e-commerce marketplaces Current Affairs, GK & News

Proposed Amendments to Consumer Protection (E-commerce) Rules, 2020

India has planned to tighten rules for e-commerce marketplaces like Amazon and Flipkart and has proposed several amendments to Consumer Protection (E-commerce) Rules, 2020. Background This decision was taken following complaints from small businesses. They have accused e-commerce marketplace of misusing market dominance and deep discounting by online retailers. Amendments have been proposed at a ..

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Draft National e-commerce Policy-Highlights

The government discussing and is in process of developing regulations for the personal and non-personal data through the Draft National e-commerce policy. The policy highlights that the government have laid down the principles regarding the usage of data for development of any of the industry where such norms are not in effect. With the draft ..

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E-Commerce Giants: Flipkart suspends services, Amazon stops taking new orders

The E-Commerce Giants Flipkart and Amazon has temporarily stopped their services in India following lock down in the country. Highlights While Flipkart has suspended its services completely, Amazon is to follow on pending orders alone. It will temporarily stop taking new orders. All the grocery deliveries are also to be suspended. The Government entities working ..

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GOI: Draft New Industrial Policy and National E-Commerce Policy to be released soon

On March 18, 2020 the Ministry of Commerce and Industry announced in the parliament that New Industrial Policy and National E-Commerce Policy are to be released soon. The policies are to be framed by the Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT). New Industrial Policy Previously NIP was launched in 1991. Since then ..

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Govt releases draft e-commerce policy

The government has released the draft e-commerce policy. The policy focuses on six broad issues of the e-commerce sector, which includes data, infrastructure development, e-commerce marketplaces, regulatory issues, stimulating domestic digital economy and export promotion through e-commerce. Features of the Policy The important features of the policy are: Every e-commerce company will have to construct ..

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