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The Most Important Tech Trends Of 2018, According To Top VCs

From saving energy to helping humans help machines, this year’s investments will try to help startups make more progress in areas that already matter.<p>As venture capital investing goes, so go startups and the technologies that those young companies develop. And so asking VCs about the investment …

Digital Health

MebelKart An Online Furniture Marketplace Providing 360 Home Solutions

Bangalore-based Mebelkart was founded in November 2012 by three co-founders Rahul Agrawal,Nikhil Saraf and Ranjeet Vimal. Initially it was started …

3 Big Bets Cisco Systems, Inc. Is Making -- Will They Be Enough?

<b>Cisco Systems Inc.</b>(NASDAQ: CSCO) has been best known in the past for its enterprise network hardware, but the company continues to build out and grow its other segments with some interesting recent innovations and acquisitions. Here are some of the areas of growth Cisco is betting on, the pressure …

How blockchain is impacting clean energy

No one enjoys paying their electricity bill. It keeps going up and up, with a bunch of new nonsense fees thrown on top every few years. What’s worse is that many parts of the world still rely on dirty fossil fuels to produce this energy. By now we have all heard about the potential of solar and …

Plume Labs Flow air quality tracker knows if you're breathing pollution

Flow from Plume Labs tracks air quality to give you real-time data for limiting your exposure to air pollution.<p>Plume Labs would like to help you understand the quality of the air you breathe, and it's developed a wearable device along with a mobile app to do just that.<p>Unveiled at CES 2017, the Flow …

Green roofs cool co-working shipping container office in Brazil

The practice of building with shipping containers has been growing by leaps and bounds over the last few years, with today’s designs continuing to …

Startup’s ‘Farm From a Box’ kit grows enough food for 150 people

Everything you need to start a small farm—in a shipping container<p>We’ve seen many a clever shipping container building, but rarely one that so effectively combines transportability with community impact. But here comes Farm From a Box, essentially a shipping container starter kit that holds …

Aquaponics

Indian firm makes carbon capture breakthrough

A breakthrough in the race to make useful products out of planet-heating CO2 emissions has been made in southern India.<p>A plant at the industrial port of Tuticorin is capturing CO2 from its own coal-powered boiler and using it to make baking soda.<p>Crucially, the technology is running without subsidy, …

Marijuana retail sales could reach $4.3bn this year and create new jobs, but some aspiring entrepreneurs warn that weed is not an easy business<p>This year’s election may have been dominated by Donald Trump, but it was also about marijuana. California, Massachusetts and Nevada made recreational use …

Cannabis

Surprise: Trump Voters Want Climate, Air, Water Safeguards

President-Elect Trump has no mandate to roll back safeguards for our air, water, and climate.<p>We’ve long known that strong majorities of the American people are concerned about climate change (Gallup, EESI) and support setting strict limits on carbon pollution from power plants (Yale). Strong …

IoT 2016 Wrap-Up: Beacons, Wearables, Customer Experiences

As another year wraps, it’s time to take a look back to see what interested you most in the world of the Internet of Things.<p>So here’s a quick recap …

Internet of Things

How to Build a Tiny, Off-Grid House for $2500 (Video)

From life inside a tiny, 7'x12' portable house to touring an infamous roundhouse, we've been pretty fascinated by the DIY tiny house movement. Here's …

How Amazon innovates in ways that Google and Apple can't

The Echo, Amazon’s voice-controlled speaker, was a big hit this holiday season. Amazon is keeping specific sales figures under wraps, but the company says it sold nine times as many Echo devices during the holidays as it did a year earlier.<p>It’s the latest example of Amazon pioneering a new product …

Innovation

India needs smart villages, not just smart cities

India has built a reputation as a global leader in pursuing smart city initiatives in its larger urban areas. But critics are worried that villages, where most of the Indian population still resides, are being forgotten in the rush to convert the big metropolises into connected cities.<p>A Times of …

A seven metre tall tower designed by Daan Roosegaarde filters dirty air, releasing bubbles of smog free air. Does it detract from tackling causes of air pollution?<p>The Dutch city of Rotterdam has opened the world’s first smog-free tower.<p>Co-designed by Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde, the seven-metre …

Pollution

Verizon gearing up to dominate IoT landscape in 2017

The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing at a rapid rate and telecommunications giant Verizon wants a large slice of the cake, with the aim of $1 billion in sales by 2017.<p>Over the past year, it has made a few large purchases to bolster its position in the market. It acquired fleet management firm …

Solar Power Is Now The Cheapest Form of Energy in Almost 60 Countries

We just hit a major turning point.<p>It's official: solar became the cheapest source of new energy in lower-income countries this year, giving both …

Renewable Energy

Property predictions: what does 2017 have in store for the housing market?

It has been a challenging year, from the seemingly unprecedented number of celebrity deaths to the shock results of major political voting events – and it hasn’t been much smoother for the property market.<p>In April, the stamp duty threshold for buyers of second homes or buy-to-let properties was …

Housing

Why 2017 Is the Year to Invest in IoT Stocks

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Investors have likely heard a lot about the Internet of Things (IoT). The term refers to the connection of formerly unconnected things to the Internet, so that they can collect data or automate processes. A smartwatch is an IoT device, and so is an Internet-connected …

Climate finance for cities

The sixth biennial Mayors Summit, C40 flagship event on climate change concluded in New Mexico earlier this month. The event attracted mayors and …

New wind and solar farms, alongside wood burning and nuclear reactors, helped to push low carbon power to a new high in the third quarter of 2016<p>Half of the UK’s electricity came from wind turbines, solar panels, wood burning and nuclear reactors between July and September, in a milestone …

Renewable Energy

The case for putting people before nature

<i>This piece,</i> <i>originally published on Grist</i><i>, is the third in a</i> <i>series</i> <i>on how to tackle poverty while protecting the environment. Read the</i> <i>intro</i><i>.</i><p>The women collected dead butterflies and attached their wings to wire-frame silhouettes of animals; then, at least in theory, they’d sell them. That was the plan …

Conservation

Watchmaker Swatch goes into car batteries as investors question strategy | Reuters

ZURICH (Reuters) - Three years ago, Swatch Group (UHR.S) was riding high. The world’s largest watchmaker, known for its colourful plastic watches as well as upscale brands including Breguet, reported record gross sales.<p>FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss watchmaker Swatch is seen at a shop at the central …

Canada well on its way to a renewable-energy future

<i>Christopher Barrington-Leigh is assistant professor in the School of Environment at McGill University</i><p>In 2016, renewable energy surpassed coal as the largest source of installed power capacity in the world. China's carbon emissions peaked. The German upper house, the Bundesrat, voted to ban …

World’s first solar highway opens in France

France has unveiled the world's first solar panel road in a small village in Normandy.<p>The road, called Wattway, was inaugurated by ecology minister …

Solar Panels

Minimum Support Price — Vikaspedia

Minimum Support Price (MSP) is a form of market intervention by the Government of India to insure agricultural producers against any sharp fall in …

Forestry

As Bayer and Monsanto Merge, Watch Out for What Happens to Our Food and Farmers

The $66 billion purchase of the world’s biggest seed company, Monsanto, by the German chemicals conglomerate Bayer still has to pass the gauntlet of …

Let's Create Smart Villages Before Building Smart Cities

Despite all the tall talk about India being an agricultural country and farmers’ issues being discussed during election season, in reality, …

Mandi reforms: How to make the National Agriculture Market matter to farmers

The portal needs a boost, which can come from routing all government grain purchases under minimum support price mechanism through it.<p>Written by …

India

eNAM

Sr.No.<p>ONLINE REGISTRATION GUIDELINE<p>1<p>User will have to Register by Clicking “<b>Register</b>-” icon on www.enam.gov.in or by visiting …

Commodities