2020 Kia Soul EV Drive Review

I haven’t driven a whole lot of electric cars in my life. But, the few that I have, have always been on top of their game. And expensive. And futuristic. No wonder I have never imagined owning one. The Kia Soul EV though, is different. It’s still on top of its game –which we will get to in a bit – but it’s also very mainstream. And, it doesn’t cost the earth. But, given that it costs twice as much as its petrol-powered twin, well we still won’t call it great value….

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India to have 600m broadband connections by 2020: Communications minister

There were 422.19 million broadband subscribers and the internet penetration (internet subscriber per 100 populations) was 32.86 per cent in the country as on March 31, 2017, Communications Minister Manoj Sinha informed Parliament on Friday. In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Sinha said the National Telecom Policy-2012 envisages 600 million broadband connections by the year 2020. He said that the government has planned the BharatNet project to provide 100 Mbps broadband connectivity to all Gram Panchayats (around 2.5 lakh) in the country. Under the first…

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Government will miss ‘ambitious’ 2020 higher education widening participation targets, report finds

Sean Gallup/Getty Images The Government is on course to miss its own “ambitious” targets for widening participation in higher education (HE) by 2020, according to a recent report. Independent think tank the Social Market Foundation’s (SMF) findings in Widening Participation has also highlighted “significant differences” between institutions’ intake of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. The Government has been aiming to double the proportion of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds going into HE, and also to increase the numbers of students from BME backgrounds by 20 per cent. Despite there being some progress…

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England’s 2,800-mile Coast Path to open in 2020

For a small country like Britain, the idea of claiming one of the longest footpaths in the world sounds a little ambitious. But that’s what we’re up to with the creation of the England Coast Path, and the proposed completion date of 2020 is not too far away. The route will go all the way round the English coast, and a quick look at the map of this island nation, with its countless inlets, estuaries and jagged bits, shows that the projected total length of 2,795 miles is not as…

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Foxconn Targets 10-12 Facilities in India by 2020, Chairman Says

    Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group, the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer, is aiming to develop 10-12 facilities in India, including factories and data centres, by 2020, company Chairman Terry Gou said on Tuesday. The company could spend a “few billion dollars” on developing the facilities, said Gou, whose company’s listed flagship unit is Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd. Gou was speaking in an interview on a bus on the outskirts of Guiyang in China’s southern Guizhou province, where the company has a manufacturing facility. Foxconn was last in…

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