elhi Government to Engage With E-Commerce Firms Over Single-Use Plastic Ban

The Delhi government plans to engage with various e-commerce firms and food delivery platforms, including Zomato, Swiggy, Amazon and Flipkart, for effective implementation of the ban on single-use plastic (SUP) items in the capital, officials said on Saturday. These firms have a huge business in Delhi and it has only increased after the Covid pandemic, they […]

Huawei Loses Appeal on Swedish Government’s 5G Rollout Ban in Local Court

A Swedish court on Wednesday rejected an appeal from China’s Huawei over the government’s decision to ban the network equipment giant from the rollout of 5G mobile network infrastructure in the Nordic country. The administrative court of appeal in Stockholm said in a statement it believed it was fair to assume that the use of […]

UAE, Others Ban Pixar’s Lightyear Over Kiss Between Lesbian Characters

The United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar on Monday banned Disney-Pixar’s animated feature film Lightyear from screening in cinemas because it features characters in a same-sex relationship. The film would not be licensed for screening in the UAE’s as it violated the nation’s media content standard, the Ministry of Youth and Culture’s media […]

EU Unclear on Ban of Cloud Services in Russia Amid Invasion of Ukraine

The European Union is working on a possible ban on the provision of cloud services to Russia as part of new sanctions against the Kremlin for the invasion of Ukraine, an EU official told Reuters on Wednesday, noting the measure was technically complex. If introduced, it is unclear how the EU ban would affect Russia, […]

Huawei, ZTE to Face Ban in Canada for National Security

Canada on Thursday said it plans to ban the use of China’s Huawei and ZTE 5G gear to protect national security, joining the rest of the so-called Five Eyes intelligence-sharing network. “We intend to exclude Huawei and ZTE from our 5G networks,” Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne told reporters in Ottawa. “Providers who already have this equipment installed […]

Indonesia To Lift Ban On Palm Oil Exports Next Week

Indonesia issued the ban last month to secure supplies in the face of a domestic shortage. Jakarta: Indonesia will lift its ban on palm oil exports next week, President Joko Widodo said Thursday, relieving pressure on the global vegetable oil market after prices spiked because of the suspension and the war in Ukraine. The archipelago […]

Bitcoin Mining Continues to Thrive in China Despite Ban, Reveals Data

China is back again as a key center for Bitcoin mining, despite the country outright banning the activity one year ago. The Cambridge Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index (CBECI) provided by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) shows that Chinese Bitcoin mining activities have rebounded, and it’s currently the second-largest in the world — contributing […]

Whisky Maker Loses Legal Fight To Ban Rival’s ‘Green Choice’ Brand Name

HC rejects ‘Original Choice’ whisky maker’s petition against rival using ‘Green Choice’ The Karnataka High Court has rejected the objections raised against the approval given by the state Excise Commissioner to the use of the brand name ‘Green Choice’ by Empee Distilleries Ltd. The petition challenging the approval was filed by John Distilleries Pvt Ltd, […]

Nigeria’s Regulator Sets New Crypto Rules, A Reversal From Last Year’s Ban

Nigeria’s markets regulator publishes rules on crypto assets Nigeria’s markets regulator has published a set of regulations for digital assets, signalling Africa’s most populous country is trying to find a middle ground between an outright ban on crypto assets and their unregulated use. Nigeria’s central bank last year banned banks and financial institutions from dealing […]

Wheat Exports Ban, “Adds To Growing Food Inflation Risks In Asia”: Nomura

“Indias export ban should exert upward pressure on global wheat prices”: Nomura India’s decision to ban wheat exports will “add to growing food inflation risks in Asia,” said Nomura in its “Asia Insights” research note. Here Are The Key Comments From The Nomura Report: “India’s export ban should exert upward pressure on global wheat prices.” […]

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