CCI probe into Google: What are the allegations?

What is the News? The Competition Commission of India(CCI) has ordered an investigation into the conduct of Google in the smart TV segment over allegations that the company’s agreements with smart TV manufacturers restricted the development and usage of alternate versions of Android. What are the alleged violations of the Competition Act by Google? According… Continue reading CCI probe into Google: What are the allegations?

CCI Releases ‘Market Study on E-commerce in India’

News:The Competition Commission of India(CCI) has released a Report titled ‘Market Study on E-commerce in India: Key Findings and Observations’. Facts: Key takeaways from the study: The E-Commerce Sector was established in 2009.However, the sector gained momentum in 2014.  In 2017, the sector held 3,500 million USD investment.There are around 4757 E-commerce start-ups in India… Continue reading CCI Releases ‘Market Study on E-commerce in India’

CCI imposes penalty on Chemists and Druggists Association and Pharmaceutical Companies

The Competition Commission of India(CCI) has imposed penalty amounting to Rs 74 crore on four chemists and pharmaceutical companies after they were found violating the provisions of the Competition Act,2002. The penalty was imposed after CCI had found the drug associations responsible for mandating the requirement of obtaining NOC(No Objection Certificate) prior to the appointment… Continue reading CCI imposes penalty on Chemists and Druggists Association and Pharmaceutical Companies

CCI probing if Maruti forced its dealers to limit their discounts

The Competition Commission of India(CCI) is looking into allegations against Maruti Suzuki for resorting to anti-competitive practices. The allegation is that Maruti Suzuki has forced its dealers to limit the discounts they offer which had effectively stifled the competition among the dealers.It had also harmed the consumers who could have benefited from lower prices if… Continue reading CCI probing if Maruti forced its dealers to limit their discounts

CCI probes Google for unfair practices

The Competition Commission of India(CCI) has ordered an investigation into Google for allegedly abusing the dominant position of its popular Android mobile operating system to block rivals. This investigation has been ordered after European Commission had fined Google on a similar complaint. The European Commission found that Google had abused its market dominance since 2011… Continue reading CCI probes Google for unfair practices

CCI gives speedy nod to L&T bid for Mindtree

The Competition Commi­ssion of India (CCI) has approved engineering and construction major Larsen & Toubro’s (L&T’s) proposal to acquire up to 66.15% stake in Mindtree.With this nod,L&T has overcome the first major regulatory hurdle in its bid for hostile takeover of the Mindtree. A hostile takeover is the acquisition of one company (called the target… Continue reading CCI gives speedy nod to L&T bid for Mindtree