Berger Paints Q4 Results: Net profit rises 101% YoY to Rs 209 crore

Berger Paints India Ltd reported a 101% YoY increase in consolidated net profit to Rs 208.60 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4). Net profit has declined by 24% when compared to the previous quarter. Its revenue from operations rose 49.5% YoY to Rs 2,026.09 crore during the same period. For the financial year ended March 31, 2021 (FY21), net profit rose 9.4% YoY to Rs 719.75 crore. The company’s board has recommended a dividend of Rs 2.80 per share.

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Happiest Minds partners with Yotta Infra to deliver co-location, managed IT services

Happiest Minds Technologies has entered into a strategic partnership with Yotta Infrastructure to jointly offer co-location services and cloud solutions on the ‘anything-as-a-service’ model. Yotta’s entire range of enterprise IT services and a full array of managed services will be made available by Happiest Minds. Mumbai-based Yotta Infra is a managed data centre service provider.

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Manappuram Finance Q4 Results: Net profit rises 17% YoY to Rs 468 crore

Manappuram Finance reported a 17.6% YoY increase in consolidated net profit to Rs 468.35 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4). Net profit has declined by 2.8% when compared to the previous quarter. Its total income rose 0.75% YoY to Rs 1,630.25 crore during the same period. For the financial year ended March 31, 2021 (FY21), net profit increased by 16.5% YoY to Rs 1,724.95 crore. The non-banking finance company’s (NBFC) board has declared an interim dividend of Rs 0.75 per share.

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Zydus and TLC sign pact to market Liposomal Amphotericin B to treat black fungus in India

Zydus Cadila has signed an agreement with Taiwan-based TLC to market Liposomal Amphotericin B Injection (AmphoTLC), a critical drug used to treat Mucormycosis (Black Fungus), in India. As per the agreement, TLC will manufacture and supply AmphoTLC on a non-exclusive basis to Zydus, and Zydus will commercialize the anti-fungal drug in India. There is a severe shortage of the drug due to the surge in Black Fungus cases in India.

In a separate filing, Alembic Pharmaceuticals said it has received approval from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) to manufacture Liposomal Amphotericin.

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V-Guard Industries Q4 Results: Net profit rises 112% YoY to Rs 68 crore

V-Guard Industries reported a 112% YoY jump in consolidated net profit to Rs 68.39 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4). Net profit has declined by 13% when compared to the previous quarter. Its revenue from operations rose 58% YoY to Rs 855.19 crore during the same period. For the financial year ended March 31, 2021 (FY21), net profit has risen by 7.25% YoY to Rs 201.89 crore. The company’s board has declared a dividend of Rs 1.20 per share.

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TCS partners with VIAVI to accelerate disaggregated 5G RAN product innovation

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has partnered with US-based Viavi Solutions to launch new tech solutions that address the industry’s need for comprehensive testing of next-generation disaggregated 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) products. TCS will leverage its 5G expertise to help VIAVI launch its industry-first product suite for O-RAN implementations. Viavi Solutions is a global provider of network test, measurement and assurance solutions.

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Burger King Q4 Results: Net loss at Rs 25.9 crore

Burger King India Ltd reported a consolidated net loss of Rs 25.9 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4 FY21). It had posted a net loss of Rs 37.41 crore in the corresponding quarter last year (Q4 FY20). Its revenue from operations rose 2.65% YoY to Rs 196.05 crore in Q4 FY21. Burger King India had an exceptional write-off of Rs 5.58 crore towards the decline in food inventory value and store shutdowns. For the financial year ended March 31, 2021 (FY21), net loss stood at Rs 173.91 crore. This is compared to a net loss of Rs 76.57 crore in FY20.

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Hitachi ABB Power Grids in India announces carbon-neutral program

Hitachi ABB Power Grids in India announced a comprehensive program to achieve carbon-neutrality targets in its operations by 2030. The program is designed to reduce the carbon footprint of its own operations and in the products that it delivers. The company expects to achieve its carbon-neutral target of 100% fossil-free electricity by the close of FY 2021-22. Hitachi ABB Power also aims to achieve a 50% reduction in waste generation and a 25% cut in freshwater usage by 2030.

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BPCL Q4 Results: Net profit at Rs 11,940 crore

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) reported a net profit of Rs 11,940 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4 FY21). It had posted a net loss of Rs 1,361 crore in the corresponding quarter last year (Q4 FY20). Its revenue from operations rose 21.5% YoY to Rs 98,755.6 crore in Q4 FY21. The company’s market sales grew 4% YoY to 11.17 million tonnes. BPCL’s board has approved a final dividend of Rs 58 per share.

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Pfizer India Q4 Results: Net profit declines 2.4% YoY to Rs 100.5 crore

Pfizer India Ltd reported a 2.4% YoY decline in net profit to Rs 105.55 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4). Net profit has declined by 28.8% when compared to the previous quarter. Its revenue from operations rose 6.5% YoY to Rs 534.76 crore during the same period. For the financial year ended March 31, 2021 (FY21), net profit has fallen by 2.26% YoY to Rs 497.61 crore. The pharma company’s board has announced a total dividend of Rs 35 per share.

WhatsApp sues Centre over new privacy rules

WhatsApp has filed a lawsuit in the Delhi High Court against the Indian government’s new digital rules that take effect today (May 26), saying it would compel the company to break privacy protections to users. The Facebook-owned messaging service filed a petition against the new Information Technology (IT) Rules 2021 that will require it to “trace” the origin of messages sent on the platform, which it says is a violation of privacy.

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LT Foods Q4 Results: Net profit rises 4.4% YoY to Rs 56 crore

LT Foods Limited reported a 4.4% YoY increase in consolidated net profit to Rs 56.37 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4). Net profit has declined by 15% when compared to the previous quarter. Its total income declined 5.8% YoY to Rs 1,129.52 crore during the same period. For the financial year ended March 31, 2021 (FY21), net profit rose 45% YoY to Rs 289.07 crore.

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