- 30% retailers may shut shop in 6 months if no govt support: RAI(19:05)
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) About 30 per cent of Indian retailers may be out of business in six months time if the government does not provide them support amidst the nation-wide lockdown, Retailers Association of India (RAI) CEO Kumar Rajagopalan said.
- Covid-19: Rs 2.5-cr grant challenge for medtech entrepreneurs(18:43)
Chennai, March 29 (IANS) In order to speedily augment the supply of ventilators and personal protection equipment (PPE) to combat the spread of coronavirus, the Marico Innovation Foundation (MIF) on Sunday threw a challenge #Innovate2BeatCOVID for medtech entrepreneurs.
- NRAI urges landlords to waive rents for restaurants till June(14:24)
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Hit by the coronavirus crisis and the nation-wide lockdown, the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) has urged landlords in the food and beverage (F&B) or restaurant industry to waive their rents and the common area maintenance charges till June or till the lockdown lasts.
- Paytm to contribute Rs 500 crore for PM CARES Fund(11:09)
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) To support the fight against COVID-19 pandemic, India's leading digital payments and financial services platform Paytm on Sunday said it is aiming to contribute Rs 500 crore to the PM CARES Fund.
- J&K Bank donates Rs 5 cr towards J&K Relief Fund(21:52)
Jammu, March 28 (IANS) Chairman and MD of J&K Bank, R.K. Chibber, on Saturday presented a cheque of Rs 5 crore to J&K Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu as a contribution to the J&K Relief Fund towards the efforts being undertaken to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
- Google commits $800 million to support SMBs, health workers(20:38)
San Francisco, March 28 (IANS) In biggest donation yet from any global tech giant, Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai has announced the company will provide over $800 million to support small and medium businesses (SMBs), health organisations, governments and health workers on the frontline of global COVID-19 pandemic.
- Covid-19: India's plan to build gas economy receives setback(19:34)
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Indias plan to develop a gas economy with the cleaner fuel gradually becoming the mainstay of countrys energy security needs has received a major setback as the Covid-19 pandemic has severely impacted demand, resulting in curtailed operations globally.
- Covid-19: IndiGo offers to ferry meds, equipment(19:26)
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Countrys largest airline by market share, IndiGo, has offered to assist the government by ferrying medicine, equipment, and other relief samples across the country.
- Hyundai's CSR arm to bring testing kits from S Korea(19:17)
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Hyundai Motor India Foundation (HMIF) has announced immediate order of "COVID-19 Advanced Diagnostic Testing Kits" from South Korea which will be distributed in consultation with the Centre and state governments to the hospitals.
- Digital learning firms likely to reap the most of lockdown(18:56)
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) As India goes into a lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic, physical presence at educational institutions and businesses are next to nil and digital learning companies seem to be the new saviours for the students and workforce.
- Nasscom seeks government support for startups amid lockdown(18:51)
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Amid uncertainties in business environment due to COVID-19 lockdown, Indian IT industry's apex body Nasscom on Saturday sought government support for startups so that they can continue doing their business.