Thursday, 7 July, 2022

Topic: Jio

Mukesh Ambani names son Akash Ambani successor of Jio, appoints him chairman of the board

Akash Ambani, non-executive director of the country’s top wireless carrier, was appointed chairman after Mukesh Ambani resigned from the board.

SEBI imposes Rs 30 lakh fine on RIL for not promptly disclosing Facebook-Jio deal

The market regulator initiated proceedings against billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s oil-to-retail conglomerate and its compliance officers, Savithri Parekh and K. Sethuraman.

Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio plans its biggest-ever rupee bond sale in debt market

Jio is seeking commitments for as much as Rs 5,000 crore of notes maturing in 5 years at a coupon of 6.20%. The firm last tapped the rupee bond market in July 2018.

Jio follows Airtel & Vodafone Idea to raise tariffs, mobile plans to cost 20% more now

The sector-wide tariff hike underscores that the bruising price war since Jio’s entry in 2016 is phasing out and will reduce financial stress for Airtel and Vodafone Idea Ltd.

Why JioPhone Next could be a letdown of Mukesh Ambani’s vision to make India 2G-mukt

Jio and Google have launched the JioPhone Next, which will be available in stores from Diwali onwards, at a price of around Rs 6,499. 

It’s here — an ultra-affordable 4G smartphone ‘built for India’ by Google & Jio

JioPhone Next will run a re-engineered version of Android operating system & deliver translation features, a voice assistant & a great camera, Sundar Pichai said.

India has got record FDI this year despite pandemic. But it’s largely due to one company

In the first half of this fiscal, tech sectors attracted a bulk of the FDI, but govt is hopeful that some of its decisions will attract inflows into other sectors too.

Viral images of ‘Jio’ bags of wheat trigger boycott call on Twitter, but Reliance logo is fake

Twitter users share photos of bags of wheat bearing Reliance Jio name, comment on how farmers' protest is justified. However, company is strictly a digital arm of Reliance Group.

Why the world is out to de-fang Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google

Europe & US seem set on curbing the dominance of FAANG firms. There’s limited debate in India, where almost all of them have done deals with Jio.

Jio and Facebook can drive India to achieve its $5 tn economy goal — Mukesh Ambani

In conversation with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Mukesh Ambani talked about Facebook and Jio's partnership and explained how it will benefit India in the long run.

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AAP chief and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal with Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann | Representational Image | ANI

AAP, TMC’s national ambitions ignore India’s stark diversity. Southern parties know better

Modern communication technologies can be the potential centripetal force that unify voters across states. AAP has benefitted from this in Punjab.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.