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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The Broncos started their task of finding a new right tackle Wednesday by scheduling free-agent visits next week for Dennis Kelly and Bobby Massie, according to a source. Not on the radar just yet is Demar Dotson, who started eight games at right tackle for the Broncos last year. Dotson could be an option as the offseason progresses. The Broncos entered the right tackle market Tuesday when projected starter Ja’Wuan James sustained an Achilles injury while training and their initial focus appears to be on players who have right tackle experience and not left tackles who would need to play a new position. Massie turns 32 on Aug. 1 and became a free agent when Chicago declined his contract option. He signed a four-year, $30.8 million deal in 2019. Massie has 110 career starts at right tackle for Arizona and the Bears. His first three years with Chicago (2016-18) overlapped with Broncos coach Vic Fangio’s final three as defensive coordinator. Entering 2019, Massie had started … [Read more...] about Broncos Briefs: Search for right tackle begins with Bobby Massie, Dennis Kelly
Video Player Close BEIJING, May 6 (Xinhua) -- China witnessed robust tourism during the five-day May Day holiday, which ended on Wednesday, as COVID-19 has been brought under control and the vaccination rate is rising steadily in the country. China saw a total of 230 million domestic tourist trips during the holiday, up 119.7 percent from last year, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. BEIJING Beijing's municipal parks and scenic areas received a total of 7.68 million tourist visits during the holiday, said the Beijing Gardening and Greening Bureau. The figure represented a growth of 77 percent year on year. It was also 6 percent higher than the same period of 2019. More than 68 cultural activities featuring flower exhibitions and folk customs have been launched in parks, and the city has seen 172 flower-themed zones pop up since the beginning of spring, each with an area of over 1,000 square meters. SHANGHAI Shanghai recorded 16.89 million tourist … [Read more...] about China Focus: China sees robust tourism during May Day holiday
Video Player Close Aerial photo taken on May 3, 2021 shows the Wanlyuyuan park and high buildings in Haikou, capital of south China's Hainan Province. Haikou, an important city of China's "Belt and Road" initiative and also a core city for the construction of free trade port in Hainan Province, will greet the first China International Consumer Products Expo. (Xinhua/Pu Xiaoxu) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next >>| |<< 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Next >>| |<< 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Next >>| |<< 31 32 33 34 35 36 Next 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next >>| … [Read more...] about Aerial view of S China’s Haikou
TOWIE'S Georgia Harrison has admitted that she was "always drunk" on set and had her scenes cut because they couldn't understand her. The reality star , 26, disclosed the shocking revelation in a recent video shared on her TikTok account. Georgia is arguably most well-known for her stint on the third series of Love Island back in 2017, but she actually shot to fame on the ITVBe show three years before. Despite ruffling a few feathers by flirting with both Lewis Boor and Tom Pearce, she only managed one series before producers gave her the axe. And now she's revealed that the main reason she got given the boot was because of drinking too much. She told her 383.3k followers: "So I was on Towie when I was about 19 and to be fair, I was a nightmare, I was always drinking on set. “They had to actually cut a couple of my scenes because literally, I was so drunk you couldn’t even understand me.” "And once I got called into the office for getting drunk midday at … [Read more...] about Towie’s Georgia Harrison says she was ‘always drunk’ on set and her scenes were cut because they couldn’t understand her