Thursday, 20 January, 2022
TopicOnline food delivery

Topic: Online food delivery

Online delivery of Masala Dosas is a food ‘hate-crime’. North India must apologise

Swiggy ‘StatEATistics’ 2021 confirms Masala Dosa's popularity, especially in North India.

48% people unhappy with online food delivery platforms’ grievance redressal, survey finds

According to a survey by LocalCircles, 88% people want govt to implement 'stringent food packaging standards', while 70% say high fees and surcharges remain key concerns.

LSR students help ‘South Indian Aunty’ to start online business a year after her stall shut down

Veni Das used to run a food stall on the LSR campus. But the lockdown left her jobless and financially struggling. She has now started an online venture with the help of students.

Zomato braces for 50k crore IPO, but only 7% Hindi heartland users order through it weekly

Zomato and Swiggy may seem like ubiquitous brands, but how many people in India’s largest Hindi-speaking states actually know about and use the apps?

How Covid supercharged world’s takeout culture and left a big mess

Food delivery workers have been praised as heroes during the Covid pandemic. But downside to all that convenience has been a massive pileup of waste.

Food delivery volumes now at pre-Covid peaks, says Zomato, as high as 120% in some cities

Zomato founder Deepinder Goyal says the food delivery sector in India might continue to grow at 15-20 per cent every month.

Why the visually challenged are signing petitions addressed to apps such as Zomato, Swiggy

Recent Change.org petitions have drawn attention to the problems visually challenged users face while using popular delivery apps such as Dunzo, JioMart, Grofers and others.

Social security soon for freelancers, Zomato-Swiggy delivery personnel, Ola-Uber cab drivers

Labour ministry accepts parliamentary panel’s recommendation to set up social security fund for gig and platform workers, to be paid for by aggregators.

Delhi HC says can challenge extended Covid quarantine, but asks people not to rush to courts

The Delhi HC verdict came on a petition filed by a man who came in contact with a pizza delivery agent who tested positive for Covid.

Swiggy could shut many of its cloud kitchens, lay off over 500 workers as sales slump

Layoffs are likely to take place next month from the cloud kitchens across 10 tier 1 and tier 2 cities, which operate Swiggy-owned Homely and The Bowl Company.

On Camera

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How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
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.
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