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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Having reviewed the Radeon RX 6800 XT , today we’re checking out the standard RX 6800 which is only ~10% cheaper than the XT at $580, though we're looking at 17% fewer cores, so it'll be interesting to see how the two compare in terms of cost per frame. The Radeon RX 6800 is a very similar graphics card and GPU based on the RDNA2 architecture using TSMC’s 7nm process. The card packs 3840 cores, 240 TMUs and 96 ROPs across 60 CUs. The cores clock at up to 2105 MHz and with 16GB of GDDR6 memory on a 256-bit wide memory bus, it has 512GB/s of memory bandwidth to play with. It’s rated at 250 watts total board power, and of course, supports PCI Express 4.0. If the RX 6800 XT is going head to head against the RTX 3080 , the standard RX 6800 could arrive to compete with the RTX 3070 , however going by pricing alone it's clear AMD believes their card will be a tad faster, so it has been priced accordingly. GeForce RTX 3080 GeForce RTX 3070 Radeon RX 6800 XT … [Read more...] about AMD Radeon RX 6800 Review
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane would theoretically consider cutting an unvaccinated player if it meant the team being able to lift NFL COVID-19 protocols restricting in-person team meetings. “Yeah, I would,” Beane told the team-sponsored “ One Bills Live” broadcast on Wednesday. “You guys saw it in the fieldhouse, we had three and four meetings going on, and sometimes you’re talking over each other. But it was the only way to pull it off and be social distant,” he added, referring to NFL protocols limiting the number of players who could meet at one time. “So it would be an advantage to cut a player and fall under that umbrella.” Beane’s response was to a question about potentially cutting a player at the lower end of Buffalo’s 53-man roster, and comes when the NFL is loosening its restrictions for teams whose staff and players have been fully vaccinated. The Bills, for example, were one of numerous teams allowed to conduct the draft at their … [Read more...] about Buffalo Bills GM Beane would consider cutting unvaccinated player
Indian Idol 12 is again in the news after inviting former judge and music composer Anu Malik as a guest on the show. The promos of the upcoming episodes are going viral on social media, in which the Baazigar composer is seen impressed with the contestants' performances. For the unversed, after the #MeToo accusations against him, Anu Malik was sacked from the 11th season of Indian Idol. Singers like Shweta Pandit, Neha Bhasin and Sona Mohapatra had accused him of sexual misconduct in the past. And now, after seeing him again on Indian Idol 12 as a guest, Sona Mohapatra lost her cool and slammed the TV channels for sneaking in 'serial sexual predators'. The 'Ambarsariya' singer took to Twitter and posted a couple of tweets urging the National Commission for Women to look into the matter. Sona Mohapatra tweeted, "In all the death, despair & scrambling to stay afloat in this pandemic, TV channels have made a considered decision to sneak in serial … [Read more...] about Sona Mohapatra Bashes TV Channels After Seeing Anu Malik On Indian Idol 12; See Tweets
Denver Post Broncos writer Ryan O’Halloran posts his Broncos Mailbag periodically during the offseason. Submit questions to Ryan here . Why do fans always seem to believe that highly touted draft prospects are a better choice than proven veterans (especially at quarterback position)? Do they not learn from history? To remind everyone that Teddy Bridgewater is not such a bad deal, can you please type the names: Ryan Leaf, Jamarcus Russell, Tim Couch, Akili Smith, Josh Rosen, Johnny Manziel (feel free to add a few more)? — Alan, Belize I don’t care about past quarterback history. For every one of those busts, I mention Joe Burrow, Justin Herbert, Josh Allen, Patrick Mahomes, Andrew Luck and Cam Newton — solid top-10 picks. I have no problem with the Bridgewater trade and I would have really liked it if he would have served as a bridge to Justin Fields. Among the quarterbacks Alan mentioned, Leaf (Chargers), Russell (Raiders) and Smith (Bengals) joined dysfunctional … [Read more...] about Broncos Mailbag: If Aaron Rodgers is traded to Denver, would talent around him be Super Bowl-quality?