BPCL to set up 1,000 EV charging stations

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) plans to add 1,000 electric vehicles (EV) charging stations in the short term. The company aims to tap new business opportunities as a hedge against the displacement of auto fuels. BPCL will offer multiple fuelling options at 7,000 petrol pumps to facilitate owners of vehicles powered by gas, electricity, and hydrogen. It also plans to spend Rs 5,000 crore to build its renewable power portfolio of 1,000 megawatts (MW) over the next five years.

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TCS secures 5-year contract from German bank NORD/LB

Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS) has secured a five-year IT transformation contract from NORD/LB, a leading German commercial bank. TCS will work with the bank to simplify and transform its application estate across multiple businesses through application consolidation and automation. The IT major will also build new features and functionality to support NORD/LB´s transformation goals. 

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BHEL secures order from Goa Shipyard for warship gun mount

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has secured an order from Goa Shipyard for a warship gun mount. The order includes the supply of an upgraded Super Rapid Gun Mount (SRGM), which is the main gun onboard most warships of the Indian Navy. The upgraded SRGM is a state-of-the-art weapon system that comprises features such as the capability to manage different types of ammunition to engage fast, radio-controlled targets. 

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Sun Pharma launches cough syrup Chericof 12 in India

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries announced the launch of a novel formulation in cough management— Chericof 12 in India. It is the first prescription cough syrup in India that gives relief for up to 12 hours. Chericof 12 is manufactured using polistirex technology for sustained release of the drug. The technology helps in improving patient compliance and avoids the need for frequent dosing.

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RVNL secures order worth Rs 382 crore for Indore Metro Rail Project

Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd (RVNL) has secured a contract from the Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation worth Rs 381.95 crore. The contract is for the design and construction of seven elevated metro rail stations of the Indore Metro Rail Project. RVNL will construct the viaduct portion within the stations and transition spans on either side of the stations, entry-exit structures, etc.

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SEBI board approves framework for gold exchange

The Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has approved the framework for gold exchange. The instrument representing gold will be called Electronic Gold Receipts (EGRs) and will have trading, clearing, and settlement features similar to other securities. The proposed gold exchange would lead to efficient and transparent domestic spot price discovery, assurance in the quality of gold, and augment gold recycling in India.

SEBI has also approved the creation of a Social Stock Exchange (SSE), which will help social entrepreneurs raise funds.

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SC rejects Adani Gas’ plea seeking authorisation for city gas distribution network in Ahmedabad district

The Supreme Court (SC) has rejected Adani Gas Ltd’s plea challenging the bidding process for the supply of PNG and CNG in Sanand, Bavla, and Dholka of Ahmedabad district. The SC also upheld the authorisation provided by Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) to Gujarat Gas Ltd for establishing and operating the city gas distribution network in the areas adjacent to Ahmedabad. Further, the court imposed Rs 10 lakh cost on Adani Gas.

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IndiGo signs code-sharing agreement with American Airlines

InterGlobe Aviation (IndiGo), India’s largest airline, has signed a code-sharing agreement with American Airlines. The US airline is gearing up to launch new flights between the two countries. Code-sharing allows an airline to sell seats on a flight operated by its partner, such that it can fly passengers to destinations it does not serve. The agreement, expected to start in October, will see American Airlines’ code on 29 of IndiGo’s domestic routes in India.

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Bal Pharma to strengthen its position in diabetes segment via Gliclazide API

Bal Pharma Ltd is further strengthening its market-leading position in the diabetes segment via Gliclazide (API) with higher capacity utilization at the existing facility. The company will also streamline the new facility that commenced production of Gliclazide in September 2020. The pharma company is one of the largest producers and exporters of Gliclazide active pharmaceutical ingredient (API), used to treat Type-2 diabetes. Bal Pharma is a fully integrated pharmaceutical company specialized in Prescription Drugs, Generics, pharma intermediates, and Bulk Actives.

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Anupam Rasayan signs contract worth Rs 145 crore with European customers to supply active ingredient

Anupam Rasayan India has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) worth Rs 145 crore with existing long-term European multinational customers for supplying a new life science-related active ingredient. The company will enter into a long-term contract for the next three years to supply the specialty chemical product. Anupam Rasayan manufactures products for over 66 domestic and international customers, including 24 multinational companies.

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