Saturday, 29 January, 2022
TopicAmazon India

Topic: Amazon India

Amazon’s future CEO firm on India expansion amid protests by local vendors

Speaking to partners and customers in India, Andy Jassy announced a $250 million venture fund for startups working on innovations for small businesses, agriculture and health care solutions.

Modi not academic, likes simple & logical thinking, internal Amazon document said — Reuters

News agency claimed Amazon had a ‘secret strategy to dodge India’s regulators’, but e-commerce giant calls it ‘unsubstantiated, incomplete, and/or factually incorrect’ info.

Amazon India launches ‘Amazon Academy’ to help students prep for JEE

Amazon Academy includes curated learning material, live lectures and assessments in Maths, Physics and Chemistry. It is available on the web and Google Play Store.

Consensus eludes Netflix, Amazon & others on tweak in self-regulation code sought by govt

Online streaming platforms are trying to forge a consensus on a govt suggestion that seeks to increase external oversight on grievances regarding content.

Amazon’s refusal to appear before Parliament panel is breach of privilege, says BJP MP Lekhi

A Joint Committee of Parliament, headed by Meenakshi Lekhi, summoned Facebook, Twitter, and Google while looking into the Data Protection Bill.

These are the sweeping changes Amazon India is making for its first Prime Day since Covid

This time, thousands of Amazon employees will coordinate the sale from their homes, and packers, sorters and deliverymen will follow stringent hygiene protocols.

Day after Piyush Goyal snub, Amazon posts Jeff Bezos letter written to Indian customers

In his open letter posted on the e-commerce firm's website, Jeff Bezos says Amazon will invest US $1 bn to digitise micro & small businesses across India.

Why no one in Modi govt met Amazon’s Jeff Bezos this time and instead rudely snubbed him

Instead of a welcome after his $1 billion investment announcement, Jeff Bezos has received a warning from Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal.

Amazon takes down fake virginity product amid outrage and debate in India

From artificial hymens to pills that secrete 'blood', a look at how Indian women are being sold their 'virtue' online.

How shopping online is changing the real estate market in India

With more people using e-commerce sites like Amazon and Flipkart, warehouses are fast replacing housing as the hot new property.

On Camera

YourTurn

Apple needs to break out of its comfort zone with bold mega deals à la Microsoft

Historically, large M&A hasn’t been Apple’s style. However, with its resources, the company can certainly take the risk to transform its business and expand its capabilities.
V. Anantha Nageswaran

Who is V Anantha Nageswaran, new chief economic advisor? IIM-A grad, academic, PM’s ex-advisor

Nageswaran, who has taught at various B-schools in India and Singapore, takes charge days before the tabling of the Economic Survey and the Union Budget.

Defence

Representational image of Indian Navy ships | Photo: Commons

India carrying out more warship patrols than ever to catch China in crowded global seas

Estimated 125 foreign naval vessels are in the Indian Ocean at any given time, roughly 3 times the number deployed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when the US invaded Afghanistan.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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