L&T secures third order for Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has secured a third order for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail from the National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd (NHSRCL). The order includes the design and construction of civil & building works for a double-line high-speed railway of a length of 8.198 km. It also includes the construction of the major station of Vadodara and other key civil structures.

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Axis Bank issues first Letter of Credit on dedicated govt-backed platform

Axis Bank issued the banking industry’s first Letter of Credit (LC) on the Secured Logistics Document Exchange (SLDE), a government-backed blockchain-enabled platform. The deal involved ArcelorMittal Nippon and the bank’s client Lalit Pipes & Pipes Ltd (LPPL). Axis Bank released an LC on behalf of LPPL, which required such a non-fund-based credit line for a business transaction with ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India.

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Anupam Rasayan signs LoI worth $95 million with MNC firm

Anupam Rasayan India Ltd (ARIL) has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) worth $95 million (~Rs 700 crore) with a multinational crop protection firm for the supply of a new life science-related active ingredient. The company will enter into a long-term contract to supply this specialty chemical product for the next five years. This LoI further expands ARIL’s high-value product portfolio with major global players.

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Adani Power, Gujarat discom settle dispute

Adani Power Ltd (APL) and Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd (GUVNL) have reached an out-of-court settlement on a dispute pertaining to the termination of a power purchase agreement. APL has agreed to forego a compensation claim worth Rs 11,000 crore against the electricity distribution company (discom). The two companies will now work out a new tariff for the generation and supply of the 1,000-MW electricity based on domestic coal.

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GTPL Hathway partners with Aprecomm to optimize WiFi connections with AI

GTPL Hathway Ltd will remotely optimize its residential Wi-Fi connections using Artificial Intelligence (AI) in partnership with Aprecomm. The partnership would help GTPL bring down customer issue resolution time and enhance the experience of more than 7 lakh connected broadband households. Aprecomm’s AI Engine will allow GTPL to convert its household connections to AI-enabled smart WiFi access points.

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Edelweiss partners with Indian Bank for co-lending to priority sector

Edelweiss Financial Services and ECL Finance announced a strategic co-lending partnership with Indian Bank for priority sector lending. The lenders recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to expand the portfolio of lending products available to the target customers, thereby increasing access to credit. Agriculture, micro-enterprises, and advances to weaker sections of society are amongst the categories that form the priority segment of lending.  

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Alembic Pharma gets USFDA approval for Dronedarone tablets

Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd has received tentative approval from the US Food & Drug Administration (USFDA) for Dronedarone Tablets. The drug is indicated to reduce the risk of hospitalization for atrial fibrillation in patients in sinus rhythm. According to IQVIA data, Dronedarone tablets had an estimated market size of $500 million (~Rs 3,705 crore) for the twelve months ended September 2021.

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RailTel declares interim dividend of Rs 1.75 per share

RailTel Corporation of India has declared an interim dividend of Rs 1.75 per share for the financial year 2021-22. The company has fixed January 21 as the record date for the payment of the interim dividend. The total payout of the dividend is approximately Rs 56 crore. RailTel is one of the largest telecom infrastructure providers in the country, with a pan-India optic fibre network covering several towns, cities, and rural areas.

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JBM Auto acquires 51% stake in JBM Green Energy Systems

JBM Auto Ltd has acquired the majority stake (51%) in JBM Green Energy Systems Pvt Ltd (JBM GESPL) and JBM EV Industries Pvt Ltd (JBM EIPL) through a subsidiary, JBM Electric Vehicles Private Ltd. JBM GESPL and JBM EIPL have now become indirect subsidiary companies of JBM Auto. The company has announced plans to commission an end-to-end e-mobility ecosystem completely localised in India.

SJVN gets category ‘I’ licence for inter-state trading of electricity across India

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has given category ‘I’ licence to SJVN Ltd for inter-state power trading across India. According to the CERC order, no objections were received on the petition of SJVN for grant of a category ‘I’ licence for inter-state trading in electricity. State-owned SJVN Ltd is engaged in hydroelectric power generation and transmission.