO trade facilitation deal in services Read More
  • EIB mulls EUR 76m of loans for Indian wind projects Read More
  • Recent Policy,Report and notification

  • Cabinet approved MoU between India and European Union on water cooperation: The MoU envisages strengthening the technological, scientific and management capabilities of India and the European Union in the field of water management on the basis of equality, reciprocity and mutual benefit. It provides technical exchange on water issues, including on integrated water resource management plans within river basins and through study visits. A Joint Working Group shall be formed to monitor the activities to be carried out in fulfillment of the MoU.

  • Cabinet approved MoU between India and Hungary on cooperation in the field of water management: It will enhance bilateral cooperation in the field of water management, on the basis of equality and mutual benefits. Both the countries will get benefited by joint activities and mutual exchange of scientific delegations and experts in the field of water resources development and management. The cooperation, particularly on river basin management/ integrated water resources management, efficiency in water supply and irrigation technology innovation and flood & drought management will help improve the socio-economic conditions of the people of both the countries.

  • Cabinet approved Bilateral Technical Arrangement between India and Switzerland on the identification and return of Swiss and Indian Nationals: Conclusion of the Bilateral Technical Arrangement (BTA) has been linked to the Visa Free Agreement for holders of Diplomatic passports as a package deal. The BTA essentially aims to formalise the existing procedure for cooperation on the return of irregular migrants between the two countries without introducing any additional obligations or exacting timeframes.

  • Fourth meeting of Indo-Czech joint working group at Brno: India offers slice of Make in India cake to Czech companies for high Technology Cooperation, Trade and Investment. For more information please click here


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Standards/TBT/IPR:Rss-logo

  • Handset companies get more time to follow new battery rules Read More
  • Steel ministry asks infrastructure ministries to promote the use of standardized steel Read More
  • Provide email in Indic languages: Govt. tells service providers Read More
  • Implementing Indian languages in feature phones will be difficult Read More
  • India releases draft regulation for testing solar equipment quality Read More
  • India’s Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy will create a comprehensive IP System Read More
  • Social Utility Needs to be Part of the Debate on Intellectual Property Rights in India Read More
  • Inventors to get their due with IPR policy Read More
  • IPR Awareness, Outreach and Promotion Campaign Read More
  • Here’s why flaws in National IPR Policy must be fixed Read More
  • Incentivize intellectual property: How to strike right balance Read More
  • Department Of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) to suggest states to frame own IPR policy Read More
  • Minister convenes meeting of industry bodies on IPR Read More

Smart Cities:Rss-logo

  • BRICS nations can cooperate for developing smart cities Read More
  • Fraunhofer Innovation and Technology (FIT) Platform collaborates with India on powering smart technologies Read More
  • Govt. may impose taxes to achieve smart city mission Read More
  • UK keen on participating in ‘smart city’ project Read Moreand Funds from UK to boost Smart projects Read Moreand UK minister offers 5 lakh pound assistance for MP’s smart cities Read More
  • Smart Ganga City programme launched in 10 cities Read More
  • US, Germany among 34 nations interested in investing in smart cities Read More
  • India is seeing increased interest and uptake in smart city initiatives: IDC Read More
  • Indian Institute of Science (IISc) turns into a mini-lab for ‘smart city’ concept Read More

Automotive:Rss-logo

  • Industry Body SIAM appeals for single ministry to formulate technical regulations Read More
  • Regulations in India and Europe are aligned as far as permissible honking (sound) limits are concerned, but the similarity ends there Read More
  • Govt. wants 50 lakh electric cars on India’s roads in the next three years, to cut greenhouse gases … Read More
  • ARAI setting up centre to evaluate electric vehicles Read More
  • Pollution Control Board (CPCB) opens bank account allowing deposit of green cess on diesel vehicles above 2000 cc capacity Read More
  • Home National BS-VI emission norms a great level playing field for India’s auto… Read More
  • Government Recommends Expansion Of Indian Auto Industry’s Vehicle Portfolio Read More
  • Indian MNC Mahindra launches connected vehicles technology platform DiGiSENSE Read More
  • Govt. to introduce star rating for new cars based on safety features Read More
  • Automotive Mission Plan 2016-26 (AMP 2026) Read More

Electrical Equipment including Consumer Electronics:Rss-logo

  • No More Custom Duty on Consumer Electronics Valued Upto Rs. 50000 Read More
  • Niti Aayog to float Cabinet note for tax exemption on electronic product exports Read More
  • DOE announces new US-India project to modernize the grid Read Moreand DOE, Indian S&T Ministry to Help Fund Smart Grid, Energy Storage Research Under US-IndiaRead More
  • Electronics Market for India Estimated to be $72 Bn. by 2029 Read More
  • Swedish windmill Co FlowOcean looks for Indian partners Read More
  • India Calls for Establishing an International Clean Energy Data-Grid Read More
  • More than 44,235MW accumulative capacity of Renewable Energy installed in the Country Read More

ICT including Services:Rss-logo

  • India ranked world’s top exporter of ICT Read More
  • Govt. plan to rope in post office network as common service centres hits roadblock Read More
  • Govt. imposes penalty of Rs 2313 Crore on telecom operators over subscriber verification Read More
  • Department of Telecom in favor of more penal power for Telecom Regulator – TRAI Read More
  • Rural India to power internet users to 730 million by 2020, says report Read More
  • Electronic KYC to enable instant activation of mobile phone connections with Aadhar Read More
  • Digital Infrastructure projects to get Rs.10000 cr from USOF Read More
  • C-DOT Should Work Hard to End Digital Divide in India: Minister Read More
  • Govt. apprised of MoU between CERT-In India and CERT-UK Read More
  • Telecom Regulator asked To Set Clear Guidelines On Network Testing: Report Read More
  • TRAI is silent about 5G mobile technology: why? Read More
  • TRAI Launches Web Portal to Help Users Check Level Of Call Drops Read More

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  • Government begins review of ‘Make in India’ targets Read More
  • FDI is rising, but not visibly in core ‘Make in India’ sectors Read More
  • 37 Mobile Manufacturing Plants Set Up in India in Last 1 Year Read Moreand Mobile handset manufacturing is now a ₹54000 crore industry Read More
  • Electropreneur Park bolsters domestic electronics manufacturing with early stage start-up incubation Read More
  • Betting big on Make-in-India; French companies to pump Euro 8 billion into India Read More
  • India invites US investments under Make In India scheme Read More
  • Huawei Reaffirms Commitment To ‘Make In India’ Vision Read More
  • Smart manufacturing in India Read More
  • Connected Industry key to Indian manufacturing: Bosch Read More
  • Home National Bosch bets big on Industry 4.0 to transform India into a global Read More

Energy Efficiency & Environment:Rss-logo

  • Conservation of energy top on government agenda Read More
  • LED workshops addresses energy efficient lighting solutions in India Read More
  • Energy Department Announces $30 Million Expansion of US–India Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Research Read More
  • The Carbon Trust UK in partnership with BEE India conceptualizes Rs 5000 cr for Energy Read More
  • Indian manufacturing sector should explore energy efficient technologies Read More

R&D and Innovation:Rss-logo

  • India Climbs 15 Spots To Reach #61 on Global Innovation Index Read Moreand Govt to set up team to improve India’s innovation ranking Read More
  • India will be one of top 5 global pharma innovation hubs by 2020 Read More
  • Department of Science and Technology (DST), Intel India and Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE) – IIT Bombay tie-up for hardware, systems start-ups Read More
  • Global tech firms increase R&D presence in India Read More
  • Danfoss, India, a Danish company established a Center of Excellence (CoE) at Engineering College Pune.Read More

EU-INDIA/Trade-FTA/Investments:Rss-logo

  • Don’t Ink Trade Pacts Till EU And UK Clarify Terms, Say Experts Read More
  • Brexit will be conducive to India-UK trade: British DFID secy Priti Patel to Firstpost Read More
  • UK minister calls for greater commercial collaboration with India Read More
  • UK minister calls for greater commercial collaboration with India Read More
  • Steel Minister invites companies and businessmen from UK & Luxembourg to be a partner in India’s growth story Read More
  • Commerce Secretary’s Discussions with Indian Ambassadors in EU Countries on Trade Issues Read More
  • Cabinet approves Agreement between the India and Croatia on Economic Cooperation Read More

Invest India :Rss-logo

  • India, US to use S&CD platform to boost trade, investment Read More
  • Cabinet approves grant of Permanent Residency Status to Foreign Investors Read More

Standards/TBT/IPR:

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  • Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labelling) Third Amendment Regulation, 2016 and Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Fourth Amendment Regulations, 2016; Government of India Read More
  • S.O. 2428(E): Authorization / Recognition of laboratories for analysis of sample under FSS Act, 2006.; Government of India Read More
  • Notification on Food Safety and Standards (Licensing and Registration of Food Business) First Amendment Regulation, 2016; Government of India Read More
  • FSSAI issued Notification F.No.Stds/F&VP/Notification(01)/FSSAI-2016 regarding Draft Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Amendment Regulations, 2016 related to “Fruit & Vegetable products” Read More
  • Meeting between Mr. Francis Gurry, the Director General, World Intellectual Property organisation and Commerce & Industry Minister Smt.Nirmala Sitharaman Read More
  • Initiation of Sunset Review of the anti-dumping duties imposed on the imports of “Sodium Nitrite” originating in or exported from China PR Read More
  • Dumping duty imposed on purified terephthalic acid (PTA) imports from 5 countries (China, Iran, Taiwan, Indonesia and Malaysia) Read More
  • India to slap anti-dumping duty on steel import from 6 nations; Government of India Read More
  • Notification No. 38/2016-Customs (ADD): Anti-dumping Duty extended on Opal Glass Ware originating in or exported from China PR & UAE.; Government of India Read More
  • Notification No.36/2016-Customs (ADD): Anti-dumping duty on imports of Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) originating in, or exported from, People’s Republic of China extended; Government of India Read More
  • Government removes safeguard duty from 37 steel products; Government of India Read More
  • Government removes safeguard duty from 37 steel products; Government of India Read More
  • Government extends minimum import price on 66 steel products; Government of India Read More
  • Initiation of Sunset Review of the anti-dumping duties imposed on the imports of “Opal Glassware” originating in or exported from China PR and UAE Read More

Smart Cities:Rss-logo

  • Government of India to invest additional Rs 16,641 crore for affordable homes; Government of India Read More

Automotive:Rss-logo

  • Members of the Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Auto-ISAC) released an overview of comprehensive Automotive Cybersecurity Best Practices developed as a proactive measure to further enhance vehicle cybersecurity throughout the industry. Read More
  • The Union Cabinet has given its approval for Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill 2016. Read More

Electrical Equipment including Consumer Electronics:Rss-logo

  • Master Circular: Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana- National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM; Government of India Read More
  • Master Circular – Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM); Government of India. Read More
  • Government of India to invest Rs 1,800 crore to IIT-B for Solar Urja Lamp program; Government of India Read More
  • National Productivity Council (NPC), is carrying out research studies on Productivity & Competitiveness for two sectors, namely “Electronics & Computer Hardware” and “Light Electrical Sector in India”. The prime objective of the studies is to come up with the Policy suggestion to make the two sectors ie., “Electronics & Computer Hardware” and “Light Electrical sector” globally competitive. Brief study report is available here Read More

ICT including Services:Rss-logo

  • Cabinet approves 3 percent spectrum usage charge; Government of India Read More
  • Telecom operators to invest Rs 20,000 crore to counter call drop Read More
  • Nasscom plans 115 digital literacy centres this year across India Read More
  • Public consultation on Government Open Data Use License – India through MyGov Read More
  • Data Security Council of India (DSCI) has released its Annual Report for 2015-16

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Manufacturing/MAKE IN INDIARss-logo

  • Financial Support to MSMEs in Zero Defect Zero Effect (ZED) Certification: The Government of India has approved a new scheme namely Financial Support to MSMEs in Zero Defect Zero Effect (ZED) Certification. This scheme will provide support to 22,222 MSMEs to get accreditation to the coveted ZED maturity model certification. The units will get bronze to platinum certification after being assessed on 50 parameters which will open new avenues for global marketing, quality, efficiency and productivity enhancement. Apart from these the MSMEs will also be assessed on 25 parameters from Defence supply capability angle. The scheme envisages assessment, handholding, consultancy, etc. so that MSMEs move up the global value chain Read More

Energy Efficiency & Environment:Rss-logo

  • Enrolment of Indian and Global solution providers for scientific management of Municipal Solid Waste under Swacch Bharat Mission. Read More

R&D and Innovation:Rss-logo

  • Tata Technologies sets up R&D centre in Pune Read More
  • ZF Friedrichshafen AG to set up a R&D unit in India Read More

EU-INDIA/Trade-FTA/Investments:Rss-logo

  • India-Iceland Business Opportunities & Economic Cooperation held on 03rd August at ASSOCHAM House, New Delhi Read More
  • Cabinet approved a MoU signed between India and the Swiss Confederation for cooperation in skill development: The Union Cabinet has given its ex-post-facto approval for a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation of the Swiss Confederation for cooperation in skill development. The MoU was signed on 22.6.2016 during the visit of a delegation led by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship to Switzerland from 20th – 22nd June, 2016. The MoU broadly focuses on capacity building and exchange of best practices in the area of skill development. The MoU envisions the establishment of Joint Working Group (JWG) to create, monitor and review the implementation framework for the MoU. The MoU will establish a framework for bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the area of skill development and will formalise and deepen this partnership.
  • Cabinet approved Agreement between the India and Croatia on Economic Cooperation: The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing and ratification of an Agreement between India and Croatia on Economic Cooperation. India and Croatia had earlier signed an Agreement on trade and economic cooperation in September, 1994 with an aim to promote and develop bilateral trade and economic relations. Signing of the new Agreement between India and Croatia would be a step in continuity as the existing Agreement expired in November, 2009. India’s bilateral trade with Croatia during 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 were US$ 152.01million, US$ 148.86 million and US$ 205.04 million respectively. The average bilateral trade growth was 17.44% during the last three years

Ease of Doing Business:Rss-logo

  • CBDT notifies foreign tax credit rules; Government of India Read More
  • Directorate General of Supplies & Disposal (DGS&D) has developed Government e-Marketplace (GeM), which is a completely end to end procurement system for purchase of common use goods and services by Government buyers. Read More

 

Standards/TBT/IPR:

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  • Hallmark, ISI Mark, BEE Label – Know which certification marks are important for products  Read More
  • Key Stakeholders meet to review draft BIS Rules, 2016  Read More
  • Joint session organized by BIS and Indian Stainless Steel Development Association (ISSDA)  Read More
  • Food regulator issued a notice calling for suggestions, views, comments from WTO- SPS Committee members on the draft notification related to adoption of 46 BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) standards  Read More
  • If IPR owner is abroad, its transfer cannot be taxed in India: Court  Read More
  • Startups, Now Just Need Department [DIPP] Certificate For IPR Benefits Read More
  • Red Tape Removed From IPR Claiming Process  Read More
  • Soon, varsities to include IPR as subject  Read More
  • National IPR Policy falls short on specifics, says GIPC’s Senior Director, USIBC  Read More
  • Update from Ministry on Patents for New Discoveries  Read More

Smart Cities:

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  • ‘Several countries keen to participate in Smart City project’  Read More
  • Himachal Pradesh (HP) Minister to visit European countries to seek global expertise  Read More and State to tie up with European cities  Read More
  • French technology firm Thales Eyes Indian Smart City Project, Puts Up Demo Center  Read More
  • IoT is key to the planning of smart cities  Read More

Automotive:

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  • Making Indian auto industry ‘world-class’, Govt. approves revised cost for National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project (NATRIPRead More
  • Indian government set to notify charging infrastructure standard for EVs…  Read More
  • Automotive Research Association of India – ARAI Gets funding To Set Up EV Evaluation Centre Read More
  • Government set to make faulty vehicle recalls mandatory  Read More
  • The sole global member ‘Ford’ withdraws from India’s Electric Vehicle Consortium  Read More
  • JBM Auto forms JV with Poland’s Solaris for electric buses  Read More
  • Hero Electronix buys India biz of Germany’s TES DST Holding  Read More
  • Mercedes Benz rules out using bio-diesel to power its vehicles in India  Read More
  • The Motor Vehicles Department (MVD) is preparing to tighten the grip over automobile pollution testing centres to ensure compliance with emission norms Read More
  • This start-up has a low-cost solution to convert diesel cars into hybrid  Read More

Electrical Equipment including Consumer Electronics:

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  • India’s smart street lighting market to touch $1.8 bn by 2022  Read More
  • Department of Electronics and IT is now under separate Ministry and is name as Ministry Of Electronics And Information Technology (MeitY) Read More
  • Dr Aruna Sundarajan is new Secretary of ministry of Electronics & IT  Read More
  • National lab policy for renewable energy soon  Read More
  • Solar power tree developed for generation of electricity  Read More
  • Interface of Solar with DC Technology will help Secure Energy Security: Minister  Read More
  • National Smart Grid Mission to Upgrade India’s Power Grid  Read More
  •  Govt. working to double generation target from solar parks  Read More
  • Ministry: Comments invited on Draft Guidelines for Tariff Based Competitive Bidding Process for Grid Connected Solar PV Power Projects Read More

ICT including Services:

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  • Telecom Communication Ministry drops plan for for telecom R&D and manufacturing funding Read More
  • 15-Time Growth in Mobile Data Traffic Read More
  • New Ministry Mr. Manoj Sinha should focus on providing Telecom connectivity to villages Read More
  • Telecom Regulator – TRAI Releases Paper on Public Wi-Fi Networks Read More
  • Telenor says ‘no’ to upcoming spectrum auction in India Read More
  • Entire India will soon have seamless Wi-Fi connectivity at 90% less data cost than now Read More
  • Indian digital payments market to reach $500 billion by 2020: Study  Read More
  • A blueprint for cyber security in Digital India Read More
  • GSMA Announces Launch of Mobile Connect across India  Read More
  • Government to review TRAI act Read More
  • TRAI urged to restore pricing flexibility to telecoms Read More
  • Government restarts work on drafting national encryption policy Read More

Manufacturing/MAKE IN INDIA

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  • Make in India: Foreign investment in India increased by 46%  Read More
  • Make in India: Tata Advanced Systems, Bell forge pact to manufacture choppers  Read More
  • cisco Readies Plan to set up Manufacturing Plant in India  Read More

Energy Efficiency & Environment:

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  • India pitches for transparency at Montreal protocol conference Read More
  • Country’s 1st grid rooftop solar project in State with support from EU-India Cooperation on Clean Technologies  Read More
  • Swiss team in city to finalize projects on energy efficiency  Read More
  • Forbes Marshall Launches its Energy Efficiency Centre at IIT-B  Read More
  • India leads in transport efficiency around the world  Read More

R&D and Innovation:

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  • 20 Centres of Excellence in Nano Technology  Read More
  • Is Government Justified in Reducing R&D Tax Incentives?  Read More
  • India-UK strike new R&D pacts in solar & nano technology Read More

EU-INDIA/Trade-FTA/Investments:

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  • India-EU Negotiations  Read More
  • Hope to start FTA talks with EU soon: Minister  Read More
  • Cabinet approves a MoU signed between India and the Swiss Confederation for cooperation in skill development Read More
  • Tekes to fund Finnish innovation in India  Read More
  • Germany contributes Rs 630 cr. to Integrated Water Transport System for Kochi City  Read More

Invest India 

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  • Investors in London find the India story extremely compelling: UK Minister  Read More
  • Ease of Doing Business initiatives implemented by DGFT  Read More
  • Govt. approves doing away with separate guidelines for establishing JV …  Read More

Standards/TBT/IPR:

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  • ‘Awareness about intellectual property rights is rising in India’ Read More
  • IPR Policy: India’s dilemma Read More
  • BIS needs to match global standards: Nirmala Sitharaman Read More
  • ‘Nepal and India will soon sign a pact to harmonise standards of goods’ Read More
  • BIS-norm to be a must for solar water heaters Read More
  • Indian Experts Urge Consumers to Use BIS Certified LED Bulbs Read More

Smart Cities:

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  • Prime Minister launches Smart City Mission into implementation mode Read More
  • MOUD: Co-Creation through an extensive consultation by involving citizens in the design of area based development Read More
  • MOUD: Steps for conversion of smart city proposals into projects Read More
  • Revised Office Memorandum on Delegation of Financial Powers to SPV Read More
  • Gaia Smart Cities Acquires IoT Division of netCORE Solutions Read More
  • EOI for Empanelment of Consulting Firms For Providing Technical Assistance To Selected Smart Cities in Improvement in Property Tax Collections Read More
  • 9 new cities added to smart cities list, taking total from 100 to 109  Read More
  • Nagpur City’s Ethanol Green Scania Bus to be showcased at the 1st Anniversary of Smart City. Read More
  • The University Grants Commission (UGC) wants universities to teach smart city planning and urban development ministry will be helping UGC to prepare a curriculum.  Read More
  • UK keen to work with Telangana Government on ‘Smart City’ Projects Read More

Automotive:

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  • Indian Govt. nudges auto industry to move from fuel to electric cars  Read More
  • Concerns on the decision to leapfrog to Bharat Stage-VI emission standards by April 2020, directly from the current BS-IV, which is four years ahead of schedule Read More
  • Proposed BS IV emission norms for 2wheelers may increase costs: ICRA Read More
  • Bosch to invest over 100 mn euros in India in 2016; diesel ban remains a concern Read More
  • The Supreme Court-appointed green panel has recommended high pollution cess of up to 25% on the cost of diesel cars above 2,000 cc Read More
  • New technology developed for clean hydrogen fuel for emission free transportation  Read More
  • National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) aims to get 6-7 million electric vehicles on the roads by 2020. Read More
  • India, now the time has come, to say yes to electric cars Read More
  • Now, drones to track real-time progress of road conditions (NHAI to map 3,000 km highways) Read More
  • Government working on vehicle scrappage eco-system: ARAI  Read More
  • Govt’s new policy to increase ethanol blending in petrol by up to 22.5% Read More
  • Indian Auto Component Industry grows by 8.8% in FY16 to Rs 2.55 lakh crore  Read More
  • Are electric vehicles to be included in govt-owned car fleets? Read More
  • Govt aims to make India design hub, new national policy likely  Read More

Electrical Equipment including Consumer Electronics:

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  • India, US announce USD 60 mn clean energy financial support Read More
  • Govt. announces policy to make Delhi ‘solar city’ Read More
  • Govt. lines up over Rs 17k crore to support rooftop solar projects Read More
  • Govt. to unveil solar zones policy in June Read More
  • Fact Sheet on Scheme for Development of Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects Read More
  • India’s first smart grid to come up in Gurgaon Read More
  • Electronics cluster project gets final approval Read More
  • DOE scientists’ discovery may boost solar cells’ energy output by up to 40%  Read More
  • Government Launches Scheme for setting up 1000 MW CTU- connected Wind Power Project Read More

ICT including Services:

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  •  National Instruments announces world’s first mmWave software defined radio to help speed 5G research Read More
  • Indian Telecom Services Market 2016 is expected to reach USD 103.90 billion by 2020 Read More
  • Google Aims to Reduce Digital Gender Gap in India Read More
  • Telecom regulator TRAI should let apps, websites decide on free data: Nasscom Read More
  • India consults on Cloud Computing Services Read More
  • Operators to set up 60,000 Telecom Towers to curb call drops Read More
  • Microsoft Accelerates Public Cloud Adoption in India Read More
  • Telecom Regulator TRAI is Launching MySpeed App to Measure your Mobile Internet SpeedRead More
  • IEEE Completes Four New Ethernet Standards Read More
  • India’s First IoT Center Launched in Bengaluru with Five Startups Read More and Nasscom opens centre to boost IoT ecosystem  Read More
  • 5G in India could be a reality, thanks to Ericsson and Nokia Read More
  • Nokia Announces Horizontal IoT platform called Impact Read More
  • TRAI to formulate service quality norms for mobile data  Read More
  • DSCI, SSC, NASSCOM and ISACA join forces to address cyber security skills shortage in IndiaRead More
  • Telecom industry supports net neutrality, demands equality with OTT providers Read More
  • Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha enters new role amidst growing challenges Read More
  • TRAI’s Consultation Paper on VoIP can affect mobile TV, IPTV Read More
  • Technology companies like Microsoft welcome Trai’s cloud paper  Read More
  •  TRAI unveils consultation paper on Digital Terrestrial Transmission Read More
  • Nasscom opens centre to boost IoT ecosystem Read More
  • Here is how NITI Aayog’s boost will help technologies shape Digital India Read More
  • India may amend law to step up cyber security: RK Sudhanshu Read More
  • DeitY working on new encryption, privacy policies, says official Read More
  • National Cyber Security: International legal framework needed for online security Read More
  • DSCI and Lockheed Martin launched cyber security awareness program Read More
  • DoT says no to releasing TV White Space spectrum, clarifies it is for experiments Read More

Manufacturing/MAKE IN INDIA

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  •  Commerce ministry says competitiveness of India in manufacturing improving Read More
  • National investment and manufacturing zone (NIMZ), a first-of-its-kind venture in the country, will be set up at Pamuru village Read More

Energy Efficiency & Environment:

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  •  Prime Minister Releases First ever National Plan for Disaster Management  Read More
  • India & USA Signs MoU To Enhance Cooperation on Energy Security, Clean Energy & Climate Change Read More
  • Modi’s $200 Billion Renewable Push to Fuel Green Bond Bonanza Read More
  • Energy Service Company (ESCO) to drive energy efficiency in India Read More

 R&D and Innovation:

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  • India and UK  join hands to work as R&D partners in Solar Alliance and Nano Material ResearchRead More
  • ViaSat Opens R&D Facility in India, Growth Plans on Track Read More
  • Rolls-Royce to strengthen Bengaluru R&D centre, eyes ‘Make in India’ push Read More
  • India top destination for R&D investments; beats US, China Read More
  • ‘Make in India’ helping country emerge as global R&D hub: Report  Read More

 

EU-INDIA/Trade-FTA/Investments:

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  •  India starts probe into dumping of steel products from China, EU Read More
  • India, Hungary to boost bilateral trade Read More
  • Political will wanted: Why India must be flexible on FTA with EU Read More
  • Morgan Stanley Says India Among Asia’s Least Exposed to Brexit Read More
  • Cabinet approves MoU between India and Germany on technology resourcing in manufacturing, including sub-sectors of Capital Goods. Read More
  • Bilateral Meeting between Commerce & Industry Minister and Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, UK Read More
  • India awaits EU stance on FTA, India-European Union free trade agreement will resume when the chief negotiators from both sides meet in July 15 Read More
  • After Brexit, India to rework FTA with EU: Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotia Read More

 

Invest India 

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  •  India to become first among global markets in 2017 to reach $1 trillion Read More
  • World Bank officials to meet DIPP to discuss ease of doing business ranking Read More

Standards/TBT/IPR:

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  •  Voluntary Certification Scheme for Medical Devices launched in India Read More
  • EPO Sees Large Margin Of Improvement For Indian IPR Regime Read More
  • Experts say IPR policy lacks implementation road map Read More
  • India: New Patents (Amendment) Rules 2016 – Analysing the Key Highlights Read More
  • DIPP gives shape to programme to widen IPR policy exposure in schools and industry Read More
  • CII establishes three IPR facilitation centres Read More
  • Ministers urge traders to adopt better manufacturing practices as per Indian Standards Read More
  • New battery norms issued by BIS may make smartphone makers face delays in launching modelsRead More
  • MSIL, BIS sign MoU to facilitate vendors Read More
  • Commerce ministry for mandatory standards on products Read More
  • Steel imports face strict quality check Read More
  • Handsets in India must support typing in English, Hindi and one regional language: BIS Read More

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Smart Cities

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  • Balancing act: Centre announces new list of smart cities Read More
  • 11 New Cities approved for Inclusion in Smart City Challenge Read More
  • Rs. 194 Cr released to 13 Fast Track Winning Smart Cities subject to establishment of SPV Read More
  • Crack Team setup by the MoUD to help the Winning 20 Cities of 1st Round Read More
  • Britain offers to develop Pune, Indore, Amravati as smart Read More
  • MoUD issues Office Memorandum Regarding Issuance of Government Orders for the formation of SPVs Read More
  • India invites German firms to invest in infrastructure sector Read More
  • MoUD issues Office Memorandum Regarding Next Steps to be taken by 13 winning cities of fast track round of smart city challenge process Read More
  • UK could bring healthcare expertise to India’s smart cities Read More
  • Danish delegation to India focusing on Smart Cities and the water sector Read More
  • Confederation of Indian Industries to help AMC prepare for Smart City bid Read More
  • Role of PPPs in Indian Smart City Mission Read More

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Automotive:

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  • Govt to acquire land for IOC refinery expansion for BS VI production; to invest Rs 20k cr Read More
  • Govt to assist Kerala in developing Lithium ion battery based vehicles Read More
  • Govt approves Capital Goods Policy, aims 21-million new jobs Read More
  • Buses must install panic buttons; notification on June 2: Nitin Gadkari Read More
  • Vehicle policy to generate steel scrap worth Rs 11k cr/annum Read More
  • Impact of Bharat Stage-VI norms on Indian Auto & Auto Component Industry Read More
  • Govt aims to make India a 100% electric vehicle nation by 2030; here is how Read More
  • Maharashtra government may put Uber & Ola under Motor Vehicle, Information Technology Acts Read More
  • Tata Motors signs MoU with Automotive Skills Development Council Read More
  • Nashik vehicle testing centre vandalisation draws govt’s attention Read More
  • SIAM in talks for notifying fuel efficiency norms for trucks and buses Read More
  • Cubastion Consulting launches connected car solutions in India Read More
  • ICRA Report on Automobiles-Safety Standard Regulations Read More
  • SIAM promotes safety & environment protection initiative Read More
  • Don’t extend diesel vehicle ban to other cities: Centre to NGT Read More
  • Bosch to invest over 100 mn euros in India in 2016; diesel ban remains a concern Read More
  • Danfoss campaign to bring better standards for industrial motors Read More
  • India’s fastest sports car ‘ORCA’ made by IIT-Bombay students all set for race Read More
  • “India is now getting ready not only for homologation services but for NCAP globally.” Read More
  • Govt’s New Car Buying Incentives – Voluntary Vehicular Fleet Modernisation Policy (V-VMP) Read More
  • Hybrid Volvo Buses To Now Ferry Passengers In Bangalore Read More
  • BS VI norms: ‘Govt must ensure homologation is not a bottleneck’ Read More
  • Europes’s TE Connectivity Opens Automotive Test Competence Center in India Read More

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Electrical Equipment including Consumer Electronics:

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  • Niti Aayog seeks tax holiday on $1 billion investment in electronic manufacturing Read More
  • Government Launches Scheme for setting up 1000 MW CTU- connected Wind Power Project Read More
  • Two revolutions set to transform India’s energy sector Read More
  • Avnet India launches product testing service for electronics product design in India Read More
  • ‘Target low value items in electronics policy’ Read More
  • India expects $56 billion investment in electronics sector Read More

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ICT including Services:

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  • Telephone User Base Grows to 105.88 Crore in March: TRAI Read More
  • Consultation Paper on Internet Telephony in a Month: TRAI Read More
  • India among 5th Largest Producer of e-waste in World Read More
  • Operators lock horns with regulator over VoIP rules Read More
  • Amdocs Launches Core Network Testing Service Read More
  • IoT Partnership: iPass and Tata Communications to Bring Borderless Wi-Fi Read More
  • DoT, Trai push for satellite use for telecom services Read More
  • Fact Sheet on the framework for the US-India Cyber Relationship (June 07, 2016) Read More
  • TRAI paper opens debate on regulating and licensing cloud services; on data ownership … Read More
  • TRAI wants a national cloud network for e-governance and lawful interception of data Read More
  • Government issues guidelines for virtual network operators Read More
  • TRAI ropes in IIT, IISc experts to look into STB interoperability Read More
  • TRAI floats consultation paper seeking advise on Cloud Computing from stakeholders Read More
  • ‘Next round of spectrum auction in 2-3 months’ Read More
  • India Says No to Apple’s Plan of “Dumping” Used iPhones in the Country Read More
  • Government plans more incentives for mobile parts makers Read More
  • Driven by Digital India, government will spend $7 billion on IT in 2016, says Gartner Read More
  • Intel opens four ‘Unnati Kendra’ facilities in Gujarat to drive digitization Read More
  • Regional languages on mobiles get govt push Read More
  • Why Digital India rejecting Google Street View is absurd Read More
  • Microsoft launches cyber security engagement center in India Read More
  • Indian digital commerce to be worth Rs 2.1 trillion by December ’16: IAMAI report Read More
  • Multiple petitions oppose Geospatial Bill as deadline for comments approaches Read More
  • Google may get approval to test Loon in India Read More
  • Defence ministry frees spectrum worth Rs 30000 crore for upcoming auction Read More
  • Oxigen set to be the first Virtual Network Operator in India Read More
  • Telecom Commission backs 3% spectrum usage charge on telcos from next auction Read More
  • Cisco visual networking index predicts Internet traffic in India by 2020 to be 249x the volume of the entire Indian Internet in 2005 Read More
  • Prime Minister Releases First ever National Plan for Disaster Management Read More
  • Data centre market in India to touch $4.5 billion by 2018: IAMAI Read More

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Energy Efficiency & Environment:

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  • Environment Ministry to create ‘urban forests’ in 200 cities to increase green cover Read More
  • India & USA Signs MoU To Enhance Cooperation on Energy Security, Clean Energy & Climate Change Read More
  • EU to help India achieve energy efficiency in agri Read More
  • India, EU partnership to boost clean energy initiatives Read More

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R&D and Innovation:

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  • Commerce & Industry Ministry aims to establish India as a hub for world class Designing Read More
  • India, Aus sign MoU to enhance R&D capabilities in biotech Read More

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EU-INDIA/Trade-FTA/Investments:

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  • Review and Planning Meeting on the completion of 4 years of the € 9 million Indo-EU ‘Water4crops’ project – a boon to water-scarce agricultural sector Read More
  • Observational Campaign to study Small-Scale Processes and Large-Scale Monsoon Variability under a Joint Indo-UK Effort Read More
  • Press Statement by Prime Minister during his visit of Switzerland (June 06, 2016) Read More
  • India, EFTA agree to address issues to resume FTA talks Read More
  • Modi’s visit could jumpstart free-trade deal Read More
  • Senior Swiss Official To Visit India For Free-Trade Pact Talks Read More
  • India suggests EU to resume stalled FTA negotiations Read More

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