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Tesla Reducing The Prices Of Its Bestselling EV Models

Buy Tesla’s Bestselling EV Cars At 20% Less Price In The US And Europe

Tesla will reduce the price of its best-selling electric vehicle (EV) models in the coming days. The electric car maker said that the prices of its cars would be dropped up to 20% in the US and Europe.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Tesla announced a price cut of up to 20% on its best-selling EV models for the US and Europe
• The price cut is announced amid the tough competition Tesla is facing in the growing EV market

Why Is Tesla Reducing The Prices Of Its Bestselling EV Models?

Tesla started a price war with rivals, especially GM and Ford to retain its market share in the EV market. The price cut was announced on Friday and it had its impact on Tesla shares which fell as much as 4.5% in early trading on Friday. Though some were recovered later in the day. But overall Tesla’s shares have plummeted for more than a year.

Tesla Reducing The Prices Of Its Bestselling EV Models

What Do Experts Say About Tesla’s Price Cut?

The Wall Street Journal said in a report that the discount made that possible for buyers of Tesla’s US-built Model Y to take advantage of a tax credit in the US by bringing the price of the car below a $55,000 cap.

But Analyst Dan Ives of Wedbush Securities has a different opinion on Tesla. He said that that was no secret that demand for Tesla was starting to see some cracks in the global slowdown for 2023.

Dan Ives called the price cut the “right move” and “a clear shot across the bow at European automakers and US stalwarts (GM and Ford) that Tesla was not going to play nice in the sandbox.

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Celebrate ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ With Reliance Jio’s 5G-Enabled Services

Reliance Jio is gearing up to roll out an advanced 5G network after buying spectrum worth ₹ 88,078 crore in the auctions. Chairman of Reliance Jio Infocomm, Akash M Ambani, said that would celebrate ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ with a pan India 5G rollout.

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Reliance Jio’s 5G
  1. Jio has been allotted spectrum in the 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3300 MHz, and 26 GHz bands.
  2. Jio will be the only operator providing pan-India 5G services in the 700MHz spectrum. It has bought spectrum worth ₹ 39,270 crore in the coveted 700 MHz bands and radiowaves worth ₹ 1,050 crore for spectrum in the 800 MHz band.
  3. Jio paid ₹ 33,740 crore for radiowaves in the 3300 MHz bands, ₹ 6,990 crore in the 26 GHz band, and ₹ 7,027 crore in the 1800 MHz band.
  4. Jio owns the highest spectrum footprint, 26,772 MHz (uplink-downlink), in the country. Its total payment for spectrum across multiple bands has also increased to ₹ 7,877 crore.
  5. Mr. Ambani said that Jio was committed to offering world-class, affordable 5G and 5G-enabled services. The company would accelerate the country’s digital revolution, especially in the education, healthcare, agriculture, manufacturing, and e-governance sectors.
  6. Mr. Ambani further said that Jio’s 5G network would enable the digital solutions that would accelerate India’s AI (Artificial Intelligence) driven march towards becoming a $5 trillion-plus economy.
  7. Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said that out of the 72,098 MHz of spectrum offered across 10 bands, 51,236 MHz, or 71%, was sold in recently concluded auctions.
  8. The minister further said that bids worth ₹ 1,50,173 crore were received. The government will get ₹ 13,365 crore in the first year.
  9. Richest Indian Gautam Adani’s group bought 400Mhz or 1% of all spectrum sold for
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Highlights Of The F9 Trailer

F9 is in trouble again but not because its cars, speed, characters, or story but because of the raging pandemic that is continuously pushing its release date further and further. This time it is pushed ahead to debut in June.

The recent trailer features a space car….

While it is uncertain whether the F9 fury is exploring the unknown territory but the trailer ignites hopes that the speeding characters could take their race to space.

Highlights of the trailer:

• Cipher (Charlize Theron) will return as a thorn in the franchise. She has wreaked havoc in The Face of The Furious and this time.

• Dom’s brother, Jakob Toretto (John Cena) joins Ciper. Jakob is the long-lost sibling but he has a vendetta against Dom. The trailer shows Jakob being used as a weapon by Cipher.

• Han Lue (Sung Kang) who was presumed dead in the previous installment emerges from the dead to rejoin the old group.

• Wild and mind-bending stunts with space cars will increase the adrenaline rush in the body and mind.

Space car stunt….

Roman and Tej Parker (Ludacris) are seen seated in a space car atop a moving plane. They are donning handmade astronaut suits. They set their helmets right and push the blast button of the car. The space car ejects from the plane and the duo scream in fear until the jet propellors of the car start. It could be a race into space but it will be too early to suggest any guess about the movie.

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Tim Cook Speaks Up His Mind Over Elon Musk, Tesla, Parler App, And The Capitol Attack

Tim Cook held a long talk with the New York Times “Sway” podcast where he spilled beans over the claim of Elon Musk selling Tesla to apple, blocking controversial Parler social media app, and much more.

Here’re excerpts of that interview….

Tim Cook has been worked in different capacities with Apple Inc. in his 23 years career. He remained CEO of the company for nearly a decade

On Elon Musk and Tesla

Tim Cook said that he thought that Tesla had done an unbelievable job of establishing and keeping the lead for a long time in the EV space. He didn’t give any hint on buying Tesla but said that they investigated many things internally and many of them never saw the light of day.

On removing Parler from the App store

Tim Cook said that that was a straightforward decision because the app weren’t adhering to the guidelines of the App Store. He said that one couldn’t incite violence or allow people to incite violence. He further said that he hoped that the app would come back.

On social media attack on the Capitol

Tim Cook said that he was deeply worried about the amplification of social media as a targeting tool to spread misinformation or extremist sentiments. For the Capitol attack, he said that it was the darkest day in their history.

On data theft

Tim Cook said that he was appalled by that and for that reason, they came out with things like a privacy nutrition label. He said that they would improve that over time.

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Now Change Chat Box Color And Adjust Playback Speed Of Voice Messages On WhatsApp

WhatsApp is working on two important features to take the user experience to the next level. First, the users will be allowed to change the colors of their chat boxes, and second, they could optimize the playback speed of voice messages according to their convenience.

What is color changing feature?

WhatsApp chat box comes in dark color and texts appear in white for visibility. After the color changing feature is introduced, you will be able to change the chat box color where the text on the screen will appear in a darker shade of green. This feature is expected to make text matters more legible.

What is the playback voice message feature?

WhatsApp allows sending voice messages that users can listen to on speaker or headphones. And now they can adjust the playback speed of voice messages for more clarity. Presently users have to replay fast voice messages again and again to understand the messages, but with the new feature, they could adjust the speed of playback messages.

The new playback voice message feature will provide three-speed options – 1x, 1.5x, and 2x. It will be available with WhatsApp version 2.21.60.11 but it is exclusively for iOS users. WhatsApp is beta testing this feature to check its functionality. WhatsApp could make it available for all users in the future.

When would these features be available?

WhatsApp is silent on the release date of both the color changing and playback voice message features as both are under the testing stage. But they could be released anytime.

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Buy Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G From In India From March 30

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G phone will be launched on March 30 and the phone will be available for sale the same day. Interested buyers can register their requests on the Samsung India website by clicking on the “notify me” button.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE comes in 4G and 5G variants. The manufacturer launched it with the variants in the US in September last year. In October last year, Samsung launched it in the Indian market but only 4G variant was introduced. The 4G variant has an Exynos 990 SoC but the 5G variant comes with a Snapdragon processor.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G specifications

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G sports a 6.5-inch full-HD+ (2,400×1,080 pixels) Super AMOLED Infinity-O Display with a triple-camera setup at the rear and a huge 32-MP selfie camera at the front.

The rear cameras include a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle shooter and a 123-degree field of view (FoV), as well as an 8-megapixel telephoto shooter. The front-facing selfie camera has auto-focus support.

Powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 856 SoC, the 5G handset provides dual-SIM (Nano+eSIM) support and runs on Android 11 with Samsung’s One UI 3.0 on top. The phone has all essential features and sensors but it lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack.

It has a powerful 4,500mAh battery that supports 15W fast wired and wireless charging. Also, it has a PowerShare feature that allows it to share power wirelessly with supported devices. In the US, it was launched with a price of $699 (roughly Rs. 51,400).

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Why Were Instagram And WhatsApp Down And Who Benefitted From This Outage?

Instagram and WhatsApp users witnessed over half-an-hour downtime tonight globally. It started around 11 pm when the users first reported the outage when they weren’t able to upload their photos or send messages.

What was the reason behind the outage?

Facebook who owns both Instagram and WhatsApp released a statement soon after noticing the outage. It said that users tweeted about the difficulty they faced in uploading content and sending messages during outage. A spokesperson from Facebook said that it was a technical issue that had been resolved and that they were apologetic for the inconvenience caused to the users.

What did outage tracking website say about the outage?

Downdetector.com reported that the Facebook owned apps Instagram and WhatsApp were down for over 30 minutes from 11 pm and 11:40 pm. The website noted more than 1.2 million reports about Instagram outage and over 23,000 posts about issues with WhatsApp. Downdetector website uses user-submitted errors on its platform to track downtime of different websites.

How was Signal benefitted from WhatsApp outage?

The rival messaging app Signal tweeted a swipe on the WhatsApp outage by expressing its solidarity with the people working on the WhatsApp downtime. It further stated that people outside the tech industry would never know how weird that sounded when someone said that they were looking forward to some weekend outage. It also said that Signal registrations were through the roof and welcomed everyone on its platform. It is to be noted that Signal claims better user privacy and security.

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Google Career Certificates Offer Associate Android Developer For Entre Level Jobs

Enrolment for Google Career Certificates has already started and those interested in enhancing their skills in data analytics, project management and user experience (UX) design can enroll their names for the course.

What is Google course about?

The technology giant is trying to bridge the skills gap in India with these certificates. The objective of the course is to help employers upskill their workforce. Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet Inc. discussed the idea of bridging the skills gap in a blog post on March 11.

What is the skills gap?

Businesses are embracing digital technology especially post-covid period but they are facing difficulties in finding the right candidates. Also, they simply can’t replace their entire workforce. Google found that the businesses will need reskilling their employees by 2025 and this gap will increase, if the training of the employees and jobseekers isn’t started at the earliest.

What is the advantage of Google certificates?

Google’s data shows that 82% of graduates have been benefitted with the certificate courses. They got huge benefits in the form of getting a raise, finding new jobs and starting new businesses within six months of completing the certificate courses.

Sundar Pichai said that they would also announce a new Associate Android Developer Certification to prepare learners for entry-level jobs in Android development. He further said that availability of 1.3 millions jobs in that field provided significant opportunities for the graduates. Last year, Google announced a $10-billion Google for India Digitization Fund to speedup the digitization process of India over 5-7 years.

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Joe Biden Opens His Doors For Indian IT Professionals

US President Joe Biden rescinded the three policy memos about foreign workers on visas like H-1B due. Taken by previous Trump government, the decisions put severe restrictions on the Indian IT professionals and others seeking employment in the US.

What were those decisions?

On June 17, 2020, the Trump government rescinded two prior policy memoranda by issuing a Policy Memorandum 602-0114. The policies rescinded were:

• Determining Employer-Employee Relationship for Adjudication of H-1B Petitions, Including Third-Party Site Placements issued on January 8, 2010

• Contracts and Itineraries Requirements for H-1B Petitions Involving Third-Party Worksites,” issued on February 22, 2018

On February 3, 2021, Trump government issued another Policy Memorandum 602-0142.1 to do away with PM-602-0142. This policy memo was rescission of the December 22, 2000 Guidance memo on H1B computer related positions issued on March 31, 2017.

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said that both the memos would apply to any pending or new [H-1B Petitions], including motions on and appeals of revocations and denials of H-1B classification.

What is the current stage of US visa applications?

Biden administration allowed petitioners to reopen and/or reconsider adverse decisions of the earlier policy memos by filing Form I-290B, Notice of Appeal of Motion to reverse. USCIS would charge a reopening fee.

Also, USCIS is provided discretionary powers to accept and consider untimely motions but the discretionary powers can be exercised only under certain circumstances as explained and permitted by the government. The petitioners have to keep the policy timeline in mind while filing their petitions.

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Google Doodle Shows Prof Rao Placing A Satellite In Its Orbit On His Birthday

Renowned Indian professor and scientist Udupi Ramachandra Rao popularly known as “India’s Satellite Man” turns 89 today. And Google is celebrating his birthday with a Doodle to highlight the commendable work done by Professor Rao, who died in 2017.

Life of Udupi Ramachandra Rao

Born in Karnataka on 10th March 1932, Prof Rao started his work as a protégé of Dr Vikram Sarabhai, the father of India’s space program. After completing his doctorate, Prof Rao joined NASA as a professor and conducted experiments on Pioneer and Explorer space probes.

In 1966, Prof Rao returned to India to work on an extensive high energy astronomy program at the Physical Research Laboratory. In 1972, he spearheaded India’s satellite program. Also, he was instrumental in developing and supervising over 20 satellites including India’s first satellite – Aryabhata. In 1975, India launched its first satellite that transformed the rural landscape of the country by boosting communication and meteorological services.

His biggest contribution to the nation

Development of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) technology is the biggest contribution of Prof Rao in the field of space research. PSLV has launched over 250 satellites including Mangalyaan. Launched in 2013, Mangalyaan is the first interplanetary mission that orbits Mars today.

The country honored Prof Rao

In 2013, Prof Rao was inducted into the Satellite Hall of Fame to honor all his work. Google says that his stellar technological advancements continue to be felt across the galaxy in its Doodle that features a picture of Prof Rao placing a satellite in the space.

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