Indian Government: News

The Government of India acts as the executive, legislative and judicial authority of the Republic of India. Created by the Constitution of India, it is located in New Delhi, India. The main powers are exercised by the Prime Minister, the Supreme Court and the Constitution in Parliament. It consists of two houses in the legislative branch, the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha.

18 Jun 2024

Business

India's FY25 advance tax collection surges 27% to ₹1.48L crore

The Indian government has reported a significant rise of 27.6% in advance tax collection for the current financial year up to June 15, reaching ₹1.48 lakh crore.

17 Jun 2024

Space News

IN-SPACe announces pre-incubation program for space startups

The Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre (IN-SPACe) has launched a pre-incubation entrepreneurship development program.

17 Jun 2024

Narendra Modi

India's Budget 2024: Centre considers lowering personal tax rate

The Indian government is considering a reduction in personal tax rates for certain income groups, aiming to stimulate consumption in Asia's third-largest economy, according to two government sources who spoke to Reuters.

17 Jun 2024

India

New fuel efficiency norms may hike car prices in India

The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) in India has proposed new Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency (CAFE) rules, which could lead to a rise in car prices.

16 Jun 2024

GST

Indian auto industry seeks lower GST on eco-friendly two-wheelers

India's automotive sector is requesting the government to reduce the goods and services tax (GST), on environmentally friendly two-wheeler technologies.

16 Jun 2024

Ashwini Vaishnaw

Centre to introduce 'digital by design' platform for data protection

The Indian government is planning to introduce a "digital by design" platform, to facilitate the implementation of the Digital Personal Data Protection Act (DPDPA).

10 Jun 2024

Xiaomi

Xiaomi India plans to boost local manufacturing, create Apple-like ecosystem

Xiaomi is preparing to celebrate a decade of operations in India next month.

07 Jun 2024

Canada

China, India threat to country's democracy, says Canada 

Canada has officially ranked India as the second largest foreign threat to its democracy, following China, according to a report by the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians (NSICOP).

29 May 2024

China

India considers restrictions on online gaming to tackle addiction

The Indian government is contemplating the introduction of stringent regulations on online gaming, including time and expenditure limits.

29 May 2024

Electric Cars

Centre to announce ₹10,000cr FAME 3 EV scheme by August 

The Indian government is preparing to launch the third phase of its electric vehicle (EV) incentive scheme, called FAME (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles).

28 May 2024

Canada

Indian government to enhance workers' skills for overseas job opportunities

The Indian government is planning a significant skill upgrade for its professional workforce.

RBI approves ₹2.11 lakh crore dividend to government for FY24

The Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) Central Board of Directors has approved a record surplus transfer of ₹2,10,874 crore to the government for the financial year 2023-24.

India's telecom department initiates trials for caller-name display service

In a move to counteract spam calls, India's Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has instructed telecom companies to commence trials for a service to display caller names.

RBI may transfer ₹1 lakh crore dividend to Centre

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is predicted to transfer a substantial dividend, potentially around ₹1 lakh crore, to the Indian government.

19 May 2024

Electric Scooters

ARAI initiates crash tests on electric scooters in India

In a significant move, the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) has conducted three separate crash tests on electric two-wheelers.

19 May 2024

Elon Musk

Tesla maintaining silence on India strategy despite new EV policy

Despite the Indian government unveiling a new electric vehicle (EV) policy in March, Tesla has yet to disclose its plans for establishing a business in the country.

11 May 2024

Cybercrimes

Indian government websites have been compromised by online betting ads

A scam involving online betting advertisements embedded on several Indian government websites has been reported.

28 Apr 2024

India

India's reliance on Chinese industrial goods at all-time high

India's reliance on Chinese industrial goods, including telecom, machinery, and electronics, has significantly increased over the past 15 years.

Around 450 infrastructure projects encounter cost overruns of ₹5.55 trillion

An Indian government report has disclosed that 448 infrastructure projects, each with an investment of ₹150 crore or more, have experienced a cost overrun.

27 Apr 2024

Bangladesh

India to export 99,500 tons of onions to 6 countries

The Indian government has approved the export of 99,500 tons of onions to six neighboring countries.

Indian government allows standard TDS rates for PAN-Aadhaar-linked individuals 

The Indian government has permitted deductors to apply standard Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) rates for individuals, who have linked their PAN with Aadhaar by May 31, 2024.

21 Apr 2024

Climate Change

Over 50% of India's leading companies disclose carbon emissions: Report

In a stride toward India's net-zero emissions goal by 2070, a recent PwC India survey revealed that over half of the country's top 100 companies, are voluntarily reporting carbon emissions.

17 Apr 2024

NVIDIA

India negotiates with NVIDIA for GPUs to advance AI Mission

The Indian government is reportedly negotiating a deal with chip-manufacturing giant NVIDIA.

17 Apr 2024

Elon Musk

Musk to engage with space tech start-ups during India visit

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, is scheduled to meet with emerging space tech start-ups from India, during his visit to the country on April 22.

13 Apr 2024

Elon Musk

Elon Musk's Starlink could receive approval from Indian government soon

Elon Musk's satellite communications company, Starlink, is nearing approval from the Indian government for its license application.

09 Apr 2024

India

Indian government's 100-day plan may include new e-commerce policy

The Indian government's upcoming 100-day plan could feature the much-awaited e-commerce policy, as per Moneycontrol.

06 Apr 2024

China

Maldives thanks India for allowing limited essential exports amid tensions 

Maldivian Foreign Minister Moosa Zameer has publicly expressed gratitude to India for allowing the export of essential supplies to the Maldives for fiscal year 2024-25.

CGHS beneficiaries can now access health records via iOS app

The Indian government has introduced a new iOS app, 'myCGHS', aimed at improving healthcare services for Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) beneficiaries.

Indian government warns of data theft via public charging stations

Indian government has issued a public warning about the increasing prevalence of cyber scams, specifically targeting public phone charging stations.

01 Apr 2024

FAME II

EMPS 2024: India's new Rs. 500cr EV scheme starts today 

Indian government's new initiative, the Electric Mobility Promotion Scheme 2024 (EMPS 2024), aimed at promoting electric mobility across the nation, comes into force starting today.

31 Mar 2024

CIPLA

PLI schemes attract over Rs. 1L crore investments until December

Indian government data reveals that production-linked incentive (PLI) schemes across 14 sectors have attracted investments exceeding Rs. 1.06 lakh crore up to December 2023.

29 Mar 2024

India

India's April-February fiscal deficit covers 86.5% of FY24 target

India's fiscal deficit from April to February in FY24, has reached Rs. 15.01 lakh crore, marking approximately 86.5% of the annual target, according to recent data.

20 Mar 2024

Jammu

Why climate activist Sonam Wangchuk is on 'fast unto death'

Climate activist Sonam Wangchuk is on a fast unto death in freezing temperatures in Leh, Ladakh.

Indian government close to finalizing deep tech start-up policy

The Indian government is establishing a dedicated policy to foster the growth of deep technology start-ups, as per Rajesh Kumar Singh, Secretary of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

17 Mar 2024

India

India emerges as new toy manufacturing hub for global brands

India's toy industry has seen a significant surge between FY15 and FY23, with exports skyrocketing by 239% and imports dropping by 52%.

Centre revokes AI deployment approval requirement, raises concerns on deepfakes

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has rescinded its previous mandate requiring artificial intelligence (AI) models, large language models (LLMs), and algorithms to obtain explicit government permission before deployment.

15 Mar 2024

Electric Vehicles

India slashes EV import taxes, boosting Tesla's market entry plans

In a significant policy shift, the Indian government has decided to reduce import taxes on electric vehicles (EVs).

Centre bans 18 OTT platforms for 'vulgar content'

India's Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (I&B) has blocked 18 OTT platforms like Dreams Films, Voovi, and Yessma, on Thursday for "publishing obscene, vulgar, and, in some instances, pornographic content."

12 Mar 2024

Tejas

Tejas crash: Everything to know about India's indigenous fighter jet

Indian Air Force(IAF)'s Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas crashed near a student hostel in Jaisalmer on Tuesday, while on an operational training sortie.

10 Mar 2024

Foreign Investment

FPIs invest over Rs. 6,100cr in Indian equities in March

Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPI) inflows have demonstrated an upward trend in March so far compared to the preceding month.

India signs $100B trade deal with EFTA countries

India has inked a Trade and Economic Partnership Agreement (TEPA) with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), which includes Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland.

09 Mar 2024

Ashwini Vaishnaw

Ashwini Vaishnaw launches India's fastest router with 2.4tbps speed

India's Union Minister for Electronics and IT, Ashwini Vaishnaw, has unveiled the country's fastest router in Bengaluru.

06 Mar 2024

Stock Market

Centre to raise Rs. 2,200cr by offloading NLC India stake

The Indian government is set to sell up to a 7% stake in coal mining company NLC India, via an offer for sale (OFS) this week.

Using 'Chakshu' portal, you can curb online fraud: Here's how

The Indian government has launched a new 'Chakshu' portal as part of the Sanchar Saathi initiative.