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Android Pie or Android 9 is the latest update that Google rolled out for its Android operating system. The newest kid on the block, this Android feature employs artificial intelligence and navigation gestures, and functions above par. But is it available for your phone? msnTarGet.com

Is Your Smartphone Getting Latest Android 9? Check Out Full List Here 2019

Is Your Smartphone Getting Latest Android 9? Check Out Full List Here 2019
Is Your Smartphone Getting Latest Android 9? Check Out Full List Here 2019

Check the complete list of smartphones that will soon get the Android Pie update:

Google As Android is Google’s operating system, all Google phones will be getting this update eventually. soas.in
  • Google Pixel and Pixel XL Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Android Pie / Android 9 Updated msnTarGet.com
  • Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
Nokia Probably the oldest phone company in India, many of Nokia’s phones will be getting the new update soon. MobAsk.com
  • Nokia 7 Plus Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Nokia 7.1 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Nokia 6.1 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Nokia 6.1 Plus Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Nokia 8 (Beta) Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Nokia 8 Sirocco Android Pie / Android 9 Updated Fun2INd.com
  • Nokia 1 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Nokia 2.1 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
Essential Essential is the first company after Google phones to adapt to the Android pie update. Fun2Ind.com
  • Essential PH-1 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
OnePlus OnePlus 6T, newest flagship phone of OnePlus, already comes with Android pie update. Along with this, these are the phones that will have the new update: MsnTarGet.com
  • OnePlus 6 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • OnePlus 5T Android Pie / Android 9 Updated soas.in
  • OnePlus 5 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • OnePlus 3T Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • OnePlus 3 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
Xiaomi Xiaomi is one of the companies that manufacture above par smartphones! It is no surprise that so many phones will have the Android Pie update. soas.in
  • Mi Mix 3 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Mi Mix 2S Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Mi 8 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Mi A2 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Mi A2 Lite Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Pocophone P1 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated mobask.com
  • Mi 8 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Mi 8 Pro Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Mi 8 SE Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Mi Max 3 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
Huawei Huawei, despite being banned, did manage to defeat Apple. Here is a list of Huawei smartphone models that will be adaptable to Android Pie: MobAsk.in
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Huawei Mate 20 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Huawei Mate 20 X Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Huawei P20 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated MsnTarGet.com
  • Huawei P20 Pro Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Huawei Mate 10 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Huawei Mate 10 Pro Android Pie / Android 9 UpdatedSoAs.in
  • Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Huawei Y3 2018 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Honor Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Honor 10 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Honor View 10 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Honor Play Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Honor View 10 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Honor Mate 9 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
Sony Xperia We love Sony for their audio quality and this is another salient feature that the smartphones will flaunt: soas.in
  • Xperia XZ2 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Xperia XZ2 Compact Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Xperia XZ Premium Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Xperia XZ1 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Xperia XZ1 Compact Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Xperia XZ2 Premium Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Xperia XA2 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Xperia XA2 Ultra Android Pie / Android 9 Updated Fun2Ind.com
  • Xperia XA2 Plus Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
Samsung Galaxy: Well, Samsung is the giant that put Nokia to a rest! Here is a long list of Samsung devices that will be updated with Android 9: Fun2Ind.com
  • Galaxy S9 Plus (Beta) Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Galaxy S9 (Beta) Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Galaxy Note  9 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Galaxy S8 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Galaxy S8 Plus Android Pie / Android 9 Updated MobAsk.com
  • Galaxy Note 8 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Galaxy S9/S9+ Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Galaxy Note 8 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Galaxy S8/S8+ Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Galaxy A6/A6+ Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Galaxy A7 (2018) Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Galaxy A8 (2018)/A8+ (2018)/A8 Star Android Pie / Android 9 Updated MobAsk.CoM
  • Galaxy A9 2018 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Galaxy J2 2018/J2 Core Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Galaxy J4 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Galaxy J6+ Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Galaxy On7 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Galaxy Tab S4 10.5 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Galaxy J4+ Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Galaxy J6 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Galaxy J7 (2017)/J7 Duo/J7 Neo Android Pie / Android 9 Updated SoAs.in
  • Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Galaxy Tab A 2017 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Galaxy Tab A 10.5 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
LG 
  • LG G7 One (Android One) Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • LG G7 ThinQ Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • LG V20 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated MsnTarGet.com
  • LG G6 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
HTC It’s a sure surprise that HTC is in this list! soas.in
  • HTC U12+ Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • U11+ Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • U11 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • U11 life (Android One) Android Pie / Android 9 Updated Fun2Ind.CoM
Motorola Motorola always offered quality at affordable rates, here are all the smartphones that can be updated with Android Pie:
  • Motorola One Power Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Motorola One (Beta) Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Moto Z3 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Moto Z3 Play Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Moto Z2 Force Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Moto Z2 Play Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Moto X4 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Moto G6 Plus Android Pie / Android 9 Updated MobAsk.com
  • Moto G6 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Moto G6 Play Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Moto E5 Play Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
Vivo
  • Vivo X21 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • X21 UD Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Vivo Nex A Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Nex S Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Vivo V9 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
Along with this, these are also some other phones that will get the Pie update: Fun2Ind.com
  • Alcatel 1X Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • ASUS ZenFone Live L1 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • General Mobile GM 8 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • GoLAVA Z50 Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • ZTE Weather Go Android Pie / Android 9 Updated
  • Micromax Bharat Go Android Pie / Android 9 Updated

WhatsApp updates for 2019: Popular messaging app WhatsApp is reportedly testing new features for its beta users. The new features will be available in future for any user having the AppStore version. These features are not available to all users till now, reports Wabetainfo. Most of the features will gradually make their way to the final version of WhatsApp but that still may be months away.  SoAs.IN

Last month, WhatsApp launched its first official public beta program. The messaging has recently submitted a new beta update through the TestFlight beta program, bringing the version up to 2.19.10.21, according to wabetainfo.com. According to the report, these new features will be immediately enabled in the next 2.19.10 iOS update on AppStore. msnTarGet.CoM

WhatsApp first updates in 2019 arrive for these users; Check What's new

WhatsApp first updates in 2019 arrive for these users; Check What's new
WhatsApp first updates in 2019 arrive for these users; Check What's new
The users can check TestFlight Page for availability for new WhatsApp beta slots for iOS beta apps. In the new beta version, WhatsApp is said to have allowed users to use any stickers on images, videos and GIFs. Also, any personal sticker from the private collection would be resizable as per the user's wish.

You will able to choose stickers received in your chats if you marked them as a favourite, says Wabetainfo. The beta version for iOS seeks to enable "Reply Privately" feature, which was announced earlier for Android 2.18.335 beta update. This option is now being tested for iOS. Currently, this option was available for iOS when the user wants to reply to a message from a group where he/she is no longer a participant. The Facebook-owned app has now extended this benefit to any type of participant. MobAsk.CoM

The new beta version for iOS allows users to "peek and pop cells on the section Status", says the report. This means the user can quickly see the preview of the status updates published by contacts when the device supports 3D Touch technology. Fun2INd.CoM

The latest beta version of iOS also makes managing grouped stickers easier.   WhatsApp came up with many new updates to stay ahead last year. The messaging app launched features like WhatsApp Business, WhatsApp web and desktop, WhatsApp Group calling, and WhatsApp Document sharing, among others. soas.in

WhatsApp has also built end-to-end encryption into the latest versions of its app. When end-to-end encrypted, your messages and calls are secured so only you and the person you're communicating with can read or listen to them, and nobody in between, not even WhatsApp.

Budget phones continue to dominate the Indian smartphone market. Specially phones under 10,000 rupees are the hottest selling gadgets in the country now. Companies like Xiaomi, Asus, Realme and Honor has some of its bestselling devices.

Realme C1 remains one of the most-sold handsets under Rs 10,000.

A highly competitive price bracket, the smartphones under 10,000 rupees does offer flagship level specs with some latest features. If you are planning to buy a good budget smartphone, here are some of the best smartphones under Rs 10,000 in the country right now.

Top 7 Under-Rs 10,000 Smartphones You Can Buy In January, 2019 

Top 7 Under-Rs 10,000 Smartphones You Can Buy In January, 2019
Top 7 Under-Rs 10,000 Smartphones You Can Buy In January, 2019
Best Budget Phones Under Rs 10,000:

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

After the recent price cut, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is available at a starting price of Rs 9,999. The smartphone comes with Snapdragon 636, an 18:9 widescreen Full HD+ display, 5,000mAh battery, stock Android and more. Launched last year, the smartphone is still one of the budget smartphones you can buy a price of 10,000 rupees.

Realme C1

Available at a price of Rs 7,999, Realme C1 is certainly a budget smartphone killer with all the necessary features. From a water notched display to Snapdragon 450 to big battery, the smartphone is a complete package. Priced under 8,000 bucks, it’s one of the best budget handsets in the segment.

Redmi 6

Xiaomi if offering Redmi 6 at a price of Rs 8,499 with a new design, improved cameras and fresh MIUI 10. The smartphone comes with a 5.45-inch HD+ display, Helio P22 and 3GB of RAM. For another 500 rupees, you can even get the 64GB model under 10,000 rupees. It has a 3,000mAh battery with 12MP + 5MP dual cameras.

Honor 7C

This budget Honor phone from the Huawei sub-brand packs in a basic design, a 18:9 display entry-level Snapdragon 450 chipset inside and 13MP + 2MP dual cameras. Honor 7C houses a an 8MP upfront running on Android 8.0 Oreo with EMUI 8.0 on top. The base Honor 7C model is available at Rs 9,999 with 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage.

Realme 2

Another budget killer from Realme, the second generation Realme 2 comes with a Full HD+ notched display, a huge 4,230mAh battery, a standard Snapdragon 450 processor, dual cameras and a polycarbonate body. The smartphone offers a great user experience given its budget. The smartphone retails for Rs 9,499 for the base variant.

Redmi 6A

Available at a starting price of Rs 5,999, Redmi 6A comes with a 5.45-inch HD+ display, MediaTek Helio A22 with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. The smartphone can be further expanded up to 256GB. Redmi 6A has a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera, backed by a 3,000mAh battery supporting dual 4G SIM cards.

Honor 7A

The Honor 7A features a 5.7 inch IPS LCD HD+ display backed by a Snapdragon 430 chipset. Honor 7A offers seamless Android 8.0 Oreo experience. Honor 7A comes with a rear dual camera setup comprising of a 13-megapixel (f/2.2) primary camera and a 2-megapixel secondary camera with a 8-megapixel shooter upfront, powered by a 3000mAh battery.

Happy New Year, everyone! What better way to celebrate than with a metric ton of new shows and movies on Netflix? That’s exactly what the streaming service has in store for this month, with a bunch of new and returning originals set to drop over the course of the next few weeks. In terms of licensed content, January’s selection is highlighted by all four Indiana Jones movies, Pulp Fiction, The Dark Knight, The Departed, and Ant-Man and the Wasp.

As for originals, The Punisher returns for its sophomore season (and what will likely be its last season if Netflix plans to cancel all of its Marvel shows), while Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt will wrap up its fourth and final season. And it didn’t quite make our list, but the third season of A Series of Unfortunate Events arrives this month too.

The 10 best movies and shows coming to Netflix in January 2019

The 10 best movies and shows coming to Netflix in January 2019
The 10 best movies and shows coming to Netflix in January 2019
Here are the ten best shows and movies slated to hit Netflix in the month of January:

Pan’s Labyrinth (January 1st)
Pulp Fiction (January 1st)
The Dark Knight (January 1st)
The Departed (January 1st)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (January 2nd)
The Punisher: Season 2 (January 18th)
Ant-Man and the Wasp (January 29th)
Incredibles 2 (January 30th)
Now that you’ve seen the best, be sure to take a look at the rest — here’s the full list of everything that will be added to Netflix’s catalog this month. And here’s the full list of everything that will be removed from Netflix in January, in case you want to watch these shows and movies before they expire.

Alexa, in my opinion, is one of the important aspects your blog needs to possess. It depends on your own perspective and the way you look at it. Alexa is a crucial parameter to measure the quality of a blog, not only to your fellow bloggers but also to direct sponsors.  Many of you must be knowing few things about alexa, the way it works and the advantages of having a better alexa. There are people who tried but couldn’t make it or maintain their alexa rankings. So, we thought of creating an Infographic on Alexa, which would clear all your doubts and also make an amateur excel in their blog’s alexa rank.

Understanding Alexa Rank and Tips to Improve Alexa

Here are the Topics covered in the Complete Guide to Alexa Ranking:

  • What is Alexa and How it works?
  • Alexa Toolbar.
  • Importance of Alexa.
  • How does Alexa matters?
  • Tips to improve Alexa.
  • Alexa Pro and its features.

Understanding Alexa Rank and Tips to Improve Alexa
Understanding Alexa Rank and Tips to Improve Alexa

Xiaomi has launched its much-awaited mobile browser for Android to enhance user experience. The new browser called 'Xiaomi Mint Browser' is not just for the phones manufactured by the company but, also for Android smartphones of other brands. This new browser is expected to take on already existing big players like Google, Mozilla, UCWeb, and Opera. The new browser by Xiaomi is already available on Google Play Store for download and will take less than 12MB space on smartphones. It is believed to deliver a safe and ad-free experience.
Xiaomi Mint Browser launched on Google Play: Here is what makes it different
Xiaomi Mint Browser launched on Google Play: Here is what makes it different
Xiaomi Mint Browser launched on Google Play: Here is what makes it different
The browser is likely to work same as other browsers such as Google's Chrome and Mozilla's Firefox. It offers multi-tabbing Web browsing experience to users along with an Incognito Mode. The new Xiaomi browser also comes with an inbuilt Dark Mode that inverts the colours of the webpages to provide a comfortable Web browsing under low light.

Just like the other browsers, Xiaomi Mint Browser's homepage too comes with a list of pre-selected websites. The users also have an option to add their favourite websites by tapping on the 'Add' button. They can also delete from the list of already existing websites by pressing and holding shortcuts.

The users are also allowed to search their queries through search engines including Bing, Google, and Yahoo. The browser has a dedicated microphone icon on the homepage which allows users to search through voice.

The browser also has other general features like pinch-to-zoom functionality to zoom into webpages and Readimg Mode. It uses traditional way of loading webpages which will help the users to save their data. Mint Browser also has an option to change the style of the multi-window management from vertical to horizontal view which would allow the users to view multiple tabs.

The users can download this browser from Google Play Store.

Facebook-owned WhatsApp messaging platform had introduced Picture-in-Picture (PIP) feature on Android Beta app in October. This feature was only limited to WhatsApp Beta users from the day of launch but there is a good news now. PiP mode compatibility is now coming to WhatsApp stable version. 

Users can get this version by updating their app at Play Store with WhatsApp stable version 2.18.280. 
WhatsApp Update Alert! Now chat and watch a video at the same time
WhatsApp Update Alert! Now chat and watch a video at the same time
WhatsApp Update Alert! Now chat and watch a video at the same time
According to a BGR report, this feature allows users to view videos inside WhatsApp in a pop-up/floating window while you still continuing to navigate in the chat window at the same time. 

The report also says that it supports videos from Instagram, YouTube and Facebook.

In simple word, this feature will help you play the videos in picture-in-picture mode without leaving the chat box. So that you can watch the video as well as chat at the same time.

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WhatsApp is reported to have touched two billion monthly users. The latest features and inputs done by the company makes this app the first choice for users. 

Attractive features like group managing features, refined search option, “Mark as read” shortcuts, group voice and video calls, dark mode and many interesting features have made it even more attractive to the users.
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Buying New House? Your Wife Can No Longer Help You To Save Tax – This Is What Changed, Tax benefits waived off only if new property is in taxpayer's name.
Online Sale Of Medicines Banned Across India – A Big Blow To Ecommerce In India? As per Delhi HC, sale of online medicines is harmful for all Indians.

Buying New House Wife Can No Longer Help You To Save Tax (Online Sale Of Medicines Banned)

Buying a flat in the name of the woman in the house is a great idea, but only for a long-term investment. If the property is being bought with the purpose of trading, tax benefits will not be applicable: only because the flat is in the woman’s name.

A recent case in Mumbai was where this news was brought into the limelight. The Income Tax Appellate Tribune (ITAT)’s Mumbai bench denied a taxpayer income tax benefits available on a long-term capital gain (LTGC). The concerned person was looking to buy a new flat by selling the old one. But as the new flat was in the name of his wife, he was denied tax benefits.

Buying New House? Your Wife Can No Longer Help You To Save Tax – This Is What Changed

Buying New House? Your Wife Can No Longer Help You To Save Tax – This Is What Changed, Tax benefits waived off only if new property is in taxpayer's name. Online Sale Of Medicines Banned Across India – A Big Blow To Ecommerce In India? As per Delhi HC, sale of online medicines is harmful for all Indians.
Buying New House? Your Wife Can No Longer Help You To Save Tax – This Is What Changed, Tax benefits waived off only if new property is in taxpayer's name. Online Sale Of Medicines Banned Across India – A Big Blow To Ecommerce In India? As per Delhi HC, sale of online medicines is harmful for all Indians.

Here’s What Happened

R Gavankar had purchased a new, second flat jointly with his wife. He did not pay the tax applicable on the LTCG of the old house, on which Income Tax officials demanded 50% of the LTGC of Rs 17.5 lakh. Gavankar’s claim of deduction under Section 54 was denied. He was informed that to avail benefits of tax waive on LTCG under section 54 only if the owner of the second house was the taxpayer, i.e. Gavankar himself.

What does the Income Tax Act say?

According to section 54 of Income Tax Act, if you buy a new property within 2 years of selling an old property, the long-term capital gains tax is waived off the income you earn from selling the old property.

As per the Income Tax Act, if you buy and hold a residential property for a minimum of two years before selling it, the profit earned on that property is called long-term capital gain. After the adjustment for inflation (indexation Benefit), this gain is taxable at 20%. But, if this profit is used in a transaction to buy a new property, the tax is waived off. Clearly, the amount not used in buying the new property is taxable.

Expert’s Advice:

Puneet Gupta, Director at People Advisory Services said that the taxpayers who fall under the jurisdiction of Bombay High Court must be careful to avoid tax litigation. If a taxpayer is looking to buy a house in the name of their children or spouse, it would be good sense to include their own name in the registration as well. In simple words, if a property is bought under the joint names of the taxpayer and his spouse and/or children, then the tax will be waived off of one third the cost of the new property bought.

Some more things to remember:

  • A social initiative to empower women enables them to buy a property under their own name at a 2 % lower transaction cost.
  • If the property is in the name of a close relative (son/daughter/wife) who is not earning, and if the property is let out or on rent, the rental income from this property will be treated as the husband’s income and will be applicable to tax at a normal rate.
  • If you purchase a house in the name of the wife but use your own funds, this means you are using her name as name lender and is considered illegal.
  • You can make this legal by gifting the money to your wife for her to be able to buy said property. But, this requires the property income to be added to your income and will be taxable.
  • A loophole in this is to loan your wife the money in exchange for her jewelry of the same amount. In such cases, the rent from the property will not be applicable to you.
  • The wife may not be given loan by housing finance companies if she is unemployed.
  • Loans are granted to the owner of the house and a co-applicant is not entitled to concessions of any sort.
If you are looking to invest in a property, make sure you take all these conditions into consideration.

Online Sale Of Medicines Banned Across India – A Big Blow To Ecommerce In India?

Buying New House? Your Wife Can No Longer Help You To Save Tax – This Is What Changed, Tax benefits waived off only if new property is in taxpayer's name. Online Sale Of Medicines Banned Across India – A Big Blow To Ecommerce In India? As per Delhi HC, sale of online medicines is harmful for all Indians.
Buying New House? Your Wife Can No Longer Help You To Save Tax – This Is What Changed, Tax benefits waived off only if new property is in taxpayer's name. Online Sale Of Medicines Banned Across India – A Big Blow To Ecommerce In India? As per Delhi HC, sale of online medicines is harmful for all Indians.
In a big blow to e-commerce in India, Delhi High Court has banned the sale of online medicines across India.

Why this extreme decision was taken? What will happen now to the sale of online medicines?

Delhi High Court: Immediate Ban On Online Sales Of Medicines

A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V K Rao gave their order on the ban of selling any type of medicines online.

The Bench has directed Centre and AAP Govt in Delhi to immediately implement the order, and stop ecommerce portals from selling online medicines.

This order will directly impact leading online portals for selling medicines such as Practo, 1MG, Netmeds, WeChemist and others.

The PIL Which Led To Online Medicine Ban

The bench of Delhi High Court announced this verdict after a PIL was filed by Delhi-based dermatologist Zaheer Ahmed, which was represented by advocate Nakul Mohta.

As per the PIL, these were the arguments which Delhi HC accepted, and placed a ban on online medicines:
  • Online sale of medicines is not allowed under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and Pharmacy Act, 1948
  • Online sale of medicines is unregulated, and harmful for all Indians
  • Drug Controller General of India in 2015 had ordered all State Drug Controllers to regulate online sales. But Govt. was not able to control it, and this can cause widespread harm to society.
  • Govt. has failed to implement Article 21, which states that it is Govt.’s responsibility to protect the health of all citizens
  • Uneducated users of the Internet from rural areas are ordering harmful medicines, which can be abused by addicts.
  • The PIL Stated: “Some drugs have psychotropic substances and can be easily ordered on the internet and misused for criminal activities or drug abuse.”

Online Sale Of Medicines In India: Controversies, Protests and More

The issue of online sales of medicines had been controversial since some time, but no one expected this extreme order by Delhi HC.

Entire pharma industry of India had declared an all-out war against e-commerce in 2015, as the protests picked up steam after that. In 2016, Drug Controller General of India had stopped all e-commerce portals from selling medicines online, but this didn’t make any change in the online business. In 2015, Snapdeal’s warehouses were raided by Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for selling drugs/medicines without a prescription.

Govt. had attempted to regulate the sale of online medicines by ordering that online portal will be allowed to sell online registered drugs, that too with a prescription.

In September, offline medicine sellers and chemists had announced a nation-wide strike wherein more than 8.5 lakh shop owners had shut down their business to protest against online sales.

Now, all eyes set on IAMAI, and online medicine portals, to take the next step. We will keep you updated.

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