Government policies

Govt reopens PLI scheme for white goods to benefit more investors

Govt reopens PLI scheme for white goods to benefit more investors

15 Jul 2024

Government has reopened the application window for the production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme for white goods (ACs and LED lights) in order to allow more investors to benefit from the scheme

India’s telecom equipment sales cross Rs50,000 crore with PLI scheme

13 Jul 2024

Domestic manufacturing and sales of telecom equipment in the country achieved a milestone of  Rs50,000 crore with the implementation of the production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme.

Maharashtra govt abandons Metro-1 buy-out plan,  to resolve debt crisis

Maharashtra govt abandons Metro-1 buy-out plan, to resolve debt crisis

10 Jul 2024

The Maharashtra government has abandoned its decision to acquire Mumbai Metro One Private Ltd (MMOPL) and directed Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA)

DoT mops up Rs11,340 cr through auction of left over spectrum, licence renewal

DoT mops up Rs11,340 cr through auction of left over spectrum, licence renewal

29 Jun 2024

Department of Telecom has raised Rs11,340 crore revenue through auction of a total of 141.4 MHz of unsold spectrum from the previous auction and renewal of expiring spectrum licence in June 2024.

Ministry of textiles approves Startups scheme for technical textiles

Ministry of textiles approves Startups scheme for technical textiles

17 Jun 2024

The union ministry of textiles has approved a scheme of financial support for startups in technical textiles by promoting innovation and transformative development in order to make the industry sustainable.

DPIIT organises workshop with Flipkart and Indian toy industry

DPIIT organises workshop with Flipkart and Indian toy industry

12 Jun 2024

Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) on Wednesday orgainised a workshop with e-commerce major Flipkart and representatives of India toy industry

CSC signs MoU to convert 10,000 FPOs into CSCs

09 Jun 2024

The Special Purpose Vehicle created for setting up Common Service Centres (CSCs) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU)

SECI invites bidders for green ammonia production

SECI invites bidders for green ammonia production

08 Jun 2024

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued Request for Selection (RfS) of ammonia producers under the Strategic Interventions for Green Hydrogen Transition (SIGHT)

Govt moves to build capacity for design, entrepreneurship and medical technology

08 May 2024

Government of India today launched two separate programmes for building human capital – a design and entrepreneurship programme in collaboration with industry and higher educational institutions and another aimed at bolstering the burgeoning medical technology sector.

N-power key to India achieving net-zero emission level: IIM report

N-power key to India achieving net-zero emission level: IIM report

05 Apr 2024

Decarbonisation of India’s economy to net-zero level by the year 2070 would require substantial addition of nuclear power and renewable energy generation capacity.

Govt e-marketplace GeM onboards over 2 m sellers, records Rs4-cr turnover

Govt e-marketplace GeM onboards over 2 m sellers, records Rs4-cr turnover

01 Apr 2024

Government e-marketplace (GeM) has onboarded 2.1 million sellers and doubled its turnover (gross merchandise value) as of end-March 2024, doubling the GVM year-on-year.

India kicks off work on 3 semiconductor factories

India kicks off work on 3 semiconductor factories

14 Mar 2024

India on Wednesday ushered in its `Techade’ with Prime Minister Narendra Modi laying foundation stones for three semiconductor factories, involving a combined investment of Rs1.25 lakh crore.

Govt revamps technology upgradation scheme for pharma sector

Govt revamps technology upgradation scheme for pharma sector

13 Mar 2024

The union government on Monday announced a revamped scheme of assistance for technology upgradation in the pharmaceuticals sector – a move aimed at ensuring that Indian industries are on par with global standards.

India to build a 10,000+ GPU supercomputer for AI modelling

India to build a 10,000+ GPU supercomputer for AI modelling

12 Mar 2024

Government of India has proposed to build a supercomputer of 10,000 GPU or more capacity as part of its plan to develop the necessary infrastructure for a self-sufficient AI eco-system in the country.

India, 4-nation EFTA sign Trade and Economic Partnership Agreement

India, 4-nation EFTA sign Trade and Economic Partnership Agreement

11 Mar 2024

India on Sunday signed a Trade and Economic Partnership Agreement (TEPA) with the four-nation European Free Trade Association (EFTA) comprising Switzerland, Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein.

DoT to start spectrum auction in 8 bands on 20 May

DoT to start spectrum auction in 8 bands on 20 May

09 Mar 2024

Department of Telecom (DoT) has invited applications for award of telecom spectrum for eight bands, initiating the process of spectrum auction.

Govt announces Rs100 per cylinder cut in LPG prices on Women's Day

Govt announces Rs100 per cylinder cut in LPG prices on Women's Day

08 Mar 2024

The central government has announced a Rs100 per cylinder reduction in the price of cooking gas (LPG), in a move that will benefit over 100 million households across the country.

Govt reviews FDI policy on space sector

Govt reviews FDI policy on space sector

07 Mar 2024

The Government of India has amended the extant Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy in order to open up the on space sector for overseas investors.

BHEL secures NTPC order for Rs9,500-cr super thermal project

BHEL secures NTPC order for Rs9,500-cr super thermal project

06 Mar 2024

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) has won a Rs9,500 crore order from NTPC Ltd for setting up Stage III of the Singrauli Super Thermal Power Project in Sonebhadra district of Uttar Pradesh.

Defence ministry approves Rs39,126-cr contract for domestic equipment makers

Defence ministry approves Rs39,126-cr contract for domestic equipment makers

05 Mar 2024

The defence ministry on Friday signed five major contracts with local defence equipment manufacturers for capital acquisition worth a total Rs39,125.39 crore, as part of the government’s `Make-in-India’ initiative.

Grand Indian textile expo Bharat Tex 2024 opens in New Delhi

Grand Indian textile expo Bharat Tex 2024 opens in New Delhi

27 Feb 2024

Bharat Tex, India’s largest global textile exhibition, opened in New Delhi on Monday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 4-day event that will showcase the country’s vibrant textile sector in all its splendor.

Centre amends Electricity Rules to empower consumer

Centre amends Electricity Rules to empower consumer

26 Feb 2024

The centre has brought about changes in the rules regarding distribution and consumption of electricity by amendments to the Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules, 2020, in a bid to empower consumers.

NTPC Renewable Energy, SJVN add 120 MW to India’s renewable power capacity

NTPC Renewable Energy, SJVN add 120 MW to India’s renewable power capacity

26 Feb 2024

Central public sector undertakings NTPC Renewable Energy Ltd and SJVN Limited on Friday announced the commissioning of two renewable power projects with a total generating capacity of 120 MW

MeitY ropes in Microsoft, iCreate to bolster India’s AI start-up ecosystem

MeitY ropes in Microsoft, iCreate to bolster India’s AI start-up ecosystem

23 Feb 2024

Microsoft and iCreate on Wednesday announced the launch of the iCreate-Microsoft programme for Emerging Leaders in Artificial Intelligence (iMPEL-AI), a joint initiative with the ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY), to help India’s AI innovators create marketable solutions to emerging needs.

PFRDA notifies amendments to National Pension System Trust and Pension Fund regulations

PFRDA notifies amendments to National Pension System Trust and Pension Fund regulations

22 Feb 2024

The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has notified the amendments to the regulations governing the National Pension System Trust and the Pension Funds

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