Zomato denies merger talks with rival Swiggy
Zomato is currently delivering 1.3 mn orders a day from 150,000 restaurants across India at more than 10 orders per restaurant per day. Swiggy has expanded its services to 500 cities in India, matching rival Zomato's reach. Swiggy, which has added 60,000 new restaurants in the past six months, said in October it would expand to 600 cities by December 2019.
Niti Aayog has not rejected proposal to bring medical devices under CDSCO: Govt
Responding to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Health Ashwini Choubey also said that no proposal has been approved regarding establishment of a separate statutory body on the lines of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) for the regulation of medical devices.
Nestlé says it can be virtuous and profitable. Is that even possible?
The demands on Nestlé and other corporations are growing as consumers pay more attention to the environmental effect of what they eat. Agri accounts for more than a fifth of greenhouse gas emissions, and plastic production and incineration account for an additional 10% or so. There is no way to avoid climate change without action by the food industry.
Share market update: FMCG shares trade lower; Britannia dips 1%
The Nifty FMCG index was trading 0.46 per cent down at 31,145.80 around 10:37 am.
Robin Hood Army enters Harvard classroom
Founded in Delhi in 2014, the Robin Hood Army operates in 158 cities in nine countries and serves an average of 200,000 people a week — without accepting any money for their services. It has served more than 26 million meals so far. When restaurants tell them they have surplus food, volunteers — who number more than 40,000 — use their own vehicles to pick and distribute the food.
One nation, one ration card: We are creating a central repository of ration cards, says food secretary
Ravi Kant, secretary, food & public distribution said that the purpose of one nation, one ration card scheme is to ensure nationwide portability in distribution of subsidised foodgrain to beneficiaries [under the National Food Security Act] without the need for them to get a new ration card. This will provide benefit to migrant workers, labourers and daily wagers.
One nation, one ration card: Inside food ministry's ambitious scheme to make ration cards portable
The food ministry is moving towards making ration cards portable to help migrant workers.
Healthy food brand Binge Baefikar unveiled in Kolkata
The startup would operate through a cloud kitchen format and will be available exclusively on platforms like Swiggy and Zomato to start with. Founded in November 2019, the firm currently employs over 10 well trained chefs, nutritionist and employees.
How a number of initiatives are breaking the language barrier in teaching science
These initiatives include Bigyan, an online platform with articles by scientists in Bengali; The Jigyasa Project, a series of talks on science in Tamil, Kannada and Hindi, organised by the Bangalore Life Sciences Cluster in association with Mandram and Sea of Science, a podcast series with episodes in six languages.
Yuck! That’s really dish-gusting
More and more people are discovering why junk food is called junk food.
US-based Dole Foods eyes Indian market through tie-up with Future Group
The US agri-multinational hopes to capitalise on the increasing demand for healthy and preservative-free fruits and fruit derivatives, it said, estimating the market size at $100 billion in the country.
Rail board to hike meal prices on Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto trains
According to the new order, in first class AC, tea will cost Rs 35, up by Rs 6, breakfast Rs 140, up by Rs 7, lunch and dinner Rs 245, up by Rs 15. In second class AC, third class AC and chair car, tea to cost Rs 20, up by Rs 5, breakfast Rs 105, up by Rs 8, lunch and dinner Rs 185, up by Rs 10. Snacks with regional flavour will be introduced.
Michelin star chef Garima Arora wants to change the narrative about Indian food
The chef believes people should visit India to sample the cuisine for themselves.
ET View: CPI likely to remain elevated for statistical reasons
The latest inflation numbers suggest that retail headline inflation, read the overall rise in consumer prices, has gone up beyond the 4% target set up Monetary Policy Committee (MPC). The MPC is mandated to policy-induce a narrow 4-6% range for the retail inflation rate. The CPI has risen at the fastest rate since June last year.
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