Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicE-commerce

Topic: e-commerce

E-commerce not just e-retail, new consumer rules must properly define digital products too

The govt must remove ambiguities from e-commerce definitions and liabilities & ensure there is harmony between Consumer Protection Rules, 2020 and other policies.

Under new rules, e-retailers to display country of origin on products, or face penalty

Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said the The 'Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020' will be applicable on all products, and will come into force by end of this week.

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.

All products sold via any channel must state country of origin, demands traders’ body

In a letter to Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal, CAIT says details about the composition of products must be inscribed and violations must invite penalty.

Herbal drugs to rice & dal, ‘swadeshi’ Patanjali goes online to take on Amazon, Flipkart

The website will deliver a variety of products sold under the Patanjali brand. It will also offer free online telemedicine services in local languages.

Biggest-ever deal — It’s now up to discount-hunter Indians to bring V-shaped economic recovery

From Amazon to Nykaa, most e-commerce sites are offering heavy discounts this lockdown. And Indians are patiently scrolling and wishlisting.

India can be a digital economic powerhouse if new IT Act removes ambiguity around e-commerce

It should reflect the new realities of India’s digital challenges by removing ambiguities around technology in law & create a stable regulatory environment.

Mark Zuckerberg refocuses on online retail with Facebook’s ‘Shops’

Shops is a new version of an existing Facebook feature with a similar name, and will let retailers upload product catalogs to their page or Instagram profile.

Jio-Facebook deal: Boosts India as FDI destination or threatens to be e-commerce monopoly?

Mark Zuckerberg-led Facebook has bought a 9.99 per cent stake in Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio Platforms for Rs 43,574 crore.

E-commerce curbs and China FDI rules: Is Covid-19 making India more protectionist?

The Centre revoked permission to e-commerce firms to sell & deliver non-essential items from Monday. It has also issued new FDI rules to cut the risk of "opportunistic takeovers".

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi | ANI

Indian military leaders must speak with caution, media twisting Army’s PoK remark

Lt General Upendra Dwivedi’s 22 November remark to Indian media on the PoK issue has been twisted to imply that the Army is ready to take back PoK.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.