Fuel price hiked again; petrol nearing century mark across country

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New Delhi, June 16 | Fuel prices increased again across the country on Wednesday adding more misery for the common man already grappling with rising food prices amidst shrinking income.

With this rise, petrol prices have reached very close to hitting the century-mark all across the country extending the scope of historic high prices that had already made the fuel rate cross the Rs 100 per litre mark in certain cities and towns of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh.

On Wednesday, the oil marketing companies (OMCs) raised the price of petrol and diesel between 12-25 per litre across the four metros.

Accordingly, the price of petrel increased by 25 paisa per litre to Rs 96.66 per litre and diesel by 13 paisa per litre to Rs 87.41 per litre in Delhi.

In Mumbai, where petrol prices crossed Rs 100 mark for the first time ever on May 29, the fuel price reached new high of Rs 102.82 per litre on Wednesday. Diesel prices also increased in the city by 14 paisa per litre to reach Rs 94.84 a litre, the highest among metros.

Across the country as well, petrol and diesel prices increased on Wednesday but its retail prices varied depending on the level of local taxes in different states.

Petrol prices in three other metros have also reached closer to Rs 100 per litre mark and OMC officials said that if international oil prices continue to firm up, this mark could also be breached in other places by month-end.

With Wednesday’s price hike, fuel prices have now increased on 25 days and remained unchanged on 22 days since May 1. The 25 increases have taken up petrol prices by Rs 6.26 per litre in Delhi. Similarly, diesel have increased by Rs 6.68 per litre in the national capital.

With global crude prices also rising on pick up in demand and depleting inventories of worlds largest fuel guzzler — US, retail prices of fuel in India is expected to firm up further in coming days.

The benchmark Brent crude is currently close to multi-year high level of $75 on ICE or Intercontinental Exchange.

Source: IANS

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San Francisco, Dec 6 | Musk hiring engineers to solve problems that affects people’s lives. Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk on Monday tweeted that he is hiring Artificial Intelligence (AI) engineers who are passionate about solving day-to-day problems through AI.

“As always, Tesla is looking for hardcore AI engineers who care about solving problems that directly affect people’s lives in a major way,” Musk tweeted along with a link to apply for the job.

Interested candidates can apply by filling in fields like name, email, exceptional work done in software, hardware or AI, dropping their resume in the PDF format and hitting the Apply option.

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“We believe that an approach based on advanced for vision and planning, supported by efficient use of inference hardware, is the only way to achieve a general solution for full self-driving and beyond,” the website read.

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“There is no need even to have a college degree at all, or even high school,” Musk said during an interview with the German automotive publication Auto Bild about his hiring preferences more broadly.

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