Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicAmazon India

Topic: Amazon India

Amazon’s plans for India bigger than cricket, focus is on expanding beyond big cities

Amazon's decision to pull the plug on the IPL auction was based on the idea that the company's money would be better spent on Amazon’s e-commerce business.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.

Defence

Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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