CCI scanner on big data sector to prevent anti-competitive activity

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) is focusing on the big data sector to prevent anti-competitive activity. “We will conduct surveys of big data firms and new-age economy companies,” said CCI, chairman. CCI was trying to understand how anti-competition activities were conducted in this sector. The new-age economy includes all e-sales platforms.

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The government is aiming to achieve 10% blending percentage of ethanol in petrol by 2022

The highest ever ethanol procurement stands around 150 crore litres during ethanol supply year 2017-18 which is sufficient for around 4.22% blending on pan India basis, the statement said. Therefore, an alternate route of 2G ethanol from biomass and other wastes is being explored by the government to bridge the supply gap for ethanol blending programme.

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Polycrystalline Ceramics

Polycrystalline ceramic is a composite (Composed of a mixture of very small crystals of minerals separable by mechanical means); which is hard, brittle, heat-resistant and corrosion-resistant and whose property reflects the properties of its constituents: grains (crystallite of different minerals) and grain boundaries (areas where these crystallite meet)

Biomarkers

A Biomarker (BM) is a chemical substance (occurring naturally, synthesized from an organic compound or synthesized artificially, etc.) that can be used as a measuring parameter indicating different conditions like (exposure, effect, susceptibility, or clinical disease, etc.) within a biological system like (Group of Populations, Systems of Organs & Tissues, Systems of Cellular Organelle, etc.)

Young ventures face many challenges including competing with large defense companies ?

Experts say that startups and small firms can play a key role to help the country for indigenisation in the defense sector. India was the world’s largest importer of major arms in 2013–17 and accounted for 12 per cent of the global total, according to Sweden-based Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). India’s imports increased by 24 per cent between 2008–12 and 2013–17.

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Access to ISRO’s technology

New space company to facilitate Isro tech transfer to industry. Till now, ISRO had to directly engage with private companies and oversee the entire process of technology transfer. The new company will be set up under Department of Space and will be based in Bangalore. This new company will be different from Antrix, Isro’s commercial arm, as the latter is only involved in commercial launches of foreign satellites.

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