Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Topic: e-commerce

Stringent draft e-commerce rules are not in best interest of consumers, survey finds

The proposed amendments to e-commerce rules seek to ban flash sales, raise compliance requirements, and fix liability on platforms for the failure of the sellers.

Overhaul regulation of E-marketplaces. Small sellers have stake in platform economy growth too

Vidhi India researchers find that the Indian Competition Act and other legal instruments can fail in their task of building a sustainable e-commerce ecosystem in India.

Govt to revisit draft e-commerce rules as liability, grievance redressal norms draw backlash

The provisions govt is looking to revise include those concerning liability for e-commerce portals, grievance redressal, and registration of firms. 

Open e-commerce — India’s giant slayer that could limit Amazon, Flipkart’s market dominance

It’s unclear yet how exactly India’s open e-commerce network will work. The template is India's highly successful UPI model. But the open digital network is a solution searching for a problem.

Piyush Goyal’s ‘quit India’ rhetoric for e-commerce dangerous, sends wrong message to investors

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Piyush Goyal slams e-commerce giants, vows social media-like rules for Amazon, Flipkart

Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal’s comments came a day after the Supreme Court refused to halt CCI probe against Amazon and Flipkart for alleged anti-competitive practices.

SC reserves verdict on Amazon’s pleas against Future Retail-Reliance deal

Amazon has sought in the Supreme Court that Singapore’s Emergency Arbitrator award that restrained Future Retail from going ahead with the merger was valid & enforceable.

Silkrute — a safe e-commerce platform that makes Indian products available across the world

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Amazon or Big Bazaar, Indians want low prices. Online retail must be a level-playing field

India’s e-commerce rules single out foreign-owned online platforms like Amazon and Flipkart. But the domestic online and offline retailers follow similar marketing tactics.

Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani appointed as advisor to govt panel on e-commerce

The 9-member council will advise the Modi government on measures needed to design and accelerate the adoption of Open Network for Digital Commerce.

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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.


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.