Infosys to introduce Amazon’s Cobalt quantum computing service to clients

Infosys, a prominent supplier of IT services and products to enterprises, said it will explore the use of Amazon’s Cobalt ‘quantum computing’ platform to build quantum computing applications for clients. Quantum computing refers to the use of non-binary technologies to carry out computations. Traditional computers carry out all computations by reducing all data into a […]

Indiabulls Housing Finance NCDs raise Rs 808 cr

Indiabulls Housing Finance said its offer of non-convertible debentures — a kind of fixed deposit in the company — has generated total retail collection of Rs 807.8 cr. Under the issue, the company was targeting to raise up to Rs 1,000 cr, including a ‘greenshoe’ option of Rs 800 cr that depended on demand. The […]

SpiceJet restructures cargo business, eyes fund raising

SpiceJet, one of the two companies trying to take over the national airline, has rejigged its holding structure by transferring its cargo business to a wholly owned subsidiary to allow for greater ease of monetization. The airline also said it will also raise Rs 2,500 cr through a qualified institutional placement of SpiceJet shares. The […]

Dish TV seeks to postpone AGM, says directors can’t be removed without nod

Dish TV India, one of the largest direct-to-home satellite broadcasters in the world, said a shareholder resolution calling for the removal of its chairman and certain directors as proposed by YES Bank cannot be implemented without the approval of the government and lenders, and therefore, the DTH company has sought permission to postpone the annual […]

Zydus Cadila gets US-FDA nod for antidepressant drug

Zydus Cadila said it received approval from the US Food & Drug Administration to sell new generation anti-depressant Vortioxetine in the US market. The drug was first approved around seven years ago, and was developed by Denmark-based pharmaceuticals maker Lundbeck in the late 2000s. Around 2007, Japanese pharmaceuticals maker Takeda agreed to pay an upfront […]

Brickwork Ratings says telecom reforms not enough

Brickwork Ratings, a credit rating agency that gives advice on the ability of companies to service their debt, has hailed the slew of measures announced by the government yesterday to give relief to the telecom sector, but added they’re not enough to save the industry. FLIP FLOP The most import measure announced yesterday was a […]

SpiceJet signs Boeing 737 MAX deal ahead of approval

SpiceJet said it signed yet another leasing agreement for an unspecified number of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, which were pulled out of service in early 2019 following accidents and mishaps. The American aviation regulator was the first to re-approve the aircraft for operations in November last year, followed by Canadian and European authorities in January […]

Assocham predicts double digit FY22 GDP growth

Assocham, one of India’s top three industry associations, has predicted double digit GDP growth for India this year, citing encouraging response from its members. The association, which counts hundreds of manufacturing and service sector companies as its members, said the economy is fast returning to normal after the disruption seen in April and May due […]

COLUMN: Bitcoin – the most successful ponzi scheme of all times?

Someone like me would make an ideal bitcoin enthusiast – libertarian by political persuasion, open source enthusiast, early adopter of all kinds of technologies, hater of big government and possessor of what my wife calls a ‘mildly paranoid personality’.  Yet, try as I might, I just can’t see bitcoin as anything other than the most […]

Pune-based fintech startup offers free credit cards

With youngsters increasingly preferring non-traditional careers and gigs for their livelihoods, several financial services startups have also sprung up to target these customers who may not qualify for traditional banking services. In this direction, FPL Technologies, a two-year-old, Pune-based credit scoring company, announced that it has launched a free credit card targeting the youth, with […]

TVS Motor Co announces expansion plans for South Africa

Chennai-based TVS Motor Company said it has signed a distribution partnership with ETG Logistics, part of a prominent South African business group present in over 70 countries across Africa, South East Asia, the Indian Sub-Continent, Latin America and the Middle East. ETGL will operate 30 dealerships for TVS Motor Company in South Africa as part […]

Lupin gets license to manufacture new TB drug

Indian pharmaceuticals manufacturer Lupin Ltd said it received a non-exclusive license to manufacture the anti-TB drug pretomanid from non-profit drug developer, TB Alliance. The company said it plans to sell the drug in 140 countries and territories, including many of the highest TB burden countries around the world. Pretomanid will be administered as part of […]

Maruti Suzuki recalls 1.82 lakh cars; wants drivers to avoid water

Marurti Suzuki, India’s largest car maker, has warned customers not to drive their Ciaz, Ertiga, Vitara Brezza, S-Cross and XL6 models made between 4 May 2018 and 27 October 2020 over water-logged areas. The company said there is a fault in 1.82 lakh of these vehicles which can cause unexpected results if the customer drives […]

Zen Technologies gets anti-drone system contract from IAF

Hyderabad based aviation equipment manufacturer Zen Technologies said it received a Rs 155 cr contract to a supply an anti-drone defence system to Indian Air Force. Details of the order were not disclosed, but the company said it would make the supplies over a 12-month period. Zen Technologies specializes in Defence Training Solutions, drones and […]

M&M cuts production by 20-25% due to chip shortage

Mahindra & Mahindra said it will cut its automobile production this month by 20-25% due to a shortage of semiconductors. The company, like most producers, has been finding it difficult to source the chips required that carry out various functions within a car, such as controlling the engine/fuel flow, display boards and so on. “The […]