Government notifies three incentives schemes worth Rs 48,000 crore for electronics manufacturing push
For domestic mobile phone companies, the investment threshold is Rs. 200 crore over four years and sales criteria is Rs. 5000 crore in five years and for components it is Rs. 100 crore for 4 years and Rs. 600 crore of sales in 5 years.
Covid-19: Samsung, LG to provide preventive kits, other electronic products to hospitals in India
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IISc engineers begin work on ventilator prototype
The IISc team is building a prototype of an electro-mechanical ventilator using components ...
Efforts on to line up e-commerce & data laws
The commerce ministry, which is giving final shape to the much-awaited e-commerce policy, is soon expected to provide recommendations related to the governance of data to the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY), which is looking to regulate personal as well as non-personal data.
Appliances, consumer electronic makers assist customers virtually amid lockdown
Appliances and consumer electronics makers are using social media platforms and other online tools to reach their customers, who are facing problems with products amid the lockdown.
Automobile manufacturers asked to make ventilators: Health Ministry
The Ministry of health has already asked the Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), a public sector undertaking under the Ministry of Defence, to manufacture 30,000 ventilators in the next two months in collaboration with local manufacturers, the ministry said. Agva Healthcare, Noida has also been given an order to manufacture 10,000 ventilators within a month.
Coming soon to India, robots that sanitise hospitals, deliver food and help fight Covid-19
The robots deliver medicine to patients and measure their temperature.
Health Ministry clears decks for ventilator procurement
The government is expected to procure 30,000 additional ventilators from Bharat Electronics, which is manufacturing a new model of the mechanical breathing device along with Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Motors and Karnataka-based Skanray.
H-1B electronic registration process completed, says USCIS
The petitions were randomly selected from the registrations submitted properly and petitioners will be notified no later than March 31, 2020, that they are eligible to file an H-1B cap-subject petition for the beneficiary named in the applicable selected registration.
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Coronavirus: TVS Electronics halts manufacturing operations till March 31
On the impact of the outbreak, the company said: "COVID-19 has affected the supply of some components to our manufacturing facilities and volume of business in 'Servicetec' segment. This is likely to impact our planned production and volume of business in excess of 10 per cent for the month of March."
Amid spike in coronavirus cases, India boosts capacity for tougher challenges ahead
Even though the Health Ministry and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) have been insisting that there is "no solid evidence" of community transmission so far, the government has started scaling up health infrastructure to deal with any situation.
Covid-19: Handset manufacturers stare at upto Rs 15,000 cr production loss amid lockdown
Foxconn, Flex and Wistron, which together make the bulk of the smartphones sold in India, are closing operations, government and industry officials said.
Mobile phone makers seek rollback of GST increase
In a recent letter to finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, the Indian Cellular & Electronics Association (ICEA) said the hike in the GST rate to 18% effective April 1 from 12% would “draw out Rs 15,000 crore from the ecosystem and devastate the retail sector already under attack from Covid-19" and further impact 80 crore consumers at a time when their spending capacity could come under pressure.
India to soon participate in WHO 'solidarity trial' for developing potential COVID-19 drugs: Government
"We are soon likely to participate in the WHO solidarity trial for developing potential drugs for COVID-19. Earlier we did not do it because our numbers were small and our contribution would have looked minuscule," Raman R Gangakhedkar, Head of Epidemiology and Communicable diseases at ICMR, said.
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