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BluSmart Mobility launches COVID-vaccination drive for driver-partners *New Delhi, Apr 14 (PTI) Electric taxi startup BluSmart Mobility has launched a COVID-vaccination drive for their driver-partners.

The company has just launched a feature in its mobile app to let riders know if their driver has been vaccinated, a release said on Wednesday.

BluSmart will also be giving the driver-partners one day-paid break after they get the jab.

***************** SBM Bank India, money HOP tie-up to launch HOPRemit *Neo bank money HOP and SBM Bank India have joined hands for international remittance services customised for Indian millennials, said a release on Wednesday.

moneyHOP, India's first cross-border neo bank announces its collaboration with SBM Bank India to launch HOPRemit.

It is an instant, cost-effective and contactless international remittance service, custom made for Indian millennials, moneyHOP said.

Users can remit money by selecting the destination, currency, amount and completing the KYC, adding the recipient's details online. After receiving the funds, transfer instructions get processed immediately and money gets credited to the recipient's account within 24 hours.

***************** Hindustan Zinc gets US patents for two sustainability technologies *Hindustan Zinc Ltd (HZL) on Wednesday said it has been granted US patents for two of its sustainability technologies.

Both the patents were for technologies developed in-house by HZL's state-of-the-art research and development centre ZnTech, formerly known as Central Research and Development Laboratory, the company said in a statement.

One patent is for manufacturing paver blocks from process waste and the second one is for the method of production of potassium antimony tartrate by utilising antimony bearing residues. PTI IAS KPM SID SHW SHW