Event Report: Smart Cities and Covid-19

  6th Smart Cities India 2020 expo and India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) successfully hosted insightful deliberations with industry experts on “How Smart Cities are tackling the COVID-19 Pandemic,” as the webinar shed light on steps undertaken by smart cities across the nation & the future course of action. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the globe, and its impact upon human health and the economy is intensifying each day. India’s Smart Cities Mission has invested in a spectrum of technologies that are of great value during this crisis in implementing better management of…

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Blockchain and future of logistics

On June 3rd, virtually join to connect with global thought leaders across the blockchain ecosystem as BiTA hosts the first in its series of BiTA Symposium @Home discussions.  The three-hour interactive virtual event will highlight the evolution of underlying technology, why coopetition is key, technology convergence zones, and the future of logistics. You can register here: https://freightwaves.zoom.us/webinar/register/

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Logistics Data Services touch 25 million container tracking mark

Logistics Data Services (DLDS), backed by the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMICDC), recently notched another major milestone when it touched 25 million containers tracking mark. Incorporated in December 2015, DLDS has transformed the Indian logistics environment by bringing increased accountability and visibility to the system Speaking on the achievement, Surajit Sarkar, COO-DLDS, said, ” DLDS leverages the best of technology and data management practices to ensure that location data is collated and tracked efficiently in real-time. This allows our customers to plan their deliverables well ahead in time.” Logistics…

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Blue Revolution to make India leading fish producing country

Through the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY), the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying would tend to eventually make India the leading fishing production and exporting country in the world. The ministry aims to enhance fish production to 220 lakh metric tons by 2024-25 from 137.58 lakh metric tons in 2018-19 at an average annual growth rate of about 9%. The Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Giriraj Singh, recently  said the ambitious scheme will result in doubling export earnings to Rs.1,00,000 crore and generate about 55 lakhs direct and…

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FarEye claims increasing manpower by over 12%

FarEye, the logistics SaaS platform for predictive visibility, has claimed expanding its manpower with remote hiring by over 12% amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. The recruitment is fuelled by the surge in usage of FarEye’s platform for delivering essential goods amid the lockdown, said a company release. Introducing a smooth and safe onboarding experience, FarEye launched the new virtual onboarding process. Under the new VoP, the company took steps like post-offer follow-ups, continuous engagement with the new joinees by sharing content about FarEye, and warm-up calls by the managers. FarEye also…

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ITC’s B Natural- Amway collaborate to launch immunity offering

ITC’s B Natural and Amway India have collaborated to launch the first of its kind B Natural+ range for the Indian consumer. B Natural Juices & beverages which believes in providing fruit nourishment to its consumers, intends to provide the dual benefit of Immunity + Fruit & Fiber to them with the launch of the B Natural + range. The promise of supporting immunity is delivered by a unique clinically proven ingredient, which has been developed by ITC’s Life Sciences & Technology Centre (LSTC). ITC’s team of scientists at LSTC has been…

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Bata unveils strategic roadmap to bounce back

Footwear major Bata India, which recently revealed a minor growth in its revenue in the last fiscal, has curated new collections relevant for consumers in the current troubled Covid-19 spell. The new collections initiated by the company have been named as – the Work from Home collection, Easy Wash footwear and Fitness at Home collection, all starting at surprisingly affordable prices. In tandem with the current market trends, Bata India is also ensuring home delivery of shoes from 900 plus stores, besides bolstering its presence across online marketplaces. Sandeep Kataria,…

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Strong monsoon likely to curtail contraction in tractor sales

Tractor sales in India are expected be poor fro the second straight year, as production lines halted completely thanks to the national lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic, but a good monsoon could results in a lesser-than-expected contraction, Rohan Kanwar Gupta, Assistant Vice President of credit rating agency ICRA said.   Gupta said prospects of a good southwestern monsoon that provides a lifeline to India’s farmer and the overall economy meant that agriculture was the only sector that could grow in the midst of the economic gloom and doom triggered by…

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Huawei unveils new smart office product

Huawei recently launched its next-generation IdeaHub series intelligent endpoint for all-scenario smart office ecosystem that aims to improve efficiency for enterprises, especially remote collaboration during social distancing. Huawei IdeaHub is a brand new productivity tool Huawei developed to create all-scenario smart office in this Cloud era. This intelligent endpoint integrates multiple functions, including multi-screen collaboration between mobiles and PCs, interactive whiteboard, remote collaboration, FHD video conferencing, and built-in HD AppGallery. It can be installed on a mobile stand or a wall in a variety of environments, including enterprise conference rooms,…

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ADB loan to upgrade 450 km state highways in Maharashtra

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India last week signed a $177 million loan to upgrade 450 kilometers (km) of state highways and major district roads in the state of Maharashtra. The signatories to the Maharashtra State Road Improvement Project were Sameer Kumar Khare, Additional Secretary (Fund Bank and ADB), Department of Economic Affairs in the Ministry of Finance who signed for the Government of India, and Kenichi Yokoyama, Country Director of ADB’s India Resident Mission who signed for ADB. After signing the loan agreement, Khare said…

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