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PepsiCo to help govt in recycling plastic

  • PepsiCo India decided to support the government’s implementation of extended producer responsibility for plastic waste bottles in Maharashtra.
  • PepsiCo India has partnered with Gem Enviro Mgmt to set up reverse vending machines for the collection & recycling of plastic bottles in the State.
  • The company has also piloted a ‘Film to Fuel’ project to convert packaging film waste into fuel.

SEBI to come out with the consultation paper

  • The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) will soon come out with a consultation paper on making it mandatory for large corporates to meet one-fourth of their financing needs through the bond market.
  • SEBI will discuss with stakeholders before finalizing the framework for corporates.
  • SEBI is the regulator for the securities market in India and its chairman is Ajay Tyagi.

Vistara orders jets from Airbus & Boeing

  • Vistara, a joint venture between Singapore Airlines and Tata Sons, on Wednesday said that it has placed a firm order with both US planemaker Boeing and European aircraft manufacturer Airbus worth $3.1 billion.
  • The move is taken as an expansion of its domestic network and to mount medium to long-haul flights on international routes.
  • The current CEO of Vistara is Leslie Thing.

Spiritual leader Dada Vaswani passes away

  • Dada Vaswani, spiritual leader and head of the Sadhu Vaswani mission, passed away at the age of 99 in Pune on 12th July.
  • Dada Vaswani is known for actively promoting vegetarianism and campaigning for animal rights.
  • Vaswani had initiated a global peace initiative,‘The Moment of Calm’.
  • His birthday is also observed as World Forgiveness Day.

Connaught Place: 9th most costly location

  • According to the report of property consultant CBRE, New Delhi’s Connaught Place is the 9th most expensive office location in the world with an annual rent of $153 per sq ft.
  • The ranking was topped by Hong Kong at the 1st position followed by London.
  • The survey highlighted that prime office occupancy cost growth was consistent across all regions in the past 12 months.