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INDIAN IT IN NUMBERS 
(Updated  July 5, 2022
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Total no. of  phone subscriptions: 1.165 billion (1165 million)
Mobiles:    1140 million    Landlines: 25 million 
Broadband Internet users:    800 million  including  mobile Internet 775 million
and wired broadband 20 million.  

TV owning houses: 210 million  
DTH operators: 6;     Private TV channel  900
NEW! Smart Homes in India study July 2022
India Media and Entertainment report 2022- PwC 
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Vision Document for the electronics sector January 2022

India semiconductor  notified  (December 2021)
 Indian Drone Rules notified  August 25 2021
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  Compliance Mandates in IT Rules 2021, not good for doing business in India, suggests AIMAI study
New Delhi, July 6, 2022: More than 85% percent of intermediaries, surveyed during a recent study, feel that compliance mandates envisaged in Part II of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines & Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, introduced by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) in February last year, would lead to overwhelming economic repercussions and negatively impact their ease-of-doing-business. ....
After years of adhering to global tech standards, India finally crafts one for the world: Why this matters
We had reported  the bare announcement of the new IEEE standard  on June 28. Here is a broader analysis with an expert's comment and  news of another standard being helmed in India. This material  appeared earlier today in Swarajyamag By Anand Parthasarathy Bangalore, July 5 2022: Broadband networks, Wi-Fi hotspots, mobile phone generations: 3G, 4G, 5G, audio jacks on hand phones, those ubiquitous USB connector, the reason your voice or data network works no matter what device you use -- wherever in the world you are -- is because of global standards adhered to by all manufacturers. ....
States ranked for their support to startup ecosystem
July 5 2022: The results of the third edition of Ranking of States on Support to Startup Ecosystems  have been released by the  Ministry of Commerce and Industry. ...
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New Delhi, July 3 2022:   India’s first  nonprofit Food & Agri Tech platform, ThinkAg along with  the leading voice of the plant science industry in India-- CropLife India – has organized an Industry round table: “AgLab” - Connecting Innovators with Corporates - Drone Applications in Agriculture & Crop Protection”, bringing together all stakeholders of the Agriculture Drone ecosystem together. ...
 


 
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PlayLearn Foundation conducts STEM workshop for needy kids
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Amadeus to power Air India's passenger service platform
July 6 2022: The Tata Group  which recently acquired Air India has selected  Amadeus to power its passenger service platform. Air India is implementing the full Amadeus Altéa PSS suite, including components ranging from revenue management, revenue accounting, retailing, and merchandising, website, mobile and frequent flyer program management. ....
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Garmin brings world-first GPS solar watch to India
New Delhi, July 4 2022:  Garmin has launched the  world’s first dedicated GPS running smartwatch with solar charging, Forerunner 955 Solar in India.   It has also launched the GPS running smartwatch Forerunner 255 series. The Forerunner 955 Solar,  features the Power Glass solar charging lens and  gives athletes up to 20 days of battery life in smartwatch mode and up to 49 hours in GPS mode. ....
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New Delhi, June 13, 2022: Flexnest, a leading D2C fitness startup  has announced the launch of India’s 1st Smart, Connect Elliptical Cross Trainer, Flextrainer+. The new Flextrainer connects wirelessly to Android and iOS tablets and phones, and provides trainers from India and Dubai to help you along your fitness journey. ....
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  CII honours Ashok Soota with Quality Ratna award
July 4,2022: Ashok Soota, Executive Chairman, Happiest Minds Technologies  has been conferred the  CII Quality Ratna Award 2021 during the 21st CII IQ Anniversary Programme,  last week. The Annual CII Quality Ratna Award constituted in the year 2019 is in recognition of outstanding leadership, contribution, and distinguished service to the Quality Movement in India. ....
Keshav Goel is CFO at Ozonetel
June 14 2022: Ozonetel, India’s leading provider of full-stack call centre solutions, has announced the appointment of Keshav Goel as its Chief Financial Officer. Goel comes with over two decades of leadership experience across various finance verticals and will lead the corporate finance function at Ozonetel. ....
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Twitter has sued the Indian government to challenge some of the block orders on tweets and accounts, further escalating the tension in the key overseas market. In its lawsuit, filed Tuesday in the Karnataka High Court in Bengaluru, Twitter alleges that New Delhi had abused its power by ordering it to arbitrarily and disproportionately remove several tweets from its platform. Additionally, some block orders “pertain to political content that is posted by official handles of political parties,” Twitter said in the lawsuit. TechCrunch  July 5 2022

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