Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport and Highways reiterates the need of increasing the indigenising production of alternative fuels- ethanol, methanol and biofuel and use as an alternative to petrol and diesel."At present India is spending close to Rs 7 lakh crore (20 per cent of the overall budget) on the import of crude oil that pose a monetary as well as a strategic burden on the Indian economy. This needs an imminent solution and its high time that our country should develop and import substitute, cost-effective, pollution-free and indigenous fuel option," Gadkari said while addressing the inaugural session of ETAuto Natural Vehicle Conclave.He further highlighted that with the increased production of ethanol, the government is aiming to cut down Rs 1 lakh crore in crude imports and invest in agriculture to create jobs.About 22 per cent of ethanol can be blended with petrol which currently at 7 per cent. Similar to Toyota and Hyundai’s flexible engines in Brazil, … [Read more...] about ETAuto NGVC: Gadkari reiterates indigenisation of alternate fuel to reduce import burden
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In Everyone Hit the Traitors, players can assault pro-democracy protesters and grotesque caricatures of known activists with weapons like bats and shoes by repeatedly tapping on them. The free game opens with Chinese text indicating that “Hong Kong is part of China, and this can’t be meddled with by outside powers”, the South China Morning Post reported. The title screen for Everyone Hit The Traitors. Picture: dalaoshu.netSource:Supplied Everyone Hit the Traitors also shows comic-style cartoons of Western influencers rewarding protesters with cash for killing cops or committing suicide, Vice News reported. The game does not feature credits – so the game’s origins are unclear – and nothing directly connects it to the ruling Chinese Communist Party, Vice reported. China’s state-owned news organisation Global Times published a glowing news story about the game, claiming it has been popular on social media, the Morning Post reported. Gamers … [Read more...] about Chinese game Everyone Hit The Traitors lets players attack Hong Kong protesters
By Filipe Pacheco When shares of Saudi Arabia’s national oil company begin trading Wednesday after the world’s largest initial public offering, the stars will be aligned to ensure that the stock price holds up. Aramco sold $25.6 billion of shares at 32 riyals each, the top of the range at which they were marketed, and the company had orders for $119 billion of stock. About 4.9 million individual investors, almost 15 per cent of the kingdom’s population, applied for the shares. Saudi Arabia sold only 1.5 per cent of the company’s capital in the IPO. That unsatisfied demand alone should ensure a strong first day of trading. But Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman isn’t leaving anything to chance. From bonus shares to a fat dividend, there’s a lot to underpin the price, at least initially. His half-brother, Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, predicted Friday that Aramco’s value will soon surge, just after the kingdom announced … [Read more...] about Aramco’s stock will have plenty of support when trading begins
VICTORIA FALLS, Zambia: For decades Victoria Falls, where southern Africa`s Zambezi river cascade down 100 metres into a gash in the earth, have drawn millions of holidaymakers to Zimbabwe and Zambia for their stunning views. But the worst drought in a century has slowed the waterfalls to a trickle, fuelling fears that climate change could kill one of the region`s biggest tourist attractions. While they typically slow down during the dry season, officials said this year had brought an unprecedented decline in water levels. "In previous years, when it gets dry, it`s not to this extent. This (is) our first experience of seeing it like this," Dominic Nyambe, a seller of tourist handicrafts in his 30s said outside his shop in Livingstone, on the Zambian side. "It affects us, because ... clients ... can see on the Internet (that the falls are low) .... We don`t have so many tourists." As world leaders gather in Madrid for the COP25 to discuss ways to halt catastrophic warming caused by … [Read more...] about World’s largest waterfall is running out of water after worst drought in Africa in 100 years
Editor's note: Cui Zheng is an associate professor at the Research Center for the Economies and Politics of Transitional Countries, Liaoning University. The article reflects the author's opinions, and not necessarily the views of CGTN. Through the diplomatic efforts of France and Germany, the leaders of the Normandy Four countries (Germany, Russia, Ukraine and France) are scheduled to meet in Paris, France, on December 9, 2019, to resume negotiations to end the five-year conflict in eastern Ukraine. This is the first talk among the four countries since the Berlin summit in 2016, and it also marks the first meeting between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Russian President Vladimir Putin since the former took office. The deadlock after the Minsk Protocol In 2014, to resolve the Ukrainian crisis and promote Ukraine-Russia dialogues, Russia, Ukraine and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) launched the Trilateral Contact Group on Ukraine and the … [Read more...] about Will the Normandy summit resolve the Russia-Ukraine conflict?