‘E­commerce sites must state country of origin’

  • The Centre told the Delhi High Court on Wednesday that all e-­commerce entities, including Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal, have to ensure the mandatory declaration of country of origin of imported products sold on their respective sites.
  • The Department of Consumer Affairs, in an affidavit, said the law relating to the issue was enacted under the Legal Metrology Act, 2009 and the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011.


India, China not to use UAVs at friction points

  • The Chinese and Indian armies have agreed to not use unmanned aerial vehicles at the friction points in eastern Ladakh along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), other than for mutually agreed “short time periods”
  • The confidence ­building measure has impacted real­time verification of the de­escalation process, as aerial objects cannot be used within 10 km of the face­off sites, a senior government official said.