Tuesday, 28 June, 2022
TopicJeff Bezos

Topic: Jeff Bezos

Can Richard Branson be called an astronaut now? Maybe not, but his pilots certainly qualify

The term ‘astronaut’ is actually a job designation at NASA. But it would lose its charm if anyone can simply buy their way into being one.

Branson made it to space, and Bezos will follow suit. But honestly, no one really cares

The space race appears to be more about ego than scientific advancement. Look at how Branson 'preponed' his trip before Bezos.

SC to hear Amazon plea against Delhi HC verdict in Future-Reliance deal on 20 July

Advocate Harish Salve, representing Future group, informed that a Singapore tribunal will commence hearing from 12 July and requested the proceedings be adjourned for a week.

Pentagon cancels deal with Microsoft and that makes Jeff Bezos even richer

Jeff Bezos reached a record $211 billion net worth Tuesday. His record haul is even greater than during a 2020 Amazon stock surge, when his net worth topped out at $206.9 billion.

Indian-origin American Sirisha Bandla to take off with boss, Richard Branson, into space

Sirisha Bandla stresses the importance of youngsters and ‘people of colour’ to participate in the commercial space industry.

Some of America’s uber-rich dodging taxman, pay next to no income tax, ProPublica finds

Jeff Bezos paid no income tax in 2007 & 2011. Elon Musk's income tax bill came to zero in 2018, and financier George Soros went 3 straight years without paying federal income tax.

Jeff Bezos will fly to space next month on Blue Origin’s first passenger flight

Bezos-owned Blue Origin, one of several high-profile space-tourism companies, will carry out a suborbital space trip on 20 July, reaching an altitude of about 100km.

From grocers to tailors, Amazon is fighting door to door to beat Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance

Amazon is permeating the complex tapestry of the only billion-people-plus market open to it by tweaking its business models to suit local preferences.

Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg are exception not rule — not all startup founders should be CEOs

In ‘Everything Started as Nothing’, Bhaskar Majumdar writes on how to build and sustain startups and scalable businesses in today’s ruthless marketplace.

Which billionaire has the greatest carbon footprint? We calculated — mansions, yachts included

Elon Musk, Roman Abramovich to Bill Gates, we combed 82 databases of public records to document billionaires’ houses, vehicles, aircraft and yachts.

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Free power & no new taxes in AAP govt’s Punjab Budget, but fiscal consolidation roadmap missing

Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema emphasised improving ‘fiscal health’ and augmenting tax revenues in AAP govt's maiden Budget Monday, but outstanding debt expected to rise by 8.4%.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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