Amazon Current Affairs - 2020

Deforestation of Amazon Forest: Highest in 5 years

On June 12, 2020, the National Institute of Space Research (INPE) announced that the increase in deforestation of Amazon forests has been the highest in 2019 as compared to last 5 years. Highlights The research institute has found that the deforestation has increased by 91 square kilo metre in 2019 as compared to 2018. In Read More…

Police Use of Facial Recognition banned by Amazon

On June 11, 2020, the E-Commerce giant Amazon banned the use of its software “Rekognition” by the police. The software used to quickly compare a picture with the police data bases that holds hundreds of 1000s of photos. Why the ban? The facial recognition technology has been criticized over some time. This is mainly because, Read More…

Bharat Market: National E-Commerce Marketplace launched by CAIT

A National E-Commerce Market place was launched by Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) called “Bharat Market”. Highlights The e-commerce market place will integrate the capabilities of technology companies in order to provide end to end services. The portal will include participation of retailers and aims to bring 95% of retail traders into the platform. Read More…

Common Service Centres of GoI to take over E-Commerce in rural areas

On April 29, 2020, the Government of India announced that the Common Service Centres will now take over village level online retail chain. The step is expected to reach more than 60 crores of people in rural region. Highlights The Common Service Centres are to take over the jobs of E-commerce Giants Flipkart and Amazon Read More…

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 Read More…