Indian start-ups urge CCI to order Google to reinstate apps.

Syllabus: GS-III, Subject: Current Affairs, Topic: Schemes/Policies/programes, Issue: Competition commission of India

Context:  Indian start-ups have asked the Competition Commission of India (CCI) to order Google to reinstate apps it had removed.

  • Google removed more than 100 Indian apps for not complying with its policies.

Competition Commission of India (CCI)

  • It is a statutory body within the Ministry of Corporate Affairs
  • Chief national competition regulator in India.
  • Responsible for enforcing the Competition Act, 2002 to promote fair competition

Key Functions:

  • Investigates anti-competitive agreements and cartels.
  • Examines and regulates mergers and acquisitions exceeding a certain threshold.
  • Regulates unfair competition practices.
  • Advocates and promotes competition awareness.
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