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Amazon chief came bearing gifts... After a visit to the Gandhi memorial on Jan. 14, Jeff Bezos appeared as a "surprise" guest at the Amazon India event for small and medium businesses. With a $1 billion investment, he declared that the 21st century will be the Indian century.

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  • Bezos also spent a considerable amount of time speaking about space explorations and climate change. He said that Amazon is on track to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Accord 10 years early. Amazon India had also previously announced that it will do away with single-use plastic in its packaging by June 2020.

  • The timing of his trip is quite an interesting one. With Budget just a few days away, on Monday, fair market watchdog, the Competition Commission of India (CCI), initiated a probe in the business practices of e-commerce platforms including Amazon against a petition filed by Delhi Vyapar Mahasangh. Additionally

    The timing of his trip is quite an interesting one. With Budget just a few days away, on Monday, fair market watchdog, the Competition Commission of India (CCI), initiated a probe in the business practices of e-commerce platforms including Amazon against a petition filed by Delhi Vyapar Mahasangh. Additionally, there are reports doing the round in Indian media that it is unlikely that the commerce minister Piyush Goyal will meet Bezos.