NEW DELHI, JUNE 03:
GAIL (India) Limited and Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today in New Delhi for cooperation in development of Trigeneration projects in India.
NEW DELHI, MAY 27 :
Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) in a bid to infuse positivity and mental well-being among Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) during this pandemic situation, hosted an interactive Webinar with one of the world's most revered spiritual leaders and founder of The Art of Living, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Chief Executives of leading PSEs including Mr Anil Kumar Chaudhary, Chairman, SAIL; Mr Pramod Agrawal, CMD, CIL; Mr Rakesh Kumar, CMD, NLCIL and Chairman, SCOPE; Dr Nalin Shinghal, CMD, BHEL and Mr Manoj Jain, CMD,GAIL.
More than one in six young people have stopped working since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic while those who remain employed have seen their working hours cut by 23 per cent, says the International Labour Organization (ILO).
NEW DELHI, MAY 13 :
SCOPE (Standing Conference of Public Enterprises), apex body of Public Sector Enterprises welcomes the economic stimulus package of the Government to spur the economic growth and build a self-reliant and resilient India.
NEW DELHI, MAY 13 :
Mr K. Vinayak Rao, Indian Railways Accounts Service (IRAS) officer of 1987 batch has taken over the charge of Member (Finance) from May 13 , 2020 on the Board of the Airports Authority of India. Prior to this appointment Mr Rao was serving as Member (Finance) in Delhi Development Authority (DDA).
NEW DELHI, MAY 03 :
Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE), the apex body of Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) successfully organised Webinar on Future of Work in the New Normal (CPSE Perspective)’ in association with Deloitte.
ILO: As job losses escalate, nearly half of global workforce at risk of losing livelihoods
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GENEVA : The continued sharp decline in working hours globally due to the COVID-19 outbreak means that 1.6 billion workers in the informal economy – that is nearly half of the global workforce – stand in immediate danger of having their livelihoods destroyed, warns the International Labour Organization (ILO).
The International Labour Organization warns that without adequate safeguards for returning workers there could be a second wave of the virus.
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GENEVA : As the pressure mounts on countries to ease their lockdown restrictions, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has urged Governments to take action to prevent and control COVID-19 in the workplace , with active involvement and dialogue with employers’ and workers’ organizations.
NEW DELHI, APRIL 26 :
Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE), the apex body of public sector enterprises (PSEs) in continuation of its endeavour for creating a conducive policy and business environment for PSEs organised an interactive webinar with Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) on ‘Ease of Doing Business Initiatives & Business Continuity Measures undertaken by MCA during COVID19’.
NEW DELHI, APRIL 21 :
Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) organised the 3rd webinar of the SCOPE Webinar Series 2020 titled 'Economic Impact of COVID-
CPSEs Perspective' with Deloitte as knowledge partner. SCOPE has recently introduced live webinars on relevant topics imperative for capacity building of Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs). Based on the overwhelming response, SCOPE will continue to host webinars to enhance competitiveness in PSEs.
NEW DELHI , APRIL 18 :
GAIL (India) is in readiness to resume construction of various hydrocarbon infrastructure projects of national importance, post lifting of the COVID-19 led lockdown. In order to kickstart the crucial infrastructure projects to enable expansion of the gas based economy, GAIL along with its Subsidiary and JV companies has chalked out catch-up plans for various locations and work fronts to ensure timely completion and avoid any slippages.
Susana Puerto (ILO Research and Technical Specialist) and Kee Kim (ILO Macro-Economic and Employment Policies Specialist)
The COVID-19 emergency is affecting almost everyone in the world, regardless of age, income or country. However, young people are likely to be particularly hard hit by the economic fallout of the crisis. Find out five reasons why.
NEW DELHI, APRIL 12 :
Employees of Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE), the apex organisation of Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) in India contributed their one- day salary to the PM CARES Fund, to combat the COVID 19 epidemic. It is the privilege of SCOPE to partake in the nation's resolve to overcome the biggest calamity of recent times.
"Feeling down? You know what I do. I step outside. I look at the birds, the cars, the trees, from a safe distance for everyone's sake. Soak it in! Look around. YOU ARE STILL HERE! You are healthy and take heart. YOU are doing your patriotic duty staying home! YOU got this!"
― Johnny Corn
NEW DELHI, APRIL 11 :
Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi today interacted with Chief Ministers of all states via video conferencing to strategize ahead for tackling COVID-19. This was the third such interaction of the Prime Minister with the Chief Ministers, the earlier ones had been held on 2nd April and 20th March, 2020.
By Christiane Wiskow and Maren Hopfe, Sectoral Policies Department
In many cities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak a nightly ritual has been taking place whereby people applaud and bang pots and pans from their windows and their balconies to show gratitude to the many health workers braving the battle against COVID-19.
NEW DELHI, MARCH 31 :
The COVID- 19 pandemic is a cause of great concern while the whole nation is locked down, PowerGrid, the Central Transmission Utility (CTU) of India, has been ensuring uninterrupted 24x7 power supply.
NEW DELHI, MARCH 30 :
The outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic in India and the across the world is a matter of great concern for the entire human race. While the entire nation is fighting against the spread of this fatal Corona virus by staying at home, maintaining social distancing, ONGC and its energy soldiers are functioning 24x7 to ensure production and delivery of oil and gas, one of the most essential need to the citizens of the country.
NEW DELHI, MARCH 29 :
"Many soldiers fighting the Coronavirus are not in the confines of their homes but outside their homes. These are our frontline soldiers-especially our brothers and sisters on duty as nurses, doctors and paramedical staff. I spoke to some of them to express my gratitude for their service and to keep their zeal going. Their sincerity and commitment also helps me in keeping up my spirits "
The Corona virus pandemic is not just a medical crisis, but a social and economic one too, says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder. If our response is to be effective it must take into account all these factors, and be delivered in a co-ordinated, global way. In particular, it must answer the needs of the most vulnerable.
GENEVA : The Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Guy Ryder, has welcomed the commitment of the G20 leaders as an important first step in constructing a truly global response to the unprecedented challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic .
NEW DELHI, MARCH 24 :
Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi called for a complete lockdown of the entire nation for the next 21 days beginning at midnight tonight in an effort to contain the COVID-19 Pandemic.
NEW DELHI, MARCH 15 :
Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi interacted with the leaders of the SAARC countries through video conference to chart out a common strategy in order to combat COVID-19 in the region.
HYDERABAD , MARCH 13 :
K.T Rama Rao, Minister for Industries &Commerce, Government of Telangana, inaugurated “Wings India 2020”, Asia’s largest civil aviation event today at Begumpet Airport, Hyderabad in the presence of Mr M K Rao, Minister of Civil Aviation, Puducherry, Mr Arvind Singh, Chairman, AAI and Mrs Usha Padhee, Joint Secretary, Minister of Civil Aviation, GoI.
NEW DELHI, MARCH 09 :
Airports Authority of India's continuous thrust on enhanced passenger convenience and superlative services has been yielding results year after year. In continuation to the glorious tradition of providing excellent services to its customers and passion for providing world-class airports by AAI, Four AAI airportsChandigarh,Mangaluru, Trivandrum and Lucknow are yet again adjudged the best in the world in recently announced ASQ awards for the year 2019.
NEW DELHI, MARCH 09 :
Airports Authority of India’s continuous thrust on enhanced passenger convenience and superlative services has been yielding results year after year. In continuation to the glorious tradition of providing excellent services to its customers and passion for providing world-class airports by AAI, Four AAI airportsChandigarh,Mangaluru, Trivandrum and Lucknow are yet again adjudged the best in the world in recently announced ASQ awards for the year 2019. These airports won 10 awards in four categories.
DURGAPUR(West Bengal), FEBRUARY 29 :
GAIL Director (Finance) Mri A K Tiwari today reviewed project progress of the 'Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga' pipeline project and met Analysts and Investors here to brief them about the project. 23 Analysts and Investors visited various sites of Jagdishpur - Haldia & Bokaro - Dhamra (JHBDPL) project to have an insight of the physical progress of the project.
NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 27 :
GAIL (India) has been striving to play a significant role in providing "Clean energy & Beyond" for better environment and sustainable living considering "Environmental Responsibility" is one of the core elements of its vision statement.Towards this, end GAIL (India) has taken up the onlineinitiative called#GreenDriveWithNaturalGas to create awareness among the Indian masses about greener mobility through the use of Natural Gas as cleaner fuel option along with other cleaner mobility solutions
NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 26 :
Union Minister of Home Affairs Mr Amit Shah today chaired a meeting on the prevailing situation in Delhi. The Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Mr Anil Baijal and the Chief Minister of Delhi Mr Arvind Kejriwal were also present, along with senior officials and representatives of political parties.
NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 25 :
Trade and investment relations between India and the US have received a major boost from the historic visit of President Donald Trump to different Indian cities, concluding with signing of major deals in New Delhi, ASSOCHAM secretary general, Mr Deepak Sood said today.
NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 24 :
As part of its efforts to transform the company into a Future-Ready Global Engineering Organisation, BHEL has launched a companywide ‘Quality First’ initiative to put in place state-of-the-art processes, for making quality a hallmark of the company’s products and services.
NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 23 :
The Vice President of India, Mr M. Venkaiah Naidu called upon the scientist and researchers to come up with new innovations and ideas to find solutions to the challenges faced by the Indian farmers.
NEW DELHI, India, FEBRUARY 20 :
AjnaLens by Dimension NXG launched a breakthrough mixed-reality wearable 'AjnaBolt', a military-grade AI-powered glasses at the ongoing DefExpo 2020 at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
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NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 20 :
Mitsubishi Electric , electric and electronic equipment company working towards a sustainable society, has extended Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative to 5 Government Schools around Chandigarh.
NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 14 : :Airports Authority of India (AAI) signed three Concession Agreements today for Operations, Management and Development of Ahmedabad, Lucknow and Mangaluru airports through PPP mode with the Concessionaires i.e. Adani Ahmedabad International Airport Ltd, Adani Lucknow International Airport Ltd and Adani Mangaluru International Airport Ltd respectively.
NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 13 :
Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (PowerGrid), a Maharatna CPSE, under Ministry of Power, signed MoU with National Foundation for Communal Harmony (NFCH) for providing assistance for the rehabilitation of child victims of communal, caste, ethnic or terrorist violence, with special reference to their care, education and training besides promoting communal harmony, fraternity and national integration in Assam, Manipur and Chhattisgarh under its CSR initiative.
NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 12 :
Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PowerGrid), a 'Maharatna' Company under Ministry of Power, Government of India and the 'Central Transmission Utility (CTU)' of India signed an MoU with Kendriya Sainik Board (KSB), a nodal organization of the Ministry of Defence, Government of India on February 12, 2020, for contribution to Armed Forces Flag Day Fund (AFFDF) with the objective of education grant for Children of Ex-Servicemen, Martyrs and their widows, under its CSR initiative.
NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 12:
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has signed an MoU with Joint Stock Company 'Rosoboronexport', Russia during the 5th India Russia Military Industrial conference held in Lucknow.
NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 11 :
Interacting with Vice President Mr M Venkaiah Naidu in Chairman’s Chamber in Rajya Sabha on February 11, 2020, senior ONGC Officials along with CMD Mr Shashi Shanker, apprised the Vice-President of ONGC`s offshore and onshore projects in Krishna Godavari Basin and Rajamundry. An estimated investment of Rs 68,000 crore in offshore projects and Rs 10,000 crore in onshore projects has been lined up by the ONGC in Andhra Pradesh.
NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 10 :
GAIL (India) Limited registered 18 per cent growth in Profit after Tax (PAT) in Q3 of FY20 to Rs. 1,251 crore as against Rs. 1,064 crore in Q2 FY20. Profit before Tax (PBT) witnessed growth of 22 per cent at Rs 1,872 crore and Gross Margin witnessed growth of 19 per cent at Rs. 2,385 crore.
NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 10 :
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned two units of 4x150 MW Kameng Hydroelectric Project (HEP) in Arunachal Pradesh. Notably, this is the largest unit rating (150 MW) for hydro power generating sets in the state of Arunachal Pradesh.
NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 10 :
The Vice President of India, and Chairman of Rajya Sabha Mr M Venkaiah Naidu expressed deep anguish over the recent happenings in certain legislatures and Parliament with members resorting to acrimonious behavior.
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan :
The systematic and systemic use of child labour and forced labour in Uzbekistan's cotton industry has come to an end, according to a new International Labour Organization (ILO) report .
`NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 04 :
Airports Authority of India (AAI) is hosting 36thSatellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) Interoperability Working Group (IWG) meet from February 04 to February 07, 2020 at Aloft Hotel, Aerocity, New Delhi.
NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 01 :
Vinod Kumar Singh has assumed the charge of Director (Personnel) of Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID) on 1st February, 2020. Prior to his joining as Director (Personnel), he worked as Senior General Manager (Human Resource Development) handling flagship projects such as Capacity Building, restructuring policies & procedures for NER States, strategic alliances pertaining to Learning & Development for employees as well as external customers.
NEW DELHI,JANUARY 31 :
:Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PowerGridd) , ‘Maharatna’ Company under Ministry of Power, GoI and the ‘Central Transmission Utility (CTU)’ of the country, has posted a Profit After Tax of ₹2,673 Crore and Total Income of ₹9,497 Crore for the third quarter (Oct-Dec, 2019) on standalone basis.
NEW DELHI, JANUARY 29:
The Vice President of India, Mr M Venkaiah Naidu today underscored the need for global cooperation for early detection of new viruses and to contain any serious fallout from outbreak of epidemics.
NEWDELHI, JANUARY 27 :
In order to share knowledge and experience about cutting edge digital technologies among India’s oil and gas companies, GAIL (India) Limited today organised an Industry Meet on Digital Transformation here.
NEW DELHI, JANUARY 26 :
Punjab National Bank (PNB) celebrated India's 71st Republic Day on January 26th 2020. The auspicious occasion was celebrated at the PNB headquarters, where Punjab National Bank MD &CEO ,Mr CH.S.S. Mallikarjuna Rao hoisted the National Flag.
NEW DELHI, JANUARY 24 :
Mr L.V. Prabhakar Executive Director, Punjab National Bank , has been appointed as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Canara Bank with effect from date of assumption of office on or after February 01,.2020.
Mr L. V. Prabhakar assumed the office of Executive Director of Punjab National Bank on March 01, 2018.
NEW DELHI, JANUARY 20 :
The Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, today, interacted with students as part of Pariksha Pe Charcha 3.0 at Talkatora Stadium, New Delhi. 50 Divyang students also took part in the interaction programme.
NEW DELHI, JANUARY 17 :
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday suggested the inclusion of the life stories of Veer Savarkar and other heroes of the freedom struggle from different parts of the country, in school textbooks.
NEW DELHI, JANUARY 15 :
Airports Authority of India (AAI) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Himachal Pradesh (GoHP)for the development of a Greenfield Airport at Nagchala near Mandi in Himachal Pradesh.
NEW DELHI, JANUARY 14 :
Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel Shri Dharmendra Pradhan today flagged off 3121st Bulk LPG Tanker Truck and participated in the Special National Vendor Development Program on Petroleum & Steel sectors for SC/ST Entrepreneurs, organised by Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DICCI).
NEW DELHI, JANUARY 10 :
In a bid to encourage Start-Ups operating in the area of renewable and alternate energy sources like Compressed Bio Gas production, GAIL (India) Limited has opened its 4th round of applications for Solicitation of Investment Proposals from Start-Ups operating in the sphere.
NEW DELHI, JANUARY 09 :
Expressing serious concern over rising money power eroding the credibility of the country's democratic polity, Vice President of India and Chairman of Rajya Sabha, Mr M. Venkaiah Naidu has called for effective laws of Parliament in quick time and simultaneous polls to check the menace.
NEW DELHI, JANUARY 08 :
Giving a major boost to development of natural gas grid in North East India, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi, today approved Viability Gap Funding/ Capital Grant of 60 per cent of the estimated cost of Rs. 9,265 crore for the project to Indradhanush Gas Grid Limited (IGGL).
NEW DELHI, JANUARY 08 :
Airports Authority of India (AAI) being the sole Air Navigation Service (ANS) provider and operator of airports across the country is consistently endeavouring with all required programmes and SOPs to meet the commitment for reduction of carbon emissions and sustainable development by implementing cost effective carbon mitigation action to conserve environment and reduce adverse impact on society, community and ecosystem, thus contributing to national sustainable development goals.
NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 31 :
Chhattisgarh Amateur Kho-kho Association organized the 53rd Senior National Kho-kho Championship (Men & Women) 2019-20 from December 26 to 30 , 2019 in the premises of Allons Public School, Bemetara, (50 kilometers from Raipur) in Chhattisgarh.
NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 30 :
The Vice President, Mr M. Venkaiah Naidu today called for the creation of a caste-less society and said that the nation we aim to build must give equal opportunities to everyone to reach their full potential and lead fulfilling lives.
NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 30:
Mr . Hardeep Singh Puri,Honourable Minister of State for Civil Aviation, today handed over the first ever licence to air traffic controller of Airports Authority of India (AAI)at a ceremony held in Ministry of Civil Aviation, at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, New Delhi.
NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 29 :
The Vice President of India, Mr M Venkaiah Naidu has called for an enlightened and constructive debate on issues such as CAA, NRC and NPR and urged the people to study in-depth and fully understand the background before reacting to any issue.
NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 27 :
Suresh N. Borkar, General Manager- Vigilance, on promotion has been appointed as Executive Director-Vigilance, at Corporate headquarters Airports Authority of India, New Delhi and taken over charge on 20th December 2019.
NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 24 :
OIL and Natural Gas Corporation(ONGC) has been declared as the Winner of 'Golden Peacock Award for Risk Management' for 2019, by the Awards Jury of Institute of Directors (IOD), India.
NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 23 :
Airports Authority of India – Airport Fire Service (AFS) has shown its strong presence in 2nd All India Fire Service Games (AIFSG) held on December 19-22 , 2019 at Lucknow competing against 800 athletes of 24 different fire service organizations which included State Fire Services, Private Airports & PSUs.
NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 17 :
New India will be an innovation and knowledge hub Delivers 6th Rabindranath Tagore Memorial Lecture in Delhi Need to bring in elements of spontaneity, creativity and aesthetic sensibility into education system - VP Calls for cultural renaissance and stresses the need to protect and promote Indian civilizational values and traditions.
NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 16 :
Energy Maharatna Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) adder another glory to its kitty, bagging S&P Platts Global Energy Award 2019 for Corporate Social Responsibility - Diversified Program. ONGC is the only Indian company to bag honors from Platts this time across all categories.
NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 15 :
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) launched an All-India Toll-Free 24X7 Helpline Number – 1800-1800-088 – during the inaugural session of the Security Awareness Week 2019 at Deendayal Urja Bhawan Delhi on 13 December 2019.
NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 14 :
The Vice President of India, Mr M Venkaiah Naidu today said that India would always be grateful to Sardar Patel for ensuring that every state and citizen had a stake in the developmental process of the independent nation.
MUMBAI, DECEMBER 14 :
Mr B C Tripathi, former Chairman & Managing Director of GAIL (India) was honoured the 'Best CEO' in the publics sector Undertakings category at the Business Today Best CEO Awards. The award was presented by Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel,Mr Dharmendra Pradhan yesterday.
NEW DELHI, D ECEMBER 13 :
Responding to a clarion call of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to industry to participate in the development of Jammu and Kashmir, ASSOCHAM opened its office at Jammu. The office was inaugurated by Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu. ASSOCHAM reiterated its commitment to partner with the government, seeking to launch investment initiatives in the re-organised Union Territory, focussing on tourism and industrial development.
NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 05 :
Two sportspersons of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Kirpal Singh and Suresh Kumar, have won Gold medals for India in the South Asian Games underway in Kathmandu (Nepal).
NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 04 :
AIRPORTS Authority of India (AAI) has signed a training agreement with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for online course on 'Overview of the Air Transport System'.
NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 03 :
The 3rd ONGC Para Games 2019 was inaugurated by Minister of State, Cooperation, Sports, Youth and Cultural Activities (Independent Charge) Transport (State Minister), Government of Gujarat Mr Ishwarsinh Patel on December 03, 2019 at Sports Authority of India Centre, Gandhinagar.
NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 03 :
Energy major Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) received the Federation of Indian Petroleum Industries (FIPI) Oil & Gas Exploration Company of the Year 2019 Award on December 02, 2019. The Energy Maharatna was conferred the coveted award for being the leading performer in Exploration, while complying with the norms of occupational health and safety.
NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 02 :
Airports Authority of India (AAI) is hosting workshop on integration of Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) with Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) from December 02 to 4, 2019. The objective of the workshop is to promote awareness of the concepts of ATFM and ACDM and highlight the ACDM-ATFM integration benefits. Representatives from Asia Pacific, Mid East and African Region States are participating in the workshop.
NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 30 :
Kalyanmayee, (AAIWWA) - Airports Authority of India`s Women Welfare Association in association with AAIAF (AAI Artist Forum), FIPA (Forum of Indian Photographers and Artists) and IAA (Indian Aviation Academy) is organizing an Art Exhibition Prerna-3.
NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 26 :
World-leading smartphone brand OPPO held its overseas launch for the all-new ColorOS 7 today in New Delhi, India, marking the first time that OPPO has launched the custom Android-based operating system (OS) outside of China.
NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 23 :
AIRPORTS Authority of India`s Sports Promotion Board, is organizing an All India AAI Relay Cycle Expedition 2019-2020 from November 23, , 2019 to December 12, 2019 with an objective to spread awareness on cleanliness.
Shri Anuj Aggarwal, Member (HR) in presence of Shri I N Murthy, Member, Operations, AAI and other senior officials flagged off this cycle expedition from AAI`s Corporate Headquarters, Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan.