E-commerce

Proposed World e-Trade Platform (WeTP)

Jack Ma, the founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, had proposed a new business-led initiative for framing global e-commerce rules. Mr. Ma’s proposed setting up what he calls the World e-Trade Platform (WeTP). Important Facts It was announced at the Boao Forum for Asia. Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) is a nongovernmental and nonprofit international […]

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New E-commerce Norms 2016

Department of Industrial Promotion and Policy (DIPP) has come up with new rules aimed to regulate the e-commerce marketplaces. The key guidelines and its impact on stakeholders are analyzed in the following paragraphs. The new guidelines have also defined various terms related to the e-commerce sector: E-commerce: E-commerce means buying and selling of goods and […]

Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS)

The UPA Government had initiated the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS) project in 2009 as part of its police modernisation programme under the national e-governance project. It was conceived to bring all 16,000 police stations in India under a single network to counter terror challenges. Objectives of CCTNS The core objective of CCTNS is […]

Payment Banks

About 40%-50% of India’s 1.25 billion population is eligible to open a bank account, but is still unbanked . In the Union Budget 2014-2015, the finance minister Arun Jaitley announced that RBI will create a framework for licensing small banks and other differentiated banks. The objective of differentiated banks was to serve the niche interests […]

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