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Ola, Mahindra to power electric mass mobility ecosystem in Nagpur

Saturday, May 27, 2017

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Ola and Mahindra on Friday announced their collaboration with the Government of India in a first-of-its-kind programme to build an electric mass mobility ecosystem in Nagpur. Both companies seek bring about a transformational change in the automotive and transportation landscape in the country. The first multi-modal electric vehicle project was inaugurated at the Nagpur Airport Complex …

Jugnoo’s restaurant aggregation service see phenomenal growth

Friday, May 26, 2017

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Jugnoo, a startup specializing in hyper local services, offering a diverse range of services like rides, ready to eat meals, restaurant food delivery, grocery and B2B delivery, has recorded phenomenal growth for its restaurant aggregator vertical, Menus. The app-based service enables customers to order food from restaurants and has expanded into 21 cities across India with …

Google announces 6 Indian startups for 4th accelerator program

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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Google on Wednesday announced that six Indian startups have been shortlisted for the fourth class of Google Accelerator Program. The six startups will be joining an inspiring group of startups from all over Asia, Latin America, Africa and Europe at the Google Developers Launchpad Space in San Francisco, a statement from Google stated. A total of …

Paytm launches payments bank; 4% interest and cashbacks on deposits

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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Digital payments firm, Paytm, on Tuesday launched its payments bank with 4 per cent interest rate and cashbacks on deposits, zero fees on online transactions and no minimum balance requirement. Paytm is targeting 500 million customers by 2020. The company has designated an initial investment of Rs. 400 crore to build its banking network over two …

Two-day ‘Startup India Summit’ begins in UAE

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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New Delhi: In a bid to boost the Start-up India initiative, a two-day ‘Startup India Summit’ begin in Abu Dhabi, UAE on Tuesday. This is the first “Start Up Summit” being held in the UAE by the Consul General of India (CGI) in Dubai and Embassy of India in Abu Dhabi in partnership with iSPIRIT, …

FoodPanda’s parent company, Delivery Hero raises $431.45 million investment from Naspers

Monday, May 22, 2017

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Online food delivery service, FoodPanda, on Monday announced receiving an investment worth $431.45 million from global internet and entertainment group Naspers into its parent company Delivery Hero. The investment is aimed at strengthening FoodPanda’s marketplace in India and to fuel it’s growth plans. With this development, Naspers will also be represented with one member on Delivery Hero’s …

Policybazaar launches new campaign for Cancer Insurance awareness

Monday, May 22, 2017

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New Delhi: Policybazaar, India’s largest insurance website and comparison portal, has launched a new advertising campaign with the tagline “Cancer se ladai main insurance kaam aega” (insurance will come handy in fight against cancer). The campaign aims to highlight that cancer insurance is very affordable and great help in fighting the dreaded disease. Despite significant …

Ola, BarTalk partner to promote ‘Do Not Drink and Drive’ initiative

Saturday, May 20, 2017

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In an initiative against drunk driving, cab aggregator, Ola, has partnered with Bartalk, an OOH platform, to support their ‘Do Not Drink and Drive’ initiative being launched across key bars and pubs in Delhi NCR. Supported by the Delhi Police Department, the initiative aims to create awareness against drunk driving among pub-goers in the Capital and will …

Car rental service Revv launches car subscription platform Switch

Friday, May 19, 2017

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Car rental platform Revv on Friday announced the launch of its multi-brand car subscription platfrom, Switch, to enable users to subscribe to a vehicle on an annual or monthly basis. The users can maintain and use their subscription across cities. Annual subscriptions start at Rs. 22,000 per month and include insurance and maintenance. Users can …

Uber partners with bars for drive against drunk and driving

Friday, May 19, 2017

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App-based cab service Uber has announced the launch of UberBADD (Bars Against Drunk Driving) in Kolkata, in partnership with prominent bars, restaurants and nightclubs in the city to tackle the issue of drunk driving. ALSO READ: Zomato suffers security breach: 17 million user data stolen An initiative encouraged by the Kolkata Police, UberBADD is an endeavor …

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