As Indian authorities and hospitals struggle to cope with record Covid-19 infections and deaths, companies ranging from the nation's biggest conglomerate to global giants like Amazon.com are stepping in to help ease the crisis.

Reliance Industries, controlled by Asia's richest man, Mukesh Ambani, the Tata group, global drug giants like Gilead Sciences and technology titans such as Alphabet are rushing in supplies and funds. Blackstone Group's chair, Stephen Schwarzman, said his private equity firm is committing $5m (R71.6m) to support Covid relief and vaccination services in India...

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