Did you know that over just one race the Panasonic Jaguar Racing Formula E vehicle can capture enough energy through clever braking to extend its range by up to 15%? How? By utilising the latest regenerative braking technology, which is also a big feature of the electric I‑PACE Concept road car.

In a regular internal combustion engine vehicle, the car is slowed via conventional friction brakes which press the brake pads against the discs. The kinetic energy from the vehicle is converted into heat energy, which is essentially wasted. However in a battery electric vehicle (BEV), the electric motor can convert that kinetic energy into electricity to top up the battery, increasing the number of miles you can drive on a single charge.
In Formula E, the length of the race is the same for each competitor, and the amount of energy allowed to complete the race is also fixed, at 56 kilowatt hours, so the benefit of regenerative braking in racing translates into extra performance and potentially faster lap times. The intensity of electric racing really tests the vehicle’s parts to the limit – as well as their engineers – and with Jaguar involved in developing both electric race cars and electric road cars, there will be mutual benefits.

How Dantewada’s Kadaknath chicken could be the new food fad

ack chicken crosses the red corridor

A fowl from poverty-stricken and Naxal-affected Dantewada region in Chhattisgarh is slowly getting to be the favoured white meat on urban menus. The ironies are flavourful.

The chicken has black meat and the state government is hoping women autodrivers will give it the required fillip to reach the economic scale to be self-sustaining


When Being A Lefty Helped Ratan Tata, Mark Zuckerberg And Others With Life Lessons

Ratan Tata

When Ratan Tata took piano lessons, he had a problem. “I could not relate my left hand to do something different from my right hand,” he said in a television interview. But when it comes to running his group of companies, even from behind the scenes, Tata’s left arm has few equals. Till 2015, Tata’s trusts would even give scholarships to the Indian Left-Hander Club. Perhaps it is one of the reasons some Tata vehicles in overseas markets have a left-hand drive.


Mark Zukerberg

Some 20 years after Jobs made this comment, another great technical person in computers was getting ready to take on the world while at Harvard University. With the help of smart colleagues, he set up Facebook. And he too, reportedly, was left-handed. Zuckerberg has not said much on this important subject. But there is one photograph that proves beyond doubt that he is handy with his left hand. It shows him feeding a calf on a farm in Wisconsin.


Tata Africa celebrates Tata Volunteering Week 2017

Tata Africa employees volunteer time and effort at the sustainable development project Oliver’s Village in Putfontein and the children’s home L’arche Zimbabwe, as part of Tata Volunteering Week 2017

Employees of Tata Africa Holdings (TAHL), Tata Automobile Corporation South Africa and Tata Africa Steel Processors, once again, contributed their time and effort to Oliver’s Village in Putfontein, Benoni, on September 22, as part of the Tata Volunteering Week 2017.

A sustainable development project, Oliver’s Village is a sustainable village which plans to be home to a wide variety of social services. The volunteers painted 20 kiosks which were recently constructed to serve as a flea market, and are installed in a fenced-off area within the bigger campus of Oliver’s Village. The volunteers also repaired the palisade fencing around the area, which had rusted in places.


Six Presidential Properties for Sale

As President Obama finishes up his second term and makes way for Donald Trump, whose inauguration is on Friday, we’re taking a look at six homes for sale around the U.S. with links to past, present and future presidents, as well as their close families.


Remembering Umrao Begum

The grave of Mirza Ghalib’s wife, Umrao Begum, in Basti Nizamuddin, just at the side of her husband’s tomb, lacks an epitaph, probably because nobody tried to inscribe one on it in 1955 (when the poet’s memorial was built) or because she preferred anonymity as per the strictest tenets of Islam. Even so she deserves one for posterity’s sake. Umrao Begum was a pre-teenager when she married Ghalib, who himself was just 13 at that time, and the two shared conjugal bliss for nearly 57 years.

Umrao Begum was a kinswoman of the Nawab of Loharu, an erstwhile State now merged with Rajasthan, and her cousin was Bunyadi Begum, Ghalib’s sister-in-law. The begum, who was the Nawab’s sister, gave her haveli in Gali Mir Qasim Jan to Ghalib when he was in need of accommodation.

Umrao Begum bore seven children, all of whom died in infancy, leaving her and the poet heart-broken all their lives. Even the nephew, Nawab Zainul-abadin Khan Arif, whom they adopted, died young at the age of 18, though he had made his mark in Urdu poetry by then.


Ivanka Trump Cuts Asking Rent for Manhattan Condo to $13,000

Ivanka Trump has just cut the asking rent for one of her Manhattan apartments after struggling to find a buyer or tenant.

Ms. Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, who serves as senior adviser to President Donald Trump, first put the condo at Trump Park Avenue on Manhattan’s Upper East Side on the market in December for $4.1 million.

MORE: Ivanka Trump Lists Park Avenue Condo for $4.1 Million

At the same time they relisted it for rent, asking $15,000 per month. But while the sales price is unchanged, on Tuesday they reduced the rent  to $13,000, according to the listing.

City property records show that Ms. Trump paid $1.52 million for the condo in 2004 and transferred ownership to an LLC that reportedly belongs to her in 2015.


10 People most affected by Modi’s Anti-Black Money campaign

In Indian elections till about a decade ago booth capturing was the biggest problem. With time and efforts of election commission booth capturing was almost eliminated but electoral funding still remains a looming threat to our democratic system. Fighting elections is a costly affair and the expenditure limits set up by election commission are unrealistic and barring a few almost all parties take anonymous donations from affluent business class and which is mostly tax evaded money. Obviously, donations from businessmen are paid back in terms of skewed policies and biased decisions in their favour. Demonetisation along with the budgetary announcements by FM is a crucial step to reduce the amount of anonymous donations to parties from twenty thousand to two thousand rupees to curtail black money into politics.


Ivanka Trump arrives for Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad

The Global Entrepreneurship Summit-2017 will be inaugurated by Prime Minster Narendra Modi

U.S. President Donald Trump’s Adviser and daughter Ivanka Trump arrived in Hyderabad early on Tuesday. She will reach the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) venue at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC) in Madhapur by 3 p.m.

She checked into Trident Hotel in Madhapur around 4 a.m. after landing at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Shamshabad at 3 a.m. U.S. Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster and Telangana State Information Technology secretary Jayesh Ranjan, Additional DGP Anjani Kumar and IGP Shikha Goel received her at the airport.

Ms. Trump and U.S. officials travelled in three vehicles belonging to the U.S. government, while a convoy of 17 vehicles led them from the airport to the hotel in Madhapur.


APJ Abdul Kalam’s birth anniversary: Most inspiring quotes by ‘Missile Man’

Today, India celebrates the 86th birth anniversary of India’s 11th President, Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam.

Named as the ‘Missile Man’ for his contributions towards the developments of India’s missile projects.

He often spoke to children and the country’s youth — inspiring them to think big in life; he also penned a number of books. Here are some of his most inspiring quotes