NSE, ONGC buys stake in IGX from Indian Energy Exchange

Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) has divested 26% of its equity holding in Indian Gas Exchange (IGX) to the National Stock Exchange of India. NSE will purchase 1.92 crore equity shares of IGX from IEX for Rs 19.20 crore. IEX has also sold 5% of its equity holding in IGX to the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) for Rs 3.69 crore. “Having NSE and ONGC as partners is a natural choice in the endavour to deepen India’s gas markets,” said S N Goel, Chairman & MD of IEX.

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Easy Trip Planners IPO subscribed 159 times on final day of bidding

The Rs 510-crore initial public offering (IPO) of Easy Trip Planners was subscribed 159.30 times on the final day of bidding. The issue received bids for 240.27 crore equity shares against an offer size of 1.5 crore shares. The portion reserved for retail investors was subscribed 70.40 times. The portion set aside for non-institutional investors (NIIs) saw a subscription of 382.21 times and that of qualified institutional buyers (QIBs) 77.53 times.

Passenger vehicle sales grow 18% in February: SIAM

According to data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), passenger vehicle sales increased by 17.92% year-on-year (YoY) to 2.81 lakh units in February. The utility vehicles (UVs) segment saw a growth of more than 45% YoY. Sales of two-wheelers rose 10.20% YoY to 14.26 lakh units last month. The data also shows that sales of three-wheelers declined by 34% YoY to 27,331 units in February.

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Vodafone Idea partners with Disney+ Hotstar to provide one year of free content to users

Vodafone Idea (Vi) has partnered with Disney+ Hotstar to offer one year of VIP membership to its customers. Vi prepaid users will get three new unlimited recharge plans including one data-only plan with Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription. The telecom company’s postpaid users can get access to the streaming service on plans starting at Rs 499. The offer comes just in time for the upcoming IPL cricket season, which begins on April 9. 

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Hitachi ABB Power Grids secures orders worth Rs 160 crore to supply transformers to Indian Railways

Hitachi ABB Power Grids in India has secured orders worth Rs 160 crore from the Government of India’s electric locomotive manufacturer, Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW), and the Central Organization for Rail Electrification (CORE) to power electric freight locomotives for the Indian Railways. The company will deliver traction transformers to CLW for one of Indian Railways’ most successful classes of locomotives- the WAG 9. The firm will also supply trackside transformers to CORE.

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Magma Fincorp’s shareholders approve plans to raise Rs 3,456 crore by issuing shares to Rising Sun Holdings 

Magma Fincorp Limited announced that its shareholders have approved the company’s plans to raise Rs 3,456 crore by issuing preference shares to Adar Poonawalla-controlled Rising Sun Holding Pvt Ltd (RSHPL) and two members from the promoter group. Around 49.37 crore preference shares will be issued at Rs 70 per share to RSHPL and the two promoters. After the transaction, RSHPL will hold a controlling stake of 60% in Magma Fincorp.

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Sun Pharma’s subsidiary acquires 12% stake in Australia-based WRS Bioproducts

The Australian subsidiary of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd has acquired 4.28 lakh shares (or 12% fully diluted equity stake) of WRS Bioproducts Pty Limited. The total value of the acquisition was AUD 2 million (~Rs 11.24 crore). WRS Bioproducts is engaged in developing novel technologies to produce and commercialise supplements and nutraceutical ingredients from diverse algae species in Australia.

Man Infra’s subsidiary secures order worth Rs 84 crore

Man Vastucon, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Man Infraconstruction Ltd, has received an order worth Rs 84.32 crore from Mira Shaindar Municipal Corporation (MSMC). The scope of work consists of the construction of an auditorium situated off Western Express Highway, Mira Road East, Thane. The project will be completed and handed over to MSMC within a year.

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Dr Reddy’s gets 3 observations from USFDA for US-based API plant

Dr Reddy’s Laboratories said that the US Food & Drug Administration (USFDA) has issued a Form 483 with three observations after inspecting its active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) manufacturing plant in Middleburgh, New York. Form 483, which is issued to a firm at the end of an inspection, specifies any conditions that may be in violation of the Food Drug & Cosmetic Act or other regulations. Currently, Dr Reddy’s does not have any sales from this API plant.

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Quick Heal Technologies’ board approves proposal for Rs 155 crore share buyback plan

The Board of Directors of Quick Heal Technologies has approved the proposal to buyback 63.26 lakh equity shares at Rs 245 per share. This represents 0.85% of the total paid-up equity share capital of the software company. The total buyback size will be Rs 155 crore. The board has also approved the de-registration and closure of the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Quick Heal Technologies Africa. This closure was part of the firm’s recently concluded business reorganisation exercise.

Board of Shriram EPC approves the issuance of preference shares worth Rs 350 crore to lenders

The Board of Directors of Shriram EPC, on Wednesday, discussed and cleared the issuance of non-convertible redeemable preference shares (NCRPS) worth Rs 350 crore to the lenders of the company against their loans and for other related activities. Shriram EPC is a construction company based in Chennai.


At the recent United Nations Climate Change Conference at Glasgow (COP26), India pledged to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2070. The Centre has committed to installing a non-fossil fuel electricity generation capacity of 500 gigawatts (GW) and sourcing 50% of India’s energy requirement from renewable sources by 2030. The government also aims to reduce 1 […]