Day: February 8, 2021

How to Compete for Elon Musk’s $100 Million Xprize to Fight Climate Change

Learn the details of Elon Musk and Xprize’s competition aimed at pulling carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

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has funded Xprize’s $100 million prize pool for a that seeks solutions that can “pull carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere or oceans and lock it away permanently in an environmentally benign way.” 

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Xprize will award up to 15 finalists $1 million each, and the three top finishers will win $10, $20 and $50 million respectively. Twenty-five $250,000 scholarships will also be up for grabs for student team entrants.

To qualify, solutions must be able to extract 1 ton of CO2 per day, and display viability to scale.

Details of the competition can be

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How India can live up to its full potential

In a remote tribal village in Dumarthar in the state of Jharkhand, Sapan Patralekh, the headmaster of a middle school, has come up with an innovative teaching method in a region plagued by poor connectivity. He has converted the walls of adjacent houses into blackboards, allowing 300 students to continue learning while maintaining social distance.

In crowded cities, traditional mom-and-pop convenience stores and pharmacies have begun to provide contactless home delivery. Startups such as Near.Store are rolling out plug-and-play solutions to digitize traditional neighborhood convenience stores, allowing them to accept orders and payments online for groceries, medicine, and healthcare essentials, as well as making offline inventory digitally searchable by customers who live within walking or biking distance. OkCredit is using digitization to send collection notifications to customers who have delayed or missed payments, decreasing the burden on shop owners of maintaining business accounts.

On the B2B front, Bulk MRO, a

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