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Online grocery chain Grofers said that though it has now resumed operations in 100% of cities in wake of the lockdown, it continues to cap fresh orders once it reaches a maximum capacity for servicing them in a given location (Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint)
Online grocery chain Grofers said that though it has now resumed operations in 100% of cities in wake of the lockdown, it continues to cap fresh orders once it reaches a maximum capacity for servicing them in a given location (Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint)

Companies find logistics a hurdle for deliveries

  • Interestingly, the Covid-driven upheaval in logistics, is also throwing together unlikely partners
  • Even after the workers return, the fear of infections due to the Covid-19 outbreak would likely involve a mammoth effort at rebuilding confidence by educating them about hygiene practices

Rajashree Birla, chairperson of Aditya Birla Centre for Community Initiatives and Rural Development.
Ritesh Agarwal, Founder and Group CEO OYO said, as a hotel chain, it is our responsibility to demonstrate 'Aatithi Devo Bhava' during these testing times (Photo: Bloomberg)
Ritesh Agarwal, Founder and Group CEO OYO said, as a hotel chain, it is our responsibility to demonstrate 'Aatithi Devo Bhava' during these testing times (Photo: Bloomberg)

OYO reaches out to embassies to accommodate stranded foreigners in India

  • OYO aims to support the Ministry of Tourism in efforts to secure shelter for all travellers in need across the country, the company said
  • OYO said it has also taken steps to provide support to frontline medical staff, aircrew, corporates, tourists, paying guests, among others who need accommodation

Photo: Reuters
Indian Hotels, which runs Taj Group of hotels, has a consolidated debt of `3,245 crore as on 31 March 2014. Photo: AFP
Indian Hotels, which runs Taj Group of hotels, has a consolidated debt of `3,245 crore as on 31 March 2014. Photo: AFP

Taj opens its doors for doctors on Covid-19 duty

  • Maharashtra alone has identified 30 government hospitals that will be dedicated to covid-19 treatment
  • So far the Tata group, comprising of Tata Trusts and Tata Sons, has donated 1,500 crore

Thanks to the BS6 engine which gets fuel-injection, the bike’s efficiency is expected to get better
(Representative image) (Photo: Bloomberg)
(Representative image) (Photo: Bloomberg)

JK Organisation pledges 10 cr to combat coronavirus pandemic

  • While a large part of the fund will go to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund in fighting COVID-19, the rest will be utilised in meeting the immediate needs of communities and migrant labour
  • More than 20,000 masks and sanitizers in the villages have also been distributed in its fight against coronavirus

IndusInd Bank shares were down 6% in afternoon trade today.
The PC, print and laptop majors are now facing the supply issue as demand is still coming from all quarters, and hope to address this as soon as the lockdown is cleared.
The PC, print and laptop majors are now facing the supply issue as demand is still coming from all quarters, and hope to address this as soon as the lockdown is cleared.

Laptop sales surge in India as employees work from home during lockdown

  • Chromebooks and business laptops started disappearing from the shelves even before the 21-day lockdown was announced from March 24 midnight
  • HP Inc has also seen a huge demand and its work-from-home products have been sold out in the country

Previously, Uber said suppliers had prioritized orders for healthcare, with its own orders being moved down the queue several times. (REUTERS)
Previously, Uber said suppliers had prioritized orders for healthcare, with its own orders being moved down the queue several times. (REUTERS)

Uber to start shipping car disinfectants to drivers

  • Uber will begin shipping disinfecting car spray to selected drivers in areas most affected by the coronavirus outbreak
  • The company had promised to supply drivers with sanitizers in early March

GoAir had last week said this ticket credit scheme was available for bookings done till 15 April only.
GoAir had last week said this ticket credit scheme was available for bookings done till 15 April only.

GoAir extends flight ticket credit scheme by one year

  • The ticket credit scheme allows passengers who don't show up for a flight to use the fare amount on any booking within a year
  • India is under a nation-wide lockdown to combat coronavirus and all domestic and international commercial passenger flights stand suspended

Google logo at offices in Granary Square, London.  (AP Photo/File) (AP)
BigBasket had to quickly roll out tech changes to cope with a spike in demand.
New Maggi campaign.
Domestic two-wheeler sales were at 98,412 units last month as against 2,20,213 units in March 2019.
Domestic two-wheeler sales were at 98,412 units last month as against 2,20,213 units in March 2019.

Bajaj Auto total sales down 38% in March

  • Bajaj Auto's total domestic sales fell 55% to 1,16,541 units last month as compared to 2,59,185 units in March 2019
  • For 2019-20, the two-wheeler maker reported 8% dip in sales

Bione founder and CEO, Dr Surendra K Chikara.
Godrej Consumer Products Ltd chief executive Vivek Gambhir. (Sameer Joshi/Mint)
The team said it is specifically looking to back ideas stemming from areas such as scaling testing, disease management at home, enhanced support for healthcare workers and hospitals, and support for mental health. (Photo: AFP)
The team said it is specifically looking to back ideas stemming from areas such as scaling testing, disease management at home, enhanced support for healthcare workers and hospitals, and support for mental health. (Photo: AFP)

Startups pool in 100 crore to boost firms targeting the virus

  • The programme’s goal is to provide guidance and resources to create a large-scale impact
  • The Action Covid-19 Team will be backed by partner NGOs and leading industry veterans

British Airways planes are seen parked at Bournemouth Airport, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues (Reuters)
British Airways planes are seen parked at Bournemouth Airport, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues (Reuters)

Covid-19 impact: British Airways temporarily lays off 28,000 staff

  • British Airways is falling into line with carriers around the world in furloughing workers as the virus effectively wipes out global travel demand
  • European carriers will be worst hit by the crisis, and have enough cash to survive only two months on average, according to IATA

Uber plans to expand the new service and is conversation with other companies as well (Reuters)
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