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OIL signs MoU with Centre for Social Responsibility & Leadership

OIL signs MoU with Centre for Social Responsibility & Leadership

Oil India Limited (OIL), the second largest national E&P company in the country, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Centre for Social Responsibility & Leadership (CSRL), a New Delhi based NGO, for renewal of contract for OIL’s...
Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassador of Japan to India calls on Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan

Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassador of Japan to India calls on Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan

Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassador of Japan to India calls on Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan in Parliament House on August 04, 2017.

Government to roll out Bharat 22 exchange traded fund: Jaitley

New Delhi, Aug 4  In a move to boost its disinvestment programme, the Centre on Friday announced the creation of the Bharat 22 exchange traded fund (ETF) comprising 22 companies, or investments, from among central public sector undertakings, public sector...
Pakistan’s new cabinet takes oath

Pakistan’s new cabinet takes oath

Islamabad, Aug 4  The new cabinet of Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was sworn in at the Presidency here on Friday. According to reports, the cabinet consists of 46 members, but only 44 members took the oath of office administered by President...
Reliance Industries wins DuPont Operational Excellence Award

Reliance Industries wins DuPont Operational Excellence Award

Mumbai, Aug 4  Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has been adjudged the Global Winner of ‘The DuPont Operational Excellence Award – 2017. The bi-annual DuPont Safety and Sustainability Awards recognise the most significant innovative projects...

OMCs hike petrol pump dealers’ commissions

New Delhi, Aug 4  State-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) have hiked commissions paid to fuel pump dealers by up to 43 per cent for petrol and by up to 59 per cent for diesel, effective from the start of this month, Indian Oil Corp (IOC) has announced. Announcing...
Meghalaya CM inducts two new ministers

Meghalaya CM inducts two new ministers

Shillong, Aug 4 A day after sacking two of his senior Cabinet Ministers for their “anti-party activities”, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Friday inducted two Congress legislators in his cabinet. The cabinet reshuffle comes ahead of the state...

Expert who stopped ‘WannaCrypt’ outbreak held in cyber fraud in US

New York, Aug 4  Ironic as it may read but a cybersecurity researcher who was hailed as a hero after he discovered a ‘kill switch’ that put brakes on the fast-spreading ‘WannaCry” ransomware in May has been arrested in the US...

Australia confirms IS plotted airport terror attack

Canberra, Aug 4 (IANS) The Australian Federal Police (AFP) confirmed on Friday that the Islamic State (IS) terror group was behind a sophisticated plan to smuggle an explosive device onto a passenger aircraft at the Sydney airport. The four suspects...

India’s gold demand up by 37% in Q2 of 2017: World Gold Council

New Delhi, Aug 4  Demand for gold in India for the second quarter (April-June) of 2017-18 was at 167.4 tonnes, up by 37 per cent compared to overall Q2 demand of 122.1 tonnes for 2016, World Gold Council data showed here on Thursday. “India’s...
Air France expands no-fly zone around N.Korea

Air France expands no-fly zone around N.Korea

Paris, Aug 4  Air France will expand its no-flyover zone around North Korea after concerns a missile test crossed a plane’s flight path, the media reported. On Thursday, the French flag carrier said the move was being taken as a “precautionary...

UP announces free bus ride for women on Raksha Bandhan

Lucknow, Aug 4  Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday announced that women across the state will get free ride on all state-owned buses on Raksha Bandhan day. The women will be able to avail free ride from midnight of August 6 till...

Coal consumers being taxed much less under GST: Minister

New Delhi, Aug 4  The Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime in effect from last month has reduced the incidence of tax on coal to 5 per cent, as compared to a cumulative tax of more than 13 per cent on account of various indirect taxes earlier, Parliament...

IndianOil Board gives its nod for Gujarat Refinery expansion by 4.3 MMTPA

New Delhi, Aug. 4: The IndianOil Board, in its meeting on 3rd August 2017, gave Stage-I approval for expansion of the Corporation’s Gujarat Refinery from the existing 13.7 to 18 Million Metric Tonnes Per Annum (MMTPA) of crude oil processing capacity...