Vodafone Idea plans to invest about Rs.20,000 crore in networks
Vodafone Idea announced that the company is planning to invest about Rs.20,000 crore in networks over the next 15 months. It has given capital expenditure (capex) of Rs.270 billion for financial year 2019 and 2020, combined together. Out of that, about Rs. 70 billion has been spent in the first nine months. In the next 15 months, it expects a capex deployment of Rs.200 billion. The capex guidance of Rs.27,000 crore did not include capacity that would be created by reusing equipment from the synergy of operations between Vodafone and Idea.
Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt Visit India Pavilion at Berlinale 2019; Release IFFI 2019 Brochure
The team of 'Gully Boy' movie including Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Zoya Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani visited the India Pavilion at Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) 2019. They released the IFFI 2019 Brochure and were apprised by the Indian Delegation about activities planned for the Golden Jubilee anniversary of IFFI to be held in 2019. Over 75 Indian film companies are participating at Berlinale 2019.
Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated 13th PETROTECH 2019 in Greater Noida
The 13th International Oil and Gas Conference - PETROTECH - 2019 got underway at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida. Over 95 Energy Ministers from partner countries are expected to participate in the three day Conference. India is the third largest consumer of crude oil and petroleum products and the government has taken several measures to provide energy for all. the theme of the conference is 'Collaborating For Sustainable and secure Energy Access for all'.
Narendra Modi inaugurated the Hollong Modular Gas Processing Plant
Prime Minister Narendra Modi formally inaugurates the Hollong Modular Gas Processing Plant (HMGPP) of Hindustan Oil Exploration Co. Ltd. (HOEC) at Dirok Field in Assam. The HMGPP will initially have a capacity to process 35 million standard cubic feet per day of gas equivalent to 15% of Assam gas production and 800 barrels of condensate. Dirok Field is being developed in phases by HOEC along with its JV partners-Oil India Ltd. and Indian Oil Corporation.
Arundhati Scheme announced by Assam Govt
The government of Assam has announced a new scheme called Arundhati to provide gold at free of cost to the brides. Under the scheme, the government of Assam aims to provide 1 Tola Gold to brides belonging to all such communities of Assam where it is customary to provide gold at the time of the wedding. The government has set aside Rs.300 cr has been for the implementation of the Arundhati Scheme is named after Arundhati, wife of great saga Basistha
A joint venture between Mahindra & Mahindra and Ford gets approval from CCI
The Competition Commission of India has recently approved a joint venture between Mahindra & Mahindra and Ford Motor. The business of Ford India will now be transferred to this joint venture. The joint venture will acquire Ford India's vehicle business. It also includes Ford India's two manufacturing plants in Chennai and Sanand (Gujarat).
Arvind Kejriwal to be sworn-in as Delhi Chief Minister on February 16, 2020
AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal will be sworn-in as Chief Minister of Delhi on February 16, 2020. The Aam Aadmi Party registered a landslide victory in Delhi Elections 2020. AAP won 62 seats in the 70-member assembly; BJP won 8 and congress failed to open its account.
UP Cabinet Approves Ground Water Act-2020
Uttar Pradesh Cabinet recently approved the Ground Water Act 2020 with an aim to improve the ground water level. The Act makes it mandatory for residents to install submersible pumps. The Cabinet also made it mandatory to install a rainwater harvesting system in private and government schools & colleges.
International Day of Women and Girls in Science
The International Day of Women and Girls in Science (IDWGS) is celebrated on February 11 every year. The objective of this day to promote equal and full access to and participation in Science. UNESCO-United Nations Educational, Scientific and Culture Organization, started this day in collaboration with UN Women.
Government to Introduce New One Rupee Currency Note
The Central Government recently announced to introduce new Rs 1 currency note with security features. The all-new one rupee note will have several watermarks. The value of the currency note will be mentioned in 15 different Indian languages. The note will contain an image of 'Sagar Samrat', the oil exploration platform.