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Pakistan self inflicted trade wounds



New Delhi: Even as Pakistan seeks a $6 billion bailout from the IMF for mere survival, it has decided to suspend trade relations with India in a move, which, ironically, will hurt Pakistan itself much more than it will hit India. Pakistan took this decision as retaliation to India revoking the provisions of Article 370 from the state of Jammu & Kashmir.

India is a self dependent country whereas Pakistan is living on the funds of IMF. Hence the one who will be suffering in the issue will be Pakistan and not India. It is like a suicide attempt of Pakistan which has been quite common in past few months. Pakistan is not able to control its own states and wants to intervene in Kashmir’s matter which is beyond its reach.

The share of Pakistan in India’s imports of these items is only 2-3 per cent. Pakistan’s decision will cut it off from the Indian market where it sells 1.86% of its total exports. However, the same makes very little difference to India as Pakistan accounts for a mere 0.6 per cent of India’s total annual exports, according to the Department of Commerce. India is in a trade surplus of $1.66 billion with Pakistan.

Pakistan took this decision as retaliation to India revoking the provisions of Article 370 from the state of Jammu & Kashmir. Pakistan depends on India to a large extent for its cotton imports. India accounts for more than one-third of Pakistan’s total cotton imports, which will soon stop due to its own move. Pakistan also depends on India for its organic chemicals imports. India accounts for around 12 per cent of Pakistan’s organic chemical imports. As far as India’s dependence on Pakistan is concerned, major items that India imports from Pakistan are salts, fruits, and nuts.


Tesla bags 200,000 orders for its futuristic ”Cybertruck”




New Delhi: Elon Musk is back with a bang with his all-new “Cybertruck”. Irrespective of the controversies the all-new Tesla Cybertruck has gathered, it is one of the most radical wheels that has gone on sale in recent times and is becoming quite popular by the day.

Elon Musk took to Twitter to share that Tesla has already received 200k orders since the launch of the “Cybertruck” which was actually 3 days ago(22 November).

Tesla Cybertruck’s production is expected to begin in late 2020. The electric pickup truck is available in three trims — single motor RWD with a range of over 250 miles, dual-motor AWD with a range of more than 300 miles and tri-motor AWD with a range in the north of 500 miles.

The single motor RWD variant of the Cybertruck can go from 0 to 60 mph in below 6.5 seconds and has a towing capacity of over 7,500 pounds, while the dual-motor AWD trim can make 0-60 mph in under 4.5 seconds and boasts of a towing capacity of more than 10,000 pounds. Tesla claims that the tri-motor AWD variant of the vehicle is good for 0-60 mph in less than 2.9 seconds and gets a towing capacity of 14,000 pounds.

Given its relative performance and price, the Cybertruck could be a massive success for Tesla as it enters into the largest segment in the US market. Almost three million pickups were sold to consumers in 2018. If Tesla can carve off a tiny sliver of that, it’ll go a long way toward taking Tesla’s annual sales to the next level.

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