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New electronics policy soon: IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

The Digital India programme has transformed into a "mass movement" and the government will soon finalize a new electronics policy to

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)

Government to hold talks on new electronics policy

In order to strengthen the ongoing momentum in domestic production of electronic goods, the government is looking at drafting a new electronics manufacturing policy and as a first step, a consultation with the industr

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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

Online platforms capture 38% smartphone sales in India: Counterpoint report

E-commerce platforms captured a record 38% share of the total smartphone channels in India in the first quarter of 2018, driven by exclusive online launches and strong promotions, a new report said.  According to

Second year in a row: Most courses discontinued are from telecom engineering

Electronics and telecommunication branch of engineering, also approved as electronics and communication by some universities, continues to witness highest number of discontinued courses across India. As per data avail

Mukesh Ambani's Jio gains to only bring more pain for rivals

India’s older mobile operators Bharti AirtelNSE -0.90 %, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular have so far managed to hold on to — and even grow — their subscriber market shares despite new entrant Relian

Trai suggests allocation of 10MHz of 4G airwaves for free for use by relief agencies

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has recommended allocation of 10 MHz of 4G airwaves for free to be used in a network to be used in emergency situations like maintenance of law and order, protection of

Samsung’s Prashanth Mani likely to join Lenovo-Motorola India replacing Sudhin Mathur

Prashanth Mani is set to join Lenovo-Motorola group’s smartphone business as India country head, replacing veteran Sudhin Mathur who stepped down in April, three senior industry executives said. Mani has put in

Coolpad open to taking Xiaomi to court in India

Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad is open to moving Indian courts against IPO-bound rival Xiaomi over patent infringement, after the company filed seven such cases in China in two different courts since January this ye

iPhone display makers dip on report Apple will go all-OLED in 2018

Apple Inc has decided to use OLED screens in all three new iPhone models planned for next year, according to South Korea’s Electronic Times – a report that sent shares in Japan Display tumbling 10%.

India is at start of e-mobility S Curve: ABB CEO

For e-mobility to happen, you need four building blocks. In India, we have a very strong local value end. In the renewables integration, more than 50% of the solar power is powered up with ABB technology. So, I think

Reliance Jio 4G struggles in rural markets of India

Reliance Jio, promoted by India’s richest business-man Mukesh Ambani, has enhanced its rural presence with the 4G subscriber base touching 49.734 million in rural areas in March 2018 from 46.606 million in Febru

Airtel says SC dismisses Reliance Jio plea on IPL ads

Bharti Airtel said the Supreme Court had dismissed Reliance Jio Infocomm’s petition challenging a May 10 Delhi High Court order granting the Sunil Mittal-led carrier a partial reprieve over its Indian Premier Le

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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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.

“This extra

Cyber security, data privacy critical for growth of Digital India

As India continues to leapfrog into the digital revolution and brace the dream of Digital India that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has for the nation, it is also time to take into cognisance the threats that are surrou

Sandhar Technologies inks JV with Taiwan's Whetron Electronics for active safety systems

After becoming partners through a technical collaboration in April last year, Ind

Big step forward! India to have own GPS-like satellite navigation system

India will soon have its own satellite navigation system on the lines of GPS by the US, GLONASS by Russia, European Union’s Galileo and China’s BNS, with the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) in the p

Urvashi Rautela launches electronics store Tech adda in Kolkata

The flagship store of Tech adda is located in Park Street, Kolkata. Tech adda is an electronics store that specialises in the latest gadgets and accessories. The store of the brand houses a corner of its kind called &

Kerala gearing up to be the next electronics hardware destination

The arrival of Cerium Systems, a leading global design services company for Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) and embedded software, has spurred hopes of Kochi’s development as an international destinatio

Ministry of Electronics and IT to avail benefit of e-Hospital for easy access to health facilities

The Ministry of Electronics and IT, Govt.of India has complemented and selected Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal along with All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi for interaction with the Min

Ministry of Electronics and IT to avail benefit of e-Hospital for easy access to health facilities

The Ministry of Electronics and IT, Govt.of India has complemented and selected Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal along with All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi for interaction with the Min

Delta Electronics installs DC fast-charger for EVs in Mumbai

The charging station was launched by Dr Harsh Vardhan, union minister for science and technology and earth sciences, government of India and  Devendra Fadnavis, chief minister of Maharashtra.

Akshaye B

Microsoft agrees to buy coding site GitHub for $7.5B

Microsoft Corp. said it reached an agreement to buy GitHub Inc., the code repository company popular with many software developers, for $7.5 billion in stock. The deal will add to Microsoft’s operating income in

Hero Electronix acquires IoT venture Zenatix

Hero Electronix, the electronics venture of the Hero Group, has acquired a majority stake in enterprise-focused IoT (internet-of-things) solutions company Zenatix. Gurugram-based Zenatix has a proprietary IoT stack th

Ravi Shankar Prasad "Digital India has become a mass movement in 4 years"

Having completed four years in power, digital delivery of services and employment generation through the common service centre scheme are the biggest achievements of the National Democratic Alliance government, Minist

Digital India comes of age: Under the Modi government it is giving rise to employment, entrepreneurship and empowerment

After coming to power, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave the vision of Digital India as an important programme to transform India through the power of technology and bridge the digital divide. Other programmes like St

Digital India: India to have 700 digital villages by the year-end

The network of Common Service Centres (CSCs), which act as access points for delivery of various electronic services to villages in India, are set to be expanded to 2.50 lakh gram panchayats by the year end. According

Facebook received over 22K data requests from Indian govt. in 2017

Facebook received more than 22,000 requests from the Indian government for data in 2017, the second highest globally after the US, the social networking giant said. The company in its Transparency Report said it had r

Cyber-criminal gang took over, used Indian servers: Kaspersky

IT security software maker Kaspersky Lab has detected some servers in India that were used by notorious cyber-criminal gang Lazarus, which is believed to be behind large-scale cyber-attacks across the world including

Hexagon developing solutions for Indian smart cities

Hexagon AB, a global provider of information technology solutions, is integrating various technolo

Apple’s €850-mn data centre gets approval from Ireland

Ireland gave the green light for tech giant Apple to build an €850-million ($1.0-billion) data centre, following a battle with conservationists who were seeking to preserve a forest.

High Court judge Paul M

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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

Great things are going to happen in Goa: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

The Goa IT Day held in Panjim over the weekend has shown the State, famous for its tourism industry, in a new light: as the next IT destination of India. Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister for Electronics, IT, L

Electronics import bill is a growing concern for Indian policy makers

Rising disposable incomes mean that India's demand for electronics is soaring, but the country needs to manufacture more goods within the country to reduce import costs and boost the economy, analysts say. “

Global Small Electric Motors Market 2018 Ind. Production, Supply, Sales & Demand Market Research Report

Worldwide Small Electric Motors Market 2018 Production, Supply, Sales, and Demand on Small Electric M

Automotive Cockpit Electronics Market Share, Growth, Trend Analysis And Forecast From 2017-2022; Consumption Capacity By Volume And Production Value

The Automotive Cockpit Electronics Market Research Report is a highly diligent Report on competitive landscape analysis, prime manufacturers, marketing strategies analys

Andhra Pradesh tops the list in ease of doing business among all states and UTs

Second year in a row, Andhra Pradesh outperformed 28 other states and seven union territories (UTs) to be the best in India to do business in, showed rankings released by the government.

The third edition of the

57% Indian cos have privacy team, rest work with little oversight: Deloitte

As the European data protection laws kicked in on May 25, a large number of Indian firms have been caught off guard as they

India's unofficial recycling bin: the city where electronics go to die

rom the road one could see locals washing the ash from burned e-waste and using sieves to recover fragments of metal. Women and children broke apart and segregated the printed circuit board components, prying open the

Consumer Electronic Accessories Market Overview – Key Futuristic Trends and Competitive Landscape 2023

HTF MI comprehensive and detailed 122-page research study on Global Consumer Electronic Accessories provides a significantly expanded scope with deeply analyzed conclusions and content that includes an industry releva

Samsung aims for 10 per cent increase in TV market share:

India’s biggest television brand Samsung expects a 10% increase in its local market share by the festival season, harnessing demand for premium and larger sets and its expanding geographic footprint to outflank

Xiaomi & Dixon Tech join hands for Make-in-India 'Mi' TV launch in August, to make 55K sets every month

India’s biggest smartphone maker Xiaomi has partnered homegrown consumer electronics contract manufacturer Dixon Technologies to make about 55,000 television sets locally every month, two senior industry executi

IIT Khargpur along with TU Munich set up a research center on Intelligent transportation system

IIT Kharagpur and the Technical University of Munich from Germany have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for setting up an Indo-German Collaborative Research Center on Intelligent Transportation Systems

Panasonic finally breaks even in India

 Panasonic IndiaNSE 6.63 %, the flagship company of Japanese electronics maker Panasonic in the country, broke even in 2016-17, posting Rs 72.2 crore net profit as per its latest regulatory filings with the Regis

Global Silicone in Electrical and Electronics Market 2018: Industry Outlook and Trend Analysis

This statistical surveying analysis report on the Global Silicone in Electrical and Electronics&

L&T opposes plan to give submarine project to Mazagon Dock

With the government considering a proposal to move a Rs 60,000-crore project to build submarines to the public sector on a nomination basis, India’s top shipbuilder Larsen and Toubro has sought the Niti Aayog&rs

Black Pepper Spices up the Arm Approved Design Partner Program

One of the key features of the Arm ecosystem is its open and collaborative nature, and that’s no more evident than in its bank of Approved Design Partners. They bring an additional layer of design expertise and

TRAI, BEREC Sign Memorandum on Preserving, Promoting Net Neutrality Rules

Telecom regulators from India and the European Union (EU) met this week to announce their common understanding of the "building blocks of net neutrality rules", and their intention to collaborate on regulati

India’s first lithium-ion cell manufacturing plant to come up in Andhra

In line with the government’s “Make in India” initiative, Munoth Industries, promoted by Chennai-based Munoth group, announced here on Wednesday the setting up of India’s first lithium-ion cell

India’s BEL opens Vietnam office to boost exports

India’s state-owned Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has opened a representative office in Hanoi, Vietnam, to pursue exports in the country and the wider Southeast Asia region. The office was opened on 13 June b

India: The Cross-Border E-Commerce Conundrum

Several e-commerce ventures around the world have expressed their interest in exploring the Indian market. It is relatively easier for existing cross-border e-commerce businesses to explore means to cater to Indian cl

Govt. unable to crack GST e-wallet code as export refunds remain unpaid

Even as exporters and the government continue to argue over the amount of unpaid refunds under the goods and services tax (GST) regime, the much-awaited e-wallet mechanism remains a non-starter. Traders had supported

 Automotive Electronics Control Unit Management Market Report 2017: Business Segmentation By Revenue And Market Structure Forecast 2022

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Fridge, AC to cost more from next month

Prices of refrigerators, air-conditioners and washing machines are set to go up 3-5% starting November, as white goods makers plan to pass on higher input costs.  However, consumers will mostly feel the impact on

Lack of land title means no payment for solar producers

Solar energy developers have protested to the ministry of new and renewable energy against the Karnataka government for delaying clearance of land acquisition and using that as a reason to deny them payments for power

SoftBank, IL&FS team up to power 20 GW solar parks

The SoftBank Group is tying up with infrastructure conglomerate IL&FS to develop more than 20 gigawatts of solar capacity in India by 2025 to support Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious renewable energy

WTO dispute on export schemes: India to engage with US

India today said it will engage with the US to explain its position on export schemes following America's decision to drag India into the WTO against programmes to incentivize shipments, a top official said. Ameri

CAIT files petition in CCI against Walmart-Flipkart deal

Traders body CAIT today said it has approached the Competition Commission of India (CCINSE 0.00 %) against the Walmart-Flipkart deal, stating that it will create unfair competition and an uneven level playing field fo

EC will need 24 lakh EVMs in case of simultaneous polls in 2019

If simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state assemblies are held in 2019, the Election Commission (EC) will require nearly 24 lakh EVMs, double the number required to hold only the Parliamentary polls. During

India Test Fires Second BrahMos Supersonic Missile in 24 Hours

For the second time in just over 24 hours, the Indian Ministry of Defense’s (MoD) research arm, the Defense Research Development Organization (DRDO), and the Indian Army have test fired a supersonic BrahMos crui

Cabinet apprised of the MoU between India and Angola for promoting bilateral cooperation in the field of Electronics and Information Technology

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has been apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) the between India and Angola for promoting bilateral cooperation in the field of Electronics an

The Significance of E-Waste Management In the backdrop of Current IT Boom

The IT, IT enabled services (ITeS) and electronics has been one of the fastest-growing industries in India, both in terms of production and exports. The Indian electronics products demand worldwide is expected to grow

RCom unit to pay Rs. 232 cr to settle with minority investors, shares spike

Reliance Communications' tower arm has reached a settlement with minority investors including HSBC Daisy Investments, a big step towards clearing the way for the sale of the telco's towers and fibre assets to

HAL keen to supply Navy with light utility helicopters

Putting its hat in the ring for a naval requirement of light utility helicopters, state-owned aircraft manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has asked the defence ministry to consider its indigenous chopper

Dynapower and Raychem RPG Announce Technology Transfer & Licensing Agreement to Bring Dynapower Energy Storage Technology to India and Neighboring SAARC Countries

Dynapower and Raychem RPG are pleased to announce they have executed a technology transfer and licensing agreement to bring Dynapower’s energy storage inverter technology to India and neighboring SAARC countries

Universal Robots Expects India Biz to Grow Over 100pc

Denmark-based Universal Robots expects its business in India to grow over 100 per cent with adoption of its robots in sectors like apparel, finance and electronics, the company said. "Universal Robots has been sh

New Zealand electronics firm Rakon to buy out Bengaluru’s Centum in JV

Bengaluru-based Centum Electronics Ltd has agreed to sell its entire 51% stake in a joint venture with Rakon Ltd to the New Zealand electronics maker. The company will sell the stake in Centum Rakon India Pvt. Ltd for

E-tailers’ global warehouses may come under tax net

Warehouses of e-commerce companies based in countries such as Australia, Japan, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and Russia may not be exempted from paying the  income tax in India once the multilateral instrument (

Lessons from Doklam: Defence ministry okays big infra enhancement along Chinese border

With an aim to further strengthen the defence infrastructure along its frontier with China, India is focusing on the central sector of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) by planning to connect its primary passes and val

Amazon to team up with Apple, Google for Alexa voice assistant

Amazon is willing to team up with competitions Apple and Alphabet’s Google if it would help improve customers’ experience with its Alexa voice-activated virtual assistant, an executive working on the platf

TCS net falls 2%, but beats estimates

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) said its second-quarter profits dropped 2.16 per cent per-on-year to Rs.6,446 crore, while revenue grew 4.3 per cent to Rs.30,541 crore.  The revenue performance  was in line

Cyient profit rises 15% to Rs.111 crore in Q2

Cyient Ltd., formerly Infotech Enterprises, has posted revenues of Rs.965.40 crore in the second quarter ended September 30,  2017, as against Rs.913.60 crore in the same quarter last year, showing a growth of 5.

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9th Strategic Electronics Summit - Defence & Aerospace, July 2018

Venue: The Hotel Lalit Ashok, Bengaluru

Date: 05-07-2018

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Electronica Munich

Venue: Munich, Germany

Date: 13-11-2018

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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 India & Productronica India 2018

Venue: Bangalore International Exhibition Center (BIEC), Bengaluru

Date: 26-09-2018

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