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Tag: Made In India

Smartphones Made in India? Manufacturing Ambition Hits Hurdles
INDIA

Smartphones Made in India? Manufacturing Ambition Hits Hurdles

India’s ambitions to become a smartphone-making powerhouse are foundering over a lack of skilled labour and part suppliers along with a complex tax regime, industry executives say. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has championed a manufacturing drive, under the slogan ‘Make in India’, to boost the sluggish economy and create millions of jobs. Among the headline-grabbing details was a plan to eventually make Apple iPhones in India. Three years on, as executives and bureaucrats crowded into a Delhi convention centre for an inaugural mobile congress last week, India has managed only to assemble phones from imported components. While contract manufacturers such as iPhone-maker Foxconn Technology Co and Flextronics Corp have set up base in India, one of the world’s fastest-growing smartpho...
Ashok Leyland Launched First Zero Emission Made in India Electric Bus
Automobile

Ashok Leyland Launched First Zero Emission Made in India Electric Bus

Ashok Leyland, India's major commercial vehicle launched ‘Circuit’ Series – first Made in India Electric Bus on monday. The 100 per cent electric bus is a zero-emission, non-polluting vehicle, created specifically for Indian roads and passenger conditions and most important Made in India. This new Circuit range of vehicles will be offered on multiple platforms and exclusively engineered on India-specific platforms that can tackle varied topography, gradients, and usage conditions. Integrated with a fire detection and suppression system (FDSS), this truly Indian innovation can travel 120 kilometers on a single charge. “The Circuit series of buses is another testament to Ashok Leyland’s commitment to leverage India’s technological innovation to deliver relevant and best-in-class soluti...