Bharti Airtel adds 58.9 lakh subscribers in January, Vi adds 17.1 lakh subscribers: TRAI

Bharti Airtel added more wireless subscribers than market leader Reliance Jio for the sixth straight month in January. According to data released by telecom regulator TRAI, Bharti Airtel added 58.92 lakh subscribers, while Jio added 19.56 lakh subscribers in January 2021. Vodafone Idea (Vi) gained 17.1 lakh subscribers during the same month. This is the first time in 15 months that Vi is adding subscribers.

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BHEL emerges lowest bidder for NPCIL’s Rs 10,800-crore tender

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has emerged as the lowest (L1) bidder for the supply of equipment for the 6×700 megawatt (MW) nuclear power projects of Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL). The lowest bid price offered by BHEL was Rs 10,800 crore. With this tender, BHEL has retained its market leadership position of being the sole Indian supplier of nuclear steam tubes. 

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Domestic air traffic declines 36% YoY in February: DGCA

A total of 78.27 lakh domestic passengers travelled by air in February 2021, which is 36% lower than the corresponding period in 2019. IndiGo carried 42.38 lakh passengers in February, thus securing a 54.2% share of the total domestic market. SpiceJet flew 9.62 lakh passengers, which is a 12.3% share of the market. The data was released by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

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L&T Technology Services partners with Aspen Tech to deliver engineering solutions

L&T Technology Services Ltd (LTTS) has partnered with Aspen Technolgy, Inc. to offer a complete suite of digital engineering solutions across global enterprises. This will empower customers to optimize the performance of their assets and achieve operational excellence through cloud hosting and virtualisation. LTTS’ cloud engineering services will provide design, delivery, and support for computing, storage, and virtual network infrastructure. 

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ABB Power secures order worth Rs 124 crore from BALCO

Hitachi ABB Power Grids in India has received an order from Bharat Aluminium Company (BALCO) to strengthen power infrastructure at its Korba plant in Chattisgarh. The estimated value of the order is Rs 124 crore. The equipment required for this project will be manufactured domestically in line with the government’s Make-in-India initiative. 

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DLF to raise up to Rs 500 crore via NCD issue

DLF Limited has announced plans to raise up to Rs 500 crore through the issuance of secured, rated, redeemable non-convertible debentures (NCDs). The NCDs will be issued at a coupon rate of 8.25% on a private placement basis in one or more tranches to eligible investors. The realty firm had earlier announced plans of restructuring existing loans with a target of saving Rs 300 crore annually.

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SC orders restoration of MF units back to Dalmia Bharat Group

The Supreme Court of India (SC) has ordered IL&FS Security Services Ltd (ISSL) to release mutual fund units worth Rs 344 crore back to the Dalmia Bharat Group. In August 2019, the SC had passed an interim order that Dalmia Cement, which is a subsidiary of Dalmia Bharat, may encash the securities and an amount of Rs 344 crore shall lie in fixed deposit with ISSL. The mutual fund units of two subsidiaries of Dalmia Cements were fraudulently and illegally transferred by Allied Financial Services Pvt Ltd in collusion with ISSL.

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Shakti Pumps secures export orders worth $35 million from Uganda Government

Shakti Pumps (India) Ltd has secured a contract from the Ministry of Water and Environment, Government of Uganda, for supplying solar-powered water pumping systems. The total contract value is $35.30 million (~Rs 256.23 crore). Shakti Pumps is a manufacturer and exporter of stainless-steel water pumps, motors, and solar pumps.

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Subex partners with SkyLab to offer cybersecurity solutions for shipping industry

Subex Limited has entered into a partnership with SkyLab to offer Internet of Things (IoT) and Operational Technology (OT) cybersecurity solutions and services to the maritime sector. The companies will jointly offer Security Operations Center services and threat risk management support to improve the overall cybersecurity structure of the shipping industry. Subex is a leading enterprise software company based in Bangalore.

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IPO Updates:

Kalyan Jewellers

The Rs 1,175-crore initial public offering (IPO) of Kalyan Jewellers was subscribed 1.21 times on the second day of bidding. The portion reserved for retail investors was subscribed 1.90 times. The portion set aside for non-institutional investors (NIIs) saw a subscription of 89% and that of qualified institutional buyers (QIBs) 24%. To know more about the IPO, click here.

Laxmi Organic Industries

The Rs 600-crore initial public offering (IPO) of Laxmi Organic Industries was subscribed 106.77 times on the final day of bidding. The portion reserved for retail investors was subscribed 19.97 times. The portion set aside for non-institutional investors (NIIs) saw a subscription of 217.62 times and that of qualified institutional buyers (QIBs) 175.43 times. You can learn more about the IPO here.

Suryoday Small Finance Bank

The Rs 582-crore initial public offering (IPO) of Suryoday Small Finance Bank was subscribed 42% on the first day of bidding. The portion reserved for retail investors was subscribed 84%. The portion set aside for non-institutional investors (NIIs) saw a subscription of 4% and that of employees 6%. To know more about the IPO, click here.

Nazara Technologies

The Rs 582-crore initial public offering (IPO) of Nazara Technologies was subscribed 4.01 times on the first day of bidding. The portion reserved for retail investors was subscribed 16.75 times and that of employees 2.28 times. The portion set aside for non-institutional investors (NIIs) saw a subscription of 2.85 times and that of QIBs 36%. To know more about the IPO, click here.

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