YK MYK WEATHER TODAY MAX 29 C MIN 23 C ELECTION CAMPAIGN STARTS IN BHOWANIPUR CONSTITUENCY OF MAMATA OPINION Rainfall may occur. Rs. 5 RANCHI TUESDAY, 14 SEPT, 2021 PG-12, YEAR—11, ISSUE—132 (RNI NO: JHAENG / 2012 / 44137) AT A GLANCE SENIOR CONG LEADER OSCAR FERNANDES PASSES AWAY AT 80 NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Oscar Fernandes passed away in Mangalore on Monday. He was 80. A sitting Member of the Rajya Sabha, he was critically injured after he fell accidentally while doing his regular exercise on July 20 this year. He was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in a super speciality hospital at Mangalore. A veteran congress leader, Fernandes was the Union minister for transport, road highways, labour and employment in the UPA government headed by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. He was regarded to have a solid working relationship with Congress leaders at all levels. He served as the AICC General Secretary and was a close confidant of Congress President Sonia Gandhi and used to be known as a trouble-shooter for the party as he handled various situations. Many prominent Congress leaders of Karnataka, former chief minister Siddaramaiah and State Congress chairman D.K. Shivakumar, as well as Lok Sabha opposition leader Mallikarjun Kharge had rushed to pay their respects to the Congress veteran, a local Congress office bearer said on Monday. MEDVEDEV PULLS OFF 'DEAD FISH' CELEBRATION AFTER HISTORIC WIN OVER DJOKOVIC SPORTS Morning India Beating around the bush: SC on Centre’s denial on detailed affidavit in Pegasus row NEW DELHI: After the Centre's denial to file a detailed affidavit clarifying whether Pegasus spyware was used or not, the Supreme Court on Monday reserved its order on a batch of petitions seeking independent probe into the alleged Pegasus snooping case. A bench headed by Cheif Justice N.V. Ramana and comprising justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli said the court will pass an interim order in the next few days and told the Centre that beating around the bush would not take the issue anywhere. "Beating around the bush...we will pass some interim order," the chief justice told Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing the Centre. The Centre informed the bench that it is not going to file a detailed affidavit, after taking time twice to take a decision, whether it will file an affidavit or not on a batch of petitions seeking inquiry into alleged use of spyware Pegasus. Mehta submitted that government can constitute technical committee of independent domain experts, who can examine the petitioners' allegations that their phones were affected by Pegasus. Centre said this committee can submit its report to the top court. The top court pointed at the response of former Minister for Electronics and Information Technology in Parliament in 2019. However, Mehta highlighted a recent statement made by Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology of India on the floor of the Parliament clarifying the government's stand. A battery of senior advo- Massive rainfall in Odisha, alert for Chhattisgarh, MP too cates -- Kapil Sibal, Rakesh Dwivedi, Dinesh Dwivedi, Shyam Divan and Meenakshi Arora --representing various petitioners objected to the Centre's stand on the matter. Sibal, representing veteran journalist N. Ram, said the government should clarify whether it used Pegasus or not? Sibal added that it is unbelievable that the government said it would not tell the court about the use of spyware. "We thought government will file a counter affidavit. We are considering some interim order or some other order, we have to pass," the bench noted during the hearing. Divan contended that a detailed affidavit should be filed at the level of cabinet secretary. He further added that the government should be concerned if an external agency used the spyware and if it were a government SC collegium approves 3 names as permanent judges of Gauhati HC NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Collegium headed by chief justice N.V. Ramana has approved a proposal for appointment of three additional judges as permanent judges in the Gauhati High Court. A statement to this regard has been published on the website of the top court on Monday. The Supreme Court Collegium on September 9, 2021 had approved the proposal for appointment of the following additional judges as permanent judges in the Gauhati High Court: justice Soumitra Saikia, justice Parthivjyoti Saikia and justice S. Hukato Swu. Besides justice Ramana, justice U.U. Lalit and justice A.M. Khanwilkar are also part of the three-member collegium which takes decisions for appointment of high court judges. Security personnel shifted people to safer places following heavy rainfall, in Rajkot on Monday. ANI CMYK 08 TECH & www.sanmarglive.com CLICK Morning India TUESDAY, RANCHI, SEPTEMBER 14, 2021 Samsung to defend top spot in semiconductor sales in Q3: Report Google One adds 5TB storage plan for $24.99/month Tesla pushes its full self-driving Beta v10: Report SAN FRANCISCO : Electric vehicle maker Tesla has started pushing its 'Full Self-Driving Beta v10' software, a version that CEO Elon Musk called "mind-blowing", to its early access fleet. The software enables Tesla vehicles to virtually drive themselves both on highways and city streets, but it is still considered a level 2 driver assist since it requires driver supervision at all times, reports Electrek. The driver remains responsible for the vehicle, needs to keep its hands on the steering wheel, and be ready to take control, the report said. Musk has been promising a wider release of the Full SelfDriving (FSD) Beta software to customers who purchased the FSD package, but the release has been delayed for a while. More recently, the CEO has linked the wider release to Tesla pushing a new FSD Beta version 10 update, which has been expected after two more "point releases" in the coming weeks. That release was also pushed ahead but two weeks ago, Musk said it would be coming on September 10 and is now being pushed for customers in the early access fleet. Several Tesla owners in the early access programme have reported receiving the new software update, as per the report. The driving visualisations have been updated. They look very clean above, but they change with the situation. The Tesla CEO said the wider release (download button) should come by the end of September and therefore, they only have a few weeks to test it in the early access fleet. Musk had previously mentioned that Tesla had been testing the new software internally for the last few weeks. SEOUL : Samsung Electronics is expected to defend its top spot in global semiconductor sales in the third quarter of the year, on the back of a strong memory demand. Samsung, the world's largest memory supplier, was projected to log $22.32 billion in semiconductor sales in the JulySeptember period, up 10 per cent from a quarter earlier, and maintain its lead against Intel Corp., according to the latest McClean Report from market researcher IC Insights. Intel was estimated to collect $18.78 billion in semiconductor sales in the third quarter, down 3 per cent from a quarter earlier. The US tech titan was the only one among the top 15 semiconductor firms to report negative sales growth. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC), the world's No. 1 foundry firm, was tipped to keep Nokia launches budget smartphone 'C01 Plus' in India Xiaomi drops 'Mi' branding after over a decade NEW DELHI : Xiaomi on Monday announced a new visual identity for its premium range of products. With an aim to unify its global brand presence, its premium "Mi" series products will now be replaced with the new "Xiaomi" logo. With the new brand identity introduction, there will be two distinct product series under the parent corporate brand. The corporate brand will continue to be represented by the "Mi" logo. "Being a leading technology brand with a strong presence across the globe, our aim is to have a unified presence. With this new logo shift, we envision bridging the perception gap between our brand and products. "The new Xiaomi logo will be used for our premium products that represent the pinnacle of technology and offer a premium experience. Ushering in the festive season, Xiaomi's premium product series Mi will be renamed to Xiaomi'," Jaskaran Singh Kapany, Head of Marketing, Xiaomi India, said in a statement. The first Mi-branded smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi 1, was launched in August 2011, which makes the brand almost 10 years old. Over the years, the company launched tablets, TVs, smart devices, audio accessories, and more under the Mi brand. Xiaomi for the first time had surpassed Samsung and Apple to become the number one smartphone brand in the world in June, a Counterpoint Research report showed recently. Xiaomi's sales grew 26 per cent (month-onmonth) in June, making it the fastest-growing brand for the month. Xiaomi was also the number two brand globally for Q2 2021 in terms of sales, and cumulatively, has sold close to 800 million smartphones since its inception in 2011, according to Counterpoint Research's 'Monthly Market Pulse Service'. NEW DELHI : HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, on Monday launched the 'Nokia C01 Plus', the latest addition to its C-series smartphones with a strategic partnership with Reliance Retail Ltd in India. The Nokia C01 Plus is available in India starting Monday in blue and purple colour variants for Rs 5,999 across leading offline retail stores, e-commerce platforms and Nokia.com. Customers who choose to avail the JioExclusive offer will get an instant price support of 10 per cent on the best buy price, and will have to pay Rs 5,399. In terms of specifications, the Nokia C01 Plus comes with a 5.45-inch HD+ screen with thick bezels on the top and the bottom. The smartphone houses a 2MP front facing camera. At the rear, it packs a 5MP HDR camera. Both cameras have dedicated LED flash. The smartphone is powered by an octacore 1.6GHz Unisoc SC9863A processor, paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The storage can be expanded using a microSD card. The Nokia C01 Plus comes with a 3000mAh battery that is said to last up to a day. the third spot in the third quarter with sales of $14.75 billion, up 11 per cent from a quarter earlier. South Korea's SK hynix was predicted to stay in the fourth position with sales of $10.13 billion in the third quarter, up 10 per cent from a year earlier, followed by the US memory giant Micron Technology Inc., whose sales were forecast to expand 10 per cent quarter-on-quarter to $8.46 billion, reports Yonhap news agency. For the third quarter, IC Insights expected semiconductor sales from the top 15 suppliers to increase 7 per cent from the previous quarter to reach $111.52 billion. "Semiconductor sales are forecast to remain robust through the end of the year, which supports IC Insights' current forecast of 24 per cent growth for worldwide semiconductor sales this year," it said. SAN FRANCISCO : Tech giant Google is adding a 5TB storage plan for $24.99/month on the Google One app. According to 9To5Google, the new tier is $24.99/month, falling directly in line with the pricing of the 2TB and 10TB offerings.A The new plan is also available for $249.99/year, savings of 17 per cent compared to monthly payments. The plan comes with all of the same benefits of the 2TB tier, with 10 per cent back on Google Store purchases, faster access to Google support, family sharing, and a VPN for Android phones. The report mentioned that, when Google Photos ditched its unlimited, compressed storage offering earlier this year, users in need of storage only had a couple of reasonable plans to turn to. The first was the $1.99/month 100GB offering, followed by a 200GB plan for $2.99/month. In a poll, by the tech website, back in June, most of the users reported they were using those two plans, the report said. For $9.99/month, though, the 2TB plan offers significantly more storage and other perks, but for those with even higher storage requirements, the next step up of $49.99/month for 10TB could easily be out of reach for some, it added. Galaxy S22 Ultra to support continuous zoom 3x and 10x cameras: Report Qualcomm working on new chips for mid-range devices: Report SAN FRANCISCO : Chipmaker Qualcomm is reportedly working on a number of new platforms for mid-range smartphones. These new processors will be launching under the Snapdragon 600 series, according to their part numbers discovered by Winfuture.de. There is also a possibility that the chipsets may have gaming variants. The SM6375 is expected to launch in four variants all of which will have different CPU and GPU clock rates but the same base, reports GizmoChina. All four will have 8 CPU cores made up of four Gold cores and four Silver cores. The GPU clock speed is said to be between 940Hz and 960Hz. The source reports that one of the developer platforms based on one of the chips has a maximum refresh rate of 144Hz which further reinforces the speculation that at least one of the processors may have the G-suffix. The Snapdragon SM6225 is the second chipset that was discovered by the source . SEOUL : Samsung is planning to launch its next premium flagship Galaxy S22 as well as S22+, and now a new report has claimed that the S22 Ultra will come with two zoom lenses with a variable focal length -- the first starting at 3x, the second at 10x. There will be a small upgrade to the sensors in the two telephoto cameras. The new model will use two 12 MP sensors with 1.22 um pixels and both cameras will feature Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), reports GSMArena. The main camera will be the same, it will feature a 108 MP sensor with 0.8 um pixels. The upcoming series will enter mass production in November this year. The smartphones in the lineup will be available for purchase from January 2022 and all the models in the series are expected to come powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 898 chipset. Previous rumours suggested that the Galaxy S22 Ultra is expected to continue the dual 10MP telephoto camera setup on the Galaxy S21 Ultra. One of the lenses will be a periscope lens that will offer 10x optical zoom. Galaxy S22+ is expected to be equipped with a 4500 mAh battery. In terms of software, Galaxy S22 will be pre-installed with OneUI 4.x based on Android 12. Mi Notebook Ultra: A true combination of style and power MD WAQUAR HAIDER NEW DELHI : Xiaomi is aiming big to create market space in the laptop segment in India. Recently, the company announced the successor to Mi NoteBook 14 series in India, with the launch of Mi NoteBook 2021 series. The portfolio includes two series of thin and light laptops- Mi NoteBook Ultra and Mi NoteBook Pro. The company unveiled three variants of the Mi Notebook Ultra in the country. The Intel Core i5-11300H with 8GB RAM is priced at Rs 59,999 while the mid-range spec with the same processor but 16GB RAM can be purchased at Rs 63,999. The top end variant with the Intel Core i7-11370H processor along with 16GB RAM is priced at Rs 76,999. We used the Intel Core i7-11370H processor variant and let's see what it has to offer. In terms of design the laptop scores decent marks. Xiaomi has used Aluminium 6 series alloy to design this laptop. It weighs 1.7kg and with a slim form factor. The top bezel houses a 720p webcam and the bottom of the screen has a Xiaomi branding. Mi NoteBook Ultra comes equipped with the all-new Mi TrueLife+ Display. It covers 100 per cent of the sRGB colour gamut and brings to life images, videos and games. The machine offers a large 39.62cm(15.6) display with a 3.2K(3200x2000) resolution, coupled with 16:10 aspect ratio and a smooth 90Hz refresh rate. It comes with an IPS panel that boasts of a screen to body ratio of over 89 per cent and class leading pixel density of 242 PPI. It also comes with eye safety with hardware level TUV Rheinland certifi- cation and DC Dimmingwhich reduces eye strain to offer a comfortable viewing experience while working even in any lighting condition. The display is more or less well-suited for daily office work as well as watching online content. The Mi 11 Ultra comes in two 11th Gen Intel Core processors - Core i511300H and Core i7 -11370H, we had the top-end variant of the laptop for review. The i7-11370H has 4 cores which support multi-threading upto 8 threads and can clock up to a maximum of 4.8GHz while operating at a TDP of 35W. The machine handles multitasking on applications like the Microsoft Office suite smoothly. Also, with up to 16GB of 3200MHz DDR4 RAM and 512GB of NVMe SSD storage, it is blazing fast while booting up, and with data transfers and application installations. The Mi NoteBook Ultra houses a large 70 WHr battery and offers up to 12 hours of battery life. Also, with the 65W USB Type-C charger, it can charge from 0 to 50 per cent in just under 45 mins, the company claims. The Connectivity options on the Mi NoteBook Ultra include Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.1, a Thunderbolt 4 port, HDMI port, USB Type-C port, two USB Type-A ports, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The Xiaomi Mi Notebook Ultra houses two 2W bottom-firing speakers for audio. The laptop has DTS audio support that enhances the audio clarity. The keyboard was comfortable to use as the keys are larger and comes with a deep travel distance of 1.5 mm with a concave curved top making typing easier. It houses a large, comfortable trackpad that offers 62 per cent more area compared to the previous generation of Mi NoteBook 14 series. Conclusion: This device is at least Rs 10,000-Rs 15,000 cheaper than the other popular models in the market and delivers uncompromised multitasking and productivity. CMYK PAGE 8 CORONA METER INDIA TOTAL CASES: 33,282,388 TOTAL DEATHS: 443,061 WORLD TOTAL CASES: 225,674,552 TOTAL DEATHS: 4,647,136 SANJAY SAHAY RANCHI: National advisor of All India Bank Officers Confederation (AIBOC) Sushil Kumar on Monday said that giving banks in the private sector hands would prove not only fatal but also disastrous. Speaking to media persons in the capital he said that despite the important role played by AIBOC in the nation's progress the central government is not listening to the organisation’s demands. Kumar said that AIBOC is the only organisation at the national level, which has implemented the central government policies in the interest of nation. The bank officers have worked diligently for the progress of the nation by moving ahead in adverse circumstances, he added. Kumar stated that the AIBOC will always struggle to protect the interest of the bank officials. While opposing the merger of the banks and the wrong policies of government at every level the AIBOC will also oppose the policies to hand over the public sector banks to the private sector, he said. He informed that through the National Monetization Pipeline Scheme the central government has started a campaign to privatize public sector undertakings at whole- sale prices adding the AIBOC has strongly condemned the plan. He said that the scheme is nothing but an initiative for wholesale privatization of public sector assets in all critical infrastructure sectors including national highways, trains, railway stations, power generation and transmission, oil and gas pipelines, telecommunication infrastructure, mines and minerals and others. He urged the government not to proceed on the disastrous path against the national interest. He said that there would be nation-wide movement to garner public opinion in this regard. While addressing the Bank of India Officer’s Association earlier Kumar said, “Every section of the country will be badly affected by privatization. All the bank organizations including the Bank of India Officer Association are fighting battle to stop the exercise. It is not only the battle of the bankers but the fight of every section in the country. It is the effect of our campaign ‘ Save the banks, Save the Country’ that today our voice is reverberating from the Parliament to the road and from the road to the social media. The flame of this torch is to be kept burning at any cost.” COVID-19: WHO approval for Covaxin expected this week: Sources SHALINI BHARDWAJ TECH & CLICK agency, then it was absolutely unconstitutional. Senior advocate Rakesh Dwivedi questioned the credibility of the expert panel formed by the government to examine the issue. Mehta submitted, "Nobody is denying or disputing. There are sensitive issues involved. We must get to the core issue. Let the expert panel go into it." The Chief Justice clarified that the court is also not keen on government disclosing any information which compromises the national security. The bench noted that if government were to file an affidavit, then it would have known "where do we stand on the subject". Senior advocate Colin Gonsalves said a retired or sitting judge of the Supreme Court should head the probe, and the government, which is a wrongdoer, cannot be relied upon with the investigation. Privatization of PSBs will be counter-productive, says AIBOC NEW DELHI: Massive rainfall was recorded in several parts of Odisha as the depression over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining Odisha coast turned into a deep depression in the early hours on Monday. Odisha, north Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh are likely to get heavy rainfall during the next 48 hours, the IMD said. In Odisha's Puri district, two places -- Astaranga and Kakatpur -received rainfall in excess of 500 mm in the last 24 hours along with more than three dozen other places with rainfall over 100 mm, 200 and even 400 mm during the same time. "The Depression over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining Odisha coast moved west-northwestwards during the past six hours with a speed of 12 kmph, intensified into a deep depression and lay centred at 8.30 a.m. on Monday over north coastal Odisha coast, about 20 kms west-northwest of Chandbali and 120 kms east-southeast of Keojhargarh," the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said at 10 a.m. "It is very likely to continue to move west-northwest wards across north Odisha, north Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh during next 48 hours," the IMD said, adding, it is very likely to weaken into a Depression during the next 24 hours. The IMD has further warned of light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places and extremely heavy falls at isolated places very likely over Odisha and Chhattisgarh on Monday. Light to moderate rainfall at many places with isolated heavy to very heavy falls very likely over north coastal Andhra Pradesh, Gangetic West Bengal, Jharkhand and Telangana on Monday and over Madhya Pradesh till Tuesday. Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places also very likely over south Gujarat, north Konkan, north interior Maharashtra (including Vidarbha) on Monday and Tuesday. Squally wind speed reaching 5060 kmph to gusting 70 kmph is very likely to happen over north and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal and along & off Odisha, West Bengal and North Andhra Pradesh coasts during the next 12 hours. The wind speed will decrease gradually becoming 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph during the subsequent 12 hours, IMD said. NEW DELHI: The World Health Organisation's (WHO) approval for Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine, Covaxin, is expected this week, sources said on Monday. Bharat Biotech has submitted its Phase 3 clinical trials data that demonstrated 77.8 per cent efficacy to the Subject Expert Committee (SEC) of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). Earlier in June, a pre-submission meeting for WHO Emergency Use Listing Procedure (EUL), which provides advice before the submission of the final dossier, was also held. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya had also earlier met WHO Chief Scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan and held discussions over the approval of Bharat Biotech's Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin. Marianne Simao, a WHO assistant director general for vaccines, also said that the UN health agency's assessment of this vaccine was quite advanced and officials hoped for decision by midSeptember. Covaxin was developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech in association with the Indian Council of Medical Research and the National Institute of Virology. Covaxin, which has been developed in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), contains a whole virion inactivated SARSCoV-2 vaccine, which is produced in Vero cells. The vaccine is stable at 2 degrees Celsius to 8 degrees Celsius (refrigerated) and is shipped in a ready-to-use liquid formulation that permits distribution using existing vaccine supply chain channels. The WHO has approved COVID-19 vaccines by PfizerBioNTech, AstraZeneca, Johnson and Johnson, Moderna and Sinopharm. Bhupendra Patel sworn-in as 17th Chief Minister of Gujarat GANDHINAGAR (GUJARAT): Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Ghatlodia MLA Bhupendra Patel took oath as the 17th Chief Minister of Gujarat on Monday. Union Home Minister Amit Shah congratulated the new Chief Minister of Gujarat soon after the ceremony. CMs of BJP ruled states, including Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Goa CM Pramod Sawant were also present at the ceremony. It is believed that Patel holds a strong influence in the Patidar community in Gujarat which the BJP has banked upon to win the upcoming elections. Fondly addressed as 'Dada' by his supporters, Bhupendrabhai Rajnikanthbhai Patel is now the 17th Chief Minister of Gujarat. The announcement of the 59-year-old BJP leader's name as the Chief Minister-elect at a legislative party meeting of the BJP on Sunday came as a surprise for many as the low-profile MLA was not seen to be among the top contenders for the post. Born in Ahmedabad, Patel is a first-time MLA from the Ghatlodia seat, a post previously held by Anandiben Patel, who is currently serving as the Governor of Uttar Pradesh with an additional charge of Madhya Pradesh. He had won his maiden seat by a margin of 1,17,000 votes in 2017, the largest margin in that poll defeating Congress candidate Shashikant Patel. He grabbed more than 72 per cent of the vote share in the Ghatlodia constituency during the 2017 assembly polls. Patel is, however, not a new face in politics and has served as the Ahmedabad municipal councillor. Patel, who holds a diploma in civil engineering, also served as the chairman of the Standing Committee of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA). With Assembly polls in the state scheduled to be held in 2022, BJP went with Patel, a Patidar face for the Chief Minister. He is also a trustee at Patidar organizations Sardar Dham and Vishwa Umiya Foundation. The Patidars are a dominant caste in Gujarat with a sizeable control over the electoral votes. The community also dominates the political economy with a stronghold over education, realty and cooperative sectors. India, US launch ‘Climate Action and Finance Mobilisation Dialogue’ NEW DELHI: India and the United States on Monday launched the Climate Action and Finance Mobilisation Dialogue (CAFMD) with Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav and US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Change, John Kerry, reiterating pledges to enhance actions to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. The CAFMD is one of the two main tracks of the USIndia Agenda 2030 Partnership that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden had announced at the Leaders' Summit on Climate in April 2021. The other track is the Strategic Clean Energy Partnership. "The Climate Action and Finance Mobilisation Dialogue of the Agenda 2030 Partnership launched today will provide both countries an opportunity to renew collaborations on climate change while addressing the financing aspects," Yadav said while announcing the launch of the Dialogue. Yadav recalled how earlier during the launch of the India-US Climate and Clean Energy Agenda 2030 Partnership at the Leaders' Summit on Climate, Modi and Biden had made statements supporting the global climate action and increased cooperation between the two countries on the issue. Asserting India's commitment towards clean energy, Yadav said that after enhancing the RE (renewable energy) target to 450 GW and realising the importance of hydrogen as energy driver in future, India has launched the 'Hydrogen Mission'. "I hope this dialogue will work to mobilize and deliver climate finance primarily as grants and concessional finance, as envisaged under Paris Agreement to strength- en climate action," the minister said. "Every economic study shows that it is far less expensive to deal with climate crisis now that it will be away in a future. If India seizes the energy opportunity, it could become the world's largest market for batteries and solar panels," Kerry said even as he reminded that it is not just renewable energy, but "we need to develop, demonstrate and scale up emmerging technologies that will be crucial for net zero transition". Kerry is visiting India as part of his multi-country tour in the run up to the annual climate summit less than 50 days ahead. Kerry has visited Korea, Argentina, Japan and China over the last few days to continue vital discussions on reducing emissions and raising ambition ahead of COP26, the annual climate summit that will take place in Glasgow. Earlier in the year, declaring the India-US joint statement at the launch of the 'India-US Climate and Clean Energy Agenda 2030 Partnership' in April, the two nations had said, "Through this collaboration, India and the United States aim to demonstrate how the world can align swift climate action with inclusive and resilient economic development, taking into account national circumstances and sustainable development priorities." On August 24, Yadav had held a telephonic conversation with Kerry to discuss the CAFMD Track and had said that these platforms provide greater opportunities for working together for climate actions, and emphasised that India stands committed to working with the US on clean energy. The annual climate summit called the Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) is to be held in Glasgow from October 31. It is being looked at as a last ditch effort to bring around countries to enhance their emission targets to keep the global temperatures from rising to beyond 1.5-degree Celsius compared to the preindustrial era.