PM Modi keen on jointly producing weapons with Russia in India for

first_imgVladivostok/New Delhi: On the eve of his summit talks with Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he shared a “special chemistry” with the Russian President and is keen on technology transfers so that the two sides can make military equipment in India at cheaper rates for export to third countries. Modi, the first Prime Minister to visit Russia’s Far Eastern city of Vladivostok, is due to hold wide-ranging talks with President Putin on Wednesday ahead of his departure to the Russian port city. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal”I am confident that this visit will give a new vector, new energy and a new impetus to the relations between our countries,” Modi said in an interview with Russia’s state-run TASS news agency. Russia and India are set to sign about 15 documents, including some in the military-technical sectors, within the framework of the 20th Russian-Indian summit that will take place on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF), a Tass report said. The Russian-Indian partnership has gone beyond the framework of military and technical cooperation, Modi said. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost”We don’t want to be limited just to relations between the customer and the seller of military technologies. We are sure about the model of transferring technologies. I have said several times about this and we have even started moving in this direction,” Modi said. “Today, provided that technologies are transferred, the production of military equipment can be cheap in India. And we will be able to supply these weapons to third countries at very low prices. India and Russia need to take advantage of this opportunity,” he noted. Prime Minister Modi will take part in the 2019 Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) as the chief guest. “This forum is not confined to a mere exchange of points of view. We have been gearing up for this forum for six months,” Modi said. He noted that a large delegation from Russia’s Far East visited India and chief ministers from India, ministers, businessmen visited the Far East and saw it with their own eyes. The prime minister also said he is ready to make efforts to ensure that the EEF will help boost and expand economic relations between India and Russia. “That is why I think that the Eastern Forum is a very important event,” he said.last_img read more

Airbus sees no serious impact from China economy slowdown

first_imgPlane manufacturer Airbus broke ground on its first wide-body completion plant outside Europe in China on 2 March, while its CEO Fabrice Bregier said he saw no serious impact on the countrys aircraft market from a slowing economy.Airbus marked the handover of a completion and delivery centre for its wide-body A330 in Beijings neighbouring city of Tianjin, which will be a new addition to its existing assembly plant for A320 planes.At Airbus, we are honoured to play our part and to open a major new chapter in our cooperation with you here today. I have every confidence that this centre will be a great success, Bregier said at the handover ceremony, attended by Chinese officials.The CEO of Airbus says it expects Chinas aviation market, the worlds second-largest, to emerge unscathed from an economic slowdown thanks to robust demand for international travel.The economy is slowing down. This is true globally. This is not true for our market. And we believe that for the next five years, plus 10% growth year-on-year in already the second biggest market in the world, is extremely important and a very cautious assumption, Bregier told reporters.China has focused, rightly so, on single-aisles (narrow-body aircraft) a lot, and will continue to procure a lot of single-aisles. But I am sure the next step will be getting more wide-bodies. So perhaps one day there will be enough market to look at such a big investment, he added.Even though the Chinese economy has lost some steam, aircraft-makers like Airbus and Boeing remain buoyant about air travel demand in the country. Airbus expects China to need 5,400 new planes over 20 years and is considering hedging its bets there as a result. At the same time, it is studying whether it should increase the production rate of its A320 assembly line, Airbus China chief Eric Chen said.Boeing has also signed a cooperation document with Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) to build a completion centre for its 737 passenger jets in China.The number of Chinese leisure travellers going overseas for the first time topped 100m in 2014, official data shows. Foreign travel is tipped to grow another 10% this year as the United States, France and Australia ease visa policies.last_img read more

Indias first Print Biennale opens at the Lalit Kala Akademi

first_imgIn keeping with its role as the country’s National Academy of Art, the Lalit Kala Akademi is hosting the first ever ‘International Print Biennale’ in the country with a record number of 17 countries participating in it. The exhibition which opened on March 25 at the Rabindra Bhavan Galleries, had eminent artist and printmaker, Shakti Barman as the Chief Guest along with the Biennale commissioner, Anupam Sud and its steering committee members: Ananda Moy Banerji, Dattatraya Apte, R.S. Sham Sunder, Paila Sen Gupta and Vijay Bagodi. The ceremony also witnessed the launch of ‘Samkaleen Kala’, a Lalit Kala Akademi journal. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”It was around the 1980s that I first happened to get introduced to the lithography medium of printmaking. All of a sudden, lithography had become very popular. But with time, its trend, as well as practising spaces and studios got demolished and now, we have very few of them. I believe, that this grand endeavour by the Akademi will help it gain back its popularity,” said Barman at the inauguration. Culture Minister of India, Dr Mahesh Sharma couldn’t attend the inauguration function due to personal reasons, but he sent his best regards through a message, which said, “Printmaking is a means of fine expression. I appreciate the outstanding effort of the Akademi to contribute towards and make us aware of the contemporary trends in art.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveCS Krishna Setty, Administrator LKA, in his welcoming address on the Biennale stated, “The aim behind conducting such an event is to endeavour a quest for discovering new artistic trends in printmaking nationally, as well as globally, and to explore new ideas in the field. The Lalit Kala Akademi is creating history once again today; in its 64 years of history, the Akademi is organizing this first ever Print Biennale of India, for the first time.”With countries like USA, UK, Sri Lanka, Italy, Mexico, China, Israel, Sweden, Lithuania, Poland, Argentina, Greece, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Mauritius participating in this exhibition, the Biennale has elicited global interest.last_img read more

8 FarOut Jetsons Contraptions That Actually Exist Today

first_img Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Enroll Now for Free The Jetsons, that candy-colored cartoon about a family living in the future, was actually a bit of a time traveler.It premiered in 1962 on ABC and was the network’s first show to ever be broadcast in color. But this new-age way of viewing a television show didn’t help The Jetsons, as it only lasted 24 episodes before being cancelled thanks to poor ratings. The production company Hanna-Barbera (the minds behind The Flintstones and Scooby-Doo) gave it another shot and revived it in the ’80s with new episodes that ran in syndication from 1985 to 1987. The cartoon wasn’t around for all that long compared to some of its contemporaries, but its impact is an enduring one. True, there are some aspects of it that are a bit dated — you don’t see a lot of parents naming their sons Elroy nowadays — but it was remarkably prescient about where technology was headed.From interactive newspapers to video chatting, here are some of the inventions from The Jetsons that are a part of our world today.1. Flying cars.Image credit: Jetsons / AeromobilGeorge Jetson’s flying car converted into a portable briefcase, which is arguably pretty cool. While the car improvements haven’t trended in that direction just yet, the team at Slovakian startup AeroMobil is hard at work on a car that can turn into an airplane and vice versa. At this year’s SXSW, co-founder and CEO Juraj Vaculik said that their invention could arrive in 2017.Read more: At SXSW: The Flying Car Could Come as Early as 20172. Jetpacks. Image credit: Jetsons / AquaxflyerThere were jetpacks a plenty in the Jetsons universe, to get people everywhere from school to the dry cleaners. And while they aren’t available for general consumption just yet, startups like AquaFlyer, Martin JetPack and Jet Pack International are working towards that dream of commuting via jetpack a reality.Read more: The Man Making Jet Packs Possible3. Robotic help. Image credit: Jetsons / A.L.O. the BotlrThe Jetsons irascible housekeeper Rosie would feel right at home with the robotic butlers and concierge’s employed at the Henn-na Hotel in Japan and Aloft Hotel in California.Read more: This Robotic Butler Could Make Your Next Hotel Stay…Interesting4. Holograms. Image credit: Jetsons / PulseWhile in recent years, hologram versions of entertainers like Michael Jackson and Tupac Shakur have appeared at the Billboard Music Awards and Coachella, the “performances” yielded a fair few legal implications – so not quite the blithe holographic tree that the Jetsons family used to ring in the holiday season but fascinating nonetheless.Read more: Smoke and Mirrors: Why We Aren’t Seeing More Digital Zombies Like Michael JacksonRelated: 7 Business Lessons for Entrepreneurs From ‘Parks and Recreation’5. 3-D printed food.Image credit: Jetsons / ChefJetThe Jetsons family had a home food replicator that could churn out anything from asparagus to stroganoff. Now companies like Foodini and CojoJet are making it possible to create delicious 3-D printed entrees and desserts.Read more: From Eye Shadow to Entire Houses: 7 of the Craziest 3-D Printed Creations Yet 6. Drones. Image credit: Jetsons / Stephen WarrenerIn that classic intro, the Jetsons kids get delivered to school via flying pods. Though they aren’t dropping off people in their preferred locations yet, drones are being implemented to deliver packages, and taking aerial footage for industries as varied as movie making and real estate.Read more: Star Wars + Drones = Dreams Come True 7. Smart shoes. Image credit: Jetsons / Lesia TrubatAt one point during the ’80s run of episodes, George Jetson is saddled with a pair of shoes that have a mind of their own. Spanish designer Lesia Trubat González came up with the idea for E-Traces, ballet shoes outfitted with sensors that record dancers movements onto an app to then help them improve and teach others.Read more: These ‘Smart’ Ballet Shoes Digitally Paint Dancers’ Fancy Footwork 8. Smartwatches. Image credit: Jetsons / AppleWhat was a simple accessory for quick and easy calling and video chatting in the Jetsons universe has made some waves lately with all manner of tech companies trying to get in on the smartwatch market. Apple launched the Apple Watch amid much fanfare in April and Pebble’s latest product made for the most funded Kickstarter campaign ever, taking in more than $20 million from the company’s loyal customers.Read more: The One Reason You Should Want to Buy a SmartwatchRelated: 7 Business Lessons From Ross, Rachel and the Rest of the ‘Friends’ Crew April 17, 2015center_img 4 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience.last_img read more

STAR PREVIEW Senegal v Algeria

first_imgThere has been plenty of drama in this African Cup of Nations and the final between Senegal and Algeria could be another very tight encounter. The two have already met, when Algeria beat Senegal to clinch a place in the last 16, in a game which was nervy and controversial, as the two sides cancelled each other out to a degree. Sadio Mane was unfortunate not to win a penalty when he was sandwiched by Adlene Guedioura and Ramy Bensebaini with 20 minutes to go, a decision which did not go to VAR, as it wasn’t implemented in the tournament until the quarter-final stage.However, the Algerians probably deserved their victory, which came thanks to having a more balanced lineup that allowed them to settle into their rhythm much quicker than Senegal. The Senegalese missed Idrissa Gueye from their starting lineup, but there was only one goal in it at the end of their first meeting and it’s unlikely much will separate the pair at the end of this game.Senegal went on to beat Benin 1-0 in a much better performance when Gueye scored the winning goal (and Mane had two different goals disallowed), and eventually edging past Tunisia, having dominated the first half before winning in extra time in a hugely dramatic semi-final when both sides missed penalties. That win also came at a cost – in the shape of Kalidou Koulibaly’s suspension, meaning they are without their first-choice centre-backs as they lost his partner Salif Sane to injury in the opening game.Senegal v AlgeriaAfrica Cup of Nations 2019 Final20:00 Eurosport 2HDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches, past 10 years*)JUN 2019 AFRICAN NATIONS CUP Senegal 0-1 AlgeriaJAN 2017 AFRICAN NATIONS CUP Algeria 1-0 SenegalOCT 2015 FRIENDLY Algeria 1-0 SenegalJAN 2015 AFRICAN NATIONS CUP Senegal 0-2 AlgeriaSEP 2008 WORLD CUP QUALIFYING Algeria 3-2 SenegalMAY 2008 WORLD CUP QUALIFIYING Senegal 1-0 AlgeriaAlgeria’s route to the final was just as dramatic, with a penalty shootout against the Ivory Coast followed by a 2-1 win over Nigeria when Riyad Mahrez scored a stunning free-kick with what was virtually the last kick of the game.It’s clear that not much separates these teams here. Two of the last four finals have gone to penalties, and the other two were wins by a single goal – with Cameroon scoring in the 88th minute to steal victory from Egypt. Two sides who are so evenly matched have every chance of being inseparable again and the 15/2 that either side wins on penalties could be a value option here, along with the draw.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK Senegal to win on penalties 1 pt at 15/2 with starsports.betBACK Algeria to win on penalties 1 pt at 15/2 with starsports.betBACK Draw 2 pts at 15/8 with starsports.betPROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: PROFIT 182.17 points(excluding Ryan Sidebottom Ashes bet, Tour De France, Blue Horseshoe Open Preview)last_img read more