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GST RATES ON CERTAIN GOODS AND SERVICES IN 39TH GST COUNCIL MEETING ON 14TH MARCH, 2020

GST Council in the 39th meeting held on 14th March, 2020 at New Delhi took

following decisions relating to changes in GST rates on supply of goods and services.

1.    The recommendation of t...

Experts discuss FDI investments in India, what more needs to be done

In a bid to make India an attractive investment destination, the Indian government had taken a slew of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) measures. The Centre cleared FDIs in contract manufacturing, single brand retail, ...

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DoT taking a call on relief in AGR issue: Finance Minister

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday said that the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is taking a call on relief to telcos in respect of the payment towards AGR dues. "Meetings have...

Samsung Galaxy M21 to Launch in India on Wednesday: Expected Price, Specifications

Samsung Galaxy M21 will be launched in India on Wednesday, the latest offering in the company's Galaxy M-series of smartphones aimed at the younger demographic. The smartphone has appeared in numerous leaks over the p...

Mobile phones to become costlier as government hikes GST rate

Mobile phones in the Indian market could become costlier soon as the GST Council, headed by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, has decided to increase Goods and Services Tax (GST) on mobiles phones and allied parts ...

Walmart to name Sameer Aggarwal CEO of India unit

Walmart India is elevating Sameer Aggarwal as head of its India operations in April, replacing Krish Iyer, the veteran who has been at the helm in the country for more than six years, said a person...

IT Act needs rejig to keep up with times: Ravi Shankar Prasad

The government will revamp the Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000, Union Minister for Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad said. The rejig will include new provisions – including ones to che...

Vodafone Idea asks DoT for 15 years to pay AGR dues

Vodafone Idea has called on the government to allow it to pay adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues over 15 years. The telecom company has also asked for a tax refund, cuts in licence fees and spectrum usage charges ...

Apple to open first retail store in India next year, Tim Cook says

Apple Inc will open its first physical retail store in India in 2021, Chief Executive Tim Cook said on Wednesday. Responding to a question from a shareholder at Apple's annual shareholder meeting in Cup...

Coronavirus clouds Apple's timeline for new iPhones

Travel restrictions to China because of the coronavirus have come just as Apple Inc's engineers usually jet off to Asia to perfect the production of this fall's new iPhones, former employees a...

Don’t rush to buy 5G phone, there’s no network yet

The race to 5G has been expected to reach its fruition in 2020. India isn’t ready but smartphone makers are, with the first two 5G phones in India being launched this week. What does a 5G phone really mean for you? ...

Sansung Mobile crowned as India's most desired brand: TRA

Samsung Mobile is the most desired brand in India followed by Apple iPhone, according to a report released by TRA Research on Wednesday. This is the fourth time Samsung Mobile has been crowned the most desired brand a...

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Corona Virus may further dwindle Chinese electronics goods import to India

China's share in the import of electronics and IT hardware goods to India have slid below 40% of the total share for the second consecutive fiscal despite clocking over 55% between 2015-16 and 2017-18 and the Covid-19...

Ultraviolette Automotive On Busting The ‘Slow And Boring’ Myth Around Electric Bikes

India is home to an estimated 60 Mn micro, small and medium enterprises or MSMEs, and the sector has been called the backbone of the Indian economy, thanks to its cumulative contribution to the GDP. Yet, when it comes...

Private Cars must be part of EV Policy push

Deepak Rajagopal/Amol Phadke When it comes to electric vehicles (EVs), we face two choices. One is to view them as still costly for India, and so we must wait and watch while our cities choke and we cede the comp...

India welcomes high skilled electronics manufacturing : FM

The the Centre has planned a very large canvas for electronics manufacturing, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said at a recent post-Budget meet here with industrialists, scholars and journalists. Responding to a q...

Delta Electronics India Displays State-Of-The-Art EV Charging Solutions to Strengthen the EV Ecosystem in India

Business Wire India Delta Electronics India, a leading Power and Energy management company, displayed diversified cutting-edge technology with a portfolio of energy-efficient EV Charging Solutions at Auto Expo 2020, o...

RailTel signs MoU with BEL for cooperation in cloud services, IoT , e-governance

RailTel Corporation of India Ltd has signed a memorandum of understanding with defence PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) for cooperation in the field of cloud services, IoT , e-governance, smart cities, networks for de...

There is Not a Lot for the EV Sector in Budget 2020

Budget 2020 has failed to meet the expectations of the electric vehicle (EV) segment of the country. The segment’s stakeholders were expecting more measures from the government to promote electric mobility in cities...

Mahindra outlines its electric mobility roadmap

In the past decade, electric mobility has emerged as a major trend in the automotive industry, with great strides being made in terms of practicality and affordability. Mahindra, a company that has been the bellwether...

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Tumbling rupee to push up prices of electronic goods

Prices of television, refrigerator and washing machine are set to go up due to steep depreciation of the rupee against the dollar, two senior industry executives said. Smartphone makers such as Xiaomi, Vivo and OnePlu...

Samsung launches ‘Funbelievable’ series of TVs, price starts at Rs 12,990

South Korean tech giant, Samsung, has launched its new Funbelievable series of smart and non-smart TVs in India. The new TV line-up brings two different options --32-inch and 43-inch Smart TV variants. The company cla...

Covid-19 outbreak: Supply in parts, delays in full

Supplies of parts for cars, smartphones, televisions and home appliances and some finished electronic items may be further delayed by a few days after the government ordered screening of all cargo vessels coming from ...

After-hours with the boss: Manish Sharma

With a career spanning more than two decades, Manish Sharma has worked with several electronics companies, including LG Hotline, Samsung India and Haier India, holding positions in many departments, from ope...

IIT Mumbai makes glasses substrates for 5G devices, consumer electronics

Ø  Researchers in IIT Bombay have achieved a breakthrough in making glass substrates that have significant advantages over the conventional silicon substrates in applications such as 5G devices. Substrates are t...

In a major boost to electronic giants, SEZs clear local sourcing test

In a major boost to consumer electronic giants like Apple and Xiaomi, the government has relaxed the local sourcing norms. Issuing a clarification, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade...

Govt plans ‘RAISE 2020’ AI Summit in April, consults Intel, AWS, IBM, CII, FICCI; Startup challenge opens

The Government of India (GoI) has announced the event ‘RAISE 2020 – Responsible AI for Social Empowerment’ to be held from on 11 & 12 April in New Delhi. RAISE 2020 is India’s first artificial intelligence...

Coronavirus takes a toll on Indian businesses -- pharma, electronics and other industries stare at uncertainty

In a move to dispel the fear and uncertainty among India's industry representatives, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced last week, that the Centre was working toward devising contingency measures to counter...

U.S. firm Hughes fears Indian closure, bank disruptions over unpaid fees – letter

U.S. satellite broadband provider Hughes Network Systems may have to shut its Indian operations due to unpaid levies owed to the government, which could put thousands of banking services at risk, a...

Electronics industry fears supply disruptions, production cuts, price rise due to Coronavirus

With the Coronavirus in China showing no sign of abating, and parts of the country being stranded under quarantine, India’s electronics industry is fearing supply disruptions, production curtailment, as well as a ne...

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11th Source India

Venue: Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai


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Hannover Messe

Venue: Hannover Exhibition Grounds,Germany

Date: 20-04-2020

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KPCA Show 2020 (Intl Electronic Circuits and Packaging Show)

Venue: Korea Printed Circuit Association (KPCA)

Date: 22-04-2020

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International Electronic Circuits (Shanghai) Exhibition

Venue: National Exhibition & Convention Center (Shanghai)

Date: 22-06-2020

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Convergence India 2020

Venue: Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

Date: 07-07-2020

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electronica India 2020

Venue: Bangalore International Exhibition Center, Bengaluru

Date: 23-09-2020

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The 15th Electronics Circuits World Convention

Venue: Hong Kong / Shenzhen

Date: 30-11-2020

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