India signs agreement with Russian firm to manufacture inland shipping vessels

Government of India-controlled Cochin Shipyard Limited said it signed an agreement with Russia’s largest shipbuilding company to jointly design and manufacture inland and coastal ships in India to enable the government’s Sagar Mala program. Sagar Mala is a ₹8 lakh cr investment initiative of the Government of India to promote the use of water ways […]

SAP to include HCL’s aviation industry solution in asset management platform

HCL Technologies (HCL) said Germany-based enterprise software giant SAP has agreed to include, and resell, an ‘add on’ that it developed for aviation-related clients as part of a broader solution. The add-on will help clients streamline their ‘maintenance, repair and overhaul’ operations when using SAP’s enterprise asset management or EAM solution. EAM software is used […]

Balaji Telefilms ties up with Reliance Jio for content distribution

Balaji Telefilms, the television content producer header by Ekta Kapoor, said it has decided to make its digital content available on various content applications of Reliance Jio. So far, the most of the content was exclusive to Balaji Telefilm’s own app, ALTBalaji, which also competes with Jio’s apps. According to Google’s Play Store, the Android […]

Eveready to float FMCG joint venture with Indonesia-based Wings group

Battery and electrical goods maker Eveready Industries India said it will float a joint venture the Wings Group of Indonesia to enter the market of fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) in India. Eveready will acquire 30% shares in the new company, with the remaining held by Universal Wellbeing Pte. Ltd, part of the Wings Group. […]

Eros International to co-produce ‘new wave’ films with Drishyam

Film producer Eros International said it has tied up with Manish Mundra’s Drishyam Films to co-produce four “new wave” films. Drishyam is the film maker behind titles such as Masaan, Rukh, Kadvi Hawa and Newton, India’s entry to the Oscars in the Foreign Film Category this year. Eros has already tied up with Drishyam for […]

Hexaware to provide solutions from Pegasystems Inc

IT services provider Hexaware Technologies said it has become a Registered Business Partner of Pegasystems Inc. Pegasystems develops software for customer relationship management (CRM) and business process management (BPM) for a variety of industries such as financial services, utilities etc.. The tie-up will help Hexaware clients who want to implement Pega’s consulting and implementation, the […]

Cyient joins hands with UK firm for power utility solutions

Cyient, a Mumbai-based provider of engineering, geospatial and operations management services, said it has tied up with UK-based EA Technology to jointly market each others’ services to power utilities. EA Technologies provides solutions to electric utilities to monitor and manage their assets such as cables and other electric instruments. As part of the alliance, Cyient […]

Siemens taps HCL Tech to expand IoT cloud platform MindSphere

German equipment maker Siemens has signed up IT services provider HCL Technologies to develop and expand its Internet-of-Things platform MindSphere. Mindsphere is Siemens’ cloud–based open Internet of Things (IoT) operating system, and includes technology, applications, connectivity, system integration and go-to-market strategies. Siemens is keen on developing the package as a standard for industrial equipment to […]

Rupa underwear brings ‘Fruit of the Loom’ to India

Rupa & Company, one of India’s largest knitwear manufacturers, said it is launching ‘Fruit of the Loom’ underwear brand in India. Fruit of the Loom, based in Kentucky, is one of the largest manufacturers and marketers underwear, T-shirts and fleece in the world. The company will launch 87 styles across the men’s & women’s range […]

Royal Orchid Hotels inks marketing tie-up with UK’s Bespoke Hotels

Royal Orchid Hotels said it had tied up with Bespoke Hotels of the UK to market each others’ properties to their customers. Bespoke manages over 200 hots with 9,500 hotel rooms, 8,000 employees and £815 million of assets. “Royal Orchid now has the ability to offer its guests hundreds of hotel options across multiple global […]

Cyient ties up with US start-up to incorporate AI tech in power solution

Mumbai-based IT services provider Cyient said it has signed an agreement to incorporate machine learning meter and voltage signature technology from US-based startup Elpis in its solutions for power utilities. “Through this agreement, Cyient and Elpis will jointly pursue utility business opportunities, by leveraging their complementing solutions and technology respectively. “The partnership will combine Cyient’s […]

Infosys to deliver private cloud solution based on Suse Linux and Openstack

IT services provider Infosys said it now offers a private cloud solution built using SUSE Linux and Openstack. The solution will make use of Openstack cloud and datacenter solutions developed by Germany-based Micro Focus SUSE. Infosys and Micro Focus SUSE have jointly invested in a center of excellence to develop validated reference architectures, accelerators and […]

L&T Technology Services to co-develop solutions with Intel unit

L&T Technology Services, the engineering services arm of the construction conglomerate, will co-develop industrial solutions with Intel subsidiary Wind River, which works in the emerging domain of Internet of Things. Under the partnership L&T Technology Services will “validate and optimize” its solutions with Wind River software platforms. These will then be offered to “shared customers” […]

Godrej Properties, Nirmal to co-develop huge project in Thane West

Mumbai-based real estate company Godrej Properties said it has signed a joint venture agreement with Nirmal Ventures, also based in Mumbai, for developing a residential project in Thane. The project, located on the Lal Bahadur Shastri (LBS) Marg, Thane West, will be developed under a development management agreement, the company said. Spread over 14 acres, […]

Wipro opens Artificial Intelligence research facility in Israel University

IT and outsourcing services provider Wipro said it will use students at Israel’s largest university to jointly conduct research into artificial intelligence. The company inked an agreement with Tel Aviv University, Israel’s largest institution of higher learning which is home to over 30,000 students studying in nine faculties. The two will create a joint research […]

Sun Pharma selects Samsung to manufacture psoriasis drug

Sun Pharma said it has inked a long-term agreement with Samsung BioLogics under which the Korean company will manufacture Tildrakizumab, a potential treatment for plaque psoriasis, for the Indian company. Plaque psoriasis is an autoimmune condition which results in patches of thick, red, scaly skin. The approximate value of the contract will be US$ 55.5 […]

NIV to help Sun Pharma test Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya drugs

Sun Pharma announced a tie-up with National Institute of Virology (NIV) under the Indian Council of Medical Research for testing various compounds for treating rapidly spreading viral infections — Zika, Chikungunya and Dengue. The compounds will include those sourced from plants, animals and chemical entities developed by Sun Pharma. NIV will do the testing against […]

Anil Ambani Group ties up with Thales for Rafale contracts

Reliance Defence, the defence manufacturing arm of the Anil Ambani group, said it will form a joint venture in India with global defence manufacturer Thales to carry out some contracts related to the Rafale jet deal. The Indian company will hold 51% of the equity while the foreign entity will hold the remaining. Reliance Defence […]

Jet Airways inks codeshare agreement with Aeromexico

Jet Airways said it inked an agreement with Aeromexico, the flag carrier airline of Mexico, to explore codeshare arrangements and shared frequent flyer programs. As part of the arrangement, both carriers will code on each other’s services between India and Mexico via common gates in Europe (London Heathrow, Paris Charles De Gaulle and Amsterdam). To […]

Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali expands Ruchi Soya tie-up, eyes 20,000 cr edible oil sales

Patanjali Ayurved, the consumer products company headed by yoga exponent Baba Ramdev, has scaled up its agreement with Ruchi Soya, which has been facing financial stress due to high debt levels. Ruchi Soya said the two companies have agreed to expand their initial agreement — signed last month — to two Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat […]