Tata To Become India’s 1st IPhone Manufacturer As Wistron Approves Factory Sale.

  • The Tata Group has taken a significant step towards manufacturing and assembling Apple iPhones in India for both domestic and international markets by acquiring Wistron’s operations in India.
  • The Tata Group has set an ambitious timeline to commence iPhone production within just two and a half years.
  • This endeavor is expected to bolster India’s position as a prominent hub for smartphone manufacturing and exports.
  • Wistron, a significant player in the global electronics manufacturing sector, has granted approval for the sale of its operations in India to the Tata Group.

Jai Bhim Mukhyamatri Pratibha Vikas Yojna Launched By Delhi Government.

  • The Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi is inviting applications from eligible students belonging to SC/ST/OBC/EWS categories for free coaching under the Jai Bhim Mukhyamatri Pratibha Vikas Yojna.
  • This initiative aims to provide coaching for various competitive examinations and entrance tests.
  • Eligible Examinations under this scheme are: a. Various Group (A, B, C) Recruitment Exams conducted by agencies like SSC/DSSSB/Railway/Bank and entrance exams for MBA, MCA.
  • b. Various recruitment exams for Defense forces, including NDA, CDS, AFCAT.
  • c. Exams for recruitment of technical posts, such as IES, GATE, A.E., J.E.
  • Eligible students can receive free coaching from specific empanelled coaching institutes.
  • Students also have the option to join non-empanelled coaching institutes and receive fee reimbursement, subject to the scheme’s prescribed limit.

Centre Launches "Dark Patterns Buster Hackathon 2023" To Combat Deceptive Practices In E-Commerce.

  • The Department of Consumer Affairs (DoCA) in India, in partnership with IIT-BHU, has launched the Dark Patterns Buster Hackathon 2023.
  • This initiative aims to harness the collective power of hackers to develop cutting-edge solutions that protect consumers from the deceptive practices of dark patterns in e-commerce platforms.
  • Dark patterns are deceptive design practices in user interface/user experience interactions across digital platforms, designed to mislead or trick users into unintended actions.
  • The primary goal of this initiative is to protect consumers from various forms of unfair trade practices.
  • The hackathon seeks to address not only the existing ten identified dark patterns but also new ones like Rogue Malwares, Trick Wording, and Saas Billing.

JioSpaceFiber: India’s First Satellite-Based Gigabit Broadband Service.

  • Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd, India’s leading telecommunications provider has introduced JioSpaceFiber satellite broadband service.
  • This groundbreaking initiative was officially unveiled at the India Mobile Congress and represents the nation’s first satellite-driven giga fiber service.
  • The primary goal of this satellite broadband service is to extend high-speed internet access to previously underserved and remote regions in India.
  • By enabling this connectivity, Jio aims to bring millions of homes and businesses in India online, many of which are experiencing broadband internet for the first time.

CCI Becomes A Member Of International Competition Network Committee.

  • The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has achieved a significant milestone by becoming a part of the prestigious 18-member steering committee of the International Competition Network (ICN).
  • The ICN, which comprises 140 competition agencies from around the world, is a unique global body dedicated exclusively to competition law enforcement.
  • Its primary purpose is to provide antitrust authorities with a specialized and informal platform for maintaining regular contacts and addressing practical competition concerns.

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