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Capturing Carbon Emission Technology Can Get You $100 Million Prize

Inspired by the inaugural speed of president Joe Biden, Tesla Inc chief and billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk announced a $100 million prize to encourage development of technology to capture carbon emission. He said on Twitter that the best technology will get the award.

Capturing carbon emission

It is fast becoming a crucial part of plans made to cut carbon footprint. But there’s little progress registered in this field as all efforts are put at reducing carbon emission than taking carbon dioxide out of the air. But the shift in approach was noticed last year when the International Energy Agency highlighted the need to develop a technology that can capture carbon emission. According to the agency, only this technology can help meet the net-zero emission target.

$100 million prize

The announcement was made on Twitter by Elon Musk. Also, the billionaire entrepreneur said that he would provide more details in his second tweet. Tesla officials were approached for further information on the prize but they didn’t give any response.

Elon Musk

Elon Musk is heading a couple of futuristic companies in addition to Tesla. He has … Read the rest

What Did Jack Ma Say In Live Video?

It was less than a minute appearance but the video of Jack Ma on Wednesday provided a sigh of relief to the investors that that had been waiting for months for Jack Ma to break his silence over his mysterious disappearance.

What was the Jack Ma video?

A clip of Jack Ma speaking to a group of teachers in a live-streamed video began circulating on Wednesday. He last appeared on the screen in October when he lambasted Chinese regulators and state-owned banks. After that video, Jack Ma disappeared from the business world triggering speculations of Chinese authorities punishing Jack Ma with jail term or a takeover of his companies. But the Wednesday’s video put a period over those speculations.

What did Jack Ma talk about in the video?

He was talking philanthropy with teachers. He discussed the importance of narrowing income disparities and reviving countryside of the country. And it can’t be a coincidence that these two topics are in the priority list of the Xi Jinping’s Communist Party. It is to be noted that Chinese government had detained entrepreneurs that didn’t fall in line. … Read the rest

How Did The US Welcome Its 46th President?

Joe Biden became the 46th President of the US on Wednesday with a promise to bring the US out of the health crisis it is in. And after the swearing-in, he reversed the divisive policies of the earlier regime.

Addressing a virtually empty National Mall Biden said that democracy was precious, democracy was fragile and at that hour democracy had prevailed. There was ultra-tight security due to prevent Trump supporters from storming the ceremony and due to the pandemic.

2015 Paris climate accord

Soon after entering the Oval Office, Joe Biden signed the 2015 Paris climate accord from which the US had withdrawn under Trump. Biden said that they were going to fight climate change in a way they had not done so far. The deal was negotiated when Joe Biden was vice president of America.

Inaugural address of Joe Biden

Joe Biden addressed all Americans including Trump supporters that ransacked Capitol Hill in a bid to restore Trump administration. Biden said that he would be a president for all Americans. The veteran Democrat further said that the US was facing a rise of political … Read the rest

Health Will Be The Priority At Joe Biden’s Swearing In

Today, the US would get its 46th President and 49th Vice President with the swearing-in ceremony of President-elect Joe Biden and his deputy Kamala Harris. The ceremony will begin with singing of the national anthem and an invocation followed by poetry recitation, musical performances and a benediction ceremony.

Health is the top priority

The swearing-in ceremony will take place amid the pandemic that has infected over 2.4 crore people and claimed lives of 3.9 lakh patients. According to the official website bideninaugural.com, the priority will be to keep people healthy while following the inaugural traditions of America.

Since health is the only priority, the inaugural ceremony will have limited footprint. The “Parade Across America” will be televised for people. It will feature diverse and dynamic performances by noted actors and artists including Olympic athletes and everyday American heroes.

Pass in Review

The long-standing military tradition of Pass in Review will follow the swearing-in ceremony of the President-elect and the Vice President. Attended by President-elect, First Lady, Vice President-elect, and Second Gentleman, the Pass in Review reflects the peaceful transfer of power to the new Commander-in-Chief.… Read the rest

More Bodies Found In The Quake Hit Indonesia

Rescue operation in the quake hit Indonesia is on the full swing with more bodies retrieved from under the debris. A total of 56 lives were lost due to 6.2 magnitude earthquake. Military engineers are working hard to make way for relief goods.

Relief work reaches to the hardest hit places

Raditya Jati, spokesperson to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency’s spokesperson, said that Mamuju and the neighboring district of Majene on Sulawesi island were the hardest-hit places by the quake that left 47 dead in Mamuju and 9 in Majene. Also, over 800 were injured and thousands were left homeless. According to agency data, the quake damaged 415 homes in Majene and forced over 15,000 people to shelter homes.

The provincial capital city of Mamuju had debris all over. The quake brought the governor’s building and a shopping mall down to earth. Also, the two hospitals suffered damages.

Relief reaches the worst hit places

The army corps engineers managed to reopen ruptured roads to allow relief goods to reach the devasted cities. More heavy equipment reached the hardest hit cities allowing the army engineers to … Read the rest

Trump Plans Farewell At Joint Base Andrews On Tuesday

President Donald Trump is planning a departure on Tuesday and could leave Washington on the morning of Wednesday that is the Inauguration Day. Trump has already made clear that he isn’t going to attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration scheduled on the coming Wednesday.

Donald Trump’s farewell

A farewell for President Donald Trump is planned outside Washington at Joint Base Andrews where Air Force One is headquartered. The farewell will be attended by close aides and well-wishers. From there Trump will fly to Palm Beach, Florida for post-presidency. He will stay put at his Mar-a-Lago club and work with the help of a handful of White House aides.

Trump Plans Farewell

Advice for President Trump

The Republican president has been advised to host a White House meeting for President-elect Joe Biden ahead of the Inauguration Day ceremony but Trump is yet to take a call on this advice. According the sources, Donald Trump isn’t expected to follow the advice. He has already made his mind to skip the Inauguration Day and move ahead to strengthen is post-presidency life.

Donald Trump could issue more pardons

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