Thursday, 19 May, 2022
TopicMonopoly

Topic: monopoly

Monopoly, ‘unfair control of Google & FB’, fake news: TRAI flags challenges for digital media

TRAI's consultation paper states media has changed, not just in terms of consumption but also ownership. It suggests a regulatory body to check market monopoly.

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.

The web might be a monopolist’s best friend

It's possible that superstar companies dominate capitalism simply because the internet has made dominance easier.

Airtel to Amazon — how big brands get the idea of feminism terribly wrong

From token ‘fixing’ of the gender pay disparity to making sure women do double the work, a look at how feminism and women's empowerment are misunderstood by brands.

Apple and Facebook have lost the monopoly fight

There’s a feeling among regulators that startups aren't being given the chance to grow and compete – they get bought as soon as they enter Big Tech's “kill zone”.

KVIC’s Rs 525 cr notice on Fabindia. Can a govt body trademark Bapu’s Khadi and seek rent on it?

KVIC has slapped a Rs 525 cr notice on Fabindia for selling khadi-branded products without licence. But can a govt body trademark a generic product like khadi?

On Camera

YourTurn

Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.

Defence

Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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