It made its name as the “People’s Car”. The Volkswagen (VW) ‘Beetle’, designed by Ferdinand Porsche, became the longest-running and most-manufactured car on a single platform, with almost 22 million cars produced over a 65 year period!
Over several decades, the VW Group expanded and expanded. It became the largest automobile group in the world in 2014, pipping Toyota by just a few thousand units. The group sells passenger cars under the Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, SEAT, Škoda and Volkswagen brands; motorcycles under the Ducati brand; and commercial vehicles under the MAN, Scania, Neoplan and Volkswagen commercial vehicles brands. In 2014, the group produced more than 10 million vehi
It was a grand spectacle. Tamil Nadu’s strengths as an investment destination were well-packaged and presented at the first Global Investors Meet. The sprawling convention hall at the Chennai Trade Centre was overflowing with a large contingent of ministers, delegates, MPs, MLAs, media persons and business leaders.
I think the RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has a point when he says India’s caste-based reservations should go up for ‘review’. Congressman Manish Tiwari echoed the same feeling when he questioned the relevance of affirmative action in 21st century India.
When our taste buds have gone international, Beyond Madras, the new restaurant at The Park Hyatt Hotel, Chennai, serves unique traditional fare. It takes one back to the roots sourcing recipes from distant south. And for the health-conscious the menu is all millets based:
With India’s current capacity at 110 million tonnes, the issue is about meeting the incremental demand. If India imports this extra demand, over time, steel could become the ‘next oil’ for India and not only drain the scarce foreign exchange reserves but also put at risk the entire supply chain.
The Union Government of India on 17 December 2012 lowered down the growth projection for the current financial year 2012-13 from 7.6 percent that was estimated earlier to 5.7-5.9 percent. The projection was showcased in the Mid-Year Economic Analysis. Where was this Mid-Year Economic Analysis tabled?
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