Globally, Octavia comes as a plug-in hybrid and multiple powertrains. For the India-spec model, it is expected, Skoda Auto will introduce the fourth-generation Octavia with 2.0 TSI engine with a 7-speed DSG transmission.
With the aim to reduce dependence on China for import of chemicals, the govt is planning a production linked incentive scheme to boost local manufacturing of some of the key chemicals used in pharmaceuticals, insecticides and other critical industrial usages. The scheme will have an outlay of Rs 25,000 crore over the next five years.
Bill to reduce salaries, allowances of Members of Parliament, and ministers by 30 per cent were passed unanimously in the Rajya Sabha today. Stay here for all live updates
India’s Covid-19 case tally crosses 52-lakh mark with a spike of 96,424 new cases & 1,174 deaths in last 24 hours. The total case tally stands at 52,14,678 including 10,17,754 active cases, 41,12,552 cured/discharged/migrated & 84,372 deaths, said the health ministry. Globally, over 30 million people have been infected with the coronavirus. Stay with TOI for live updates.
Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny shared a photograph from a Berlin hospital on Tuesday, sitting up in bed and surrounded by his family, and said he could now breathe independently after being poisoned in Siberia last month. The New York Times quoted a German official as saying Navalny had spoken to a German prosecutor about the incident and said he planned to return to Russia as soon as he recovered.