Make in India: News

16 Sep 2023

Indian Railways

Vande Bharat sleeper, metro trains coming soon: Everything to know

The Indian Railways (IR) is set to roll out its first version of sleeper coaches under the Vande Bharat Express project by March 2024, ANI reported.

10 Sep 2023

Amitabh Kant

'200 hours of negotiations': Hard work behind India's G20 consensus

India's G20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant and his team have been lauded for their efforts in helping the country secure a 100% consensus on the New Delhi declaration on the first day of the G20 Summit despite contentious issues.

14 Aug 2023


India becomes second-largest mobile manufacturer; production crosses 2 billion

The 'Make in India' initiative has played a pivotal role in the growth of India's mobile phone industry.

10 Jul 2023

Narendra Modi

India to procure 26 Rafale-M fighters, attack submarines from France 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is reportedly set to sign a new defense deal with French President Emmanuel Macron during his France visit on Thursday.

21 May 2023


'Vande Metros' to replace Mumbai local trains soon: Report 

The local trains of Mumbai, Maharashtra, also known as "Mumbai locals," will soon be replaced with fast and modern trains.

17 Apr 2023


India's National Policy on Biofuels and how it affects you

To reduce the dependence on fuel imports and to boost employment in India, the Centre formulated the National Policy on Biofuels in 2018.

13 Feb 2023

Narendra Modi

PM inaugurates Aero India-2023; says it reflects India's new strength

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 14th edition of Aero India in Bengaluru on Monday.

26 Jan 2023

Republic Day

Republic Day: Made-in-India weapons systems flaunted at parade

On the occasion of the 74th Republic Day of India, the armed forces displayed the country's indigenously manufactured hi-tech equipment.

11 Nov 2022


PM flags off South India's 1st Mysuru-Chennai Vande Bharat train

Southern India got its first and country's fifth semi-high-speed Vande Bharat train.

28 Oct 2022

Vladimir Putin

Modi true patriot, can pursue independent foreign policy: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday praised India's "independent" foreign policy and called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a true patriot.

12 Oct 2022

Vande Bharat Express

Delhi-Chandigarh in under 3 hours, courtesy 4th Vande Bharat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to flag off the fourth Vande Bharat Express train on Thursday, set to run between Himachal Pradesh's Una and Delhi.

08 Oct 2022

Indian Air Force

Amid weapon shortage, IAF gets new weapon system branch

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is expected to get a new boost, thanks to the approval of a new weapon systems (WS) branch.

26 Sep 2022

iPhone 14

Apple begins production of iPhone 14 in India

Apple has started manufacturing the iPhone 14 in India. The device will be shipped from the Foxconn facility located in Chennai.

08 Sep 2022

Narendra Modi

Defense forces running out of weapons, courtesy 'Make In India'

In a shocking development, a new report claims that India's defense forces are 'running out of weapons' due to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' policy.

16 Mar 2022


'Made in India' iPhone 13 likely to arrive in April

Seven months after it was introduced in India and other markets, Apple is likely to start manufacturing the iPhone 13 at the Foxconn plant in Sriperumbudur near Chennai from April, according to Business Standard.

11 Jan 2022

Narendra Modi

Government to prioritize Indian defense manufacturers over import projects: Report

The central government will reportedly review all major defense import projects under the "Buy Global" category in a push for the Atmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India) initiative.

21 Jun 2021


Samsung shifts its display manufacturing facility from China to Noida

South Korean electronics giant Samsung has successfully shifted its display manufacturing facilities from China to Noida in Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh, all thanks to India's industry-friendly policies.

02 Apr 2021


Government will give $1 billion to chip-makers manufacturing in India

The government of India will offer more than $1 billion in cash to every company that sets up a semiconductor manufacturing unit in the country.

26 Feb 2021


Xiaomi ramps up local production of smartphones and smart TVs

In a virtual briefing on Thursday, Chinese conglomerate Xiaomi announced that it is expanding manufacturing for smartphones and smart TVs in India.

12 Feb 2021


Bolkar App: A voice based Quora alternative for non-English speakers

Bolkar means 'speaking' in Hindi. Bolkar App enables native speakers of Hindi and Bengali to share their knowledge. The crowdsourced question-answer platform is aimed at people from tier-3 and tier-4 towns of India who aren't conversant with English.

02 Feb 2021

Aero India

Aero India takes off on February 3 amidst COVID-19

The country's premier aerospace and defense exhibition, Aero India 2021, takes off in Bengaluru on Wednesday amidst the COVID-19 pandemic with buzz around "Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan" and "Make in India" push.

28 Jan 2021

Narendra Modi

Webley & Scott to launch 'Made in India' revolvers

The home-grown revolver of Webley & Scott, the renowned British firearms company, is being manufactured in Hardoi town of Uttar Pradesh under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Make in India initiative.

13 Oct 2020

Akshay Kumar

Cow dung chip, providing "protection from radiation," unveiled by government

In a bizarre turn of events, Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog (RKA) Chairman Vallabhbhai Kathiria unveiled a chip made of cow dung on Monday announcing that it reduces harmful radiations from mobiles.

25 Aug 2020


Now, Apple's iPhone SE 2020 is 'Made in India'

In a major development, Apple has started making iPhone SE 2020 locally in India.

30 Jul 2020


India Buy Local, your one-stop shop for all things Indian

In the wake of the deadly clash with China, India's call for "vocal for local" has grown stronger than ever.

10 Dec 2019


Make in India to Rape in India: Congress slams PM

The flurry of rape cases in India and the stoic silence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi resonated in the Parliament on Tuesday, with Congress seeking answers.

23 Sep 2019

NITI Aayog

Vegan eggs, waterless shampoo steal attention at IIT-Delhi's Industry Day

On Saturday, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, observed its third edition of the annual Industry Day event.

20 Sep 2019

Narendra Modi

India Inc. welcomes Sitharaman's tax announcement, Modi calls it historic

The effect of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's massive announcement was seen instantly as markets rejoiced on Friday.

17 Feb 2019

Narendra Modi

After breakdown, Train 18 commences its maiden commercial run

A day after it broke down on its way to Delhi from Varanasi, India's first indigenously-built semi-high speed train, Train 18, recently christened Vande Bharat Express, began its maiden commercial journey on Sunday.

Just a day after launch, Train 18 breaks down

A day after it was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vande Bharat Express (which is popularly known as Train 18), broke down on Friday.

27 Jan 2019


Rs. 150cr tender floated to produce first 'Make-In-India' metro coach

The Modern Coach Factory (MCF) has floated a Rs. 150 crore tender to buy technology and expertise to produce railways' first 'Make in India' international standard coaches for metro trains by 2021, according to sources.

20 Jan 2019

Lalu Prasad Yadav

Chai in kulhad to make a comeback at railway stations

Having been elbowed out by the more utilitarian plastic and paper cups over the years at railway stations, 'kulhads', which were introduced by former Railway Minister Lalu Prasad 15 years ago, are all set to make a comeback at catering units.

18 Jan 2019

Narendra Modi

7,000 apply for 13 canteen waiter posts in Maharashtra secretariat

As many as 7,000 persons, mostly graduates, had applied for 13 vacant posts of canteen waiters in Mantralaya, the Maharashtra secretariat, an official said today.

29 Oct 2018

Indian Railways

Shatabdi's successor, India's fastest-train called Train 18, to roll-out today

The first indigenously build semi high-speed train is expected to roll out of Chennai's Integral Coach Factory (ICF) on Monday.

16 Oct 2018


'Make in India' seems to have become 'Assemble in India'

Narendra Modi's ambitious election promise to transform India into a manufacturing hub through the flagship 'Make in India' program has yet to bear fruit.

05 Oct 2018


Varun on 'Sui Dhaaga' success: My career has been funny

Varun Dhawan's latest release 'Sui Dhaaga' has done an incredible business at the box office.

01 Oct 2018

Anushka Sharma

'Sui Dhaaga' witnesses exceptional growth; Varun thanks audience for support

Varun Dhawan's 'Sui Dhaaga' has got the cash registers ringing since day one.

23 Sep 2018

Narendra Modi

Rafale-deal: Government's defense and opposition's attacks make political discourse ugly

The bombshell, which former French President Francois Hollande dropped about the Rafale deal, has snowballed into a full-blown political controversy, with the opposition demanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's resignation and Centre denying all charges.

22 Sep 2018

Narendra Modi

Rafale-deal: Hollande's bombshell catches BJP in crossfire, opposition strengthens attack

Comments of France former President Francois Hollande that Indian government proposed Anil Ambani's Reliance Defence as its partner in the multi-million dollar Rafale deal has caught the Narendra Modi led Centre in a crossfire, with the opposition demanding his resignation.

04 Sep 2018


Anushka Sharma to venture into producing television ads

Anushka Sharma is on a roll these days, especially on professional front. The lady, who has proved her mettle in acting, has also turned out to be a successful film producer.

20 Jul 2018


Railways to have 100% bio-toilets by 2019, says Piyush Goyal

Indian Railways will have 100% bio-toilets by next year that will make tracks safe and eliminate defecation on the rail lines, which is not only unhygienic but affects rail safety because the uric acid damages them, causing accidents, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said today.

15 Jul 2018


Elon Musk might visit India in early 2019

If his tweets are to be believed, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is slated to visit India soon.

27 May 2018


IIT-Kanpur signs Rs. 15cr MoU to develop VTOL aircraft prototypes

The Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur has signed a Rs. 15 crore-Memorandum of Understanding to develop prototypes for self-piloted vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft.

21 May 2018


#WelcomeHomeTarini: All women-crew return after circumnavigating globe in 254 days

An all-woman crew of Indian Navy reached Goa on Monday after circumnavigating the globe in 254 days, achieving a feat that is bound to make all Indians proud.

10 May 2018


Indian defense procurement system is a mess: Report

Latest defense ministry report has ridiculed the Indian weapons-buying system for being inflicted with "multiple decision-heads, duplication of processes.....delayed execution, no real-time monitoring, no project-based approach and a tendency to fault-find rather than to facilitate."

09 Apr 2018


Make in India: Xiaomi opens new smartphone plants in India

Furthering its commitment to 'Make in India' initiative, Xiaomi has announced the opening of three new smartphone factories in India.

04 Apr 2018


India becomes world's second largest mobile phone manufacturer: ICA

Only behind China, India has replaced Vietnam to become the second largest mobile phone manufacturer in 2017, Indian Cellular Association President Pankaj Mohindroo informed Union ministers Manoj Sinha and Ravi Shankar Prasad.

29 Mar 2018


Unemployment's ugly side: 1 lakh Railways jobs, 2 crore applicants

The Indian Railways have confirmed that they have received 2 crore applications for 1 lakh job openings. The number is expected to increase further as the last day to submit applications is March 31.

21 Mar 2018


Indians would rather work at Paytm than Google: LinkedIn report

According to a new report by professional social network LinkedIn, Indians prefer to work at home-grown mobile internet companies like Paytm instead of global tech giants like Google.

20 Feb 2018


Maharashtra signs Rs. 35,000cr deal with India's first individual aircraft-maker

The Maharashtra government has inked a Rs. 35,000cr deal with India's first individual aircraft maker Amol Yadav to set up an indigenous factory in Palghar.

18 Feb 2018


PM Modi inaugurates Global Investors' Summit in Maharashtra

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Global Investors' Summit at the 'Magnetic Maharashtra: Convergence 2018' conference at the MMRDA grounds in Mumbai's Bandra Kurla complex.

22 Jan 2018


Two new high-speed trains to replace Rajdhani, Shatabdi soon

Indian Railways is reportedly gearing up to introduce two new high-speed trains -operating at a speed of 176 kmph- even before the launch of India's first bullet train project.

18 Jan 2018


'Japan has upper hand in bullet train deals'

One would assume that PM Narendra Modi's pet bullet train project would benefit India in terms of manufacturing and employment. This is especially because he has consistently been pushing for 'Make in India.'

08 Jan 2018

South Korea

#DefenseDiaries: Government scraps Rs. 32,000 crore minesweeper project

The government of India has cancelled a Rs. 32,000crore project to build 12 minesweepers, in collaboration with South Korea, at the Goa Shipyard.

04 Dec 2017


Freedom-251 maker asks for govt's help, promises delivery soon

Mohit Goel, director of the firm behind world's cheapest smartphone, Freedom 251 phone, is back in news.

22 Nov 2017


Trump's 'America First', Modi's 'Make-in-India' not mutually exclusive: Ivanka

US President Donald Trump's advisor Ivanka Trump is on her maiden visit to India for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2017.

31 Oct 2017


Make in India: How has the defense sector fared?

"Make in India," the Modi government's flagship initiative to boost domestic manufacturing was touted to usher in a new era for domestic defense production.

13 Oct 2017


How red tape killed this pilot's 'Make in India' dream

Amol Yadav, a Mumbai-based pilot, built a six-seater aircraft on the terrace of his home.

03 Oct 2017


Make in India? When it comes to smartphones, not yet

India's goal of becoming a smartphone-making hub has hit a major roadblock due to lack of skilled labor and component makers.

19 Sep 2017


US defense firms oppose technology transfer in Make in India

US defense firms have sought assurances from the Indian government that they won't have to share proprietary technology if they manufacture sophisticated weapons in the country.

19 Sep 2017

Narendra Modi

Vallabhbhai Patel's statue one of the fastest structures ever built

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's 'Statue of Unity' in Gujarat is one of the fastest structures to be constructed.

17 Aug 2017

Nitish Kumar

BJP won't be seen anywhere if opposition unites: Rahul Gandhi

At a New Delhi conclave, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi urged opposition parties to join hands to defeat the BJP.

02 Aug 2017


Apple's "Make in India" hub calls for policy change

The Cupertino-based tech giant has been asking the NDA government to provide tax breaks to its suppliers if India intends to become a manufacturing hub for iPhones and its components.

04 Jul 2017


Foxconn will invest Rs. 32,000cr in its Indian expansion plans

Foxconn is ready to invest up to Rs. 32,000cr in India to make it a parallel manufacturing hub to China.

28 Jun 2017


Modi makes a business pitch that American businesses can't refuse

Modi's first US tour under Trump regime had him woo investors and then in the role reversal, get wooed.

27 Jun 2017


GST Rollout: 10% duty to be levied on imported smartphones

Under the new GST regime which will kick in from 1st July, the government announced that it would slap a customs duty of at least 10% on imported smartphones.

22 Jun 2017


Army rejects 'Made in India' rifles, calls them unreliable

In a blow to 'Make in India', the army has reviewed a desi rifle, intended to replace the 1988 INSAS rifles, and found it "unreliable".

22 Jun 2017


Come, 'Make in India': Arun Jaitley to Russian defence firms

Speaking at the Technoprom-2017 conference in Novosibirsk, Union defence minister Arun Jaitley invited Russian companies to collaborate with Indian companies to jointly produce weapon systems and military platforms under 'Make in India.'

18 May 2017


Apple's "Made in India" phones will become available very soon

Apple, which has been haggling with the Indian government for some time now to get preferential benefits, has finally settled down.

16 May 2017


"Make in India" slowly picking up momentum, yielding results

Modi's much-touted "Make in India" initiative is reportedly yielding positive results.

14 May 2017


"Buy in India" to bolster Modi's "Make in India" initiative

Narendra Modi had his fair share of wins with the "Make in India" policy and is now going to usher "Buy in India" to safeguard the interest of Indian enterprises.

14 Apr 2017


Make in India: UK offers India defence technology for weapons

The United Kingdom has offered India cutting-edge defence technology for co-producing weapon systems to jointly become the "world beaters" in arms exports.

14 Apr 2017


AIF threshold ceiling to be lowered for bolstering start-ups

Narayana Murthy-led SEBI committee is set to propose lowering of investment threshold limit when it comes to Alternative Investment Funding (AIFs).

16 Feb 2017

Narendra Modi

Mahindra and Segnere SAS to manufacture airframes together

Mahindra Aerostructures, an arm of Mahindra Group, has forged an agreement with french company Segnere SAS to collaborate on airframe manufacturing.

13 Jan 2017


Apple's plans of setting up a manufacturing plant in India

Apple, the world's most valuable company, is in the process of negotiating terms with India for setting up a manufacturing plant.

12 Nov 2016


India-Israel defence deals and technology transfers next week

Israeli President, Reuven Rivlin, will be visiting India in the coming week.