Make in India: News

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.

01 Aug 2017


Flipkart launches budget brand 'Billion' for desi sellers and customers

Flipkart has launched 'Billion'- a 'Make-in-India'-inspired initiative that will partner with Indian sellers to cater to Indian customers.

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.