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Tesla plans fully-owned retail outlets in India

Telsa has already received government approval for four of its models to be roadworthy in India. Palo Alto-based electric carmaker Tesla has initiated talks with the government on the modalities of setting up fully-owned retail outlets. The company needs to comply with the foreign direct investment (FDI) guidelines related to single-brand retail, including local sourcing […]

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True mettle: On India’s parathletes

India needs to develop infrastructure and improve access for differently-abled athletes Seen in that context, what India’s paralympic contingent achieved is mind-boggling. This was a leap of faith mounted on endless hours at grounds and inside gymnasiums while sharpening muscle-memory. The Indian contingent reflected life’s vicissitudes with athletes having personal stories steeped in tragedy: accidents, […]

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Modi Sarkar Isn’t Allergic to Privatisation

But use of that word — privatisation — is not encouraged.This seems to be a classic case of reforms through subtle signals, observes A K Bhattacharya. A few days before his Independence Day address from the ramparts of Red Fort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had delivered an important speech at a meeting of leading industrialists, […]

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India becoming a Global Chess Superpower

Since 2012, 44 Indians have been anointed as grandmasters — the highest achievement in chess, points out Arvind Subramanian, economist and former chief economic adviser to the government. Over the last decade, India’s political and economic progress has faltered. Its once-plausible aspirations of becoming a global power on par with China now seem fanciful. The […]

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102 Vande Bharat trains to be operational by March 2024

Railways to procure components from only Indian suppliers The Railways plans to operate 102 Vande Bharat trains by March 2024. Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the operation of 75 Vande Bharat trains, the Ministry of Railways has floated tenders for manufacturing 58 rakes, each comprising 16 coaches. Tenders have already been floated for […]

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PIX: Five-star Robinson sends India crashing to defeat

Pacer Ollie Robinson destroyed India’s batting line-up with a five-wicket haul to power England to a huge victory by an innings and 76 runs, on Day 4 of the third Test, at Leeds on Saturday. Scorecard Robinson took 5/65 in 26 overs as India were bowled out for 278 in 99.3 overs in their second […]

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Vaccine milestone reached: 50% have got at least one dose

According to the government, based on the projected mid-year count for 2020, the total population of the country aged 18 years and above is approximately 94 crore. On Thursday, India completed administering 47.29 crore first doses — which is 50.30 per cent of this projected adult population. India on Thursday completed administering at least one […]

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BYD India to unveil e-MPV for B2B segment

BYD India, a subsidiary of the Warren Buffett-backed EV maker BYD, is planning to unveil an electric MPV (multipurpose vehicle) for the B2B segment from Q4 of 2021. “We are eager to bring our advanced green technology to assist Indian businesses to achieve their EV goals. We have received tremendous response for our electric buses […]

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U-20 World Athletics: Amit wins silver in 10km race walk

India’s Amit Khatri won the silver medal in the 10km race walk at the World Athletics Under-20 Championships in Nairobi on Saturday. Khatri finished second with 42:19.74 behind Kenya’s Wanyonyi, who finished first with 42.10.84. “As it’s a high altitude so breathing problem for me. It was my first international competition and won silver for […]