Former Australian PM Scott Morrison took on five secret ministerial roles during covid 

 Australian Prime Minister Albanese said Morrison had been operating in secret, keeping the Australian people in the dark and misleading Parliament over who was in charge of what portfolios.

published on : 16th August 2022

BPCL to put Rs 1.4 lakh crore in petrochemicals, gas business 

India’s second-biggest oil refining and marketing company will invest Rs 1.4 lakh crore in petrochemicals, city gas and clean energy in the next five years. 

published on : 16th August 2022

Ana de Armas: There's no need for female James Bond

Fans have been calling for a film spin-off for de Armas's 007 character Paloma, whose parting line in 'No Tim to Die' was: "Next time stay longer.

published on : 20th July 2022

Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons traces found in air of Chennai's Tiruvottiyur

A CPCL spokesperson said that the entire pipeline system inside CPCL integrity was checked and there was no leakage.

published on : 18th July 2022

Suspected gas leak sparks scare citizens in Chennai's Tiruvottiyur, Manali

CPCL suspected to be at fault as residents complain of breathlessness and strong pungent smell similar to that of LPG over past 10 days

published on : 15th July 2022

India's fuel consumption jumps 18 per cent in June

A rise in demand for fuels can be attributed to an increase in mobility and the reopening of the economy post the Covid pandemic.

published on : 9th July 2022

OPEC secretary-general Mohammad Barkindo dies at 63

Barkindo's death came as a surprise to industry insiders as his second term as head of OPEC was set to end in three weeks on July 31, the post he's held for six years since 2016.

published on : 6th July 2022

Trade deficit hits fresh high in June on coal, gold, oil imports

The trade deficit majorly burgeoned on account of high coal imports, which witnessed a growth of 242%, followed by gold and petroleum at 169% and 94.2%, respectively.

published on : 5th July 2022

'HAL better placed to join hands with any foreign aerospace major for MRFA project': Madhavan

The government is moving forward to procure 114 jets for the IAF at a whopping cost of USD 20 billion, billed as one of the world's biggest military acquisition programmes in recent years.

published on : 3rd July 2022

BMTC worried over fuel supply, but says bus frequency won’t be affected

BMTC Managing Director G Sathyavathi added that at the moment, they have stock to last around 4-5 days and the services are running as per schedule.

published on : 28th June 2022

'Selected vendor for multi-role fighter aircraft programme will have to ensure tech transfer': IAF

In April 2019, the IAF issued an RFI (Request for Information), or initial tender, to acquire 114 jets at a cost of around USD 18 billion (one billion is equal to 100 crore).

published on : 27th June 2022

Sri Lanka hikes fuel prices by LKR 50 and diesel by LKR 60 as filling stations go dry

Power Minister Kanchana Wijesekera requested citizens not to line up for fuel and announced the closure of refinery operations till the arrival of the next shipment of crude.

published on : 26th June 2022

Dry fuel stations spark concerns across Tamil Nadu, consumers hit hard

While dealers said that they are not getting adequate supply from oil majors, Petroleum Ministry officials assured that there is enough stock.

published on : 17th June 2022

India's exports rise 20.55% to USD 38.94 bn in May; trade deficit at record USD 24.29 bn

Imports during May 2022 grew by 62.83 per cent to USD 63.22 billion. Petroleum and crude oil imports during May 2022 surged 102.72 per cent to USD 19.2 billion.

published on : 15th June 2022

BPCL stops all disinvestment-related activities after government puts off privatisation

The move by the central government to call off the expression of interest followed two out of the three bidders walking out. BPCL had in April last year opened a virtual data room.

published on : 8th June 2022

Commercial LPG price cut by Rs 135 from June 1, no respite for domestic users

After the respite, the rate for a commercial LPG cylinder in Kolkata is now Rs 2322, Rs 2171.50 in Mumbai, and Rs 2373 in Chennai.

published on : 1st June 2022

Petroleum subsidy drops 91 per cent in FY22

Government introduced LPG subsidy with direct benefit transfer (DBTL) or PAHAL scheme on June 1, 2013

published on : 1st June 2022

Dealers stop buying petroleum products in Puducherry from oil companies

As part of nationwide protests, dealers reimbursement of the losses they suffered due to sudden cut in excise duty by the Central government.

published on : 1st June 2022

Public sector sell-offs flounder on scams, lack of will 

The Union government has called off its privatisation process for high-profile Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) following 2 of the 3 bidders backing out.

published on : 29th May 2022

South Indian movies save me from not doing bad Bollywood films: Sonu Sood

The actor also said that post the COVID pandemic (i.e. when his philanthropic work made news), he has been offered positive roles and he is happy about it.

published on : 28th May 2022
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