August 19, 2020 Dose 34

The Capsule

What does the Pentagon's new UFO task force mean?

TOP STORIES

SENSEX closes at five-month high

1099 - Highest single day fatalities from COVID-19 reported

Aviation Minister Puri in talks with thirteen countries to establish air bubbles

Digging Deeper: Air bubbles are temporary travel agreements within nations, aimed at reinitiating commercial passenger services when regular flights are disrupted. The thirteen countries include Australia, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Nigeria, Bahrain, Israel, Kenya, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand. Additionally, such arrangements have been proposed to neighboring South Asian countries as well.

Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla arrived in Dhaka on a sudden visit

What happened? Upon his arrival, he visited the Prime Minister's office to deliver a message from Indian PM Narendra Modi. The message conveyed that Delhi has special relations with Dhaka and will continue to be its development partner. The Bangladeshi premier greatly appreciated PM Modi's gesture.

Foreign exchange reserves crossed $38 billion for the first time

BSEC will allow brokerage firms to open foreign outlets for NRB investors

Nergis Mavalvala named dean of MIT School of Science

Record $2.7 billion remittances received in July

The country plunged into darkness during a 7-hour power outage

Nepal and China looking to announce a new height of Mt. Everest jointly

MARKET INDEX

SOUTH ASIA

TODAY

1-DAY

YTD

DSEX

4,720

-1.35%

+5.99%

SENSEX

38,528

+1.26%

-6.82%

KSE100

28,232

+0.12%

-31.80%

CSE

5,279

+0.54%

-13.50%

GLOBAL

S&P

3,389

+0.23%

+4.05%

FTSE

6,076

-0.83%

-20.09%

OIL

45

+0.11%

-31.94%

GOLD

2,004

-0.07%

+31.87%

TECHNOLOGY AND STARTUPS

After Microsoft and Twitter, Oracle is reportedly in talks to acquire TikTok

Google is supposedly testing a 6GHz network

Samsung's premier smartphone - the Note 20 Ultra 5G - will be manufactured in Bangladesh

A startup you should follow:
Samasource was founded by Leilah Jannah with the vision to equally distribute opportunities among those less fortunate. They employ marginalized people from developing countries for data classification and other tech work. To date, they have helped over 50,000 people overcome poverty.

SPORTS CORNER

Barcelona coach Quique Setian sacked

Zack Caraway strikes a half-century against England in the 2nd test

Fantasy cricket league platform Dream11 named title sponsors for IPL 2020

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Most of us do not know what we want to do in life� In a short article, Paul Graham shares a trick that may help you decide what to do for a career / a hobby you should pursue.

"If something that seems like work to other people doesn't seem like work to you, that's something you're well suited for. For example, a lot of programmers I know, including me, actually like debugging. It's not something people tend to volunteer; one likes it the way one likes popping zits. But you may have to like debugging to like programming, considering the degree to which programming consists of it� The stranger your tastes seem to other people, the stronger evidence they probably are what you should do."

KEEP IT SHARP

How is seven different from the other numbers between one and ten?

HERE'S SOMETHING INTERESTING

Life is a boomerang - what you give, you get. Nazimuddin is the poster candidate for this saying. Until April, he was a beggar in the streets of Sherpur; someone you would look through. Formerly a hard-working farmer, he resorted to begging when one of his legs became incapacitated.

With the hopes of putting a roof over his head, Nazimuddin had been saving up. By the time the pandemic took its toll, he had accumulated Tk 10,000. However, he saw how much people were suffering and decided to donate his years' worth of savings to help the poor and unemployed. At 82 years of age, he felt there were other people more in need of this money�a magnanimous humanitarian act from a man who had nothing.

The Prime Minister of Bangladesh applauded his kind act and urged everyone to take inspiration from his selfless nature. The premier rewarded him through monetary aid as well as a new house and shop.

Nazimuddin had nothing. Yet, he tried to help people with whatever little he had, expecting nothing in return. His selfless act earned him the respect of many in addition to some relief from poverty. What goes around does indeed come around.

OF ART AND ARTISTS

Based in the UK, Heleena Mistry is a tattoo artist who incorporates South Asian culture on her tattoos. While Mughal artwork is a staple of her tattoo designs, she also does South Asian inspired floral and henna bits.

ANSWER

Seven is the only one with two syllables

"If the art is alive, it will keep on developing or deteriorating. But something should happen in order for it to stay alive. If nothing happens, it means it is not alive. Change is the proof that art is alive."

- Pandit Jasraj (1930 - 2020)

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