TCS continues to support mission critical technology backbones for leading global organizations, keeping them open for business. As a leading technology provider, TCS is working with more than 1,000 organizations across the world to keep them up and running. A pioneer in location independent work practices for the last 50 years, TCS has proactively deployed collaboration platforms, cloud enabled infrastructure and robust security practices, which positions us well to deal with this unprecedented situation. During the COVID-19 crisis, TCS is leveraging their R&D infrastructure to run multiple threads, looking for opportunities to support high priority needs across the world.
ExxonMobil has donated 9,000 face masks, 45,000 nitrile gloves and 3,000 PPE kits to three leading hospitals in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru. As GoMechanic’s official mobility partner, they are supporting their “Open for Heroes” initiative that provides free maintenance services to emergency and other frontline vehicles. In Bengaluru, where ExxonMobil has biggest employee base, they have donated 800 safety kits to the Bengaluru City Police and 2,000 hygiene kits to the Bengaluru Municipal Corporation.
Visionet plans to train 1 lakh graduates over the next 5 years to make them employable in the information technology and BPM sector. It has started the first skill development batch of a 45-day programme with 500 young professionals.
Unnati India provides free training platform on emerging technologies and Business Process Management processes to enable the youth of today to stay relevant in the global job market.
Qualcomm India has committed USD 1.5 million (about Rs 11.3 crore) towards the country’s efforts to tackle the spread of COVID-19 infection. The contributions will be made towards PM CARES Fund, and multiple relief and public healthcare infrastructure initiatives, a statement said.
The public healthcare infrastructure efforts include enabling broader availability of COVID-19 test kits, preventive health screening, helping front-line police forces and healthcare workers with sanitization and personal protective equipment as well as relief work supporting feeding the needy and at-risk in various regions across India.
Procter & Gamble (P&G) is making face masks and hand sanitizers for its employees, the government and relief organizations who are on the front lines of the pandemic in India. Under the ‘P&G Suraksha India’ program the company is stepping up to support the government and those who are on the front line in India’s fight against COVID-19. To start with, P&G will donate 1.5 million masks to government and relief organizations to combat the spread of this pandemic.
TAFE (Tractors and Farm Equipment), under its CSR initiative, announced a free tractor rental scheme through its JFarm Services platform on the Uzhavan App, for 90 days starting April 1. This scheme will be available across 30 districts of Tamil Nadu. TAFE has brought together a large group of its Massey Ferguson and Eicher tractors and will offer over 4,400 tractors and 10,500 implements on a free of cost rental basis.
Uber has partnered with Flipkart and BigBasket in India to deliver essential items. Uber will not charge a commission on these rides, allowing drivers will keep 100% of the billed amount.
Pfizer in India donated 40,000 N95 masks to healthcare workers, ventilators to hospitals and food packets through NGOs.
Anti-Viral Compound Screening- Pfizer confirmed a lead compound and analogues are potent inhibitors of the SARS-CoV-2 3C-like (3CL) protease, based on the results of initial screening assays. In addition, preliminary data suggest the lead protease inhibitor shows antiviral activity against SARS-CoV-2. Consequently, Pfizer will perform pre-clinical confirmatory studies, including further anti-viral profiling and assessment of the suitability of the lead molecule for IV administration clinically. In parallel, the company is also investing in materials that will accelerate the start of a potential clinical study of the lead molecule to third quarter 2020, three or more months in advance of earlier estimates, subject to positive completion of the pre-clinical confirmatory studies.
The bank has extended benefits to customers who have been hurt by the ongoing coronavirus crisis by introducing measures such as waivers for late fees and a 90-day grace period for mortgage and auto loan payments.
Jacobs is part of an international alliance that is seeking to convert shipping containers into plug-in pods to expand intensive-care units (ICUs) during the Covid-19 pandemic. The project, called Cura (Connected Units for Respiratory Ailments) is focused on turning shipping containers into plug-in ICU pods. The pods are hosted in 20-foot intermodal containers, each equipped with all necessary medical equipment to treat two Covid-19 intensive-care patients. Jacobs is working in partnership with the World Economic Forum and individuals from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to support Cura.