Flying to new routes with essential supplies

Blue Dart, domestic air cargo major, has reported operating on new routes in the recent days to ensure essential supplies as part of its Business Contingency and Continuity Plan (BCCP) to assist in the grand national battle against Covid-19 outbreak. The BCCP includes pandemic operating plans and preventive actions to ensure least disruption in company’s services to its customers.  For this, Blue Dart has set up a Quick Response Team which is working 24×7 towards and the operations of its six 757 Boeing freighters have been prioritised to deliver medical…

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Domino’s Pizza- ITC Foods partner to deliver essential items

Domino’s Pizza, India’s largest and most trusted pizza delivery brand, in partnership with ITC Foods, one of the fastest growing packaged food businesses in India, has launched “Domino’s Essentials”. The delivery infrastructure of Domino’s will be leveraged to help customers order everyday grocery essentials offered by ITC Foods, India’s most trusted packaged staple brand. A combo pack of Aashirvaad Atta and Spices including chili, coriander and turmeric powder will be available on Domino’s app. This service will be available for consumers first in Bengaluru and then in the cities of Noida,…

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Free service for Bajaj Auto commercial vehicles

Bajaj Auto, the world’s favourite Indian has extended their free service and warranty period for both two wheelers and commercial vehicles. This decision comes in the wake of the 21 day nation-wide lockdown announced to combat the virus. In the commercial vehicle category, any vehicle (3W / Qute) for which free service – i.e. 1st / 2nd/ 3rd is getting due till 30th April 2020 (as per timelines), time validity will get extended by 2 months. Additionally, any vehicle for which warranty is getting matured (expired) between March and April (up to 30th April)…

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NEC India to be spearheaded by Aalok Kumar

NEC Corporation and NEC Technologies India last week announced the appointment of Aalok Kumar as the new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NEC Technologies India. Among other things, the Indian subsidiary of the Japanese firm is involved in the large scale container tracking venture in association with Delhi Mumbai Industrial Development Corporation (DMIDC). With this appointment, Takayuki Inaba, former Chairman & Managing Director, has been appointed as Executive Chairman of NEC Technologies India. Akihiko Kumagai, President of the Global Business Unit, NEC Corporation, said, “This management restructuring exercise is aimed…

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Honda reports 5% growth in March 20

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India closed March 2020 with total sales of 2,61,699 units as against 2,49,136 units in March’19. Honda’s domestic sales in the month of March grew 11% from 2,22,325 units last year to 2,45,699 units in March’20 while exports moderated at 16,000 units. Overall, the challenging fiscal 2019-20 saw the domestic two-wheeler industry sales slowdown for the 16th straight month. Honda closed FY2019-20 (April 2019 to March 2020) with total sales of 50,31,297 two-wheelers. This includes domestic sales of 47,06,572 units and exports of 324,725 units.  In wake of…

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FedEx special operations to combat Coronavirus threat

FedEx Express recently announced conducting a special operation over the weekend to help the U.S. government quickly move COVID-19 test specimens from more than 50 remote drive-thru testing centers at major retailers across 12 states. This critical mission, led by the White House, Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), was a collaborative effort among retailers and healthcare companies to enable quick processing of COVID-19 test specimens to help prevent spread of the virus. To ensure weekend support of this mission, FedEx Express…

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Mahindra Logistics appoints V. S. Parthasarathy as board Chairman

Mahindra Logistics, one of India’s largest 3PL solutions providers in Logistics, has announced the appointment of V. S. Parthasarathy as its Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Board with effect from March 25, 2020. Parthasarathy is currently the Group CFO and Group CIO of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd until March 31, 2020. From April 1, 2020 he will take charge of the newly created Mobility Services Sector of the Mahindra Group. He is a Member of the Group Executive Board of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., and on the Board of several…

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NTPC capacity improves with new acquisitions

India’s largest power generator, NTPC, last week announced its total installed capacity at the group level rising to 62,110 MW after stake acquisitions in North-Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO) & THDC India Ltd (THDCIL). With completion of the twin acquisitions, NTPC Group has added nearly 13% capacity in the current financial year that ends on March 31. At the end of March 2019, NTPC’s total capacity stood at 55,126 MW. The overall hydro portfolio of NTPC Ltd has reached 3,425 MW. Further, overall addition in the capacity of India’s…

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Tata Power expands rooftop solar service to 90 cities

Preparing for a #futureready India, Tata Power, the country’s largest integrated utility is making a big push for a stronger adoption of clean energy by expanding its rooftop solar offerings to 90 cities.  The big rollout from Tata Power is also coming at a time when consumers across all major categories including commercial, industrial, residential and public sector are now adopting solar energy as a reliable and sustainable solution to meet their energy needs that also holds tremendous potential to save costs. Praveer Sinha, CEO & MD, Tata Power said, “Solar Rooftops…

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BPCL buys 2 million barrels extra oil as Saudi cuts price

Indian refiner Bharat Petroleum Corp has bought 2 million barrels of extra Saudi oil for loading in April after the Saudi Kingdom slashed the selling price and announced plans to raise output to record 12.3 million barrels per day (bpd), as per a Reuters news report. “We will be taking two additional cargoes of Arab mix…we have got a mix of Arab light and Arab medium,” BPCL’s head of refineries R. Ramachandran told Reuters. He said his company is also exploring buying additional oil from United Arab Emirates. UAE national oil company ADNOC said it would raise…

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