Domestic auto industry seeks cars to be left out of FTA with European Union

With the resumption of long-stalled negotiations on free trade pact between India and the European Union gaining ground, domestic automobile industry wants cars to be kept out of the agreement. According to PTI, while in the past, EU had demanded...

New telecom policy to usher in new era for communications sector: Ficci

The draft of the new telecom policy released by the government indicates it may usher in a new era for India's communications sector with a forward-looking and technology-friendly regulatory environment, Ficci said on Friday. The draft, dubbed the 'National Digital...

Draft policy on electronics to come out soon

The new National Electronics Policy, which is expected to be finalized by the second half of this financial year, will focus on providing incentives and tax sops to electronic manufacturing companies in India to encourage exports while catering to...

NITI Aayog working on a national policy and incentives on AI

India will have a national policy on Artificial Intelligence soon, the initiative being spearheaded by National Institution for Transforming India, NITI Aayog. The policy will outline the areas of research, adoption, and ways of gaining profits out of the technology.  The...

Is a policy vacuum paralysing local LED component makers?

Indian LED bulb manufacturers are getting a solid subsidy from the government to stimulate consumer purchases. But the local capabilities of component manufacturing are not being promoted very actively by the government. Let’s dig deeper and understand the factors...

Govt to announce policy for flying drones soon, taskforce on manufacturing to follow: Aviation...

The government is expected to roll out its policy on flying drones in India in the ongoing month, aviation secretary RN Choubey told Moneycontrol. He said his ministry would then follow up the policy announcement with the setting up...

New policy on electronics manufacturing in TN soon

The Tamil Nadu government is drafting an electronics manufacturing policy to step up investments and promote ease of doing business, said State Industries Minister MC Sampath. The policy is expected to be launched in the coming financial year. Speaking at the...

Govt works on new electronic policy to achieve $1 trillion digital biz

A new electronics manufacturing policy is on the anvil and work is also on for rolling out an upgraded software products architecture as the government lays down measures to boost India's digital economy to $1 trillion over the coming...

Net zero imports: A distant dream?

The Indian electronics industry is hoping that the government’s plan of introducing a new electronics policy will give it a much-needed boost. Will MeitY’s agenda of achieving ‘net zero imports’ in electronics by 2020 bring about clarity or chaos?...

Can the Phased Manufacturing Programme make India a mobile superpower?

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) initiated the Phased Manufacturing Programme (PMP) in 2015 with the objective of strengthening the domestic manufacture of mobile handsets. The programme has met with a reasonable amount of success so far. By...

Bengal will announce IT policy next month: CM

West Bengal will announce its IT policy in January, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said here on Thursday. The policy announcement will come at the annual investors’ meet to be held on January 16 and 17. The State government has been...

HDFC ERGO launches solar energy shortfall insurance policy

Non-life insurance provider HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company recently announced the launch of the solar energy shortfall insurance policy to account for non-traditional and non-physical damage related risks that solar projects regularly face. The policy will cover utility-scale solar farms,...

INSPIRE 2017 intends to create a platform for deliberations & sharing of best practices...

The first edition of the International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency(INSPIRE 2017) was kicked off in Jaipur today. Ashok Jain, I.A.S., Chief Secretary, Govt. of Rajasthan inaugurated the five-day symposium organized by Energy Efficiency Services...

Need clear policy to spur investment in EV battery manufacturing: Report

India's goal for 100 per cent electric vehicles (EVs) by 2030 needs a robust and competitive battery manufacturing supply chain but lack of clear long-term policies and technology uncertainty are preventing investments, says a report. As per the report by...

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