Mukesh Ambani’s JioMart expands to 200 Indian cities in challenge to Amazon and Flipkart
Hong Kong (CNN Business) An online grocery business backed by Asia’s richest man is expanding to hundreds of cities across India — a move widely seen as a challenge to Amazon and Flipkart.
JioMart, the grocery platform owned by Mukesh Ambani’s Jio Platforms, expanded services to 200 cities over the weekend. It had previously been piloting deliveries in three areas in and around Mumbai.
The move comes just days after Jio — a part of Ambani’s sprawling conglomerate Reliance Industries — secured more cash to fuel the billionaire’s tech ambitions. The company has raised more than $10 billion in recent weeks, including a $5.7 billion investment from Facebook which includes a tie-up between JioMart and WhatsApp. That deal is still undergoing regulatory approval.
Virtual courts cannot replace open court hearing: Justice Chandrachud
NEW DELHI: Supreme Court Judge and e-committee chairman Justice D Y Chandrachud on Sunday said virtual courts cannot replace open court hearings as it constitutes the spine of the judicial system but emphasised that pandemic warranted reliance on technology would continue to play a major role in speeding up justice dispensation.
In a webinar with students of NALSAR University, Hyderabad, Justice Chandrachud said, “I don’t think virtual courts are going to replace open court hearing. I don’t think any Judge or expert in technology is going to tell that. I want to disabuse the minds of people who think that virtual courts are some sort of panacea or formula which is a substitute for open court hearing.”
AIIMS sanitation chief dies of COVID, never missed a day of duty
Senior sanitation supervisor at AIIMS, New Delhi, Heera Lal never missed a day on duty—until COVID-19 struck him last Tuesday and took him away on Monday morning.
An ever-smiling professional, whose job required him to be in constant touch with disinfection staff, cleaners, and ward boys, Lal developed early disease symptoms on Tuesday and was gone in a week off.
Speaking to The Tribune, Kuldip Singh, General Secretary of AIIMS New Delhi SC, ST Association lamented that the Institute only conducted a blood test on Heera Lal when he initially fell ill.
“He was asked to go home and rest and come back if symptoms progress. His condition suddenly worsened two days ago and he was rushed to the emergency where he was put on ventilator support. It was too late by then. It was also only when he was brought to the emergency that his COVID 19 test was done. We are distraught,”
Mukesh Khanna on his struggle before Mahabharat: ‘People labelled me as a flop actor, I was deeply disappointed’
Mukesh Khanna, who shot to fame as the Bhishma Pitamah of BR Chopra’s Mahabharat before making it big as Shakiman, has credited the show for bringing about a massive change in his acting career. The actor has revealed he was so disappointed with his series of flops that he refused to face people.
The actor told Times of India in an interview, “Before bagging the role in Mahabharat, I had done many films that were big flops. People labelled me as a flop actor and I was deeply disappointed with the way things were going. When I travelled by train, people used to recognise me and ask me if I was Mukesh Khanna, but I used to deny it and say I was his brother. I just did not want to face people. However, after Mahabharat, life took a new turn and I am happy that I did justice to my role and people loved me for it.”
From a tyre warehouse with Rs 25K, this IIT grad built a Rs 140 Cr turnover coaching institute
Soon after graduating from IIT Delhi in 1993, Pramod Maheshwari found himself in a dilemma. Like most other IIT graduates, the Kota-based 22-year-old had the option of either taking up a well-paying job in an MNC or go abroad for higher studies.
However, Pramod couldn’t bring himself to leave his family and move to a different city for a job or for studies. He started giving his career aspirations a second thought.
This gave birth to an idea in his mind – why not get into the education sector and coach students in cracking difficult competitive exams? The entrepreneurial opportunity appealed to Pramod a lot more than his other options. In that same year, he borrowed Rs 25,000 from his father, a grain and seed trader, and set up Career Point, a coaching institute.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg got richer by $30 billion in two months
The global economy has been hit quite badly since the middle of March when the coronavirus pandemic started to spread its tentacles across the world. Almost every industry/sector has been hit yet there’s one man who has seen his wealth grown tremendously in the last two months.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, as per the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, has added $30 billion to his wealth in the last two months. Sometime in the middle of March, Zuckerberg had an estimated wealth of close to $57.5 billion but now his wealth has grown to $87.5 billion. Zuckerberg is now also the third richest man in the world and is ahead of the likes of Warren Buffet.
Japanese wrestler and Netflix star Hana Kimura dies at 22
Tokyo: Japanese professional wrestler Hana Kimura, who appeared in the latest series of Netflix’s reality show Terrace House, has died at the age of 22. While the cause of death is yet to be ascertained, Kimura had posted a number of troubling social media posts in recent days.
Kimura’s last post on Instagram was a picture of herself and a cat with the message: “I love you, have a long, happy life. I’m sorry.”
Kimura is said to have been the target of hundreds of abusive tweets on a daily basis.
Kimura’s wrestling stable Stardom Wrestling conrmed the news. “Stardom fans, we are very sorry to report that our Hana Kimura has passed away. Please be respectful and allow some time for things to process, and keep your thoughts and prayers with her family and friends. We appreciate your support during this difcult time,” the stable tweeted.
Actor Mohit Baghel, best known for playing Amar Chaudhary in superstar Salman Khan’s Ready, has died of cancer. He was 26.
Writer-director Raaj Shaandilyaa told PTI that the actor passed away on Saturday morning in his hometown Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.
“He is gone too soon. He has been undergoing treatment for cancer in AIIMS hospital in Delhi since six months. I spoke to him last on May 15 and that time he was ok, he had started recovering. He stayed with his parents and elder brother in Mathura.
“I learnt about his demise from a common friend, who said he passed away today morning at his residence,” he said.
Apple may ‘own the future’ of personal computing with Apple Glass, says Gene Munster
Loup Ventures analyst Gene Munster thinks Apple’s “design advantage” could help drive the success of its rumored augmented reality glasses.
On Tuesday, leaker Jon Prosser shared many details about the so-called “Apple Glass” device, but its overall design and form factor are still not clear.
In a research note published Friday, Munster said that “design will be central” to Apple’s success in the AR glasses market — and added that Apple is well-positioned to make that work.
“Apple’s track record with wearables, dating back to the EarPods, gives us confidence that Apple will lead the way in the augmented reality glasses category as it emerges over the next few years,” Munster wrote.