Industry celebrates the launch of ELCINA Electronics Manufacturing Cluster at Bhiwadi
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Increasing import duty hikes on electronic goods has left the sector in limbo. The surge in rates in rec
The government must be disruptive in its fiscal incentives and offer policy certainty to attract investment in the upstream sector to meet its ambition of cutting oil import by a tenth, the chief executive of Vedanta&
The country’s top angel networks are in active consultations with the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) on giving formal recognition to angel groups. “The DIPP is very receptive to the i
The New Industrial Policy will focus on reducing regulations and promoting ease of doing business at the district level, Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu has said.
Interacting with members of industr
Increasing import duty on toys and artificial jewellery will do little to cut the country’s dependence on Chinese imports in these sectors, according to domestic players, who say the government should instead ra
The Director General (Safeguards) has recommended imposing a 70% safeguard duty on imported solar cells, panels and modules for a minimum period of 200 days, likely dealing another blow for developers who bid for proj
The Centre may have doubled import duties on high-end televisions and microwaves to encourage domestic production of these goods but manufacturers are in no mood to make higher capital investments. Most players plan t
List of Electronic items on which GST reduced from 28% to 18% (As announced on 10th November 2017)
In order to strengthen the ongoing momentum in domestic production of electronic goods, the government is looking at drafting a new electronics manufacturing policy and as a first step, a consultation with the industr
Wistron, the Taiwanese contract manufacturer that makes iPhones for Apple in India, is set to invest Rs 682 crore on expanding operations, having got approval to acquire additional land near Bengaluru, a senior Karnat
Telecom minister Manoj Sinha has asked India’s top carriers to focus on improving services instead of fighting among themselves, especially now that the government has cleared measures for immediate relief, whic
The government on Wednesday cleared a relief package for the debt-ridden telecom sector, giving more time to operators to pay for the spectru
India is the fastest-growing e-commerce market and is expected to reach US$ 188 billion by 2025. The growth of the online segment can be attributed to our increasing dependency on smartphones for professional networki
India could see investments of up to $900 million (about Rs 6,000 crore) in the next two years from leading handset makers and global contract manufacturers that are seeking to increase the local content in their inst
The government is likely to impose basic customs duty on mobile phone components such as populated printed circuit boards (PCBs), camera modules and connectors from April 1, according to senior officials.
Telecom regulatory Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) slammed Reliance Communications for “usurping” un-spent pre-paid balances and security deposit of its mobile customers after operations were
Apple raised the prices of all its mobile phones, except the iPhone SE, for the second time in two months, after the government increased basic customs duty (BCD), a move which increases pressure on the company to exp
The Department of Telecom (DoT) is likely to float draft of the National Telecom Policy (NTP) 2018 within a week for public comments, an official source said.
The draft (of the NTP 2018) is very likely to be iss
Apple iPhone sales in India dipped in the October-December quarter.
According to Counterpoint Research, iPhone sales declined by 9 per cent in volume terms and 7 per cent in volume terms and 7 per cent by revenu
India’s top four telecom services providers are vying to sign up more than 150 million mobile users who may be looking to port their numbers, thanks to a rapid consolidation that has seen reliance Communications
As Apple Inc.’s longtime chief operating officer, Tim Cook was known for ensuring that new products hit the market on schedule.
With Mr. Cook as CEO, though, Apple’s new gadgets are consistently late
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has issued a consultation paper seeking views of stakeholders on a New Telecom Policy, which is slated to be announced by March this year.
Besides, the new
Well, 2017 has been a wild run for telecom operators, experimenting with new data plans and tariffs, trying to retain and at the same time attract new users as well as venturing into the mobile phone segment.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India proposed that internet telephony calls originating from international out roamers should be routed through the gateway of licenced International Long Distance Operators (ILDOs
After its exit from the consumer mobile business, the Tata group, which had invested Rs.47,208 crore In in the past 15 years through equity and debt, would now have two businesses – enterprise busine
Make-in-India is one of the key cornerstones of the current government to raise growth rates and create employment. It has been almost four years since the initiative was launched, with much hope and fanfare. The gove
Unlike voting machines in some countries which are connected to a network, Indian EVMs are standalone. Tampering an EVM through the hardware port or through a Wi-Fi connection is not possible as there is no frequency
Mobile penetration in India is now passed As phones get ‘smarter’ and more ‘affordable’, the next big development in the telecom sector is the increasing usage of mobile data. Betti
A software professional who recently joined consumer lending startup MoneyTap as a senior Android developer was taken aback when asked to recount the most embarrassing incident from his life at an all-hands meeting du
Nearly 50 electric and hybrid vehicles will be unveiled at Auto Expo 2018 that starts in Greater Noida this week; in what will be an affirmation of automakers’ commitment to India’s ambitious goal on elect
Third-quarter results at Indian Information Technology companies are expected to be a muted affair as seasonal slowness is exacerbated by low demand in the sector’s largest business verticals – banki
The Port City will soon have a Centre of Excellence for Internet of Things (IoT) that would boost the start-up ecosystem in a huge way, said B Krishna Murthy, senior director in the Union Ministry of Electronics and I
India's domestic IT spending is estimated to grow at 11.6 per cent to Rs.2,33,273 crore this year, helped by government's push for digital services, a report by Coeus Age Consulting said.
In a bid to find new revenue streams, German multinational BASF is eyeing the growing electric vehicles (EVs) segment. BASF makes chemicals required in batteries for EVs and the company could make fresh investments in
As tablet shipments continue to slump in India, Samsung India on Thursday said the company will launch affordable products this year, predicting the tablet industry is set to make a strong comeback.
In hindsight, 2017 may well turn out to be the watershed year for the Indian electric vehicles (EV) industry. After New Delhi said it would replace its entire fleet with the electric powertrain by 2030, about a dozen
The Yogi Adityanath government has released its ‘Uttar Pradesh electronics manufacturing policy’ under which Noida, Greater Noida and the Yamuna Expressway region has been declared as an electronics manufa
IT security software maker Kaspersky Lab has detected some servers in India that were used by notorious cyber-criminal gang Lazarus, which is believed to be behind large-scale cyber-attacks across the world including
Hexagon AB, a global provider of information technology solutions, is integrating various technolo
Ireland gave the green light for tech giant Apple to build an €850-million ($1.0-billion) data centre, following a battle with conservationists who were seeking to preserve a forest.
High Court judge Paul M
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has said that India has huge potential to become the leader in solar energy sector. Mr Naidu said this while addressing the inaugural session of ELECRAMA 2018, organized by the Indian E
In support of government's electric mobility drive, leading power and energy management company Delta Electronics India Pvt. Ltd. on
Electronic items are weighing heavily on India’s trade deficit. Relentlessly rising imports of electronic items, especially mobile phones, at a time when crude oil prices are firmer, pose a risk to the country&r
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has begun a project to build IT systems that would help streamline operations and take faster decisions as it looks to increase domestic production of arms and equipment for the armed for
State-run Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) will soon float another global tender for 10,000 electric vehicles to be deployed across the country for government use, a senior executive has said.
One of the major sectors where the government is promoting digital payments is fuel retailing and digital payment companies are targeting the state-owned fuel retailing agencies for rapid digitisation of fuel pumps, w
In recent years, Industry 4.0 has evolved rapidly from a distant, esoteric concept to something companies now believe is real and tangible.
Industry 4.0 is a collective term for the new technologies that are sig
Consumer electronics makers Samsung, LG, Sony and Panasonic are reviewing their 'Make in India' strategy for televisions — which may lead to scaling down of local assembling operations — following
Tata Motors has said that the government’s incentives must be directed towards electric vehicles (EVs) only, as the industry would have to develop technologies such as hybrids in order to meet the future regulat
Electric two-wheeler maker Hero Electric will invest Rs 700 crore in capacity expansion over the next three to four years as it expects demand for green mobility solutions to pick up soon.
Naveen Munjal, c
Eicher Trucks and Buses launched its first electric bus “Skyline Pro E”. The buses are certified to ply on Indian roads and we are confident they will bring great value to commuters, city transportat
Startups incorporated before 2016 that have got up to Rs.10 crore in angel funding won’t face the so-called angel tax, once changes in the regime are finalized by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotio
Nearly half of the municipal buses on the road worldwide will be electric within seven years. With China expected to dominate the global market as it aims to cut urban pollution and support domestic manufacturer
The government raised the basic customs duty on a range of products from consumer goods and automotive parts to fully and partly built vehicles and medical devices, among others. The hike was to the tune of 5-10
India will launch 31 satellites, including earth observation spacecraft Cartosat, on January 12, instead of its earlier tentative schedule on January 10, a space official said.
“The rocket launch to carry
The Commerce and Industry Ministry nulls incentives for States that play a proactive role in promoting exports as it will help boost economic growth, Union Minister Suresh Prabhu said.
He said he has sough
The Chhattisgarh Government today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Centre for the second phase of the Bharat Net project under which 5987 village panchayats will be connected through optical fi
Niti Aayog, the government’s premier policymaking body, is exploring the use of blockchain technology in legally approved areas such as education, health and agriculture.
The Aayog set up in place of
Digital India has made rapid progress in the year 2017. The Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), as a key ministry under the Government of India and the enabler of Digital India program, has u
Scientists have developed a technique for directly printing metal circuits, to create flexible, stretchable electronics.
The technique can use multiple metals and substrates and is compatible with existing manuf
Warehouses of e-commerce companies based in countries such as Australia, Japan, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and Russia may not be exempted from paying the income tax in India once the multilateral instrument (
With an aim to further strengthen the defence infrastructure along its frontier with China, India is focusing on the central sector of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) by planning to connect its primary passes and val
Amazon is willing to team up with competitions Apple and Alphabet’s Google if it would help improve customers’ experience with its Alexa voice-activated virtual assistant, an executive working on the platf
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) said its second-quarter profits dropped 2.16 per cent per-on-year to Rs.6,446 crore, while revenue grew 4.3 per cent to Rs.30,541 crore. The revenue performance was in line
Cyient Ltd., formerly Infotech Enterprises, has posted revenues of Rs.965.40 crore in the second quarter ended September 30, 2017, as against Rs.913.60 crore in the same quarter last year, showing a growth of 5.
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