September 9, 2020 Dose 43

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Here's what your Tesla can't do (yet) - Perfect Parallel Parking

TOP STORIES

Facebook appoints Sabhanaz Rashid as local public policy manager

The government's cybersecurity arm, Computer Incident Response Team has thwarted a cybersecurity attack from North Korean hackers

Digging Deeper: The US had recently warned banks globally that North Korean hackers were trying to steal money through transfers and cash withdrawals from ATMs. Bangladesh Bank had immediately alerted local institutions to take precautionary measures, which warded off hacking attempts through 3 ISPs.

Team Bangladesh held pole position in the international Robotics Challenge

China hopes for quick disengagement after both countries accused each other of firing shots

The government has issued standard operating procedures (SOPs) for phased openings of secondary schools

Vodafone Idea to rebrand itself as Vi

Over 2000 police personnel tested positive for COVID-19

Construction work at Nagdunga tunnel connecting Sisnekhola in Dhading with Kispidi in Thankot has begun

Public procurement services have resumed

At least 19 people were killed, with more trapped inside after a rockslide in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province

A Christian citizen was sentenced to death for 'blasphemous texts'

Educational institutions to reopen in phases from Sept 15

Premalal Jayasekara, who is on death-row, took oath as a member of parliament

Digging Deeper: Premalal Jayasekara - from the ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Party (SLPP) - was convicted in July of murdering an opposition activist after opening fire at an election rally in 2015. However, his conviction and sentence came after nominations for the August 5 poll, and he was allowed to contest the election and take up his seat. Opposition lawmakers wore black scarves in protest and heckled Jayasekara on Tuesday as he took the oath. Several staged a walkout.

A fresh blaze erupted on an oil tanker off of Srilanka's eastern coast

India's leading IT firm HCL set up its first development center in the country

MARKET UPDATES

Softbank took a $10 billion hit after being unmasked as the 'Nasdaq Whale'

The KSE-100 index went up by 273 points to close at 42,296

TECHNOLOGY AND STARTUPS

The smallest Xbox ever - Microsoft confirms $299 Xbox Series S

Apple will seek damages against Epic Games for allegedly breaching its contract with the iOS App Store

A startup you should follow

Airlift is changing the way people commute in Pakistan. It provides shared minivans to take you to your destination without the congestion of a public bus. They aim to provide safe, reliable, and affordable transportation for the masses while reducing the carbon footprint of private cars.

SPORTS CORNER

Bangladesh opener Saif Hassan and Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Head of Physical Performance Nick Lee tested positive for coronavirus

Five substitutions will be allowed in La Liga from next season

KEEP IT SHARP

What do you get if you drop a piano down a coal mine?

HERE'S SOMETHING WE FIND INTERESTING

AN "INDIAN" EAST INDIA COMPANY?

Although initially established in 1600 as a spice trading business, the East India Company went on to take over much of the subcontinent within the next few centuries. Despite the East India Company's significant power, it was ultimately disbanded in 1857 following the Indian Rebellion. However, it left behind a legacy of exploitation that has profoundly affected all countries in the subcontinent.

Consequently, when Sanjiv Mehta had found out that the trading name had survived well into the 21st century, he knew he had to buy it. Mr. Mehta acquired the East India Company in 2005 and has led it as his own business since then. Although it certainly sounds like a brilliant way to get revenge on one of the most significant players in the subcontinent's history, Mr. Mehta insists that the East India Company would be turned into a force of compassion under his control.

OF ART AND ARTISTS

Lamia's art reflects the mess in her mind (but trust us, it's a mess you'd enjoy). Her feed is a mix of portraits and stills inspired by culture, weather and people.

ANSWER

A flat minor

"If there is a heaven on earth, it's here, it's here, it's here."

- Mughal Emperor Jahangir when he visited Kashmir in the 17th century

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