Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
As all we know about Tata’s Rs 1 lakh car here is new information. Suzuki Motor Corporation, 54% owner of India’s largest carmaker Maruti Udyog, is developing a 660cc engine and a new low-cost small car platform from scratch to counter the Tata Motors Rs 1 lakh car. With it, Suzuki hopes to provide the most formidable competition to date to Ratan Tata’s dream project. Being developed under a blanket of secrecy at its headquarters in Hamamatsu in Japan, the car will roll out of Maruti’s Gurgaon plant by the end of 2008—around the same time that Tata Motors plans to launch its new small car. “We are working on a mini car which would be lower than 800cc in engine capacity,” Maruti’s director, sales & marketing Shuji Oishi confirmed to FE. Suzuki believes it will be able to price the car in the same bracket as the Tata small car. Tata Motors managing director Ravi Kant has admitted that his company’s car may be priced higher than the Rs 1 lakh target due to increasing raw material costs. “The Tata car would be higher than Rs 1.25 lakh. Our car would be priced competitively but the price won’t be Rs 1 lakh,” Oishi said. The Suzuki and the Tata cars will be the first sub-800cc cars in the Indian market. The Suzuki car will offer over 50 bhp power with a 660cc petrol engine. In comparison, the Tata small car is expected to offer 30 bhp with a 700cc petrol engine. The 796cc Maruti 800 offers 37 bhp, while the Alto 800 offers 47 bhp.Also fdaware.com.
Monday, October 27, 2008
The idea that global warming is caused by changes in solar output rather than human activity has been dealt a further blow by a new analysis of temperature, volcanic and solar-radiation data by a physicist in Germany. The research, carried out by Pablo Verdes from the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences in Germany, does not rely on climate models, which cannot account for all global-warming mechanisms. Instead, the work reveals a strong statistical link between rising temperatures and greenhouse gas emissions.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
We usually know about a famous channel CNN-IBN, have you ever noticed truth about that channel. Here is little information about that famous channel. Rajdeep Sardesai (born May 24, 1965 in Ahmedabad) is an Indian political commentator and TV personality married to Sagarika Ghosh, daughter of Bhaskar Ghosh, while director of DD a India Government run TV Channel. Sagarika, before joining CNN-IBN, worked with the Indian Express. He was the host of the award-winning talk show The Big Fight on NDTV 24x7, one of the leading Indian news channels and was particularly appreciated for his coverage of the Gujarat riots. Rajdeep Sardesai later quit NDTV to start his own company, Global Broadcast Network (GBN) in collaboration with the American giant CNN and Raghav Behl's TV18. The latter broadcasts the Indian Edition of CNBC, the Hindi consumer channel, Awaaz and an international channel, SAW. The new channel with Rajdeep as the Editor-in-Chief has been named CNN-IBN. It went on air on December 17, 2005. Channel 7 has also come under this umbrella after Rajdeep bought a 46 percent stake in the channel.Also