OBOPAY offers app-based meal vouchering for enterprise customers

OBOPAY, providing enterprise solutions for Telcos, BFSIs and companies with a dominant supply chain focus, has now introduced OBOPAY meal vouchers – an app-based monthly meal vouchering system. OBOPAY has deployed the solution with multiple companies such as Pee Safe and Alsec. The monthly meal voucher system will enable an employee to receive designated meal voucher money as a part of the corporate employee benefit program. The meal voucher money will be transferred into the employee’s OBOPAY card which they can further utilize for transactions at various outlets. The digital…

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Coffee board initiates blockchain based marketplace

Commerce Secretary, Dr.AnupWadhawan, launched blockchain based coffee e-marketplace last week which would tend to integrate the farmers with markets in a transparent manner. The e-marketplace has been initiated on a pilot basis with the prime objective of reducing the number of layers between coffee growers and buyers and help farmers realize better price for their produce. The initiative is expected to help in creating a brand image for Indian Coffee through traceability in reducing growers dependency on intermediaries by having a direct access to buyers for a fair price for…

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UPS partners with Matternet for drone medical sample transport

UPS(NYSE:UPS) has announced a groundbreaking new logistics service to deliver medical samples via unmanned drones through a collaboration with Matternet, a leader in autonomous drone technology. The program is taking place at WakeMed’s flagship hospital and campus in the Raleigh, N.C., metropolitan area, with oversight by the Federal Aviation Administration and North Carolina Department of Transportation. The UPS and Matternet program represents a major milestone for unmanned aviation in the United States. Currently, the majority of medical samples and specimens are transported across WakeMed’s expanding health system by courier cars.…

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Telangana govt initiates networking portal for MSMEs

The Government of Telangana has launched a MSME networking portal, Telangana State GlobalLinker (ts-msme.globallinker.com) to digitize over 2.3 million MSMEs of the state. Telangana State GlobalLinker will provide MSMEs – a digital profile (including an online product catalogue an eCommerce store); access to global networking opportunities to find buyers & suppliers; economies of scale on a wide range of business services; access to industry news, articles and discussions.  Commenting on this digital intiative, Jayesh Ranjan, IAS, Principal Secretary to Govt. (Industries and Commerce) said: “Digitization is going to be one of the game changers…

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Ninjacart reaches out in west and northern markets

Bengaluru-based agri-tech platform Ninjacart has expanded its operations to the west and northern markets in the country. The platform that connects farmers to retailers has now started its operations in Mumbai, Pune and Delhi. Its expansion in new geographical locations has been triggered by Rs 250 crore of series B funding. Established three years ago, the platform has been primarily catering in the south Indian market and presently handles 350 tonnes of vegetables and fruits from over 4,000 growers. “We are excited to expand our footprint outside South India.  It…

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OYO to strengthen room supply base with $200 million investment

OYO Hotels & Homes – South Asia’s largest, and world’s fastest-growing chain of hotels, homes and quality spaces – has announced a commitment of INR 1400 crores ($ 200mn) for the India & South Asia business, as part of its efforts to further double down on its expansion plans, improve customer experience and ensure increase in continued asset owner success. The investment would be directed to further deepen and widen presence across the home country while focusing on aggressive capacity building to bring the choice of a beautiful living space…

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GreyOrange adds Flexo modular sortation system

Robotics and warehouse automation company GreyOrange has launched its latest modular sortation system, designed for modern distribution and logistics centers serving retail, and courier and express companies. The Flexo™ robotics system was demonstrated to customers and visitors in Stuttgart at the 17th edition of LogiMAT, an international trade fair for intralogistics solutions. Designed for versatility, portability and sortation efficiency, the new GreyOrange Flexo™ modular sortation system fits well in most warehouses thanks to its fluidic layouts, requiring minimal additional infrastructure. This high-performance system, capable of operating 24×7 round the clock, reduces cost…

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MobiKwik offers Instant Life Insurance for Rs 20

MobiKwik, India’s leading digital financial services platform, has now launched digital life insurance on its app for its users. MobiKwik in association with ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company has rolled out first-of-its-kind group micro insurance product. The offering begins with a life cover of Rs. 1 lakh available for a monthly premium as low as Rs. 20/-. This is the second big announcement by MobiKwik in the digital insurance space, post the launch of accidental insurance in November 2018. Life insurance can be digitally purchased on the MobiKwik app, via…

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Poeir Jets Develops India’s First Heavy-lift Hybrid Drones

 Following the successful launch of the country’s first Microjet Engine series, Poeir has moved on to develop India’s first Heavy lift Hybrid drones, which was launched at Aero India 2019. With this launch, the company aims to establish itself as industry leaders in providing propulsion solutions to UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems).   The Heavy-lift Drones are fundamentally unmanned aircraft with fully customizable payload options that make them suitable for a wide variety of professional applications, from Law Enforcement to Search and Rescue Operations. The company has developed the following models…

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IWAI portal facilitates better planning option for vessel operators

Moving a step ahead towards ensuring optimum use of National Waterways, the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) launched a new portal LADIS – Least Available Depth Information System here today. LADIS will ensure that real-time data on least available depths is disseminated for ship/barge and cargo owners so that they can undertake transportation on NWs in a more planned way. An assured depth of waterway is required for seamless movement of vessels. If real time information is made available regarding LADs in stretches of various NWs, it will help…

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