Mukesh Ambani

Mukesh Ambani is the Chairman and MD of India's largest private sector company, RIL (Reliance Industries Limited). His company deals in refining, petrochemicals, oil & gas sectors, and retailing. He was born on April 19, 1957, in Yemen. He is the son of Dhirubhai Ambani and Kokilaben Ambani and elder brother of Anil Ambani. In 2015, Mukesh launched Jio, his own 4G network.

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

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.

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

03 Jul 2020

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.

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

03 Jul 2020

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.

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

18 Jun 2020

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.

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

05 Jun 2020

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.

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

01 Jun 2020

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.

#WeeklyRecap: Trump targets Twitter, SpaceX-NASA historic mission, JioMart, and more

31 May 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Trump targets Twitter, SpaceX-NASA historic mission, JioMart, and more

This week, we saw plenty of developments in the tech world.

Reliance JioMart now live across 200 Indian cities: Details here

25 May 2020

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.

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

22 May 2020

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.

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

17 May 2020

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.

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

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.

Coronavirus wiped nearly a quarter of Indian billionaires' wealth: Forbes

06 May 2020

Coronavirus wiped nearly a quarter of Indian billionaires' wealth: Forbes

The outbreak of COVID-19, which has claimed over 2.5 lakh lives and put a third of the world's population under lockdown, has wrecked economies completely.

Our guarding angels: Neetu Kapoor thanks Ambanis for support

05 May 2020

Our guarding angels: Neetu Kapoor thanks Ambanis for support

Days after legendary actor Rishi Kapoor's demise, his wife Neetu Kapoor has been thanking people who supported them during the actor's hard-fought battle with cancer.

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

04 May 2020

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.

Reliance's JioMart goes live on WhatsApp: Details here

27 Apr 2020

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.

#WeeklyRecap: OnePlus 8, iPhone SE launched, Cognizant hacked, and more

19 Apr 2020

#WeeklyRecap: OnePlus 8, iPhone SE launched, Cognizant hacked, and more

This week, despite the evolving COVID-19 crisis, notable developments were made in the world of tech.

Coronavirus outbreak: Sundar Pichai donates Rs. 5 crore to GiveIndia

13 Apr 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Sundar Pichai donates Rs. 5 crore to GiveIndia

Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Alphabet and Google, has donated Rs. 5 crore to support COVID-19 relief efforts in India.

Amid coronavirus crisis, this Indian business tycoon is growing richer

08 Apr 2020

Amid coronavirus crisis, this Indian business tycoon is growing richer

The outbreak of coronavirus, and the ongoing nation-wide lockdown to prevent it from growing worse, has disrupted businesses so much that their leaders and investors are bleeding money.

#CoronavirusImpact: Mukesh Ambani lost $300 million/day in two months

07 Apr 2020

#CoronavirusImpact: Mukesh Ambani lost $300 million/day in two months

The outbreak of coronavirus over the last two months has left economies reeling, business disrupted, and people jobless.

#Coronavirus: Reliance Industries commits Rs. 500 crore to PM-CARES Fund

30 Mar 2020

#Coronavirus: Reliance Industries commits Rs. 500 crore to PM-CARES Fund

Reliance Industries Limited has committed Rs. 500 crore to PM's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) Fund to help the nation combat COVID-19 as the deadly novel coronavirus continues to wreak havoc across the country and the globe.

Tata Group commits Rs. 1,500 crore to combat coronavirus outbreak

28 Mar 2020

Tata Group commits Rs. 1,500 crore to combat coronavirus outbreak

Tata Group has pledged a donation of Rs. 1,500 crore to support India's fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Mukesh Ambani to Anand Mahindra, corporates join fight against coronavirus

27 Mar 2020

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.

MyJio can tell if you're at risk of coronavirus disease

27 Mar 2020

MyJio can tell if you're at risk of coronavirus disease

As the number of coronavirus cases continues to increase in India, Reliance Jio is doing its bit to help people screen themselves for the disease.

Facebook likely to acquire 10% stake in Reliance Jio

26 Mar 2020

Facebook likely to acquire 10% stake in Reliance Jio

After Meesho and Unacademy, Facebook is looking to invest in Reliance Jio to make another big move in the Indian market.

Bezos launches $10 billion-worth 'Earth fund' to fight climate change

18 Feb 2020

Bezos launches $10 billion-worth 'Earth fund' to fight climate change

In order to tackle the problem of climate change, Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, has announced the plan to create a new 'Earth Fund' and invest $10 billion in it.

Is there no law in country: SC asks telecom companies

14 Feb 2020

Is there no law in country: SC asks telecom companies

The Supreme Court was mighty furious on Friday and issued show-cause notices to telecom companies over their failure to clear Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) dues.

Auto Expo 2020: Jio's connected car tech takes center stage

06 Feb 2020

Auto Expo 2020: Jio's connected car tech takes center stage

As Indians are witnessing mind-boggling cars in the ongoing Auto Expo 2020, the biggest motor show of the country, telecom giant Reliance Jio grabbed eyeballs with a completely different thing - a connected car system.

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos visits India as traders plan protest

15 Jan 2020

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos visits India as traders plan protest

The world's richest man and Amazon Inc. boss, Jeff Bezos is in India for a three-day visit.

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

31 Dec 2019

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.

Now, Mukesh Ambani is 9th richest, ahead of Google founders

28 Nov 2019

Now, Mukesh Ambani is 9th richest, ahead of Google founders

Mukesh Ambani, the chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries, has become the 9th richest person in the world.

Reliance Jio begins electric vehicle delivery trials for e-commerce venture

16 Nov 2019

Reliance Jio begins electric vehicle delivery trials for e-commerce venture

We all know that Reliance Jio is planning to shake e-commerce space with a new venture focusing on the online-offline model.

Jio launches AI-powered 'Video Call Assistant' at IMC 2019

15 Oct 2019

Jio launches AI-powered 'Video Call Assistant' at IMC 2019

Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio has graced the Indian Mobile Congress 2019 with a revolutionary new product - Video Call Assistant.

India Rich List: Mukesh Ambani retains top-spot for 12th year

11 Oct 2019

India Rich List: Mukesh Ambani retains top-spot for 12th year

Forbes India has released its list of richest Indians and for the twelfth year in a row Reliance Industries' Chairman Mukesh Ambani remains India's wealthiest.

Jio starts charging for calls from today: Details here

11 Oct 2019

Jio starts charging for calls from today: Details here

Three years ago, Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio barged into India's telecom scene with an offering like no other - affordable 4G internet and unlimited free calls to any network in the country.

Mukesh, Nita and Ambani kids get Income Tax notices: Report

14 Sep 2019

Mukesh, Nita and Ambani kids get Income Tax notices: Report

Reliance Industries head honcho Mukesh Ambani, his wife Nita, and their three children- Akash, Anant, and Isha, have received notices from the Mumbai leg of Income Tax Department, Indian Express reported on Saturday.

Reliance Jio Fiber launches today: All you need to know

05 Sep 2019

Reliance Jio Fiber launches today: All you need to know

Reliance Jio is all set to commercially launch Jio Fiber, its fiber-to-the-home broadband service, today.

Why Reliance Jio's First-Day-First-Show irks multiplex brands?

19 Aug 2019

Why Reliance Jio's First-Day-First-Show irks multiplex brands?

At RIL's 42nd AGM earlier this week, Mukesh Ambani made several announcements including one that has perturbed the cinema exhibition sector.

#BiggestFDIDeal: Saudi Aramco invests $15 billion in Reliance's oil business

12 Aug 2019

#BiggestFDIDeal: Saudi Aramco invests $15 billion in Reliance's oil business

Mukesh Ambani, the Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries, has announced one of India's biggest FDI deals ever.

Jio Fiber roll-out from September 5, priced at Rs. 700/month

12 Aug 2019

Jio Fiber roll-out from September 5, priced at Rs. 700/month

On Monday, August 12, Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) held its 42nd Annual General Meeting in Mumbai.

JioPhone 3 to JioFiber: Everything Reliance could announce on Monday

11 Aug 2019

JioPhone 3 to JioFiber: Everything Reliance could announce on Monday

On Monday, August 12, Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) will be hosting its 42nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Mumbai.