Jaguar Land Rover, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Motors, launched on Monday its high-end F-Type convertible sports car in India with a starting price of ₹1.37 crore.The two-seater convertible will be released in the Indian market in two variants – the F-Type S and the F-Type V8S. The V6S model packs the 3-litre V6 supercharged petrol engine which churns out a power of 380PS and 460Nm, while the high-end V8S variant is powered by a 5-litre V8 supercharged petrol engine that gives out 495PS and 620Nm. The company claims that V8S reaches 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds and has a top speed of 300 km/h, while the V6S reaches the same speed in 4.9 seconds and claims a top speed of 275 km/h. The F-Type V8S is priced ₹1.61 crore and the VS model goes for ₹1.37 crore.”The Jaguar F-Type is our all-new, two-seater sports car and we believe it will be a game changer for the Indian sports car market. With its stunning design and driver focused engineering, this car will further enhance the appeal of our brand and I am confident that it will arouse senses and stir emotions like no other car in India,” said Rohit Suri, vice-president, Jaguar Land Rover India.The car which was first unveiled at the Paris Auto Show 2012 had bagged the title of 2013 World Car Design of the Year. The F-Type is the successor of Jaguar’s E-Type model. The vehicle will be pitted against Porsche Cayman and Boxster. According to the company, the Indian arm of Jaguar witnessed a 68 percent growth in sales in the first quarter of the year.
Asian share markets swept lower Monday after Wall Street suffered its worst starting week in history and doubts over Beijing’s economic competence sent investors into the arms of the safe-haven yen and sovereign bonds.The absence of Tokyo for a holiday only made liquidity even harder to come by, heightening volatility. Currency markets saw some wild swings with the South African rand collapsing to record lows at one point before bouncing.MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS sank 2%, as did Australia’s main index . E-mini futures for the S&P 500 ESc1 were down 0.7% in a sizable move for Asian hours.Commodities remained on the ropes as Brent crude oil LCOc1 shed another 74 cents to $32.81 a barrel. US crude CLc1 was quoted 71 cents lighter at $32.45.China was again the epicenter of unease as the People’s Bank confounded analysts by guiding the yuan sharply stronger, a move that might calm concerns about a competitive devaluation but only added to market confusion as to Beijing’s ultimate intent.Equity investors seemed less than reassured with the Shanghai Composite Index and the CSI300 index both falling around 1% in erratic early trade.Perceived missteps by the authorities in managing the share and currency markets have led to concerns Beijing might lose its grip on economic policy too.That heightened tensions ahead of trade data on Wednesday where further declines are expected in exports and imports, underlining just how anemic world trade flows are right now.Both the Dow and S&P 500 had their worst five-day starts in history last week, and the corporate news flow is unlikely to get any cheerier with the coming results season expected to be a tough one.S&P 500 earnings are forecast to have dropped 4.2% in the fourth quarter, a second straight quarterly decline led by the hard-hit energy and materials sectors.The pain in stocks and worries over China even outweighed the positive impact of December’s upbeat US payrolls report and burnished the appeal of higher-rated government bonds.Yields on 10-, 7-, and 3-year US Treasuries all had their biggest weekly declines since early October last year, while five-year yields dropped by the most since September 2013.The gains continued on Monday with US 10-year Treasury futures TYc1 up a solid 6 ticks, while Fed fund futures were pricing in a shallower upward path for rates.In currency markets, the main beneficiary was the yen which is often favored in times of stress as Japan remains the world’s largest creditor nation.The dollar fell half a yen to a near five-five month low of 116.70 yen in early trade, before steadying around 117.13.Dealers said Japanese investors seemed to be bailing out of long positions in the South African rand by selling rand for dollars and then those dollars for yen.That saw the dollar surge as much as 10.3% at one stage to 17.9950 rand, before tracking back to 16.7205. That was still up sharply from 16.3150 late on Friday.The euro was well supported at $1.0940 while the dollar index dipped 0.26 percent to 98.281.
Kolkata: In a reshuffle in the WBCS (Executive) cadre, 18 SDOs have been changed.SDOs of Barasat, Suri, Bankura (Sadar), Darjeeling (Sadar), Barrackpore, Egra, Mekhliganj, Mathabhanga, Kakdwip, Raiganj, Ranaghat, Tufanganj, Cooch Behar (Sadar), Alipore, Howrah (Sadar), Jhalda, Purulia (Sadar) and Alipurduar were changed.Avik Chatterjee, who was SDO Darjeeling (Sadar), has become the Deputy Secretary of Self Help Groups and Self Employment department. Thendhup Namgyal Sherpa has become the Deputy Director of Tourism Directorate. He was SDO Raiganj. Reshma Banerjee, who was SDO Howrah (Sadar), has been posted as advisor of WBIDC. Arundhuti De has become the Secretary of Alipurduar Zilla Parishad. Santi Kumar Batabyal, who was posted as Deputy Secretary of the Land and Land Reforms department, has become the Deputy Secretary of the Judicial department.
Legal arguments against Aereo, a tech startup that makes it possible for consumers to watch unauthorized digital streams of broadcast programming, may reach the U.S. Supreme Court. This move comes after lower courts gave Aereo the green light to continue allowing this type of streaming, even after broadcasters cried foul. Broadcasters plan to petition the nation’s highest court sometime in the next few days, Variety reports.Founded in 2011, New York City-based Aereo launched its service in March of last year, aiming to change the way people access and watch TV programming. Aereo uses internet-connected antennas to capture broadcast signals and make them available to paying users on any type of device.For months now, big broadcasters — including NBC Universal, ABC and Fox — have been trying to shut Aereo down, claiming that it is stealing and reselling their programming. Aereo doesn’t pay broadcasters for their content. It argues its antennas are legally akin to the ones people already use to watch TV in their own homes.To date, it seems that courts are siding with the startup. In July 2012, a New York federal judge refused to grant an injunction to stop Aereo from operating. And the Second Circuit Court of Appeals denied broadcasters’ request to reconsider the decision of the lower court.Related: TV Startup Aereo Countersues Big BroadcasterToday, a judge in Boston issued a similar ruling in favor of Aereo. “Today’s decision makes clear that there is no reason that consumers should be limited to 1950s technology to access over-the-air broadcast television,” said Chet Kanojia, Aereo’s founder and chief executive, in a statement.In Washington and Los Angeles, however, district court judges found in favor of broadcasters in cases brought against Film On X, a startup similar to Aereo. Film On X appealed the lower court’s decision, but it remains to be seen how the appellate court for the Ninth Circuit will decide. A finding that conflicts with the Second Circuit might persuade the Supreme Court to settle the matter.On the heels of these legal developments comes the announcement today that Aereo will release its first Android app later this month. Currently the service is not available for Android users, though it is accessible via the web on desktop computers and laptops.”At Aereo, we believe consumers should have more choice and control over how they watch television and a big part of that is expanding the universe of devices that they can use to access Aereo’s technology,” Kanojia said in a news release.Until now, Kanojia said, the company had focused on expanding its geographical reach. So far, Aereo’s service is available in seven U.S. cities, including New York, Miami, Atlanta and Dallas.Related: 3 Tips for Doing Deals With Big Companies How Success Happens 3 min read October 10, 2013 Listen Now Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible.
At the Build 2018, Microsoft announced that its Azure Container Service (ACS), its managed Kubernetes service is now Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), which is currently in preview and will soon be generally available. AKS is also a part of the Kubernetes Conformance Program, which is a certification program run by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. The Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) adds automated support for upgrades and scaling capabilities. It also includes self-healing aspects that aims to make spinning up containers on Kubernetes easier for developers. Developers now have added advantages with AKS, which include: A DevOps Project support for AKS : Now, with a few clicks developers can create a new AKS cluster, containerize their applications, deploy with a VSTS CI/CD pipeline, and view integrated App Insights telemetry with the DevOps project. New Azure Portal experience for AKS : This includes AKS create and browse experiences inside the Azure Portal, which makes it easier for cluster operators to configure and manage Kubernetes. Some features of AKS Custom VNET with Azure CNI : AKS now supports deploying Kubernetes nodes into custom VNETs using Azure CNI, with configurable IP ranges for Kubernetes networking components. Integration with Azure Monitor : AKS is now integrated directly into Azure Monitor for control plane telemetry, log aggregation, and container health monitoring. This provides operational visibility into one’s Kubernetes environment directly from the Azure portal. HTTP application routing : AKS also supports exposing public applications natively, using an Azure-integrated Kubernetes ingress controller. With this, customers can access their applications without having to configure DNS records and nameservers. Microsoft has also introduces a new Dev Spaces capability. With the AKS and the Dev Spaces, all a new developer needs is their IDE and the Azure CLI. The developers can simply create a new Dev Space inside AKS and can begin working on any component of their microservice environment safely, without impeding production traffic flows. Dev Spaces for AKS makes developing against a complex microservices environment simple. It is now available in private preview. To know more about the AKS in detail, visit Microsoft Azure Blog. Here is a quick recap of what happened at Day 1 of the Microsoft Build Conference 2018, if you are interested. Read Next Everything you need to know about Jenkins X, the new cloud native CI/CD solution on Kubernetes Kubernetes 1.10 released The key differences between Kubernetes and Docker Swarm
Cloud computing has risen massively in terms of popularity in recent times. This is due to the way it reduces on-premise infrastructure cost and improves efficiency. Primarily, the cloud model has been divided into three major service categories: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Platform as a Service (PaaS) Software as a Service (SaaS) We will discuss each of these instances in the following sections: The article is an excerpt taken from the book ‘Cloud Analytics with Google Cloud Platform‘, written by Sanket Thodge. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Infrastructure as a Service often provides the infrastructure such as servers, virtual machines, networks, operating system, storage, and much more on a pay-as-you-use basis. IaaS providers offer VM from small to extra-large machines. The IaaS gives you complete freedom while choosing the instance type as per your requirements: Common cloud vendors providing the IaaS services are: Google Cloud Platform Amazon Web Services IBM HP Public Cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS) The PaaS model is similar to IaaS, but it also provides the additional tools such as database management system, business intelligence services, and so on. The following figure illustrates the architecture of the PaaS model: Cloud platforms providing PaaS services are as follows: Windows Azure Google App Engine Cloud Foundry Amazon Web Services Software as a Service (SaaS) Software as a Service (SaaS) makes the users connect to the products through the internet (or sometimes also help them build in-house as a private cloud solution) on a subscription basis model. Below image shows the basic architecture of SaaS model. Some cloud vendors providing SaaS are: Google Application Salesforce Zoho Microsoft Office 365 Differences between SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS The major differences between these models can be summarized to a table as follows: Software as a Service (SaaS) Platform as a Service (PaaS) Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Software as a service is a model in which a third-party provider hosts multiple applications and lets customers use them over the internet. SaaS is a very useful pay-as-you-use model. Examples: Salesforce, NetSuite This is a model in which a third-party provider application development platform and services built on its own infrastructure. Again these tools are made available to customers over the internet. Examples: Google App Engine, AWS Lambda In IaaS, a third-party application provides servers, storage, compute resources, and so on. And then makes it available for customers for their utilization. Customers can use IaaS to build their own PaaS and SaaS service for their customers. Examples: Google Cloud Compute, Amazon S3 How PaaS, IaaS, and SaaS are separated at a service level In this section, we are going to learn about how we can separate IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS at the service level: As the previous diagram suggests, we have the first column as OPS, which stands for operations. That means the bare minimum requirement for any typical server. When we are going with a server to buy, we should consider the preceding features before buying. It includes Application, Data, Runtime, Framework, Operating System, Server, Disk, and Network Stack. When we move to the cloud and decide to go with IaaS—in this case, we are not bothered about the server, disk, and network stack. Thus, the headache of handling hardware part is no more with us. That’s why it is called Infrastructure as a Service. Now if we think of PaaS, we should not be worried about runtime, framework, and operating system along with the components in IaaS. Things that we need to focus on are only application and data. And the last deployment model is SaaS—Software as a Service. In this model, we are not concerned about literally anything. The only thing that we need to work on is the code and just a look at the bill. It’s that simple! If you found the above excerpt useful, make sure to check out the book ‘Cloud Analytics with Google Cloud Platform‘ for more of such interesting insights into Google Cloud Platform. Read more Top 5 cloud security threats to look out for in 2018 Is cloud mining profitable? Why AWS is the prefered cloud platform for developers working with big data?