NATIONAL E COMMERCE POLICY
Metro Cash & Carry to open 5 new stores in India this year, enhance partnership with kirana stores
The whole idea is how to make a kirana store smarter in terms of usage of technology, by running business more efficiently, targeting more customers using data analytics, drive more customer traffic and make it more successful and profitable.
One in every three Indians shop via smartphones: Survey
With the widespread use of smartphones along with affordable data services, smartphon...
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NPPA tells chief secys to keep tabs on API availability
In a letter to the chief secretaries, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has asked them to ensure that there is no violation to the provisions of the Drug Pricing Control Order (DPCO) with regard to compliance of selling price.
Ceasefire violations by Pakistan increased manifold to push terrorists into Jammu & Kashmir: DGP
"Despite increased ceasefire violations, we are alert to the challenge and have already foiled a number of infiltration attempts," Singh told reporters after inaugurating the 9th Police Martyr's Memorial Inter Club T-20 Cricket Championship in Kathua district.
Logistics leasing at all-time high of 33 million sq ft in 2019, up 30% report
The second half of 2019 also recorded historic leasing activity, with about 18 million sq ft space take-up; an increase of about 20% compared to the first half of 2019. 3PL firms accounted for about half of the leasing activity in 2019, an increase from 36% in 2018 to 48% in 2019. They were followed by e-commerce players with a share of about 18% in 2019.
Cracking the whip: E-comm policy to deal with online counterfeits
The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) is set to roll out a detailed plan of action for consumers and companies through which counterfeit products sold on e-marketplaces can be curbed. The new US strategy which is examined, looks to shift the liability for counterfeit goods from third parties to e-commerce platforms.
E-commerce needs clarity on sale of prescription medicines
Its mandatory for e-pharmacies to register with Central Licencing Authority and they are restricted from selling narcotics, tranquilisers and psychotropic drugs online.
National logistics policy to be released soon: FM
The proposed policy will clarify the role of the Centre, states and also key regulators.
Haryana approves incentives worth Rs 1246 crore to upcoming mega projects of Adani Wilmar, Aarti Green, Amperex, Wonder Cement
The Chief Minister said that the setting up of these Mega Projects would not only bring investment to the State but also provide ample job opportunities to the youth and boost the State economy. This approval was granted in the 7th meeting of the Board inn Chandigarh today.
E-pay platform NPCI to face competition
In India, currently, the NPCI is the only entity that provides an ecosystem for payments.
Buying from foreign ecommerce sites may get costlier
Prepaid customs duty and tax could make buying products from foreign ecommerce platforms costlier.
Startups may get boost from Govt's National Logistics Policy
The draft National Logistics Policy was published last year and primarily focuses on generating jobs and making the country’s micro, small and medium enterprises more competitive.
Imminent need for uniform laws for ecommerce in India
A new policy is around the corner. The ideal way would be to have all digital businesses governed only by central law. But that may require Constitutional amendments. In the meantime, a mechanism should be envisaged to enable centre and states to make uniform pan-India policies for ecomm platforms, irrespective of the matter being a state subject.
Government may consider unveiling national logistics policy in Budget
The policy, which also aimed at reducing high transaction cost of traders, may proposed setting up of a central portal, which will provide end-to-end logistics solutions to companies.
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