Will act to reverse store takeovers by Reliance: Future Retail

Future Retail Ltd (FRL) accused Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) of forcefully taking over stores and asserted that it did not hand over any of its retail units to the conglomerate. FRL’s board is committed to taking necessary action to seek value adjustments and reversal of RIL’s takeover of its stores.

Last month, RIL took over the operations of ~950 stores of FRL and offered jobs to its employees after the Kishore Biyani-led group failed to make lease payments.

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Torrent Power to acquire 51% stake in power distribution utility of Dadra & Nagar Haveli

Torrent Power Ltd (TPL) has signed agreements to acquire a 51% stake in Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu (DNH & DD) Power Distribution Corporation Ltd. This acquisition will strengthen TPL’s position as the leading power distribution company in India. It will now have a presence in 12 cities spread across 3 states and 1 Union Territory. With the addition of DNH & DD, TPL will distribute nearly 24 billion units of electricity per annum to over 3.85 million customers.

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L&T Technology Services establishes Digital Twin Practice in collaboration with Microsoft & Bentley Systems

L&T Technology Services Ltd (LTTS) has launched a next-generation IoT-based engineering practice on Digital Twins for the manufacturing and industrial sectors. LTTS has partnered with Microsoft and Bentley Systems to establish a Center of Excellence (CoE) that will address and accelerate the Digital Twin requirements of new-age manufacturing companies. 

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Shyam Metalics’ board approves Rs 990 crore capex plans

Shyam Metalics & Energy Ltd’s (SMEL) board has approved a proposal to allocate Rs 990 crore as capital expenditure (capex) to expand manufacturing capacities. The company aims to expand its capacity by 2.85 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) as it enters FY23. The increased aggregate capacity will now be 14.5 MTPA. SMEL has also commissioned an alumnium-foil-making plant with an annual capacity of 40,000 tonnes. 

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Singapore Exchange selects TCS as strategic partner for NSE IFSC-SGX Connect

Singapore Exchange (SGX) has selected the TCS BaNCS platform to power the NSE IFSC-SGX Connect (Gift Connect) for trade execution and clearing of NIFTY products on behalf of its members globally. SGX has set up SGX India Connect IFSC Pvt Ltd (a special purpose vehicle) at Gujarat International Finance Tec-City. The exchange aims to enable international access to Indian capital markets and create a larger liquidity pool of international and domestic participants. 

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Tata Power partners with Battery Smart to install EV charging stations in Delhi

Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd has partnered with Battery Smart, a battery-swapping network for electric vehicles (EVs), to open Swap Stations for two-and-three wheelers across North Delhi in 2022. By creating a vast network of Swap Points across Delhi, both companies are supporting the state government’s ‘Switch Delhi’ campaign. 

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Tata Communications, Formula 1 announce multi-year strategic collaboration

Tata Communications Ltd (TCL) and Formula 1 have announced a multi-year strategic collaboration. TCL will return to the sport of racing as the Official Broadcast Connectivity Provider of Formula 1. The company will provide global end-to-end managed network services for video contribution. It will also deliver and enhance the global fan experience.

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Tech Mahindra partners with Cisco to modernize 5G infra 

Tech Mahindra Ltd has announced a collaboration with Cisco to modernize 5G infrastructure with a routed optical networking solution. The partnership aims to simplify internet transport networks by using optical and routing technologies to converge service over an Internet Protocol (IP) infra. The combined synergies of both companies will enable an end-to-end value proposition for service providers to reduce complexity in their networks.

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Piramal Capital ties up with IMGC to offer home loans

Piramal Capital & Housing Finance Ltd (PCHFL) has partnered with India Mortgage Guarantee Corporation (IMGC) to offer home loans ranging from Rs 5-75 lakh to salaried and non-salaried customers. Under this arrangement, IMGC will provide guarantee on a part of the loan so that it is secured in case of a default. PCHFL aims to generate 10-12% of its business from the partnership by the end of FY23.

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Oil India’s board approves Rs 6,555 crore investment for Numaligarh petrochemical project

Oil India Ltd’s board has approved an investment of Rs 6,555 crore in its subsidiary, Numaligarh Refinery. The capital will be allocated for implementing a petrochemical project (a polypropylene unit and associated facilities) at the refinery. The board has also approved the formation of a joint venture (JV) between Assam Gas and Oil India. The JV will take over three geographical areas offered by Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board under the 11th round of city gas distribution bidding.

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