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Feb 03, 2020
Budget 2020: A mixed bag for healthcare services, pharma sector; additional duties on medical devices to hike costs for consumersWhile one of the key focus areas for this Budget 2020-21 on socio-welfare front is to widen the reach of affordable healthcare services, it also lays emphasis on government policy of ‘Make in India’.
Jan 22, 2020
ASEAN Secretariat invites India for RCEP meeting next month in Bali, govt yet to decide on participationThe RCEP, comprising 10-member ASEAN bloc and six other countries India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, is engaged in negotiations for a free-trade pact.
May 13, 2019
Pepisco drops case against Gujarat potato farmers: Lessons to be learnt by MNC in failed fight with domestic producersPepsico has been forced to come down on its knees after the threat of a boycott of its products in India gained traction
May 01, 2019
PepsiCo sues potato farmers: US firm is right in enforcing its IPR, but slapping Rs 1 cr law suit is bad opticsThe private dispute between the company and farmers became a political issue after 192 organisations publicly urged PepsiCo to withdraw its suit
Apr 26, 2019
Farm groups protest as PepsiCo sues Gujarat farmers for growing potato variety used to manufacture Lays chipsPotato farmers in North Gujarat are being sued under the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act, 2001, (PVP act for short), filed by the Indian arm of the multinational giant Pepsico India Holdings pvt ltd for growing a potato variety it uses to manufacture Lays chips.
Mar 28, 2019
China makes unprecedented proposals on tech transfer with the US to end prolonged trade warChina makes unrivalled proposals on a range of issues — forced technology transfer, cyber theft.
Dec 27, 2018
China's draft foreign investment law proposes a ban on forced technology transferThe draft comes after US accused China of unfair trade practices including intellectual property theft.
Dec 13, 2018
Hindustan Unilever pitches for reducing corporate tax rate; urges govt to relax local sourcing normsIn February this year, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley lowered corporate tax rate to 25 percent for businesses with turnover up to Rs 250 crore.
May 29, 2018
Tencent scraps investment in media company Chaping after the latter faces criticism for 'hidden plagiarism'Tencent which owns WeChat has scrapped an investment of 30 million yuan in Chaping which has been criticised online for its handling of copyright issues.
May 03, 2018
Innovate in India: The country cannot afford to wait any longer for a robust intellectual property rights regimeIndia’s patent productivity is quite low compared to that of Japan, US, South Korea, and China. Patents being filed in India are 17 to a million people.