Continue reading Gold loan for agriculture,Canara Bank launches Special Gold Loan Business Vertical agri-allied sectors, medical and personal emergencies and Over Draft facilities against Gold. Special campaign period is till 30th June 2020 with interest rate as low as 7.85% per annum. Chennai 18th May 2020: The current pandemic has changed the socio-economic order of the country and managing everyday expenses, business continuity, health and family care are a challenge for many. Canara Bank, the fourth largest Public Sector Bank in India, has identified the emerging financial needs of customers and the need to support their livelihood in view of the current challenges and uncertainties. In order to address these needs and to provide hassle free credit, the Bank has launched a Special Business Vertical dedicated for Gold Loans The Bank’s Gold Loan products are designed keeping in mind the need for quick, hassle-free experience for customers with low interest cost. The loans will help the customers with the much needed liquidity to revive their business activities and to bring back normalcy to their lives. With this objective, the Bank has also launched a special Gold Loan campaign till 30th June 2020 with an interest rate as low as 7.85% per annum. The credit can be utilized for different purposes, such as expenses for agriculture and allied activities, business needs , health emergencies, personal needs etc among numerous other requirements . The loan facility can be availed from all designated branches pan India. Mr. D Vijay Kumar, General Manager, Canara Bank said, “Gold, a precious commodity, is widely held by Indians as family asset in the form of jewellery and coins, however seldom leveraged for monetary requirements. In times of need, this asset can be utilized to avail credit to support emergency cash requirements”. Mr. D Vijay Kumar added, “We understand the depth of the issues our customers are currently facing due to Covid 19 pandemic and they are in need of immediate credit support to meet their emergency needs. Hence special Gold Loan products are designed keeping in mind the challenges faced by the customers affected by Covid 19 pandemic and these products come with lower rate of interest (7.85% /annum), minimum turnaround time (TAT) and high flexibility to meet their credit needs”. The loans are payable within a period of one to three years with flexible repayment options.
India, May 2020: As the world still reels under the impact of the COVID pandemic, the need to be optimistic has never been greater. But even through this daunting time, people are proving that compassion and empathy do not depend entirely on the giver’s personal well being. Milaap, South Asia’s largest platform opened up their platform for COVID related needs on March 22, 2020. Within a month, thousands of individuals have collectively mobilized funds worth nearly 90 crores. The online funding campaigns not only span across helping stranded migrants and daily wage labourers get access to essentials and community kitchens … Continue reading . A silver lining worth 90 crores of kindness
TRIBER EASY-R AMT will further strengthen the key USPs of TRIBER – Flexible, Attractive & Affordable TRIBER EASY-R AMT will be available in three trims – RXL, RXT, RXZ, with more than 25 key features as standard equipment across all trims Renault’s new game-changer is also being exported to South Africa and SAARC countries Renault TRIBER versions & price build up ensures customer price advantage at each version Offers great balance between performance and fuel economy, with low total cost of maintenance along with comfortable space for one to seven adults in less than 4 meters More than 30 class … Continue reading RENAULT OPENS BOOKINGS FOR “TRIBER EASY-R AMT” PRICE STARTS AT INR 6.18 LAKHS
Executive Summary Political Parties play a key role in democracies as they contest elections, form governments, formulate policies and are responsible for providing governance and improving the lives of the common man. Political parties need access to money in order to reach out to the electorate, explain their goals/policies and receive inputs from people. But where do they collect their funds from? An analysis of their Income Tax Returns and donations statements filed with the Election Commission of India (ECI) shows that the sources remain largely unknown. At present, political parties are not required to reveal the name of individuals … Continue reading Analysis of Sources of Funding of Regional Parties of India, FY 2018-19 The reports in both English and Hindi
School fee, rejuvenation of lakes, street vendor issues & financial packages formed crux of discussion Bangalore, May 16,The webinar ‘Reboot Namma Bengaluru’ took place from 07:00 PM IST to 08:00 PM IST on 15th May 2020 where Honourable Deputy Chief Minister interacted with RWAs, NGOs and Citizen groups. The topics discussed ranged from school fees to environment. The responses and key take-aways from Dy CM’s conversation are as follows: 1.Streets and footpaths belong to citizen. If free footpaths are available to citizen to walk, like now in this Covid19 situation, they don’t need vehicles. Pedestrian rights are more than street … Continue reading Dy CM C N Ashwatha Narayan interacts with citizens & RWAs through NBF’s ‘Reboot Namma Bengaluru’
Bangalore May 2020: There is promising news for thousands of stranded Indians waiting for their return from UAE to India on the background of current COVID 19 pandemic. The air traffic between these two countries has been resumed and the process of registration of names with Indian Consulate and ticket booking has also commenced. Dr. Dhananjay Datar, Chairman & Managing Director of Al Adil Trading, is extending his co-operation in sponsoring the air ticket expenses of the needy travellers coming back to India. Dr. Datar said he will contribute to the ticket expense and COVID testing fees for Indians from … Continue reading Masala King Dhananjay Datar to sponsor the repatriation of Indians from UAE
Continue reading COVID 19: Legrand India to facilitate “quarantine centres to support by working with various by has enabled support through its electrical products such as protection devices, wiring devices and UPS for hospitals and healthcare facilities countrywide which will house over 2000 beds and intensive care facilities for COVID-19 patients. With Healthcare as focus, the company is providing PPE to doctors and medical staff in Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Delhi and Kerala to support the frontline workers in their fight against COVID-19. Legrand has been conducting various activities across the nation to support several communities in the battle against Covid-19. To fight against the pandemic, apart from healthcare, Legrand India has provided 2.6 lakh personal protective equipment to electricians, journalists (Chennai Press club), NGO health workers, drivers community & police officials. Speaking on the Covid-19 support, Mr. Tony Berland, Managing Director and CEO, Group Legrand India said, “As a socially responsible organisation, we at Legrand have always put health and safety at the forefront, be it for our employees or the society at large. We saw the arising need for infrastructural support for isolation wards & quarantine centres across the country and as a specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructure, we are working with government stakeholders to bridge the gap and fulfil the need to the maximum possible extent.” He further added, “I feel proud to be a part of an organization where PEOPLE and COMMUNITY are the key focus area”.
East Brunswick, New Jersey, USA and Bangalore, India – May 14, 2020: Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today announced that it has been positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Managed Workplace Services (MWS), Europe. The report authored by David Groombridge, Claudio Da Rold, Tobi Bet, and Stephanie Stoudt-Hansen and was published on 25 February 2020. “Gartner evaluates the MWS providers based on the quality and efficacy of the processes, systems, methods and procedures that enable each provider’s performance to be competitive and effective, … Continue reading Wipro positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Managed Workplace Services, Europe
The FM’s second tranche of relief measures have sought to address issues concerning generally the urban poor and more specifically the migrant workers and the street vendors. The biggest take-away and the only credible relief measure amongst the host of announcements made today is that migrant workers even without the ration card can avail 5 kg of rice or wheat and 5kg chana per family. The FM has announced that this document-free free ration will benefit approximately 8 crore people. During the announcement of measures during the COVID-19 times, when it comes to claimed beneficiaries numbers often easily … Continue reading Comment of Prof. K.R. Shyam Sundar, Professor, XLRI-Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur
Hon’ble Prime Minister announced a Special economic and comprehensive package of Rs 20 lakh Crore – equivalent to 10% of India’s GDP on 12th May 2020. He gave a clarion call for आत्मनिर्भर भारत अभियान or Self-Reliant India Movement. He also outlined five pillars of Aatmanirbhar Bharat – Economy, Infrastructure, System, Vibrant Demography and Demand. Announcing the 2nd Tranche of measures to ameliorate the hardships faced specifically by migrant labours, street vendors, migrant urban poor, small traders self-employed people, small farmers and housing, Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman today in her press conference detailed the short term and long-term measures for supporting the … Continue reading Minister announces short term and long-term measures for supporting the poor, including migrants, farmers, tiny businesses and street vendors • Free food grains supply to Migrants for 2 months. • Technology system to be used enabling Migrants to access PDS(Ration) from any Fair Price Shops in India by March,2021-One Nation one Ration Card • Scheme for Affordable Rental Housing Complexes for Migrant Workers and Urban Poor to be launched • 2% Interest Subvention for 12 months for Shishu MUDRA loanees- Relief of Rs. 1500 crore • Rs 5000 crore Credit facility for Street Vendors. • Rs70,000 crore boost to housing sector and middle income group through extension of Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme for MIG under PMAY(Urban) • Rs 6,000 crore for Creating employment using CAMPA funds • Rs 30,000 crore Additional Emergency Working Capital for farmers through NABARD • Rs 2 lakh crore concessional credit boost to 2.5 crore farmers under Kisan Credit Card Scheme
Bengaluru, 14th May 2020: TenderCuts, a tech driven omni-channel Meat & Seafood Company; shared that it has registered almost 300% growth during the COVID-19 lockdown period. The company currently serves around 5,00,000 customers across Chennai and Hyderabad. 15% of these customers are super-customers (people who order every day) and around 3,00,000 customers order once every week. The company witnessed a big spike in demand as many customers started switching to meat and seafood brands which was perceived hygienic. The company has also introduced Contactless Retail- a one of its kind service amongst meat & seafood retail at its stores recently. … Continue reading Tendercuts registers 300% growth during the COVID-19 lockdown
Continue reading Finance Minister’s press conference from Mr. Venu Srinivasan, Chairman, TVS Motor Company Limited. “We welcome the comprehensive and highly progressive measures announced by the Finance Minister today, injecting much-needed liquidity for non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) and MSMEs (micro, small and medium enterprises). The announcement of Rs 3 lakh Crore collateral-free automatic loan is an exemplary move to boost the industry sentiment. This will augment liquidity and help MSMEs revive the business during these challenging times. The large credit guarantee will be a great step to restore the supply chain which was heavily impacted by the shutdown. The massive fiscal stimulus will help improve the impacted financial system and the positive business perception will stimulate demand. These measures will kick-start financial activity and help rebuild the economy during the pandemic.” – Mr. Venu Srinivasan, Chairman, TVS Motor Company.
Continue reading Provides protective equipment to district administrations, municipal corporations and police forces · The list includes 66,000 surgical masks, 2,300 litres of sanitisers and 52,500 gloves Bengaluru: ICICI Bank stands in solidarity with the Government of Karnataka by providing protective equipment to the state government, hospitals and police forces for their tireless efforts to safeguard citizens of the state in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic. ICICI Bank is working actively with the authorities on this front. The Bank has donated protective equipment like 66,000 of three-ply surgical masks, 2,300 litres sanitisers, 52,500 gloves and 15,000 kg of bleaching powder to the Deputy Commissioners of Mysuru, Chikkamagaluru, Bengaluru, Belagavi, Kalaburagi, Chitradurga and Udupi among others. This initiative is part of the Bank’s nation-wide drive of contributing various protective gears to aid the front-liners to combat the pandemic. Speaking on the initiative, Mr. Saurabh Singh, Head- Government Banking, ICICI Bank said, “ICICI Group has a legacy of supporting the development of the nation as well as providing support in times of natural calamities and disasters. Taking this legacy forward, we are standing in solidarity with various state governments, police departments and health professionals in their tireless efforts to treat and safeguard citizens of the country in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic. Our support to the various authorities in Karnataka is part of these activities. The doctors treating the COVID-19 suspects / patients and the police and paramilitary forces managing orderly implementation of the lockdown are at the frontline of this combat. We have focussed our efforts to reach out to the government hospitals and the forces in the state. Despite supply chain challenges, we are providing them supplies in the form of sanitisers, surgical masks, N95 masks, gloves, personal protection equipment, etc. We are also providing equipment like thermal scanners and non-invasive category ventilators.“
Continue reading Indian Psychiatric Society joins TikTok to share tips to safeguard mental health during COVID-19 The coronavirus related lockdown has been coined as the world’s biggest psychological experiment by the World Economic Forum. The spread of the pandemic has given rise to mental health issues among a lot of people who are quarantined at home. A recent report by The World Health Organization has also suggested measures to address mental health issues during COVID-19. In order to help people cope with mental health, Indian Psychiatric Society, the national organization of psychiatrists in India took to TikTok to share tips on how one can take care of their mental health during these uncertain times. In these videos,some of India’s renowned psychiatrists from various parts of the country are talking about the importance of physical wellness, motivation and anxiety and how one can maintain a positive mental health.
ens Bangalore, May 4, 2020: With millions of farmers across the country left in the lurch, owing to the lockdown, Ninjacart – India’s largest fresh produce supply chain company has launched an initiative called ‘Harvest The Farms’ to help the farmers. Millions of tonnes of vegetables are rotting in the farms – unharvested and through this initiative, farmers who are struggling to find buyrs for their produce can now directly sell to the consumers through Ninjacart. This is a win-win situation for both the farmers and the consumers, farmers will have ready customers for their produce whereas customers will get farm fresh products at lower rates. Ninjacart’s well-connected fresh food supply chain across the country can distribute the produce at a very marginal cost from farm to consumers. ‘Harvest The Farms’ will be launched in partnership with local grocery stores and will be available in Zomato, Swiggy and Dunzo in Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi-NCR, Ahmedabad, Chennai and Pune. Customers can simply head to the Zomato Market, Swiggy Grocery section or Dunzo Fruits and Vegetable section, search for the nearest Ninjacart powered stores, select the fresh vegetables and fruits on offer and place their order. To enable this, Ninjacart has partnered with local grocery stores to bring the benefit to consumers Talking about the “Harvest The Farms” initiative, “Ninjacart has always believed in leveraging technology to create a positive impact on our society. During these uncertain times, while we are dealing with supply chain disruption, we cannot overlook the farmer’s plight and let the harvest get wasted. With India’s largest fresh produce supply chain and extensive distribution network in cities, we believe we can leverage our capabilities to help farmers harvest the produce and let customers buy directly – preventing food wastage and reducing losses to farmers. “Harvest the farms” is putting the best of Ninjacart to work in partnership with consumers to feed the feeding hands. This initiative would have not been possible without the support of local grocery stores and quick turnaround by teams at Zomato, Swiggy & Dunzo to make it accessible and beneficial for large consumers” Rajappa, Owner, Fresh Basket grocery store, Bangalore mentioned, “Ninjacart’s innovative initiative to help farmers reduce losses, while making the products more affordable to customers through the “Harvest the Farms” initiative is commendable. We are happy to partner with Ninjacart to make this possible.” Vivek Sunder, COO, Swiggy also commented “During these unprecedented times, farmers are amongst the hardest-hit as a result of the lockdown and disruptions in the supply chain. Our partnership with Ninjacart’s ‘Harvest The Farm’ initiative will enable us to support them and ease some of their challenges. Through Ninjacart’s tech-driven supply chain platform, fresh produce sourced directly from the affected farmers will now be available to our customers across major cities through the ‘Grocery’ tab on Swiggy.” “Across the country, we’ve seen a surge in demand for essentials like fruits & vegetables. It was important that we connect suppliers and farmers directly with the end-user. The strained supply chain needs to be rebuilt and the farming community rests at the heart of that effort and this initiative by Ninjacart, allows all of us to empower and support farmers during these uncertain times. With Dunzo’s logistics and on-demand services, this partnership with ‘Harvest the Farms’ ensures the safe and timely delivery of their produce directly to consumers, aiding the initiative as well as supporting the livelihoods of our farmers.” added Kabeer Biswas, CEO & Co-Founder, Dunzo “We have been focused on finding ways to help everyone whose livelihood has been impacted due to the pandemic in our country. Therefore, Ninjacart’s Harvest the Farms is one initiative which hits home. We are glad to team up with Ninjacart and employ our tech expertise, wide customer reach and on-ground delivery network to help them sell fresh produce procured directly from the farmers on Zomato Market,” said Mohit Sardana, COO- Food Delivery, Zomato Under this initiative, Ninjacart will identify vegetables that are in excess supply, as well as those that are going unharvested within their farmer networks. They will offer to buy these vegetables from the farmers, to help them recover their investments. These products will then be offered to customers at a lower rate, so as to increase the demand. Some of the products available under Harvest the farms initiative are tomato, capsicum, cauliflower, cabbage, banana, watermelon and muskmelon among others. Ninjacart is also appealing to the public to let them know if they are aware of any farmers who are struggling to sell their produce. They can write to Ninjacart on email@example.com or give a missed call to farmer helpline 080-4711-2110 or tag them on Twitter, to reach out to the farmer, and explore avenues to help them. About Ninjacart: Ninjacart is India’s largest fresh produce supply chain platform. A pioneer in solving one of the toughest supply chain problems of the world, Ninjacart leverages innovative technology to source fresh vegetables and fruits from farmers across the country and deliver them to retailers and businesses across major cities in less than 12 hours. Ninjacart’s vision is to change the way vegetables and fruits reach our plate, while improving the lives of producers, businesses and consumers in a meaningful manner. To know more, please visit www.ninjacart.com Continue reading Harvest The Farms”, Ninjacart Appeals to Citizens
KASSIA would like to first of all thank the Hon’ble Chief Minister, the Industries Minister and the Senior officers of the department of I&C, GOK, for their positive approach to permit industries to reopen in the state in these challenging times. Industries have indeed started opening from today all over the state, including Bangalore and surrounding districts. Our reliable information from constituents is that upto 25% of the overall number in the major estates like Peenya, Bommasandra, Rajajinagar, Kamakshipalya, Bommasandra, Jigani and the districts of Hubli, Mysore, Mangalore, Belgaum, Gulbarga etc., have been able to open. Worryingly, however, the Labour … Continue reading Kassia
Supporting MSMEs is important at this challenging time to our Economy. Member of Parliament, Mr. Rajeev Chandrasekhar interacted with Entrepreneurs on 24 April on how to Reboot the Indian Economy during n after the Coronavirus shock. All of them recognized the serious challenge of the Pandemic and were appreciative and supportive of the PMs steps to decisively tackle it with a Lockdown. Concerns with regards to survival of micro industries, transmission of RBI announcements to the Banks, ESI reimbursements in such challenging times, reduction of interest for a short period of time to help SMEs were some of important … Continue reading MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar writes letter to FM/ PM/ Min of MSME & Karnataka leaders on how to Reboot the Indian Economy during n after the COVID Lockdown based on suggestions from MSMEs
Continue reading Rapido Launches Rapido Box, an On-Demand Person-To-Person Delivery Service for Food, Groceries and Medicines · Rapido Box available in three cities – Bangalore, Kolkata and Hyderabad · Country’s largest fleet of 2-Wheeler Captains available for the on-demand delivery service · Rapido app will be the platform of exchange for users to send or call for essentials Bangalore, India, May 4, 2020: Rapido, India’s Largest Bike Taxi App, has announced the launch of Rapido Box, a new on-demand delivery service where customers can request pick and drop of food, groceries and medicine on the App, from or to another customer. The person to person (P2P) on-demand delivery service will enable users to exchange food, groceries or medicines with their family and friends who are not able to step out of their homes for essentials or have run out of certain essential items, in times of need. The company will leverage its already existing fleet of Captains to ensure quick and prompt deliveries across three cities – Bangalore, Kolkata and Hyderabad. The newly launched service will also aim to boost the utilisation & revenue of the Captains on road, amid lockdown. Announcing the new service, Aravind Sanka, Co-Founder, Rapido, said, “The COVID 19 lockdown has brought mobility to a standstill with restraints in everyday commuting for Indians all across. To ensure there is quick, safe and cost effective exchange of essentials amongst users in these challenging times, we have extended our logistics offering to launch this new on-demand, person-to-person delivery service, which will benefit our customers as well as contribute to the daily earnings of our Captains. We hope that with Rapido Box, people will be able to comfortably help their loved ones in need, without leaving the safety of their homes.” The base price of the new service will be INR 35/- for 2 kilometres (kms) and INR 15/- per kilometre after the 2 Kms. Users will be able to track their orders through an Order Tracking URL which will be shared with them through SMS. In order to avail this service, customers are required to update their Android app. Rapido has accelerated its existing Rapido-Delivery services to provide for the delivery of essential goods during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown. The company has been operating delivery services for B2B clients namely Zomato, Swiggy, Delhivery.com, Myntra, Eat.Fit to name a few for close to 2 years now. Rapido has partnered with major online companies like Big Bazaar, Big Basket and Spencer’s for delivery of essential goods and is additionally supporting the Delhi Government in delivering essential items like milk and food packets, under the DCPC Node, in underprivileged areas across the city. The company has also partnered with Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike’s (BBMP) COVID-19 Home Delivery Helpline as a delivery service partner in a move to resolve supply-chain challenges amidst lockdown.
Bengaluru, 4th May , 2020: BharatPe, India’s largest merchant payment and lending network company, has introduced two new products in its app for merchants. With ‘Paisa Bolega’ – voice alerts of transactions, shopkeepers will be able to hear aloud instant confirmation of all payments received through their BharatPe QR, without even touching the phone. ‘BharatPe Balance’ reflects the total money available to the shopkeeper across deposits, loans and daily collections through QR. BharatPe has been a leader in offering simple solutions for shopkeeper’s business needs. During the lockdown, the company has seen business per merchant go up significantly as both customers and … Continue reading BharatPe launches 2 New Products amidst COVID Lockdown Introduces –“Paisa Bolega” voice alerts for transactions & “BharatPe Balance”
Bangalore, April 29, 2020: Battling the fight against Covid-19, TATA Cha, the Out of Home initiative of TATA Consumer Products is walking the talk with social campaign- Iss Baar #BadonKeLiye #JaagoRe. This initiative is to support the elderly in the city and spread warmth to lighten the anxious hours. TATA CHA has pledged to sponsor Chai and Breakfast to elders as a part of their campaign Tata Tea – Iss Baar #BadonKeLiye #JaagoRe. In the last two days ~ 1200 breakfast kits have already been distributed. Tata Cha has also reached out to concerned individuals around Bangalore to … Continue reading
Bengaluru, April 29, 2020: A fire broke out today at around 9 a.m at scrap yard of HAL’s F&F Division at old Airport Road, Bengaluru. The scrap included magnesium metal. The fire has now been contained by dry chemical fire extinguishers. There is no damage to any property and no casualty reported due to the fire. An investigation is on. Continue reading Fire at HAL’s F&F Scrap Yard
Bengaluru, April 29, 2020: BIAL has facilitated safe transit of nearly 3,000 foreign nationals with 22 flights flying passengers to 17 destinations across the globe from Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (KIAB or BLR Airport) during the lockdown. While Tokyo saw the largest number of passengers with JAL operating three flights over three consecutive days, Incheon (South Korea) was second, with Korean Air operating one flight. The other destinations were Azerbaijan, Baghdad, Cairo, Colombo, Doha, Frankfurt, London, Male, Muscat, Paris, Paro (Bhutan), Riyadh, Rome and Stockholm and Tbilisi (Georgia). The first evacuation from BLR Airport was to Frankfurt with Air India … Continue reading BLR Airport Facilitates Safe Transit for nearly 3,000 Passengers During Lockdown · 22 flights from BLR Airport to 17 destinations across the world · Eight never-before destinations were connected · First repatriation flight from BLR Airport was to Frankfurt · Tokyo saw largest number of passengers; Japan Airlines (JAL) operated three flights · BLR Airport fumigated and sanitised before and after each flight
~ Senior leaders from AICTE, CBSE, and FICCI came together in a webinar for the launch ~ Mumbai, 28 April 2020: upGrad, India’s leading online education company has released a whitepaper in partnership with FICCI (The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce) on the “High-Impact Online Learning at Scale”. The research-backed White paper has brought to light that, reskilling existing employees is always more economical than hiring new ones. This is something respondents of upGrad’s 2020 industry-leading survey of Learning & Development (L&D) and business leaders are very aware of: 87% respondents opine that reskilling is preferred over hiring anew. … Continue reading 87% of the business leaders prefer reskilling over hiring new, as per upGrad – FICCI’s whitepaper on “High-Impact Online Learning at Scale”
TATA Cha walks the talk with TATA Tea JaagoRe to support senior citizens in Bangalore during COVID – 19 Join them to serve 5000+ kits of Chai & Breakfast to the elderly Bangalore, April 29, 2020: Battling the fight against Covid-19, TATA Cha, the Out of Home initiative of TATA Consumer Products is walking the talk with social campaign- Iss Baar #BadonKeLiye #JaagoRe. This initiative is to support the elderly in the city and spread warmth to lighten the anxious hours. TATA CHA has pledged to sponsor Chai and Breakfast to elders as a part of their campaign Tata Tea … Continue reading TATA Cha walks the talk with TATA Tea JaagoRe to support senior citizens in Bangalore during COVID-19
Bengaluru, April 29, 2020: A fire broke out today at around 9 a.m at scrap yard of HAL’s F&F Division at old Airport Road, Bengaluru. The scrap included magnesium metal. The fire has now been contained by dry chemical fire extinguishers. There is no damage to any property and no casualty reported due to the fire. An investigation is on. Continue reading Fire at HAL’s F&F Scrap Yard
Continue reading Fortis Hospital, Cunningham Road conducts training on the usage of PPEs and hygiene measures for police personnel Bangalore, April 29, 2020: Fortis Hospital, Cunningham Road has taken up the initiative to train police personnel on the usage of PPE and hygiene practices during the COVID-19 crisis. The on-going training involves educating the front liners on following certain precautionary measures to protect themselves from being exposed to the virus. The initiative is being conducted for all shift employees of High grounds police station. Additionally, the police personnel are also being encouraged on adopting various hygiene measures, such as washing and sanitizing hands, avoiding touching of the face, and wearing a mask when on duty. We at Fortis are grateful for the services provided by the police forces and aim at ensuring their safety while they safeguard the public health in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. About Fortis Healthcare Limited Fortis Healthcare Limited is a leading integrated healthcare delivery service provider in India. The healthcare verticals of the company primarily comprise hospitals, diagnostics, and daycare speciality facilities. Currently, the company operates its healthcare delivery services in India, Dubai and Sri Lanka with 36 healthcare facilities (including projects under development), approximately 9,000 potential beds and over 415 diagnostics centres. Fortis Healthcare Brand Comm
So far, a total of 7695 people have been cured. This takes our total recovery rate to 24.5%. The total number of confirmed cases is now 31,332.Secretary (HFW) emphasized that non-COVID essential medical care should not be neglected. It was reiterated that patients needing care like dialysis, cancer treatment, diabetics, pregnant women and those suffering from cardiac ailments must be given adequate care.She has urged the States to promote the ArogyaSetu App which is a self-assessment tool helpful in the prevention efforts of the Government. For details, Union HRD Minister interacts with Education Ministers and Education Secretaries of all States … Continue reading Updates on COVID-19 from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
CPI(M) General Secretary, Sitaram Yechury, has written a letter to the Prime Minister detailing the measures that need to be put in place in order to fight and defeat the Covid-19 pandemic. The full text of the letter sent yesterday, is being released for publication. Full Text of the Letter Dated April 25, 202 Dear Pradhan Mantriji, Unfortunately, I am constrained to write to you once again during this lockdown. My previous communications to you listing out various measures that the central government must undertake to alleviate the sufferings of a vast section of our people during the lockdown have … Continue reading Sitaram Yechury to PM on Covid Measures
Production capacity of coveralls required by medical personnel treating COVID-19 cases in the country has been ramped up to more than 1 lakh per day; cumulative production till date is approximately one million coverall units This is a major boost to providing protection to health care workers in the front line of war against COVID-19 Bengaluru leads the way in PPE coverall production; Chennai & Tirupur in Tamil Nadu, Phagwara & Ludhiana in Punjab, Gurugram & Noida in NCR have also become hubs for PPE coverall production Government working with various industry bodies and manufacturers to streamline supply chain, remove … Continue reading Production capacity of coveralls required by medical personnel treating COVID-19 cases in the country has been ramped up to more than 1 lakh per day;
BMW Group India has pledged INR 3 crore in the ongoing battle against COVID-19 pandemic. Associations with government and non-government organisations have been initiated for on-ground implementation in Delhi NCR and Chennai. Employees of BMW Group India, BMW Group Plant Chennai and BMW India Financial Services voluntarily contributed towards the cause Mr. Rudratej Singh, President and Chief Executive Officer, BMW Group India said, “The coronavirus pandemic presents a mammoth challenge to public health, industry, economy and business. Responsible action and sincere efforts are immensely crucial for minimising impact on human life, providing immediate relief to the underprivileged and reinforcing those … Continue reading BMW Group India pledges its commitment towards fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.BMW Group India pledges
Appeals to all Indians to contribute to the PMCARES Fund generously – PhonePe has contributed INR 1 Crore to the fund itself. Pledges up to INR 100 Crores India, 2020: PhonePe, India’s leading digital payments platform, today announced the launch of a national movement called #i4India after its #100CrorePledge went viral last week. The #i4India movement is an appeal to every Indian to support the superhuman effort of all our government agencies, doctors, health workers, policemen and emergency workers who are all working 24/7 through the lockdown to keep all of us safe & healthy. To join the #i4India movement, … Continue reading PhonePe launches the #i4India movement
The discontinuation of classroom learning due to COVID-19 lock down is bound to impact the nation’s 200 million student community negatively, if educational institutions and the government do not proactively change the standard methodology of teaching asap. A beginning has already been made by some schools and institutions, who have quickly embraced e-learning solutions that have the potential to reboot and reset the Indian Educational system. Caution should be taken while embracing new technology so that they are not quick fix solutions and will not lead to any sustainable learning outcomes. Manipal Technologies Limited (MTL), one of India’s … Continue reading A Teaching & Technology Revolution that is going to change learning in India
Freedom Oil contributes Rs. 25 Lakhs to COVID 19 Karnataka CM Relief Fund Bangalore, 9th April 2020 – Gemini Edibles & Fats India Pvt Ltd (GEF India) the makers of Freedom Healthy Cooking Oils today contributed a sum of Rs 25 lakh to the Karnataka CM relief Fund for Karnataka State to support the relief and safety measures being undertaken by the Government in view of COVID 19 pandemic. Speaking about the initiative, Mr. Pradeep Chowdhry, Managing Director, Gemini Edibles & Fats India Pvt. Ltd., said, “GEF India is humbled to contribute to Karnataka Chief Minister Relief Fund in this time of India’s fight against … Continue reading Freedom Oil contributes Rs. 25 Lakhs to COVID 19 Karnataka CM Relief Fund
Unisys Always-On Access™ Powered by Stealth™ Provides Fast, Encrypted Remote Access for Workers Solution can be deployed quickly and provides scalable, highly-secure access to organizations of any size, regardless of user location, while as-a-Service capability provides agility, cost-effectiveness and convenience BENGALURU, India., April 9, 2020 – Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced the general availability of Unisys Always-On Access™ (AOA), powered by Stealth™, its award-winning Unisys Stealth® security software that provides unmatched protection to users working remotely from home or from alternative facilities. Unisys AOA™ is very quick to deploy, enables remote work and continuous communications, and can … Continue reading Unisys Always-On Access™ Powered by Stealth™ Provides Fast, Encrypted Remote Access for Workers
From Customers to Communities: Ford Family Extends A Helping Hand in India’s Fight Against COVID-19 § Price protection on new & existing car bookings as well as service & warranty extension offered to ensure peace of mind for customers India, April, 2020: With the ongoing pandemic causing public restrictions & health concern, Ford India shared a series of initiatives undertaken by the company to help the customer as well as communities impacted by the coronavirus. For customers presently under lockdown, Ford has announced a series of initiatives to minimize the inconvenience, including: Price Protection: Customers who have booked or plan to book a new … Continue reading From Customers to Communities: Ford Family Extends A Helping Hand in India’s Fight Against COVID-19§ Price protection on new & existing car bookings as well as service & warranty extension offered to ensure peace of mind for customersIndia, April, 2020: With the ongoing pandemic causing public restrictions & health concern, Ford India shared a series of initiatives undertaken by the company to help the customer as well as communities impacted by the coronavirus.For customers presently under lockdown, Ford has announced a series of initiatives to minimize the inconvenience, including:Price Protection: Customers who have booked or plan to book a new Ford car until April 30 will get complete price protection at the time of delivery.Warranty Extension: On all Ford cars where warranty – factory or extended – expires between March 15 and May 30, 2020, Ford will provide a free-of-cost extension till June 30, 2020. Customers planning to purchase extended warranty products can do so until June 30.Service Benefits: Ford is offering a three-month extension in availing all scheduled service benefits, including free service, to June 30, 2020, without impacting either factory-warranty or extended warrantyCustomer Care: Ford’s Customer Care experts have been available round the clock to attend to customer queries via email firstname.lastname@example.org, through @FordIndiaHelp on Twitter or via SMS number 5626324×7 Roadside Assistance: With vehicle requirement being critical to attend to emergencies, Ford has been providing 24X7 Roadside Assistance, absolutely free of cost. The service is offered to all Ford owners, including those customers who haven’t subscribed to RSA services irrespective of the age of their vehicle. Ford owners can contact us via our dedicated RSA helpline: 1800-103-7400“Health and safety of our workforce, customers & communities is our highest priority. From knowledge to resources, we are deploying everything in our means to help fight this pandemic,” said Vinay Raina, executive director Marketing, Sales & Service at Ford India.
Continue reading write to you on behalf of TVS Motor Company. Srinivasan Services Trust (SST) – the social arm of TVS Motor Company has been relentlessly working towards supporting the Government in its sustained efforts to tackle COVID-19.Please find appended the photo caption of the initiative undertaken in Bangalore.Photo Caption:Srinivasan Services Trust (SST) – the social arm of TVS Motor Company has been relentlessly working towards supporting the Government in its sustained efforts to tackle COVID-19. As part of these initiatives SST is distributing face masks, disposable hand gloves, packed meals for essential care workers including police personnel, healthcare workers and migrants in Bengaluru. SST has also deployed vehicles with disinfectants to prevent the spread of virus in the outskirts of Bengaluru. Further, SST has distributed food supplies to ‘Little Sisters of the Poor’ an old age home in Bengaluru.
Continue reading COVID negative “ 47 suspected covid- 19*Discharging From Sapthagiri Hospital.Patients were international travelers returning from 6 Countries.47 suspected covid- 19 patients we admitted at one in Sapthagiri Institute of Medical sciences , one of the highest numbers at one time. The patients were international travelers returning from various parts of the world like Dubai , Australia , etc . One patient of Australian domicile was also admitted . The patients were admitted on 15 th of March 2020 . All the patients initially had very mild symptoms of cold and fever but after testing have been found to be “COVID negative “ . The patients are being discharged tomorrow from Sapthagiri Hospital. All the patients are very happy with the treatment provided in the hospital . A special isolated ward was provided for the patients and a special team of in house Doctors , nurses and supervisors were provided to the patients for catering to the diverse needs of the patients 24/7 for the past 16 days . All precautions were taken to isolate the suspected patients from the rest of the hospital . All the relatives of the suspected patients were regularly updated by the hospital. All meals were specially prepared and served to the patients by the Hospital . Television facilities , internet and various board games were made available to patients so as to spend time in quarantine . Patients were advised by the doctors of Sapthagiri hospital to stay at home and follow the lock down guidelines of the government even after discharge .
Sanitization Equipment By DRDOIn the continuing quest for developing indigenous solutions tocombat the Corona Virus Pandemic, DRDO is ready withtechnologies for sanitizing areas of different sizes. The Centrefor Fire Explosive & Environment Safety (CFEES), Delhi hasdeveloped two configurations of sanitizing equipment. These arespinoffs from technologies developed for fire suppressionapplications.Portable Backpack Area Sanitization Equipment CFEES, Delhi with the help of itsindustry partner has developed aportable sanitization equipmentforsprayingdecontaminationsolutionconsistingof1%Hypochlorite (HYPO) solution forsanitization of suspected area. The portable system can bemounted as a backpack andcarriedbytheoperationspersonnel. This system incorporates low pressure twin fluid (air &disinfectant liquid) technology to generate very fine mist.2The system is capable … Continue reading SANITIZATION EQUIPMENT By DRDO
The best of the entertainment by the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) is just a click away! ~ Starting from 3rd April to 9th April 2020 at 6:00pm, watch the best of NCPA’s shows on YouTube ~ Bengaluru, 3rd April 2020 : Don’t let the lockdown dull you spirits. While we get used to the new normal, India’s premier cultural institution, the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), will showcase the best of events from its archives on YouTube to lift your spirits in these challenging times. The showcase will include exclusive videos specially curated from NCPA’s … Continue reading The best of the entertainment by the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) is just a click away! Starting from 3rd April to 9th April 2020 at 6:00pm, watch the best of NCPA’s shows on YouTube ~
HAL Pledges Rs 26.25 Crores to PM-CARES Fund through CSR and One Day Salary of Employees Bengaluru, March 30, 2020: HAL has pledged Rs 20 crores from its CSR fund to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) Fund. In addition to it HAL employees have pledged their one day salary amounting to Rs. 6.25 crores. Cumulatively it works out to Rs. 26.25 crores. “This is a small step from HAL in supporting the Government’s ongoing efforts in the fight against the novel Corona virus pandemic,” says Mr R Madhavan, CMD-HAL. “Each employee … Continue reading HAL PLEDGE RS. 26.25 CRORES TO PM-CARES FUND THROUGH CSR
Milaap enables unity against Covid-19 Taking kindness to the homes of those who cannot ‘afford’ to stay safe through the pandemic. Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, has infected more than 3.75 lakh people worldwide, killing more than 16,300. In India alone, it has so far caused 10 deaths and infected at least 500 people as of 25th March 2020. In the past week, several states across India have put safety first by closing down schools, colleges, malls, theatres, restaurants, shops and non-essential workplaces, recommending working from home where possible. The nation is now under a lockdown for … Continue reading MILAAP ENABLES UNITY AGAINST COVID-19
HERO GROUP PLEDGES RS 100 CRORE TOWARDS COVID-19 RELIEF EFFORTS Ø OFFERS TO DEPLOY MODIFIED MOTORCYCLES AS TWO-WHEELER AMBULANCE IN RURAL AREAS Ø TO DISTRIBUTE MASKS, SANITIZERS, GLOVES, MASKS & 100 VENTILATORS Ø DISTRIBUTING MORE THAN 10,000 MEALS EVERYDAY The Hero Group has pledged Rs 100 Crore as aid for the ongoing COVID-19 relief-efforts in India. Half of this sum, Rs 50 Crore, will be contributed to the PM-Cares Fund and the remaining Rs 50 crore will be spent in other relief efforts. The Hero Group (BML Munjal family) companies contributing to this fund include Hero MotoCorp, … Continue reading HERO GROUP PLEDGES RS 100 CRORE TOWARDS COVID- 19 RELIEF
Keep Calm and Watch Ramayan: Memes and Nostalgia Breaking the Internet After Episode 1 Taking to Twitter, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar also said that like Ramayan, Mahabharat and Shah Rukh Khan starrer TV series Circus will be broadcast on Doordarshan from Saturday. UPDATED ON: MARCH 28, 2020, 11:56 AM IST Image: A YouTube grab. Continue reading Ramayana and MAHABHARAT REA TELICOST DOORDARSHAN
Park Place Launches First and Only Mobile Application to Monitor and Maintain IT Infrastructure Remotely Bengaluru, India, March 23, 2020 — Park Place Technologies, a global leader in data center management, is announcing PPTechMobile, a mobile application that will give customers real-time access to maintenance events in their data center and IT infrastructure. This is the first and only mobile application of its kind in the third-party maintenance category. PPTechMobile will offer several key features that mirror the capabilities of the Park Place customer portal, Central Park. These features include: Submit, edit and view incidents Monitor escalation process … Continue reading PARK PALACE LOUNCH FIRST AND MOBILE TO MONITOR
NBF takes up food delivery drive to support the needy and marginalised In association with Suvarna News, JITO, Bhaskar’s Mane Holige, Gilgal Charitable trust and others Bengaluru, March 28, 2020: The Corona lockdown has affected the lives of homeless, unorganized sector workers like domestic helpers, ragpickers, rickshaw drivers, handcart pullers, single parent mothers, construction workers and urban poor the most. They are struggling to cope with daily food demands. Namma Bengaluru Foundation has extended a helping hand to support these needy. Presently, we have reached out to four slums – Amar jyothi slum, Domlur, Vyalikaval slum (near … Continue reading NBF TAKE FOOD DELIVERY
Covid-19 Pandemic Poses Fundamental Challenges to all Societies Prabir Purkayastha IT is now clear that Europe, particularly the core European Union countries – Italy, Spain, France, and Germany – is the new epicentre of the Covid-19 epidemic. China, followed by South Korea, managed to contain their outbreaks; the European countries did not. The US and UK numbers are creeping up, poised to take off at any moment. In the US, only the Trump administration’s lack of testing – either intentional or due to incompetence – is hiding the real numbers. As its testing scope increases, a sharp increase in numbers … Continue reading COVID-19 PANDEMIC POSES FUNDAMENTAL CHALLANGE