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    Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade (DPIIT) has issued following draft Quality Control Orders (QCOs) in respect of::

  • DPIIT is considering making the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) as the certifying and enforcing authority for lighters. Read More/Download
  • Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has been appointed as the nodal ministry for online gaming in India. Read More/Download


Smart Cities:

  • Indore’s global standard implementation in Smart Cities Mission leads the trend in India. Read More
  • Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs launches 2 key initiatives – City Finance Rankings and City Beauty Competition, to take India’s Urban Rejuvenation journey to next level. Read more
  • Digital India Awards 2022: Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA)’s Smart City Mission wins platinum icon award. Read more



  • SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certificate company, opens one of India’s largest laboratories for automotive quality testing in Chakan, Pune. Read more


Electrical Equipment including Consumer Electronics:

  • India signs deal with Belgium-based Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre (IMEC), to get chip-making technology. Read More
  • India makes USB Type-C charging must for device makers from March 2025. Read More
  • The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) issued the following notification:

  • The Energy Conservation (Amendment) Act, 2022.Read More
  • The Ministry of Power (MoP) issued the following notification:

  • Time-extension to Solar PV/ Solar PV-wind hybrid power projects bid out on or after 10.04.2021 reg.Read More
  • Time-extension to Solar PV Power Projects under Tranche-I and Tranche-II of Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) Scheme Phase II (Government Producer Scheme), implemented by SECI. Read More
  • Code of practice for design construction installation and operation of BISGAS (BIOMETHANE) plant. Read More



  • Prime Minister of India launches 5G services, experiences AR/VR, Digital Twin, and other use cases. Read More
  • IT minister launches home-grown multi access IoT device. Read More
  • Artificial Intelligence to act as catalyst in India’s transformation into a developed nation by 2047: Union Minister of Commerce and Industry. Read More
  • C-DOT and IIT, Delhi signs an MoU for cooperation in various emerging areas of Telecom including IoT/M2M, AI/ML, Cyber Security and 5G & Beyond technologies. Read More

    Telecom Regulatory (TRAI) has issued following recommendations/consultation papers:

  • Consultation Paper on: Licensing Framework and Regulatory Mechanism for Submarine Cable Landing in India. Read More
  • Data Communication Services Between Aircraft and Ground Stations Provided by Organizations Other Than Airports Authority of India. Read More
  • Introduction of Calling Name Presentation (CNAP) in Telecommunication Networks. Read More
  • Recommendations on: ‘Renewal of Multi-System Operators (MSOs) Registration’. Read More
  • Spectrum Requirements of National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) for Train Control System for RRTS Corridors. Read More
  • Licensing framework for establishing and operating Satellite Earth Station Gateway (SESG). Read More
  • Use of street furniture for small cell and aerial fiber deployment.Read More


Make in India:

  • Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) is working on new industrial policy; proposes scheme for Made in India brand. Read More
  • Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) is working on an incentive scheme, with a likely financial outlay of around Rs 10,000 crore to Rs 12,000 crore (Euro 1.13b to 1.36b), to promote domestic manufacturing of high-end components that could go into products such as smartphones, servers and personal computers. Read More
  • Telecom dept constitutes four task forces to enhance telecom manufacturing in India. Read More
  • India has the potential to grow into a global supplier of renewable energy equipment: Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Textiles.Read More
  • Cabinet approves modifications in scheme for development of semiconductors and display manufacturing ecosystem. Read more
  • Department of Pharmaceuticals has revised the Guidelines of the PLI Scheme for Medical Devices. Read more



    • National Logistics Policy introduces Unified Logistics Interface Platform, Standardization, Monitoring framework and skill development for greater efficiency in logistics services. Read more/Download


Energy Efficiency & Environment including circular economy:

  • Strategy for future must be to prioritise sustainable and energy-efficient infrastructure: Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs and Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas. Read More
  • MoHUA set to provide fillip to Indian startups in the sanitation and waste management sector. Read More
  • Railway ministry rolls out energy efficiency plan to meet 2030 net-zero target. Read more


R&D and Innovation:

  • India is world’s fastest growing innovation ecosystem: Minister of State for Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Electronics, and Information Technology. Read more
  • 768 entities have registered on Indian Railway Innovation Portal to participate in Innovation Challenges. Read more
  • EU-India InnoCenter brings 20 Innovative Tech Startups to Indian Market. Read more
  • NITI Aayog released India Innovation Index 2021. Read more



  • India and Finland agree to carry cooperation between the two countries to a new level and enhance partnership in areas such as Digital Partnership in Future ICT, Future Mobile Technologies and Digital Education.Read More
  • India, Sweden collaborates for sustainable future via innovation projects and on reaching green energy targets. Read More
  • India-EU FTA talks focus on data flow, privacy, fourth round of talks likely in March 2023. Read more


Invest India

  • The cumulative FDI equity inflow in the electronics industry is $3,679.81 million during April 2000 to June 2022. Read more
    • Cabinet approves National Logistics Policy for ‘tech-enabled’ ecosystem. Read more


Reports & Publications:

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    • India requires $300 billion investments to achieve 500GW goal by 2030: Study. Read more/Download
    • 5G expected to power up to 2% of India’s GDP by 2030: Report Read more/Download
    • Indian telcos need to rapidly build 5G coverage to ensure monetization: Ericsson. Read more/Download
    • India has the potential to become a world leader in production of electric vehicles: Berkeley Research. Read more/Download
    • India must utilize biomass, incentivize generators for Green Hydrogen generation: Report. Read more/Download
    • India must invest $55 billion p.a. in urban infra to meet needs of growing population: World Bank report. Read more/Download
    • SIM Card Replacement Guidelines to Arrive Soon: Report Read more


    Any Other Important Update:

    • Government has notified extension of the Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) 2015-2020 till March 31, 2022.Read more
      • Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has notified the Medical Devices (Draft Amendment) Rules, 2022 to amend the Medical Device Rules, 2017 further. Read more