Covid-19: Delhi to hire 200 cabs; Assam says return only if necessary

Covid-19: Delhi to hire 200 cabs; Assam says return only if necessary


The has decided to hire 200 taxis from cab aggregators Ola and Uber to strengthen its ambulance service which is under pressure due to the pandemic.


The hired taxis, 110 from Ola and 91 from Uber, will be used for carrying non-critical and non-Covid-19 patients to and from hospitals, a order said, news agency PTI reported.


The taxis to be used as ambulance vehicles will be placed under the CATS director who is responsible for managing the Centralised Accident and Trauma Services (CATS) ambulances.


Such a decision was taken in view of high demand of CATS ambulances for ferrying patients due to which more vehicles were needed to serve those suffering from other ailments.


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In Himachal Pradesh, the Dharamsala administration has said

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Digital Growth Unleashed Event Now Virtual – Still Chock Full of Small Business Experts

Digital Growth Unleashed Event Now Virtual – Still Chock Full of Small Business Experts

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Amid coronavirus crisis, states set to ground Centre’s flight plan

Amid coronavirus crisis, states set to ground Centre’s flight plan

The Union government’s plan to resume domestic flights from Monday has run into rough weather, with several states suggesting at least a week-long quarantine for airline passengers and some others resisting commercial air transport altogether during the For instance, Maharashtra has made it clear that the resumption of flights would not be possible during the Following that, Mumbai — a key destination for domestic air travel — will fall off the network. It may be the same for Kolkata as well. The West Bengal government has said it’s busy handling the aftermath of the cyclone and would write to the Centre to defer flights to Bagdogra and Kolkata to May 28 and 30, respectively. Others including Karnataka have asked for stringent quarantine once passengers land, thereby restricting travel to and from another important business hub — Bengaluru.


In an official communication, the Maharashtra government on Saturday

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Ending quarantine for healthcare workers a ‘non-scientific approach’: AIIMS

Ending quarantine for healthcare workers a ‘non-scientific approach’: AIIMS


The Resident Doctors Association of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Friday termed the government’s decision to end the need to quarantine healthcare workers after Covid-19 duty a “non-scientific approach”, saying it would prove detrimental for both workers and patients, and also derail the efforts to contain the pandemic.


In a letter to the director, the RDA said if availability of healthcare workers (HCWs) to run hospital services was a problem, there should be provision to test them on the day 5-7 before they return to work to ensure workplace transmission doesn’t occur, news agency PTI reported.


Shortening the quarantine duration and denying mandatory testing on day 5-7 after duty will turn into a deadly combination which would derail the battle against pandemic, the RDA said.


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RBI fortifies war-room with more manpower as coronavirus pandemic rages on

RBI fortifies war-room with more manpower as coronavirus pandemic rages on


The (RBI), which had earlier shifted a few officers to an undisclosed location as part of its business contingency plan (BCP), has now increased the deployed manpower to 150, so that the central bank’s key functions remain unaffected by the (Covid-19) crisis.


Operating from a war-room at a secret facility since March 19 with skeletal staff, the monetary authority continues to insulate the nation’s financial system from the disruptions due to the pandemic. The had prepared a contingency plan in the wake of Covid-19 crisis to ensure that the financial markets continue to function smoothly.


The facility, part of the RBI’s business contingency plan (BCP), was up and running within 24 hours of the central bank taking a decision to this effect. The war-room was being manned by just about 120 most critical staff from the RBI,

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SMBs Say Sales is Biggest Challenge But Don’t See Automation Solving it

SMBs Say Sales is Biggest Challenge But Don’t See Automation Solving it

Over the past year and a half or so BizSugar.com, a sister site to Small Business Trends, has gone through a bit of a transformation.

The site is dedicated helping small businesses understand how they can use integrated platforms and automated processes to grow and scale their businesses. Part of that effort was to create a mastermind community for sharing ideas, experiences and expertise.

And in that relatively short amount of time, the BizSugar mastermind community has grown to more than 18,000 members.

I’m chair of the BizSugar advisory board. And one of the activities we did earlier this year was a survey to better understand the current challenges facing small businesses. This took place before the Covid-19 pandemic hit the country.

Earlier this week, a few members of the advisory board participated in a livestream conversation discussing some of the main takeaways from the survey

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