India’s power demand hits all-time high of 197.06 GW

The total power demand in India touched an all-time high of 197.06 gigawatts (GW) on Tuesday (July 6). Many states are witnessing high temperatures due to delayed monsoon. The easing of Covid-related restrictions has also led to a surge in power demand. Last month, the highest supply of power on a single day stood at 191.51 GW (recorded on June 30).

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Isgec Heavy Engineering JV secures order for renewable energy project in the US

Isgec Hitachi Zosen, a joint venture (JV) between Isgec Heavy Engineering and Japan-based Hitachi Zosen Corporation, has secured an order for the supply of reactors for a renewable energy project in the United States. The scope of work includes mechanical design, material procurement, fabrication, testing, and supply of equipment. This is Isgec Hitachi Zosen’s first order for supplying such reactors to the US.

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Tata Motors’ JLR sees hit to FY22 guidance if chip supply issues continue

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), a subsidiary of Tata Motors Ltd, stated that the global shortage in chip supply may threaten its revenue, margin, and free cash flow guidance for the current financial year (FY22). The automaker had targeted production of up to 235,000 units in April-September, but may only manage 150,000 units as a result of the chip shortage. Due to the substantial drop in wholesale volumes during the first and second quarters, JLR may face cash outflows of £2 billion (~Rs 20,605 crore) in the first half of FY22.

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IndusInd Bank partners with TP Central Odisha Distribution

IndusInd Bank has partnered with TP Central Odisha Distribution Ltd (TPCODL) to introduce a fully digital network for facilitating electricity bill payments across 300 semi-urban and rural regions in the state. TPCODL is a joint venture (JV) between Tata Power and the Government of Odisha. Through ‘Bharat Money Stores’, IndusInd Bank will enable nearly 30 lakh customers of TPCODL to easily pay their electricity bills at their nearest Kirana stores.

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Jindal Steel reports 20% YoY growth in production in Q1

Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) registered a 20% year-on-year (YoY) growth in steel production to 2.01 million tonnes (MT) for the quarter ended June (Q1 FY22). This marks a record first quarter (Q1) production and second-highest quarterly production ever. JSPL said the performance in Q1 FY22 gives the company confidence in achieving a production target of 8-8.5 MT in the current financial year (FY22).

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Reliance Infra gets shareholders approval to raise up to Rs 551 crore via preferential allotment

Reliance Infrastructure Ltd’s shareholders have approved a proposal to raise up to Rs 550.56 crore through the issuance of shares on a preferential basis. The funds will be utilised for long-term resources, for general corporate purposes, and to fund future growth. The company will allot 8.88 crore equity shares and/or warrants convertible into an equivalent number of equity shares to promoters and VFSI Holdings Pte Ltd.

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Dixon Technologies partners with Bharti Enterprises to make telecom gear

Dixon Technologies Ltd and Bharti Enterprises have joined hands to invest Rs 200-250 crore to start telecom equipment manufacturing. A subsidiary of Dixon Tech will form a joint venture (JV) with Bharti Enterprises to commence production of customer-provided equipment (CPE) through their manufacturing unit in Punjab. Dixon Technologies has applied for the government’s production linked incentive (PLI) scheme for telecom and network equipment manufacturing. HFCL, Tejas Networks, VVDN, and Coral Telecom are some of the other companies that have applied for the scheme.

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Bajaj Healthcare gets DRDO license to manufacture Covid-19 drug 2-DG

Bajaj Healthcare Ltd has received approval from the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to manufacture and market 2-Deoxy-D-Glucose (2-DG). The drug is used for the treatment of Covid-19 patients. It helps in the faster recovery of hospitalised patients and reduces the dependence on supplemental oxygen. 2-DG can be administered only upon prescription and under the supervision of a qualified physician.

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Bank of India partners with Bajaj Allianz General Insurance

Bank of India and Bajaj Allianz General Insurance (BAGI) have entered into a corporate agency agreement. The lender will distribute BAGI’s insurance products through its vast network of 5,084 branches, 80 retail business centres, and 60 small & medium enterprises (SME) centres across India. Bajaj Allianz will offer motor insurance, travel insurance, health insurance, and home insurance to Bank of India’s customers.

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Mahindra Group restructures farm equipment business in Turkey

Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) Ltd has reshuffled its business in Turkey by acquiring the entire agricultural machinery business of its subsidiary— Hisarlar. Erkunt Traktor Sanayi A.S, a subsidiary of M&M, will acquire the complete agriculture machinery business from Hisarlar, including select assets, intellectual property (IP), and brand use rights. Meanwhile, Erkunt and another Mauritius-based subsidiary of M&M has sold their aggregate stake of 94.3% in Hisarlar for 6.6 million Turkish Lira (~Rs 5.7 crore). With this transaction, the Mahindra Group will exit Hiarlar’s metal fabrication business.

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Ujjivan SFB reports 24% YoY rise in deposits in Q1

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank (SFB) reported a 24% YoY increase in total deposits to Rs 13,673 crore for the quarter ended June 30 (Q1 FY22). Deposits have increased by 4% when compared to the previous quarter. The current and savings account (CASA) deposits grew 77% YoY to Rs 2,773 crore during the same period. Ujjivan SFB’s loan book declined by 2% YoY to Rs 14,120 crore in Q1.

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