Wednesday, 30 November, 2022

Topic: Toyota

Toyota Kirloskar Motor Vice Chairperson Vikram Kirloskar dies of heart attack at 64

Kirloskar suffered a cardiac arrest on Tuesday morning & was immediately rushed to a private hospital, where he passed away, the company said.

Toyota to invest Rs 4,800 crore to make electric vehicle parts in India

The Japanese carmaker signed a memorandum of understanding with Karnataka and expects the investment to generate around 3,500 new jobs in the country.

Toyota & Volkswagen are plotting the overthrow of Elon Musk, pour billions into EVs

The world’s two biggest automakers — each sold roughly 10 or 11 cars for every one Tesla did last year — realize the age of EV is here and are gaming out how to stay on top.

Toyota beats Volkswagen to become world’s top-selling automaker first time in 5 years

Toyota outperformed Volkswagen AG in 2020, a painful year for automakers that saw industry-wide factory and showroom shutdowns, dragging sales down 14% from 2019.

Not just Wistron, Karnataka battling tougher, longer labour crisis at Toyota Kirloskar plant

Workers at car maker’s plant in Bidadi allege ‘inhuman working conditions and harassment’, company calls strike ‘illegal’. State govt tries to break impasse.

Toyota or pakora? Modi govt must choose

India must break out of this vicious cycle of high taxes, low consumer demand, constrained investment & job creation, and insufficient wage incomes to boost purchasing power.

Public row over Toyota is counter-productive. Govt must listen to industry & revive demand

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

Message we get is we don’t want you – Toyota stops expansion in India saying taxes too high

Indian governments keep taxes on cars, motorbikes so high that companies find it hard to build scale & buyers find them out of reach, Toyota says.

Toyota to resume operations at three plants in China this week amid coronavirus outbreak

The three factories in China's Changchun and Guangzhou will restart on 17 February, while operations in Tianjin resume on 18 February.

Toyota is trying to figure out how to make a car run forever

Toyota has been testing a new solar-powered Prius, though it agrees that cars running nonstop without connecting to a plug are still far away.

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A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
A computer shop in Bengaluru | Representational image | Facebook

India’s laptop imports surged to $5 bn in first 9 months of 2022. Nearly 73% came from China

Since 2017, China has accounted for around 75 per cent of India’s laptop imports, but the government is now expanding its list of importing partners.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.