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Thursday 30 April 2020

SBI Foundation announces slew of measures

SBI Foundation announces slew of measures to fight COVID-19 battle

  • Committed Rs.30 cr to implement various COVID relief programmes all across India
  • Providing training and mentoring 50000 healthcare professionals with Project Echo India
  • Distributed ventilators, PPEs etc to critical hospitals
  • Supplying 10000 freshly cooked meals daily in 4 centres of India
As the Nation faces an unprecedented challenge, true to its vision and mission SBI Foundation, the CSR arm of State Bank of India, has committed Rs.30 cr to implement various COVID relief programmes all across India. SBI Foundation has geared up to assist in the war against COVID and has planned the following interventions:

·         Food relief support
·         Strengthening healthcare infrastructure
·         Capacity building  of healthcare workers
·         Research on COVID related projects in tie up with IISc.
To implement these initiatives, SBI Foundation has set up a new flagship program on Health theme. Distribution of ventilators, PPEs etc to critical hospitals and supply of 10000 freshly cooked meals daily in 4 centres of India have already been initiated. SBI Launching of Project Echo India in partnership with ECHO India and MoHFW to provide training and mentoring to 50000 healthcare professionals across various states, has been another achievement by SBI Foundation. Another program launched is the India COVID-19 Healthcare Alliance (ICHA) with USAID, a health care initiative to supplement the efforts of the State and Central Governments.
Shri Rajnish Kumar, Chairman, SBI stated, "We, at SBI, have always believed in giving back to the society and the nation. Today, when the COVID-19 pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges for the Country, we hope our humble initiatives would make a difference in our collective fight against COVID-19. SBI is constructively engaging in collaborative and proactive action to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in India. Our pensioners have gone the extra mile by contributing generously to the COVID relief fund in response to my appeal and have become a true force for good at this time of national crisis. We would like to extend a personal thank you to all of them, our partners for their added support and encourage more corporates and public sector enterprises to join us in our war against COVID-19.”

A COVID-19 relief fund was also launched by SBI Foundation to mobilise funds for fighting COVID-19 pandemic. SBI Mahila Samiti President Smt. Reeta Agarwal exhorted the wives of employees to donate for the cause and there was overwhelming response resulting in huge collection. The funds will be used to supply ventilators to critical hospitals all across India and in providing food kits to the needy.

Smt Reeta Agarwal said, “This contribution signifies that the ladies club members all over India vigorously rallied and united to mobilize funds to support those suffering from the effects of COVID-19. I believe it is our duty as relatively more fortunate citizens of India, to rise to the occasion to mitigate the pain and anguish of our fellow citizens. Our members all across India are proud to be able to help make a difference in the fight against this virus."

SBI Foundation, was set up in 2015 with the aim of reinforcing the Bank’s commitment to enriching the lives of the marginalized and be the leading institution for promoting growth and equality. Within a short span of 4 years SBIF has worked with the most vulnerable and underprivileged communities across India facilitating their integration into the mainstream development process of the country. Making resources available to the vulnerable and needy has always been the ethos of the Foundation.

SpiceJet operates maiden freighter flight carrying

SpiceJet operates maiden freighter flight carrying critical medical essentials to Kuala Lumpur

·         Carries eight tons of essential medical supplies from Hyderabad to Kuala Lumpur
·         SpiceJet has transported over 4650 tons of cargo since nation-wide lockdown began

SpiceJet, the country’s biggest air cargo operator, operated its maiden freighter flight carrying around eight tons of critical medical essentials including medicines and other medical supplies from Hyderabad to Kuala Lumpur. The airline deployed its Boeing 737 freighter aircraft for the assignment which reached Kuala Lumpur early Wednesday morning.

Ajay Singh, Chairman & Managing Director, SpiceJet, said, “SpiceJet is committed to ensuring that crucial medical and other supplies are transported timely and efficiently by our dedicated fleet of freighters and passenger aircraft. With the addition of Kuala Lumpur to our international cargo network, SpiceJet is now operating regularly to over fifteen international destinations carrying essential and medical supplies. Securing the supply chain is extremely important in these unpredicted times and we are glad that we have been able to maintain the mobility of vital supplies with ease, both domestically and internationally.”

In its continuous efforts to mitigate the shortage and supply disruption of essential supplies and medical equipment, SpiceJet has till date transported over 4650 tons of cargo on more than 635 flights since the nation-wide lockdown began. Of the 635 flights operated, 228 were international cargo flights.

SpiceJet has operated special cargo flights to and from Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Bangkok, Colombo, Dubai, Kabul, Myanmar, Sharjah, Male, Kuala Lumpur, Ukraine and a host of other places.

SpiceJet operated the country’s first cargo-on-seat flight on April 7 carrying vital supplies in passenger cabin & belly space. Since then, the airline has been regularly deploying its B737 and Q400 passenger aircraft to carry cargo in the passenger cabin.

SpiceXpress, SpiceJet’s dedicated cargo arm, has been regularly transporting surgical supplies, sanitizers, face masks, coronavirus rapid test kits, IR thermometers etc. and providing doorstep deliveries of essential supplies, medicines and medical equipment to various cities in India. The airline has helped Indian farmers maintain continuity of their supply chains by operating special cargo flights to take farm produce, fresh fruits and vegetables to various domestic and international destinations.

On March 29, SpiceJet operated a special flight between Delhi and Jodhpur to facilitate transportation of 136 Indian passengers evacuated from COVID-19 hit Iran to a Government quarantine facility in the city.

SpiceJet operated a special charter flight on March 27 from Delhi to Coimbatore on Government's request and transported a Hazmat suit that is helping local authorities replicate and start local manufacturing.


Flight Date
Flight No.
Departure (Local Time)
Arrival   (Local Time)
28 Apr
SG 7141
Kuala Lumpur
29 Apr
SG 7142
Kuala Lumpur

Flipkart partners with Meru to deliver everyday

Flipkart partners with Meru to deliver everyday essentials & groceries to consumers
  • Meru to deliver essential goods to Flipkart customers in Ozone sanitized cabs across Delhi NCR, Bengaluru and Hyderabad through safe & sanitized supply chain
  • Help provide income opportunities to driver-partners

Flipkart, India’s homegrown e-commerce marketplace, and Meru, India’s trusted app-based ride-hailing cab operator in which Mahindra & Mahindra holds a majority stake, have partnered to provide people access to grocery & essential items as people stay indoors supporting ‘social distancing during the ongoing lockdown. This partnership will help deliver grocery & essential items to Flipkart customers at their doorstep across Bengaluru, Delhi NCR and Hyderabad through the safe & sanitized supply chain.

This partnership is a continuation of Flipkart’s efforts to create innovative models of collaboration to serve citizens during this unprecedented crisis. It also supports the government’s efforts to keep Indians at home to contain the spread of COVID-19. The synergies between both organisations will ensure that essential supply chains are functional while supporting driver-partners with income opportunities.

Kalyan Krishnamurthy, CEO, Flipkart Group, said, “Flipkart Group is committed to customers as India fights this unprecedented battle. This partnership with Meru is a result of our teams exploring new, innovative ways to drive value for our ecosystem of sellers, brands, partners, and customers to ensure the safe and swift availability of grocery & essential goods. We have a very secure & safe supply chain where we follow SOPs diligently. We stand by the nation in this fight against COVID-19 as we prioritise the wellbeing and safety of all including our customers & employees.”

Speaking on this partnership, Neeraj Gupta, Founder and CEO at Meru Mobility Tech Pvt. Ltd. said, “This is a unique initiative which we are undertaking with Flipkart which will benefit consumers immensely. Meru will use its fleet to ensure the timely and safe delivery of essentials to Flipkart’s large customer base in a hassle-free manner. This service will also offer our driver-partners an additional earning opportunity during this challenging time.”

In line with the government guidelines, Meru is providing its Ozone Sanitized fleet to help Flipkart with their deliveries. The dispatch hubs have been installed with ‘Ozone Air Purifier’, encouraging all driver-partners to sanitize their cabs, thus maintaining high standards of hygiene. Meru driver-partners will undergo Flipkart’s training module for a better understanding of its processes for safe and timely delivery of the grocery items, while Meru is educating and updating its driver-partners on various preventive measures like using alcohol-based sanitizers and wearing face masks to curb the spread of the virus.

YES BANK reinforces its commitment to communities

YES BANK reinforces its commitment to communities to combat COVID-19

YES BANK reinforces its commitment to work with health authorities and the Government to support communities during COVID-19. Building upon the Bank’s previously announced support to the COVID-19 relief efforts, the Bank has partnered with Akshaya Patra to support its efforts to provide cooked meals to daily wage workers, migrant labourers and the low income & marginalized section affected by the current lockdown.

Towards this, the Bank has enabled redemption of YES BANK Credit and Debit Cards reward points towards contribution to Akshaya Patra’s COVID-19 Relief Feeding Programme. Customers can now redeem their rewards points in denominations of INR 250, INR 500 and INR 1000 on www.yesrewardz.com/ to support three meal packages of 10, 20 and 40 meals, respectively. All Donations are eligible for 50% tax deduction under section 80(G). In order to claim the exemption, cardmembers can write to donorcare@akshayapatra.org quoting Name, PAN card number, transaction date, mobile number and email address.

In addition, the Bank pledges support to the residents of Rajasthan as a contribution collection banking partner, by the Government of Rajasthan for collection of donations for the Chief Minister Relief Fund COVID 19.

Account Details:
Account Name: RAJ. CMRF COVID 19 Mitigation Fund
Account No: 002494600002500
IFSC Code: YESB0000024
Branch Address:
YES BANK Limited,
C Scheme, Jaipur

In solidarity, employees have voluntarily contributed an amount equal to one day’s salary to the PM CARES Fund to support ongoing relief efforts.

Prashant Kumar, MD & CEO, YES BANK, said, “YES BANK is committed to support the most vulnerable in our society who have been impacted by the disruption to daily life. Through our partnership with institutions like Akshaya Patra, we believe that we are taking a small but significant step towards fulfilling our commitment. We will continue to work with authorities to support the Government’s efforts and community providers serving those economically impacted by COVID-19.”

The Bank had recently committed INR 10 crore to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES Fund) to help combat COVID-19 and support ongoing relief efforts in addition to a mandate to collect donations for the PM CARES Fund. 

In order to ensure convenience for donors while contributing to the PM CARES Fund, the Bank has enabled payments through various channels – digital banking channels including NetBanking and Mobile Banking via IMPS, RTGS, NEFT; redemption of YES BANK Credit and Debit Card reward points towards contribution, registered UPI customers on YES PAY Wallet; donations through fintechs and corporates such as PayU and Max Life Insurance. For more details, please visit https://www.yesbank.in/donations-to-pm-cares-fund.

வேலம்மாள் நெக்ஸஸ் கல்விக் குழும்மத்தில் குழந்தைகள்

வேலம்மாள் நெக்ஸஸ் கல்விக் குழும்மத்தில் குழந்தைகள் தனித்திறனை வெளிப்படுத்தும் பல்வேறு போட்டிகள் நடைபெற்றன
நாடு முழுவதும் கொரோனா தொற்று நோய் அச்சத்தால் மக்கள் அனைவரும் வீடுகளில் தஞ்சம் கொண்டுள்ளனர்இந்நிலையில்வீட்டில் இருந்தபடியே மாணவர்கள் தங்களது தனித்திறன்களை வளர்த்துக்கொண்டு வருகின்றனர்.

அந்த வகையில்வேலம்மாள் நெக்ஸஸ் கல்விக் குழும்மத்தில் ப்ரீ கேஜி முதல் 2ஆம் வகுப்பு வரையிலான குழந்தைகளுக்குப் பல்வேறு போட்டிகள் ஏப்ரல் 24 முதல் 29 வரை இணையம் வழியாக நடைபெற்றது.

தங்களது கனவுகளை வண்ணங்களாகத் தீட்டுதல்முகக்கவசம் தயாரித்தல்பல குரலில் பேசுதல் போன்ற போட்டிகளில் குழந்தைகள் ஆர்வத்துடன் கலந்துகொண்டு தங்களது கற்பனைத் திறனை வெளிப்படுத்தினர்பல்லாயிரக்கணக்கான குழந்தைகள் கலந்துகொண்ட இப்போட்டியில்ஐநூறுக்கும் மேற்பட்டோர் வெற்றி பெற்றுள்ளனர்.
குழந்தைகள் மீண்டும் பள்ளிக்கு வரும்போது அவர்களுக்கான பரிசுகள் அளிக்கப்படும்போட்டியில் பங்கேற்ற அனைத்துக் குழந்தைகளுக்கும் மின் சான்றிதழ் வழங்கப்படும்.வேலம்மாள் நெக்ஸஸ் கல்விக் குழுமத்தின் இவ்வித்தியாசமான முயற்சியைப் பெற்றோர்களும் மாணவர்களும் வெகுவாகப் பாராட்டினர்.