Category Articles: India/World

PM reviews progress of UDAY, mineral block auctions

July 21, 2017
PM reviews progress of UDAY, mineral block auctions

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today reviewed the progress of the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY). Senior Government officials briefed him on aspects such as addressing of debt, monitoring frameworks, improvement in financial parameters, operational achievements, and consumer empowerment. During a presentation on coal mine and mineral block auctions made by senior Government officials, the Prime Minister emphasized on a roadmap for faster operationalization of mines, post-auct...Read More

Congress leader Ambika Soni resigns from party posts

July 21, 2017
Congress leader Ambika Soni resigns from party posts

New Delhi: Amid speculations of veteran leader Shankersinh Vaghela quitting the Congress, another senior leader Ambika Soni on Friday quit from all party posts. "I've requested leadership to relieve me as in-charge of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh due to health reasons," Soni told ANI. However, there has been no official word from the party yet. In her political career spanning over a time period of 50 years, Soni held various posts. From 2006 to 2009, Soni served as the Minister ...Read More

Mukesh Ambani introduces Made in India, Reliance Jio Smart Phone

July 21, 2017
Mukesh Ambani introduces Made in India, Reliance Jio Smart Phone

Mumbai: Reliance Industries Ltd Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani today speaking at the 40th Annual General Meeting(AGM) of his company introduced Jio smart phone. Ambani said: today, Jio is going to reinvent the conventional feature phone. Let me introduce India ka Intelligent SmartPhone. On the JioPhone, voice will always be free. Starting 15th August this year, I am declaring digital freedom for all feature phone users. Jio will give them access to unlimited data on the JioPh...Read More

Jio adoption fastest in the world, faster than Facebook, WhatesApp and Skype: Mukesh Ambani

July 21, 2017
Jio adoption fastest in the world, faster than Facebook, WhatesApp and Skype: Mukesh Ambani

Mumbai: Speaking at the 40th Annual General Meeting(AGM) of Reliance Industries Limited(RIL), Chairman and Managing Director of company Mukesh Ambani said Jio has witnessed the fastest adoption of any technology service, anywhere in the world, faster than Facebook, WhatesApp and Skype. Ambani said, "Jio has broken one world record after another. In less than 170 days, more than 100 million customers signed up for Jio's services. On an average, Jio added 7 customers per second every single day...Read More

1,000 invested in RIL shares in 1977 is today worth Rs 16.50 lakh: Mukesh Ambani in 40th AGM

July 21, 2017
1,000 invested in RIL shares in 1977 is today worth Rs 16.50 lakh: Mukesh Ambani in 40th AGM

Mumbai: Speaking at the 40th Annual General Meeting of Reliance Inudstries Ltd(RIL), Chairman and Managing Director of the company Mukesh Ambani said, "in just 4 decades, Reliance has grown from a small startup to one of the largest, most admired companies in the world." "Our turnover has grown from 70 crores in 1977 to over 330,000 crores today – an increase of nearly 4,700 times," Ambani said adding that the total assets have increased from 33 crores to over 700,000 crores and a multiple ...Read More

Live: Mukesh Ambani speaks at 40th AGM of RIL

July 21, 2017
Live: Mukesh Ambani speaks at 40th AGM of RIL

Mumbai: Watch live, Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries Ltd speaking at its 40th AGM at Birla Matushri Sabhagar in Mumbai.Read More

Ram Nath Kovind is India’s 14th President

July 20, 2017
Ram Nath Kovind is India’s 14th President

New Delhi:Ram Nath Kovind, a low-key lawyer-turned-politician, was elected today as India's 14th President, the first BJP member and the second Dalit to occupy the country's highest office. The 71-year-old Kovind defeated joint opposition candidate Meira Kumar, a former Lok Sabha speaker, after garnering 65.65 percent of the votes in the electoral college. Expressing happiness over the "extensive" support Kovind got from the electoral college, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "Congratula...Read More

Gujarat origin boy, who just graduated, is England’s youngest doctor to start work

July 19, 2017
Gujarat origin boy, who just graduated, is England’s youngest doctor to start work

London: A Gujarat-origin doctor Arpan Doshi is set to become Britain's youngest physician to start work at a hospital in northeast England. Arpan graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree from the University of Sheffield on Monday - aged 21 and 335 days - and is due to start work as a junior doctor in York next month. He will beat the previous record of the youngest doctor to start work in the UK by 17 days. "I didn't realise I was the youngest person to qualif...Read More

Indefinite textile strike withdrawn temporarily, shops, markets across Gujarat opened from today

July 18, 2017

Surat: After the 'temporary' withdrawal of the indefinite strike of the textile Industry, which has caused an estimated loss of over Rs 50 thousand crore, the markets and shops across the country including Gujarat and its textile hub city of Surat reopened today. However the strike has not been ended for good and it has only been given a break till August 5 to see the government's action on the assurances given during a recent meeting between the representatives of textile industry a...Read More

Smriti Irani get I&B Ministry, NS Tomar given urban development

July 18, 2017
Smriti Irani get I&B Ministry, NS Tomar given urban development

New Delhi: Textiles Minister Smriti Irani was today given the additional charge of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry after M Venkaiah Naidu resigned from the Cabinet to contest the vice-presidential poll. The portfolio of urban development, which too was with Naidu, was given to Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, the PMO said. The BJP had yesterday decided to field Naidu as NDA's candidate for the post of vice president. Read More

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