24 October 2019

Newsbreakers

BRAND CZAR

Brands do not force one to buy or adhere to them but they do make one consider it. He is the author of “Branding India – An Incredible Story” and has played a significant role in “Make in India”, “Startup India”, “Incredible India”, “God’s Own Country” and Atithi Devo Bhavah” initiatives which have catapulted India and the State of Kerala as leading tourism destinations. Branding Czar, Amitabh Kant is presently CEO, NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India). Till March 2016, he was posted at the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) as Secretary. He was the National Project Director of the Rural Tourism Project of UNDP which made a paradigm shift in spreading tourism to Indian villages which had core-competency in handicrafts, handloom and culture. Amitabh Kant has worked as CMD – ITDC, Joint Secretary– Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, Secretary – Tourism, Government of Kerala, Managing Director, Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation, District Collector, Kozhikode and Managing Director, Matsyafed. During his tenure in Kerala he structured the Calicut Airport as a private sector project based on User’s Free and developed the BSES Power Project and Mattanchery Bridge under Private Public Partnership. He was the Chairman of the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMICDC) and National Productivity Council. He has received the Economic Time Policy Change Agent of the Year Award, the Bloomberg TV Personality of the year Award, the NDTV Administrator of the year Award and the Distinguished Fellowship of the Institute of Directors. He is the recipient of One Globe Award-2016 for leadership in Transforming Governance for the 21st Century. He is a Member of the Steering Board of “Shaping the Future of Production Systems” of World Economic Forum.

 

Capital Monarch

Chairman of Reliance Industries, Mukesh Ambani remains India’s richest person as Reliance Industries reported its highest quarterly net profit for Q4 FY2015-16 of `7,398 crore vis-a-vis `6,381 crore for Q4 FY2014-15. This is the company’s highest quarterly net profit in over eight years. The collapse in oil prices and enhanced refining and petrochem margins has helped the company to post a 16 per cent jump in earnings. The company posted a record annual net profit of `27,630 crore for FY2015-16, up by 17.2 per cent over its net profit of `23,566 crore in FY2014-15.

Reliance Jio has launched its 4G services for its group employees. The commercial roll-out of Jio services this year will digitally enable a billion Indians and boost the growth of India and Reliance.




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