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Is Death Under Mysterious Circumstances Just Another Tweet By Elon Musk?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk in his latest tweet said about dying under “mysterious circumstances”. And it is the first time that he has indicated a risk to his life and his followers are connecting his fear to the Ukraine war.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Elon Musk tweets about death under “mysterious circumstances”
• His company SpaceX Starlink is providing military communication equipment to Ukraine
• Speculations are that he faces threat from Russia for helping Ukraine
• The post elicited mixed responses from Twitter users

What Is Disturbing In His Tweet?

Musk said that he would be held responsible for supplying the fascist forces in Ukraine with military communication equipment. He further said that he will be held accountable like no adult – no matter how much he would play the foo.

What Is The Truth Behind Russian Threat?

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Sri Lanka Declares A State Of Emergency For the Second Time In Five Weeks

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa declared a state of emergency in the country citing public security and the protection of public order and the maintenance of essential supplies and services. It is the second in five weeks that the island nation has gone into emergency.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Sri Lanka declares a state of emergency for the second time in five weeks
• President Gotabaya Rajapaksa asked Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to step down
• The island nation is facing an acute shortage of foreign exchange due to clamping down on tourism during the COVID-19 pandemic

What Forced President Gotabaya Rajapaksa To Declare Emergency In Sri Lanka?

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa To Declare Emergency In Sri Lanka

The emergency came into effect from midnight on 6 May. A massive protest broke out in the country forcing President Rajapaksa to take this strict decision. Over 2,000 trade unions including the All Ceylon Transport Workers Union, Sri Lanka Railway Station Masters’ Union (SLRSMU), and the University students came out on the streets demanding the resignation of President Rajapaksa and the entire government. The first time Sri Lanka declared an emergency was on 1 April 2022.

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Arundhati Roy Said India Of Today Was Headed For A Crash

Booker Prize winner Arundhati Roy said “India of Today” was an airplane moving in a reverse direction and “headed for a crash”. She was speaking at a book launch event at Jawahar Bhavan.

What Did Arundhati Roy Say About “India of Today”?

Arundhati Roy Say About “India of Today

The author compared today’s India to that of the 1960s when leaders were spearheading truly revolutionary movements for redistribution of wealth and land. But today, she said, leaders were distributing “5 kg rice and 1 kg salt” to seek votes to win elections.

Ms. Roy said that she asked a pilot friend whether he could fly an airplane in the reverse direction. Her friend laughed out loud. She said that was what was happening in India. She further said that India was a land of sophisticated jurisprudence where laws were applied according to caste, class, gender, and ethnicity.

Which Book Was Launched?

The book was a selection of poems and letters by jailed human rights activist GN Saibaba. Published by Speaking Tiger, the book, Why do you fear my way so much? is available for sale in online and retail stores.

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LIC IPO Opens Under The Shadow Of Russian Invasion Of Ukraine

The much awaited initial public offering (IPO) of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) will open for subscription from 4-9 May. The over Rs. 21,000 crore IPO is offered with a price band of Rs. 902-909 per share.

HIGHLIGHTS

• LIC IPO opens tomorrow and will available till Monday
• The government is giving discount of Rs. 60 to its policy holders and Rs. 45 for retail investors and its employees
• Initial size of the IPO was cut to Rs. 21,000 crore due to international war conditions
• The central government is selling 3.5% stake in LIC through the IPO

About IPO

Lic IPO

It is entirely an offer-for-sale (OFS) offered with a discount of Rs. 60 per share for LIC policyholders and Rs. 45 per share for retail investors and institutional buyers. Also, half of the issue has been reserved for qualified institutional buyers (QIBs), 35% is reserved for retail investors, and 15% for non-institutional investors.

The shares will be offered in a lot of 15 equity shares and multiples thereafter. A single lot would cost approximately Rs. 14,235 (excluding discounts) and the shares will … Read the rest

SpiceJet Passengers Had A Close Encounter With Mid-Air Turbulence On May 1

A SpiceJet flight operating from Mumbai to Durgapur in West Bengal encountered severe turbulence while landing at Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport in West Bengal’s Durgapur on Sunday. The turbulence started due to a storm that locals call Kalbaishakhi. It left 14 passengers and three cabin crew members injured.

HIGHLIGHTS

SpiceJet flight landed safely after encountering severe turbulence Passengers were injured due to luggage falling over them and colliding with the aircraft roof and windows Video of the incident shows the aircraft floor littered with belongings of the passengers. The injured were rushed to the hospital for treatment

How The Turbulence Started?

Turbulence Started

Everything was right with SpiceJet Boeing B737 aircraft operating flight SG-945 from Mumbai to Durgapur until it reached the Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport in West Bengal. Suddenly a powerful storm engulfed the aircraft and it started hobbling. Passengers had their belts tied but those were broken by the turbulence.

The luggage kept overhead started falling over the passengers and hit many of them on their heads. The cabin crew tried their best to keep the aircraft stable and land safely but they couldn’t. The … Read the rest

Elon Musk Buys Twitter At $44bn But The World Isn’t Happy

Elon Musk finally sealed the Twitter deal at $44bn to get control of the social network with more than 200 million users and growing. Tesla chief who has a frequent critic of Twitter in the past said that the platform had not lived up to its potential as a platform for “free speech”.

How The Twitter Deal Finalized?

On 4 April, Elon Musk emerged as the single largest shareholder of the social media group. On 14 April, he offered to buy all Twitter shares for $54.20 each in a takeover bid. But the Twitter board opposed the attempt by making it expensive for Elon Musk. But the initial transaction faded after shareholders warmed to Musk’s offer of putting $21bn of his own money and taking rest of the amount as loan from financial institutions including Morgan Stanley. Twitter confirmed the sale and said that it would be closed in 2022.

History Of Twitter

Launched in 2006, Twitter boasts of 217 million daily active users and a market cap of nearly $40bn. But its co-founder Jack Dorsey stepped down as CEO in November 2021. He made … Read the rest