Reliance: News

05 Mar 2021


NewsBytes Briefing: Reliance is gunning for low-cost laptops, and more

After upending the telecom space with Jio, Reliance has now got its sights on the laptop segment. Like the JioPhone, the Indian conglomerate is rumored to be working on an Android-based low-cost laptop dubbed the JioBook.

18 Jan 2021


Soon, Reliance may let you order groceries from WhatsApp

Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Retail Ltd. is reportedly working toward embedding JioMart into WhatsApp within the next six months. The move will allow 400-million Indian WhatsApp users to address their grocery needs from neighboring outlets through Ambani's hyperlocal e-commerce platform.

29 Dec 2020

Mukesh Ambani

Farmers protest: Over 1,500 mobile towers damaged, Captain issues warning

The agitation of Farmers took a pernicious turn when protesters started damaging mobile towers to register an objection against Reliance Jio, owned by business tycoon Mukesh Ambani.

23 Dec 2020

Reliance Jio

Reliance set to relaunch JioPhone next year

The COVID-19 pandemic has given a completely new perspective on the use of smartphones in India. This has prompted Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries to relaunch its 4G feature phone in the next quarter.

15 Nov 2020


Reliance buys 96% stake in Urban Ladder for Rs. 182cr

Reliance Retail Ventures Limited (RRVL), a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL), has acquired a majority stake in online furniture retailer Urban Ladder, the company announced on Sunday.

26 Oct 2020


Future Group, Reliance ignore ruling to hold $3.4bn deal

The Future Group on Monday said that it was examining an order to stall a Rs. 24,713 crore (approximately $3.4 billion) asset sale to Reliance Industries Limited (RIL).

30 Sep 2020

Mukesh Ambani

Reliance Retail scores Rs. 3,675cr from General Atlantic: Details here

The retail venture of Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries is going all guns blazing to take on Amazon and Walmart in India.

28 Sep 2020

Reliance Jio

Jio appears to be blocking Twitch streams in India

Telecom giant Reliance Jio appears to be blocking Twitch streams in India.

30 Aug 2020

Mukesh Ambani

What does Reliance and Future Group deal mean for India

In a major move, Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries has announced the decision to buy businesses of Kishore Biyani-promoted Future Group for Rs. 24,713 crore.

20 Aug 2020

Mukesh Ambani

Chemist body opposes Reliance's acquisition of Netmeds: Here's why

Yesterday, Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries had announced the acquisition of online pharmacy Netmeds, along with its subsidiaries and parent company, to scale up its e-commerce play.

19 Aug 2020

Mukesh Ambani

NewsBytes Briefing: Reliance buys Netmeds, SpaceX's biggest fund-raise, and more

In the last few hours, renowned tech giants took major strides.

19 Aug 2020

Reliance Jio

Now, JioPhone users can make UPI payments: Here's how

In the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic, millions of Indians, including small business owners, have started transacting digitally.

17 Aug 2020

Mukesh Ambani

Reliance could buy Milkbasket, Urban Ladder in e-commerce push

As Amazon and Flipkart continue to take long strides in the Indian e-commerce segment, Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries is also looking to grow its online footprint.

13 Aug 2020


NewsBytes Briefing: Reliance could back TikTok's business, and more

In the updates since last night, TikTok's parent company ByteDance was reported to have approached Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries for a potential investment in the video service's India business.

15 Jul 2020

Mukesh Ambani

Is Reliance's new 'Jio Glass' worth the hype?

During Reliance's first 'virtual' Annual General Meeting, Mukesh Ambani, the Chairman of the conglomerate, shared a lot about his oil-to-telecom businesses.

15 Jul 2020

Mukesh Ambani

Reliance AGM: Google invests Rs. 33,737cr; Jio Glass; 5G plans

Google will be investing Rs. 33,737 crore ($4.5 billion) in Reliance Industries' telecom-to-digital entity Jio Platforms.

05 Jul 2020


#WeeklyRecap: India bans Chinese apps, JioMeet launches, Gmail suffers outage

This week, a number of developments were noted in the world of tech, but the story that drew the most attention was the ban imposed by India on 59 Chinese apps.

03 Jul 2020

Mukesh Ambani

JioMeet, Reliance's free Zoom rival, is now available in India

After a nearly three-month-long fundraising spree, Mukesh Ambani's telecom-to-digital entity Reliance Jio Platforms is expanding its footprint to step into the arena of video-conferencing.

03 Jul 2020

Mukesh Ambani

Jio Platforms scores Rs. 1,894 crore investment from Intel

Jio Platforms, the entity that holds the telecom and digital businesses of Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has scored another big investment.

18 Jun 2020

Mukesh Ambani

Jio Platforms scores another investment: $1.5bn from Saudi Arabia's PIF

Mukesh Ambani's Jio Platforms has scored yet another multi-billion-dollar investment.

05 Jun 2020

Abu Dhabi

Ambani's Jio Platforms scores another investment: $1.2 billion from Mubadala

In another multi-billion-dollar deal, Jio Platforms, the company holding the telecom and digital businesses of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has agreed to raise Rs. 9,093.6 crore from Mubadala, an Abu Dhabi-based sovereign investor.

01 Jun 2020

Reliance Industries

COVID-19 outbreak: Reliance starts manufacturing 'affordable PPE' for frontline workers

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to spike in India, Reliance Industries is racing to manufacture protective gear for workers on the frontline.

25 May 2020

Navi Mumbai

Reliance JioMart now live across 200 Indian cities: Details here

The lockdown enforced to contain the outbreak of COVID-19 has surged the demand for home delivery of essentials, giving a significant boost to the business of e-grocers like Bigbasket and Grofers.

22 May 2020

Mukesh Ambani

Jio Platforms raises Rs. 11,367 crore from KKR: Details here

Jio Platforms, the company holding the telecom and digital businesses of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has raised Rs. 11,367 crore ($1.5 billion) from US-based equity firm KKR.

17 May 2020

Reliance Industries

Jio Platforms raises Rs. 6,598 crore from General Atlantic

Jio Platforms, the entity holding telecom and digital businesses of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has raised Rs. 6,598 crore ($869.8 million) from US-based private equity firm General Atlantic.

08 May 2020


Jio Platforms raises Rs. 11,367 crore from Vista Equity

Jio Platforms, the entity holding telecom and digital businesses of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has raised Rs. 11,367 crore from US-based private equity firm Vista Equity Partners.

04 May 2020

Mukesh Ambani

Jio Platforms gets Rs. 5,655 crore investment from Silver Lake

Jio Platforms, the entity housing telecom and digital businesses of Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries, has picked up Rs. 5,655 crore ($747 million) in investment from US-based private equity firm Silver Lake.

03 May 2020


#LeakAlert: Data from Jio's COVID-19 symptom checker exposed online

Soon after the COVID-19 outbreak, technology companies around the world began launching triage tools to help their customers check themselves for coronavirus.

27 Apr 2020

Navi Mumbai

Reliance's JioMart goes live on WhatsApp: Details here

In a bid to simplify the process of buying groceries and daily essentials, Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has launched its JioMart service on WhatsApp.

22 Apr 2020


Facebook invests $5.7 billion (Rs. 43,574 crore) in Jio

Finally, Facebook has confirmed the long-rumored plan of teaming up with Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries.

16 Apr 2020


Reliance and Facebook could team up for WeChat-like "super app"

Social media giant Facebook and Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) could soon team up for a WeChat-like "super app".

12 Apr 2020

Reliance Jio

Amid increased strain, Reliance Jio increases JioFiber network capacity

Reliance Jio has increased the network capacity of its JioFiber fiber-to-the-home broadband service in the Delhi/NCR region. The move aims to cope up with increased data usage during the lockdown period and provide reliable connectivity to all its users in the region.

02 Apr 2020

Reliance Jio

Amid lockdown, JioPhone users get validity extension, free calling minutes

Reliance Jio is pulling out all the stops to help its customers amid the ongoing 21-day lockdown imposed in India to contain the coronavirus.

27 Mar 2020

Mukesh Ambani

Mukesh Ambani to Anand Mahindra, corporates join fight against coronavirus

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep across countries, the Government of India is doing everything possible to control the spread of the disease, while combating the wide-range of problems stemming from it.

26 Mar 2020


Coronavirus: Odisha plans India's largest hospital dedicated to COVID-19 patients

The Eastern state of Odisha plans to set up two hospitals, dedicated to treating patients of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

25 Mar 2020

Reliance Jio

JioFiber to offer free broadband connections to new users

As part of Reliance's #CoronaHaaregaIndiaJeetega initiative, JioFiber has announced that it will offer free broadband connectivity to new users where its services are active. However, it will be a basic connection, providing a speed of up to 10Mbps.

Hardik Pandya hits 158* in DY Patil T20 Cup

Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya has continued to gain rapid strides to highlight his importance.

17 Feb 2020


Jio Fiber regains top rank in Netflix ISP Index

Reliance's FTTH service, Jio Fiber, has beaten the likes of Airtel Xstream Fiber, Spectra, and 7 Star Digital to regain the top spot in Netflix's ISP Speed Index.

04 Feb 2020


Here's how Reliance Jio customers can avoid paying IUC

Last October, Reliance Jio started charging its customers 6 paise per minute as Interconnect Usage Charge (IUC) for all outgoing voice calls made to non-Jio mobile numbers.

31 Dec 2019

Reliance Jio

All you need to know about Reliance's grocery business, JioMart

In a major move, Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has launched 'JioMart,' an e-commerce venture to deliver groceries.

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