B2B of the day: Competition Commission of India (CCI), UN Disarmament Commission (UNDC), International Press Institute

Here are 3 Back2Basics collections from today’s news items

B2B #1: From News- Cabinet approves downsizing of Competition Commission of India

Competition Commission of India (CCI)

  1. Competition Commission of India is a statutory body of the Government of India
  2. It is responsible for enforcing The Competition Act, 2002 throughout India and to prevent activities that have an appreciable adverse effect on competition in India
  3. The Act prohibits anti-competitive agreements, abuse of dominant position by enterprises and regulates combinations (acquisition, acquiring of control and Merger and acquisition), which causes or likely to cause an appreciable adverse effect on competition within India
  4. It is the duty of the Commission to eliminate practices having an adverse effect on competition, promote and sustain competition, protect the interests of consumers and ensure freedom of trade in the markets of India
  5. CCI consists of a Chairperson and 6 Members (now 4) appointed by the Central Government

B2B #2: From News- Opposed to ‘weaponisation’ of outer space: India to UN

UN Disarmament Commission (UNDC)

  1. In 1952, the UN General Assembly created the United Nations Disarmament Commission (UNDC) under the Security Council
  2. The Disarmament Commission was re-established at the first Special Session of the General Assembly devoted to Disarmament in 1978 to succeed an earlier Disarmament Commission, which ceased to convene after 1965
  3. It was created as a deliberative body, with the function of considering and making recommendations on various issues in the field of disarmament and of following up on the relevant decisions and recommendations of the special session
  4. It has a mandate to prepare proposals for a treaty for the regulation, limitation and balanced reduction of all armed forces and all armaments, including the elimination of all weapons of mass destruction
  5. It reports annually to the General Assembly
  6. Since 1978, the Disarmament Commission has dealt with numerous disarmament-related questions, both nuclear and conventional

B2B #3: From News- International Press Institute terms contentious fake news guidlines ‘misguided policy’

International Press Institute

  1. International Press Institute (IPI) is a global organization dedicated to the promotion and protection of press freedom and the improvement of journalism practices
  2. Founded in October 1950, the IPI has members in over 120 countries
  3. IPI’s membership is made up of editors and media executives working for some of the world’s most respected media outlets
  4. IPI is a member of the International Freedom of Expression Exchange, a global network of non-governmental organizations that monitors press freedom and free expression violations worldwide
  5. IPI enjoys consultative status with the UN, UNESCO and the Council of Europe
  6. Each year, IPI publishes an authoritative report on media violations around the world: The World Press Freedom Review

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