Saturday, 28 May, 2022

Topic: uber

Drivers cancelling rides top issue for 79% of taxi app users, survey finds

Drivers cancelling rides due to unfavourable destination or non-cash payment is cab app users’ biggest headache, according to a nationwide survey by community platform LocalCircles.

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.

Now you can use WhatsApp to book an Uber ride

The partnership allows access to Uber’s services by sending a message to a WhatsApp chatbot, serving Lucknow to start and expanding to more locations in the near future.

A govt health scheme soon for Uber, Ola, Zomato & other gig and platform workers in India

The scheme being firmed up will be funded by the Social Security Fund, where gig companies will have to put aside 1-2% of their annual turnover. 

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.

Under new labour code, an Uber driver can be both gig and platform worker. It’s a problem

It is a great initiative by the Modi govt, but there are issues of overlapping definitions & how to make registration accessible to as many workers as possible.

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.

Brilliant’ Google engineer steals tech secrets, jumps to Uber but ends up in jail

Autonomous driving engineer Anthony Levandowski ordered to spend 18 months in prison for stealing trade secrets from Google as he defected to Uber.

India needs data regulator for players like Facebook, Google, Amazon, Uber, govt panel says

India needs a data regulator as market forces on their own will not bring about maximum social & economic benefits from data for society, the panel says.

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What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.


NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.