Asian Paints to hike prices by 4-6% from December

Asian Paints Ltd has confirmed that it is taking a price hike of about 4-6% starting December 5 to offset the impact of rising input costs. The company had earlier hiked prices by 8-9% with effect from November 12. So far, it has taken a cumulative price hike of about 15-16% this year. Asian Paints said high raw material inflation will push the pace of price hikes.

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Coal India allocates 17.34MT of coal to power sector under special forward e-auction in April-Sept

Coal India Ltd (CIL) allocated a 72.1% higher quantity of coal at 17.34 million tonnes (MT) under the special forward e-auction scheme to the power sector during the April-September period. The company had allocated 10.07 MT of coal under the scheme in the year-ago period. Coal distribution through forward e-auction is aimed at providing access to coal for consumers who wish to have an assured supply over a long period to plan their operations.

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Bharti Airtel partners with open network provider Mavenir for 5G trials

Bharti Airtel has partnered with US-based Mavenir for open radio access network (O-RAN)-based 5G field trials in the 3,500 MHz and millimeter wave (mmWave) bands at Chandigarh tri-city. The alliance between the two firms includes the deployment of captive 5G standalone and non-standalone modes for both core and radio networks in Chandigarh’s urban and rural areas. It would further allow Bharti Airtel to test a vendor-neutral ecosystem.

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Zebra Technologies selects TCS to drive digital transformation

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has entered into a strategic transformation engagement with US-based Zebra Technologies Corp to drive its IT agile transformation. Zebra provides a portfolio of purpose-built hardware, software, services, and solutions that digitize and automate workflows for the retail, manufacturing, and logistics sectors. TCS will play a key role in the end-to-end global agile transformation of Zebra’s IT that supports its systems and applications used by 8,800 employees in 45 countries.

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Meghmani Organics to invest Rs 400 crore for white pigment plant at Dahej

Meghmani Organics Ltd will set up a manufacturing facility for White Pigment Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) in Dahej, Gujarat. The total capital expenditure (capex) allocated for the project is Rs 400 crore. The plant will have a capacity of 33,000 tonnes per annum. TiO2 has application as a bright white pigment in various industries including paint, coating, plastic, ink, dyes, paper, and cosmetics.

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Coromandel to set up sulphuric acid plant in Vizag for Rs 400 crore

Coromandel International Ltd has announced plans to set up a 1,650 metric tonnes per day (MTPA) sulphuric acid plant at its fertiliser complex in Visakhapatnam. The company will invest Rs 400 crore for this project. The plant will add another 500,000 tonnes a year of sulphuric acid production capacity to the existing 600,000 tonnes. 

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Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s Akasa Air orders 72 Boeing 737 Max jets

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala-backed Akasa Air has signed a deal with Boeing for 72 fuel-efficient 737 MAX airplanes. The order is valued at nearly $9 billion (~Rs 67,000 crore) at list prices. The low-cost carrier plans to offer commercial flights starting in the summer of 2022 and use its new fleet of 737s to meet the growing demand across India. In October, the Ministry of Civil Aviation had given a no-objection certificate (NOC) for the operation of Akasa Air in India.

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Ashok Leyland’s EV arm to supply 300 e-buses to BMTC

Ashok Leyland’s electric vehicle (EV) arm, Switch Mobility, has received an order to supply and operate 300 electric buses for Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC). The fleet and charging infrastructure will be supplied, operated, and maintained by Switch Mobility for a period of 12-years. The electric buses of Ashok Leyland are expected to reduce fuel consumption by around 5.5 million litres annually. 

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HCL Tech secures multi-year deal from Euroclear Group

HCL Technologies (HCL) has announced a new multi-year application deal with Belgium-based Euroclear Group to accelerate its agile transformation journey. Euroclear is the world’s largest provider of domestic and cross-border settlement and related services for bond, equity, and fund transactions. HCL Tech will work with Euroclear to explore new business models and market opportunities to create value through innovation and data monetisation.

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Tarsons Products IPO subscribed 3.58 times on second day

The Rs 1,023.47 crore IPO of Tarsons Products Ltd was subscribed 3.58 times on the second day of bidding. Retail investors have subscribed 4.74 times against their reserved portion. Non Institutional investors (NIIs) and Qualified Institutional Buyers (QIBs) have subscribed 3.98 times and 1.30 times, respectively, against their reserved portions. 

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