RIL’s 44th Annual Meet HIGHLIGHTS: Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani made a slew of announcements related to solar and new energy business, along with the launch of JioPhone Next at 44th Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2021. Ambani also announced the induction of Yasir Al-Rumayyan, Saudi Aramco chairman into RIL board. Mukesh Ambani announced that Google and Jio teams have jointly developed a truly breakthrough smartphone – JioPhone Next, a fully-featured smartphone supporting the entire suite of applications from both Google and Jio. JioPhone Next will be available in market from Ganesh Chaturthi, 10th September. “Our vision was to bring affordable access to information for Indians in their own language, to build new products and services for India’s unique needs, and empower businesses with technology,” said Sundar Pichai. He said that the new 5G partnership between Google Cloud and Jio will help more than a billion Indians connect to faster internet. Mukesh Ambani said RIL is 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. Nita Ambani announced that Jio Institute will commence academic sessions at their campus in Navi Mumbai this year itself. Reliance Foundation launched five Missions to fight COVID — Mission Oxygen, Mission COVID Infra, Mission Anna Seva, Mission Employee Care, and Mission Vaccine Suraksha.