VOL XVIII, ISSUE 06

31 March 2019

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Rise in exports, lower imports narrow India’s trade deficit

 

Marginal 2.44 per cent increase in exports as well as lower imports of gold and petroleum products in February significantly narrowed India’s trade deficit to USD 9.6 billion, according to data released by the commerce ministry on Friday. India’s merchandise exports rose to USD 26.67 billion in February from USD 26.03 per cent in the year-ago month mainly on account of higher shipments in sectors such as pharmaceutical, engineering and electronics. Imports declined by 5.4 per cent to USD 36.26 billion in the last month, narrowing the trade deficit to USD 9.6 billion. The gap between imports and exports was USD 12.3 billion in February 2018, and USD 14.73 billion in January 2019. As per the data, the decline in imports was mainly on account of sharp decline in inward shipments of gold and petroleum products. While the import of gold fell by about 11 per cent to USD 2.58 billion in February as against USD 2.89 billion in the corresponding month last fiscal, inward shipments of petroleum products were down by nearly 8 per cent to USD 9.37 billion.

(HT, Mar 16, 2019)

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Tata Chemicals signs MoU for ISRO’s lithium-ion cell technology

 

Tata Chemicals Limited (TCL), a manufacturer of basic chemistry products (soda ash, sodium bicarbonate), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for transfer of ISRO’s lithium-ion cell technology. The Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), a part of ISRO, has developed the technology to produce space-grade lithium-ion cells of various kinds, to power its rockets and satellites. Under this MoU, ISRO would transfer the technology to Tata Chemicals so that it may utilise the knowhow for the manufacture of lithium-ion cells in India.  VSSC, ISRO would be providing this technology to TCL on a non-exclusive basis, to manufacture cells of varying capacity, size, energy density and power density—catering to a wide spectrum of power storage requirements.

With a transformation agenda built on innovation and sustainability, this move envisages leveraging advanced technology developed in India for wide commercial use, and is in line with the company’s strategy to grow its Speciality business. ISRO uses Li-ion batteries as power sources for satellites and launch vehicle applications due to their high energy density, reliability and long cycle life. Last year, VSSC of ISRO, which has developed the technology, demonstrated the performance of the cell under various testing conditions and established its cycle life characteristics in accelerated mode. According to ISRO, this technology can also be adapted to cater to the Li-ion cell requirement for other national needs. The MoU between Tata Chemicals and ISRO follows Tata Group’s announcement, at this year’s Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit in January, to invest in lithium-ion battery manufacturing in Gujarat.

 

(PV Magazine, Mar 20, 2019)

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Xiaomi launches 7th manufacturing plant in India

 

Chinese smart phone maker Xiaomi on Tuesday announced a new manufacturing plant in Tamil Nadu, making it the company's seventh such plant in the country. The manufacturing plant was launched in partnership with Flex Ltd.. "We are delighted to announce our new smartphone manufacturing partnership with Flex Ltd. In line with our sincere commitment to Make in India, this new association will further drive our localization efforts," Muralikrishnan B, Chief Operating Officer, Xiaomi India, told reporters here. The seven smartphone manufacturing plants of Xiaomi are spread across four campuses in partnership with Foxconn, Flex and Hipad. With the new plant, Xiaomi said it now has a combined manufacturing capacity of up to three smartphones per second during operating hours.

(ET, Mar 20, 2019)

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Wistron not to make high-end iPhones in India

 

All eyes are on Apple how the tech giant is planning to turn around its India story and a lot depends on how it will strategise local assembly and manufacturing of iPhones in a country where over 450 million people now use smartphones. Some media reports claim Apple's Taiwanese industrial major Wistron Technologies is set to make new, high-end iPhones in India, after getting the government's nod for its next-phase of manufacturing in the country. Industry insiders, however, deny the scenario where Wistron, which is an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and makes components and products for various other brands apart from Apple, is going to manufacture high-end iPhones in the near future. Wistron, which announced last year plans to invest Rs 3,000 crore in the Narasupra industrial sector in Karnataka's Kolar district, started Apple operations with assembling low-end iPhone SE and later 6S. Wistron India head Gururaj A said the company would set up an iPhone making unit in the 43 acres of land allotted to it, with employment potential of over 10,000 people. Unlike Wistron's first plant in Bengaluru, which manufactures iPhone SE and 6S models, the new facility is likely to manufacture a wider range of Apple's devices, but not the high-end ones like Apple XS or XS Max. According to Tarun Pathak, Associate Director at Hong Kong-based Counterpoint Research, the Indian electronics market is growing fast and has gained a significant advantage on some of the competing countries.

 

(BS, Mar 18, 2019)

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Panasonic India sets up e-charging station in Delhi

 

Consumer electronics major Panasonic India Monday said it has set up an e-vehicle charging station at power distribution company BSES Yamuna Power's office here. The newly launched charging station will reduce the charge time significantly for lithium-ion battery powered electric vehicles, it said. The facility comes with key advantages such as real time charging data, app based control and automated payment mechanism, among others, it added. 

(BS, Mar 18, 2019)

 

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 SECTION I - POLICY SCAN                                                                                                

 

Proposed e-commerce norms cloud future of Netflix, Hotstar, Amazon Prime

 

 Earlier this month, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) decided to extend the date of submission of stakeholder comments on the draft policy, which was first put out on February 23, to March 29. However, among the major digital players that pushed for the extension, citing concerns over data, ownership and operational rules, Netflix and.The future of your favorite original shows on over-the-top (OTT) platforms like Netflix, Hotstar and Amazon Prime looks uncertain if the government goes ahead with the draft e-commerce policy in its current form.Earlier this month, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) decided to extend the date of submission of stakeholder comments on the draft policy, which was first put out on February 23, to March 29. However, among the major digital players that pushed for the extension, citing concerns over data, ownership and operational rules, Netflix and Hotstar have conspicuously stood out.

At the heart of the issue is the way e-commerce is defined in the current draft policy. It defines e-commerce as “buying, selling, marketing or distribution of goods, including digital products and services, through electronic network”. It further alludes to the foreign direct investment (FDI) policy in e-commerce, also released by the DPIIT, whose press note 2 (2018) says an e-commerce platform in which foreign investment has been made cannot exercise ownership or control over the inventory sold on its platform.

 

“The definition of e-commerce, as defined by the current draft, will also be applicable to the press note 2. This is making the industry very apprehensive about what the policy means for services companies,” said a senior industry body representative, who did not wish to be named. A DPIIT official said, “Netflix will be treated as FDI under the current rules as most of the production originates out of its US parent company.” While e-marketplaces such as Flipkart and Amazon have managed to dodge the restrictions posed by the press note 2, arguing they operate only as a platform, OTT players find themselves in a more complicated position. Also, by the definition of services, even companies such as OYO, Ola and Microsoft will be affected by the policy, sources said. “Digital content in the form of TV shows, films and documentaries can be classified as the inventory of these OTTs and we have been informed that these businesses often own what they stream,” the DPIIT official quoted above said. This means that OTTs may not be permitted to stream their original productions in India.

 

Netflix has been very vocal about wanting to produce most of its projects in-house, instead of licensing content from other studios. Similarly, Amazon Prime makes content through its Amazon Studios arm, as do YouTube and Apple. 

 

(BS, Mar 17, 2019)

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Trai may regulate OTT firms such as WhatsApp, Skype lightly

 

Telecom regulator Trai may go for a light-touch regulation for over-the-top (OTT) players such as Skype and WhatsApp. The first open house session is scheduled for today and the recommendations are likely to come out by May. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) is examining the issues surrounding OTT players such as Skype and WhatsApp which have services in direct competition to telecom players. The main point of contention is whether there is a regulatory imbalance between the telecom industry and OTT players.  "There is a need for a light-touch regulation. A final decision will be taken after discussion in the open house. By May, Trai should be able to come out with its views," a senior Trai official told DNA Money on the condition of anonymity. Telecom players have been demanding a level playing field with the OTT industry, which has eaten into their revenues. With internet penetration on the rise in India, now even cable and DTH industry is feeling the heat of such players including Netflix, Amazon Prime and other video platforms. But Trai is mainly examining OTT services which are similar to telecom players such as voice calls, messages, etc, although not all OTT services or players are under the radar, the official said. 

(DNA India, Mar 25, 2019)

 

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 SECTION II - INDUSTRY  SCAN                                                                                            

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CBDT gives 90 startups immunity from Angel Tax

 

In what will give relief to 90 startups from taxman’s questioning their valuation during fund raising rounds and slapping angel tax, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has given them a written assurance and registered them for Startup India Action Plan, according to two people with direct knowledge of the matter. Under the Startup India Action Plan, a Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) initiative, the startups were asked to submit all details related to capital raising and promoters, and if accepted, they get an immunity from future tax demands under section 56(2)viib of the Income Tax Act.  The angel tax and the income tax section deals with premiums paid by investors while they invest in unlisted companies.  Startups have been issued notices under two income tax sections — 56(2)(viib), which deals with valuations (classification of a funding as income or investment), and Section 68, which is about unexplained credit.  The DIPP leeway only pertains to tax demands where valuations of startups have been questioned. 


(ET, Mar 21, 2019)

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Kaspersky Lab adds Supertron Electronics to its network of India B2C distributors

 

Kaspersky Lab has strengthened its network by appointing Supertron Electronics as its B2C distributor in India. Supertron Electronics has a strong presence across 29 Indian states and seven Union Territories. With over 11,000 channel partners and over 50 offices across India, it will help Kaspersky Lab to grow its footprints deeper into key markets. Shrenik Bhayani, General Manager, Kaspersky Lab (South Asia), said, “It’s a great honor for us to welcome Supertron Electronics to the Kaspersky Lab family. They are one of the leading distributors in India, with a deep insight into the business for over 25 years. More importantly, Kaspersky Lab and Supertron Electronics share the same business ethos and believe in ethical, positive business growth. As the demand for our B2C products increases across India, Supertron Electronics’ immense strength across the length and breadth of the country will really bolster our aggressive growth plans. We are sure that together, we will script a great partnership!”  V.K. Bhandari, Chairman and Managing Director, Supertron Electronics, said, “Kaspersky has proven its commitment to delivering world class, innovative, best-of-breed solutions that have put the products at the forefront of computing and technology. With our pan India branch network and marketing capabilities, we are confident that Kaspersky will capture the top bracket in the category of next gen computer users. We are excited to have Kaspersky product ranges in Supertron’s basket in India and look forward to a fruitful association ahead.” 

(CRN India, Mar 18, 2019)

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Amazon India, Flipkart ready to tap Rs 35,000-crore online insurance market

 

After fashion, electronics and groceries, India’s two biggest e-commerce players Amazon India and Flipkart are ready to tap the Rs 35,000-crore online insurance market for the next level of growth. The online insurance market is so promising that Flipkart’s co-founder Binny Bansal and Amazon have made mega investments in the same firm in this space. The two companies have been perfecting their game plans and scouting for partners for tie-ups. From general, life, auto, and travel to mobile phone safety insurance, both companies aim at getting the lion’s share in online insurance pie. The firms are also bringing senior hands in the insurance space to understand the sector and ready their plan. By the year-end, this could be the biggest vertical for these firms outside of shopping.  According to sources in the know, both Amazon India and Flipkart have been working on their insurance plans for the past four months or so. While some of the products have already been introduced, sources said the major push to the vertical would be given through the rest of 2019. Sources said while the plan was to roll out insurance products in the first half of this year, things got delayed as the companies were caught in getting their houses back in order, following the introduction of foreign direct investment (FDI) in e-commerce norms.

 

(BS, Mar 18, 2019)

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Electronics Electrifying Education: How India’s Semiconductor and T&M Giants are shaping up the Engineers of Tomorrow

 

Today’s world is driven by two things primarily: technology and constant innovation. You won’t be hard pressed to find how technology has come to dictate even the smallest occurrences in your life. And what has made technology the behemoth that it is today is constant deliberation, innovation, and standing up to the need of the hour. Fortunately for all of us, the era that we currently live in is one where technological advancement has only started to boom and there is still a long way to go before the scope of innovation peaks for the technologies that we know today. What would then follow is a new wave of new technologies that would be driven by utmost human zeal and innovation yet again.  This makes it quite clear that the driving force behind the technologies that we take for granted today is constant innovation. And this would be the right juncture to ask: from where does this zeal to innovate gets instilled among the pioneers of today’s technology? What goes behind making a tech superstar? We won’t be hard pressed to answer these questions. It is perhaps the formative years of any person that shapes up his intellect and gives the right direction to one’s potential. It is in colleges and universities where tech geniuses of tomorrow are pruned and prepared so that they’re ready to take on the challenges of tomorrow. Fortunately, engineering is among the most popular choice of study for a majority of Indians and students worldwide, if not the most popular. And there is good reason for that: An able mind, equipped with technological knowledge can do wonders not only for oneself, but for the entire society.

(ELEtimes.com, Mar 18, 2019)

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Mirc Electronics Ltd announces resignation of CFO

 

Mr. Vishal Barot has resigned from the post of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Mirc Electronics Ltd due to personal reasons from the closing of working hours on March 15, 2019. The Company appreciates the valuable services rendered by him during the tenure. Shares of MIRC ELECTRONICS LTD. was last trading in BSE at Rs.22.95 as compared to the previous close of Rs. 23.1. The total number of shares traded during the day was 38555 in over 269 trades. The stock hit an intraday high of Rs. 23.3 and intraday low of 22.7. The net turnover during the day was Rs. 885549. 

(Equity Bulls, Mar 16, 2019)

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Samsung Ties Up With IndusOs To Bring Vernacular Touch To Its Apps

 

In the booming Indian smartphone industry, Korean smartphone maker Samsung has been an undisputed king for a long time, but for the past few years, but in recent times Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi along with other niche brands have been challenging its market dominance. As part of its India plan, Samsung had invested $726.74 Mn (INR 5000 Cr) in its manufacturing unit in July and expected to increase its production capacity in India from 68 Mn to 120 Mn annually. In a bid to bring more India-focused products, the company is reportedly now deepening its desi touch and has tied up with domestic operating system developer IndusOS to offer its app store in 12 Indian languages on the entire Galaxy smartphone range. Sanjay Razdan, senior director at Samsung India, reportedly said that the tremendous growth in demand for the vernacular app economy is expected with a spurt in a number of users from smaller towns and cities. Therefore, Samsung has completely revamped the Galaxy Apps store and is focused on making search and navigation seamlessly possible in vernacular languages.

 

(Inc42, Mar 16, 2019)

 

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India’s trade deficit narrows to USD 9.6 billion

 

On the back of a marginal increase of 2.44 per cent in exports and lower imports of gold and petroleum products the country’s trade deficit significantly narrowed to USD 9.6 billion in February, government data showed. Trade deficit (the gap between imports and exports) was USD 12.3 billion in February 2018, and USD 14.73 billion in January 2019. India’s merchandise exports rose to USD 26.67 billion in February from USD 26.03 per cent in the year-ago month mainly on account of higher shipments in sectors such as pharmaceutical, engineering and electronics. Imports declined by 5.4 per cent to USD 36.26 billion in the last month, narrowing the trade deficit to USD 9.6 billion. The import of gold fell by about 11 per cent to USD 2.58 billion in February as against USD 2.89 billion in the corresponding month last fiscal, inward shipments of petroleum products were down by nearly 8 per cent to USD 9.37 billion. During the April-February period of the current fiscal year, exports grew 8.85 per cent to USD 298.47 billion, while imports rose by 9.75 per cent to USD 464 billion. The deficit has widened to USD 165.52 billion during the 11 months of the current fiscal from USD 148.55 billion compared to the year-ago period, the data said. Non-petroleum and non-gems and jewellery exports in February 2019 stood at USD 19.87 billion, as compared to USD 18.90 billion in year-ago month. Non-petroleum and non-gems and jewellery exports in April-February 2018-19 were USD 217.43 billion, as against USD 201.95 billion in the comparative period last fiscal.

 

(FreePress, Mar 16, 2019)

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India’s bond market faces worth crisis since Lehman bankruptcy

 

Shashikant Rathi, who has dominated India’s local bond underwriting business for over a decade at Axis Bank, says the industry now faces its biggest challenge since the global financial crisis. Shock defaults since last year by IL&FS Group and a new electronic bidding platform have disrupted the $108-billion market, where underwriters like Rathi help companies raise money by selling debt securities. Sales of rupee corporate bonds that tend to pay the highest fees have fallen this quarter to a 2016 low. “The market is in complete chaos,” said Rathi, the 41-year-old executive vice-president and head of treasury and markets at Axis Bank in Mumbai. “I have not seen such a crisis since the 2008 Lehman bankruptcy.”  A surprise rate cut by the central bank last month, and expectations of further easing as early as April, have not lowered funding costs much, with spreads on top-rated 10-year corporate paper near the highest levels since 2009. It may take until after Indian elections in May for the market to settle down and issuance to pick up, says Rathi. The bumps have slowed India’s drive to make the local corporate bond market bigger. Rathi is trying to weather it by doing what he is always done, using long-standing relationships to arrange more deals.

 

(BusinessLine, Mar 15, 2019)

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Cash back up to 15% on ACs at A K Gandhi Electronics

 

A K GANDHI Electronics, the household name in consumer durables in central India has announced cash back up to 15% on air conditioners (ACs) on finance. Companies like LG, Daikin, Voltas, Panasonic, O General, Mitsubishi, Godrej, Bluestar and over 80 models are on display. Customers can now get an air-conditioner with zero per cent finance facility for up to 15 months with no cost EMI. The scheme is available at - A K Gandhi Electronics, Shop No 43, Yeshwant Stadium, Dhantoli. Full range of world-class air-conditioners are on display like window, split, multi split, wall mounting, floor standing and cassette. There are 2 Star, 3 Star, 5 Star and 3 Star, 5 Star invertor models with features like hot and cold, all weather are available in ready stock. A K Gandhi Electronics provides zero per cent finance facility, cash back up to 15 per cent, zero down payment, no cost EMI, easy EMI upto 15 months, free installation facility, free installation on selected model and selected company for limited period. There is free consultancy by computerized method for heat load calculation and tonnage requirement of the customer. For further details, interested may visit A K Gandhi Electronics, Shop No 38 & 43, Yeshwant Stadium (Ph: 6619817, 6619823, 6619821), A K Gandhi Electronics, CA Road, 44 Gandhi Grain Market (Ph: 2773073), A K Gandhi Electronics, Purti Super Bazar, Jayanti Nagri, Besa Road (Ph: 9028397956), A K Gandhi Cooling Zone: Shop No 110, Yeshwant Stadium, Dhantoli (Ph: 6619800, 6619836).

(The Hitavada, Mar 15, 2019)

 

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Information Technology

 

Payments firm PhonePe looks to score more via Cricket & Bollywood


City-based digital payments major PhonePe is betting majorly on cricket and Bollywood, two of the biggest addictions for Indians, to promote its payment application. Through this move it joins the ranks of its biggest competitor Paytm which has invested heavily in promoting the product through cricket. The company has lined up Rs500 crore to be invested in advertisements and promotions for this calendar year. The amount is reflective of the major bet the company is putting on promoting PhonePe as a one-stop payment application for all needs of the Indian consumer.  “Cricket attracts the maximum eyeballs in India, hence it is obvious that consumer companies will intend to target cricket to promote themselves,” said Sameer Nigam, chief executive officer, PhonePe. The company has not only become the broadcast sponsors for IPL, but it has also on boarded Bollywood film star Aamir Khan as its brand ambassador.  PhonePe, which is owned by ecommerce giant Flipkart, has leveraged the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) network to introduce digital payments to more than its 50 million monthly active users. It works with Yes Bank to offer the YBL handle to its users. While Paytm and PhonePe have been associated with cricket, another payments company had gone on a promotional spree through cricket a few years back. Oxigen Payments had even got Sachin Tendulkar as a brand ambassador and sponsored the South African 20-20 team as well. 

 

(ET, Mar 21, 2019)

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Promotion of e-governance in NAM Member States

 

Having laid its foundation, the Non-Aligned Movement has proven itself to be a boon for its Member States. It was formulated to encourage peace within the developing countries and promote economic stability and adequacy among its Member States. Over the years, the body enlarged its area of focus from essential political issues to the endorsement of solutions to global, economic and other issues. The foundation firmly believes in the concept of multilateralism and accordingly emphasizes the earnest efforts to be made by its Member States to maintain the decorum and the idea which highlights the existence of the body. Aiming for the uninterrupted growth of the nations, NAM emphasizes over a technology-driven system for ease of doing things in terms of easy and fast accessibility of services and administrative authorities to bring relief in developing countries like India and other Member States that constitute NAM. The Member States have been initiating efforts to boost up their economies with the advancement of time. One such effort that queues up is the initiative towards e-governance. The term is held to be promotable in relatable terms as it helps carrying out governance and enables public avail its benefits as well. E-governance defines itself as the administration of government services and information to the public while making use of the electronic means often referred to as Information Technology or IT. Also, the term is associated with the process through which a society navigates itself. The establishment of Department of Electronics in 1970 followed by another evolution in the sector with National Informatics Centre (NIC) coming up in 1977 brought ‘information’ and its communication in focus to capture the success of the economy. However, the launch of NICNET-the national satellite based computer network in 1987 revolutionized the concept of e-governance in India. 

(New Delhi Times, Mar 18, 2019)

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Low-Cost Manufacturing on Display at India Electronics Week

 

This year’s India Electronics Week (IEW) has a message to share: low-cost manufacturing is becoming a reality in India. The country currently ranks 40th out of 137 countries on the Global Competitiveness Index but has ambitions to climb up in the rankings. The three-day event in Bangalore—the country’s high-tech manufacturing center—provided a showcase for exhibitors to display their unique low-cost additive manufacturing equipment. Organizers sought to emphasize to customers that India could be at the forefront of low-cost manufacturing—and contribute to the nation’s Make in India initiative to transform India into a global design and manufacturing hub. “To motivate small-scale manufacturing and setting up of full-fledged R&D labs, we laid special emphasis on enrolling exhibitors who provide desktop manufacturing equipment and prototyping equipment,” said Ramesh Chopra, founder and chairman of EFY Group. In his inaugural address, Chopra noted that the up-front cost of manufacturing setups has dropped significantly with the help of table-top machines and rapid prototyping. While rapid prototyping is already available in the country for PCB assembly, only a few state-run semiconductor manufacturers use the technology. Low-cost manufacturing machines would help private companies enter into the market and grow semiconductor manufacturing in India—which could in turn help build a strong manufacturing industry in the country.

 

(Enginnering.com, Mar 15, 2019)

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Telecom

 

Reliance Communications moves NCLAT to stop permit cancellation

 

Reliance Communications has moved the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal, asking it to direct the telecom department not to cancel its mobile permits for missing a spectrum payment. The Anil Ambani-led telco is said to have also sought the appellate tribunal’s intervention to ensure that the government does not invoke RCom’s bank guarantees, citing an NCLAT order dated February 4 to that effect. The Department of Telecommunications had issued a notice to RCom, asking why its licences shouldn’t be cancelled after defaulting on a Rs 21 crore spectrum payment due on March 13. The development comes a day after Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani saved his younger brother Anil from imprisonment by helping him to clear Rs 580 crore of dues to Ericsson before a Supreme Court-set deadline of March 19. Separately, State Bank of India, the principal lender to debt-laden RCom, is said to have also written to DoT, citing the NCLAT’s February order barring the invocation of RCom’s bank guarantees. However, the department is learnt to have said that the NCLAT order does not apply in this case since “RCom is no longer in the picture as the matter is between the government (read: DoT) and SBI, which is the guarantor of the RCom’s spectrum dues,” a person with direct knowledge of the matter said. RCom’s March 13 spectrum payment deadline included a 10-day grace period. A telco has 20 days to respond to a show-cause notice. Failure to pay DoT may lead to the withdrawal of airwaves against which payment is due. In RCom’s case, it’s 4G airwaves in the 800 MHz band in Mumbai, purchased in 2015 and used by Reliance Jio Infocomm under a spectrum sharing pact.

(ET, Mar 20, 2019)

 

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DoT secretary urges on need for holistic converged regulation

 

Telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan urged on the need for a holistic converged regulation that will propel the telecom sector to keep pace with technological advancements and bring in more reforms. "We have to look at merged governance. We will increasingly have to look at things holistically. Meity , principal scientific advisor and the DoT along with regulator -we are looking at a much more holistic converged regulation," said Sundararajan at the ET Telecom India Mobile Conclave 2019.  The secretary also stressed on the need to work with smaller players and local startups who are on the rise because of developments like 5G, IoT, augmented reality.  "While we have seen consolidation and exits we are also seeing , we are also seeing hyper competition amongst a small set of players. With new startups coming, in areas around data, IoT , blockchain, these are promising developments," the secretary added.  The secretary of Department of Telecommunications (DoT) chalked out the reforms that have been brought in including relief on spectrum payments, easing of double taxation amongst others. 

 (ET, Mar 19, 2019)

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Bharti Infratel chairman asks DoT to penalize telcos that fail on 5G rollout obligations front

 

Bharti Infratel Chairman Akhil Gupta has urged the government to ring in an affordable base price of 5G airwaves in the next sale and also made a strong case for penalizing telcos failing to meet their 5G rollout obligations beyond the Tier 1 & 2 cities. “Telcos failing to meet 5G rollout obligations, and only confining their coverage to Tier 1 & 2 cities with purely a profit maximization aim, must be heavily penalized,” Gupta said, addressing delegates at the ET Telecom India Mobile Conclave 2019 Tuesday. Conversely, phone companies that fully meet their 5G rollout obligations outside Tier 1 & 2 cities, he said, must be incentivized by way of “a complete waiver of licence fees, which can be recovered from the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) that has been accumulating over the years”. “Let’s invest more in networks and less in spectrum and ensure India comes well above the 50th mark in the ICT index of the International telecom Union (ITU) in the days to come,” Gupta said. 5G services, he said, “must not be a showcase merely of South Delhi and the Nariman Points of India; this fast wireless broadband technology needs to go deep into the country, the benefit of which must be taken by the hinterland”. The Bharti Infratel chairman rued the decline in the telecom industry’s fortunes, which instead of generating millions of jobs and billions of dollars in wealth creation, was seeing “massive job losses,” which “was unfortunate”. 

 

(ET, Mar 19, 2019)

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Vodafone Idea making future-proof network investments: Vodafone Idea CTO

 

As India’s largest telecom operator Vodafone Idea is raising funds in expanding 4Gcapacity; the telco is trying to make sure that its investments towards building the network are future-proof. Addressing ET Telecom’s India Mobile Conclave 2019, Vodafone Idea CTO Vishant Vora said, “We at VIL are making sure all our investments are future proof. Our intent is to deploy massive MIMO at big scale and make extensive use of HetNet.” While talking about the challenges to building next-gen networks, Vora explained that the future networks will have to connect billions of devices at a fraction of a cost. Telcos will have to build networks that are real-time and do not face downtime. The networks will have to be elastic and agile such that they could be scaled up and down depending on the user demand, Vora added. He further talked about the limitless possibilities that the telecom industry has to create new revenue streams and business models while touching upon the fact that telcos need cross industry partnerships. “Not everything can be done by telcos on their own, they need smarter business alliances to explore new models for monetization,” said Vora. Elaborating on the ‘cloudification’ of networks – a phrase often used while discussing evolution of telecom networks – Vora said that it (cloudification) is one of the fundamental aspects in building networks and is going to happen across all parts of network.

 

(ET, Mar 19, 2019)

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Sundararajan urges on a need for holistic converged regulation

 

Telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan urged on the need for a holistic converged regulation that will propel the telecom sector to keep pace with technological advancements and bring in more reforms. "We have to look at merged governance. We will increasingly have to look at things holistically. MeitY, principal scientific advisor and the DoT along with regulator - we are looking at a much more holistic converged regulation," said Sundararajan at the ET Telecom India Mobile Conclave 2019. The secretary also stressed on the need to work with smaller players and local startups who are on the rise because of developments like 5G, IoT and augmented reality.  "While we have seen consolidation and exits we are also seeing, we are also seeing hyper competition amongst a small set of players. With new startups coming in around data, IoT and block chain, these are promising developments," the secretary added. The secretary of Department of Telecommunications (DoT) chalked out the reforms that have been brought in including relief on spectrum payments, easing of double taxation amongst others Sundararajan emphasized that existing players need to adapt to the pace of change and harness the new age technology in a way that makes sense. "Advent of new technology like 5G and the transformation that all these are promising. These are not just new generation of the same old technology but they are whole new technology. It is not easy to predict how they impact, we will get only glimpses," she added.  

(ET, Mar 19, 2019)

 

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Huawei can bring 5G to India in 20 days if given the green light, says Huawei India CEO

 

At a time when Indian telecom operators are looking to speed up 5G rollouts, Huawei India on Tuesday said that it is fully prepared to bring 5G to India market and can do so in a matter of 20 days once given the green light. Addressing India Mobile Conclave, Huawei India CEO Jay Chen said, “We are committed to the India market and will be happy to work with service providers and enterprises to bring 5G faster, safer and smarter to this market.” Chen expressed that India’s rapid pace of digital adoption is being driven by government’s commitment towards digitizing key aspects of digital economy. “In the last couple of years almost every newest innovation introduced to this market is introduced by Huawei. Massive MIMO is a word we first introduced in India 5 years back,” added Chen. Elaborating on the potential of 5G for an emerging digital economy like India, Chen said that “5G is like electricity” which will enable all industries and help realize digital mission and goals set up by National Digital Communications Policy (NDCP). Huawei is a global leader in 5G and up till now it already has 30 5G commercial contracts globally, Chen mentioned. “..Huawei is a global ICT player and has highest contribution in 3GPP.”

(ET, Mar 19, 2019)

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'Telecom sector needs $50-60 billion to achieve policy goals by 2022'

 

India’s telecom sector requires $50-60 billion to achieve the National Digital Communications Policy (NDCP) 2018 objectives of generating huge investments and jobs by 2022. Global telecommunications leader at professional services firm EY, Prashant Singhal, cited this figure while moderating a panel discussion on implementation of the NDCP at ET Telecom India Mobile Conclave on Tuesday. The government had come out with the NDCP in October last year, aiming to attract investments of as much as $100 billion and to create four million new jobs. Singhal said that there was a need to come up with recommendations on annual gross revenue (AGR) as well as goods and services tax (GST) to unlock more than Rs 25,000 crore.  There have been various litigations over AGR while more than Rs 35,000 crore is lying with the government on account of GST for which the industry is seeking a refund.


Telecom operators, barring Reliance Jio Infocomm, have asked the government to waive GST on spectrum payments and other levies. In a letter to the government, the Cellular Operators Association of India recently said that revenues had declined substantially and that the output GST on revenue was unable to absorb input GST credits available.


The Delhi-based lobby group said that nearly Rs 35,000 crore of operators’ capital in the form of excess GST credits has been blocked.

(ET, Mar 19, 2019)

 

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Defence & Solar

 

INDIA CONCLUDES PRICE NEGOTIATIONS TO ACQUIRE 62 C295 TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT

 

India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has concluded price negotiations to acquire a total of 62 Airbus Defence and Space C295 medium transport aircraft (MTA) for the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Indian Coast Guard (ICG). IAF sources told Jane's on 28 March that the MoD's Contract Negotiation Committee (CNC) concluded consultations with Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) - which is in a joint venture (JV) with Airbus for the MTA program - to procure the 62 platforms for around EUR 2.8 billion (USD 3.15 billion).

 

They said the aircraft deal - which would include 56 platforms for the IAF to replace the service's ageing fleet of Avro 748M transports, and six for the ICG - is expected to be signed after a new Indian government assumes office following general elections set to begin on 11 April. The MTA program envisages the direct import of 16 C295s and the local assembly/licence-building of the remaining 46 aircraft at a facility set up by the JV near Bangalore. In keeping with the 2013 MTA tender, 24 of these will be imported in kit form for local assembly and include a 30% indigenous content. The level of indigenous content is then expected to double to 60% in the remaining 22 platforms.

Source: http://www.indiandefensenews.in/2019/03/india-concludes-price-negotiations-to.html

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Indian Navy may finalise $2-bn MH60R Seahawk Multirole Naval Helicopter deal later this year

 

Indian Navy is expected to conclude contract with the US-based aerospace giant Lockheed Martin for 24 MH60R Seahawk multirole naval helicopters by October this year. The Indian Navy $2 billion deal under the US Foreign Military Sales the programme, is not only to replace the fleet of Sea King Mk 42B/C and Ka-28 helicopters but with its capabilities will help in countering the aggressiveness of China in the Indian Ocean region.
Once the contract is signed the delivery is expected to start by 2020 and to be completed in 48 months later, these machines are designed to operate from frigates, destroyers, cruisers and aircraft carriers. India has a major requirement for anti-submarine hunter helicopters for more than a decade now.
Highly placed sources have indicated to Financial Express Online that, a Letter of Agreement (LOA) is expected next month from the US Government. And the US-based company headed by Dr Vivek Lall, currently Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, is also expected to offer 30 per cent in offsets as part of this contract to enable the Indian industry to grow their capability.

 

Source: http://www.defencenews.in/article/Indian-Navy-may-finalise-$2-billion-MH60R-Seahawk-multirole-naval-helicopters-deal-later-this-year-583780

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COUNTRY'S 1ST ARTILLERY GUN DHANUSH TO BE INDUCTED INTO ARMY ON MARCH 26

 

Dhanush, the first indigenous long-range artillery gun developed during the project to upgrade the scam-ridden but useful Bofors artillery gun, will be inducted into the Indian Army on March 26. The first batch of six guns will be deployed along the China and Pakistan frontiers, sources in the Indian Army said. By the end of the year, a complete regiment — comprising of 18 guns — will be in action along the borders shared with China and Pakistan. It is a 155 mm x 45 mm calibre artillery gun. In February end, the Ministry of Defence, along with the Indian Army approved the bulk production order of 118 of these guns for the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB).

 

 The guns are manufactured by the Jabalpur-based Gun Carriage Factory (GCF), each of the artillery guns cost around Rs 14.50 crore and each shell costs Rs 1 lakh.The Gun Carriage Factory received the Dhanush project in October 2011 and the first prototype was made in 2014. Later, 11 more prototypes were made from which 4,200 rounds were fired. The guns have passed tests in extreme cold in Sikkim and Leh and also in hot and humid weather conditions in Balasore, Odisha, and Babina in Jhansi. It also worked perfectly in the deserts of Pokhran in Rajasthan. Dhanush has a strike range of 38 kilometre and 81 per cent of its components are indigenously sourced; this will go up to 90 per cent by the end of this year. Apart from the Jabalpur-based Gun Carriage Factory (GCF), there is active cooperation from other ordinance factories and PSUs such as SAIL, BEL, and many private sector companies.

 

Source: http://www.indiandefensenews.in/2019/03/countrys-1st-artillery-gun-dhanush-to.html

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 Trina Solar rolls out four new series of modules

Chinese firm Trina Solar has announced four new series of modules–high-efficiency, dual-glass, double-side and aesthetics–to meet the diversified needs of PV applications in multiple scenarios. By using innovative integrated technologies, the maximal output of the new series of modules is said to be 415W in mass production. The high efficiency series can be used in multiple application scenarios like utility-scale ground-mount and distributed PV projects. An increase in the output of modules from 370W to 415W will help reduce the balance of system cost by 4.5% to 8.5%, and reduce levelized cost of electricity (LCoE) by 2.5% to 4.6%, according to the company. The dual-glass series features high reliability in extreme conditions, 5-year extended warranty for linear power, and more power generation with lower power degradation. The double-side series is said to provide extra 5% to 30% power generation by its back side, features high power generation in snowfields and locations where sand is plentiful, among other high-reflection environments. The aesthetics series, with its aesthetically-designed black-out look, is designed specially for the high-end residential market. The new modules integrate multi-busbar, double-glass, dual-side and half-cut technologies. 

(PV Magazine, Mar 21, 2019)

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Waaree Energies introduces customized solar modules for electric vehicles

 

Exploring new markets to boost its revenues, Mumbai-based solar PV panel manufacturer and EPC contractor Waaree Energies has launched solar modules to support energy requirements of services like refrigeration in electric vehicles. These modules are indigenously designed to be portable, flexible, lighter, durable and more efficient, making them ideal for vehicles. Sunil Rathi, Director, Waaree Energies said, “With customized solar modules, Waaree is aiming to cater to the electric vehicles that are expected to hit Indian streets in the coming years. With the flexibility and durability of these modules, we expect a great outcome. It will significantly reduce the frequency of charging the vehicles and contribute to reducing climate change. These modules are expected to increase efficiency by 10-25%.” Built in their Surat plant, the modules are set to reduce costs of maintaining EVs. In addition to electric vehicles, these panels can be installed on commercial vehicles. They are expected to make “charging on the move” the new disruption in the automotive industry. Waaree Energies claims to have the country’s largest solar PV module manufacturing capacity of 1.5 GW. In addition, it is one of the leading players in India in EPC services, project development, rooftop solutions, solar water pumps, and an independent power producer. The company has presence in over 250 locations nationally and 68 countries globally.

 

(PV Magazine, Mar 20, 2019)

 

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Consumer Electronics

 

Haier India aims to be a billion dollar company by 2020

 

Chinese consumer electronics major Haier Group is looking at India as one of the most "strategic market" globally, and expects the local unit to become a billion dollar company by 2020 and be among top three players in home appliance segment in next two years, largely driven by higher sales, said a top company official. Haier India, expects to continue its high growth momentum from all verticals and is also extending its product portfolio by expanding into segments such as smart homes solutions and smart laundry business. Besides, the Qingdao headquartered company, which owns six other global brands besides Haier, is also mulling to introduce some of them in India after 2020, to tap the growing opportunities premium segment.  "Our target is to be one billion dollar company by 2020," Haier India President Eric Briganza told.  Haier India, which follows January-December fiscal calendar, had posted a net revenue of around Rs 3,500 crore in 2018, by registering a growth of around 50 per cent and is now among the top five durables brands in India in the categories which it operate, he added.  "Now we are targeting to be third largest brand in the home appliances by 2020," Briganza said adding "we are aiming to close 2019, with a year-on-year growth of 35 per cent." 

 

(ET, Mar 18, 2019)

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Voltas launches its new Brand Shop at Chandigarh-Kharar Road, Mohali

 

Voltas Limited, India's No. 1 AC brand, from the house of Tata's has launched its new Brand Shop -M/s Khalsa Electronics at on the busiest connecting Road of Chandigarh-Kharar, Mohali. The brand store features a well-designed and visually appealing display of new range of Voltas and Voltas Beko' products, comprising Air Conditioners, Air Coolers, Commercial Refrigerators, Water Dispensers, Water Coolers, Refrigerators, Washing Machines, Microwaves and Dishwashers. Conveniently located at busiest & heart line of Chandigarh - Kharar road, the new brand shop would enhance Voltas' brand experience and visibility. The Brand Shop is being launched to meet the growing expectations of consumers floating from Mohali, Kharar, & nearby locations, with technologically advanced Home Appliance line up of Voltas Beko. Mr. Pradeep Bakshi, Managing Director & CEO, Voltas Limited, said, "We are delighted to announce the launch of the Voltas Beko Home Appliances range for all our valued customers. As a market leader in the AC category, Voltas has always placed customer centricity at the core of all its offerings. Voltas Beko has been built on the same principle, aiming to provide best in class products as 'Partners of Everyday Happiness'. In sync with the government's 'Make in India' initiative, by FY'20 we will be manufacturing these products in the facility at Sanand, Gujarat. We are very happy to partner with Ar�elik, as their core competencies complement ours, and together we aim to make Voltas Beko the market leader in the white goods space."

 

(Equity Bulls, Mar 16, 2019)

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SECTION – IV - FORTHCOMING EVENTS &  GENERAL INFORMATION              

Overseas Shows

Event

:

KPCA Show 2019 (Int’l Electronic Circuits and Packaging Show)

Organiser

:

Korea Printed Circuit Association

From

:

24-April-2019

To

:

26-April-2019            

Venue &   City

:

KINTEX Exhibition Center, Goyang, Gyeonggi, Korea

Website

:

http://www.kpcashow.com/eng/main.asp https://www.ces.tech

 

Event

:

JPCA Show 2018 ((Int’l Electronic Circuits Show)

Organiser

:

Japan Electronics Packaging and Circuits Association (JPCA) 

From

:

05-June-2019

To

:

07-June-2019            

Venue & City

:

Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo

Website

:

http://www.jpcashow.com

 

Event

:

Taipei International Electronics Show (TAITRONICS)

Organiser

:

Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) 

From

:

16-Oct.-2019

To

:

18-Oct.-2019            

Venue & City

:

Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center,  Taipei, Taiwan

Website

:

www.taitronics.tw

Domestic Shows  

Event

:

Electronica India 2019

Organiser

:

Messe Muenchen India

From

:

25-September-2019

To

:

27-September-2019          

City

:

Greater Noida, Delhi NCR, India

Website

:

https://electronica-india.com

 

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SECTION - V - ELCINA EVENTS, ACTIVITIES & SERVICES                                          

ELCINA Northern Region Meeting

5th April, 2019 – Marigold Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi

6:00 pm onwards 

We are delighted to inform you that ELCINA is organising it’s 1st Northern Region Meeting on 5th April, 2019 as per details provided above.

The main objective of this Regional Meeting is to enhance activities in every region and have an open discussion on the status of the industry, policy issues and new opportunities. We also want to ensure that the voice from every region is heard and to ensure that every member is duly updated on new developments and opportunities. Thus each member would get the opportunity to participate in policy making inputs and business opportunities.

  • The proposed Agenda for the meeting is as follows:

  • Welcome Members & Introduction of invited Non-Members

  • Industry and Policy updates from ELCINA

  • Address by VIP Guest/Official on new initiatives  

  • Interactive Session

  • Networking Dinner

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“10th Source India – Electronics Supply Chain”

15th February 2019

@ Hotel Green Park, Chennaig 

10th Source India - Electronics Supply Chain” scheduled on 15th February 2019 @ the Hotel Green Park, Chennai. The event theme focused on “Source Locally….Supply Globally”. The event was inaugurated by Thiru M. C. Sampath, Hon’ble Minister for Industries, Govt. of Tamil Nadu. 

In addition to the Inaugural Session, the Conference comprised of two panel discussions on Significance of a “Value Added Electronics Manufacturing – Components, Raw Materials & EMS” and “Key Segments driving Electronics Manufacturing in India”. 

Program Details:

§  A Conference on “Source Locally….Supply Globally”.

§  A mini exhibition to showcase opportunities for buyers and sellers.

§  Pre-arranged Business to Business Meetings at Buyer Seller Meet.

§  Reserved Buyer-Seller Meeting Area for pre-arranged meetings.

§  Industry Networking Session

§  Opportunity for informal meetings and networking.

 

The Source India Electronics Supply Chain witnessed strong participation by over 250 delegates, 18 buyer companies and 125+ ESDM Supply Chain related companies. The Conference hosted eminent speakers from industry and Government. The Buyer Seller Meet witnessed keen interest with each Buyer having 12-15 meetings adding up-to over 200 meetings in an intense session.

 

In addition to the Inaugural Session, the Conference comprised of two panel discussions on Value Added Electronics Manufacturing & Key Segments Driving Electronics Manufacturing in India.

 

We would like to thank all our Government & Industry Sponsors, Speakers, Exhibitors, Delegates & Buyers for wholeheartedly contributing to the success of this event.

 

Glimpses of Source India 2019

 

Inaugural Session

 

 

 

 

Mr. Amrit Manwani, President ELCINA and Chairman, Sahasra Group, emphasized the importance of the theme “Source Locally… Supply Globally” to highlight the importance of exports and to make Indian Companies a part of the global supply chain.  Opportunities in the domestic market are growing exponentially and every stakeholder must take advantage of the same, achieve economies of scale and compete in the export markets.

 

Mr. Markku Hangasjarvi, Global CEO of Salcomp exuded confidence in the Indian market and was extremely positive about his company’s performance and the mobile sector at large.  He informed that energy management and charging technologies were advancing rapidly and the Indian market provides the largest opportunity globally for growth in the sector. Salcomp, he informed has reposed their faith in India and has invested in new plants and they now employ 7000 people In India  in their 3 manufacturing plants.

 

Mr. Josh Foulger, Managing Director, FIH India (Foxconn) shared his vast experience and vision about the mercurial mobile phone industry with which he had been involved for more than two decades. He said that the electronics market had been growing at 20% since last 5 years and would cross 400 bn by FY 2024-25. This market was driven by  rise in digital density and spread of e-governance under which all services would now be delivered digitally.  Thus he estimated that in next 10 years, by the time the industry was celebrating the 20th Source India, the electronics sector in India should be valued at USD 1 Trillion and with the right policies and support, Tamil Nadu could have 15+% share of the same.

 

Mr. M Velmurugan, Executive VC, Guidance Bureau made a detailed presentation about the industrial landscape of Tamil Nadu and the high rank of the State in industrial output, State GDP as well as electronics manufacturing.  He described Tamil Nadu as a silent performer with highly skilled and competent work force which had enabled this progress.

Thiru N Muruganandam, IAS, Principal Secretary, Industries, Tamil Nadu graced the event as Guest of Honour. He appreciated ELCINA’s efforts in organizing Source India continuously in Chennai since last 10 years and congratulated the organizing committee and members for this achievement and support to the ESDM sector in Tamil Nadu. He apprised the delegates about the Electronics Policy of Tamil Nadu which was under preparation and noted that ELCINA had provided valuable inputs for the same.

 

Thiru Muruganandam apprised the delegates about the continuous efforts being made by Industries department and policy for supporting growth and maintaining leadership in manufacturing. He also advised that Source India should be expanded and made the flagship event for ESDM sector in Tamil Nadu and offered support from the State Government to ensure the same was done successfully.

 

Hon’ble Minister for Industries, Thiru MC Sampath graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and he too was appreciative of the fact that Source India was being organised consistently in Tamil Nadu for the last decade since 2009. The Minister also congratulated ELCINA on completing their Golden Jubilee and 50 years of service to the industry. He referred to the Vision 2023 document of Tamil Nadu and their target to make the State a progressive and prosperous one with zero poverty. He highlighted the role that ESDM sector has to play in this vision by providing employment, attracting FDI and supporting national programs such as Make in India, Digital India, Smart Cities and Bharat Net. The Hon’ble Minister also apprised the delegates about the growth of manufacturing in Tamil Nadu and the importance the government gave to this sector.

 

 

Panel Members

·         From Left to right: Mr. Sudarshan Pitty, Head of Chennai Factory, Nokia Solutions & Networks, Dr. Ravi Bhatkal, MD, MacDermid Performance Solutions, Mr. Jarkko Korhonen, Corporate VP-Global Sourcing, Salcomp Plc, Thiru M.C. Sampath, Hon’ble Minister for Industries, Steel Control and Special Initiatives, Govt. of Tamil Nadu, Mr. N Ramachandran, Past President ELCINA & MD, Mel Systems & Services, Mr. M. Sathya Kumar LLB, ACA, ACMA, CS, CIMA (UK) & Mr. Nirbhay Gopal, Director, Vishay Components

The First Session following the Inaugural was on “Value Added Electronics Manufacturing – Components, Raw Materials & EMS”.    In this Session the following eminent speakers participated.

 

The Session was chaired by Mr. N Ramachandran, CMD, Mel Systems & Services & Past President ELCINA.

 

The discussions focused around sourcing challenges and gaps in the supply chain which needed to be plugged and in turn were a great opportunity for the stakeholders in the sector.  Speakers also elaborated on the current status of value addition and role of the Industry as well as expectations from State and Central Governments to enhance the same and improve depth of manufacturing in the sector.

 

 

 

Panel Members -

·        From Left to right: Mr. Rajoo Goel, Ms. Nirmalatha, Vice President, APEITA, Ms. Vandana Srivastava, Director & Nodal Officer, MSIPS, Ministry of Electronics & IT, Mr. Amrit Manwani, President ELCINA & Chairman Sahasra Group, Mr. Sreeram Srinivasan, CEO, Syrma Technologies, Mr. NK Mohapatra, CEO, Electronics Sector Skills Council of India, Mr. N Ramachandran, Past President ELCINA & MD, Mel Systems & Services

 

The Final Session of the Conference was on the “key segments and eco-system factors driving electronics manufacturing”. The Session was chaired by Mr. Amrit Manwani, President ELCINA and the following Speakers shared their views during this Session “Key Segments  driving Electronics Manufacturing in India”. 

 

Mr. Srinivasan elaborated  on the technology trends and need for our Industry to address new opportuities such as IoT, AI, Smart Cities, EVs etc.  Ms. Vandana Srivastava, Director, MeitY gave a detailed talk on the upcoming  National Policy for Electronics 2019 which would be a game changer and a big boost for the sector.

 

Members Presenting ELCINA’s Recommendations for Tamil Nadu Electronics & Hardware Policy to the Hon’ble Industry Minister Release of 32nd Edition of ELCINA Directory 2019 by Guest of Honour - Mr. N. Muruganandam, IAS, Principal Secretary, Industries Department, Govt. of Tamil Nadu Nadu

 

Exhibition Stalls & Buyer-Seller Meet @ 10th Source India 

 

 

 

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First Southern Region Meeting & Seminar

Date : 14th February, 2019

 Venue : Lemon Tree Hotel, Hyderabad

We are pleased to inform you that First Southern Region Meeting of ELCINA Members held on 14th February, 2019 @ Hotel Lemon Tree Hotel, Hyderabad. Mr. Mr. Rajiv Venkatraman, Chairman Southern Region, ELCINA & MD, PEC Mfg Co. welcomes the delegates and Mr. Amrit Manwani, President-ELCINA gave the Special Address on Trends & Opportunities. 

Industry & Policy Updates – NPE 2019 were given by Mr. Rajoo Goel, Secretary General, ELCINA.

A Special Industry Address was delivered by Mr. Rudra Jadeja, CEO, Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems during the meet.

Glimpses of Southern Region Meeting

 

 

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 ELCINA-CKM Programs

 

Continuing its efforts to establish an extensive source of knowledge to serve Indian Engineering and Electronics Industry and cultivate a manufacturing culture in the country, ELCINA-Centre for Knowledge Management (CKM), since its launch in 2008, has been conducting various workshops on a variety of topics of interest to the satisfaction of the industry with focus on quality improvement and enhancing competitiveness. It has also been organizing In-house training workshops in companies for the benefit of the industry and the number of workshops is growing every year. 

 

ELCINA-CKM - Training Programs on Quality, Productivity & Soft Skills

 

S. No.

Program Name

Days

Quality Improvement Techniques - Core Tools

1

SPC - Statistical Process Control

1

2

7 QC Tools - Problem Solving Techniques

1

3

FMEA - Product & Process

1

4

RCA & CAPA - Root Cause Analysis / Corrective Action Plan

1

5

Right (RFT) First Time Quality for Zero Defect Manufacturing - Customer Focus

1

6

Global 8 D - Problem Solving Techniques

1

7

Reliability Testing & Certification for LED Lighting Products

1

8

Six Sigma Methodology for Process Improvement

1

9

MSA

1

10

APQP / PPAP

1

11

5 S

1

12

Six Sigma - Green Belt

1

13

Sampling Inspection for Parts / Products (IS 2500 & IS 12040)
& Vendor Rating

1

14

Environment Testing for Electronics Products & Components as per IS Standards

1

15

ISO 9001:2015 Requirements & Implementation

1

16

ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Course

1

17

ISO 14001:2015 EMS - Environment Management System

1

18

Internal Audit Training

1

19

Environment & Health - EHS Legal Requirement

1

Manufacturing - Productivity & Cost

20

KAIZEN

1

21

Cost Reduction Strategies in Production - Via Toyota Production System (TPS)

1

22

Equipment Maintenance - Autonomous Maintenance Methodology

1

23

Control of Waste(7 types) - 3M (Mura, Muri and Muda) Methodology

1

24

Production Capacity Enhancement with Flow Manufacturing

1

25

Vendor Evaluation Technique

1

26

Material Handling & Warehouse Management

1

27

Lean Manufacturing

1

28

Soldering

1

29

Value Stream Mapping

1

30

Just in Time Manufacturing Methodologies

1

31

Principles in KANBAN

1

32

Reduction of Set-up Time - Use of SMED

1

Soft Skills

33

Internal Communication Skills & Building High Performance Team

1

34

Personality Enrichment & Leadership Skills

1

35

Business Time & Stress Management

1

36

Conflict Management

1

37

Assertiveness and Dealing with Difficult Situations

1

38

Shop Floor Management Skills

1

39

Motivation Skills

1

40

Time Management & Stress Management

1

41

Team Building for High Performance

1

42

Building Better Work Relationship

1

43

Conflict Resoultion at Work - Techniques

1

44

Pesonality Development

1

45

Managerial Effectiveness

1

46

Influencing & Persuading Others

1

47

Business Communication

1

48

Internal Effective Communication

1

49

Leadership Development for Organisational Success

1

50

Leadership for Young Managers

1

 

Please click the link below for more training programs

http://elcina.com/trainingProgram.php  

Please contact Rajesh Rawat (9911445890) for conducting the In-House / Open-House training programs or mail us at rajesh@elcina.com

 

Electronic Industries Association of India

ELCINA House, 422 Okhla Industrial Estate, Phase-III, New Delhi 110020 (India)

E-Mail: info@elcina.com Tel: 011-26924597 / 26928053 / 41615985

Website: www.elcina.com

 

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ELCINA PRODUT DISPLAY CENTRE at  ELCINA HOUSE

 

The 'OSRAM DISPLAY CENTRE' in ELCINA House is a permanent Display Centre and serves to showcase the Indian electronics industry to visitors. The Display Centre has now 11 Full Stalls and 4 Half/Mini Stalls, presently occupied by the following Member-companies:-  

Full Stalls

  1. Bharat Electronics Ltd, Bangalore

  2. TDK India Pvt. Ltd., Noida

  3. Teknik Electromeconic Pvt Ltd, Bangalore

  4. SGS Tekniks Manufacturing Pvt Ltd, Gurgaon

  5. Deki Electronics Ltd, Noida

  6. EMI Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore

  7. Elin Electronics Ltd, New Delhi

  8. Syrma Technology Pvt. Ltd., Chennai

  9. AT & S India Pvt.Ltd., Mysore

Half/Mini Stalls

1.      Super Mount Pack Pvt. Ltd. Bangalore

2.      CTR Mfg. Inds Ltd., Aurangabad  

3.      Neotec Semiconductor Ltd., Taiwan

4.      Sowparnika Thermistors and Hybrids Pvt.Ltd., Thrissur (Kerala)

 

 

 

Two full stalls are currently available at present and interested members may kindly contact ELCINA House, New Delhi (saly@elcina.com) for advance booking of the same.

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PUBLICATIONS

“Indian Printed Circuit Board Industry & Market Research Report

The evolution of miniaturization and sub-miniaturization in the design of electronic equipment led to the emergence of a new technique of inter-component wiring and assembly known as the printed circuit board (PCB). This technology has now become the backbone of electronic devices. They provide the required mechanical support structure and electrical connect for the circuit. In addition to providing the connectivity, they also help to reduce the overall size and enhance the efficiency of the device.

  • By 2020, the electronics market in India is expected to increase with a CAGR of 25.1 per cent to USD 400 billion from USD 104 billion in 2015

  • Currently only 35% of this demand is currently being met by local manufacturers. And for the rest 65%, India is still dependent on imports.

  • Hence, PCB- being the backbone of electronics holds a huge demand in India - Current demand of USD 2.01 Billion represents the demand based on the total PCBs (which includes both the bare board PCBs and the populated PCBs)

  • Current market size for bare PCBs is USD 1.2 Billion - Only 30% of this demand for bare PCBs is currently being met by local PCB manufacturers. And for the rest 70%, India.

You may order the same from by following the below link;

http://elcina.com//new_publication.php

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“Opportunities and Challenges in the Strategic Electronics Sector, with special focus on MSMEs”. 

We are pleased to inform you that, a Special Report (update 2016) has been prepared by ELCINA on “Opportunities and Challenges in the Strategic Electronics Sector, with special focus on MSMEs”.  This Report involved detailed research & discussions with varied stakeholders from Defence Sector. It provides updated information as well as recommendations for next steps for Strategic Electronics and policy changes that we believe are required to take the Defence Electronics Sector to new heights. The updated report was released during Strategic Electronics Summit 2016.

This Study provides on insight into the Defence Electronics eco-system in India and is a guide, both for the industry as well as the defence establishment to chalk out a path to success in this important sector. You may order the same from by following the below link

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 Super Capacitor-Market Landscape Study

A Supercapacitor or Ultracapacitor is a charge storage device that stores electrical charges via electrochemical & electrostatic processes and has an unusually high energy density when compared to common capacitors. Due to their beneficial properties like fast charging ability,

superior low temperature performance, long service and cycle life, and reliability, Supercapacitors hold the potential to replace or complement traditional batteries and capacitors in several applications. Supercapacitors are already being used worldwide in number of applications ranging from automotive, renewable energy to electronics. For more details you can visit below link:

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