China launches world’s first fully electric cargo ship
China has launched the world’s first all-electric ship, which can travel up to 80 km with 2000-tonnes cargo after a two-hour charge.
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The 70.5-metre-long ship, which weighs about 600 tonnes, was launched in Guangzhou in South China’s Guangdong Province. The vessel is powered by a 26-tonne lithium battery. It can cruise at the top speed of 12.8 km per hour.
Part of ceiling slab falls on woman at Andheri station; Rly gives Rs. 500
A portion of the ceiling slab fell on the head of a 57-year-old woman at Andheri station. The woman, Asha More, received 27 stitches.
More’s injury was “minor” and she was discharged from the hospital after receiving 27 stitches, he said, adding “as per rule she was given Rs 500 as medical expenses.”
More’s relatives, however, lamented the meagre medical assistance given to her and said it reflected apathy on part of the Railways.
“This is a case of sheer apathy by the Railways which first fails to keep its premises safe and then given only Rs 500 as medical assistance,” said More’s nephew Sara.
Mamata woos post-Brexit investments to West Bengal
Pitching West Bengal as an attractive destination for post-Brexit investments from the UK, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said the state is a “great base” for British businesses and a gateway to the north-eastern region.
Mamata presided over a meeting titled ‘Opportunities in Bengal’, organised by the UK India Business Council (UKIBC) and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).
“West Bengal is a gateway to the north-eastern region. Our skills, talent and technology is our advantage, which makes the state a great base for UK businesses,” Banerjee said yesterday.
“The citizens of Bengal are eagerly waiting to express their hospitality. Let us work together; I believe that if there is any problem in the path of business, there is also a solution,” she said while inviting UKIBC to lead a delegation to the Bengal Global Business Summit to be held in Kolkata in January 2018.
“We are business friendly and have a constructive and proactive approach,” Banerjee said.