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Indian Bank in focus after board approves fund raising
(20-Mar-2017, 07:56 Hours IST)  

Indian Bank announced on Saturday, 18 March 2017, that its board approved to raise capital by issuing 4.75 crore equity shares through follow-on issue/rights issue/private placement /qualified institutional placement (QIP)/preferential issue, subject to necessary approval from Reserve Bank of India, Government of India, shareholders of the bank and other regulatory authorities, at appropriate time.

Dena Bank announced after market hours on Friday, 17 March 2017, that it received a communication from Government of India informing capital allocation of Rs 600 crore as part of turnaround linked infusion plan. The board approval for raising of capital of the bank through issue of equity shares to Government of India, LIC of India and GIC of India on preferential basis, is being obtained.

Key IT stocks will in focus after media reports suggested that Cognizant may cut at least 6,000 jobs, which represents 2.3% of its total workforce, as it struggles with growth in an IT environment that is fast shifting towards new digital services. The layoffs are likely to be more this year than the routine annual exercise.

NTPC announced on Sunday, 19 March 2017, that second unit of 660 MW of Mouda Super Thermal Power Station Stage-II (2 X 660 MW) has been commissioned. With this, the commissioned capacity of Mouda Super Thermal Power Station, NTPC and NTPC group has become 2320 MW, 41907 MW and 48873 MW respectively.

NTPC announced on Saturday, 18 March 2017, that first unit of 195 megawatts (MW) of Kanti Thermal Power Station Stage-II (2 X 195 MW) of Kanti Bijlee Utpadan Nigam (a subsidiary of NTPC) is declared on commercial operation from 00:00 Hrs of 18 March 2017. Separately, NTPC announced on Saturday, 18 March 2017, that 25 MW of Bhadla Solar Power Project of NTPC has been commissioned. With this, the installed capacity of Bhadla Solar Power project has become 185 MW and that of NTPC's solar power projects has become 545 MW.

Welspun India announced on Saturday, 18 March 2017, that it has forayed into new technologies in its technical textile business with its needle entangled advance textile plant in Anjar. The plant was inaugurated on 18 March 2017. The Rs 150 crore facility, will have unique capabilities of spun lace and needle punch lines which can manufacture multilayer composites for various applications. This advanced and innovative technology will provide non-woven solutions for high-end industrial applications such as filtration, acoustics, automotive, fire safety, thermal insulation, vibration control, noise control, aero-space, defence and mass transportation. The initial capacity of the manufacturing unit will be 2,400 MT per annum. With this facility, Welspun has also invested in a wide range of finishing technologies which include coating, laminating, dyeing, and printing to provide innovative solutions; all under one roof. Further, Welspun has invested Rs 100 crore to set up a fresh state- of- the-art fully automated cut and sew unit in the made-ups segment with a capacity of 10 mn units per annum. The new initiatives are a testimony of Welspun's commitment in enhancing employment opportunities in the region, particularly for the women workforce.

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