July 29, 2020 Dose 25

The Capsule

Good Morning. A culinary enthusiast? Make sure to tune in to this webinar with Indian Pastry Chef Pooja Dhingra, owner of India’s first macaron store and an alumnus of the world-famous Le Cordon Bleu in Paris! We agree, lil’ Kobe

TOP STORIES

Pritam Singh was appointed as the Leader of Opposition in Singapore


Digging Deeper: Pritam was first elected to parliament in the 2011 General election on a Worker's Party ticket, and later rose to become chief of the party. He was declared Singapore's first official Leader of Opposition after his party won 10 parliamentary seats in the 2020 election (the position was never formally designated prior to this year).

Flood situation worsens in Bihar

Bata Shoe faces losses for the first time in its 58-year tenure in the country

Remittance hits record high in July

BRAC Bank received quality recognition awards from JPMorgan Chase

For the first time in nearly three months, the daily COVID-19 case count declined below 1,000 on Monday

Apparel exports experienced a sharp drop of 53%

Although overall imports have decreased, agriculture imports continue to expand, reaching a high of Rs 250 billion (about $2 billion)

MARKET INDEX

SOUTH ASIA

TODAY

1-DAY

YTD

DSEX

4,157

+0.27%

-6.65%

SENSEX

38,493

+1.47%

-6.91%

KSE100

27,253

+0.83%

-34.17%

CSE

5,099

-0.11%

-16.46%

GLOBAL

S&P

3,218

-0.65%

-1.22%

FTSE

6,129

+0.40%

-19.4%

OIL

44

-0.02%

-34.1%

GOLD

1,957

+0.64%

+28.79%

TECHNOLOGY AND STARTUPS

Flipkart Quick will launch in Bengaluru with 90-minute deliveries


Tech CEOs from Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google will testify before the US Congress
What it means: Antitrust laws aim to preserve fair competition. While all of them have faced similar hearings before, this one will focus on the following:

  1. Amazon - Allegedly using the data it has collected on third-party sellers to make competing products
  2. Apple - Raising consumers' prices by including a 30% cut of sales from every app in the App Store
  3. Google - Having one-third share of all online ad spending
  4. Facebook - Acquisitions (e.g. WhatsApp) or copy-cat (e.g. Instagram stories) strategies that potentially limit consumer choice

You can tune in to the live stream here.

A startup you should follow:

IIT-M based Modulas Housing makes foldable houses that can be set up in hours using a hand full of people. They recently launched mediCAB - a portable hospital unit composed of four zones - a doctor's room, an isolation room, a medical ward, and a twin-bed ICU maintained at negative pressure.

SPORTS CORNER

England defeats West Indies by 269 runs to clinch the series


Sri Lanka will launch a new premier league cricket tournament in August

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

How balanced diet leads to better work performance

Many working professionals complain of fatigue, stress, and irritability throughout their work-week. A poor diet is often associated with these complaints. A Harvard study shows that exercise coupled with a nutritious diet can improve your quality of work by boosting concentration, memory, stamina, creativity etc.  The Capsule team recently caught up with Zarin Rashid, the founder of Feed Me, to gather tips and pointers on boosting productivity with a balanced diet for all you busy bees.

KEEP IT SHARP

Solve the anagram - dirty room

HERE'S SOMETHING INTERESTING

How far can your passion take you?
Ravi Hongal is a photographer from Belagavi in Karnataka. He's built his home in the shape of a camera and named it 'Click.'
Not just that. He has named his three sons, Nikon, Canon, and Epson!

OF ARTS AND ARTISTS

Ever heard Nepali hip hop? Check out Dhaka-Dhoti by Vyoma ft D1. This particular song in the country’s burgeoning rap scene is inspired by the cultural diversity of the Madhesi community in Nepal. We are vibin’ hard here at The Capsule!

ANSWER

Dormitory

“It is not the defeat that destroys you; it is being demoralized by defeat that destroys you.”

Imran Khan, Prime Minister of Pakistan

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