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With an aim to promote e-mobility, the Haryana government has opened north India’s first-of-its-kind public charging station for charging all types of electric cars (e-Cars) in Panchkula.
The new station, which comes at the head office of the Haryana Renewable Energy Department Agency (HAREDA), was inaugurated by Petroleum Secretary Tarun Kapoor in the presence of Haryana’s Additional Chief Secretary, New and Renewable Energy, Trilok Chand Gupta, and Secretary, New, and Renewable Energy and HAREDA Director-General Hanif Qureshi.
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Capable of charging any type or model of EV, the new station in the state will be available to users free of cost. It has been set up by the Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), a JV of public sector undertakings (PSUs) under the Ministry of Power as a part of an agreement with the HAREDA.
The installation is part of EESL’s PCS pilot phase in the state and shall be open to the public for use, free of cost. HAREDA will bear its entire cost of installation and maintenance.
The dignitaries also flagged off five EVs which were handed over by EESL to HAREDA on a dry-lease monthly agreement. Among the five EVs, a Hyundai Kona EV has been deployed at the Head office of the department in Panchkula while one Tata Nexon EV each will be deployed in district offices of the department in Gurugram, Faridabad, Panchkula, and Karnal.
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HAREDA is also actively working for the promotion and adoption of EV charging stations and EVs in Haryana and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Convergence Energy Services Ltd (CESL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of EESL for the joint partnership to deploy EV charging infrastructure across the state.
Inaugurating the EV charging station, Kapoor said: “This one-of-its-kind public charging station gives EV owners the freedom to choose their preferred EV, based on their respective mobility needs. With charging infrastructure that can address local needs, Haryana has the potential to greatly accelerate EV adoption and reduce the dependence on fossil fuels, thereby reducing the vehicular emissions and decreasing India’s import of petrol-based fuels.”
Meanwhile, HAREDA is also planning to sign an MOU with Tata Power to expand the creation of infrastructure charging stations and EVs across Haryana. (IANS)
Samsung Electronics will quickly decide on a foundry investment in the US, a senior executive said Tuesday, as the South Korean tech giant seeks to become the world's number one player in the logic chip and foundry sectors. Samsung Electronics, the world's number two foundry firm behind Taiwan's TSMC, announced in May that it will build a $17 billion fab in the US.
Samsung's de facto leader Lee Jae-yong is widely speculated to visit the US, possibly next month, to finalise the site, with the city of Taylor, Texas, emerging as the strongest candidate. Other candidates include Arizona, New York, and Austin, Texas. Kim Ki-nam, Vice Chairman and CEO of Samsung's device solutions division, said it takes time for the company to review all the factors such as "infrastructure, site, personnel and state incentives," and make a final decision.
"We are trying to make a decision as soon as possible," Kim told reporters on the sidelines of the Korea Electronics Show 2021, which is under way at an exhibition center in southern Seoul. He made the comments when asked whether Samsung will make an investment within this year. He did not elaborate, reports Yonhap news agency.
Separately, Kim said the company has been "calmly" preparing answers to a recent request by the US Department of Commerce about its semiconductor business. The US has asked global chipmakers, including Samsung, to share information on inventories and demanded other details by November 8 to "help improve trust and transparency within the supply chain." The request spawned concerns about the leak of chipmakers' major trade secrets. (IANS/ MBI)
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It's been over two years since Hrithik Roshan appeared on celluloid. Fans have been waiting to witness his next performance on the silver screen and it seems like their wishes will be soon granted. Earlier, Hrithik had made an announcement about getting back to shooting schedule for the upcoming film 'Vikram Vedha'. And now, it's learnt that the actor has recently wrapped the first ever action sequence from the film.
The news came out when a few stuntmen from the film's set shared pictures of the sequence wrap. The stunt sequences seem to be quite crazy as suggested by the stuntmen. Talking about the same, a stuntman posted on his instagram as he wrote, "Wrapped up the first action sequence of Vikram Vedha. A big 'Thank you' to @parvez.shaikhh sir for this opportunity. Wouldn't have been possible without you ?? @hrithikroshan."
Another stuntman posted, "First craziest action sequence have done (sic).!! Cheer's To @hrithikroshan @parvez.shaikhh @stuntindia1 and all the stunt boys.!!"
'Vikram Vedha' is a Hindi remake of the runaway Tamil hit of the same name which was released in 2017. While the original action thriller starred R. Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi, the Hindi version will see Hrithik Roshan squaring off against Saif Ali Khan. (IANS/ MBI)
Keywords: Hrithik Roshan, Vikram Vedha, action, sequence, wrap up
The couple plans to live in New York City. (VOA/RN)
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