The present BJP-led NDA government took away so-called idle small and marginal discoveries of ONGC and OIL and auctioned them to private firms under Discovered Small Field (DSF) bid rounds.
Shivakumar is currently the group executive president of the Aditya Birla Group.
60 human rights groups want Google to end its efforts to launch a censored search engine in China.
The government had in July last year allowed companies to carve out blocks of their choice, with a view to bringing around 2.8 million sq km of unexplored area in the country under exploration.
OPEC-led group agreed to roll back output by 1.2 million bpd during first six months of 2019.
Prices were edging lower during Asian trade as investors took profits after Thursday's gains, analysts said.
Currently, under MICECA India has imposed highest import duty on CPO at 44% and RPO 54% w.e.f. 14th June, 2018.
Around 11:15 am, MCX Mentha oil futures were at Rs 1,495 per kg.