September 7, 2020 Dose 42

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An Austrian man has broken a world record by standing in a box filled with ice for over two-and-a-half hours.


single vehicle can now be used for multiple rideshare services

Genome sequencing of 263 samples completed revealing faster than global rate of mutation

Digging Deeper: Genome sequencing reveals the genetic information carried by a particular DNA segment, and a mutation refers to changes in this genome. In the case of COVID-19, it can cause it to become weaker or stronger i.e. it could make the virus more potent or hopefully, benign. According to the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, the rate stands at 12.6% locally compared to a global rate of 7.2%.

Primary school students will be automatically promoted if exams cannot take place during the pandemic

Indian and Chinese militaries held Brigade Commander level talks in an attempt to resolve the LAC border conflict

Tata Steel's production level has returned to 100% after a revival in domestic demand

In a successful water route trial run, a boat from Bangladesh reaches Tripura, showing promise of future trade

The government has denied UAE's initiative to bring 1,120 stranded Nepalis back home

40% of government staff yet to receive their salary

NTA's new cybersecurity law requires firms to use information-sharing platforms in a bid to improve cybersecurity

Shaheena Shaheen, a PTV talk show host and editor, was shot dead in Balochistan

Lowest single-day death toll recorded with infection rates significantly dropping

Kaavan, the lonely elephant, has been deemed fit to be moved

The oil tanker fire, which left one dead, has been extinguished after three days

The annual vintage car parade was held in Colombo


Another bullish week kept KSE-100 above 42,000 level


Airtel has started offering Unlimited Data on all broadband plans

Here are the best tech deals in America on labor day weekend

A startup you should follow

Repto is a leading e-learning platform - think Udemy for Bangladesh. It has over 90 courses in Programming, Digital Marketing, Graphic Design, English Language, Entrepreneurship, Science & Technology, etc.


Djokovic was disqualified from the US Open after hitting the line judge with a ball

BCB to enhance safety measures ahead of training for the Tigers


Seeking advice or asking for a favor in business is almost an everyday endeavor - no matter how high you climb on the ladder, you will still rely on input or favors from others. But what is the best way to ask for help from a stranger in a professional context?

Hussain Elius, who we featured on one of our recent live sessions, wrote a great post summarizing just that. Check it out for some practical advice and make sure to subscribe to his newsletter at the bottom of the article!


What occurs once in every minute, twice in every moment but never in a thousand years?


Today we are featuring a South Asian classic that's been around for decades - Pakistani band Strings. Our favorite songs include Bichra Yaar, Duur, and Naina from their 6th album "30", celebrating 30+ years of heartwarming music.


The letter "m"

"One individual may die for an idea, but that idea will, after his death, incarnate itself in a thousand lives."

- Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose


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