Jeff Bezos flies into lower limits of space on Blue Origin's New Shepard

While Bezoz is 9 days later than Branson to hit suborbital atmosphere, he is reported to have flown to an altitude of about 100 km, flying higher than Branson did at 86 km

Reliance Retail to take controlling stake in Just Dial for Rs3,497 cr

Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd will acquire up to 40.95 per cent equity stake in Just Dial as preferential and promoter equity and also make an open offer to its public shareholders to acquire another 26 per cent equity shares, in accordance with the Sebi Takeover Regultions

Richard Branson flies into suborbital space on Virgin Galactic's `Unity 22'

Branson’s crew of 5 on Virgin Galactic's first fully crewed suborbital test flight from the US space port in New Mexico on its 1.5-hour mission included Indian-origin aeronautical engineer Sirisha Bandla who became  the third Indian-origin woman to fly into space

UP govt to reward small families, discourage large families

The draft Population Control Bill released by the Uttar Pradesh government proposes incentives for parents with one child and prescribes disincentives for those having more than two children

TCS beats the pandemic with Rs9,008-cr net profit for Q1FY22

Profit for the April-June 2021 quarter was up, 28.5 per cent year-on-year, but lower by 2.6 per cent on a sequential basis as other income declined sharply by 22.6 per cent QoQ to Rs721 crore in Q1FY22

Modi revamps cabinet, expands council of ministers with 25 new faces

Twelve ministers, including Dr Harshvardhan, Sadananda Gowda, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Thaawarchand Gehlot, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Prakash Javadekar, Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Babul Supriyo, Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao, Rattan Lal Kataria, Pratap Chandra Sarangi and  Debasree Chaudhuri tendered their resignation ahead of the revamp

Sumitomo Mitsui to buy majority stake in Fullerton India for $2 bn

Stuck in a low-interest domestic market, Sumitomo Mitsui has been looking for acquisitions in Asia’s emerging markets like Vietnam, the Philippines and India to support growth

Big Tech entry poses threat to stability of banking system: RBI

Big Tech firms operate non-financial lines of business with sometimes opaque overarching governance structures and have the potential to become dominant players in financial services and the ablity to overcome limits to scale in financial services provision, RBI noted


Reliance, Adnoc to jointly develop world-scale chemical projects in Abu Dhabi

The new facility will produce chlor-alkali, ethylene dichloride and polyvinyl chloride for export and local use and enable UAE industry substitute chemicals that are currently being imported



The Arrogance Of Twitter, The Social Parasite!

“Your account is now available for use. Please be aware that any additional notices against your account may result in your account being locked again and potentially suspended. In order to avoid this, do not post additional material in violation of our Copyright Policy and immediately remove any material from your account for which you are not authorised to post,” the social media app warned India’s IT minister Shivshankar Prasad after unlocking the account

Stifling fiscal freedom

While a uniform tax rate would disable low-income and developing countries wanting to preserve or enhance their corporate tax base and mobilise revenue, the G7 is more concerned about the shift of income from intangible sources such as drug patents, software and royalties on intellectual property to these low-tax jurisdictions

An unbreakable bond during torrid times

Jennifer Rosner in conversation with Swetha Amit on  the idea behind her book, The Yellow Bird Sings, set in the backdrop of WWII, where a Jewish mother in hiding with her children introduces them to music to soothe their frayed nerves

Reimagining Ramayana

Aditya Iyengar in conversation with Swetha Amit about his book ‘Bhumika.’

Shaping the post-pandemic economy, a global perspective

Apart from aggravating the problem of inequalities among nations the pandemic is creating joblessness within countries and since global policies cannot be tailored to suit the requirements of all individual countries, there cannot be any guarantee that the IMF, or any international institution for that matter, would be able to help bring about a job-lead economic recovery