Reliance Industries Ltd, run by Mukesh Ambani, has eclipsed BP Plc to break into an elite club of energy supermajors.
Reliance’s shares have increased at three times the pace of India’s benchmark index this year after Ambani announced plans to cut the company’s net debt to zero in 18 months.
It is also narrowing the gap with PetroChina Co., currently Asia’s biggest oil firm by value, and is on the verge of becoming the first Indian company to hit the 10 trillion rupee market-cap milestone.
A natural assets map that highlights Kochi’s biodiversity, detailing species of plants, animals, insects, and natural features has been prepared.
This has made Kochi the first Indian city to have such a map.
The mapping was taken up by the Kochi Corporation’s Centre for Heritage, Environment and Development and ICLEI-South Asia as part of a German-funded project, Integrated Subnational Action for Biodiversity (Interact-Bio), being implemented in India, Brazil and Tanzania.
The four-year project launched in 2017 is targeted at implementing biodiversity strategies and action plans in three Indian cities – Kochi, Mangaluru and Panaji.
The Gujarat government is in the process of banning sale of junk food in schools as well as in the 50-meter area around them to encourage consumption of healthy food among children.
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has recommended a ban on sale of food high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) in schools and the state government is in the process of framing draft rules for the same.
The draft rules will be circulated among stake-holders like schools, food business operators and others and their opinion will be sought before implementing the ban.