18 New McLaren Models Will Enter India Market By 2025

The British sportscar and supercar manufacturer McLaren Automotive has plans to come to India under its expansion plans. The car maker is looking for new markets including Russia, India and Central/Easter Europe.

McLaren Automotive statement

The car major announced 18 new cars at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and revealed its expansion plans for 2025 called Track25. McLaren first launched Track22 plan at Geneva Motor Show in 2016. It said that that Track25 is the update of the Track22 plan.

McLaren cars in the world

Presently it owns 86 outlets in 31 markets across the globe and it plans to increase its dealership to 100 units by 2025. Also, it announced to convert all its cars into hybrid within seven years. The car maker also promised new augmented driving features including lighter, superfast-charging and high-power battery system for performance applications that will reduce the electric-range around a race track to over 30 minutes.

Also, the company is investing £50 million in developing and manufacturing the future of lightweight technology at its McLaren Composites Technology Centre (MCTC).

But the biggest thing is the launch of the successor of McLaren P1, the world’s first ever petrol-electric hybrid-hypercar, as part of Track25 plan. … Read the rest


Highlights The Fiery Debate Of Citizenship Amendment Bill

Lok Sabha passed the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill in the midnight on Monday after spending 7 hours in heated debate and with 311 voting in favour and 80 against the bill. The bill will be tabled in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

During the debate, Union Home Minister Amit Shah assured the country that the CAB was no even 0.001% against the minorities residing in India. He even questioned the intention of Congress in opposing the bill and blamed Congress for dividing the country on religious lines in 1947. He stressed that the CAB would make it easy for non-Muslim migrants from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan to become Indian citizens.

Highlights of the CAB debate

• PM Narendra Modi congratulated the Lok Sabha for passing the CAB and said that it was in centuries-old ethos of assimilation and belief in humanitarian values.

• Amit Shah said that CAB couldn’t be linked to National Register of Citizens (NRC) brought to identify illegal immigrants in India.

• Rejecting the claim that the centre was trying to make a Hindu Pakistan, Amit Shah said that Muslims had grown from 9.8% to 14% India but in Pakistan, minorities were reduced from 23% to 3.7%.

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Pre-Book The Much Awaited Smartphone Vivo V17 At Rs. 22,990

Vivo launched its latest flagship phone V17 in India on Monday. Considering the look, features and price of the phone, it can be said that Vivo is targeting the young-generation. Distinguished with its punch-hole design and gradient back finish, the phone promises enhanced user experience.


The Vivo V17 is priced at Rs. 22,990 for single 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM. Available in Midnight Ocean (Black) and Glacier Ice (White) colours, the Smartphone will be available for sale from December 17. But it already up for pre-booking.


The Vivo V17 comes with dual-SIM (Nano) support and run Android 9 Pie with FuntouchOS 9.2. But its most distinguished feature is its 6.44-inch full-HD+ (1080×2400 pixels) E3 Super AMOLED iView Display with 20:9 aspect ratio and hole-punch design.

Under the hood, the Vivo V17 packs an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC, along with 8GB of RAM.

Connectivity options on the Vivo V17 are 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It also comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor.


Vivo V17 sports a 48-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.8 lens, 8-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.2 lens, 2-megapixel tertiary sensor … Read the rest


WhatsApp Adds Call Waiting And Privacy Features: Here’re The Details

WhatsApp has added an extremely useful feature to its Android app. It is call-waiting and its advantage is that it provides more freedom to the users. But it isn’t the same call-waiting that you get with regular mobile networks. The feature was made available for iPhone app last month.

How does call waiting on WhatsApp work?

Prior to update, WhatsApp allows only call at a time. If you receive a call in the middle of a call, the incoming call was automatically disconnected and marked as missed call. But the update has changed the setting to allow users to either decline the incoming call or accept the incoming call by ending the ongoing call.

The users would see two buttons “Decline” and “End & Accept” on receiving incoming calls in the middle of outgoing calls. They can simply choose the decline the call and continue with the online callers or end the ongoing calls and connect to the incoming callers depending on their needs. It is available on both the beta as well as stable Android channels. The changelog also has group privacy settings and fingerprint unlock feature.

What are privacy settings?

WhatsApp allows its users to control from being … Read the rest


Congress And JDS Hopeful Of Making A Coalition In Karnataka After Bypoll Results

Fate of BS Yediyurappa led BJP government in Karnataka will be decided by the result of 15 assembly seats. Bypolls for these seats were held on December 5 and the result is expected by today evening.

Why were the bypolls held in Karnataka?

15 MLAs of Congress-JDS coalition resigned in support of BJP thus bringing the coalition government to an end and paving way for BJP government. Out of the 15 assembly seats, 12 belong to Congress and 3 to the JDS. The bypolls are crucial for ruling BJP as well as for the opposition.

What is the present political equation in Karnataka?

With the result, the strength of Karnataka assembly would be 224 but the BJP has only 105 MLAs. It would need 7 MLAs to get majority in the new house. Congress has 66 MLAs and JDS has 35 seats. If the BJP fails to win 7 seats, its government would come in minority. Also, the opposition parties could again form a coalition to keep the BJP out of power.

What is the future of Karnataka government?

The BJP claims to win 13 out of 15 seats but in case, it fails to win the required number of … Read the rest


Chandrayaan-3 Would Cost ISRO Rs. 75 Crores

Chandrayaan-3 is now official and the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has started working on the ambitious project. It has sought Rs. 75 crores for this mission but the fund would be in addition to the existing budget of ISRO.

ISRO needs Rs. 60 crores for the expenditure for buying machinery, equipment and other capital expenditure for Chandrayaan-3 mission. Also, it needs Rs. 15 crores for meeting the revenue expenditure head. ISRO needs this money quick because it is preparing for the Moon landing mission next November.

ISRO’s budget for 2019-20

ISRO has demanded Rs. 666 crores over and above the funds granted in the original 2019-20 budget.The Rs. 75 crores are 11% of the Rs. 666 crores. Rest of the funds would be utilized for the following programmes.

Rs. 8.6 crores for the proposed human spaceflight programme expected to be implemented in 2022.
Rs. 12 crores for development of small satellite launch vehicle.
Rs. 120 crores for development of launchpad for small satellite launch vehicle.

But the largest demand for funds has been raised by UR Rao Satellite Centre and Satish Dhawan Space Centre. Together they need Rs. 516 crores for assembling and testing facilities and development of … Read the rest