By Nitin Tuli Does India want to be just a user market of electric vehicles (EVs) or does it aspire to be an EV manufacturing and export hub? I think this question should be the pivot of the vision of policymakers at the government of India and NITI Aayog . Promoting EVs in India for reducing carbon emission footprints or bringing down dependence on fossil fuels for saving foreign exchange should not be the only purpose. Instead policy makers should boost the ecosystem of EVs in India by promoting manufacturing, domestic consumption and exports. This will contribute to higher revenue collection through GST, export duties and will propel employment and economic progress in the country. This can be further elaborated from the example of M&M, Bengaluru, that is manufacturing electric three-wheelers. It has not yet started production of its electric sedan. This kind of situation could be avoided if it had built the eco-system for building EVs that have demand both in … [Read more...] about Opinion: Is COVID-19 an opportunity for Indian EV industry for domestic and export growth?
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New Delhi: Three more countries--Russia, South Korea, and Canada have announced assistance to India to deal with the COVID crisis as supplies continue to pour in from different parts of the world including Singapore. On Wednesday, Russian President Putin called Indian PM Modi and assured full support for India to deal with the covid crisis. Russian foreign ministry in a statement said that the country will deliver a "large batch of medical aid" to India which includes oxygen concentrators, lung ventilators, and other necessary medical supplies and drugs in next coming days. It further said, "The Russian leadership has made a decision in the spirit of friendship and especially privileged strategic partnership between Russia and India and with the goal of combating a surge in the coronavirus incidence." Last year, Russia's main defense export body Rosoboronexport made a donation for PM cares fund formed to deal with the COVID crisis. Rosoboronexport’s Director General … [Read more...] about COVID-19 crisis: Help pours in from all over the world to support India
The Radeon RX 6800 XT is AMD’s new high-end gaming graphics card targeting the GeForce RTX 3080 . We've had the card in our labs for a while, and today we can finally show you how the new GPU performs. In essence, AMD has claimed 3080-like performance at a $50 discount with the 6800 XT, while offering considerably more VRAM at 16 GB vs. the GeForce's 10GB. The 6800 XT is based on the new RDNA2 architecture using TSMC’s 7nm process. The GPU packs 4608 cores, 288 TMUs and 128 ROPs across 72 CUs. The cores clock at up to 2250 MHz, and with 16GB of 16Gbps GDDR6 memory on a 256-bit wide memory bus, it has 512GB/s of memory bandwidth to play with. It’s rated at 300 watts TBP, and of course, supports PCI Express 4.0. There are some new features as well such as ray tracing support, 128MB of AMD Infinity Cache and Shared Access Memory. But we have covered all of that on paper, so we won't repeat ourselves with the details. GeForce RTX 3080 Radeon RX 6900 XT Radeon … [Read more...] about AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT Review