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Google gets antitrust notice over ‘unfairly’ promoting Google Pay over other apps in India

CCI will investigate whether Google is abusing its dominant market position, but may not order a larger probe if it finds no merit in the complaint. 
Cotton being grown in a field

Rs 5,500-cr unsold crop, lockdown, rain push Vidarbha cotton farmers towards distress sale

Farmers in Maharashtra’s cotton zone, Vidarbha, struggle due to lockdown, with many resorting to distress sale as unseasonal rains are affecting the quality of produce.
Flipkart

Trade regulator CCI orders inquiry into Amazon, Flipkart for alleged malpractice

The Commission noted that the exclusive arrangements between smartphone/mobile phone brands and e-commerce platform selling exclusively on either platforms merited an inquiry.
Cricket

International Cricket Council rejects Pakistan’s compensation claim against BCCI

Pakistan Cricket Board had demanded Rs 447 crore compensation from the BCCI alleging that it not didn't honour an MoU.

On Camera

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Scuba divers are turning plastic waste in the oceans into Covid face masks

Diving organisation PADI has teamed up with a watersports clothing company to recycle bottles recovered from the ocean to make a range of face coverings.

Refining industry enters ‘age of consolidation’ with ‘catastrophic’ margins

A refinery thrives on the price difference between crude oil and fuels like gasoline, earning a profit that’s known in the industry as a cracking margin.

Defence

File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

No de-escalation in Ladakh yet, but some forward movement could be expected this week

India and China have agreed on an initial de-escalation plan and a 72-hour observation window to make sure steps agreed upon have been taken on the ground.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.