Finance Ministry unveils 12 new stimulus measures through Atmanirbhar Bharat 3.0

The Finance Ministry has announced a series of new measures to provide a further boost to India’s Covid-hit economy. The size of the stimulus package has been estimated at Rs 2.65 lakh crore. The Atmanirbhar Bharat 3.0 has focussed on sectors such as real estate and infrastructure. It has also introduced various steps to increase job opportunities in our country.

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Cold storage chain ready for Covid-19 vaccine: Apollo Hospitals CEO

Suneeta Reddy, the CEO of Apollo Hospitals, has stated that the company is ready for the administration of the Covid-19 vaccine in India. She has said that Apollo has the necessary cold storage chain in place for the vaccine. They have also trained about 10,000 people to administer the vaccine.

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Retail inflation rises 7.61% in October: Govt data

The growth rate of India’s retail inflation, which is measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), had increased to 7.61% in October. The CPI for September was reported at 7.27%. On a separate notice, it was stated that the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) had posted a growth of 0.2% YoY to 123.2 in September. The IIP measures India’s factory output. The two sets of data were released by the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation.

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Cochin Shipyard Q2 Results: Net Profit falls 48% YoY to Rs 107 crore

Cochin Shipyard Ltd. reported a 48% year-on-year (YoY) decline in net profit to Rs 107.16 crore, for the quarter ended September (Q2). The company’s revenue declined by 32.43% YoY to Rs 657.40 crore, during the same period. The shipbuilding company has stated that its main sales activities have not recovered to pre-Covid levels.

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Eicher Motors Q2 Results: Net Profit declines 40% YoY to Rs 343 crore

Eicher Motors Ltd. reported a 40% YoY decline in consolidated net profit to Rs 343 crore, for the quarter ended September (Q2). The company’s revenue from operations declined by 2.65% YoY to Rs 2,143 crore, during the same period. Eicher Motors has stated that its sales of Royal Enfield motorcycles and commercial vehicles had fallen sharply, as compared to Q2 of the previous financial year.

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Grasim sells fertilizer business to Indorama for Rs 2,649 crore

Grasim Industries has sold 100% stake in its fertilizer business- Indo Gulf Fertilizers (IGF), to Singapore-based Indorama Corporation Ltd. IGF is engaged in manufacturing and trading of urea and other agriculture inputs in India. The total value of the sale has been estimated at Rs 2,649 crore. The transaction is subject to necessary regulatory approvals.

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Natco Pharma Q2 Results: Net Profit rises 73% YoY to Rs 204 crore

Natco Pharma Ltd. reported a 72.23% year-on-year (YoY) increase in consolidated net profit to Rs 203.9 crore, for the quarter ended September (Q2). The drug company’s consolidated revenue stood at Rs 827.9 crore, during the same period. The Board of Directors of Natco Pharma has approved an interim dividend of Rs 2 per share.

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Advanced Enzymes Q2 Results: Net Profit rises 21% YoY to Rs 38 crore

Advanced Enzymes Technologies Ltd. reported a 21% YoY increase in net profit to Rs 38.56 crore, for the quarter ended September (Q2). The company’s revenue increased by 8.03% YoY to Rs 120.39 crore, during the same period. The research-driven company has stated that a majority of the revenue came from its healthcare segment. Its performance had not been adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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India imposes anti-dumping duty on clear float glass imports from Malaysia

India has imposed an anti-dumping duty on clear float glass from Malaysia for five years. The main aim of this duty is to protect the domestic industry from cheap imports. This was announced after a recommendation was made by the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR). Clear float glass is a material used in the automobile and refrigeration industries.

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Jubilant Foodworks Q2 Results: Net Profit rises 4% YoY to Rs 76 crore

Jubilant Foodworks Ltd. reported a 3.82% YoY increase in consolidated net profit to Rs 75.77 crore, for the quarter ended September (Q2). The company’s revenue from operations declined by 18.20% YoY to Rs 816.32 crore, during the same period. The group had to close down 105 stores in Q2 FY21. Jubilant Foodworks is the master franchisee of Domino’s Pizza in India.

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