TCS Q1 Results: Net profit rises 28.5% YoY to Rs 9,008 crore

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) reported a 28.5% year-on-year (YoY) increase in consolidated net profit to Rs 9,008 crore for the quarter ended June (Q1 FY22). Its net profit has declined by 2.5% when compared to the previous quarter. The IT firm’s revenue from operations increased by 18.5% YoY to Rs 45,411 crore in Q1. TCS’ performance in Q1 was powered by higher demand from businesses ramping up digital services during the Covid-19 crisis. The company’s board has approved an interim dividend of Rs 7 per share.

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LTI completes acquisition of Cuelogic Technologies

Larsen & Toubro Infotech (LTI) has completed the acquisition of Cuelogic Technologies, a digital engineering company based in Pune. The cost of the acquisition was $8.4 million (~Rs 61.6 crore). LTI said this acquisition would help in enhancing its digital engineering practice by combining Cuelogic’s tools, methodologies, and workforce. This is LTI’s seventh acquisition since it got listed in 2016.

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Shyam Metalics Q4 Results: Net profit at Rs 388 crore

Shyam Metalics and Energy Ltd reported a 386% YoY jump in consolidated net profit to Rs 387.50 crore for the quarter ended March 2021 (Q4 FY21). Net profit has increased by 79.57% when compared to the previous quarter. Its revenue from operations jumped 116.9% YoY to Rs 2,350.51 crore during the same period. Net profit for the financial year 2020-21 (FY21) increased by 147.87% YoY to Rs 843.36 crore. The company’s board has recommended a dividend of Rs 2.70 per share.

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Sanofi, GSK receive approval for Phase 3 trial of Covid-19 vaccine in India

French pharma company Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) have received approval to conduct the Phase-3 clinical trial of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate in India. The global and randomised Phase 3 study will include 35,000 volunteers aged 18 and older across sites in the US, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Sanofi and GSK hope to get approvals for their protein-based Covid-19 vaccine by the end of 2021. 

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NIIT partners with Axis Bank to launch Digital Banking Academy

NIIT Institute of Finance Banking and Insurance (NIIT IFBI) and Axis Bank have launched a FinTech Professional Programme under the Axis Bank – NIIT Digital Banking Academy. The course is designed to build future-ready fintech professionals for Axis Bank. The program offers graduates with 0-3 years of experience an opportunity to join Axis Bank as Deputy Manager (IT). NIIT IFBI is a subsidiary of NIIT Limited. 

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Alembic Pharma gets USFDA approval for anti-depressant drug

Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd has received approval from the US Food & Drug Administration (USFDA) for Desipramine Hydrochloride tablets. The drug is indicated for the treatment of depression. According to IQVIA data, the tablets had estimated sales of $7 million (~Rs 52.4 crore) during the 12 months ended March 2021.

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Magenta to deploy M&M’s Treo Zor electric cargo vehicles in Bengaluru

Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) has partnered with Magenta to deploy its Treo Zor electric cargo vehicles in Bengaluru for last-mile delivery of essential and non-essential goods. Magenta will deploy a hundred Mahindra Treo Zor electric three-wheelers in the city, which will be inducted into its delivery fleet of the new e-mobility Electric Vehicle Enabled Transport (EVET) platform. Magenta is a clean energy solutions provider based in Navi Mumbai.

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STFC gets Rs 312.5 crore capital infusion from promoter Shriram Capital

Shriram Transport Finance Company (STFC) has received Rs 312.50 crore from its promoter Shriram Capital Finance in connection with the allotment of preference shares and warrants. STFC has allotted 17,36,100 equity shares at Rs 1,440 per share to Shriram Capital Finance. The same amount of warrants (convertible into equity shares) have also been allotted at Rs 1,440 per warrant.

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Bharat Dynamics to supply Akash Missiles to IAF

Bharat Dynamics Ltd (BDL) has signed a contract with the Ministry of Defence for the manufacturing and supply of Akash Missiles to the Indian Air Force (IAF). The total value of the contract is Rs 499 crore. BDL has also received export leads from certain countries expressing interest in procuring the missiles. The company said it has a well-established infrastructure and expertise to execute these orders and meet the customer delivery schedule.

IPO Updates

The Rs 963.27-crore initial public offering (IPO) of G R Infraprojects was subscribed 5.75 times on the second day of bidding. The portion reserved for retail investors was subscribed 7.5 times. The portion set aside for non-institutional investors (NIIs) saw a subscription of 6.31 times and that of qualified institutional buyers (QIBs) 2.79 times. To know more about the IPO, click here.

The Rs 1,546.62-crore IPO of Clean Science and Technology was subscribed 4.28 times on the second day of bidding. The portion reserved for retail investors was subscribed 5.43 times. The portion set aside for non-institutional investors (NIIs) saw a subscription of 4.51 times and that of qualified institutional buyers (QIBs) 2.12 times. To know more about the IPO, click here.

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