The UK is pushing for a cut in customs duty on electric vehicles in the ongoing negotiations for signing a free-trade deal with India, a senior official confirmed. At present there is a customs duty of 60 per cent on imported cars priced below $40,000 while it is 100% on those priced above this point. The UK has suddenly brought in the new proposal on electric vehicles, uneasy for India.
Eon Musk is currently the richest man in the world and the key reason for his massive wealth is Tesla, one of the most popular car brands across the globe. As per promise to PM Narendra Modi, Elon Musk is likely to bring Tesla to India. According to the report, “Centre is ramping up the process to provide all the necessary approvals from the concerned departments, leading to Tesla's entry.
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An Indian Navy helicopter crashed on the runway of the Naval airport at Willingdon Island which is situated near Kochi on Saturday. There are reports that one Indian Navy personnel who was onboard the helicopter lost his life during the crash. The crash occurred during a trial run at the airport in Kochi. There are also reports that one person is injured after the crash.
With an aim to prevent accidents and people travelling without tickets, made-in-India AI will be in use. The AI tech has been integrated into a camera that uses features like facial recognition and face tracking to monitor if a person is sleeping or even using a mobile while driving. India Mobile Congress 2023 (IMC 2023), where we saw RailTel work on a next-gen AI solution, preventing travel without ticket.
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Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister of Road and Transport, mandates AC cabins for truck drivers soon, making the drive comfortable for truck drivers. Notably, the BJP Government's step, asking manufacturing companies to make comfortable cabins for truck drivers came after Rahul Gandhi raised the issue. Notably, during his conversation with American truck driver, Rahul Gandhi raised the issue of cabin comfortability which is not available for… read-more
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The vigilant loco pilots of the Udaipur-Jaipur Vande Bharat Express avoided a potentially catastrophic accident, saving the high-speed train from derailing. At approximately 09:55 hrs, the train abruptly stopped in the Gangarar-Soniyana section due to a dangerous obstruction on the tracks. The incident unfolded under the jurisdiction of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) post in Bhilwara. This deliberate act of sabotage could have resulted in… read-more
The newly-inducted C-295 medium tactical transport aircraft is likely to take part in the upcoming Air Force Day celebrations in Prayagraj in UP, said officials on September 25. The annual Air Force Day parade and air display is on October 8. The first C295 aircraft was inducted into the IAF at the Hindon Air Force station in the presence of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari.
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Akasa Airlines filed a petition in the Delhi High Court, seeking intervention into the recent mass resignation of pilots. Notably, the airline is going through a shortage of pilots, as 43 pilots submitted their resignation, to join rival airlines, leading to a potential shutdown. The Airline, which is cancelling over 21 flights a day, is suffering huge losses and also sought action by the Director General of Civil Aviation.
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A Bombardier Learjet private jet with 8 people onboard crashed landed and skidded off the runway at Mumbai airport on September 14,The mishap occurred at around 5.04 pm. The aircraft was carrying 6 passengers and 2 crew members. An official at the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said all 8 people injured in the incident have been hospitalised. The VSR Aviation Learjet 45 aircraft VT-DBL operating from Vizag-Mumbai skidded off runway… read-more
India’s pioneering Driver Advisory Council (DAC) is improving the lives of tens of thousands of gig workers on the Uber platform as it expands its reach to nine major cities, in India. This flagship initiative, led by the Aapti Institute in collaboration with Uber, serves as an Independent Review Board (IRB), is now in Jaipur, Guwahati, and Kochi, in addition to Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi-NCR, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Mumbai