e-commerce Current Affairs - 2020

Karnataka Cabinet approves Karnataka Digital Economy Mission

On July 23, 2020, the Karnataka cabinet cleared the formation of Karnataka Digital Economy Mission. . Highlights The Mission is being launched under the provision of Section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013. Under the mission being launched, the Karnataka Government will hold 49% of shares of the companies and the rest 51% by the Read More…

Consumer Protection Act, 2019 comes into force; Covers E-Commerce as well

On July 20, 2020, Consumer Protection Act, 2019 came into force. The act will empower consumers, help them to protect their rights through its provisions such as Consumer Protection Council and Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission. The act replaces Consumer Protection Act, 1986. Highlights Under the act, the Central Consumer Protection Authority has been empowered to Read More…

India joins Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence

On June 15, 2020, India joined the Global Partnership of Artificial Intelligence as a founding member. Highlights The other leading member countries that joined along with India are UK, USA, European Union, Australia, France, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Italy, Republic of Korea, Singapore, New Zealand, etc. The Gee-Pay or GPAI-Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence is a 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…

K-FON Project of Kerala to be implemented by December

On May 30, 2020, the Kerala Government announced that the ambitious project of the state called the K-FON (Kerala Fibre Optic Network) project is to be implemented by December 2020. Key Features of the Project Under the K-FON project the Kerala Government aims to link all the houses and offices in the state with optical Read More…