Saturday, 1 October, 2022
TopicE-commerce

Topic: e-commerce

Govt reverses order, prohibits sale of non-essential items through e-commerce

An order issued by Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla excludes sales of non-essential items by e-commerce companies from the consolidated revised guidelines.

Mobiles, TVs, refrigerators to be available on e-commerce platforms from 20 April

The announcement to allow sale of electronic items is part of revised guidelines issued by The Home Ministry for the extended lockdown period till 3 May.

Delhi police withdraws order allowing e-commerce firms to restart services

The order was withdrawn hours after it was issued, stating that the revised guidelines will be released and all traffic, picket and beat staff would be briefed accordingly.

Delhi, Gurugram police promise ‘seamless’ delivery from Amazon, Big Basket, Zomato, Flipkart

Online retailers offering essentials like groceries, food are exempt from Covid-19 lockdown, but there have been allegations of police intercepting delivery agents.

Modi’s Budget 2020 is less taxing for startups, salaried class. Not so for e-commerce giants

To boost the startup ecosystem, Budget 2020 proposes to ease the burden of taxation on the employees by deferring the tax payment on ESOPs of startups.

Indian protests & probe against Amazon: Right message to investors in a slowing economy?

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is visiting India for the Smbhav summit, a gathering for small and medium businesses.

In era of Chetan Bhagat, Netflix & Twitter celebrity, the undiscovered author has lost

Small publishers find themselves in a tight corner — GST has hit where it hurts with increased production costs, Amazon is squeezing the average bookstore out of business and celebrity sells.

Modi govt plans regulator to monitor online retailers, curb disputes

Proposal to set up regulatory authority comes after small traders complained about deep discounting by Amazon and Flipkart.

Telecom crisis, targeting e-commerce: Is Ease of Doing Business in Modi’s India a myth?

India’s telecom crisis has deepened with Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel having to cough up thousands of crores in dues to the government.

‘Screw it, we’ll do it’: This is how Flipkart decided to sell phones online

Flipkart’s mobile phones category went live in early 2010. The first order came in shortly.

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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