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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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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...

BSNL rolls out VRS scheme; expects 70,000-80,000 employees to avail it

Within days of government approving a relief package for the ailing corporation, state-owned BSNL has rolled out a voluntary retirement scheme for its employees, and said it expects 70,000-80,...

Won’t accept attempt to create data monopoly: Ravi Shankar Prasad

India will not accept any attempt to create monopoly on data by a few companies or countries, and “data imperialism”, Union law and information technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said. “In Ind...

Oppo, Vivo sales jump 67% in FY19

Chinese  smartphone makers, Oppo and Vivo continued their scorching pace of growth in the Indian market in FY19, with both the brands together pushing parent BBK Electronics Cor...

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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...

MG partners with Exicom to recycle ZS EV batteries

MG Motor India – which is all set to launch its first electric vehicle, the ZS EV SUV – is partnering with Exicom Tele-Systems for second-life use of ZS EV batteries. Under the partnership, Exicom plans ...

Government tells Lok Sabha about Pegasus attack

He Centre, on Wednesday, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha said it has taken note of reports that emerged in October of a spyware/malware called Pegasus’ having affected some WhatsApp users globally. The Ministry ...

MG Motor and Fortum install first EV fast charging station in Gurugram: Fourth in Delhi NCR

Morris Garages (MG) Motor India in partnership with Fortum Charge & Drive India have unveiled the first 50 kW DC charging station at MG’s flagship dealership in Gurugram. The Finland based company has announced ...

Bengaluru’s tech prowess to drive India’s $1 trillion digital economy: experts

Bengaluru’s technological prowess will play a crucial role in making India achieve $1 trillion in digital economy, experts said at the ongoing Bengaluru Tech Summit.The digital economy growth target is in the backdr...

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In a smarter India, idiot box suffers a jolt

Television sales saw its worst ever performance in India in 2019 as the number of units sold fell in comparison to last for the first time. As per estimates by leading brands, TV sales declined over 4% last year compa...

Samsung’s premium focus could mean exit for many employees

Samsung, India’s biggest consumer electronics company by sales, appears to have had enough of price wars with its rivals from China. The South Korean major has seen its bottom-line trimmed lately as a fallout of the...

India's lack of electronics manufacturing ecosystem is hurting Isro's space plans

India’s space agency planned to build as well as launch 17 homegrown satellites in 2019. It, however, managed to deliver only about half due to a shortage of electronics parts. The absence of a robust homegrown elec...

Indian firms seek line of credit for telecom carriers to procure locally-made gear

The domestic telecom equipment makers and suppliers have urged the Narendra Modi-led government to allow line of credit or soft loan to incumbent telecom operators that could encourage them to purchase locally-made ne...

Dixon's LED TVs capacity will be increased to 44 lakhs from 36 lakhs: Atul B Lall, MD

Our agreement with Samsung for manufacturing LED TVs is a milestone for our company and will not hurt the relations with other brands for whom we are manufacturing", says Atul B Lall, Managing Dire...

Ravi Shankar Prasad inaugurates works on laying of submarine cables between Chennai, Andaman Nicobar Islands

Union Minister for Communications, Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad has said that the Union Government will ensure participation of the common people as  stakeholders in the digital tran...

Here is why Mukesh Ambani is excited about offline-to-online commerce

In August 2019, during the company’s 42nd Annual General Meeting, Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Industries (RIL), talked about a ‘new commerce’ venture that aims to "completely transform the unorganised re...

Samsung India’s two top executives resign amid growing competition

Two senior executives of Korean Giant Samsung’s India wing have put in their papers down according to the reports. Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Ranjivjit Singh who was in charge of mobile phone...

Hyundai, Uber join hands to develop electric air taxis

South Korean automobile manufacturer Hyundai Motor Company today entered into a partnership with US ride-hailing giant Uber to produce electric air taxis. Hyundai also unveiled a new full-scale concept PAV (personal a...

Months before Mukesh Ambani’s e-commerce entry, Amazon makes ‘enviable’ tie-up with Kishore Biyani

Customers who have so far been swearing by Big Bazaar to buy their groceries, fashion, footwear, and other items would now be able to get it online. Kishore Biyani-led Future Group companies Future Retail ...

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11th Source India

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Electronics Supply Chain Summit

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Organised by - EFY Group

Venue: KTPO Trade Center, Bangalore

Date: 13-02-2020

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Smart Energy Summit

Venue: Omni Austin Hotel Downtown, Austin, USA.

Date: 17-02-2020

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Convergence India 2020

Venue: India Expo Mart, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh

Date: 19-02-2020

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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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