First of its kind public EV charging plaza goes live

With a focus on enhancing energy efficiency and promoting e-mobility, R.K Singh, the Minister for Power, New & Renewable Energy, today inaugurated India’s first public EV (Electric Vehicle) charging plaza at Chelmsford Club in New Delhi. While speaking at the occasion Singh said, “The EV charging plaza is a new avenue for making e-mobility ubiquitous and convenient in India. Such innovative initiatives are imperative for the creation of a robust e-mobility ecosystem in the country.”  EESL is spearheading the EV ecosystem development in India by undertaking demand aggregation for procuring…

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DHL Global Forwarding sets up first temperature-controlled facility in India

DHL Global Forwarding, the freight forwarding arm of global logistics major Deutsche Post DHL Group, has unveiled its first temperature-controlled facility in India. The facility has been set up in Hyderabad, (located in the cargo satellite building close to the airport), considered to be India’s pharma or vaccine hub. According to a company release, the new facility offers conditioning of packaging materials in different chambers for varying temperatures up to -20̊ C, to meet the stringent needs of pharmaceutical shipments. “To meet the intricate requirements of each life science and…

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Pizza Hut claims strengthening contactless service portfolio

Country’s leading pizza brand Pizza Hut has claimed adding new components to its contactless service portfolio. In a recent media release, the company has cited a host of new initiatives that entail creating a contactless delivery regime to keep the customers safe. “The experiential contactless service was especially curated for customers who want their pizza right out of the oven, untouched by any human hand so that customers continue to have access to tastiest pizzas that are safe and hygienic. Pizza Hut remains committed to ensure optimum level of safety…

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Global flight volumes continue to recover

SITA, the technology provider for the air transport industry, recently released a new paper outlining the company’s vision for the immediate future of air travel. SITA’s ‘Runway for Future Operations’ report details the steps required for the air transport industry to deliver safer, smarter, and leaner air travel and recover from the unique economic challenges of COVID-19. The paper follows the release of new SITA data showing that despite falling significantly, global flight volumes continue to recover. SITA’s data shows that flight volumes dropped 69% year-on-year in June, significantly better…

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Decriminalizing cheque bounce can be a hurdle in maintaining supplychain

The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) in a letter to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has urged not to decriminalize Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 under any circumstances.  The apex association of trading fraternity in the country has said that such a move will deeply impact the business sentiments of millions of small traders and manufacturers who consider a post dated cheque as a very important instrument to conduct trade and maintain the supply chain. Explaining the serious issue CAIT Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal said that…

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Snapdeal opens customer care centre in Shimla

E-commerce platform Snapdeal, which is trying to make inroads in regional pockets, has announced establishing a call centre in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, to handle the growing volume of customer care traffic from customers across India. The centre is also expected to cater to the higher call volumes during the festive season later in the year. “Establishing this facility in Shimla is consistent with Snapdeal’s approach to further deepen its connect with Bharat. More than 85% of Snapdeal’s users come from non-metro cities. A very large part of its sellers is also based…

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