The world is set to overcome another hurdle to space travel. The space pioneer, Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic spaceflight is all set to launch. The VSS Unity mission will be the first to have a fully-crewed spacecraft that will travel beyond the atmosphere of our planet. Joining this historical crew is Sirisha Bandla, the second Indian woman to travel into space. In today’s newsletter, we not only bring for you details of the mission, but also information about the founder of the Virgin Group, Richard Branson’s life.
In other news, a historic agreement to overhaul the way multinational companies are taxed was approved by the G20 finance ministers. This framework for international tax reform includes a minimum 15 per cent rate and has already been signed by 132 countries.
Finally, for those of us who are feeling blue, dreading the end of the weekend, we bring for you a heartwarming story of a cat that emerged as a survivor from the tragic Florida building collapse.
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Billionaire entrepreneur, Richard Branson, the founder of the Virgin Group, took off for space in Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity. This is the company’s first fully-crewed spaceflight.
Finance ministers at the G20 summit backed a historic agreement aimed at overhauling taxation for multinational companies urging the holdout nations to join.
Sirisha Bandla is set to become the second Indian origin woman in space. Get a sense of how her family feels, as she gets ready for the launch.
Earlier on Sunday, Afghan security forces repelled Taliban attacks on outposts in Gazni city.
According to Australia’s defence minister, the country’s troops have withdrawn from Afghanistan after 20 years of participation.
Calling the US’s decision to blacklist Chinese companies an ‘unreasonable suppression of Chinese enterprises and a serious breach of international economic and trade rules, China says it will take ‘necessary measures.
The London police department has warned residents not to gather in large numbers in the capital ahead of the Euro 2020 final at Wembley on Sunday.
The Israeli government has decided to offer a third shot of the coronavirus vaccine to all adults due to the rapid spread of the Delta variant of Coronavirus.
The Israeli Supreme Court has ruled in favour of surrogacy for same-sex couples in the country, taking Israel one step closer to equality.
In the wake of the devastating Surfside building collapse, one small shred of good news has emerged in Florida. A cat was rescued from the tragically collapsed building.
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