New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) is holding its 44th annual general meeting (AGM) today where its chairperson Mukesh Ambani is expected to announce developments, including the launch of the Jio-Google 5G smartphone, laptop called JioBook and the expansion of the JioMart. Ambani is also expected to announce the company's future growth plans. It expected that Ambani will also speak about the Saudi Aramco deal.

This is the second consecutive year when the oil-to-chemical conglomerate conducted its AGM virtually in wake of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

Here are the highlights of the day:

15:30 pm: Jio is uniquely positioned to quickly and seamlessly upgrade to 5G. To develop 5G ecosystem, we are working with global partners to develop a range of 5G devices. Jio is not just working to make India 2G-mukt, but also 5G-yukt: Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani

15:25 pm: JioFiber has acquired over 2 million new premises over past year. With a cumulative base of 3 million active home and business users, JioFiber has become the largest and the fastest-growing fixed broadband operator in India: Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani

15:20 pm: JIOPHONE NEXT is powered by an optimized version of Android OS jointly developed by Jio and Google. It is ultra-affordable and packs cutting-edge features. It will be available in market from Ganesh Chaturthi, 10th September: Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani

15:13 pm: I am pleased to announce that Google and Jio teams have jointly developed a truly breakthrough smartphone – JIOPHONE NEXT. It is a fully featured smartphone supporting the entire suite of applications from both Google and Jio: Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani

15:00 pm: I welcome Yasir Al-Rumayyan, Chairman of Saudi Aramco and Governor of PIF, to join the Board of Reliance Industries as Independent Director. His joining our Board is also the beginning of internationalisation of Reliance: Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani

14:41 pm: RIL’s Mission Vaccine Suraksha is one of India’s largest corporate vaccination drives, to vaccinate 20 lakh of our family, including retired employees, partner company employees, and their families free of cost, says Nita Ambani.

14:24 pm: Our business and financial success since last Annual General Meeting has exceeded expectations. But what has given me more happiness than our business performance is RIL’s humanitarian efforts during these difficult times, says Mukesh Ambani.

14:18 pm: We are in the midst of a humanitarian crisis. Its scale, severity and geographical spread are unseen in a century. It has filled the hearts of all Indians with enormous pain and grief, says Mukesh Ambani

14:15 pm: Now Nita Ambani is addressing the Reliance shareholders.

14:06 pm: COVID-19 biggest crisis in a century, Mukesh Ambani says

14:03 pm: Mukesh Ambani's address begins

14:00 pm: Reliance AGM begins

13:55 pm: Also Read -- Reliance AGM 2021: From Jio 5G smartphone to JioMart expansion, what to expect from RIL’s Annual General Meeting?

13:50 pm: This is the second consecutive time that the RIL is conducting the AGM virtually due to COVID-19 pandemic.

13:45 pm: Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) will hold its 44th annual general meeting (AGM) today.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma