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Data storage rules out of e-commerce policy

In a major change from the e-commerce policy draft, commerce minister Piyush Goyal has decided to keep data localization norms out of the final policy, leaving the proposed data protection legislation t...

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...

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Xiaomi component supplier, Holitech, to invest $200 mn in country over 3 years

Expanding its manufacturing base in India, Xiaomi on Saturday announced that Holitech Technology, a global component supplier, has inaugurated its first component manufacturing plant in India. Holitech Technology has ...

Trai seeks views on allotting 700 Mhz to railways; DoT says will cost govt. over Rs.1 lakh cr

The telecom regulator has sought stakeholder views on the pros and cons of allotting a chunk of valuable spectrum in the 700 Mhz band for free to the railwaysfor passenger safety and security applicatio...

Huawei offers to sign 'no-backdoor' pact with India govt, telcos to underline security commitment: CEO

Huawei has offered to sign a ‘no-backdoor agreement’, which will stipulate that it will not allow any snooping on its network or handing over of data, with the Indian government and mobile phone companies and...

MSMEs file 668 plaints against BSNL to recover dues

As many as 668 complaints have been filed by the micro, small and medium businesses (MSME) against the state-controlled Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), a highest for any Central public sector enterprise, to recov...

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...

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Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology finalizes Data Protection Bill

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has finalized the much-anticipated Personal Data Protection Bill, Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Friday. The next required step is a Cabi...

India has the potential to be a 1 trillion-dollar digital economy - Ravi Shankar Prasad

India needs a 'New Regulatory Framework' for the digital world, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad 'Minister of Law and Justice', 'Communications' and 'Electronics and IT' said while addressing industry...

Japan’s Fuji Electric buys Chennai-based UPS maker Consul Neowatt

Tokyo-headquartered Fuji Electric is set to acquire power electronics manufacturer Consul Neowatt Power Solutions in a bid to expand its power electronics systems business in India. The firm has entered into agreement...

Only 50% of investments in IT sector realized

Only about 50% of the investments committed in the Information Technology (IT) sector during the first Global Investors Meet (GIM) in 2015 has come through. Against a signed commitment for investments for Rs.10,950 cr...

Govt. plans Rs 15,000 cr investment for one lakh digital villages

The government plans to set the ball rolling for setting up 100,000 digital villages as early as next month. A proposal for Rs 15,000 crore has been prepared by CSC eGovernance Services India Ltd, which will be the no...

Vedanta’s $10 billion LCD project may fall flat

The Vedanta Group’s $10 billion project to set up India’s first plant to make flat panel displays for televisions from scratch is likely to be scrapped after failing to obtain subsidies under the government’s Mo...

Budget 2019: India’s Achilles heel? How Modi govt. can check rising imports of electronic goods

In his first term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi set an ambitious target of increasing the share of manufacturing sector in the country’s GDP to 25%. He also launched his flagship initiative Make in In...

MeitY expenditure under Digital India at Rs 3,328 cr in 2018-19

Ravi Shankar Prasad  : The electronics and IT ministry's expenditure under the Digital India programme more than doubled to over Rs 3,328 crore in FY2018-19 from the previous fiscal, Parliament was informed Thurs...

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...

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Sony India expects up to 15% sales growth this year

Consumer electronics major Sony India is eyeing sales growth of 10-15% this fiscal, snapping two years of de-growth, led by its premium TV range, audio products and cameras, a top company official said. Sony...

Sony India expects up to 15 pc sales growth this year

Consumer electronics major SonyIndia is eyeing sales growth of 10-15 per cent this fiscal, snapping two years of de-growth, led by its ...

750 MW Rajasthan tender attracts low bids of Rs 2.5/kWh

The latest 750 MW solar auction for Rajasthan saw state-owned power generator NTPC, Mahindra Susten, Hero Future Energies and Azure Power making lowest bids of Rs2.5/k...

Adani Renewable bags 600 MW wind-solar hybrid project

The Adani Renewable Energy Park (Gujarat) unit of Adani Green Energy Limited, has bagged 600 MW of wind-solar hybrid project capacity auctioned by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (S...

Railway Energy tenders 140 MW hybrid project capacities

Ministry of Railways joint venture the Railway Energy Management Company has invited bids to develop 140 MW of solar-wind hybrid generation projects. Energy generated by the project capacity, which woul...

Longi to spend $349m on new 5 GW module fab in Taizhou

Chinese solar manufacturer Longi Solar is set to splash another RMB2.4 billion (Rs.2,432 crore) on expanding its mono silicon module production capacity, this time in the Chinese city of Taizhou. The Shangha...

Auto cos look to pare EV HR costs by reskilling

Automobile sales may be falling, but the demand for skilled professionals in the electric vehicles (EV) sector is rising. The likes of Tata Motors NSE 0.09 %, Maruti Suzuki NSE -0.27 %, Mahindra & Mahindra and Con...

Five ways to safely dispose of your electronic waste

Rapid advances in technology mean electronic devices become obsolete very quickly, often within 2 years. Rising income levels and the relative affordability of electronics allow more and more people to purchase electr...

India and Australia could strike first lithium deal

India and Australia are joining forces in a deal which could see Australian lithium used in the first Indian refinery to produce battery-grade material for electric cars. Neometals, an Australian compan...

Continental Displays Futuristic Mobility Technologies And We Ride Their Electric Scooter

Continental Automotive India showcased its technologies through an event held in Bangalore today. The event named Tech Tatva held at Continental's campus at Electronic City in Bangalore was a combined effort made by a...

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