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In a first in India, Karnataka is drafting separate labour law for gig workers

Bengaluru — home to many buzzing tech startups — is working on a law the likes of Swiggy, Zomato, Uber and Ola may be deeply concerned about. Karnataka has sought help of National Law School of India University in drafting what is probably India’s first such law to ensure welfare of gig economy workers. It hasn't been a cakewalk as experts are figuring out.

Ola launches services in London

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Ola drives to London as Uber fights it out in the city

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  • Carpooling has been one of most recommended activities to help reduce pollution and traffic congestion. Bengaluru-based Quick Ride has given this activity a digital push by connecting commuters and riders to share their vehicles.

    An Uber spokesperson said the company facilitated more than 14 million rides a week last year, compared to 11 million in 2018, as reported by technology news site TechCrunch.

    Several automakers have arrangements with car aggregators such as Ola and Uber to sell vehicles to drivers who join their platforms. According to industry estimates, sales to such driver-partners in the past year were around 20,000 vehicles, recording a 35% fall from the previous year.

    Ola has expanded throughout the United Kingdom since its launch in 2018 and operates across Birmingham, Coventry, and Warwick.

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    Ola announced its commencement of operations in London from February 10 onwards. It aims to offer a differentiated experience on the platform with features such as 24/7 helplines for drivers and customers and an in-app emergency button, while providing the best quality of service through its large network of drivers across the city of London.

    The government has decided to revisit a policy to regulate cab aggregators like Ola and Uber, and hold a “wider stakeholder consultation” before finalising it, officials said. The transport ministry, which had nearly finalised the policy towards the end of 2019, will spend more time on the policy.

    New structure, with average take rate of 20% for firm, gives drivers transparent view of earnings.

    Sanjiv Saddy has over 35 years of experience in corporate affairs and government relations, business development and finance, according to a company statement.

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    The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode; Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s SPJIMR said the sector recorded the biggest on-year jump in the number of offers during final placements for the Class of 2020.

    In 2018, the incentive structure was based on different targets for drivers with no standardisation. SoftBank-backed Ola has been trying to cut its losses per ride over the last 18 months, and gear up for a public market debut in the coming year.

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