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Digital India & BPO policy 2.0 on anvil

The government's ambitious projects including Digital India and Bharat Net will get a major boost with Ravi Shankar Prasad taking charge of both communications and electronics and IT ministry on Monday. Digital India ...

TS moots India’s first Blockchain District in a draft policy

Making a giant leap towards realising its dream of becoming the national blockchain capital, Telangana has released a draft blockchain policy, conceptualising India’s first ‘Blockchain District’—‘a physical ...

India’s much-hated e-commerce policy is doing what companies could not in years

A government policy that was seen as a death knell for several Indian e-commerce companies is instead proving to be a big boon for the sector. The cash burn of e-commerce players in India is expected to decline to 12%...

New e-commerce policy - Indian retailers seek to override the fallout

The advent of e-commerce in India 'smartly' altered the shopping habits of Indian netizens. Anything and everything - from groceries to apparel to electronics etc. – is now just a click away. For a while, it appeare...

India: The National Policy On Software Products 2019

The Union Cabinet on February 28, 2019 has approved the National Policy on Software Products to develop India as a Software Product Nation and aims to formulate several schemes, initiatives, projects and measures for ...

Firms scramble to reply to draft ecommerce policy within a week

US technology companies and Indian startups are working overtime to put together a response within a week to the government’s proposed ecommerce policy, which is being touted as a digital economy policy that will ha...

Startup Policy Rundown: Nagaland’s Startup Policy, Aadhaar Ordinance, Software Product Policy and more

With the General Election set to occur in the next 60 days; the 16th Lok Sabha has been dissolved. The last session of the Parliament which concluded on February 13 saw the lapse of at least 22 Bills passed ...

National Electronics Policy Unveiled: Targets Rs 26 Lakh Crore Make In India Revenue, 100 Crore Mobile Manufactures By 2025

The Union Cabinet on Tuesday (19 February) approved the National Electronics Policy 2019 which aims to achieve a turnover of Rs 2,600,000 crores ($400 billion) by 2025 via the domestic electronics manufactur...

National Electronics Policy 2019 to boost manufacturing drive exports

Industry experts believe that the National Electronic Policy 2019, passed last week by the Union Cabinet, can provide an impetus to Make in India (MII) and its efforts to become a global hub for Electronic System Desi...

 Finance ministry says it will be 'interim' budget, rejects confusion

Amid speculation over the shape of the Narendra Modi government’s last Budget before the Lok Sabha polls, the finance ministry on Wednesday clarified that it will be called ‘Interim Budget 2019-20’. “This Budg...

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India remains second largest region of internet users in the world: Mary Meeker report

India has the second largest internet user base in the world constituting 12% of the total 3.8 billion global user base, where China has the largest internet user base making 21% of the total base, according...

Vodafone Idea, Airtel in talks with Samsung for 4G and 5G amid uncertainty over Huawei's future

Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtelhave initiated separate exploratory talks with Korean telecom gear maker Samsung for supplying equipment for their respective 4Gand futuristic 5G netwo...

DoT may prohibit BSNL from LWE-II connectivity program

The Department of Telecom(DoT) is expected to prohibit state-controlled Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) in the ambitious Left-Wing Extremism (LWE) - II program, despite telco's lowest proposal and completion ...

Telecom dept, telcos conduct raids across Delhi-NCR to take down illegal mobile signal repeaters

Indian telecom operators and the telecom department conducted raids on several locations across Delhi to take down illegal mobile signal repeaters installed by individuals. With this exercise in Delhi, 32 il...

Modi govt pursuing bold strategies for universal Internet access by 2022: Ajit Pai

India is pursuing bold strategies to achieve the ambitious goal of universal Internet access by 2022, a top American official has said, highlighting the challenges in building broadband networks in rural are...

Oppo leads Apple, Samsung in race to win over youngsters in India

Apple and Samsung, the flag bearers of innovation in the consumer technology space for years, may be losing the trust of young Indian consumers to a Chinese rival. Oppo Mobile India, the local subsidiar...

Amazon beefs up cloud business, data centre infrastructure in India

Amazon is beefing up its data centre infrastructure and cloud services business in India as the clamour around data localisation grows louder every day. The Seattle-headquartered company has infused around Rs 1,3...

Foxconn's Terry Gou wants to be peacemaker between US, China and Taiwan

The chairman of Apple supplier Foxconn said on Monday he told U.S. President Donald Trump that he wanted to be the peacemaker between the United States, China and self-ruled Taiwan, which ...

India may reject US demand for outright ban on Huawei

Pointing out countries such as the UK and Germany that are "pushing back" the US pressure on barring Huawei from 5G network deployments, India may join these developed countries in rejecting Washington’s insist...

Karbonn to relaunch Sansui brand in India

Home-grown mobile phone maker Karbonn Mobiles has acquired the brand licence of Japanese consumer electronics brand Sansui for the Indian market, marking its entry into the television and white goods segment and mirro...

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Mahindra Electric in talks with global players to supply electric vehicle powertrains

Mahindra Electric is in talks with global automotive manufacturers to supply electric vehicle powertrains, according to a top company official. The company, a part of the Mahindra Group, will start...

Two-wheeler makers term EV switchover by 2025 as ‘impractical

After industry bodies CII and SIAM reacted to the anticipated government plan of ensuring faster adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) by suggesting 100% EVs for sale of three-wheelers by 2023 and two-wheelers below 150...

Made-in-India tag for Flipkart brands

Walmart-owned Flipkart has moved a substantial proportion of its manufacturing and sourcing for inhouse brands from China and Malaysia to India over the past year, helping to cut costs and comply with the government...

Dream or nightmare? Why India should postpone its electric vehicle plans for ten years

Most discussions on electric vehicles (EVs) focus on benefits and sidestep serious questions. For example, do we know if a faster adoption of EVs would be in India’s interest? Is the currently used EV technology rob...

Panasonic Forays into India’s EV Industry; Launches New EV Charging Service

Indian arm of the Japanese electronics company, Panasonic has announced its foray in the electric vehicles (EV) industry in India with the launch of its EV charging service, Nymbus on Wednesday (May 15).  The cha...

Finance Commission meets Ministry of Electronics and IT

The Fifteenth Finance Commission headed by Chairman N.K. Singh on Tuesday held a meeting with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) on “Harnessing India’s Digital Opportunity”.  A d...

Hardware-based Security - Trusted Partner for Connected World

India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), the premier industry body for the Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) industry in the country, and Rambus Chip ...

Like mobiles, PCs made in India should meet local and global demand: Intel

In 2007, Intel shelved plans to set up a microchip manufacturing unit in India due to the country’s bureaucracy. But in 2019, it finds India a good place to manufacture, albeit not through a multi-billion semiconduc...

Amazon Strengthens India Data Centre Business With Fresh $198 Mn Infusion

Tech giant Amazon is strengthening its data centre business in India by reinforcing Amazon Data Services India (ADSI) with an INR 1,380 Cr ($198.2 Mn) investment, according to documents seen by business intelligence p...

Qualcomm and Apple Drop All Litigation Worldwide

Qualcomm and Apple have announced an agreement to dismiss all ongoing litigations, including with Apple's contract manufacturers, between the two companies worldwide.  The deal would result in a massive cash wind...

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Indian Crypto currency Regulation Is ready, Official confirms

After more than one year of analysis and deliberation, the report containing the recommended regulatory framework for crypto currency in India is now ready to be submitted to the finance minister, according to local m...

On Piyush Goyal table: Key challenges in foreign trade, disputes in WTOWHILE

WTOWHILE the decision by the United States to end preferential trade status for India from June 5 calls for urgent attention, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal’s larger chal...

Harman Expanding Automotive Electronics Business in India

Harman International Industries, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, held a ceremony on June 3 (local time) to celebrate the expansion of an auto parts manufacturing facility at its factory in Chakan of India with th...

Harman sees India emerging as one of its top 5 markets in a decade

Harman, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, sees India emerging as its top five markets globally over the next decade, said Dinesh C Paliwal, the company’s president and chief executive. The company is...

Made-in-India tag for Flipkart brands

Walmart-owned Flipkart has moved a substantial proportion of its manufacturing and sourcing for in-house brands from China and Malaysia to India over the past year, helping to cut costs and comply with the g...

India is in 'satyug' under Modi government: Vedanta Chairman

Anil Agarwal, the scrap metal dealer turned billionaire metals tycoon, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi should tap underground resources, grant autonomy to public sector firms and banks and extend up to Rs 2 lakh loa...

Asus targets 15-20% slice of consumer-notebook pie

Taiwan-based gadget-maker Asus is targeting 15-20 per cent market share in the overall consumer notebook segment by the end of this calendar year. The company on Tuesday added two models to its affordable Vivo Book la...

Racing towards sustainable solutions

Artemis, an assembled-in-Mumbai electric racing car, that can attain speeds from 0 to 100 kmph in four seconds flat, was unveiled by students of K.J. Somaiya College of Engineering on Monday. Created by a group...

Commerce Minister reviews Free trade pacts

Commerce & Industry Minister Piyush Goyal has reviewed India’s free trade agreements (FTAs) with partner countries such as Japan, South Korea, Sri Lanka and the 10-member ASEAN to identify problem areas for the ...

1.2 GW hybrid tender gets only two bidders yet again

The latest tranche of Solar Energy Corporation of India’s wind-solar hybrid tender for 1.2 GW has prompted response from only two bidders. Adani Green Energy (600 MW) and ReNew Power (3...

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10th Strategic Electronics Summit

Venue: Bangalore International Exhibition Center (BIEC), Bengaluru


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Electronica India 2019

Venue: Greater Noida, Delhi NCR, India

Date: 25-09-2019

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Taipei International Electronics Show (TAITRONICS)

Venue: Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Taipei, Taiwan

Date: 16-10-2019

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