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Firms scramble to reply to draft ecommerce policy within a week

US technology companies and Indian startups are working overtime to put together a response within a week to the government’s proposed ecommerce policy, which is being touted as a digital economy policy that will ha...

Startup Policy Rundown: Nagaland’s Startup Policy, Aadhaar Ordinance, Software Product Policy and more

With the General Election set to occur in the next 60 days; the 16th Lok Sabha has been dissolved. The last session of the Parliament which concluded on February 13 saw the lapse of at least 22 Bills passed ...

National Electronics Policy Unveiled: Targets Rs 26 Lakh Crore Make In India Revenue, 100 Crore Mobile Manufactures By 2025

The Union Cabinet on Tuesday (19 February) approved the National Electronics Policy 2019 which aims to achieve a turnover of Rs 2,600,000 crores ($400 billion) by 2025 via the domestic electronics manufactur...

National Electronics Policy 2019 to boost manufacturing drive exports

Industry experts believe that the National Electronic Policy 2019, passed last week by the Union Cabinet, can provide an impetus to Make in India (MII) and its efforts to become a global hub for Electronic System Desi...

 Finance ministry says it will be 'interim' budget, rejects confusion

Amid speculation over the shape of the Narendra Modi government’s last Budget before the Lok Sabha polls, the finance ministry on Wednesday clarified that it will be called ‘Interim Budget 2019-20’. “This Budg...

Foxconn awaiting Rs 1,000 crore GST refund

Foxconn, the world’s largest contract manufacturer, has flagged its concerns to the government over delays in refunds of about Rs 1,000 crore under the goods and services tax regime, saying one of its key India unit...

Will India's new FDI e-commerce policy save the brick-and-mortar retailers

Concerned about the impact of online shopping on their business, brick-and-mortar retailers in India had long been lobbying the government to tighten rules on e-commerce giants in India. Traditional retailers like Pra...

Budget 2019: ELCINA's key suggestions for Finance Minister for electronics sector

To get their expectations fulfilled in upcoming interim Budget 2019, the Electronic Industries Association of India (ELCINA) recommended high focus on promoting investments in electronic component manufacturing and in...

New duties on imported electronic components may be postponed

The government may put on hold its recent notification advancing the date of levying duties on imported electronic components under a Make In India plan after handset makers with domestic manufacturing and assembling ...

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Telecom department reshuffles officers to fast-track connectivity programs

The department of telecom (DoT) has reconstituted the group of officers assigned to operationalize some of the ambitious mobile connectivity programs such as mega BharatNet-II, Wi-Fi pilots, Left Wing Extremism (LWE)-...

Vodafone bringing 5G in 19 UK cities by end of 2019

Vodafone will offer 5G in 19 cities across the UK by year's end, the carrier said Thursday. Vodafone is keen to preserve its lead in 5G, after activating the UK's first 5G network in Salford, Great...

UK ban on Huawei's 5G to cost millions of pounds, says Vodafone

Vodafone said any move by Britain to bar equipment made by China's Huawei from all parts of new 5G networks would cost it...

Samsung President on India visit for launch of latest Galaxy S10 series

The President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics DJ Koh will be visiting India to unveil the latest edition of the tenth iteration of its flagship Galaxy device series in the cou...

We’re sending a message that we must be paid for services: Ericsson CEO

Ericsson’s successful legal action against Reliance Communications NSE -0.83 % (RCom) over unpaid bills showed the Swedish gear maker’s determination to ensure that service providers get what’s due to them. “W...

Spec-packed budget phone Samsung Galaxy M to hit India in Feb

Samsung Electronics Co will launch spec-packed budget smartphone series Galaxy M in India for the first time in the world in efforts to keep lead in the world’s fastest growing smartphone market against threatening ...

Handset body demands a special package for Indian companies

India's top handset body has called on the government to create a special package to help revive local handset makers who have been pushed to the fringes of the market dominated by Chinese players besides Samsung on o...

Pegatron planning expansion outside of China as Apple looks to make flagship iPhones in India

Following Foxconn’s decision to expand its reach beyond China, Apple’s other contract manufacturer now plans to do the same. The Financial Times reports this morning that Pegatron will build ...

Xiaomi ShareSave E-Commerce Platform Launched In India To Enable Ordering Products From China

Xiaomi, the Chinese mobile and electronics manufacturing behemoth, has launched its own e-commerce platform ShareSave in India. It will feature as an app on the Google Playstore and enable Android users from India to ...

Handset body demands a special package for Indian companies

India's top handset body has called on the government to create a special package to help revive local handset makers who have been pushed to the fringes of the market dominated by Chinese players besides Samsung on o...

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Cabinet clears Transformative Mobility and Battery Storage mission for phased manufacturing of EV batteries

Finally, the writing's on the wall. The Union Cabinet, under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has come forward with a planned electric vehicle (EV) strategy. The government is planning to set up a Nat...

We aim to create Googles and Facebooks from India: Ravi Shankar Prasad

The new software products policy is aimed at developing Facebooks and Googles from India with government backing through funding, procurement and creating intellectual property rights, information and technology minis...

One Nation, one card, here’s how to get & use the new Pan-India mobility card

If paying for different purchases in different mediums stresses you out, the ‘One Nation, One Card’ might just be the good news you were waiting for. Citizens can use the inter-operable transport ...

BMC bags silver medal for digital initiative

The BrihanmumbaMunicipal Corporation (BMC) has been awarded the Central government’s silver medal for ‘Outstanding Digital Initiative by a Local Body’ in the Digital India Awards held on ...

India should become a data analytics hub: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union Minister for Electronics & IT Ravi Shankar Prasad,said India should become a data analytics hub on the back of the huge amount of data that Indians are producing. “India has all the potentia...

EV Charging Stations In India: EVI Technologies To Install 20,000 Electric Vehicle Charging Location

Electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in India will soon grow in number by a good margin. EVI Technologies aims to set up 20,000 charging stations at key locations across the country, within the next one-and-a-half ...

UP CM Yogi Adityanath kick-starts electronics production cluster in Greater Noida

Tegna Electronics Pvt Ltd, an SPV of Taiwan Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers' Association in association with Chinese mobile player Oppo will set up a greenfield electronics manufacturing cluster in Greater No...

E-comm talks : India must stand Firm

Despite the freezing weather at Davos, recent developments in this Swiss town have turned the heat on India. In a show of strength, on the last day of the annual World Economic Forum meeting, nearly 70 countries, incl...

A Boost For Fabless Chip Design in India

There was a lot of excitement when the National Policy on Electronics was announced in 2012. However, in the six years that it has been in existence, it has not proven to be very effective in its aim of stemming the o...

Electronics import duty working in India’s favour! Dec trade deficit falls to 10-month low, thanks to this

Import of electronics -- India’s second highest value import item -- shrank 5% in December, helping bring overall import bill down by 2.4% on-year in the month. This, in turn, coupled by an uptick of 0.4% in exports...

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LG Electronics wants govt. to incentivise local TV manufacturing

LG Electronics, the country’s second-largest consumer electronics firm, has voiced concerns on the lack of enough incentives to expand local television manufacturing. Umesh Dhal, chief relationship officer...

Tesla on a cost cutting drive moves $35K Model 3 to online stores for sale

Tesla is shifting all of its sales from stores to the internet, saying the move is needed to cut costs so it can sell the mass-market Model 3 for a starting price of $35,000.  The Palo Alto, California, company a...

INDIA’S EXPANDING STRATEGIC RELATIONS WITH RUSSIA AND FRANCE

India will expand the scope and range of its strategic partnerships, if not create alliances, with both France and Russia. Future Indo-Russian co-operation could include Moscow’s assistance in developing India’s n...

INDIA SIGNS PACT WITH RUSSIA ON CHAKRA-3 ATTACK SUBMARINE

Amid the ongoing tension with Pakistan, India on Thursday signed a $3.3 billion deal with Russia for leasing the third nuclear-powered Akula class attack submarine. An Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) was signed bet...

INDIA'S DEFENCE PSUS RECORD PICK UP IN SALES

India’s defence sector seems to be picking itself up from a slump if the third quarter’s results are any indication, with the Street’s apprehensions about the growth and margin pressure on defence firms now reve...

INDIAN ARMY TO GET ‘MADE IN INDIA’ ARTILLERY BOOST WITH 3 INDIGENOUS GUNS

The recent clearance from the Indian Army and the defence ministry for the production of 114 ‘Dhanush’ artillery guns is the latest fillip to India’s indigenous gun manufacturing industry.The guns, deemed the ...

India Leases Mothballed Russian Nuclear Submarine For $3 Billion

India inked a deal to lease a mothballed nuclear-powered Akula-1 class submarine from Russia for over $3 billion (INR 21,000 crore) on Thursday. The submarine hulls will be mothballed at the Zvezdochka shipy...

Green Companies continue to bid aggressively for solar projects

Renewable energy firms are continuing with aggressive bids for solar projects, with the winners in the latest auction including Finland’s Fortum and US-based Acme quoting a tariff of Rs 2.48 per unit.  Palimarw...

IEW 2019 Closes on a High Note as Electronics Industry Bets High on IoT

The much anticipated third and final day of India Electronics Week 2019 commenced with highly insightful seminars and workshops. In the last three days, participants of the expo came across some ground-breaking innova...

India needs to increase its scientific output: Prof Anurag Kumar

Citing the fewer researchers and research publications in India compared to US and China, Professor Anurag Kumar, director of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore said, “There is a need to substantially increase t...

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10th Strategic Electronics Summit

Venue: Bangalore International Exhibition Center (BIEC), Bengaluru


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KPCA Show 2019 (Int’l Electronic Circuits and Packaging Show)

Venue: KINTEX Exhibition Center, Goyang, Gyeonggi, Korea

Date: 24-04-2019

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Electronica India 2019

Venue: Greater Noida, Delhi NCR, India

Date: 25-09-2019

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