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India edged past a spirited Bangladesh in a nail-biting final to win the 2018 Asia Cup by 7 wickets. [...]
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The symbolic vote by Canadian legislators is in response to crimes committed against the Rohingya minority in MyanmarCanadian politicians have voted unanimously to strip Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary citizenship in response to crimes committed against the Rohingya minority.The move by the House of Commons lower chamber has no effect because honorary citizenship is conferred by a joint resolution of both the House and the upper Senate chamber and officials say it must be removed the same way. Suu Kyi received hers in 2007. Related: Aung San Suu Kyi on Reuters jailing: show me the miscarriage of justice Related: The Guardian view on Aung San Suu Kyi: a deadening silence | Editorial Related: Aung San Suu Kyi won't be stripped of Nobel peace prize despite Rohingya crisis Continue reading... [...]
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Automobili Pininfarina today announced that it has partnered with Rimac to use the electric hypercar maker’s powertrain and battery tech in its upcoming PF0 hypercar. The announcement follows an earlier scoop by Autocar India, which revealed the PF0 would use modular underpinnings co-developed by the Croatian electric supercar maker and the Mahindra Racing Formula E team.
The fledgling car maker claims the PF0 hyper GT will arrive with power and torque equal to 1,900hp and 2,300Nm, for a potential top speed of over 400kph. It will be capable of going from standstill to 100kph in “less than two seconds”, while delivering a “potential zero emissions range of over 483km”.
Those figures tally with Rimac’s recently revealed C_Two, which produces 1,915hp from four electric motors and can achieve 0-100kph in 1.85sec. The partnership will see Rimac provide its battery and drivetrain expertise through both hardware and software.
A maximum of 150 examples will be produced and sold globally after it launches in 2020.
“We are very excited about this challenge,” Rimac founder and CEO Mate Rimac said of the partnership. “This partnership is a big milestone for both companies and we are looking forward to bringing this incredible machine to life together.”
Speaking to Autocar, Pininfarina CEO Michael Penschke said “there are not too many in the industry who can do package solutions including high-performance battery packs and cooling, as well as EV motors that have up to 500kW outputs.
“There were three or four companies we could have looked at, but it was Rimac that surfaced. They have done the Koernigsegg Regera, the Aston Martin Valkyrie, and the investment from Porsche created a lot of confidence for us,” he said.
Former F1 racing driver Nick Heidfeld has also joined the team as development driver, ahead of the start of a vehicle dynamics program in early 2019.
“We have a specific strategy in place to develop road car technology inspired by motorsport,” Pininfarina CEO Penschke said. “Nick Heidfeld has more experience racing in Formula E than any other driver and we are delighted that from next year he will help deliver race-bred, electrifying performance in the PF0.”
Previously released sketches have previewed the car's all-carbon design from the rear and interior, showing a minimalist and driver-focused layout for the two-seater.
Further details have yet to be revealed, but the production car will be priced to compete with the hypercar elite, including the Bugatti Chiron. It'll act as a halo product, being the first of several all-electric models in Automobili Pininfarina's product plan.
Automobili Pininfarina’s management team was bolstered with several new hires to coincide with the powertrain news, with former Porsche and Faraday Future engineer Dr Christian Jung becoming chief technology officer, and ex-Bugatti engineer Peter Tutzer becoming senior technical advisor.
Jung was previously engineering project lead on the Porsche Mission E, while Putzer played an integral role in the development of the Bugatti Veyron.
SUVS TO FOLLOW
Previously referred to as Project Montana, Automobili Pininfarina will follow its top model (which could take influence from the H2 Speed) with three SUVs that are all set to arrive within five years.
The biggest, codenamed PF-One, will be a high-performance answer to the Lamborghini Urus. The other two will be rivals to the Porsche Cayenne and Porsche Macan respectively. All will use their own version of the same modular underpinnings.
The fastest SUV will offer around 940hp from a battery pack of about 140kWh, enabling a 0-100kph time of less than three seconds. Its smaller SUV siblings are likely to use lower-output versions of the same powertrain but their performance will still be at the sharp end of their segments. [...]
Rolls Royce will launch its first-ever SUV, the Cullinan, in India in late November 2018. India deliveries will commence in 2019, along with other markets in Asia.
There is no official word on pricing yet but Autocar India has learnt Cullinan prices will start at Rs 8.75 crore (ex-showroom), although optional extras can easily add Rs 1 crore or more to the price. Certain features, offered as options abroad, will be offered on India-spec cars as standard – including a rear-seat entertainment system.
The Cullinan is powered by a 6.75-litre, twin-turbocharged V12, which produces 571hp and 850Nm of torque. Aside from being the marque’s first SUV, the Cullinan is also the first all-wheel-drive offering from Rolls-Royce. Also part of the package is trick self-levelling air suspension, which Rolls-Royce claims will help provide the famed 'Magic Carpet' ride quality across any terrain.
Inside, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan is near-identical to the Phantom. It gets a smaller steering wheel with a thicker rim, an all-digital instrument console, the trademark analogue clock on the dash, a touchscreen infotainment system – a first for Rolls-Royce – and the rotary Spirit of Ecstasy controller on the centre console. Buyers will also have a comprehensive menu of hides and colours to choose from.
SUV-shape aside, the Cullinan’s presence and ground clearance are what could make it a hit amongst Rolls-Royce models in India. It has the makings of being the luxury carmaker’s best-seller in this market, just as the Urus is on the course to becoming one for Lamborghini.
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Study identifies link between fluctuations in global gold price and survival rates among baby girlsGirls born in India when the global gold price is increasing are more likely to be aborted, die in the first month of life or suffer from stunted growth, researchers have found.A study analysed birth cohort data over a 35-year period alongside monthly variations in the global price of gold, a key element of dowries paid by a bride’s family. It found that in months when the gold price went up, fewer baby girls survived the first month of life. Related: 'Death by dowry' claim by bereaved Indian family | Amrit Dhillon Continue reading... [...]
Court continues its series of landmark decisions, ruling that ban at Sabarimala is illegal India’s supreme court has ruled against a ban on girls and women of menstruating age from entering a prominent Hindu temple in southern Kerala state, upholding rights to equality of worship.The authorities at the Sabarimala temple, which attracts tens of millions of pilgrims every year, have said the ban on women and girls aged from 10 to 50 was essential to the rites related to the temple’s chief deity, Ayyappan, who is considered eternally celibate, and were rooted in a centuries-old tradition. Continue reading... [...]
Allahabad, Sep 28: The Kumbh Mela administration is looking for cops who are vegetarian and teetotaller to deploy them during the mega event in Uttar Pradesh's Allahabad. The festival is scheduled to start in Allahabad on January 15. A [...]
Bengaluru, Sep 28: There are nearly 2,500 leopards in Karnataka as per the first-ever scientific estimation of leopards in the country. The study was done in Cauvery, MM Hills, BRT and Timalapura wildlife sanctuaries, Jayamangali Conservation Reserve and various areas in [...]
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New Delhi, Sep 28: The National Investigation Agency has filed a chargesheet against 8 persons in connection with the missing arms case reported in Manipur. The NIA charged Laishram Anilkumar Singh , Thokchom James, Paonam Shantikumar Singh, Haobam Brojendro [...]
New Delhi, Sep 28: Three persons have been charged by the National Investigation Agency following the recovery of explosives from the Bodhgaya temple complex. It may be recalled a major conspiracy to carry out blasts at the holy site was busted [...]
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