Driverless cars take away jobs, won’t be allowed in India: Nitin Gadkari

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The future of driverless car in India looks bleak. Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said that the government will not allow driverless cars in India.

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Indian handset makers propose to deal in old Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes for mobile purchase

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Various industries are feeling the heat following government’s decision of demonitization of currency and the mobile phone market is no exception. Following a 50% drop in daily revenue, Indian handset makers have proposed the government to allow customers to buy mobile phones with the old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, according to a latest report from Economic Times.

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Government allows 100% FDI in retail trade, Apple stores to get a green signal

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The Government of India has made key changes to the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy by allowing 100% investment for retail trade and eight other sectors. This key change in the FDI policy will benefit Apple who has been striving to open it’s own retail stores in the country for a long time.

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Government puts Xiaomi’s application for single brand retail on hold

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Xiaomi had applied for single brand retail store license in India in March this year. Now a new report from Economic Times is stating that the Government has put company’s application on hold.
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DIPP panel recommends to exempt Apple from 30% sourcing condition for retail stores

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A government panel headed by Secretary of Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) headed by Ramesh Abhishek has recommended exempting iPhone and iPad maker Apple from mandatory local sourcing norms. Continue reading “DIPP panel recommends to exempt Apple from 30% sourcing condition for retail stores”

Government asks Google to submit fresh proposal for Project Loon: Report

Earlier this month, it was reported that Google is in talks with Indian telecom operators to pilot Project Loon. However, it looks like there will be further delay piloting this project in the country.

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Qualcomm launches Design in India Initiative in support of Government’s Make in India Vision

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Qualcomm announced the launch of a new Design in India Challenge in New Delhi. The initiative is being launched by Qualcomm to support the Government’s vision of Make in India.

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Blackberry to exit Pakistan – User privacy cited as the reason

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Blackberry was ordered by the Pakistani government to shutdown its operations in the country by November 30th. Since then, the order has been extended till the 30th of December after which Blackberry will exit the country.

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Government withdraws the Draft National Encryption Policy following public uproar

The government on Tuesday said it has instructed the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) to withdraw the controversial Draft Encryption Policy.

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Indian Government bans imports on mobile handsets with duplicate IMEI numbers

The Government of India has banned the imports of mobile handsets in the country with duplicate or fake unique identity numbers.

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BlackBerry enterprise security not compromised in India says RIM

Rumors have been spreading that Research In Motion, manufacturer of BlackBerry devices, is handing over encryption keys for its enterprise services to the Government of India. To set matters straight, the company has issued a statement claiming the contrary.


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