RISING COVID-19 CASES: Is India’s lock-down a total failure?

The first case of COVID-19 in India was reported 67 days ago on January 30 in Kerala. It was only after 55 days that India imposed a countrywide lockdown to prevent the virus from spreading. In those 55 days, the Coronavirus infected around 500 people — at an average rate of 9 new infections per […]

CII advices caution in implementing Preferential Market Access for medical equipment

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), India’s biggest association of companies, has urged the government of India not to implement a Preferential Market Access for medical equipment without first setting the groundwork for promoting a components and ancillary industry in the country. It said that merely mandating local sourcing norms without helping the local industry […]

DoT rule may keep spectrum swapping out of reach of certain operators

The Department of Telecom is unlikely to allow all telecom operators to conduct spectrum swapping, and permit only those players who hold only auctioned spectrum to do so. This move is likely to severely restrict the benefits and applicability of spectrum swapping as ‘subsidized spectrum’ allocated in earlier years is lying co-mingled with newer auctioned […]

What’s the fuss about, asks industry group

Industry association ASSOCHAM, which has members from most of the big industrial groups in India, today said the opaque nature of decision making in India should be done away with to prevent incidents like the latest ‘corporate espionage’ involving top industrial houses in India. In a statement, the association said: “One fails to understand what […]