Wednesday, 18 May, 2022

Topic: Regulation

OTT players fear representation void in self-regulatory panel, govt says industry will choose

The new rules for OTT and digital media do not explicitly earmark their representation in self-regulatory bodies. They say this leaves a void in regulation.

Does regulation affect innovation? Study shows it does, but there is a way out

French economist and professors from LSE and MIT applied a growth model on company data from France to suggest that regulatory reforms may have greater benefits than previously thought.

Haryana internet to smoking, bans are India’s go-to tool because it has a weakness

It is relatively obvious why an authoritarian regime might resort to banning things, but why should a democratic one like India proceed down this path?

Modi govt’s plan to regulate digital media can hobble a growing industry if not done well

Until now, government's regulation of Indians' viewing habit and preferences applied to film and TV, with concerns focussed on national security. Digital streaming is uncharted territory.

Fantasy sports like Dream11 are a good candidate for self-regulation

Fantasy sports platforms like Dream11 are legitimate businesses protected by Article 19(1)(g) of the Indian Constitution.

Shipping companies use a number of dirty practices to evade responsibility, study shows

The shipping industry handles 80-90 per cent of global trade in goods and has been the backbone of the ‘third wave’ of globalisation that started in 1980s.

Netflix, Hotstar opt for self-regulation in India to ward off criticism

Adopting standardised ratings, descriptors & technical measures will help platforms like Netflix and Hotstar build trust within consumers, government stakeholders.

How India’s data bill falls short of offering solutions for regulating digital competition

The bill’s brute force approach to giving users control over their digital selves through data portability provision runs roughshod over market dynamics.

Coming soon: More than 750 inspectors & technicians to regulate medical devices in India

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan says Department of Expenditure has approved the creation of posts to inspect, audit and test the efficacy of medical devices.

Private banks are also in trouble, Modi govt must act now to set up resolution capability

When private banks get into trouble, unsophisticated households lose their bank deposits. To protect them, a resolution corporation needs to be set up.

On Camera


PM Modi at the Shilanyaas ceremony for construction of the India International Centre for Buddhist Culture and Heritage at Lumbini Monastic Zone, in Lumbini, Nepal on May 16, 2022 | PIB

First, Rahul Gandhi visited Nepal, then PM Modi. Different reasons, one common factor

While Rahul went to attend a friend’s wedding, Modi was on an official visit. However, there was a common thread between the two.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.


Representational image of Pangong Tso | ThePrint

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.