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Google, Amazon funnel over $20 million to sites spreading coronavirus conspiracies

A Global Disinformation Index study analysed ads running between January-June on 480 English language websites identified as publishers of virus misinformation

Govt’s e-commerce policy draft limits Amazon, Google, Facebook in boost to local startups

From seeking access to companies’ source codes and algorithms to setting up a regulator, the e-commerce policy imposes govt oversight on how companies handle data.
Traders have blamed e-commerce sites like Amazon & Flipkart for poor Diwali sales

Amazon, Flipkart to show Made-in-China labels for India amid border tension

The e-commerce giants joined about a dozen other online retailers including Jio Platforms in agreeing to the move as anti-China sentiment has escalated since Galwan Valley clash.
liquor bottles

Amazon & BigBasket could soon be home delivering alcohol in West Bengal

A report says the West Bengal State Beverages Corp issued a notice Friday stating that Amazon was eligible to register with authorities for liquor delivery.

US withdraws from talks with India, others over taxing Google, Amazon, Facebook

US is suggesting ‘a pause in the talks’ so that governments can focus on responding to the coronavirus pandemic and reopening their economies.
A Bharti Airtel Ltd. store in New Delhi

Amazon ‘in talks’ with Bharti Airtel to buy 5% stake for $2 billion

Amazon is reported to be in early-stage discussions to buy about a 5% stake in Bharti Airtel, which has 300 million subscribers.

Amazon employees sue retail giant after contracting Covid at warehouse

Employees claim they were explicitly or implicitly encouraged to continue attending work and prevented from adequately washing hands or sanitising workstations.
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Dear book snobs, your day of reckoning is here. And it took a pandemic

Those who looked down on digitised books are being forced to rethink their stance during the Covid crisis and lockdown. Ebooks are the future.
Boxes at an Amazon Inc. in Bengaluru | Ruhani Kaur/Bloomberg

Amazon considers direct investment in debt-ridden Future Retail

Amazon, which holds an indirect stake of 1.3% in Future Retail, could line up local investors to join the deal to trigger an open offer.
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Amazon’s India site among one of its 5 domains helping counterfeiters, US says

Amazon calls action of US Trade Representative flagging its platforms in Canada, Germany, France, India & UK for helping counterfeiters as politically motivated.

On Camera

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath waters Parijaat sapling ahead of the inception of Bhoomi Pujan for the construction of Ram Temple. | PTI

After Ayodhya, Kashi and Mathura will be easier. It’s PoK that poses big challenge for BJP

Ayodhya is the beginning of a new Hindu renaissance movement. India must channelise this energy to foster unity and work for economic resurgence.
File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

These are the 18 sectors that have been identified as ‘strategic’ for India by Modi govt

According to the plan, in strategic sectors, there will be a maximum of four public sector units and a minimum of one unit operating. The govt plans to exit the rest. 

Defence

Indian Army personnel | Representational image | ANI

This is the 3-stage system Army movies go through in India to prevent an Ekta Kapoor ‘XXX’

MoD wrote to Censor Board last month emphasising that web series based on military subjects also require a no-objection certification, just like movies & TV serials do.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.