Geeta Nair

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Partial relief for industries during 10-day Aurangabad lockdown

The state government has issued a notification exempting certain industries from the lockdown that came into effect from July 10.

For Bajaj Auto, which has an industrial estate plant in Waluj, it is partial relief as it exports a large number of motorcycles and three-wheelers from the unit.

Automated robotic Coronavirus testing: Mylab launches faster Covid19 testing machine – How it works

Coronavirus testing: The machine replace an 800 sq ft area with a 4x3 box, eliminates three to four technicians required right now, and reduces manual errors and wastage of expensive reagents.

It is a cartridge-based machine and can test multiple samples concurrently and for a wide range of RNA/DNA-based tests.

Production at Bajaj Auto, other units may get halted as Aurangabad plans new lockdown from 8th July

Aurangabad administration has decided to go in for a strict lockdown with the rise in cases, shortage of hospital beds and the danger of running out of capacity in the coming two to three days. At the same time, Aurangabad-ba

And, as Bajaj has pertinently pointed out, no company can afford to pay worker’s wages if they sit at home.

Bajaj Auto’s dependence on imports below 5 percent: China boycott to have negligible impact

Electric scooters will see a bigger effect than 100 cc motorcycles, but that is a small part of Bajaj Auto's portfolio. As per the company, the challenge of interruptions and delays can be managed through a safer inventory ma

Covid-19 claims two lives at Bajaj Auto; 140 positive cases

Bajaj Auto is the largest company based in Aurangabad with a workforce of 3,000-plus workers and it has resumed operations from the third week of April 2020 after lockdown was eased here and was running two shifts.

IIM Jammu finally finds takers for its MBA programme; to invest Rs 500 crore on infra

The IIM campus, currently based out of the old Jammu University, will soon start work on its Rs 450-crore premises, Milind Kamble, chairman, board of governors, IIM Jammu, said.

The institute has got 200 acres, 40 km from Jammu city on the Katra Road for the Jammu IIM campus with an IIT campus in the neighbourhood.

Bus segment staring at defaults; banks, NBFCs wary of mounting NPAs

Once the moratorium ends, banks and non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) would be faced with mounting defaults in their vehicle loan portfolio, especially in the commercial vehicle (CV) segment.

Covid-19 lockdown: WFH leaves corporate caterers high and dry

There has been some pick-up in the industrial catering business after manufacturing companies resumed operations. But this may not be enough to sustain corporate catering companies, and many are on the verge of folding up.

STPI Pune clocks export of Rs 18,000 crore during lockdown

STPI now has 60 centres across India, with 52 centres in Tier-II and Tier-III cities.

Wipro Lighting ties up with Mapiq for back to office solutions

Wipro and Mapiq already have a partnership to create smart workplaces. Wipro is integrating Mapiq into their Internet of Lighting (IoL)TM Smart Building solution.

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‘Digitisation has taken centre stage to service customers’, says Tapan Singhel, MD and CEO, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance

Although there is a difference in the premium between a standalone and comprehensive health products but you get more coverage and higher sum insured as well.

Tata BlueScope develops ready-to-install health structures to combat Covid-19

Tata BlueScope Steel has launched customised modular steel structures that can be put together in five to six days and function as quarantine units, sample collection booths and testing kiosks.

Sterlite CEO: The shift to digital is clearly permanent

Some customers still look at components level interaction for selling fibre or cable products but more and more customers are moving to end-to-end solutions.

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Tata Motors restarts operations at Pune plant with 33 percent workforce

The decision to restart operations was taken after the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation and the Maharashtra state industries department approved plans to restart operations from Saturday onwards.

Lockdown relaxation: Maharashtra permits industries in Pimpri-Chinchwad to reopen

There are over 4,000 automotive, auto component and engineering companies along with their ancillaries in this area including Tata Motors, Bajaj Auto (Akurdi), Force Motors, Thermax, Forbes Mashall and Atlas Copco, among othe

In a big relief to the automotive industry, the Maharashtra state government has permitted industries in the Pimpri-Chinchwad and Bhosari industrial areas to reopen and start operations despite being in a red zone.

Labour shortage haunts Pune units due to migrants’ exodus

Industries in and around Pune are staring at a severe shortage of labour in the coming days as 1,08,000 migrant workers from the region have registered to return to their home states.

Persistent focus on hi-tech & health saves the day in Q4

Persistent Systems will not implement salary cuts, large-scale layoffs or furloughs but they may, at best, be deferring the wage hikes scheduled to take place in July, Sapre said.

Covid-19: Over 200 companies in Pune industrial belt resume operations after curbs eased

Over 200 companies in Pune’s industrial belt of Chakan, Talegaon, Kurkumb, Baramati and Ranjangaon have resumed operations after restrictions were eased on Monday, even as the lockdown continues.

Both sales and service operations will commence at dealerships.

Bajaj, Mahindra, Hyundai and Bosch get nod to restart operations

Earth-moving equipment company Sany India located in Chakan and SAP Parts in Sanaswadi were among those to take their first step to resume operations on Monday.

Pune Metro project work resumes; deadline to start first 5 km stretch missed

Work on the Pune Metro comprising two lines of 32 km started in December 2016 and was to end in 2022. Commissioning of work on 10 km of Line 1 and Line 2 was to be done in the first half of 2020.

Kinetic Green launches three e-vehicles for disinfecting indoors and outdoors

Kinetic has tied up with three partners for the spraying and fogging machines which will be integrated on to their vehicles.

Women’s cricket gets a start-up boost

The 2017 women's World Cup in England was the turning point with 180 million watching the game out of which 156 million were from India, says Lahoti.

The whole idea was to give the women the due credit and attention, he says, and is sure there is no platform like theirs anywhere in the world. (File image)

India’s only UV lamp makers flooded with orders amid Coronavirus outbreak

Hospitals were not keen earlier and considered using UV lamps in the HVAC systems only because there was a 10-15% savings in the electricity bill and not because it improved air quality and killed microbes, Kulkarni said.

Among the first calls came from Pune’s Naidu Hospital for Infectious Diseases which is where all Covid-19 positive patients in Pune district are being treated, and his company installed the UV lamps here to disinfect the hospital air.

Plants to resume ops in Aurangabad, Kolhapur

Textile manufacturing firm Indocount Industries has announced that their manufacturing facilities at Kolhapur has received conditional permissions from the Kolhapur district authorities to restart partial manufacturing.

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COVID-19 impact on realty: Warehousing attracts interest from e-commerce players

Baijal said real estate prices would have to come down and developers would be advised to let go of inventory even if it means reducing prices as it is important to have liquidity in the business and have cash flows.

This was a boon to the warehousing segment which is generating a lot of interest for a distribution centre in the heart of cities from e-commerce players and this would be the second wave for the segment after the first wave which took place after introduction of GST, Baijal said.

CPC survey paints bleak economic outlook for Maharashtra

CPC used a web-based survey to reach out to 1,252 respondents in 31 cities and towns of Maharashtra.

Pune heads for stricter containment measures with spike in coronavirus cases

According to the district collectorate data, half the cases in Pune came from travellers who returned from overseas and the other half got infected through contacts.

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