Here’s what climate tech investors think of the Inflation Reduction Act

When tech investor Abe Yokell heard about the $369 billion bill to fund climate investment in the US, he almost fell out of his seat. Yokell, a managing partner at Congruent Ventures, wasn’t alone. Climate tech investors and advocates were shocked by the agreement between Senators Joe Manchin and Chuck Schumer that, if passed, would be the largest investment in decarbonization the US has ever made. Just weeks ago, the Democrats’ push to fund climate initiatives seemed dead. Now, with Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema’s support, the bill appears poised to pass.…

Rasheda Walker on NPower Texas’ Tech Fundamentals Program » Dallas Innovates

Rasheda Walker is an NPower Tech Fundamentals graduate and an apprentice at CITI. [Photo: NPower] Rashida WalkerApprentice CITI.…on the training she received from NPower Texas’ free Tech Fundamentals program. A recent graduate of the NPower Texas’ Tech Fundamentals program, Walker is a testament to what the nonprofit’s free 16-week training course can offer. Before joining the program, Walker was facing the most difficult period of her life. When she saw the organization at a veteran’s job fair, she grabbed the opportunity for its free training and the opportunities it could…

A mission to ensure honour for the dead | India News

MUZAFFARNAGAR: Shalu Saini, 37, can’t forget the day when she saw a body lying unattended in her Muzaffarnagar neighbourhood during the peak of the pandemic. “He was an old man. His kin had either no money to cremate him or were too afraid to come out for the last rites with Covid raging all around,” she told TOI, remembering the time. “For hours the body lay in the open as an overburdened health infrastructure was unable to do much. When the entire day passed and no one bothered, I could…

A mission to ensure honour for the dead | India News

MUZAFFARNAGAR: Shalu Saini, 37, can’t forget the day when she saw a body lying unattended in her Muzaffarnagar neighbourhood during the peak of the pandemic. “He was an old man. His kin had either no money to cremate him or were too afraid to come out for the last rites with Covid raging all around,” she told TOI, remembering the time. “For hours the body lay in the open as an overburdened health infrastructure was unable to do much. When the entire day passed and no one bothered, I could…

Why Digital Twin Tech Is Coming For Our Bodies

Soon, we could all have near-live digital representations of our bodies in data, tracking, measuring, and monitoring our movements, our activities, and our key health indicators for health, fitness, and wellness. It’s already happening. My smart ring measures body temperature, heart rate, movement, sleep. My smart watch monitors activity, workouts, blood pressure, blood oxygenation. My phone knows how many steps I’ve taken, and if changes in my pace suggest the potential onset of Parkinson’s disease. A small home-based spectrometer can tell you how your blood sugars or cholesterol levels react…

BJP MP seeks NIA probe into Jharkhand ‘creeping Islamisation’ | Ranchi News

NEW DELHI: BJP MP of Lok Sabha from Godda demanded a probe by National Investigation Agency (NIA) into what he called the creeping Islamisation of larger parts of Jharkhand and adjoining Bihar. The vocal member said that 1800 schools spread over the districts of PakurSahebganj, Godda and Jamtara in his state unilaterally decided to remain closed on Friday instead of Sunday when all government schools take a day off. Similarly, many schools unilaterally prefixed “Urdu” to their name without any official sanction. Attributing the change to the demographic change resulting…

BJP MP seeks NIA probe into Jharkhand ‘creeping Islamisation’ | India News

NEW DELHI: BJP MP of Lok Sabha from Godda demanded a probe by National Investigation Agency (NIA) into what he called the creeping Islamisation of larger parts of Jharkhand and adjoining Bihar. The vocal member said that 1800 schools spread over the districts of PakurSahebganj, Godda and Jamtara in his state unilaterally decided to remain closed on Friday instead of Sunday when all government schools take a day off. Similarly, many schools unilaterally prefixed “Urdu” to their name without any official sanction. Attributing the change to the demographic change resulting…

Two IndiGo engineers struck by lightning at airport | Nagpur News

Both engineers are reported to be stable and are now under observation Nagpur: Two IndiGo airline engineers were injured as lightning struck while they were carrying out routine checks on a flight that had landed at Nagpur airport on Saturday.The Ahmedabad-Nagpur flight landed at Nagpur airport at around 5:35pm. Amid heavy rain and thunder, the technical team was carrying out routine checks on the aircraft, when the two engineers — Amit Ambatkar and Rishi Singh — were struck by lightning. The plane has been grounded, said sources. It is learnt…

Amit Shah: Congress’ ‘black shirt’ stir message against temple | India News

NEW DELHI: Union home minister Amit Shah on Friday termed Congress functionaries’ “black shirt” protest as part of the party’s appeasement politics, saying that the it deliberately chose the colour and the second anniversary of the inauguration of the construction of Ram Temple to convey its opposition to the restoration of the temple that symbolises the hopes of crores of people. “Congress is conveying its opposition to the temple construction and the issues of ED action and price rise are only excuse. Since they could not afford to openly convey…

Jagdeep Dhankhar set for comfortable win in vice-president poll | India News

VP poll today; numbers stacked in favour of NDA’s Dhankhar (PTI) NEW DELHI: With numbers stacked in his favour, NDA nominee Jagdeep Dhankhar is set for a comfortable win against joint opposition candidate Margaret Alva as MPs of both Houses vote on Saturday to elect the next vice-president of India. The electoral college in the vice presidential poll comprises 788 members of both Houses of Parliament. Dhankhar attended the meeting of NDA MPs who were given a presentation, including a mock voting session, to ensure that no vote is invalidated.…