Tuesday, December 30, 2014

PIYUSH GOYAL - पियूष गोयल

Piyush Goyal is the Hon’ble Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy in the Government of India. He is currently a Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) and was earlier the National Treasurer of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He headed the BJP's Information Communication Campaign Committee and oversaw the publicity and advertising campaign of the party including the social media outreach for the Indian General Elections 2014.

He is the son of Late Shri Ved Prakash Goyal who had served as a Union Minister for shipping in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee cabinet and was also the treasurer of Bhartiya Janta Party for a long time.

He has had a strong academic record - all-India second rank holder Chartered Accountant and second rank holder in Law in Mumbai University. He has participated in Leadership Programs at Yale University (2011), Oxford University (2012) and Princeton University (2013) and is currently pursuing the Owner / President Management (OPM) Program at Harvard Business School. He did his schooling from Don Bosco High School, Matunga.

A well-known investment banker, he has advised top corporates on management strategy and growth; also served on the Board of India’s largest commercial bank, State Bank of India and Bank of Baroda.

Piyush is a member of the Standing Committee on Finance and the Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Defence. An active member of the Managing Committee of Indian Merchants Chamber, he is also involved with NGOs in diverse fields such as tribal education and welfare of the physically challenged (Jaipur Foot).

During his 27 year long political career, he has served on the National Executive and held several important positions in the BJP. He was also nominated by the Government of India to the Task Force for Interlinking of Rivers. He was the Dy. Campaign In-charge for the Parliament elections in 1991 and played a key role at the central level in all elections since 2004.

DHEERUBHAI AMBANI - धीरूभाई अंबानी

धीरजलाल हीराचंद अंबानी (जन्म- 28 दिसंबर, 1932, जूनागढ़ ज़िले, सौराष्ट्र - मृत्यु- 6 जुलाई2002, मुंबई) भारत के प्रसिद्ध उद्योगपति थे।

जन्म एवं परिवार

धीरूभाई अंबानी का जन्म सौराष्ट्र के जूनागढ़ ज़िले में मोध वैश्य परिवार में हुआ था। इनका पूरा नाम धीरजलाल हीराचंद अंबानी था। भारत की सबसे बड़ी निजी उद्योग कंपनी रिलायंस के, जिसका कारोबार 65,000 करोड़ रुपये तक पहुंचा, के मालिक धीरूभाई अंबानी का जीवन असाधारण रूप से घटना-प्रधान रहा है। पिता हीराचंद एक प्राइमरी पाठशाला में अध्यापक थे। धीरूभाई अंबानी के परिवार में इनकी पत्नी कोकिला बेन तथा इनकी चार संतान पुत्र मुकेश अंबानी, अनिल अंबानी, पुत्री नीना कोठरी, दीप्ति सल्गाओकर है। व्यवसाय का आरंभ 

आर्थिक कठिनाई के कारण छोटे-मोटे काम करते हुए धीरूभाई कक्षा 9 तक की पढ़ाई कर सके। उसके बाद वे मुंबई आए और यहाँ आजीविका के लिए सड़क पर फल बेचने के सहित दुकानों में काम किया। फिर वे अदन चले गए। यहां भी उन्हें एक रिफाइनरी में मजदूरी और पेट्रोल पंप में तेल भरने का काम मिला। 

फिर एक चक्कर अमेरिका का लगाया और स्वयं अपना व्यवसाय आरंभ करने का निश्चय करके स्वदेश लौटने पर उन्होंने 1958 में ‘रिलायंस कमर्शियल कॉरपोरेशन’ नामक कंपनी बनाई। इस कंपनी ने आरंभ में पश्चिमी देशों में अदरक, हल्दी तथा अन्य मसालों का निर्यात किया। बाद में पालियस्टर धागे, वस्त्र उद्योग, पेट्रो रसायन, तेल और गैस, टेलिकॉम आदि क्षेत्रों में असाधारण उन्नति की। अंबानी ने जनता में शेयर बेचकर धन एकत्र किया और शेयरधारकों का विश्वास सदा बनाए रखा। 

दूरदर्शी व्यक्ति 

वे बड़े दूरदर्शी व्यक्ति थे। उद्योग की संभावनाओं का पूर्वानुमान लगा कर वे समय रहते उस क्षेत्र में काम आरंभ कर देते थे। उन्होंने स्वयं अकूत संपत्ति अर्जित की और शेयरधारकों को भी उसमें साझीदार बनाया। आधुनिक भारत में अपनी सूझबूझ से कुछ ही वर्षों में इतना सफल उद्योग-व्यवसाय समूह स्थापित करने वाले वे अद्वितीय व्यक्ति थे। निधन 

सिर की शिरा फट जाने के कारण 6 जुलाई, 2002 को मुंबई के एक अस्पताल में उनका देहांत हो गया। 

Friday, December 26, 2014

Raghubar Das - Chief Minister of Jharkhand

Raghubar Das, an Indian politician belongs to Bharatiya Janata Party. He, originally from state of Chhattisgarh, is current chief minister designate of Bharatiya Janata Party in the state of Jharkhand. He held the office of Deputy Chief Minister of Jharkhandstate, India, from 30 December 2009 to 29 May 2010. Raghubar Das, a former employee with Tata Steel, is the four-time BJP MLA from Jamshedpur East since 1995 and also the Urban Development Minister during the NDA government in the state. He has shown assets to the tune of around Rs. 21 lakh.

Early life

Das hails from a Teli  vaishya bania family.

In January 2010, a report by a high powered committee set up by Jharkhand Assembly indicted Raghubar Das of colluding with and rewarding favours to a private firm. Meinhardt, a Singapore-based company, was asked to prepare a detailed project report (DPR) for the state capital’s sewage and drainage system for a whopping Rs 21.4 crore but the project was a non-starter. Das was then urban development minister in the Munda government of 2004-2005. In year 2005, when Das was the urban development minister a contract worth Rs 200 crore was awarded to Meinhardt for building and managing the sewage drainage system of entire Ranchi city. On of the conditions laid down for bidding for contract was that the firm must have declared profits for three consecutive years starting from 2002 to 2005. However, as documents show Meinhardt never disclosed the returns from 2004 to 2005. Amongst the four firms who were bidding for the contract, Meinhardt was not the only company violating the laid down norms. Another firm, Barchill Partners Pvt Ltd also did not disclose returns for the last year. On the same grounds while Barchill was thrown out, Meinhardt was not only retained but also awarded the highest ranking.

Earlier, in the year 2009, a PIL filed at the Ranchi High Court, Mohammad Tahir, a social worker, requested the court to direct the state vigilance department to probe the awarding of the contract given to the foreign firm. It was alleged that Rs.6 crore was paid to the Singapore firm Meinhardt as consultants to the project, but the drainage system in Ranchi saw no improvement.

In March 2010, then deputy Chief Minister Raghubar Das defended an obvious violation of 'conflict of interest' when Jharkhand Rural Works Minister Haji Hussain Ansari faced allegations of favouring his son, Tanvir Ansari, in awarding a contract worth Rs.1.41 crore from his department. Mr Ansari was awarded the contract for road construction by the tender committee of the rural works department of the district Deoghar.

A Cobrapost investigation in Dec 2014 revealed how politicians have been using chartered aircraft, with some of them flouting Election Commission norms. Raghubar Das along with former Jharkhand chief minister Arjun Munda and then state BJP party in-charge Vinod Pandey flew from Ranchi to Chaibasa (in Jharkhand) on 25th March 2014, by a Summit Aviation charter plane. On 31st March 2014, Das and Munda went from Ranchi to Godda (in Jharkhand) again in a Summit Aviation aircraft.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Ramesh Chandra Agarwal - रमेश चन्द्र अग्रवाल

Ramesh Chandra Agarwal is a Media proprietor of India. He owns the Dainik Bhaskar group of newspapers that has a presence in 26 cities and six states of India and has an estimated[by whom?] readership of over 15 million. He has been on the Board of D.B. Corp Limited since December 10, 2005. He holds a post-graduate degree (Master’s in Arts) in Political Science from Bhopal University, Bhopal. He has more than 42 years of experience in the publishing and newspaper business and has been engaged in the running of the organization for over four decades.

He is also the Chairman of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry - Madhya Pradesh. He had been awarded the Rajeev Gandhi Life time Achievement Award in Journalism. He was awarded within 50 most powerful Business houses by India Today Magazine in 2003, 2006 and 2007 

He was ranked 95 on the forbes list of India’s Richest in 2012. 

He has three sons actively involved in his business- Girish Agarwal (Non executive director DB corp ltd), Sudhir Agarwal (MD DB Corp Ltd), Pawan Agarwal (Dy M D DB Corp ltd).

Narendra Mohan - नरेन्द्र मोहन

Narendra Mohan was an Indian industrialist, chairman and managing director of the Rs 874-crore Jagran Prakashan publisher for India's largest selling Hindi newspaper Dainik Jagran. The late Narendra Mohan was renowned for his dedicated journalism and deep simplicity and sincerity and was champion in steering the business to its unsurpassable position today – 30 editions, a massive 19-odd million readers, apart from being one of the most influential newspapers in the country. Guptas have 59.2% family holding in JagranGroup.The late Narendra Mohan's eldest son Sanjay Gupta is editor and CEO of Jagran.

Mohan kept a low profile away from the public gaze. But he had tremendous influence both as a newspaper baron and at a personal level. He was drawn into politics as a BJP MP by his 'political mentor' Mr. Lal Krishna Advani. From his humble beginnings when in early 1940s, as a youngster in Kanpur, he didn't have enough money to buy a bicycle and, therefore, had to rely on traditional public transport in the district – the bullock-cart,his determination,vision and foresight mixed with diligence and hard-work he took Jagran group to a meteoric rise.

The group's founder was Mohan's father, the late Puran Chand Gupta, who never faltered in his determination to become a newspaper baron.

Jagran, started from Jhansi, was his third attempt at being a powerful news lord. But Mr Mohan, who took over the paper while his father was still alive, almost certainly deserves the credit for turning it into the potent force that it is today.

He made full use of the technological advances in the newspaper industry to boost the Dainik Jagran's circulation and clout. It was one of the first to switch to colour and printing satellite editions. The newspaper employs about 2,000 journalists and even introduced the concept of 'mohalla' correspondents.

During his heyday, Mr. Mohan was an extremely hands-on editor and wrote editorials, a column and one poem each week in Dainik Jagran. He could fluently dictate an editorial over the phone without notes – never pausing for a moment.

He toured USA, and almost all countries of the world for getting first hand knowledge of working and other socio-economic conditions of newspapers and other industries; 


Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industries of Uttar Pradesh
Shri Puran Chandra Gupta Smarak Trust (which runs CBSE approved Puranchandra Vidyaniketan); 
was President, 
Rotary Club, Kanpur
Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industries of Uttar Pradesh
Kanpur Leprosy Eradication Association 
Chinmaya Mission, Kanpur (formerly) 
Sadhna Manch 
was chairman 
Uttar Pradesh Sangeet Natak Academy 
Institutional Finance Committee, Uttar Pradesh
Press Trust of India 
Chairman of various trusts and charitable institutions; 
was Director 
National Small Scale Industries Corporation, Delhi
Uttar Pradesh Electronics Corporation Limited 
Director of various companies and Bank of Rajasthan Limited 
Chief Editor, Jagran Group of Newspapers 
Founder Secretary, Kanpur Press Club 
was Treasurer, Himalayan Institute of Yoga Sciences and philosophy 
was Member of the Executive of 
All India Newspaper Editors Conference 
Uttar Pradesh Hindi Saansthan 
National Sangeet Akademy 
Upper India Chamber of Commerce, Kanpur
Various Government, Semi-Government and Social Committees and Associations 
National Integration Council
Committee on Finance 
Committee on Communications 
Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Home Affairs 
elected to the Rajya Sabha in November 1996. 
Accomplishment in Arts and Science


Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Award, 1986 for outstanding contribution to Journalism 
Matrushree Award (Delhi), 1989 for outstanding contribution to Journalism, 
Sita Award (Delhi) 
Sanskriti Award by Hindi Academy (New_delhi|Delhi). 

He was an avid reader and writer and wrote thousands of articles on different subjects/ He was author of numerous poems and short stories in Hindi/ He also authored and got published three anthologies of poems titled 
Amrit Ki Oar 
Dasatva Se Ubaaro 
Thumara Sangeet 

He authored four books 
Dharm Aur Sampradayikta 
Aaj Ki Rajniti aur Bhrashtachar 
Bharatiya Sanskriti 

Special interest

Defence, finance, culture and foreign affairs.