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This silent stealth military truck carries its own power plant

Dawood Rehman 07:40 PM | 6 Oct, 2016
This silent stealth military truck carries its own power plant
DETROIT, Michigan - The General Motors has revealed the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 - an off-road electric vehicle equipped with a massive hydrogen fuel cell, which can even act as a portable power source.

At over six-and-a-half feet tall and seven feet wide, having all-terrain capabilities, the truck will also be used to evaluate stealth operations for near-silent surveillance.

The Colorado ZH2 was unveiled at the meeting of the Association of the United States Army, and will be tested next year to assess the use of hydrogen powered vehicles in military missions, the Mail Online reported.

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In the tests, the Army will assess the ZH2 fuel cell’s ability to facilitate near-silent operations, reduced acoustic and thermal signatures, and high wheel torque at all speeds through the electric drive.

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According to GM, the massive vehicle sits upon 37-inch tires and has a custom suspension to enable passage over all types of terrain.

And, it has an Exportable Power Take-Off unit (EPTO), meaning the fuel cell can be used to power tools outside of the car.

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These capabilities open up a wide range of potential applications, and GM teamed up with the US Army Tank Automotive Research, development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) to bring the concept to life less than a year after signing.

Dawood Rehman
Dawood Rehman

The writer is a member of the staff.

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Rupee gains massive recovery against US dollar after SBP relaxes rules for banks

KARACHI – The Pakistani rupee experienced a significant surge in its value in the open market against the dollar.

This surge came after a recent directive from the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), allowing banks to purchase dollars at the interbank market rate for international card payments. The objective of this move was to narrow the exchange rate gap between the official and informal markets.

According to the Exchange Companies Association of Pakistan, the currency market witnessed the dollar being traded at Rs298, compared to its previous day’s closing rate of 311.

The SBP’s decision was influenced by the International Monetary Fund’s demand for Pakistan to stabilize its currency market before resuming a $6.5 billion bailout program.

In a circular, the central bank stated, “In response to the feedback received from various stakeholders, Authorized Dealers are now permitted to buy USD from the Interbank market to settle card-based cross border transactions with international payment schemes (IPS).”

Market analysts had predicted a decline in the value of the rupee following the implementation of these new guidelines.

Zafar Paracha, the General Secretary of the ECAP, expressed that the SBP’s decision was timely and appropriate. He anticipated that it would lead to a decrease of 20 to 25 rupees in the open market currency rate. Paracha also noted that aligning the rates in the official and informal markets would bolster remittance inflows.

Pracha further emphasized that significant disparities in rates between the official and informal markets encourage transactions outside of the official banking system.

https://en.dailypakistan.com.pk/01-Jun-2023/today-s-currency-exchange-rates-in-pakistan-dollar-euro-pound-riyal-rates-on-june-1-2023

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – June 1, 2023

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 229,000 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs197,620.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs181,150 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 211,290.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Karachi PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Islamabad PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Peshawar PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Quetta PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Sialkot PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Attock PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Gujranwala PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Jehlum PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Multan PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Bahawalpur PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Gujrat PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Nawabshah PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Chakwal PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Hyderabad PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Nowshehra PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Sargodha PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Faisalabad PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Mirpur PKR 229,000 PKR 2125

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