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National Logistics Policy: Will it Reduce Costs & Improve Competitiveness of India

The Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi has announced the National Logistics Policy on September 17, 2022 with the key objectives to ease and accelerate the movement of goods, giving a boost to trade sector by minimising the cost of logistics which stands around 13 to 14 percent at present, and to enhance the competitiveness of India among top exporting countries.   Incidentally, the National Logistics Policy was launched on the day of bringing Cheetahs to India.

GD Topics 2022: Inflation in India: Key Terms, Reasons, Impact, Remedies

Inflation is a situation of rising prices in the economy. Inflation means an increase in the cost of living as the price of goods and services rise. The rate of inflation measures the annual percentage change in the general price level. Inflation is also called a “necessary evil” -- no one likes it but it is needed for economic growth. However, too much inflation can create major problems for policy makers.

 

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.

 

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