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Ashwini Vaishnaw

How Things Are Changing In Indian Railways

Centre Approves Rs 10,000 Crore Railways Redevelopment Project For New Delhi, Ahmedabad And Mumbai CSMT Stations

Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said the design of these stations will be in tune with the cityscape so that it becomes an integral part of the city.

28 September 2022

Telecom Bill Provides Roadmap For Industry Restructuring, Innovation: Ashwini Vaishnaw

'If restructuring has to happen then these are the things that have to be taken care of. These are the things which are my rights, so that kind of clear framework has been put in this bill," Vaishnaw said


Vedanta Picks Gujarat To Set Up Semiconductor Manufacturing Unit; Invests Rs 1.54 Lakh Crore 

This is the biggest ever corporate investment in the history of independent India, said Gujarat Science and Technology Department Secretary Vijay Nehra, who signed the MoU on behalf of the state government


New Telecom Bill Likely To Be In Place In 6-10 Months: Ashwini Vaishnaw

The Department of Telecommunications has set the deadline of October 20 on the draft bill

23 September 2022

Telecom Service Quality Norms May Be Tighter; Ashwini Vaishnaw Seeks QoS Improvement Amid Wave Of Reforms

The minister exhorted the industry including telecom operators and infrastructure providers to move "full steam ahead" on improving quality of services in the country, now that a slew of reforms have been announced and more...


RBI Deputy Governor Pitches For Data Law To Protect Customers' Privacy

Last month, the government withdrew the Personal Data Protection Bill from the Lok Sabha and IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw had said the Centre was hopeful of getting a new legislation passed by the next Budget Session of...

12 September 2022

Govt Proposes To Bring Internet Calling, Messaging Apps Under Telecom Licence

The government in the bill has proposed a provision to waive fees and penalty of telecom and internet service providers

22 September 2022

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5G Service Will Be Available In Most Part Of The Country In 2-3 Years: Ashwini Vaishnaw

He said that telecom companies are busy laying infrastructure and 5G services should be launched by October and then scaled up at a very rapid pace

25 August 2022

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31 July 2022
Spectrum Auction Day 6: Government Garners Bids Worth Rs 1.50 Lakh Crore So Far

Spectrum Auction Day 6: Government Garners Bids Worth Rs 1.50 Lakh Crore So Far

The bidding resumed on Sunday morning with the 31st round, and the subsequent round is currently underway, sources said


31 July 2022
Expect 5G Rollout In Early October, Says Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw

Expect 5G Rollout In Early October, Says Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw

The 5G rollout will probably be the fastest compared to many geographies, the minister said on the sidelines of the Telecom Investor roundtable: The Indian 5G...


31 July 2022
5G Spectrum Sale Nears Rs 1.50 Lakh Crore Mark On Day 5

5G Spectrum Sale Nears Rs 1.50 Lakh Crore Mark On Day 5

The total value of bids in the telecom spectrum auction, which began on Tuesday, has come within striking distance of the Rs 1.50 lakh crore mark


22 July 2022
No Proposal To Privatise Railways: Govt In Parliament

No Proposal To Privatise Railways: Govt In Parliament

Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said the railways currently has no proposals to privatise the national transporter, after it had unveiled plans to hand over...


26 June 2022
India Can Bring Trusted Solutions For World; First Semiconductor Project Approval This Year: Vaishnaw

India Can Bring Trusted Solutions For World; First Semiconductor Project Approval This Year: Vaishnaw

Vaishnaw expressed concern over the shortage of semiconductors and said the first project proposal for the high-tech electronic chips will be approved in...


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22 June 2022
India Flags Off Train Connecting India And Nepal

India Flags Off Train Connecting India And Nepal

The Centre has flagged off the Bharat Gaurav tourist train which is scheduled to connect India and Nepal and complete the Shri Ramayana Yatra over the course...


18 June 2022
Govt To Bring Legal Changes, Regulations Needed For Greater Social Media Accountability: Ashwini Vaishnaw

Govt To Bring Legal Changes, Regulations Needed For Greater Social Media Accountability: Ashwini Vaishnaw

Be it in the Parliament or outside, there is a clear consensus in the country that making social media accountable is essential, said IT minister Ashwini...


18 June 2022
5G Deployment To Begin In 20-25 Cities And Towns by Year-End: Telecom Minister

5G Deployment To Begin In 20-25 Cities And Towns by Year-End: Telecom Minister

The 5G deployment will start from August-September, Vaishnaw said. The minister said India is developing 4G and 5G stacks, and is set to bolster its position...


21 April 2022
Things Moving On Track As Per Schedule On 5G: Ashwini Vaishnaw

Things Moving On Track As Per Schedule On 5G: Ashwini Vaishnaw

To a question on TRAI's recent 5G recommendation, and what will be the next course of action for the Telecom Department, Vaishnaw said: "Things are moving on...


09 April 2022
No Plan To Privatise Railways, Need To Accept Latest Tech, Says Ashwini Vaishnaw

No Plan To Privatise Railways, Need To Accept Latest Tech, Says Ashwini Vaishnaw

"There's no affinity for privatisation of railways but technology should be imbued," Ashwini Vaishnaw.


26 March 2022
India Can Grow Consistently At 8% For Next 20 Years On Current Investment Strategy: Vaishnaw

India Can Grow Consistently At 8% For Next 20 Years On Current Investment Strategy: Vaishnaw

The minister said that India has been a consumption-led economy in the past and the Prime Minister has taken a "path of faith" to increase capital investment...


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04 March 2022
Home-Grown Train Collision Prevention System 'Kavach' To Be Exported: Vaishnaw

Home-Grown Train Collision Prevention System 'Kavach' To Be Exported: Vaishnaw

Announced in the 2022 Union Budget as a part of the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative, 2,000 km of rail network is planned to be brought under 'Kavach' for safety...


02 March 2022
Policy To Come In 7-8 Days To Promote Private Sector R&D In Railways: Vaishnaw

Policy To Come In 7-8 Days To Promote Private Sector R&D In Railways: Vaishnaw

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the webinar and called for practical ideas and innovative suggestions from the industry during the...


28 December 2021
IT Minister Tweets ‘Intel-Welcome To India’ After Senior Co Exec Lauds Semiconductor Incentives

IT Minister Tweets ‘Intel-Welcome To India’ After Senior Co Exec Lauds Semiconductor Incentives

The move is expected to further India's ambitions to be self-reliant in electronics manufacturing, bring massive investments and result in 35,000 specialised...


11 November 2021
Railways Will Be Highly Profitable In The Next 5-6 Years: Rail Minister

Railways Will Be Highly Profitable In The Next 5-6 Years: Rail Minister

Rail Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw also exuded confidence that the Railways will have a "superb" business proposition in coming years.


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