Elon Musk Spells Out Goals For Starlink

Billionaire Elon Musk claimed that by August, an internet connection from anywhere except the poles should be provided by his Starlink satellite-internet system. His comments coincided with the announcement of Starlink’s rival OneWeb securing the funding that it deems would be required for completion of its first-generation constellation of 648 satellites. Small satellite receivers called…

Indian Police Files Criminal Case Against Twitter For A Flawed National Map Involving Kashmir

After twitter published a map that incorrectly showed the turbulent Indian region of Kashmir as a separate country, a criminal case has been filed against the micro blogging social media site in India. Describing the publication of the distorted map “an act of treason”, a police report was filed against Twitter’s head in India, Manish…

US, Canada, Australia launch interactive map of critical minerals

In a significant development, the United States, Canada and Australia have teamed up to create and launch an interactive map of deposits of rare earths and other critical minerals that are expected to be in hot demand as the world moves to cleaner forms of energy. The website portal.ga.gov.au/persona/cmmi contains the world’s largest dataset of minerals such…

Reducing Demand For Fossil Fuel, Not Supply Curbs, Critical For Achieving Climate Goals

The pace of taking uncomfortable decisions by governments all across the world to persuade consumers to bring down energy consumption and thus helping in achieving climate targets has been very slow largely because of reluctance of consumers to compromise of their lifestyles and pay up higher prices.   Even though there is increasing pressure on…

Cryptocurrency Exchange Binance’s Operations In UK Banned By Regulator

While issuing a warning to consumers of digital currencies in Britain about Binance, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges,  the rinanicla regulator of the country has ordered the platform not to conduct any regulated activity. The cryptocurrency exchanges are under scrutiny globally. Binance Markets Ltd, Binance’s only regulated entity in the United Kingdom, “must…