Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicCompetition Commission of India

Topic: Competition Commission of India

India must revisit its 2011 Competition Policy draft. EU, Australia, and Japan are ahead

A holistic National Competition Policy has the potential to aid efforts in removing entry barriers restricting the participation of MSMEs.

CCI says Google plea over ‘leaked’ report attempt to frustrate Delhi HC proceedings

The tech giant, in its statement to Delhi HC, had alleged that a confidential investigation report on Android submitted by the DG's office to CCI was leaked to the media.

Data hegemony by digital companies may lead to attention economy: CCI chief Ashok Gupta

Gupta noted that in an 'attention economy', big tech players work to capture users’ attention, build profiles of their choices and habits, then sell those profiles to advertisers.

Google, Amazon, Flipkart have all protested. India needs a new trade secrets law

The absence of trade secret legislation in India leads to unnecessary litigation and non-cooperation in ongoing antitrust investigations.

Covid vaccine price discrimination requires the Competition Commission of India to step in

Nagaland doesn’t have the same bargaining power as Maharashtra. Govt’s new vaccine policy abandons Centre’s commitment to states.

Amazon faces new antitrust case, over 2,000 online sellers move CCI, says report

Amazon favours select retailers who give online discounts, driving independent vendors out of business, alleges the All India Online Vendors Association.

Rethink role of crisis cartels, as Indian industries face risk of overcapacity

The adverse impact of Covid-19 on the economy is expected to create structural overcapacity in the Indian industries, which can wreak havoc if left unchecked.

CCI ‘looking into’ antitrust complaint against WhatsApp payments service, says report 

Report of a new complaint against WhatsApp payments service comes on the back of concerns about the app with regard to India’s data-localisation norms. 

Google India stares at bigger fine than Rs 136 crore in 2018 in new anti-trust case

The Competition Commission of India is investigating whether Google is abusing its dominant position among operating systems.

On Camera

YourTurn

Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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