Tuesday, 18 January, 2022

Topic: ola

Food delivery, hairdresser, taxi, bank, car service — why all want feedback, all the time

The feedback forms you fill, and star ratings you are pestered for by drivers, delivery personnel and sales staff, have a purpose. They can help you, the personnel and businesses.

SubscriberWrites: Marketing façade or genuine change? What’s behind India’s electric vehicle revolution

Given the responses Ola and Tata have received for their electric vehicles, it is evident that Indians have bought the idea of making this world a better place, writes Seshank Mavalapalli.

Ola’s new e-scooter factory is women-only, aims to build 10 million two-wheelers by 2022

The e-mobility business is expected to make its debut next year with the vision to provide the world 'clean mobility, a carbon-negative footprint, and an inclusive workforce'.

With Rs 99,999 price tag, Ola looks to make e-scooters the affordable option for Indians

India is the world’s largest two-wheeler market. Electric vehicle sales are low but have been climbing steadily as the government pushes for its adoption through subsidies.

Ola’s Bhavish Aggarwal aims to make a E-scooter every 2 seconds at ‘world’s largest factory’

Aggarwal's Ola Electric Mobility Pvt hopes to make 10 million vehicles annually or 15% of the world’s e-scooters by the summer of 2022, starting with sales abroad later this year.

Modi govt limits app-based cabs’ surge pricing, licence must to operate service

According to road transport ministry notifications, if a driver cancels a booking after accepting a ride without any valid reason, a 10% penalty will be imposed.

Ola denied licence in London over passenger safety issues, company to appeal against decision

Ola, which launched its services in London in February, has been refused a license by the UK govt after it found numerous cases of unlicensed drivers and vehicles operating.

Ola, Uber to go on strike in Delhi-NCR, demand extension of loan moratorium & fare hike

Around 2 lakh drivers working for the cab services have given the strike call starting Tuesday as their appeals have not led to any action by the government.

Driver selfies with masks, checklist, 2 riders — Uber’s new safety measures to address Covid

Uber’s new safety guidelines also include a new updated feedback policy. It has also distributed masks, sanitisers and shower caps to its drivers in India.

Ola, Uber suspend services in Delhi till 31 March as city goes under lockdown

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, Delhi govt put the city under lockdown till 31 March. Public transport like buses, taxis, and autos have been suspended.

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What it will take to vaccinate the world against Covid

A Q&A with vaccine scientist Peter Hotez, author of 'Preventing the Next Pandemic', on developing a low-cost Covid vaccine, and why Omicron won’t be the end of the pandemic.
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Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.


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Why was number of women cadets for NDA fixed at 19 in 2022, same as 2021, SC asks Centre

UPSC notification issued December 2021 says first phase of NDA exam for 2022 scheduled in April. Notification declares 19 women candidates will be chosen out of 400 successful ones.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.