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Sunil Bharti Mittal

UK govt-Sunil Mittal joint venture wins satellite sale, inching closer to space

Sunil Mittal's Bharti Enterprises will provide London-based bankrupt satellite operator, OneWeb, with 'commercial and operational leadership'.
File photo of Fawad Chaudhry | @fawadchaudhry | Twitter

Pakistan to send its first astronaut to space in 2022

Pakistan's minister for science & technology Fawad Chaudhry said it will use the help of China's satellite launching facilities for the mission.
Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping | Photo: Graham Crouch | Bloomberg

India must boost start-ups to catch up with China’s private space firms

Chinese space start-ups raised 555 million US dollars in 2018 alone, India was nowhere close. A govt push could create jobs & boost tax revenue.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Nehru’s belief in science fuelled India’s ‘audacious’ space programme

Nehru’s closeness to Vikram Sarabhai and Homi Bhabha, and his belief in science, were behind India’s space and atomic programmes.

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Plastic pollution in water bodies

Banning glitter is not going to save the oceans

Humans release 1.5 million tons of primary microplastics into the ocean annually, a sum equivalent to one disgorged plastic bag for every person each week.

Karnataka High Court stops Franklin Templeton debt funds closure without investor consent

Franklin Templeton shut six of its fixed-income and credit-risk funds run in India in April, locking in Rs 308 billion of investor monies following a liquidity crisis.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Sukna Military Camp in Darjeeling district on Saturday | ANI

India wants to end border row with China, but will not cede an inch of land, says Rajnath Singh

The defence minister was speaking after performing 'Shastra Puja' at the Sukna-based headquarters of the Indian Army's 33 Corps in Darjeeling on the occasion of Dussehra.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.