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Riders in Bengaluru Forget Belongings The Most in Uber

The most forgetful days in 2018 were September 1, June 9, and July 15

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Bengaluru has become the most forgetful city for the third time in a row as most users from the city forgot their personal belongings in Uber vehicles, the ride-hailing giant said on Wednesday.

According to the third edition of “Uber Lost & Found Index”, Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad followed the list, with phones and cameras being the most forgotten items in Uber cabs.

“The ‘most outrageous’ items Uber users forgot in the vehicles were aluminium storage shelves, gold chains, baby prams, milk sachets, live fish and yoga mats,” the company said in a statement.

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Photo shows an exterior view of the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. (VOA)

The most common days of the week to report items as “lost” in Uber cars are Saturday and Sunday while people are most likely to forget an item between 1 p.m.-3 p.m., the company added.

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Riders didn’t just leave the usual stuff; even an ukulele and bunch of bananas have been reported as lost.

The most forgetful days in 2018 were September 1, June 9, and July 15. (IANS)

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Bengaluru, Most Conscious City When it Comes to Buying Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Products

According to the study, 55 per cent of the shoppers on Karnival.com are millennials (23-37 age group) and Generation Z (18-22 age group)

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Based on an analysis of the shopping behaviour of over 20,000 respondents, across five Indian metros, the study was conducted by Karnival.com -- an eCommerce platform. Pixabay

Bengaluru is the most conscious city when it comes to buying eco-friendly and sustainable products as compared to other metro cities in India, a new study revealed on Tuesday.

Mumbai is at the second spot followed by Delhi, Hyderabad and Chennai respectively.

Based on an analysis of the shopping behaviour of over 20,000 respondents, across five Indian metros, the study was conducted by Karnival.com — an eCommerce platform.

According to the study, 55 per cent of the shoppers on Karnival.com are millennials (23-37 age group) and Generation Z (18-22 age group).

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Mumbai is at the second spot followed by Delhi, Hyderabad and Chennai respectively. Pixabay

“The maiden sustainability index by Karnival shows that Indians are working towards creating a culture of conscious consumption and making sustainability a mainstream way of life,” said Dhimant Parekh – CEO, Karnival.

“It’s heartening to know that young shoppers, in metros as well as non-metros, are looking for eco-friendly choices, whether for their own use or for gifting purposes,” Parekh said.

The study also indicated that more women were open to buying these products than men – the percentage was 65 per cent for women and 35 for men.

The most popular buys on the platform include water-saving devices for taps, home decor products made with upcycled and recycled materials, natural personal care products, organic food products, and eco-friendly home utilities like floor and laundry cleaners.

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The study also found that tier 2 and tier 3 Indian cities are warming up to the idea of shopping for sustainable products.

Pune led the growing tribe of ‘green non-metros’, while Coimbatore, Lucknow and Ghaziabad completed the top chart, accounting for nearly 10 per cent of the total sales on Karnival.com during April-September 2019.

“An increasing number of Indians are seeking out green products and we are excited to be a part of this inspiring narrative on up-and-coming sustainability oriented cities and towns of India,” Parekh said. (IANS)