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Tata Group To Start Making Chips and EV Batteries, said N. Chandrasekaran

Since last year, there have been talks of Tata Group’s plans for getting into the semiconductor field. But it is only recently that N Chandrasekaran, chairman of Tata Sons Pvt, at an event in Mumbai on April 29 clearly stated the organisation’s plans. Chandrasekaran said that in addition to making chips, plans to manufacture batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) will be announced soon.It is noteworthy that in Tata Motors Limited’s annual report, he also mentioned evaluating partnerships for cell and battery manufacturing…

Peacock’s making a LeBron James biopic and a remake of John Woo’s The Killer

In the latest phase of big plans for growth, Peacock’s collaborating with Universal Pictures to produce original movies from LeBron James, John Woo, and Will Packer. Along with reclaiming some of NBC’s most valuable shows from other platforms and having the exclusive rights to stream NBCUniversal’s movies immediately after their theatrical releases, Peacock’s big plan also includes producing a number of original films. In a press release about its upcoming projects, Peacock president Kelly Campbell emphasized that the…

Mysterious Liver Disease Making Children Sick. What Are The Common Symptoms?

1. When was it first reported and how many have been affected so far?  The first U.S. cases were identified at an Alabama hospital in October 2021, when five children were admitted with liver damage from an unknown cause. The World Health Organization was notified on April 5 about 10 cases in previously healthy children in Scotland. Three days later, 74 cases had been identified in the U.K.  Most of the 169 cases have been detected in the U.K. - at 114 as of April 21 - followed by 13 in Spain,…

Climate change is making India’s brutal heat waves worse

The problem is also widespread across the country, affecting not only the typical hot spots in the northwest and southeast but also regions that aren’t used to seeing so much extreme heat, Mondal says. And the effects are even more stark because of a lack of rainfall so far this season. “It’s part of a broader climate-change signal,” says Amir AghaKouchak, a climate researcher at the University of California, Irvine. India’s average annual temperature increased at a rate of 0.62 °C per 100 years between 1901 and 2020,…

How to Activate ISD on Jio to Start Making International Calls

Jio customers can activate ISD on their connections to start making international calls. There are distinct rates to avail the International Subscriber Dialling service, that is commonly called ISD. Jio customers are, however, provided with a dedicated ISD pack that includes a fixed talktime to let customers make calls outside India for some minutes directly from their home network. In addition to calling, the telecom operator allows its customers to send ISD SMS messages. Jio claims to offer its ISD service for 230…

Elon Musk’s plans for making money with Twitter reportedly include job cuts

As part of his pitch to raise funds to acquire Twitter, Elon Musk apparently “floated” the idea of cutting jobs at Twitter to improve its bottom line, according to a Bloomberg report. “While nothing is set in stone — and Musk himself had no access to Twitter’s non-public financials at the time — he specifically mentioned job cuts” during discussions with banks, the report says. There are still a lot of uncertainties about what Twitter will look like under Musk’s ownership, assuming the $44 billion deal announced…

Ukraine Halts Half of World’s Neon Output Crucial for Making Computing Chips Amid Russian Invasion

Ukraine's two leading suppliers of neon, which produce about half the world's supply of the key ingredient for making chips, have halted their operations as Moscow has sharpened its attack on the country, threatening to raise prices and aggravate the semiconductor shortage.Some 45 percent to 54 percent of the world's semiconductor grade neon, critical for the lasers used to make chips, comes from two Ukrainian companies, Ingas and Cryoin, according to Reuters calculations based on figures from the companies and market…