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Boxes at an Amazon Inc. in Bengaluru | Ruhani Kaur/Bloomberg

Amazon apologises, finally admits some drivers have to urinate in bottles

US lawmaker Mark Pocan had accused Amazon of paying their workers just $15 per hour and forcing them to urinate in water bottles.
(From L-R) Jeff Bezos , Kishore Biyani and Mukesh Ambani

Delhi HC stays order restraining Future Group to go ahead with Reliance deal

A division bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Jasmeet Singh also issued notice to Amazon on Future Group's appeal challenging the 18 March judgment on the deal.
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How pandemic fostered Indian consumers’ faith in e-commerce sites

In 2020, Indian consumers turned to e-commerce sites for essential items and groceries. But Reliance's push to tighten regulations for Amazon and Flipkart will curb this growth.

From grocers to tailors, Amazon is fighting door to door to beat Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance

Amazon is permeating the complex tapestry of the only billion-people-plus market open to it by tweaking its business models to suit local preferences.
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New Umbrella Entity is the new digital payments race as Amazon, Google, Facebook jump in

The companies are part of four consortia preparing to apply for licenses to operate retail payments and settlement systems, with more firms banding together before a 31 March deadline.
Udaan has taken 80% of the business-to-business e-commerce market in India in 5 years | Udaan.com

Forget Mukesh Ambani vs Bezos, kirana king Udaan is the new kid to beat in India’s retail war

Udaan has taken 80% of B2B e-commerce market, delivering goods it stocks in 200 warehouses to more than 17 lakh retail stores in 900 cities every day.
(From L-R) Jeff Bezos , Kishore Biyani and Mukesh Ambani

Supreme Court halts Future Retail’s deal with Reliance on Amazon’s plea

The apex court said the proceedings before the National Company Law Tribunal will go on and but will not culminate into any final order on amalgamation of Future Retail with Reliance.
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Why Legal Metrology Act is relevant for marketplace e-commerce entities

The pandemic led to a rise in online shopping, and the laws intended for e-commerce & consumer protection and interpretation of the rules gained prominence among people.
Employees at reception area at the Amazon Inc. campus in Hyderabad, India | Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

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 to start making Fire TV sticks in first India manufacturing push

The production for the devices will start later this year at the e-commerce giant's facilities outside Chennai.

On Camera

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If memories don’t get enough ‘likes’, it can change how we feel about them

Social media metrics such as Facebook ‘likes’ can negatively impact how people feel about certain memories.
Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman of the NITI Aayog | Twitter/@RajivKumar1

Govt will respond with fiscal steps if required in view of Covid, says Niti Aayog VC

Acknowledging that Covid situation has become far more difficult, Niti Aayog VC Rajiv Kumar remained hopeful that India's economy will grow 11 per cent in the current fiscal.

Defence

CDS General Bipin Rawat | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Backed by disruptive tech, China tried push & shove tactics but India stood firm: CDS Rawat

At the Raisina Dialogue, Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Bipin Rawat says some countries seek to reshape rules that govern global order via geopolitics coupled with geo-economics.
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There’s a need to hold up a mirror to Modi govt on Covid management, and this is the picture

Between premature victory mood that allowed Kumbh & elections, and lack of urgency on vaccines, Modi govt has walked into its biggest crisis. The way out needs realism, humility and one ‘Ram baan’ weapon.