September 2, 2020 Dose 40

The Capsule

Former President of India, Pranab Mukherjee passed away this Monday leaving a career that spanned multiple political generations

Source: NDTV

TOP STORIES

Made in Bangladesh Cars are set to be a reality soon

Minimum standards for the production of fabric masks

Digging Deeper: The government has fixed minimum specifications for the production of non-medical fabric masks for community use. The guidelines have been set with technical aid from WHO. The following vital parameters were considered to create fabric masks for community use: filtration efficiency, the breathability of the mask, and properties of the material.

The country recorded less than 2,000 cases in the last 24h, but experts are confused about the overall situation

The Indian army has occupied a strategic height on the southern bank of Pangong So in Ladakh, giving their troops an upper hand in the area

August experienced 27% more rainfall than average - the fourth-highest amount in the last 120 years

Facebook grilled by Indian MPs

What happened? On the one hand, the tech giant has been accused of not removing hate speech and anti-Muslim posts by the ruling party. On the other, the IT minister alleged that top executives have been on record abusing PM Narendra Modi and senior cabinet members.

Prince of Bahrain, along with a 17-member team has been allowed a Himalayan expedition

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said Bangladesh will give 50,000 tons of fertilizer to Nepal

Barbara Foundation has declared a special award for outstanding health workers and security personnel serving in the frontline of COVID-19 outbreak

Tinder, Grindr, and three other dating apps blocked for not following local laws

Parts of Karachi still inundated with rainwater and sewerage

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) gave former prime minister Nawaz Sharif a possibility "to surrender" and arrive before the court at the next hearing scheduled for September 10

Two Russian Navy warships have arrived in Hambantota port as part of their operations in the Asia-Pacific region

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has pardoned over 400 prisoners detained for minor offenses to lessen congestion in local jails

The country has announced its first LNG project at the Port of Hambantota which will supply fuel to the Maldives and other South Asian nations

MARKET UPDATES

After a four-day gaining streak, DSEX fell 0.34%

Despite high volatility, SENSEX and NIFTY continue to rise

TECHNOLOGY AND STARTUPS

Google flood alerts now coming to Bangladesh and India

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 - launching on September 18 for $1,999.99

In two weeks, Elon Musk’s net worth has grown by $30 billion, making him the third richest person on the planet

A startup you should follow

René Bangladesh makes colorful handbags, clutches, botuas, and purses from fabric like cotton and katan. Although there is a considerable demand for bags in Bangladesh, the markets are usually saturated with foreign products. Sanjana Zaman draws inspiration from local culture and uses locally sourced materials to make her products. Given the COVID-19 outbreak, they have also integrated into making masks.

SPORTS CORNER

Shakib Al Hasan set to make his return to cricket

Pakistan won the third T-20 against England by five runs

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Speaking is one of the most fundamental requirements of any career. Through presentations, meetings, and even water-cooler breaks - you'll find yourself doing a lot of articulating, making public speaking an essential skill. The gains are manifold - being able to speak publicly can be impressive to many of your coworkers and help you climb the career ladder. It can spark personal growth, enhance your critical thinking, and boost your confidence. Understanding how to communicate proficiently can help create unique connections while teaching you leadership and negotiation skills. It isn't too hard to work on public speaking either - easy steps such as speaking into the mirror helps; consistent practice is the key. Take notes from inspirational speakers - understand why they do what they do - and incorporate it into your style. Go ahead and give it a try!

KEEP IT SHARP

Why can't you take a picture of a man with a wooden leg?

OF ART AND ARTISTS

The Capsule team has been recently singing along with Masha Islam's cover of Vaseegara. Based in Bangladesh, she has covered well-known songs from across the South Asian diaspora.

ANSWER

You take a picture with a camera, that's why

WHAT WE'RE WATCHING

If you haven't already, make sure to check out our movie of the month - Dheepan, which is a crime-drama film about three Tamil refugees who flee Sri Lanka and come to France.

"I am comfortable at the height where destiny has put me"

- Pranab Mukherjee (1935 - 2020)

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