Friday, 28 January, 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.

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Why 20 crore missing jobs are the biggest challenge for FM Sitharaman in Budget 2022 math

For India’s employment-to-population ratio to be at the global average, nearly 60 crore people need to be at work. Currently, only a little more than 40 crore are.

Why 20 crore missing jobs are the biggest challenge for FM Sitharaman in Budget 2022 math

For India’s employment-to-population ratio to be at the global average, nearly 60 crore people need to be at work. Currently, only a little more than 40 crore are.

Defence

The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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