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GD Topic 2022: Will Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) disrupt E-Commerce, and become the next UPI and Aadhaar?

The ambitious Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC), which has been launched in five pilot cities, could completely transform ecommerce in India. Like the Unified Payments Interface (UPI), the ONDC is developing an open digital network with an architecture designed to let all types of e-retail apps and platforms “talk” to each other in the same way that the UPI allows every payment app to seamlessly transfer funds. The ONDC has many implications for the digital ecosystem and its data flow.

GD Topic: SUPER APP in India – Will TATA NEU work? Do customers want Integration or Decentralization

Tata Neu has turned out to be an instant hit among customers and also is high on the list of most downloaded apps. The super app, which ranked 48th on the App Annie list of most downloaded apps in the country across segments on Google Play a day after it was launched (April 8), jumped to the second spot by April 11, a place behind social e-commerce app Meesho, which is at the top for weeks in a row.

 

Sustainable Development Goals: India Ranked 120th; Does Sustainable Development hamper Industrial Growth and Economy?

Sustainable Development Project aims to have a state of society where living conditions and resources are utilized to continue to meet human needs without disturbing the ecology and stability of the natural system. It is a methodological process that organizes human development along with sustaining the ability of natural resources and eco system services on which the economy and society depend.

GD Topics: Facebook rebrands to Meta: Is Metaverse a revolutionary technology, or just hype?

In 2021, Facebook was renamed "Meta Platforms" and its chairman Mark Zuckerberg declared a company commitment to developing a metaverse. While the facebook rebrands to Meta, this has made Metaverse the new buzz word in the business and social world. Some Experts compare Metaverse in 2022 to where Internet was in 1970s in US. Clearly a lot lies ahead! And some experts are already taking about its negative impact.

Air India Disinvestment by BJP Government & Acquisition by TATAs: Selling Family Silver or Saving Taxpayer’s Money

Air India is expected to be handed over to Tata Group very soon as the government has decided to complete the disinvestment process on January 27, a senior official said. Sharing the AIR India Disinvestment Tata take over process, Vinod Hejmadi, Director Finance, Air India, said in an email to sent to employees on Jan 24, "The disinvestment of Air India is now decided to be on the 27 January 2022. The closing balance sheet as on 20th Jan has to be provided today 24th Jan so that it can be reviewed by Tatas and any changes can be effected on Wednesday".

GD PI WAT Preparation

GD PI WAT Rounds are conducted for MBA Admissions to IIMs and other leading B-schools after the announcement of MBA entrance exam results. B-schools shortlist applicants based on their admission criteria and conduct the Personal Assessment Round which consists of Personal Interview, Group Discussion and Written Abilities Test. Infact it will be fair to say that CAT/XAT scores are only used for shortlisting students, while the real selection happens through the GD PI WAT round. Typically 10 candidates are invited by MBA Colleges for every admission seat. So expect a tough competition!

Latest GD Topic 2022: Global Climate Change - India to achieve Net Zero emissions by 2070: PM Modi; Can India really be a global leader?

The UK hosted the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 31 October – 13 November 2021.Speaking at the Global Climate Change conference, UN Secretary General António Guterres demanded that people stop "treating nature like a toilet" he sharply criticised continued use of fossil fuels, saying "we are digging our own graves".

Coal Crisis in India: Key Facts, Reasons, How to Overcome?

The coal crisis brings a sense of déjà vu as the storyline seems similar to what happens when there is a shortage of sugar or onions. The difference is that the shortage of farm products is normally due to crop failure while the reasons for coal shortage are more human-made.

 

India is on the verge of a power crisis as the stock of coal at country’s thermal power plants has hit at critically low levels. Many power plants are operating with zero reserve stock or with stocks that could last just a few days. Many States have resorted to load-shedding to save power.

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