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New ecommerce policy will help India in WTO negotiations: Commerce department

The commerce department has asserted that India requires a domestic ecommerce policy as there was pressure from developed countries on it to take part in WTO negotiations on online trade and also to counter China&rsqu...

Irked ministries question many suggestions in draft ecommerce policy

The controversial draft policy on ecommerce, which proposes up to 49% foreign direct investment (FDI) in inventory-based ecommerce and pitches for data localisation, has irked various ministries and government departm...

Draft National E-commerce Policy : data localization and priority to domestic companies

The draft National E-Commerce policy, of which MediaNama has a copy (pdf), includes debatable requirements like...

List of Electronic items on which GST reduced from 28% to 18%

List of Electronic items on which GST reduced from 28% to 18% (As announced on 10th November 2017)

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Govt re-skilling IT talent in data analytics space

With IT and telecom industry on the cusp of a data revolution, the need for a skilled workforce, especially in data analytics segment has assumed critical importance.

There is a talent deficit in data/analytics ...

Apple set to allow apps to check spam on iPhone

Apple seems to have decided to relent in India and fall in line with telecom regulator Trai’s demand to allow an anti-spam app that tackles the menace of unwanted calls and messages. Sources said the electronics...

Reliance Jio says not importing 4G feature phones

Reliance Jio has rubbished allegations that it was trying to evade import duties by taking alternative trade routes to ship in its 4G feature phone JioPhone, saying it manufactures all those handsets in India. 

Oppo India unveils A3S, a budget smartphone, to attract youngsters

Oppo’s A3s packs an AI-enabled selfie camera and "music party" feature for the price tag of Rs. 10,990, available in red and dark purple colour options. Oppo India on Friday unveiled a new mid-range sm...

Samsung bet big on winning the Indian smartphone manufacturing race

Samsung on Monday launched what is being touted by the company as “the world's largest phone factory”. To some it may have come as a surprise that the sprawling manufacturing facility is located in Noi...

Mobile wallet transactions rise 16% in May: RBI's monthly bulletin

Mobile wallet transactions surged in May with a 16 per cent growth in volume and a 22 per cent rise in value over t...

Big step for Samsung: Can they take on Chinese Rivals

When Finnish phone-maker Nokia had their big fall from grade, South Korean Samsung Electronics was sitting pretty. The company was proving to be Apple Computer’s biggest competitor in the high-end smartphone spa...

Samsung puts Noida on top with world's biggest mobile factory

In front are open fields with grazing cattle, to the left are under-construction residential societies and to the right is its existing facility - this where Samsung has set up what is the world's largest mobile f...

TRAI suggests norms for app-based calls

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...

Telecom exposure of Tata group stands at Rs.47,000 crore

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...

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Xiaomi's key smartphone component supplier Holitech Technology to start making in India from next year

ooks like Xiaomi's Supplier Investment Summit which was organised in April this year to help non-local component suppliers to start making locally is bearing fruit. One of its key component suppliers, Holitech Tec...

Hyundai plans to introduce full range of electric vehicles in India

South Korean auto major Hyundai Motor is planning to introduce its full range of electric vehicles in India as it tries to expand its product offerings to compete with market leader Maruti SuzukiNSE 0.43 % for a bigge...

IT Ministry urges e-commerce players to set up data centres locally, at the earliest

With India tightening its data security regime, the government recently told e-commerce giants such as Amazon to set up their data centres in the country at the earliest. “I have emphasised in my meeting with to...

Big boost to Modi’s ‘Digital India’; e-payments surge over 8-fold in 5 years to 2,070 crore

In a big boost to government’s ‘Digital India’ initiative, e- payment transactions recorded a significant jump to 2070...

India heading for digital boom: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union Minister for Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad predicted a digital boom in India and said the country is becoming a hub of electronics manufacturing in the world.  Inaugurating the state-of-the-art Ele...

Foreign portfolio investors are reducing exposure to Indian IT

Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) are cutting their exposure to Indian IT companies, with WiproNSE 0.80 % seeing a higher fall in their holdings, followed by InfosysNSE 1.17 %, as the sector continues to adjust to th...

BHIM needs Mbappé speed to improve track record

While usage of the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) as a digital payment mode is rising, the government-owned UPI app BHIM, or Bharat Interface for Money, is not keeping pace, ceding ground to non-stateplayers. A...

Good news for local cyber security product makers Modi government to prefer domestic firms

The government has mandated giving preference to locally produced cyber security products in all public procurement where intellectual property rights are owned by companies or start-ups incorporated in India. The Min...

IoT Software Market in Manufacturing | Industries | MarketResearchNest.com Global

MarketResearchNest.com adds “Global IoT Software Market Size, Status and Forecast 2025” new report to its research database. The report spread across 95 pages with multiple tables and figures in ...

WhatsApp rolls out new feature in bid to curb spread of rumours

Facebook Inc.’s WhatsApp messaging service on Tuesday rolled out a new feature that would clearly mark forwarded messages in a move aimed at curbing the spread of rumours on its platform.

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Defence Ministry Yet To Decide On Venue For Next Aero India Show

The Defence Ministry has received requests from a number of states including Gujarat, Rajasthan, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh to host the next Aero India, amid reports that the mega aerospace event is being mo...

Defence ministry approves procurement of next generation offshore patrol vessels

The defence ministry today approved a long-pending proposal to procure six indigenously manufactured next generation offshore patrol vessels (NGOPVs) for the Navy at a cost of Rs 4,941 crore, officials said.  The...

Foundation stone of permanent campus of NIELIT in Sikkim laid

Union Minister for Electronics& Information Technology and Law & Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad remotely laid the foundation stone of a permanent campus of the National Institute of Electronics & Information ...

US-China trade war: What should we do

Trade is War’ has become a live metaphor for contemporary world politics in the wake of coercive attempts by the US and China to restrict the flow of goods and services. The US has imposed additional duties on C...

Patriotic tunes but no bedlam for Ikea's Indian debut

Ikea's first Indian outlet opened on Thursday, with more than 200 eager shoppers queueing in the underground car park to escape the heat as a military band played a crowd-pleasing medley inside. 
The sto...

India, South Korea Trade and Investment Ties: Focus on CEPA, Make in India

South Korean President Moon Jae-in undertook a four-day visit to India in early July, keen to improve bilateral economic and business ties ...

Messe Muenchen India to hold trade for electronic industry

Messe Muenchen India will organise electronica India...

Printed Electronics Market 2017: Industry Revenue Status and Outlook (2022)

Printed Electronics Market Report gives fundamental data identified with the general market and value estimate over a five-year time frame, from 2017 ...

History of e-governance in India

E-governance is usually defined as distribution of government services and information to the public using electronic means. The means used for the distribution of information are often referred to as Information Tech...

India raises trade deficit issue with China at WTO

India has flagged concerns of its large trade deficit with China, visa restrictions for Indian professionals and the challenges faced in exporting IT services, meat, rice and medicines to Beijing at the World Trade Or...

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Conference

Venue: Bangalore International Exhibition Center (BIEC), Bengaluru

Date: 27-09-2018

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Conference

Venue: Bangalore International Exhibition Center (BIEC), Bengaluru

Date: 27-09-2018

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ELCINA-EFY Awards 2017-18

Venue: New Delhi

Date: 14-09-2018

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Electronica India & Productronica India 2018

Venue: Bangalore International Exhibition Center (BIEC), Bengaluru

Date: 26-09-2018

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Taipei International Electronics Show (TAITRONICS)

Venue: Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Taipei, Taiwan

Date: 09-10-2018

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Electronica Munich

Venue: Munich, Germany

Date: 13-11-2018

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