Wipro buys Kerala-based food brand Nirapara
Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting, a part of Wipro Enterprises, on Monday announced the acquisition of Nirapara, a Kerala-based packaged rice powder and spice mixes brand.
The move comes a few months after Wipro announced its plans to foray into the packaged foods business. Nirapara was launched in 1976 and is owned by KKR Group of Companies. It is best known for its blended spices and ready-to-cook rice powder products. It has an annualised revenue of Rs 100 crore.
About 63% of its revenue comes from Kerala, while the bulk of the rest comes from GCC countries that have a strong diaspora population from Kerala, said Wipro Consumer Care CEO Vineet Agrawal. “Nirapara is our 13th acquisition and gives us a clear foothold in the spices and ready-to-cook segment,” he added.
The final deal price will be determined after 12 months and will be based partially on the performance of Nirapara’s products during that period. Wipro Consumer Care is best known for its soap brand Santoor and Yardley talcum powder and recorded a revenue of Rs 8,630 crore in the last financial year.
Blind T20 World Cup 2022: India Beat Bangladesh by 120 run
The Indian national blind cricket team won the T20 World Cup for the Blind for the third time ina row. They defeated Bangladesh at Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium by a commanding score of 120 runs. The Indian captain, Ajay Kumar Reddy elected to bat after winning the toss,and his side eventually set a challenging total of 277 runs for Bangladesh. The Bangladeshi teamcould only muster 157 runs for three in return.
NTPC and Tecnimont sign MOU to explore possibility to develop Green Methanol Production
NTPC, India’s largest power generation company, has signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Tecnimont Private Limited, Indian Subsidiary of Maire Tecnimont Group, Italy. The objective of the MOU is to jointly evaluate and explore the possibility to develop commercial scale Green Methanol Production facility at NTPC project in India.
The Green Methanol Project involves capturing carbon from NTPC power plants and converting it into a green fuel. Green Methanol has a wide range of applications, including serving as a base material for the chemical industry, storing renewable electricity, and even as a transportation fuel. It is also considered as a substitute fuel for maritime fuel applications.
Amrit Bharat Station Scheme for Indian Railways
Ministry of Railways has formulated a new policy for modernization of stations named “Amrit Bharat Station” scheme. Amrit Bharat Station scheme envisages development of stations on a continuous basis with a long term vision. It is based on Master Planning for long term and implementation of the elements of Master Plan as per the needs and patronage of the station.
The scheme aims at preparation of Master Plans of the Railway stations and implementation of the Master Plan in phases to enhance the facilities
Attempts shall be made to club different grades/types of waiting halls and provide good cafeteria/retail facilities as far as possible
High level platforms(760-840 mill meter) shall be provided at all categories of stations.
Department of Posts launches an ‘Online request Transfer Portal’ for Gramin Dak Sevaks
The Department of Posts under Ministry of Communications has launched an ‘Online request Transfer Portal’ for Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS).
The Department of Posts has the largest network of Post Offices in the world consisting of more than 1,56,000 Post Offices across India, out of which more than 1,31,000 Branch Post Offices (BOs) are in rural areas, where the Postal facilities are rendered through Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS).
Atal Vayo Abhyuday Yojana
The scheme of Atal Vayo Abhyuday Yojana (AVYAY), being run by Department of Social Justice and Empowerment, includes provision of financial security, healthcare, nutrition, shelter, welfare etc. for senior citizens. Basic amenities like shelter, food, medical care, entertainment opportunities are provided free of cost to indigent senior citizens.
The districts of Uttar Pradesh in which the Integrated Senior Citizen programme is not being run under the AVYAY and as notified by the State Government for the year 2021-22 were Agra, Baghpat, Etawah, Farrukhabad, Gorakhpur, Hamirpur, Kasganj, Mathura and Prayagraj. Gap districts for Uttar Pradesh notified for 2022-23 were Mau, Baghpat, Barabanki, Bulandshahr, Kannauj and Kushi Nagar.
Senior citizen homes (old age homes) under Integrated Programme for Senior Citizens(IPSrC), a component of AVYAY, are provided in gap districts, i.e. districts not having senior citizen homes which includes senior citizen homes not being maintained even by the State Government. Such information is obtained by this Ministry from the respective States/ UTs on the basis of which, applications are invited from eligible organisations on e-Anudaan portal only. Organisations are then selected on the basis of documents provided by them, and also the recommendation of the respective State/ UT Government.KPSC Notes brings Prelims and Mains programs for KPSC Prelims and KPSC Mains Exam preparation. Various Programs initiated by KPSC Notes are as follows:-
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