Reliance Foundation Gives Puducherry Government INR 1.11 Crores

The philanthropic arm of MukeshAmbani-led Reliance Industries, Reliance Foundation presentedthe Chief Minister of Puducherry, N.Rangaswamy with a cheque of INR 1.11 crore to expand facilities in the critical healthcare segment in the hospital attached to State-run Indira Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute.
A release issued by the Chief Minister’s office stated that Reliance Foundation is providing the fund as a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). It further stated that the money will be used for providing modern equipment to the hospital for its ultrasound scan and other departments.

A group of officials from the Foundationmet the Chief Minister and gave him the cheque.

Platts Global Energy Awards

Recently, Reliance Industries bagged the Platts Global Energy Award in the category of CSR. The awards are known as the ‘Academy Awards’ in the field of energy. This year’s 17thPlatts Global Energy Awards took place at Cipriani (Wall Street) in New York City.

Platts is a resource on metals, energy, agriculture and petrochemicals. It is a part of the McGraw-Hill group. Platts said that Reliance Industries is the second highest company by market value. In 2015, the company gained a revenue of USD 62.5 billion.

Platts appreciated Reliance Industries’ work in the fields of health, disaster response, rural transformation, and sports, among others. It said, “Judges admired its robust long-standing portfolio, deriving much of its revenue from verticals in the energy value chain, including businesses in exploration and production, refining and marketing and petrochemicals.” It further stated that the company has balanced its portfolio with its ventures in the field of retail, media, and telecommunications.

Reliance Foundation undertakes the CSR activities of Reliance Industries. Reliance Foundation is headed by its Chairperson Nita Ambani. The Foundation has touched the lives of over 40 lakh people across the country living in over 5,500 villages and urban places.

Reliance Jio’s 4G Preparations

Reliance Jio is preparing itself to make a soft launch on 27th December. The company has already launched its Wi-Fi services for people in 160 places across the country.

It deployed its high-speed Jionet services for free at a number of places like Jammu, Indore, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Mussoorie, Surat, Bhubaneshwar, Kolkata, and Lucknow.

The Wi-Fi service, which is in the testing phase, offers speeds between 10 Mbps and 40 Mbps. Users will have to select the Wi-Fi network on his device and log in to use the network. They will have to enter a verification code sent to their registered mobile numbers. Users will be automatically logged out if there is no activity for half an hour. After this, you would need to re-enter the code, which has a validity of 24 hours.

Interbrand’s List

Interbrand India, part of Omnicom Group, recently published its list of ‘Top 30 brands of India 2015.’According to their data, Reliance Industries remains at the second position, just as in the previous year. It said that Reliance Industries is the second best technology brand in the country.

Summary

Reliance Foundation donated INR 1.11 crores to the government of Puducherry for enhancing health care facilities.

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