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Experts discuss FDI investments in India, what more needs to be done

In a bid to make India an attractive investment destination, the Indian government had taken a slew of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) measures. The Centre cleared FDIs in contract manufacturing, single brand retail, ...

The Indian government is working on a national blockchain strategy

The Indian government is working on a national blockchain strategy in order to expand the technology’s adoption in the country. As the India Times reported on Nov. 27, India’s Mi...

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Xiaomi pips Samsung to become India's number 1 handset brand

Chinese phonemaker Xiaomi has become India’s number one handset brand for the first time, including smartphones and featurephones, replacing Korea’s Samsung which had been holding the position for several years, a...

Mobile retailers decide to boycott Samsung in India

In a bold crusade against Korean phonemaker Samsung, brick-and-mortar mobile retailers have decided to boycott the sale of Samsung devices for three business days pan-India. "We will be showing our protest through dig...

This upcoming C-Band spectrum could be the secret weapon for 5G in the US : FCC

Chairman Ajit Pai has given the talking points of the commission's plan for its auction of a portion of the C-band — the 4Ghz to 8GHz radio frequencies used mostly for consumer satellite transmissions — for genera...

OnePlus data breach: Cyber law expert says non-reporting of breach to CERT-IN an offence

Chinese handset maker OnePlus has said it is working with relevant authorities to further investigate the system breach, which resulted in unauthorized access to certain information of users such as nam...

iPhone-maker Foxconn awaits clarity on RoDTEP scheme; may extend capabilities to make ecosystem devices in India

iPhone maker Foxconn said that it may look at extending its manufacturing capabilities to make more ecosystem devices in India for domestic and global needs and is currently awaiting clarity from t...

Salcomp to revive defunct Nokia handset factory: Ravi Shankar Prasad

The world's largest mobile phone charger maker Salcomp will revive the defunct factory of Nokia, located in the special economic zone in Sriperumbudur near Chennai, telecom and IT minister Ravi Sha...

Indian telecom carriers likely to push back 5G rollouts to 2025

The Indian telecom carriers are expected to push back the ambitious fifth generation or 5G network deployments by at least five years on the back of exorbitant pricing, insufficient spectrum, and unavailabil...

Over 92,000 employees of BSNL, MTNL opt for VRS scheme

Over 92,000 employees of state-run BSNL and MTNL have so far opted for the recently announced VRS scheme, according to a government source. The source said the scheme and the strong response it has...

BBK Electronics revenue shows demand intact for Chinese handsets

High sales growth of China’s leading smartphone group BBK Electronics in the Indian market in the first half of this fiscal suggests that the economic slowdown has had no impact on smartphone consumption or nor was ...

China’s Vivo evaluating exports from India; sets up a new manufacturing unit in Greater Noida

Chinese handset maker Vivo is evaluating the prospects of starting exports from its Indian facilities, having kicked off a new unit in Greater Noida under the first phase of its broader Rs 7500 cro...

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India welcomes high skilled electronics manufacturing : FM

The the Centre has planned a very large canvas for electronics manufacturing, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said at a recent post-Budget meet here with industrialists, scholars and journalists. Responding to a q...

Delta Electronics India Displays State-Of-The-Art EV Charging Solutions to Strengthen the EV Ecosystem in India

Business Wire India Delta Electronics India, a leading Power and Energy management company, displayed diversified cutting-edge technology with a portfolio of energy-efficient EV Charging Solutions at Auto Expo 2020, o...

RailTel signs MoU with BEL for cooperation in cloud services, IoT , e-governance

RailTel Corporation of India Ltd has signed a memorandum of understanding with defence PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) for cooperation in the field of cloud services, IoT , e-governance, smart cities, networks for de...

There is Not a Lot for the EV Sector in Budget 2020

Budget 2020 has failed to meet the expectations of the electric vehicle (EV) segment of the country. The segment’s stakeholders were expecting more measures from the government to promote electric mobility in cities...

Mahindra outlines its electric mobility roadmap

In the past decade, electric mobility has emerged as a major trend in the automotive industry, with great strides being made in terms of practicality and affordability. Mahindra, a company that has been the bellwether...

Digital India gets a boost

To promote digital payments, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said no MDR charges will be applicable on transactions through homegrown RuPay and UPI platforms beginning January 1, 2020....

Mahindra Two Wheelers set to reveal its first electric scooter in Q1, CY2020

Mahindra & Mahindra is learnt to be at an advanced stage of showcasing and/or launching its first electric scooter, which is understood to be based on the Mahindra Gusto scooter platform.It may be recollected that...

By 2030, India will have over 90 million people skilled in AI, block chain, cyber security: NASSCOM

India will become the largest workforce in the world by 2030 with over 90 million people up skilling themselves in futuristic technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Block chain, Cyber security among others, acc...

Govt. sets aside Rs 426 cr to reskill 4 lakh IT staffers in emerging tech

The government has expanded a programme to reskill the IT industry workforce in emerging technologies, with a target to train 4,00,000 professionals in the next three years. The government has earmarked Rs 426 crore f...

Budget wish list: Electronics and tech industry urges FM to raise MEIS rate

The electronics and technology industry is batting for reinstating the Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) rate from the current 2 per cent to boost electronics exports from India. Industry bodies and compani...

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Electronics industry fears supply disruptions, production cuts, price rise due to Coronavirus

With the Coronavirus in China showing no sign of abating, and parts of the country being stranded under quarantine, India’s electronics industry is fearing supply disruptions, production curtailment, as well as a ne...

Consumer durables’ sales growth in 2019 best since demonetization

Sales growth of refrigerators, ACs and washing machines in 2019 was the best since demonetisation, signalling a revival in discretionary purchases and kindling hopes that the economy is on the mend. Volume sales in th...

How the outbreak of Coronavirus will hit the global business hard

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China is causing a global alarm. So far, the death toll in China has risen to 909 and almost 40,185 people have been declared affected (which may not be the true number). Coron...

India’s lithium-ion battery imports increase fourfold in two years

The number of lithium-ion batteries imported by India quadrupled to 713 million in the last fiscal year, from 175 million in 2016-17. In terms of value, imports more than tripled to $1.23 billion (Rs8,777 crore) in 20...

Adjudication: Windlab to bear costs of delays at Kennedy solar-wind-battery park

ASX-listed renewables developer Windlab will be the sole party to bear the costs of delays at the Kennedy Energy Park, Australia’s first project on a major grid to combine wind, solar and battery technologies. Under...

Solar racking innovations on the show floor at Intersolar San Diego

Vertical racking by Next2Sun: In order to install bifacial solar modules vertically, thicker metal posts are sunk into the ground, with framing that holds the modules above ground. This racking scheme is meant to be i...

Decoding the Adani-Total solar deal

Partnership with French major Total will boost Adani’s balance sheet and provide the confidence to carry out its contracted pipeline which remains strong with around 500 MW of solar PV under construction in India an...

Coronavirus concerns: India Inc in a cold sweat as lockdown in China continues

The coronavirus outbreak is giving industry the jitters, especially sectors dependent on Chinese imports such as consumer electronics, automobiles and pharmaceuticals. Seafood and spices exports are a...

Generate lands more than $1 billion for renewable infrastructure

Generate has landed more than $1 billion in new funding to grow its fleet of renewable infrastructure projects. New investors include Australian Super, QIC, Railways Pension and AP2 of Sweden, according to a release. ...

Italian PV panels sent for recycling were instead smuggled to Syria and Africa

Italy’s Carabinieri Command for the Protection of the Environment has seized a €4 million waste treatment plant near Catania, in Sicily, on suspicion panels sent there for recycling were smuggled on to African and...

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China International PCB and Assembly Show (CPCA Show)

Venue: Shanghai New International Expo Center – SNIEC Shanghai, China

Date: 19-03-2020

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