Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Actor Varun Dhawan has shared how he will celebrate once the COVID-19 pandemic ends.
The actor took to Instagram to post a video, in which a chubby kid is happily dancing away. Though one can't understand the lyrics, the video leaves behind a positive vibe.
"Once this ends I will celebrate like this," Varun wrote along with the video.
Varun's celebrity friends reacted to his post, asking him to count them in as well.
Actor Arjun Kapoor tried to decode the words and make it more 'desi', with his comment where he said: "Mann dola dola dola".
Lizelle Remo D'souza commented: "I will join you for sure @varundvn and you know who we can pull in for this dance hahahahahahhahahahahahah."
Rohit Shetty, Nora Fatehi, Aparshakti Khurana and Athiya Shetty found the video funny, and commented with laughing emojis. Kiara Advani said: "Superbbb."
Meanwhile, Varun will be hunting for the best talent among youngsters across the nation through an online talent hunt show titled "Entertainer No 1".
Sharing the details of the concept, Varun said, " Through this new show, we are seeking to entertain millions of fellow Indians as we bring in some much-needed positivity. I'm looking forward to delivering the best entertainment in collaboration with people from across India. Our country is a treasure trove of talent and I truly believe that anyone should have the opportunity to showcase their entertainment skills."
The stay-home reality show is launching on Flipkart video in collaboration with Varun. The actor believes that such conceptual shows are important to stay positive as the world is going through a tough time due to the COVID19 pandemic.
Varun said: "Given the unique format of the show, I'm looking forward to some exciting entries from across India and can't wait to get on this entertaining rollercoaster ride that begins next week."
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) In a bid to ensure financial discipline among states, the Power Ministry wants their borrowing limits under FRBM Act be recalibrated to take into account liabilities of their Discoms.
In his briefing on the power sector to the 15th Finance Commission, Power Minister R.K. Singh said there was a need for the state governments to be also conjointly responsible for the financial health of their fully owned Discoms.
On the proposal to link borrowing limits of states to discom liabilities, the minister said this was based on financial transparency to bring about financially and managerially responsible behaviour among states with respect to Discoms.
Singh also highlighted to the Commission the current disconnect in the structures of the power system between decision-making by state governments and the financial consequences thereof, which are borne by the Discoms, leading to losses.
The Commission took note of the suggestions given by the Power Ministry and gave assurance that it fully takes into consideration the suggestions of the Ministry in its deliberations and also in its final report.
The Finance Commission headed by N. K. Singh on Friday held a detailed meeting with the Power Ministry on issues relating to reforms in the electricity sector in states. This was in continuation of the recommendations made on the power sector by the Finance Commission in its report for the financial year 2020-2021.
The discussion was a lead-up to the Commission's next report following announcement of Rs 90,000 crore liquidity injection for electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOMs) by the Finance Minister as part of the Rs 20 lakh-crore economic package announced to combat the disruption from the coronavirus lockdown.
The power Minister also briefed the Commission about the reforms in the pipeline for the turnaround of the Discoms. This included the new tariff policy which is under consideration for approval. Amendments are also proposed to the Electricity Act of 2003.
Singh informed the Commission that the old schemes of the Ministry are being amalgamated into a new scheme for which he requested the Commission for a support of Rs. 3 lakh crore over a five-year period. This scheme would primarily focus on steps for reduction of losses, separate feeders for agriculture and smart prepaid meters.
The 15th Finance Commission in its report for FY 2020-21 noted that most states have reduced, to some extent, their aggregate technical and commercial (AT&C) losses and the difference between average cost of supply and average realizable revenue (ACS-ARR) after implementation of the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) in 2016-17.
However, the progress did not appear to be sustainable unless systemic issues in the power sector are suitably addressed. The Minister and the Commission felt that robust and systemic reforms are required to improve the health of the power sector.