AuSa app to address woes of passengers, auto drivers- The New Indian Express

By Express News Service

KOCHI: The district has moved a step closer to achieving the dream of total e-mobility with the Ernakulam Jilla Autorickshaw Drivers Cooperative Society Ltd (EJADCS) unveiling the logo of its much-anticipated AuSa hiring app. The mobile application, which will soon be available on Google Playstore, aims at resolving the issues faced by passengers and drivers in the traditional system of service.

“Since this is a new venture, we have roped in 1,000 drivers to be part of AuSa app,” said EJADCS president M B Syamanthabhadran. He said the service under AuSa will be along the Kochi Metro route from Aluva to Petta. “The drivers are not just those who ply at the Metro stations but also those who operate nearby,” he said.

“Once the passengers and drivers become comfortable in using the app, we plan to expand the services to cover the entire district. This is

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Ind-Ra- The New Indian Express

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI:  Even as rating agency Ind-Ra maintained a negative outlook for the automobile sector for the second second of this financial year, it noted  that some rebound in demand was visible in the rural and semi-urban areas. It added auto sales to decline by 20-25 per cent this fiscal against its earlier forecast of 22-25 per cent.

Both passenger vehicles (PVs) and two-wheelers (TWs) sales could fall 18-21 per cent y-o-y in FY21, while the decline in the commercial vehicles (CVs) sales is likely to be in the range of 30-35 per cent due to lower economic activities According to the ratings agency, lower affordability due to job losses and loss of income would shift consumers’ preference towards lower-end vehicles, especially PVs. 

In the commercial vehicle segment, it said while light vehicles may see some surge in demand, while heavy CVs would continue to see

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Limited-time American Express air & hotel offers

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The list of promotions starts with a transfer bonus. All Amex cards that are part of the US-based Membership Rewards points program are eligible for a 40% bonus when transferring points to either the Marriott Bonvoy or Hilton Honors hotel programs through October 31.

The standard transfer ratio to Marriott is 1-to-1, while Hilton points normally transfer at a ratio of 1-to-2. Now,

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Maruti Suzuki shortlists five new startups under its Mobility & Automobile Innovation Lab programme- The New Indian Express

By PTI

NEW DELHI: The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL) on Tuesday said it has shortlisted five new startups as part of its third cohort of MAIL (Mobility & Automobile Innovation Lab) programme.

The five new startups chosen in Cohort 3 are Clean Slate, Peer Robotics, Vicara, Hyper Reality, and URJA. With the addition of these five startups, Maruti Suzuki is now engaged with 14 startups under the MAIL programme in the last 18 months, the company said in a statement.

Maruti Suzuki India’s MAIL initiative supports startups by co-creating innovative business solutions. It was launched with an aim to nurture innovation in the automobile and mobility sector in partnership with GHV Accelerator in January 2019. The company said that the initiative aims to create an environment to nurture, foster and guide the early-stage startups.

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Agents Can Complete An Auto Quote On The Go In As Little As One Minute With New Nationwide Express Mobile App

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — To address independent agents’ need for speed and ease of doing business, in 2019 Nationwide introduced Nationwide Express®, a technology platform that enables agents to quote multi-line policies in as little as two minutes. The tool enabled agents to tailor coverages, bind and process payment and trailing documents in a fraction of the time.

Today, Nationwide introduced a new Nationwide Express mobile app, which allows agents to scan a driver’s license to complete an auto quote in as little as 60 seconds. Agents can also add a renters policy with just one click. The launch of the new mobile app now puts the power to generate quotes on the go into the palm of an agent’s hand.

“As a leading independent agent carrier, Nationwide Express is one way we’re facilitating the success of our independent agent partners,” said Jeff Rommel,

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Germany: Local elections in North Rhine-Westphalia express growing opposition to official politics

 

Germany: Local elections in North Rhine-Westphalia express growing opposition to official politics

By
Peter Schwarz

18 September 2020

The Christian Democrats and Social Democrats collectively lost 10 percent of the vote in the local elections in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) on Sunday. The parties of the grand coalition at the federal level—CDU and SPD—achieved the worst combined result in their history.

Apart from the Hamburg state elections on February 23 and the Bavarian local elections on March 15, the NRW election is the only one to be held in Germany this year. Some 14 million eligible voters in the most populous state—one in five in Germany—were called upon to reelect district councils, city councils, municipal councils, and district representatives.

The CDU, which emerged as the strongest party in the election with 34.3 percent, lost 3.2 percent compared to the last local elections six years ago. The Social Democrats dropped by 7.1

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