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    21 GMT, April 2, 2012 NEW DELHI, India | Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., one of India's leading business houses, announced Mar. 30 two Joint Ventures at the DefExpo 2012 held in Delhi.

    MOU WITH RAFAEL ADVANCED DEFENCE SYSTEMS

    The company's MoU with Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Ltd., a manufacturer of high tech defence systems for air, land, sea and space applications, will lead to the formation of a Joint Venture Company in India. The JV will develop and manufacture products such as Anti Torpedo Defence Systems, Electronic Warfare Systems, Advanced Armouring Solutions and remotely operated weapon stations for Futuristic Infantry Combat Vehicles (FICV).

    Simultaneously, the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) has been approached for the creation of a 74:26 company.

    Rafael will make investments in Mahindra's existing Naval Systems division in Pune which will also be the location of a production facility which will be set up to meet the long-term requirements of the JV company.

    Speaking on this MoU, Mr. Anand Mahindra, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said: "Our Joint venture with Rafael signals our strategic entry into a wide range of high tech-defence solutions which will enable the Mahindra Group to become a leading defence systems integrator in India."

    Brig (Retd) KA Hai, Chief Executive, Mahindra Defence Systems, said "This JV will enable Mahindra Defence Systems to further leverage its innovative solutions in the maritime domain, enhance its product offerings, and present it with new avenues for growth. We intend to further expand into air, land, and aerospace defence solutions."

    Maj Gen (Retd) Ilan Biran, Chairman, Rafael said: "As part of our global strategy, we form alliances to develop military applications based on our proprietary technologies and in Mahindra we see a lot of synergy and opportunities for growth in new markets and especially in India which is a strategic market for us."

    Vice Admiral (Retd), Yadida Yaari, CEO, Rafael said "We see Mahindra as an ideal partner for expanding our business opportunities in India in sea, land and air domains. We have supported and will continue to support the Indian Ministry of Defence in gaining technological superiority and excellence.

    Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., designs, develops, manufactures and supplies a wide range of high tech defense systems for air, land, sea and space applications. Rafael was established as part of the Israeli Ministry of Defense more than 60 years ago. Rafael's technology is embedded in almost all Israel Defense Forces (IDF) systems in operation today. The company has a special relationship with the IDF, developing products according to the soldiers' specific requirements in the field. Rafael is a steadily growing company with sales of US$ 1.8 Billion in 2011.

    JOINT VENTURE WITH TELEPHONICS CORPORATION

    Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. and Telephonics Corporation, a leading designer, developer and manufacturer of high-technology integrated information, communication and sensor system solutions to military and commercial markets worldwide and a subsidiary of Griffon Corporation, also announced the impending formation of a Joint Venture (JV) Company which will provide the Indian Ministry of Defence (MOD) and the Indian Civil sector with radar and surveillance systems, Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) devices and communication systems. In addition, the JV intends to provide systems for Air Traffic Management services, Homeland Security and other emerging surveillance requirements.

    The project envisages establishing a plant in India which would manufacture and service airborne radar systems that are already being supplied to Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) and support airborne maritime surveillance systems for the Indian Navy and Coast Guard. The JV will license technology from Telephonics for use on a wide range of products that have both defence and civil applications.

    Subsequent to the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding ("MoU") in October 2011, the companies have been in the process of negotiating definitive agreements and approval has been sought from the Foreign Investment Promotion Board of the Government of India (GoI) for the establishment of the JV in accordance with the current defence sector Foreign Direct Investment regulations of the GOI. The approval for this is expected soon.

    Backed by strong R&D, Telephonics has developed a state-of-the-art three channel IFF MK-XII system which has the capability to integrate with civil/military aircraft and ground or sea based IFF systems. Telephonics' experience with respect to these systems in other countries will provide a platform for the JV to meet the emerging Indian customised civil/military requirements of a National IFF Program. Telephonics has also developed secure communication systems which may be deployed on a variety of ground and airborne systems.

    The Mobile Surveillance System (MSS) and Advanced Radar Surveillance System (ARSS) are rapid deployment ground surveillance systems which can detect human and vehicular movement both in the day and the night. Through networking, a central command and control system can effectively watch a large area for vehicular and human movement. Nearly 4000 of these systems are already being used by 10 countries for their homeland security applications.

    The JV will be the first in India to manufacture air borne and maritime radars utilizing licensed technology. Nearly 100 per cent indigenous capability is expected to be achieved in the near future. The JV will also be strategically poised to develop future technologies for civil and military applications.

    Telephonics has an established presence in the Indian defence and civil markets. For example, Telephonics supplies RDR-1400 weather avoidance radar systems for helicopters being built in Bangalore, India. It is also contracted to supply Boeing with APS - 143C (V) 3 Multi-Mode Radars (MMR) for India's P-8i Maritime Surveillance aircraft, and is responsible for installation of a sophisticated intercommunication system for the C-17 Globemaster contracted for by the Indian Air Force.

    Telephonics specializes in aircraft intercommunication systems, wireless communication systems, radars, identification friend or foe products, integrated security systems, air traffic management systems, aerospace electronics and threat analysis and management. Telephonics Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation headquartered in New York, N.Y. Griffon is a diversified management and holding company that conducts business through wholly-owned subsidiaries.
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    New Delhi, Delhi, India : -- Attractive Pricing of Rs. 7999/- for the U1 & powered by latest Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS
    -- U1 has 17 Pre Loaded Applications covering jobs, games, social networking, music and much more such as access to over 10000 applications on the ME App Store and Goodies worth Rs 3000
    -- Backed by the unmatched support and service infrastructure spread over 4000+ cities, The U1 also loaded with a one touch service application on the tablet – HCL Touch
    -- MyEduTab is “Education on the Move” combined with personalized and collaborative learning. It comes along with high quality engaging content for both learners and parents to make learning a great experience
    -- MyEduTab is an integral part of a Cloud based learning ecosystem which brings together all stakeholders i.e students, teachers, parents, institutions on an integrated education platform
    -- MyEduTab K12 Version priced at Rs. 11,499 is an innovative educational tablet packaged with K12 curriculum mapped digital content, educational applications & games, videos and ebooks which makes revision fun & home learning- a self paced, enjoyable experience. Also Parents will have easy access to reports & the device is Parental Lock Enabled
    -- MyEduTab –Higher Education Version priced at Rs. 9,999 is an edutainment platform which brings together world class rich multimedia content on technical and professional skills, assessments and Apps. This enables networking and collaboration and leads to an all round development and employability enhancement for students.
    -- 20 Educational Institutions already logged in!

    HCL Infosystems Ltd., India’s premier hardware, services and ICT systems integration and Distribution Company, unveiled two powerful products – the HCL ME U1 and the HCL MyEdu Tab at a press conference held in the capital city. While the U1 is a trendy and stylish device, based on the latest OS and designed specially to suit the needs of the Indian consumer, the MyEduTab tablet caters to the needs of Learners across Schools and Higher Education Institutions and provides personalized and collaborative learning.



    As the tablet market is set to witness exponential growth ME Tab U1 is expected to lead the way in creating different usages for different segments of consumers. The U1 is very competitively priced at Rs. 7,999/- and is powered by the latest and super fast Android OS 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich). It is packed with 17 local ready to use applications, sports a 7 inch 800X480 Pixel Capacitive Screen and has a 1Ghz processor with high performance and low power CPU. The tablet comes with a Front Camera and 512 MB RAM, with an internal memory of 4GB expandable to 32GB. HCL ME U1 also has a full USB, mini USB and a Micro SD card slot. It has a robust 3600 mAH battery and one of the only products in the market with an option of 3G data connectivity through USB Modem. The tablet also enables an exclusive access to the ME App store which has over 10000 applications capturing the latest and the best android apps in the world for U1 users. The U1 also provides for Wi-fi connectivity.

    Speaking on the launch, Mr. Gautam Advani, EVP & Head, Mobility, HCL Infosystems said, “The Tablet market in India is growing at a rapid pace and the device is fast enriching consumer’s lives by finding unique usages from a learning companion to a productivity enhancer. We are extremely proud to support this next wave of growth by introducing the U1 which is built on the success of our earlier version and is an addition in our product portfolio. This is an absolute value for money product and we expect it be a hit with our consumers. Apart from the fact that U1 is packed with the latest in technology, its superior aesthetics will definitely enhance the style quotient of our consumers – an aspect that is extremely important for today’s youth”

    The HCL ME U1 also will come with free goodies worth Rs 3000 and bundled offers, which include offers on Hungama (free unlimited downloads for three months), Cleartrip.com (Discounts on Air Tickets), and Think Free Office. Some of the pre loaded applications that are extremely relevant for the Indian Consumers are – 3D Digital Weather Clock, Cleartrip, ME Apps, HCL Touch, Hungama, ibibo Ibrowser, LinkedIn, Moneycontrol, Ninja Run, Twitter, Naukri among others.

    HCL Infosystems has brought the new & innovative MyEduTab to Indian educational institutions for both schools and colleges. MyEduTab will enable students, teachers & parents to connect, collaborate and share information as well as content over the Cloud. For instance, while the teacher can upload content onto the cloud, the student or the parent can access the same (for eg. homework) on his/her MyEduTab.

    MyEduTab aims at personalized learning while helping the students to understand concepts at their own pace. With the topic revision application and a self assessment engine on MyEduTab, students can self evaluate their skills and knowledge, while parents will now be able to monitor their child’s progress in an easy and convenient manner. The price for the MyEduTab– K12 Version is Rs. 11,499, which includes the price of the device, content and a memory card while educational applications and NCERT books will be free.

    MyEduTab- Higher Education(HE) Version priced at Rs. 9, 999 is an edutainment platform which brings together world class rich multimedia content on technical and professional skills, assessments and Apps. This enables networking & collaboration and leads to an all round development and employability enhancement for students. MyEduTab is the perfect companion for students to self learn and become industry ready.

    Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Anand Ekambaram, Sr. Vice President, HCL Infosystems Ltd. & Head HCL Learning said, “This is an innovative device for the 21st century learner. It will change the way we learn, definitely make learning an interesting proposition and will make the student more engaged even as the cloud eco system will enable a learner to imbibe knowledge at his/her own pace. The MyEduTab will rope in parents by enabling them to take a more active interest in their wards learning process”

    Already educational institutions including schools and colleges have confirmed to use the MyEduTab in their respective ecosystems. The MyEduTab K12 Version will have the following content - NCERT K12 Mapped Content which will have rich animations and text in 2D and 3D, Solved Examples, Chapter Quizzes, Key Revision Points and Free NCERT Text Books. Educational Applications available in the Tablet will include Parental Control Application, Online Quiz Engine, My Studio to search & explore free educational content online, Online Videos, Online Encyclopedia and Problem Solver Application. Also the MyEduTab will have 1st to 5th standard Hindi and English content and GK Content for junior classes.

    The MyEduTab will be available on specifications similar to U1, which is also provided with integrated back up service with HCL Touch, a 24X7 one touch service facility.
    Both tablets will be available in stores and for educational institutes in Delhi and across the country from April 2012 onwards.

    About HCL Infosystems:

    HCL Infosystems Ltd, with revenue (LTM) of US$ 2.4 billion (Rs.10,901 crores) is India’s premier hardware, services and ICT systems integration company offering a wide spectrum of ICT products that includes Computing, Storage, Networking, Security, Telecom, Imaging and Retail. HCL is a one-stop-shop for all the ICT requirements of an organization. India's leading System Integration and Infrastructure Management Services Organization, HCL has specialized expertise across verticals including Telecom, BFSI, eGovernance & Power. HCL has India's largest distribution and retail network, taking to market a range of Digital Lifestyle products in partnership with leading global ICT brands, including Apple, Cisco, Ericsson, Kingston, Kodak, Konica Minolta, Microsoft, Nokia, Toshiba, and many more. HCL today has India's largest vertically integrated computer manufacturing facility with over three decades of electronic manufacturing experience & HCL desktops is the largest selling brand into the enterprise space. With India’s largest ICT services network that reaches to every corner of India, HCL’s award winning Support Services makes it the preferred choice of enterprise and consumers, alike. For more information please visit us at www.hclinfosystems.in.

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    What Agni-V success means
    Nitin Pai | Monday, April 23, 2012

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    Let’s look at some of interesting questions that arose after the recent test of the Agni-V missile. The first is whether it is really an inter-continental ballistic missile being undersold as an intermediate range ballistic missile out of reasons of political correctness. Well, other than for the purposes of international arms control negotiations, what four-letter acronym we use to refer to a missile is irrelevant. For example, an artillery shell fired across the 14.3 km-wide Straits of Gibraltar is, factually, an inter-continental ballistic missile. The classification of missiles with ranges less than 5500 km as ‘intermediate range’ is a relic of Cold War era arms control negotiations and an outcome of the strategic geography of that era. So while pedants, lawyers and negotiators can agonise over whether Agni-V is an ICBM or an IRBM, what is important from the perspective of our national security is its range and its payload capacity.

    Officially, Agni-V has a range of 5000kms and can carry 1000kg of multiple warheads. In contrast to the usual cynical ‘they are inflating their claims’ comment, some foreign commentators have alleged that India is under-declaring the actual range. Chinese experts have claimed that the actual range is 8000kms, thereby allowing Europe to be targeted. Could there be something in these claims? Now, anyone who’s tinkered around with automobile engines or over-clocked their computers knows that there is often more juice to be squeezed from the machines because the engineers who design them are a conservative lot.

    High school physics tells us that the trajectory of a projectile can be made to vary by changing its weight. So the 5000kms range is largely an indicative figure. With strategic missiles it makes sense to obfuscate range and weight parameters to the extent possible because keeping everyone guessing is a good part of the game


    That game is strategic deterrence. It’s a game that is well-suited to our national genius. India — and Delhi in particular — has historically ignored threats until they materialise at or inside the walls of the capital. Our internal political games keep us so preoccupied to this day that we are not interested in stopping the invader at the strategic frontiers like the Khyber Pass or the waters of the Indian Ocean. Only the Himalayas generally saved us from invasions from the north until 1962. By then the previously insurmountable barriers could be traversed due to the march of technology. However, after India developed nuclear weapons and the missiles to deliver them, the strategic barrier between India and China was restored. Now that we have apprised potential invaders of the unacceptably high cost of attacking us, we can go back to the delights of our domestic politics and entertainment.

    The fact that the army chief warned of a severe shortage of basic ammunition troubled us for a fleeting moment last month. Then the IPL season started...

    Once fully developed and deployed — a few years from now — Agni-V will extend the deterrence to countries in its range. Of course, this includes China. It would, however, be misleading to conclude that the Agni-V missile is solely ‘meant for’ China. It’s not. Like that colourful message you see painted on the back of trucks, it applies to anyone within its range who has an ‘evil eye’. There are no permanent friends or enemies in international relations, and today’s adversary could well be tomorrow’s ally. A strategic missile deters countries with inimical interests from acting in ways that undermine our national security.

    Many foreign media reports connected India’s test with North Korea’s and suggested an Asian arms build-up. Meanwhile, a few Indian commentators attributed it to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s foreign policy. Both are wrong, because they ignore the fact that Agni-V is part of a missile development programme that was started in the early 1980s and has been consistently pursued by all governments since then. The broad timing of the test is more related to the development cycle than to contemporary events — the exact timing might well be influenced by factors ranging from the diplomatic calendar to the direction of the wind.

    Relating it to Pyongyang’s latest shenanigans or China’s recent assertiveness would be impute a causation where none exists. Unlike mothers facing unexpected dinner guests, DRDO can’t cook up a new missile just like that.

    It is fashionable to argue that India’s fractious democratic system does not allow it to pursue long term inter-generational projects. This is only partly true. India’s nuclear strategy contradicts this argument — the minimum credible deterrent has been pursued for at least the last three decades.

    Will Agni-V change the balance of power in the broader Asian region? Not quite. For that India will need to regain the economic growth trajectory that it fell out of over the last decade. What remains to be seen is whether the security the missile provides will make us even more complacent about implementing the second-generation reforms necessary to accumulate power.


    What Agni-V’s success means - Analysis - DNA
     
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    Crea autos eléctricos para pobres
    10 de abril, 2012 [8:16]
    Agencias / Ciudad de México

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    Ciudad de México.- De niño soñaba con hacer coches. Hoy fabrica autos eléctricos que son diseñados para apoyar a sectores vulnerables y que pueden ser un buen nicho de negocio en México.

    Luis Carlos Quiroz, director General de Grupo Eléctrico Motorizado (GEM) SA de CV, platica sobre la empresa que fundó hace 12 años.

    “Fue un sueño de niño de hacer un coche, cuando ya resuelves tu problemas económicos y estás bien, dije algo me falta”, confiesa.

    En la actualidad, GEM tiene la capacidad para armar dos vehículos eléctricos al día, si la empresa cuenta con el capital y los pedidos.

    Centros históricos, hoteles, presidencias municipales, unidades habitacionales inmensas del Infonavit y hasta en puertos pueden ubicarse este tipo de vehículos.

    “Inventé este carrito que manejas todo con las manos, es un poco duro, pero como ellos (personas con discapidad) son muy fuertes, no tienes problemas. Es como una motocicleta, pero de cuatro llantas y además de baterías”, dice el empresario.

    El vehículo tiene un costo aproximado de 100 mil pesos y ya se puso a prueba en la Unidad El Salado en Iztapalapa, en la ciudad de México, por cerca de dos años, donde obtuvo “magníficos resultados”.

    “Lo pusimos a prueba para explorar sobre todo la parte económica, si ellos pueden tener acceso a pagar esto”, aseguró Quiroz.

    El directivo dice que los vehículos son una posibilidad de ayuda al medio ambiente y un buen negocio.

    “¿Qué negocio con 100 mil pesos te deja para vivir al siguiente día? Aquí está la posibilidad de negocio dar trabajo a madres solteras, personas de la tercera edad y discapacitados”, dijo el empresario mexicano.

    Sin embargo, añade que puede ser un medio de sustitución de bicitaxis y de mototaxis.

    “Se hizo una corrida financiera a tres años, ellos tendrían que pagar alrededor de 100 pesos diarios y el cuate que lo manejó sacaba 400 pesos al día de promedio. Tranquilamente lo pueden pagar”, sostiene Quiroz.

    En la plática añade que la Secretaría de Transporte de la ciudad de México reporta 40 mil bicitaxis, más las unidades pirata.

    La Secretaría de Transporte del estado de México reconoce en el área conurbada 35 mil más pirata.

    “Son 75 mil familias que viven de esto y además pedaleando es inhumano. Entonces yo pensando en un negocio y hacer un beneficio social me puse a inventar estos coches”, enfatiza Quiroz. En su búsqueda de clientes, recorre ferias y exposiciones, como la realizada recientemente en Veracruz.

    “Me he acercado a todo lo que te puedes imaginar y por eso vamos a ferias como esta donde hay ediles”.

    Añadió que hay muchos bicitaxis que los quieren, pero el problema al que se enfrentan es que ellos no lo pueden financiar.

    “Yo no puedo financiar a nadie. Tratamos de hacer grupos de 100 personas donde sus municipios les prestan para que compren esos carros y ellos los adquieren para pagarlos en tres años”.

    El negocio que inició en 2000 logró un primer objetivo de exportar 20 vehículos eléctricos a la ciudad de Filadelfia en Estados Unidos.

    Sin embargo, las condiciones de la ciudad de México los obligaron a crear un coche con amortiguadores, dirección independiente y todo el muelleo para soportar los baches.

    Asegura que en el mundo no hay nada parecido y que sus prototipos no son caros.

    “Cuando yo pueda hacer cuatro o cinco diarios y en lugar de comprar 20 llantas pueda comprar 4 mil, todo eso puede ir bajando lógicamente de precio”, asegura Quiroz.

    El empresario aseguró que son vehículos que “se conectan como un celular”, en donde cuando la batería está vacía se carga en ocho horas y con 15 pesos de electricidad se puede avanzar 50 kilómetros.

    El empresario ejemplifica la importancia de estos medios de transporte, ya que el metro maneja cinco millones de gente diarias, mientras los bicitaxis mueven 5 millones 250 mil gentes en un día.

    Agrega que una persona que maneja un bicitaxi, para sacar 250 pesos diarios, traslada a 70 personas, a los cuales les cobra cuatro pesos.

    Asegura que la solución del futuro ya llegó, porque además luchan contra el medio ambiente.

    “Aquí estamos en lucha desde 2000”, concluye.

    Make electric cars for poor
    April 10, 2012 [8:16]
    Agencies / Mexico City

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    Mexico City. - As a child he dreamed of making cars. Electric cars manufactured today are designed to support vulnerable and can be a good niche business in Mexico.

    Luis Carlos Quiroz, director of Grupo Electric Motor (GEM) Inc., talks about the company he founded 12 years ago.

    "It was a childhood dream of making a car, when you solve your financial problems and you're good, I'm missing something," he says.

    Currently, GEM is able to build two electric vehicles a day, if the company has the capital and orders.

    Historic centers, hotels, municipal mayors, housing units Infonavit immense and even ports can be placed such vehicles.

    "I invented this cart you drive around with your hands, is a bit hard, but as they (people with discapidad) are very strong, you have no problems. It's like a motorcycle, but four tires and batteries as well, "says the entrepreneur.

    The vehicle costs about 100 thousand pesos and was tested in Unit El Salado in Iztapalapa, in Mexico City for about two years, where he obtained "excellent results".

    "What we tested to explore the economics especially if they can access to pay this," said Quiroz.

    The manager says that the vehicles are a possibility of helping the environment and good business.

    "What business leaves you 100 thousand dollars to live the next day? Here is the business opportunity to work for single mothers, elderly people and disabled, "said Mexican businessman.

    However, he adds that can be a replacement motorcycle taxis and pedicabs.

    "It was a run on three financial years, they would have to pay about 100 pesos a day and the guy who handled it took 400 pesos a day on average. Quietly they can afford, "says Quiroz.

    In the talk adds that the Secretary of Transportation of Mexico City reported 40 000 pedicabs, more pirate units.

    The Secretary of Transportation of the State of Mexico recognizes in the urban area over 35 000 pirate.

    "There are 75 000 families living on it and it is inhumane pedaling. So I think in a business and make a social benefit I got to invent these cars, "he emphasizes Quiroz. In your search for clients, runs trade fairs and exhibitions, as recently held in Veracruz.

    "I approached everything you can think and why we go to fairs like this where there are elected officials."

    He added that there are many who want pedicabs, but the problem they face is that they can not finance.

    "I can not cover anyone. We try to make groups of 100 people where they lend their municipalities to buy these cars and they are purchased to be paid in three years. "

    The business started in 2000 was a first target to export 20 electric vehicles to the city of Philadelphia in the United States.

    However, the conditions of Mexico City were forced to create a car with shock absorbers, independent management and springing to withstand all the bumps.

    Ensures that in the world there is nothing like their prototypes and are not expensive.

    "When I can do four or five newspapers and instead purchase 20 4 000 tires to buy, all that can go down in price obviously," said Quiroz.

    The employer said that they are vehicles that "connect as a cell phone," where the battery is empty when loaded in eight hours and 15 pesos for electricity can go 50 miles.

    The entrepreneur exemplifies the importance of these means of transportation, the subway runs five million people daily, while pedicabs move 5 million 250 thousand people in one day.

    He adds that a person driving a rickshaw to get 250 pesos a day, moved to 70 people, which are charged four dollars.

    Ensures that the solution of the future is here, because in addition to fighting the environment.

    "Here we are at war since 2000," he concludes.Crea autos eléctricos para pobres - Conexión Total

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    Tata Nano Diesel

    Expected launch date: Early 2012, Expected price: Rs 2 lakh

    The most affordable and most fuel efficient car in India, the Tata Nano currently runs a 624cc two-cylinder petrol motor. It is going to be available in an all-new diesel avatar. Tata, in collaboration with Bosch Diesel Systems has developed a 800cc two-cylinder diesel engine. This diesel Nano, to be launched early next year, is expected to cost Rs 2 lakh ex-showroom.

    [​IMG]Why wait for 2012?: Under Rs. five lakh cars Page - 1| Zigwheels.com
     
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    hello can you please post some information about the mexican pharmaceutical manufacturing industries????
     
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    Mexico City.- Bajaj is coming to Mexico from India as a new choice for urban motorcycles as of next May. The brand belongs to the important Bajaj Group, which is present in 50 countries; average sales reach 4 million 300 thousand vehicles per year, of which 1 million 500 thousand have been sold in several international markets, providing for US$4 billion invoicing last year.
    Bjaj Group offer’s insurance and financing; however, in Mexico they will only sell motorcycles, through a strategic alliance with Autofin Group, which will be in charge of offering distribution points and financing, starting with 3-month no interest.
    These motorcycles will be manufactured in Mexico, specifically in a plant located in Tultitlan, State of Mexico, right where Autofin Group used to produce Toro motorcycles, of Chinese origin, which have been now substituted by these motorcycles from India, according to Andre Causimon, Chief Operations Officer for Bajaj Mexico.
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    DataWind unveils UbiSlate 7C, commercial version of Aakash 2 tablet

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    DataWind, the makers of the Aakash tablet, has announced two new UbiSlate tablets – UbiSlate 7+ and UbiSlate 7C. Both the DataWind tablets come with similar specifications, other than the display quality and internal storage. The Ubislate 7C is said to be the commercial version of the Aakash II tablet.

    Priced at Rs. 2,999, the UbiSlate 7+ runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS and is powered by a Cortex A8 – 800MHz processor. It has a seven-inch resistive touchscreen with 800 x 400 pixel resolution. The device includes Wi-Fi and GPRS connectivity. Optional 3G modems are also supported. In addition to a micro-SD card slot, a full sized USB port is also integrated into the UbiSlate 7+.

    The UbiSlate 7C, priced at Rs. 3,999, comes with similar set of applications except that it features a capacitive four-point touchscreen and 4GB internal storage.

    DataWind also unveiled its ecosystem of partners for providing content, applications and access. DataWind announced relationships with:

    Aircel as its strategic operator partner to provide voice and data services
    VMC Systems Ltd. as electronics manufacturing services partner, replacing Quad Electronics
    Yahoo India for its portal, Yahoo! Mail and Yahoo! Cricket
    The Indian Express Group to bring its users the news and analysis on the go
    Reverie Language Technologies Pvt. Ltd. to provide over a dozen Indian languages including Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Punjabi/Gurmukhi and many others.
    Get Jar for providing access to over 350,000 software applications.
    InMobi, an independent mobile ad network, to help deliver applications for free to consumers
    Mango Learning solutions for game based educational modules, interactive smart books and the full CBSE curriculum.
    RKS Learning Private Ltd. for TestBag, the most comprehensive solution for testing and e-assessment
    Intelligia finger tracing apps to teach letter writing for toddlers
    Pixatel for utilities and games created for tablet form factors
    Poketalk for call back long distance services.
    MyJobs for access to millions of job postings and resume submission.
    Blueworld portal


    On status of the Ubislate 7, the retail version of the Aakash tablet, Datawind CEO Suneet Singh Tuli said that the customers who have booked the UbiSlate 7 device will receive the upgraded UbiSlate 7+ tablet. The delivery of the Ubislate 7+ has already begun, he added.

    Tuli also acknowledged that the rift with the company’s ex-vendor Quad Electronics has hit the Aakash delivery schedule. And now he is looking for more vendors to bring the Aakash project back on track.

    The DataWind CEO also rejected the notion that the enthusiasm for the UbiSlate tablets was fading away due to the continuous delay in the launch. He said that DataWind is receiving 8,000-10,000 pre-bookings for the UbiSlate 7+ per day.
     
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    Marqueur Peaceful Silence ELITE MEMBER

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    i have ordered UbiSlate 7+ ... hoping to get tablet... 1st week of May
     
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    I have Nokia N93 with me. Till date i do not know its full functions but my 18 yr old daughter and my 10 yr old son know this handset inside out. I now plan to buy a GURU mobile which can allow me to take pix, make calls and SMSs and nothing more. These gadgets are too loaded to be of any use.
     
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    i dont believe wat ur saying ... :fie:
     
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    buy the upcoming galaxy s3.....it'll turn you upside down.....the damn thing is bleeding with technology...!!!

    trust me just give it alittle time and you'll see that u can do so much more than making call with a smartphone....trust me u'll be tech freak in no time....
     
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    Would it be better than HTC ONE X on the basis of technical specifications???
     
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    maybe....cuz the tech specs for s3 are not out yet !!

    the reason htc is not very popular in india is bcuz they dont give the kind of support like nokia and samsung....

    but then even outside htc launched some pretty good phones with comparable hardware when samsung launched its s2....still i dont know why htc didn't fare well against s2 that too when their sense UI is far sensible than that bloat they call touchwhizz at samsung !!

    maybe its the innovations or the design that made a difference....anyways you can easily get htc sensation @22k whereas s2 is still selling like hot cakes at 27k !!
     
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    http://www.indiandefence.com/forums/science-technology/17337-world%92s-first-practical-personal-jetpacks-now-india.html

    World’s First practical personal jetpacks now in India

    by Pratik Sawerdekar on April 23, 2012

    Martin Aircraft Company, the inventors of world’s first practical personal jetpacks have announced that they have signed an agreement with India’s M2K Group based in New Delhi to start productions of Martin Jetpacks in India. Under this agreement India will serve as the manufacturing base of Martin Jetpacks and all orders placed from sub-continent will be fulfilled by the Indian company.
    Martin Jetpack is a gasoline powered and twin-duct fan driven personal jetpack which has a range of 50kms and can stay airborne for at least half an hour. Both Martin Aircraft Company and M2K group hope to sell this aircraft to meet various military, civil defense and recreational needs.
    Martin Jetpack has been in development for more than 30 years now and is the brainchild of New Zealand’s Glenn Martin. It was first displayed to the public in 2008 in Oshkosh as an experimental aircraft.
    In 2010 it reached an altitude of 5000fts. The jet pack is driven by a 2.0 L V4 2 stroke engine powering the two duct fans. The rate of climb is about 1000fts per minute with an estimate service ceiling of 8000fts. It can carry a payload of 120 kgs and reach speeds in excess of 100kmph. An unmanned version of the jet pack is also under testing phase.
    Applications of the jetpack are wide due to its small size and ease of handling. Only 20 hours of training is required to master the jetpack and the pilot doesn’t need a valid FAA recognized pilots license since the jetpack is classified under the “ultralight aircraft†category. Military applications include rapid troop insertion, border patrol, air-mobile surveillance, counter terrorism, UAV supply support and UAV missile platform. Civilian applications are Search and Rescue, medical response, tourism and recreation.M2K Group and Martin Aircraft Company expect preliminary sales will take place to meet military demands and the primary focus of both the parties is to fine tune the jetpack to meet these demands. When asked about how the Government and general public would react to sale of this jetpack to Pakistan the CEO of M2K replied, “With the new Mutual Harmony relationship between India and Pakistan, we don’t think that the general Public or the Government would have any objection of the sale of the Jetpack with the Neighboring country. Anyways companies around the world sell to both the countries. Unless the Indian Government wants us not to sell the product we are open to such clients.â€
    The developers of the Martin Jetpack have taken special care for pilot safety. The most important of them all Is the ballistic parachute which will trigger automatically in-case of any catastrophic failure or could be triggered by the pilot if he feels to do so. Apart from ballistic parachute there are a number of additional safety features designed into the jetpack, such as impact adsorbing undercarriage, roll cage, enclosed rotors, kevlar composite containment rings, high design factors of safety, +5 -10 G tested structure, hands free stability.
    M2K Group is already in talks with various Indian defense departments and is waiting for a chance to demonstrate the jetpack to potential customers. Manufacturing and deliver of first Martin Jetpack in India is expected to begin from 2013 onwards.
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