August 29, 2020 Dose 38

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TOP STORIES

Chinese buyers continue purchasing steel despite trade tensions

Masked protesters demonstrate against exams as virus cases surge

The Banks Board Bureau recommended Dinesh Kumar Khara as the next chairman of State Bank of India

The U.S. is reconsidering GSP for Bangladeshi goods

Digging Deeper: The Generalized System of Preferences is a preferential tariff system which provides reductions for least developed countries. The U.S. discontinued GSP for Bangladesh after the Rana Plaza collapse in June 2013. After the accident, it gave 16 conditions to be complied by the government and private sector factories. The government fulfilled all 16 requirements, which included workplace safety, labor rights, factory inspections, and remediation issues.

JSC and JDC exams cancelled due to pandemic

Beximco Pharma will invest with Serum Institute of India (SII) to ensure Bangladesh receives Covid-19 vaccine on a priority basis

Karachi's worst floods in a century leave 41 dead

The economy will suffer if blacklisted by FATF, PM Imran Khan says

Digging Deeper: The Financial Action Task Force is an intergovernmental organization that monitors money laundering and terrorism financing. Pakistan has been on FATF's grey list for the last two years. It has been given several deadlines to fulfill its commitments to improve financial transparency and take action on the financing of terrorism.

Electricity rates to increase 50 paise per unit

Foreign Secretary Jayanath Colombage’s new foreign policy will take an "India first approach"

Import of plastic goods will be banned to protect elephants

new data management system will manage the Central Bank's foreign reserves and future development administration

Highest single day COVID-19 cases recorded

Nepal and India are proposing to launch various multimillion-dollar petroleum projects

Lightning still a threat for many

MARKET UPDATES

A gain in banking shares led to six-month highs for Indian markets

KSE-100 crossed the 41,000 mark

TECHNOLOGY AND STARTUPS

Japan's flying car takes off with a person aboard

An Organization you should follow:

Rise of Youth Community Global (RYCG) is an international coalition of the youth, with a focus on educating, inspiring, and empowering young people across the globe. With hubs across South Asia and various parts of Europe and Africa, the organization has held campaigns addressing issues such as dengue, hand hygiene, tree plantation, and lack of opportunity for disabled children. Despite the pandemic, RYCG organized one of the world's largest online public speaking competitions and essay contests, reaching 70+ nations in 6 continents. We encourage all our young readers to check them out!

SPORTS CORNER

Players of Chennai Super Kings have tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of their training in Dubai

Sri Lankan batsman Tharanga Paranavitana has bid adieu to international cricket

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Working from home has become a significant part of our lives, and it has brought about increasing reliance on digital devices like computers. As a result, one must be well acquainted with such tools. One great way to do this is by learning keyboard shortcuts. These are a great way to cut the amount of time you spend navigating your computer. It helps you get more comfortable with your keyboard, and more importantly, it helps reduce the amount of time wasted switching to your mouse. You'll find shortcuts across different applications in your computer that serve different purposes. Some will help you navigate your operating system better, allowing you to alternate between tabs and multitask. Others will help you format your word documents much faster. As a result, taking your time to learn these shortcuts can be a one-stop solution to improving your productivity and enhancing your capabilities as a versatile worker in the digital space!

KEEP IT SHARP

A is the brother of B. B is the brother of C. C is the father of D. So, how is D related to A?

HERE'S SOMETHING INTERESTING

As of 2020, India has at least 504 million active Indian users. This represents less than 40% of the population and makes it the country with the largest number of people who are yet to be connected to the internet. However, despite having a relatively high proportion of people who are still disconnected from the internet, India is still the world's second-largest online market! At over 500 million users, it outpaces almost every country except China. With rapid initiatives from technology companies such as Jio and strong institutions such as IIT, there is no doubt that India's digital market will continue to grow as the national economy continues to develop. As a result, the country is in a unique position: Although it is already such a large market, it possesses a much higher capacity and will be an essential destination for digital goods and services in the future.

OF ART AND ARTISTS

Jasjyot Singh is an Indian-American art illustrator. His art is not only alluring, but also sends a message. His piece on teens and tech couldn’t have been a better depiction of today’s times.

ANSWER

A is D's aunt

"I think you realize how much you need to have people that you love. It’s not as much about them loving you - it’s about you needing to love people."

Remembering Black Panther Star, Chadwick Boseman, who passed away Friday evening

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