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Wipro Q2 Results: Net profit falls 9% YoY to ₹2,660 crore

Wipro Ltd reported a 9.2% YoY decline in consolidated net profit to ₹2,659 crore for the quarter ended March (Q2 FY23). Its revenue from operations rose 14.6% YoY to ₹22,539.7 crore during the same period. In constant currency terms, the IT services segment revenue increased by 4.1% QoQ and 12.9% YoY. Wipro’s order bookings during the quarter grew by 23.8% YoY. Wipro's results are below street estimates.

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Retail inflation rises to 5-month high of 7.41% in September

India’s retail inflation, measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), rose to a five-month high of 7.41% in September. CPI stood at 7% in August. Inflation in the food basket rose to 8.60% in Sept from 7.62% in August. The fuel and light segment rose 10.39% last month.

India’s factory output, measured by the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) witnessed a contraction of (-)0.8% YoY to 131.3 in August.

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HCL Tech Q2 Results: Net profit rises 7% YoY to ₹3,489 crore

HCL Technologies Ltd reported a 7.1% YoY (or 6.3% QoQ) increase in consolidated net profit to ₹3,489 crore for the quarter ended March (Q2 FY23). Its revenue from operations rose 19.5% YoY to ₹24,686 crore during the same period. The total contract value of deals rose 6% YoY and 16% QoQ to $2.38 billion in Q2. The IT company's board has declared a dividend of ₹10 per share.

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Airtel tops 4G download speeds, Jio in coverage: OpenSignal

According to an OpenSignal report, Bharti Airtel users enjoyed the best quality of service on 4G networks with the fastest download speeds, while Reliance Jio had the best coverage. Users on Airtel clocked 13.6 Mbps download speeds, marginally faster than Vodafone Idea and Reliance Jio by 0.3-0.6 Mbps. Airtel delivered a superior experience in streaming videos, multiplayer gaming, and OTT services.

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Adani Renewable Energy Holding Four sets up two subsidiaries

Adani Green Energy Ltd’s arm Adani Renewable Energy Holding Four has incorporated two new subsidiaries. These two subsidiaries are Adani Renewable Energy Forty Four Ltd (ARE44L) and Adani Renewable Energy Forty Eight Ltd (ARE48L). The main objective of the subsidiaries is to generate, develop, distribute, transmit, and supply power or electrical energy using any renewable sources of energy.

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HFCL secures order worth ₹40 crore

HFCL has received purchase orders aggregating to ₹39.19 crore from Reliance Projects & Property Management Services. The order is for rolling out a long-distance fibre network by one of the leading operators in various telecom circles. The orders are to be executed by May 2023. HFCL is a technology company that makes high-end transmission equipment and optical fibre cables (OFC).

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Coal India partners three PSUs for four gasification projects

Coal India Ltd (CIL) has signed agreements with Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, and GAIL (India) Ltd to set up four surface gasification projects. It aims to gasify 100 million tonnes (MT) of coal into syngas for use in the downstream production of value-added chemicals in the next eight years. In the first phase (from 2020-2024). 4 MT will be gasified with an investment of ₹20,000 crore. 

Sonata Software signs business transformation deal with Ireland-based eir evo

Sonata Software Ltd has signed an agreement with eir evo to support the standardization of their customer relationship management (CRM) platform, migrating them from Salesforce to Microsoft Dynamics. Ireland-based eir evo leading telecommunications and Information & Communications Technology (ICT) solutions provider.

Sonata Software and eir evo also plan to implement a long-term strategy for growing Microsoft Dynamics within the Irish market.

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Tata Power partners with 75F Smart Innovations for energy-efficiency solutions

Tata Power Trading Company Ltd (TPTCL) has signed an agreement with 75F Smart Innovations India to jointly promote automation and energy-efficiency solutions in the commercial building space. TPTCL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power. The entities will help businesses optimize their energy consumption and usage. They will offer solutions in the areas of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) optimisation and smart building automation.

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Centre approves one-time compensation of ₹22,000 crore for OMCs to recover LPG losses

The government has granted a one-time compensation of ₹22,000 crore for Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) in view of the rising under-recoveries due to rising LPG prices globally. LPG prices have surged globally up to 300%, while in India it has not gone up as much leading to under-recoveries of OMCs. The compensation will be rolled out to Indian Oil Corporation, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation, and Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL).

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