Tata Motors is faced with an unprecedented situation. Luxury car sales have been poor and expected to remain under pressure for many quarters especially after the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Its other cash cow, the truck and bus division, is under a prolonged slowdown and car business will come under heightened competition very soon. Besides being the most vulnerable, the car business is also the smallest of the three division and perhaps the real reason why Tata Motors is keen to find a partner. Today's automotive wrap takes a look at this strategic step by Tata Motors. But first, here is the complete look at all the major developments of the week. … [Read more...] about This week in Auto: Why Tata Motors is looking for partners, SC partially relaxes BS-IV sale deadline
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We’re in the same dangerous place now. The big department stores and online sites have started selling new products at 20 percent off, marked down as soon as they arrive. They are also sending products back to designers without payment, refusing to accept new stock. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic | Should we still go shopping (online)?
You can use the time before bed to put away fears, too, as part of giving order to the day. “Setting up plans of action for the day, both for kids and adults, can help alleviate some of that uncertainty,” Kirsch said. “We tend to keep our anxieties bottled up and they burst out in the dark. Try to clear out the mental cabinet ahead of time.” … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic | How to get more sleep tonight
When it comes to raw performance, all three of these phones are pretty evenly matched. It’s worth noting though that the Exynos version of the Galaxy S20 Ultra lags behind in performance as compared to the Snapdragon version. Even for demanding users, performance is going to be a non-issue on these smartphones. But when it comes to chipsets, only Samsung and Huawei offer 5G connectivity, while you’ll have to settle for 4G on the iPhone 11 Pro Max. When you consider each of these devices will cost you upwards of a $1,000, 5G connectivity seems essential. … [Read more...] about Huawei P40 Pro+ vs Galaxy S20 Ultra vs iPhone 11 Pro Max: In-depth spec comparison
In the short term, to protect frontline workers in grocery stores, some stores are asking customers who use reusable bags to do their own bagging, something that may make sense since the final science isn’t clear. But overturning plastic bag bans goes too far, Schlegel says, and delays progress against the known problems that disposable plastic bags create. “The petrochemical and plastic industry has demonstrated over and over again that public health is not their concern,” she wrote with other Greenpeace researchers in a recent research brief. “There are negative public health impacts from every stage of the plastics life cycle, from fracking and refining to ingestion of microplastics, ultimately ending as waste headed to landfills or incineration. What’s worse, they are trying to capitalize on the COVID-19 crisis by playing on people’s fears around sanitation and hygiene.” … [Read more...] about The plastic industry is using the coronavirus to fight plastic bag bans