Ahead of the Auto Expo which will be held in 2020, Skoda has revealed details of the upcoming Superb sedan. The updated sedan gets aesthetic and mechanical updates and will be revealed at the Auto Expo.The sedan will be equipped with a brand-new, BSVI-compliant 2-litre TSI petrol engine and will discontinue its diesel powertrains for the next generation. The company will also discontinue the Superb’s current engine options, which include the 1.8-litre TSI and 2.0-litre TDI, as they will not be updated to meet BSVI emission norms.The new engine is offered in two states of tune in the international market. The lower trim makes 190PS of maximum power and 320Nm of peak torque, while the higher trim makes 272PS and 350Nm. Skoda is expected to offer the Superb in India with the smaller engine, which could be mated to a 7-speed DSG gearbox.Close The updated Superb has already been spotted under testing in India ahead of its mid-2020 launch. It gets revised LED headlamps, dual-tone alloy … [Read more...] about Skoda reveals 2020 Superb facelift’s details: What has changed?
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“This could save lives, cure depression, help alcoholism, get people off opioids—why wouldn’t I want to be invested?” advertisement advertisement Shark Tank host Kevin O’Leary is sitting across from me in a restaurant talking about a recent investment. He was part of a $6 million round in MindMed, a company that’s taking psychedelic drugs and turning them into medicine. Its first drug has the potential to turn a person’s addictions—to cocaine, methamphetamine, morphine, sugar, alcohol—off like a light switch. It has a clear opportunity to help lower the nearly 70,000 annual drug overdose deaths that take place in the U.S. But the compound, 18-MC, has yet to undergo human efficacy trials, leaving open a big question: Will it even work? Scientists have been aware of the potential of LSD and psilocybin (the psychoactive component in mushrooms) as addiction killers for decades. Outside of the lab, too, people have been … [Read more...] about Silicon Valley’s psychedelic wonder drug is almost here
Less than a week after settling a lawsuit with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Tesla’s fast-fingered CEO, Elon Musk, is taking digs at the government agency. Shortly after releasing Tesla’s quarterly safety report, Musk called out the agency, renaming it the “Shortseller Enrichment Commission.” advertisement So in case you were worried that Musk had changed in any substantial way, don’t worry–he’s still petty. Just want to say that the Shortseller Enrichment Commission is doing incredible work. And the name change is so on point! — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 4, 2018 The tweet follows a settlement with the SEC over an August tweet. Musk tweeted about taking Tesla private, naming a share price, and indicating the funding for such a transaction was already in hand. The company’s stock immediately shot skyward, inciting an SEC investigation into potential fraud. On Saturday, Tesla and the SEC agreed that Tesla … [Read more...] about Twitter-fingered Elon Musk just took a shot at the SEC
Sector regulator Trai on December 9 released a pre-consultation paper on unbundling of different elements of telecom like infrastructure, network, services and application layers through differential licensing. The move came after the Telecom Department sought the regulator's recommendation on the issue.The concept of unbundling of layers through differential licensing is enshrined in the new telecom policy, the 'National Digital Communications Policy (NDCP), 2018', Trai noted."National Digital Communications Policy (NDCP), 2018, under its 'Propel India' mission, envisages one of the strategies as 'reforming the licensing and regulatory regime to catalyse investments and innovations and promote ease of doing business'," the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) said in a statement.Close Enabling unbundling of different layers (that is, infrastructure, network, services and application layer) through differential licensing is one of the action plans for fulfilling the strategy, … [Read more...] about Trai seeks industry’s views on unbundled licensing regime in telecom
“We believe in universal access,” says Bernard J. Tyson, CEO of Kaiser Permanente, on stage at the 2019 Fast Company Innovation Festival. advertisement advertisement Tyson has said that he does not think that “Medicare for All” is the right choice for right now in the United States. The reason, he says, is because the policy is focused on getting all Americans affordable insurance coverage rather than ensuring that everyone is getting affordable care, which he does not believe is the same thing. Though approximately 30 million Americans are not insured, according to 2018 census bureau figures, the overwhelming majority are. “We should be focused on the care, not the coverage, and we should deal with the policy deficiencies where we’re not covering,” he says. Kaiser Permanente is both an insurer and a network of medical centers. It takes a fixed fee in exchange for providing a patient’s entire care, rather than a fee … [Read more...] about Bernard J. Tyson says Medicare for All is not the right answer to the healthcare crisis