CEO Tarun Mehta on how Ather achieved $100-mn income run charge in a yr


How does Ather Vitality CEO Tarun Mehta see the EV two-wheeler house evolving within the coming months, and the way is his firm scaling up capability to profit from it? How did Ather Vitality obtain $100-million annual run charge in lower than a yr to turn into presumably India’s largest EV two-wheeler maker by income? How shut is the corporate to breaking even? On this unique interview Mehta discusses all these and extra with Enterprise Customary’s Surajeet Das Gupta. Highlights of the Q&A:

You being one of many first to be within the two-wheeler EV house, the place do you see this phase going ahead?








· Preliminary objective: Sway a Honda Activa purchaser in the direction of EV

· EV costs are akin to petrol alternate options

· EV house to develop at 14-15% m-o-m for the following three to 5 years

· Majority of scooters in India are more likely to be electrical within the subsequent 4 years

What are your enlargement plans?

· Ather Vitality rising over 20% m-o-m since Nov 2020

· Suppliers requested to quadruple their capacities

· Increasing on new

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3 Snow Leopards Die At Lincoln Zoo

Three snow leopards with COVID-19 have died on the Lincoln Youngsters’s Zoo, whereas two Sumatran tigers look like recovering from their sickness. They add to the checklist of animals which were affected by the illness.

The three snow leopards died as a consequence of “issues of COVID-19,” the zoo introduced in a Fb publish Saturday.

“Our leopards, Ranney, Everest, and Makalu, have been beloved by our total group inside and outdoors of the zoo,” the zoo famous within the publish. “This loss is really heartbreaking, and we’re all grieving collectively.”

Aside from the three snow leopards, the zoo additionally started treating Sumatran tigers Axl and Kumar final month, reported AP Information. In response to the zoo, the 2 tigers seem to have made a full restoration from their situation.

Amid the heartbreaking information, the zoo will stay open and can proceed following the rules and “take each precaution” in opposition to COVID-19 for the protection of the “animals, employees and group.”

Different animals have additionally been impacted by COVID-19 for the reason that pandemic started. Earlier this 12 months, a geriatric Bengal tigress at a sanctuary examined constructive for the SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Asian small-clawed otters at

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Centre brings Ordinance to increase tenure of CBI, ED chiefs as much as 5 years



Days earlier than the winter session of Parliament, the federal government on Sunday handed two Ordinances extending the tenures of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) chiefs to as much as 5 years.


The chiefs of the central businesses presently have a two-year tenure. The Ordinance is clearly aimed to make sure the continuance of present ED chief S Ok Mishra, who’s already on an extension, having reached 60 in 2020. His time period would have come to an finish on November 17.





Each Ordinances have been signed by President Ram Nath Kovind.


The chiefs of the highest businesses could be given extensions, in response to the Ordinances, yearly for as much as three years after they full the two-year time period.


“Supplied that the interval for which the Director of Enforcement holds the workplace on his preliminary appointment might, in public curiosity, on the advice of the committee underneath clause (a) and for the explanations to be recorded in writing, be prolonged as much as one 12 months at a time: offered additional that no such extension shall be

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