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Could Air-Conditioning Fix Climate Change?

It is one of the great dilemmas of climate change: We take such comfort from air conditioning that worldwide energy consumption for that purpose has already tripled since 1990. It is on track to grow even faster through mid-century - and assuming fossil-fuel–fired power plants provide the electricity, that could cause enough carbon dioxide emissions to warm the planet by another deadly half-degree Celsius.

A paper published in the Nature Communications proposes a partial remedy: Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (or HVAC) systems move a lot of air. They can replace the entire air volume in an office building five or 10 times an hour. Machines that capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere - a developing fix for climate change - also depend on moving large volumes of air. So why not save energy by tacking the carbon capture machine onto the air conditioner?

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India and geopolitics of TikTok

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Private lenders ICICI Bank and Yes Bank have asked homegrown payments startup BharatPe to stop using their names to collect deposits.

Moviegoers may come back to cinema halls sooner than expected: BookMyShow Co-founder

Ashish Hemrajani, Co-founder of BookMyShow, is confident that the entertainment industry will weather the coronavirus crisis and come back strong.

How Covid-19 Will Affect Impact Investing In India

Geeta Goel, country director, India, of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, talks about the need for responsible capitalism

Over regulation of payment entities will create greater distress in India’s fintech sector

The regulation imposes compliance costs on firms, sapping resources otherwise available for productive activities, such as innovation, or raising entry barriers, thus reducing competition and incentives for innovation.

India: Cognizant bets on M As to expand digital business

It has made five digital-based acquisitions so far this year, all of which are primarily in the cloud-computing space.

Internet shutdowns, pandemic have cost Kashmir Rs 40,000 cr, 5 lakh jobs, says industry head

Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Sheikh Ashiq Ahmad said the 2G internet currently available in the region is not enough for many businesses.

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