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The Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust (LSE:SMT) has plummeted in value this past week and shareholders would like to know if it will recover. Shares in the trust are down over 25% since last month after riding high most of last year. Its share price is now back around where it was in November, but in a year, the trust is still up 85%. The reason for the boom and bust is technology. The US tech sector had a sensational run through 2020 but is now experiencing a correction, and SMT is heavily tech-focused.Can US tech stocks recover?I don’t own shares in SMT, but I did buy another Baillie Gifford fund last month, at the peak of the US tech boom. Today that looks a big mistake. My investment in the Baillie Gifford American Fund is down 17% and its main holdings, Shopify and Amazon, are haemorrhaging money. 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Please enter your comment! State House District 45 Feature: Kelvin L. CobarisBishop Kelvin L. Cobaris has public service in his blood, and for a person who has never run for or held elected office, that’s surprising.“I come from a family of public servants,” he said. “My father was a union guy and a firefighter. He fought hard for African Americans to excel in the fire department. My uncle became the first black fire chief of Orlando. My father was also a commissioner in Eatonville and later served as the vice mayor, and my mother and grandmother were part of many missionaries…you could say I come from a family of service. My pedigree is to serve the community.”Cobaris is looking to change all of that with his first venture into politics – a run for The State House District 45 office. It’s an odd election with five Democrats running against no incumbent and no Republicans. What would typically be a primary on August 30th becomes the general election, meaning the winner of the five-person race wins the election, with or without a majority. Cobaris is happy to let the voters make the call.“The race is crowded and a lot of good people are running, but it will all come down to what the people decide,” he said.Bishop Kelvin CobarisCobaris is the Lead Pastor at Impact Church in Orlando. He founded the 250-member non-denominational church in 2004. And like public service, ministry has also been in his blood at a very young age. According to Cobaris, he was a child prodigy in ministry at age 5, ordained at 16-years-old and pastored his first church at age 18 while still in college.His faith would guide his decisions as a representative, but he is careful to point out he can balance church and state issues.“Faith is what this campaign is established upon and founded upon. It is the driving force on why I am going to be a legislator. But I’m conscious of the fact that I’m representing all of Florida and not just the Christians. You still need men of faith that have values and integrity to lead in positions like this and I know people are fearful that I’m going to mix church with state and it’s just going to be church, church, church. But I assure them that I’m a balanced leader that will take the oath of office to uphold the Constitution, but at the same time I think the values and convictions I have help influence other legislators to make the right decisions for the better good of Florida.”And being a pastor also gives him another unusual title – conservative Democrat.“Me being a man of faith makes me conservative on social issues,” he said. “What makes me a conservative Democrat is my balanced perspective. I support a gradual minimum wage increase. I believe in balance and sustainability for both business owner and employee.”And with the current makeup of The Florida Legislature being dominated by Republicans, Cobaris believes his conservative balance will help him to make headway where other Democrats would be unable.“I come from a family of public servants. My father was a union guy and a firefighter. He fought hard for African Americans to excel in the fire department. My uncle became the first black fire chief of Orlando. My father was also a commissioner in Eatonville and later served as the vice mayor, and my mother and grandmother were part of many missionaries…you could say I come from a family of service. My pedigree is to serve the community.”-Kelvin L. Cobaris“I know how to work across the aisle. I know how to work with people and find out what they value, what their agenda is and see how our agendas can mesh, and collaborate to work together for the better good of the people. I have relationships with Republican leaders now, and I’m going to use that as leverage on negotiating with my other Republican counterparts.He even believes he can work with Republican Governor Rick Scott.“Once I find out his plan, his vision…I want to see how my plan and vision can work not against his vision, but how it can work for the better interest and I can bring the appropriations and support that I need back home to District 45.”At his core, Cobaris wants to be a strong advocate for education… The key? Choice and accountability.Cobaris is the Lead Pastor at the Impact Church in Orlando.“I want to fully fund our public schools, I am pro-school-choice. However I want accountability for our charter schools and private schools… wherever our state funds are going I want those schools to be on an excellent level because District 45 has a number of under-performing schools. I would also like to see vocational magnets put back into our high schools so that students who may not be on the college track can work on skills and tap into that innovation they have now and upon graduation go right into the workforce and make good money.”He believes South Apopka could prosper with more jobs, training and better housing opportunities.“Affordable housing is not affordable to many. And we need to make sure we can appropriate projects, so that we can create affordable homes in South Apopka and give that area a facelift. Right now South Apopka has a socio-economic plight which means people do not have access to opportunity. So I’m going to work hard to get that access for them. I’ll work with local government officials to make sure that access is provided for whatever appropriation we can provide to help sustain the projects we have coming already like the Adult Learning Center, but at the same time to support the infrastructure around South Apopka to make the area and community look better. Because when it looks better and it has the things people need, people tend to have more respect for where they live. If we improve those conditions, people will see it as a quality place to work, live and play.”If elected, Cobaris plans to beat the bushes in the Legislature with a business recruiting jobs plan for District 45.In Tallahassee I’ll look for every company coming to Florida and make sure they know about District 45 so that we get a piece of that pie. I’m going to be a strong advocate for businesses coming here so people can get those jobs.He believes he can best serve the people of District 45 because he is one of them.“I desire the public to really consider me as their representative because a vote for me is a vote for themselves. I’m a person who knows them, who understand them and who will support them in Tallahassee. I’m not going there with my agenda, I’m going with our agenda.” You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSKelvin CobarisState House District 45 election Previous article9/11 Memorial update and more at NORWF this weekNext articleOn this day: Woodstock! Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. 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ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/884342/alto-de-pinheiros-house-amz-arquitetos Clipboard Photographs: Maíra AcayabaInterior Design:Marina LinharesLandscape Design:Rodrigo OliveiraLighting Company:Lightwork/ LDartiStructural Engineering Company :Ney ConstantiniConstruction Company:Construction CompanyInstallations:Zamaro Architects In Charge:Pablo Alvarenga, Manoel Maia, Adriana ZampieriTeam:Gabriel Rocchetti, Carolina CalmonCity:São PauloCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Maíra AcayabaRecommended ProductsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. The Alto de Pinheiros house program spreads along the ground level taking good advantage of its site. With an L-shaped plan, covered by a large marquee, it encompasses 3 courtyards ensuring the presence of nature in all major spaces of the house. In the second floor, are located the service rooms and the gym.Save this picture!SchemeSupported by slim metal pillars, a veranda was created along the L-plan’s whole inner edge. It connects directly to all living and dining spaces when the sliding doors are open, allowing them full view and direct access to the main garden courtyard. The veranda’s wide roof overhang helps shade and avoids overheating of the glass facades.Save this picture!© Maíra AcayabaIn order to improve light distribution, several skylights were created throughout the house guaranteeing natural light to reach the interior. Perforated walls also allow the entry of natural light while preserving privacy in the rooms.Save this picture!SectionsWhen in the living room, it is possible to contemplate the sky and the adjacent water courtyard. An inner garden separates the dinning, living and intimate spaces.Save this picture!© Maíra AcayabaThe sleeping spaces and family room open up to a more private courtyard that serves as a playground and an intimate outdoor space.Save this picture!© Maíra AcayabaProject gallerySee allShow lessCall for Applications: 2018 ArchDaily ResidencyOpportunitiesElon Musk, Architects David Benjamin and Kate Orff Among Rolling Stone’s “25 People …Architecture News Share 2014 Brazil “COPY” Save this picture!© Maíra Acayaba+ 13 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/884342/alto-de-pinheiros-house-amz-arquitetos Clipboard Area: 789 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeAMZ ArquitetosOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSao PauloSão PauloBrazilPublished on November 29, 2017Cite: “Alto de Pinheiros House / AMZ Arquitetos” 29 Nov 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Liver disease charity signs up trust fundraising agency AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Based in Birmingham, the Foundation provides support and information to families and young people affected by childhood liver disease, as well as funding research into all aspects of paediatric liver disease, including social research.Wootton George Consulting is an NCVO Approved Consultancy, established in 1998by Gill Wootton and Simon George, both active Members of the Institute of Fundraising.The company runs a team of 10 consultants across the UK, working on a wide range ofassignments. Howard Lake | 2 August 2004 | News Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. 21 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis National charity the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation has commissioned WoottonGeorge Consulting to help develop its charitable trust fundraising programme.Wootton George Consulting (WGC) will help develop the existing fundraising strategy in terms of trusts and charitable foundation support of the Foundation’s programmes, contact mapping and research, and making high grade applications. It will also mentor the Foundation’s trust fundraising staff. The work will be conducted by Director Simon George and consultant Jeremy Sparkes, who has many years’ experience of medical fundraising. Advertisement
April 27, 2021 Find out more News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate release of dissident writer Wang Dejia, who was arrested at his home in Guilin, in the southern province of Guangxi, on 13 December and was charged with “subverting state authority.” He uses the pen-name of Jing Chu.”Eight months before the Beijing Olympic Games, it is very worrying to learn of the arrest of another writer who had criticised the way the games are being organised,” the press freedom organisation said. “It suggests that there could be an increase in repression of Chinese who dare to voice reserves about the games, either online or to foreign journalists.”Wang was arrested when police came and searched his home in the Quanzhou Chengbei district of Guilin on the afternoon of 13 December, removing articles, books and his computer. His family said he was accused of defamation and was taken to the Quanzhou Chengbei police station in the early evening. Later that night, the family learned that he had been charged with “inciting subversion of state authority.”His brother and his cousin went to the police station where he had been taken, but were not allowed to see him.His arrest could be linked to articles he had written and posted on the Minzhu Luntan (Democracy Forum http://asiademo.org/) and the Aboluowang forum. They carry such headlines as “Illegal possession of state secrets: a Communist Party invention for persecuting prisoners of conscience”, “Manacled Olympic Games will bring the public nothing but misfortune” and “With journalist Li Yuanlong sentenced to two years for four articles, how much will I get?”.Wang met US embassy representatives in October to discuss the human rights situation. His family thinks his arrest is linked to both the meeting and his articles. June 2, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber Censorship Figures Organisation December 18, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Writer arrested after criticising Beijing Olympics to go further Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Help by sharing this information News Follow the news on China News RSF_en ChinaAsia – Pacific ChinaAsia – Pacific News Receive email alerts March 12, 2021 Find out more
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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. As Los Angeles County was struggling to escape the state’s restrictive purple tier prohibiting school and business reopenings, the state was surpassing the 1 million case mark in the COVID-19 pandemic.On Thursday, state officials announced that 1,000,535 people have been infected with COVID-19, which the World Health Organization declared a pandemic on March 11.“We’re forgetting,” said Daisy Dodd, infectious disease specialist with Kaiser Permanente in Pasadena, “we’re mingling together, people are sick of being locked up and not being able to interact, so they’re having larger gatherings and they might not necessarily be taking the proper precautions, the masking, the distancing, and, you know, the hand-washing.”Lax attitudes about fighting the virus have sent efforts at prevention in the wrong direction.Pasadena Public Health Department officials reported 19 new infections Thursday, but no new deaths. The city has seen a total of 3,027 cases of the virus and 129 deaths, with the last fatality reported on Oct. 8.Over the prior week, Pasadena recorded an average of 19.6 new infections each day, according to city data.Huntington Hospital reported treating 27 COVID-19 patients on Thursday.For the first time since the tier system was implemented, no counties advanced last week to a less-restrictive level. Three counties, including San Diego County, regressed to the most-restrictive “purple” tier from the less-onerous “red” level.Five other counties moved backward from the “orange” level into the “red” tier, while three others slipped out of the least-restrictive “yellow” level and back into the “orange” tier.For one week, Los Angeles County hit the threshold to advance to the “red” tier, but failed to maintain low infection rates for a second week. Counties must meet the guidelines for two consecutive weeks to move up the color-coded ladder.The surge has left Pasadena unable to get businesses reopened and local students back in school.“The trendline has to change and move in the other direction in order for us to make progress towards the other tier,” Pasadena Public Health Director Dr. Ying-Ying Goh told the City Council on Monday. “I hope every day we can move in that direction, but it requires the cooperation and actions of everybody in L.A. County.”The surge has increased concerns about more lockdowns. In Northern California, county leaders were taking action to limit the spread of the virus. In Alameda County, officials froze reopenings, although that county is in the orange tier, indicating a moderate infection rate.“The behaviors that we do now to limit the spread are paramount and most important,” said Dr. Kristian Schwab, a pulmonologist and critical care physician with UCLA Health who treats adult patients with general pulmonary conditions and has a particular focus on ICU recovery and COVID-19 pulmonary disease.“I think the longer-term solution will hopefully be a vaccine. And there seems to be some promising results that have been coming out in the last couple of days. But still, I think that it will be a while until the entire public has access to the vaccine,” Schwab said.“Doing what we can now and taking these measures on the individual level to help protect the whole community is really important,” she said.Health officials have misgivings about the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, which they believe will lead to even more infections.After months of restrictions, officials fear many people will make exceptions and attend gatherings that will further increase infections as California begins the holiday season.Health officials have seen previous spikes after holidays earlier this year.“If we don’t slow the spread now, we’re heading into a very unfortunate holiday season,” LA County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer told the Board of Supervisors on Monday. 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News UpdatesDelhi Court Denies Bail To COVID Patient Arrested For Escaping Quarantine And Beating Police Officials Karan Tripathi4 May 2020 5:22 AMShare This – xA Delhi Court has rejected the bail application of a symptomatic patient of COVID19 virus, who was arrested for trying to escape the quarantine centre, creating ruckus, and beating up police officials.While rejecting the bail, the Duty Magistrate Rishabh Kapoor at Tis Hazari Court noted that:’The material on record prima facie show that the accused has indulged in serious offences of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA Delhi Court has rejected the bail application of a symptomatic patient of COVID19 virus, who was arrested for trying to escape the quarantine centre, creating ruckus, and beating up police officials.While rejecting the bail, the Duty Magistrate Rishabh Kapoor at Tis Hazari Court noted that:’The material on record prima facie show that the accused has indulged in serious offences of attacking the public officials working in the present time of COVID crisis. Besides, prima facie it also emerges that the accused tried to escape the quarantine facility, despite being a symptomatic patient of COVID19, which in itself is an act prejudicial to the interest of the community at large.’The accused had moved a bail application under section 437 of the Criminal Procedure Code stating that he has been in custody for 12 days for offences he is falsely implicated with. In the status report, the Investigating Officer informed the court that the accused, along with the co-accused, have broken the CCTV cameras of the shelter home, where they were placed under quarantine facility. It was further informed that the accused caught hold of the police officials and pelted stones at them, due to which, many officers sustained injuries. While stating that the accused has committed offences under sections 186/332/353/188/269/270 of the IPC, the police submitted that the accused also tried to jump from the 3rd floor of the quarantine centre with the intention to escape. Opposing these submissions, the counsel for the accused/applicant argued that the accused had been falsely implicated as it has not been explained by the police as to how the accused came to possess bricks and stones in the shelter home. Citing his clean record and no criminal antecedents, the accused further sought to substantiate his argument of false implication by submitting that the police is yet to seize the CCTV cameras. Apart from the arguments, the court also took into consideration the medical report which showed that certain police officers in fact have sustained injuries. While denying bail to the accused, the court highlighted that the offences he’s charged with are serious and grave, especially in the context of the ongoing crisis. The court also relied upon the judgement of the Supreme Court in CBI v. Amaramani Tripathi, wherein it was stated that, while adjudicating on bail, the court has to consider factors such as behaviour, character and the likelihood of repeating the offense.Next Story
News Updates[Tablighi Jamaat] Delhi HC Issues Notice In Plea Seeking Quashing Of Second FIR, After Entering Into A Plea Bargain For First FIR Radhika Roy31 July 2020 4:08 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court has issued notice in the plea filed by foreign nationals who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi, seeking for quashing of a second FIR which had been registered against them for events for which they had entered into a plea bargain. The matter was heard by Justice Anup J. Bhambhani who issued notice to the Respondents and sought for…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Delhi High Court has issued notice in the plea filed by foreign nationals who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi, seeking for quashing of a second FIR which had been registered against them for events for which they had entered into a plea bargain. The matter was heard by Justice Anup J. Bhambhani who issued notice to the Respondents and sought for a status report to be filed before the next date. The Petitioners were represented by Senior Advocate Rebecca M. John, along with Advocates Ashima Mandla and Mandakini Singh. John submitted to the Court that the first FIR had been registered on 31st March, by the Crime Branch against the leader of the Markaz and his associates. Subsequently, a petition had been moved on behalf of 955 foreigners who had been chargesheeted; out of them, 911 had pleaded guilty under plea bargain. Accordingly, the first FIR was closed. However, since then, it had been found that a new FIR had been registered on identical offences. To this, Justice Bhambhani raised the question as to what would happen to the case of TT Antony v. State of Kerala if they were being prosecuted on identical offences. John agreed, and further added that it was also against Section 300 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. John also submitted that though the offences were exactly the same, the difference was in the location. Justice Bhambhani stated that that would constitute a separate offence. To this, John explained why that would not be the case by narrating the sequence of events. “What I’m saying here is that the religious congregation at Markaz was from 10th to 15th March. On 22nd, was the Janta curfew. On 19th, Government of India suspended international flights. On 23rd, Section 144 was imposed. On 24th, there was a national lockdown. On 25th, FIR No. 63 of 2020 was registered. The FIR was lodged the very next day by the Crime Branch. The ground was that we came on valid visas, but we were found doing unlawful activities. We were FOUND in a masjid; where could we have gone?” John also contended that most of the Petitioners had tested negative, and they just wanted to leave at this point. In some cases, Embassies had also stepped in, such as the Malaysian Embassy. Justice Bhambhani, at this juncture, noted that the offences alleged in the first FIR were the same as the second FIR, and the finding of the Petitioners at different locations was “neither here not there”. John further averred that the accused that no choice, but to plead guilty and they could no longer stay in India. Additionally, the State should also have informed them about the multiple FIRs, which the State had failed to do so. They had further failed to bring up the existence of the multiple FIRs even before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate at the Saket District Court. Justice Bhambhani agreed with this submission and informed the Counsel for the Delhi Police, “Should have informed them there are other FIRs lodged against them. There are two more cases where people are stranded in Kolkata. Must never give any accused the impression that we, as an institution, have treated them unfairly.” Accordingly, Justice Bhambhani dictated the Order, noting “John points out that the offence alleged in the second FIR is the same as that in the first; and all that is said in the second FIR is that the Petitioners were found to be staying in Jama Masjid in New Seelampur. John submits that even in the first FIR, never did the State inform the Trial Court that another FIR was pending against the Petitioners, nor were the Petitioners made aware of the second one , and that this is gross abuse of the process of law. Due to the second FIR, the Petitioners are not able to return to their countries, despite having pleaded guilty, paid the fines. Issue notice”. Three petitions in total have been moved on behalf of the Tablighi Jamaat foreign nationals before the Delhi High Court. The third plea was listed before Justice Anu Malhotra and Advocate Ashima Mandla requested for the same to be place before Justice Bhambhani; the same was allowed. The instant plea, drafted by Singh and Mandla, states that the case is “a classic example of case wherein unsubstantiated allegations have been embellished and exaggerated with most of falsehood added to a grain of truth. Unless this Hon’ble Court protects the honour and dignity of the Petitioner by intervention at this stage, even his acquittal will not wipe out the ignominy and stigma caused by ordeal of facing criminal trial”. The plea goes on to contend that a second FIR, arising from similar cause of action and territorial jurisdiction, has been registered against the Petitioners, and therefore, cannot be entertained in light of judicial precedents and statutory provisions. The Petitioners were not informed about the existence of the second FIR, the plea submits, and they had already entered into plea bargaining and paid fines for the first FIR. Further, deportation orders had also been signed by the CMM of the concerned Trial Court. However, due to the second FIR, they are unable to fly back home. Matter is now listed on 10th August. Next Story
ColumnsThe Relevance Of ‘Relevant Market’ In Digital Market Under Competition Law In India Surabhi Sarawgi3 Aug 2020 4:13 AMShare This – xThe Indian Market paradigm has undergone a sea change over the past decade. The digital market has had a profound impact on competition laws and has witnessed a metamorphosis. Digitalization has led to a new trends and development in the commercial practice and has caused a redeployment of competitive forces. This reprisal of market power has lead proactive steps in the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Indian Market paradigm has undergone a sea change over the past decade. The digital market has had a profound impact on competition laws and has witnessed a metamorphosis. Digitalization has led to a new trends and development in the commercial practice and has caused a redeployment of competitive forces. This reprisal of market power has lead proactive steps in the market disruption. For Instance, the German Federal Cartel Office has set up a “Task Force for Internet Platforms” to give appropriate attention to ‘the mounting importance of digital economy in all sectors’. The Digital Market has a far-reaching impact and the application of competition law has become increasingly complex. A plethora of regulatory and legal issues have arisen including alleged anti-competitive. In India the cards have been reshuffled and the existing toolkit for competition law analysis is difficult to apply to this new business model. The digital market has been directly impacting the micro, small & medium enterprises (MSME) in India by providing means of funding, infrastructure and technology and training and has a favorable cascading effect on other industries as well. The Indian digital market has been on an upward growth trail and is expected to surpass the US to become the second largest digital market in the world by 2034. The number of internet users is expected to nearly double to 850 million in five years from 450 in 2017. Of the total, 150 million users are expected to transact digitally and will appear mainly from tier-2 and 3 cities with varied language choices, payment modes and products. “Relevant Market” means the market which may be determined by the commission with reference to the relevant product market or the relevant geographic market or with reference to both the markets.The general definition and ways to determine the Relevant Market seems outdated in case of digital market. The first question therefore is to determine whether online and offline market should be regarded as the same market? “Relevant product market” means a market comprising all those products or services which are regarded as interchangeable or substitutable by the consumer, by reason of characteristics of the products or services, their prices and intended use. In this light a consumer usually tend to weigh the options available to them in offline and online markets before making a final decision. A significant increase in price will make the consumer shift to the other thus causing Demand Substitutability. Demand Substitutability refers to small, permanent change in relative prices and thus evaluating the likely reaction of consumers to that increase. Therefore, these two markets are different channels of distribution of the same product and are not two different relevant market as held in Ashish Ahuja v. Snapdeal and others. In case of abusive practices by Goggle in the case Albion InfoTel Limited V. Google Inc in respect to its online searches and advertising business, the Competition Commission of India delineated the market for online search advertising in India as the relevant market and was held to be in a dominant position. In case of Fast track Call Cab Private ltd. V. Ani Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Competition Commission of India concluded it to have a relevant market of its own as consumers do not find such services to be substitutable with other means of transport. It laid down convenience in terms of time saving, point-to-point pick up and drop, pre -booking facility etc. are facilities that not available in other forms of transport. However in another case filed by Meru Cabs in Kolkata, the Competition Commission of India concluded the yellow cabs to be a part of the same relevant market. The relevant market will also be assessed by examining the presence of brick and mortar stores, thus looking for the relevant geographical market. “Relevant geographic market” means a market comprising the area in which the conditions of competition for supply of goods or provision of services or demand of goods or services are distinctly homogenous and can be distinguished from the conditions prevailing in the neighboring areas.In case of the taxi aggregation case the Competition Commission of India concluded that the relevant geographic market would be that of the specific city. Thus we can conclude as regard the relevant market the more specific the characteristics of a product, the lesser possibility of interchanging it with the substitutes. With the recent growth in internet users, easy availability of smart phones and the subsequent moves towards a digital economy; the digital market has witnessed exponential growth in India. Being one of the fastest developing sectors in the Indian economy; it is expected to grow at a compound annual development rate (CGPR) of 52 percent by 2020. The Competition Commission of India needs to understand that the competitive strategy of such digital market in providing discounting and incurring losses. However at the same time, the Competition Commission of India needs to rationalize the losses as an introductory offer for the new entrants in the market. A sequential approach should be adopted by the Commission to determine relevant market. Views are personal only. Section 2(r) of The Competition Act, 2002.  Section 2(t) of The Competition Act, 2002. Ashish Ahuja v. Snapdeal and others.(Case No. 17 of 2014).  Albion InfoTel Limited V. Google Inc (Case No.46 of 2014). Fast track Call Cab Private ltd. V. Ani Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (Case No. 6of 2015) Section 2(s) of The Competition Act. 2002. Dr. Ravikant Bhardwaj, “Competition Issues in E-Commerce Sector in India”, 2016, 1st July, available at: http://media.leidenuniv.nl/legacy/ravikant-bhardwaj.pdf. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story