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Coronavirus: How Urban Company is fighting the COVID-19 pandemic by helping its 30,000 vendors

To help its service partners cope with the economic impact of the coronavirus lockdown, Urban Company has rolled out multiple programmes and initiatives.

10 Apr 2020 7:15 am
[App Fridays] Education app Google Classroom zooms ahead of BYJU's, Vedantu as coronavirus shuts schools

With the coronavirus pandemic forcing schools to shut, Google Classroom became Indias #1 education app going past BYJU's, Vedantu, and others.

10 Apr 2020 5:40 am
Coronavirus: Ola Group contributes Rs 5 Cr towards PM-CARES Fund and Rs 3 Cr towards CMs Relief Funds of various states

Ola Group has pledged Rs 5 crore to the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) Fund to support coronavirus relief

9 Apr 2020 5:50 pm
Uber drivers receive first batch of grants from Rs 25 Cr coronavirus relief package

The Uber Care Driver Fund is directly transferring small grants into the accounts of thousands of driver-partners every day to help them meet their immediate and essential family needs amid the coronavirus-led lockdown.

9 Apr 2020 5:43 pm
Jeff Bezos tops billionaires list; wealth remains unaffected by coronavirus and divorce

Jeff Bezos continues to be the world's richest man despite giving away a chunk of Amazon shares to ex-wife MacKenzie in their divorce settlement.

9 Apr 2020 3:29 pm
[Funding alert] Edtech startup Vedantu raises $12.56M from Legend Cap, Ohana Holding

This comes after the edtech startup had announced earlier in April 2019, that it had raised $42 million in a funding round led by Tiger Global and WestBridge Capital.

9 Apr 2020 3:21 pm
Coronavirus: Odisha extends lockdown, urges Centre to stop train, air services till April 30

The Odisha government on Thursday decided to extend the ongoing lockdown in the state till April 30 to effectively contain the spread of coronavirus.

9 Apr 2020 1:51 pm
Coronavirus: KSUM to hold webinars for mentoring startups

Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) has planned online mentorship sessions for startups to equip them to meet the challenges arising from the coronavirus crisis.

9 Apr 2020 1:36 pm
Coronavirus: Essar Foundation to provide 1.25M meals, 1 lakh medical supplies

In a statement, the group said Essar Foundation has committed to providing 1.25 million meals to communities affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

9 Apr 2020 1:30 pm
Right market with sharp customer centricity will be next wave of fintech: Ishaan Mittal of Sequoia India

In this episode of the 100X Entrepreneur podcast, Ishaan Mittal, a growth-stage investment advisor at Sequoia India, shares insights on investing in consumer brands and fintech startups.

9 Apr 2020 5:45 am
This SaaS startup is playing a key role in changing the pharma industry landscape in India

Bengaluru-based Medibox is a B2B marketplace for medicines and other health products, and claims to be working with 2,50,000 retailers and hospitals to ensure medicines are available for all.

9 Apr 2020 5:40 am
[Startup Bharat] Karaikudi-based Treat at Home aims to be the Amazon of healthcare services

Healthcare services aggregator Treat at Home offers eight services at patients doorsteps, including diagnostics, nursing, and medicine delivery. Having on-boarded over 7,000 users and 5,000 healthcare providers, it aims to expand to Mumbai and Delhi by 2021.

9 Apr 2020 5:35 am
Coronavirus: This cleantech startup is making sanitisers to purify indoor air

As hygiene becomes more important in a post-coronavirus world, cleantech startup OxyGarden is building air sanitisers to improve your indoor air quality.

9 Apr 2020 5:35 am
Coronavirus updates for April 8

Here's a roundup of YourStory's coverage today of how India and the world are dealing with the coronavirus outbreak.

8 Apr 2020 11:28 pm
Coronavirus: Uttar Pradesh seals COVID-19 hotspots in 15 districts

The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to completely seal off coronavirus hotspots in 15 districts to stop to the spread of the infection.

8 Apr 2020 9:32 pm
Coronavirus: Govt announces immediate tax refunds for SMEs, individuals to beat cash crunch

As only businesses involved in essential services can operate during the coronavirus lockdown, means other businesses, especially SMEs are facing the brunt.

8 Apr 2020 7:40 pm
What the coronavirus pandemic tells about the story of humanity

The prevailing situation with the coronavirus outbreak impels us to follow the basics of life like embracing humanity and showcasing positivity.

8 Apr 2020 5:39 pm
Focussing on supply of essentials to communities most affected by coronavirus lockdown: Tata Motors

Tata Motors is conducting health check-ups and has provided basic medication to over 500 stranded truck drivers in Belur, amid the coronavirus-led lockdown.

8 Apr 2020 5:31 pm
[Funding alert] Food startup Fingerlix raises Rs 14 Cr in fresh investment round

Mumbai-based startup Fingerlixraised funding of Rs 14 crore, led by its existing investors, including Accel, Zephyr Peacock, Swiggy, RB Investments.

8 Apr 2020 3:37 pm
[Funding alert] Mobile interactive platform Plop raises undisclosed sum amidst pandemic

The funding will mainly be utilised by the Mumbai-based startup to broaden the content catalogue by on-boarding world class creators.

8 Apr 2020 1:58 pm
More than 29M hydroxychloroquine doses bought by the US have come from India: Trump

Last week, US President Donald Trump requested PM Modi to lift the hold on the American order of hydroxychloroquine, of which India is a major producer.

8 Apr 2020 1:57 pm
Coronavirus: Intel commits $50M for pandemic response technology initiative

Chip-maker Intel on Tuesday pledged an additional $50 million for a pandemic response technology initiative to combat global coronavirus crisis.

8 Apr 2020 11:30 am
What are the legal implications of layoffs or salary cuts during coronavirus lockdown?

Investors have been advising startup founders to err on the side of caution when it comes to choices to be considered for cost reduction, be it salary cuts or layoffs, amid the coronavirus-led downturn.

8 Apr 2020 9:28 am
This startup by IIT alumni has come up with a contactless monitoring device to fight coronavirus

Bengaluru-based Turtle Shell Technologies health monitoring device Dozee aims to provide precautionary measures for individuals as well as at the community level.

8 Apr 2020 5:45 am
How social commerce startup Mall91 wooed small-town India, and is now reinventing to deal with coronavirus

Vernacular social commerce has been one of the fastest growing segments of online retail in India. Meet Noida startup Mall91, which has reached more than 2,000 small towns in just two years and is now changing tack amid the coronavirus pandemic.

8 Apr 2020 5:35 am
Ola partners with Karnataka govt, launches medical transport for non-coronavirus patients

Ola has enabled over 200+ hospitals in Bengaluru. The service is to enable medical trips that are non-coronavirus and do not require an ambulance.

7 Apr 2020 9:39 pm
WeWork files lawsuit against SoftBank for terminating tender offer

SoftBank, which is the largest shareholder in WeWork, said it was terminating the offer citing civil and criminal probes against the real estate startup.

7 Apr 2020 9:34 pm
Online education platform upGrad onboards 4000 learners in March at Rs 2.4 lakh ARPU

The leading online education platform upGrad aims to double its learners to 8,000, as people opt for online courses due to coronavirus lockdown

7 Apr 2020 5:49 pm
Meet the 15 women entrepreneurs from Bengaluru who are rewriting the rules of the F&B industry

The Futurepreneur Grand Challenge 2019-2020 hosted by Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship (GAME) has announced the list of 15 women entrepreneurs who have won this one-of-a-kind entrepreneurship challenge that aims to recognise, reward and support women entrepreneurs.

7 Apr 2020 5:29 pm
How gamification can transform the learning dynamic in India

The advent of new technologies such as AI, machine learning, virtual and augmented reality, and robotics will change the way students learn.

7 Apr 2020 3:43 pm
[Funding alert] Akna Medical raises Rs 54 Cr from LGT Lightstone Aspada

With the funding from LGT Lightstone Aspada, Akna Medical will deploy $20 million over the next two years to scale up operations across the country.

7 Apr 2020 3:39 pm
Coronavirus: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal announces 5-point action plan to fight COVID-19

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announceda five-point action plan to contain the spread of the coronavirus in the national capital.

7 Apr 2020 3:27 pm
Travel startup Treebo Hotels asks employees to voluntarily resign, founders take 60 pc pay cut

As the online travel bookings startup looks for ways to improve its financial condition, its putting together a group of senior leaders to find alternate employment opportunities for its staff opting for PVRS.

7 Apr 2020 1:39 pm
India's growth may slip below 3 pc in FY21 if COVID-19 proliferates: KPMG

India's growth could slip below three percent in the current fiscal if COVID-19 proliferates within India, lockdown extended, and the global economy slips into recession, a KPMG report said.

7 Apr 2020 11:49 am
Champion the cause of influencer marketing with ZEE5s Ampli5

The India Influence Report 2019 revealed that 65 percent of marketers and strategists said influencer marketing helped in increasing brand awareness and recall; 50 percent agreed that it was effective in managing (brand) reputation and sentiments while 47 percent said it was effective in reaching o

7 Apr 2020 11:35 am
Why creating your business culture is so important and sustaining it can be so hard

This compelling book by entrepreneur-investor Ben Horowitz shares a wealth of examples and frameworks of organisational culture in action.

7 Apr 2020 7:50 am
Coronavirus: This Hyderabad startup provides end-to-end transport for COVID-19 patients to hospitals

StanPlus focusses on supporting the patient in emergency and non-emergency situations by helping them reach the hospital on time.

7 Apr 2020 5:45 am