Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicRichard Branson

Topic: Richard Branson

Pilots saw red warning light during Branson’s spaceflight, probe on for off-course descent

Branson’s spaceflight was a success for the company with safe landing of the crew, but a new report says the agency is under investigation for veering out of its designated air space.

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.

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.

Richard Branson completes flight to edge of space & Jeff Bezos ‘can’t wait to join the club’

Later this month, Jeff Bezos, plans to attempt a suborbital trip on his company Blue Origin’s vehicle New Shepard.

Richard Branson takes off for space in test flight for ‘final frontier’ tourism

The Virgin Galactic crew, including an Indian-American, soared into clear skies over New Mexico a little after 8.30 am local time following a weather delay.

Branson rescues Virgin Atlantic as 70th birthday gift to himself

After begging a reluctant British govt for a bailout, Branson concluded selling shares in his orbital tourism venture, Virgin Galactic Holdings, would be the best way to go.

Richard Branson is scrambling to save his flailing Virgin empire

Branson’s practice of plunging his profits back into ventures has left him scrambling for cash as govts balk at bailing out a billionaire famous for his stunts.

Modi, like Richard Branson, is a brand that needs undiluted attention

Gaudy shirts, spiky Mohawks, burst fades represent the style assertion of OBCs in Gujarat.

On Camera

YourTurn

Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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