July 20, 2020 hello placeholder how's it going? Dose 21

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Happy ice-cream day! Here are some fun facts about the much-loved dessert

TOP STORIES

Pepper, cardamom, ginger - spice exports go up 23%

Oversubscribed by more than three times, Bharat Bond ETF raises ₹10,000 crore ($1.3 billion)

Digging Deeper: An exchange-traded fund (ETF) is a basket of securities that trade on an exchange, just like a stock. Likewise, it can be bought and sold on the market resulting in price fluctuations. Unlike a stock, it tracks an index, a commodity, bonds, or a mixture. Bharat Bond ETF invests in AAA-rated bonds of public sector companies. The low minimum investment of ₹1000 facilitated participation by retail investors and garnered a great response.

4,200 healthcare workers will take part in phase-III trial of a COVID-19 vaccine developed by China

PriyoShop signed a deal with IPDC finance to provide interest-free capital for vendors

So what: Investment in Bangladesh is often limited to well-established companies. This boost to the e-commerce supply chain reduces the financial barriers faced by small sellers.

KSE continued its bull run with a record 1,140 point gain

Sri Lanka extends reopening of schools by a week after a spike in COVID-19 cases

So what: Sri Lankan schools had been shut from March but recommenced two weeks ago after authorities said they had contained the virus. However, nearly 400 patients tested positive in a rehabilitation center within the past three days. Governments across the region are studying the situation for clues on effective policies to make schools safe.

The government and the World Bank signed a $450 million financing agreement to boost post-COVID-19 recovery

MARKET INDEX

SOUTH ASIA

TODAY

1-DAY

YTD

DSEX

4,051

-0.45%

-9.03%

SENSEX

37,020

+1.50%

-10.47%

KSE100

37,331

+0.89%

-9.83%

CSE

4,989

+0.71%

-18.26%

GLOBAL

S&P

3,225

+0.28%

-1.01%

FTSE

6,290

+0.63%

-17.28%

OIL

43

-0.72%

-35.38%

GOLD

1,806

-0.22%

+18.85%

TECHNOLOGY AND STARTUPS

Kazi Monirul Kabir, the founder of Spider Digital Innovation, became a member of the Forbes Technology Council

Broadband under Rs 1000 in India

BTRC bans free internet services for social media use in Bangladesh

A startup you should follow:

Medical Joyworks wants to make learning medicine fun and easy using smartphones. They do this by delivering credible medical education in an engaging and user-friendly format suitable for consumption "on the go."

Their most popular app, "Prognosis" presents the user medical cases with immediate access to relevant facts.

SPORTS CORNER

Tigers captain Tamim Iqbal expected to travel abroad for treatment

Stuart Broad revived England's victory bid in the second test against the Windies

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Let's say you're one of those who can talk on the phone while typing an email, sipping tea, and brainstorming ideas for a new product. But is multitasking the best choice when you're intra / entre-preneur?

According to Stanford University research, heavy multitaskers tend to have trouble organizing their thoughts and spent 40% more time to complete their tasks. So what are some practical steps you can take? For one, you can try to make an active effort to be focused on one thing at a time. You can try to outsource some of your time-consuming tasks that are not core business functions. For instance, you can outsource your calendar scheduling by using calendly or x.ai. If you get distracted (like we do at The Capsule), we recommend the Pomodoro technique to break down your tasks in short, 25-minute bursts. Try it out and let us know what you think!

// Contributed by Marisa Ahmed, Georgia Tech '23

KEEP IT SHARP

If you look at my face, you won't ever find the number 13 on it, what am I?

HERE'S SOMETHING INTERESTING

Srikanth Bolla | Photo Credit: Ramesh Sharma

Being born visually impaired and building a million-dollar company from scratch? Check. Getting rejected by IITs yet finding a way to MIT? Check. Srikanth Bolla, the man who has been defying all odds since day 1, is the CEO of Bollant Industries. His company manufactures eco-friendly consumer packaging solutions and employs people with special needs.

He was called "the useless child" by his relatives. Starting from school to studying science at college, he faced barriers at every step. But his sheer resilience and never give up attitude saw him through. After graduating from MIT, he left behind job offers by multinationals to set up shop at his motherland. Again, he faced a roadblock as Andhra Bank denied him a ₹15 crore loan to start his factory. Today his company is worth ₹50 crore with investments from the likes of Ratan Tata and Ravi Mantha. Know more from the man himself in this video.

OF ARTS AND ARTISTS

Robin Dey, a Bengali artist originally from Jamaica, NYC, brings a different take to R&B by incorporating his roots into his music. He is inspired by his grandfather, who also worked with renowned artists. Check out Regardless - the music definitely runs in the family!

"World looks up to me and says, Srikanth, you can do nothing, but I look up to the world and say: I can do anything."

- Srikanth Bolla

ANSWER

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