सामयिक विषय: Miscellaneous

Singtel injects ₹2,649 crore in Bharti Telecom

Investment in Bharti Telecom by Singtel

Question- According to the recent announcement, how much will Singapore Telecom Limited (Singtel) invest in Bharti Telecom Limited?
(a) 2200 crores
(b) 23,459 crores
(c) 2,649 crores
(d) 30,485 crores
Answer: (c)
Related Facts:

  • On February 5th, 2018; Bharti Airtel, the country’s largest telecom operator company, announced that Singapore Telecom Limited (SingTel) will invest Rs 2,649 crore in Bharti Telecom Limited (Bharti Telecom).
  • Singtel is Asia’s leading communications and ICT solutions group, which is a long-term partner of Airtel.
  • This transaction is subject to the approval of shareholders of Bharti Telecom.
  • The use of the money received will be done by the company to reduce the debt.
  • With this investment, the total share of Singtel in Bharti Telecom (with its affiliates) will increase to 48.90 per cent.
  • Bharti Enterprises will continue to contribute more than 50 percent in Bharti Telecom.


Mumbai’s Matunga Railway Station Is India’s First to Be Manned by All-Women Staff

The Country’s first All-Women Railway Station

Question- Which of the following railway station became the first ‘All Women’s Railway Station’ of the country?
(a) Govindapur Railway Station
(b) Rewa Railway Station
(c) Giridih Railway Station
(d) Gandhi Nagar Railway Station
Answer: (d)
Related Facts:

  • On February 19th, 2018, the Gandhi Nagar railway station of Jaipur became the first ‘All Women Railway Station’ of the country.
  • Previously, Matunga of Mumbai had been made ‘All Woman Station’, but it is a Sub-Urban Railway Station.
  • A total of 40 women will be crew from Station master to Gateman at the Gandhinagar Railway Station.
  • North-Western Railway experimenting uniquely has given all the responsibilities (Posts) to women viz. Station master, engineer, ticket clerk, chief reservation supervisor, flag indicator, point man and gateman.
  • Women will only be inducted in the GRP team too that will be posted in the security of this.


Govt launches 'Pradhan Mantri LPG Panchayat' to boost PMUY

LPG Panchayat

Question- Where was the LPG Panchayat organized recently?
(a) Krishi Bhawan
(b) Urja Bhawan
(c) Rashtrapati Bhavan
(d) NITI Aayog
Answer: (c)
Related Facts:

  • On February 13th, 2018; President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, hosted an‘LPG Panchayat’ today (February 13, 2018) at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
  • The LPG Panchayat was organised by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.
  • The aim is to provide a platform for LPG consumers to interact with each other, promote mutual learning and share experiences.
  • Each LPG Panchayat has about 100 LPG customers coming together, near their living areas, to discuss safe and sustainable usage of LPG, its benefits and the link between clean fuel for cooking and women’s empowerment. The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas intends to conduct 1 lakh such Panchayats across India before March 31, 2019.
  • It is known that taking place of LPG Panchayatsas part of the Ujjwala Yojana process will prove very useful.


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