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Modi to inaugurate 106th edition of Indian Science Congress in Punjab

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Prime MInister Narendra Modi on Thursday will inagurate the 106th edition of Indian Science Congress (ISC)-2019 in Jalandhar, Punjab and will also address a public meeting in Gurdaspur.

According to an official release, Modi will visit Punjab on January 3 and inagurate the ISC-2019.
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“In keeping with the PM’s vision to give a boost to spirit of science, technology and innovation across the country, the Prime Minister will visit Punjab on January 3 and deliver the inaugural address at the ISC-2019,” it said.

It also said that it will be the fifth ISC to be addressed by the Modi since he assumed office in 2014. In the Past, Modi has delivered inaugural address at 103rd, 104th and 105th editions of ISC in in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
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“He will then proceed to Gurdaspur in Punjab, where he will address a public rally,” it added.

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Hyderabad based GVK Group reportedly under government scanner

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Mumbai: The GVK Group, which is in locked in a legal battle with the Adani Group on stake sale in its flagship Mumbai International Airport (MIAL), on Tuesday said it has received a notice from the corporate affairs ministry (MCA), seeking some details about the airport operator.

This comes at a time when the Hyderabad-based diversified GVK Power & Infrastructure Limited, which owns 50.5 percent stake in the MIAL, is in the process of hiking its stake in the airport arm by acquiring 23.5 per cent additional stake from Bidvest and ACSA.

The MCA notice, according to sources, is based on a whistleblower complaint to MCA with regard to alleged ‘diversion of funds’ from some of the GVK Group companies.

MCA has initiated an inspection of the books of 11 entities, which include GVK Power & Infrastructure, Mumbai International Airport, GVK Jaipur Expressway Pvt and GVK Power. It has also ordered an inspection of the books of Navi Mumbai International Airport Pvt – the under construction airport at Navi Mumbai.

These companies are located in different jurisdictions — Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Rajasthan and Mumbai — of the Registrar of Companies and MCA has sent a physical inspection letter to each of these companies, sources said.

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