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India's planned foreign investment policy changes could hurt Amazon

21 Jan 2021

India's planned foreign investment policy changes could hurt Amazon

Sources informed Reuters of Indian government's plans to change foreign investment policies that could impact the e-commerce giants like Amazon and Walmart.

Quikr has ended animal sales and pet trading: PETA India

23 Dec 2020

Quikr has ended animal sales and pet trading: PETA India

Animal rights body PETA India on Wednesday claimed that e-retailer Quikr has ended "animal sale" on its portal and taken down "pet trading" advertisements after the NGO appealed to it and also mounted pressure.

Ease of doing business: Andhra Pradesh tops states' rankings

05 Sep 2020

Ease of doing business: Andhra Pradesh tops states' rankings

The Centre on Saturday released the rankings of states and union territories in terms of Ease of Doing Business (EoDB).

Targeting China, India revises FDI Policy to curb 'opportunistic acquisitions'

18 Apr 2020

Targeting China, India revises FDI Policy to curb 'opportunistic acquisitions'

The Center on Saturday revised the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy to prevent "opportunistic acquisitions" of vulnerable, coronavirus pandemic-hit Indian companies.

Government bans onion export with immediate effect as prices soar

29 Sep 2019

Government bans onion export with immediate effect as prices soar

The Centre on Sunday banned the export of onions with "immediate effect" in a bid to keep the rising price of the vegetable under check.

Traders' body seeks blanket ban on Amazon, Flipkart festive sales

15 Sep 2019

Traders' body seeks blanket ban on Amazon, Flipkart festive sales

Recently, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) urged the government to ban festive season sales conducted by e-commerce companies like Amazon and Flipkart.

From JNU student to FinMin, tracing Nirmala Sitharaman's incredible journey

31 May 2019

From JNU student to FinMin, tracing Nirmala Sitharaman's incredible journey

On Friday, Nirmala Sitharaman took charge as India's new Finance Minister, making her the senior-most woman in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet.

Which states provide the best ecosystem for start-ups? Check here

22 Dec 2018

Which states provide the best ecosystem for start-ups? Check here

The exponential rise in start-up ecosystem in the country has given opportunities to many to transform their ideas into businesses.

NITI Aayog's portal to give start-ups access to public data

30 May 2018

NITI Aayog's portal to give start-ups access to public data

Government think-tank NITI Aayog has plans to launch a new online portal through which public data will be made available to private entities, including start-ups, announced NITI Aayog's CEO Amitabh Kant at an artificial intelligence (AI) start-up conclave.

Saudi Arabia finally approves Yoga as a sports activity

15 Nov 2017

Saudi Arabia finally approves Yoga as a sports activity

2017 has been the year of momentous changes in Saudi Arabia. These changes range from allowing women to drive to permitting its female citizens to watch sport events in stadiums.

Government e-marketplace soon to be mandatory for all departments

07 Feb 2017

Government e-marketplace soon to be mandatory for all departments

The Indian government is all set to mandate all its departments to procure goods and services through its e-marketplace.

Govt depts cash payments capped at Rs.5000

05 Dec 2016

Govt depts cash payments capped at Rs.5000

The Finance Ministry directed all government departments to limit cash payments to Rs.5000 and use digital payment systems for vendors and contractors for anything over Rs.5000.

PM Modi aims to transform India to a digital marketplace

01 Dec 2016

PM Modi aims to transform India to a digital marketplace

Reports stated that India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is looking to transform all government purchases to an online marketplace in a bid to help the country move to a cashless economy.

200 e-commerce companies suspected fake, under DIPP scanner

03 Sep 2016

200 e-commerce companies suspected fake, under DIPP scanner

Around 200 e-commerce companies have come under the scanner of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), many of whom are suspected to be fake.