September 12, 2020 Dose 44

The Capsule

It has been nineteen years since the twin towers fell. Let's take a moment to remember the victims and their families.

Source: Andrew Kelly/Reuters

TOP STORIES

Dr Mark T Esper, secretary of Defence of the USA, called Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday

Key Takeaways:

  • Secretary Esper praised the Premier for the country's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and recent goodwill missions to its neighbors
  • Particular bilateral defense priorities, like maritime and regional security, global peacekeeping, and initiatives to modernize Bangladesh's military capabilities were discussed
  • The Prime Minister's press secretary added that the US would assist in resolving the Rohingya refugee crisis peacefully

WHO seeks urgent action to implement recommended best practice policies to minimize deaths by trans fat intake

Bangladesh Bank has drafted new policies to protect e-commerce consumers from fraud

DGCA directs airlines to take appropriate action after some passengers, mainly photographers and TV reporters, attempted to approach Kangana Ranaut during her flight

After months of rising tensions, China and India agree to disengage troops

Bangladeshi traders can now export Hilsa fish to India

Foreign investments from India plunge 51%

The country's COVID-19 tally exceeded 50,000 with the highest single-day infections on Friday

Qatar Airways has resumed three weekly flights from Kathmandu

Prime Minister Imran Khan encouraged investors to invest in the construction sector

Pakistan and Uzbekistan on Friday held talks on building a trade passage and providing Central Asian countries access to Pakistani seaports

Two incidents of rape have fueled outrage and prompted protests for greater justice of sexual abuse victims (Warning: The content might be disturbing to some readers)

What Happened?

  • A 5-year-old girl in southern Pakistan was raped, hit on the head, and set on fire
  • Five days later, a woman in the country's east was attacked in her car on a major highway before being raped in a nearby field
  • Police have arrested 15 people alleged to be linked to the highway incident
  • Lahore police chief Umar Shaikh faced calls for resignation when he appeared to rebuke the victim for the rape, saying the woman should not have been driving alone at that time

Prisons department officials said they would not negotiate with prisoners in response to hunger strike

New fire on the massive oil tanker drifting off Sri Lanka's coast was extinguished

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has proposed a complete ban on the slaughter of cattle; imports to be allowed

MARKET UPDATES

Jane Fraser became the first woman to head a wall street bank after being appointed CEO of CitiBank

Reliance has offered Amazon a $20-Billion stake in its retail arm

TECHNOLOGY AND STARTUPS

Zoom has rolled out a two-factor authentication feature

new COVID-19 scam targets people who have apparently violated quarantine

An Organization you should follow:

Proshar is a web-based solution to channel relief funds to the low-income population. Their user- friendly interface allows you to make donations collected through live relief refund campaigns on the website, similar to an e-commerce transaction. They also enable low-income households to choose the necessities or help that they need. Their model is made robust through the engagement of micro-merchants who catalyze relief transfers. The algorithm maps the beneficiaries to these enlisted micro-merchants so that beneficiaries are within a walkable distance to collect relief packages.

SPORTS CORNER

Tigers security head Major Hussain Imam passed away

England captain Eoin Morgan and Aussie pacer Pat Cummins will both be available for KKR ahead of their opening match in IPL 2020

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

THE UTILITY OF GRAPHICS DESIGN

As our careers begin to encroach even closer to the digital space, it's worth taking a look into some of the skills you can learn to take advantage of it. Graphics design is one such skill. Even if you're not a designer by profession, this is a skill that is an asset for any team you're working in. You'll find a plethora of tutorials on YouTube, as well as places such as Skillshare from experts that can explain the basics of graphic design. It's worth noting that there will be some investment needed on your part.

Purchasing good software such as Photoshop is a great base to start. It's also easy to pay this back if you have the time for a few graphics gigs! Beyond focusing on tutorials, you should also try practicing yourself. Consider making mockup designs as a way to refine the way you work. Once you feel like you can grasp the basics, tackle graphics design from a more artistic perspective: how can you make each graphic more captivating than the previous?

KEEP IT SHARP

What sort of music do miners listen to?

OF ART AND ARTISTS

Yoga.nna loves Sunaina Rana. She is a classical Hatha Yoga teacher. Her feed is everything aesthetic, peaceful, and calming.

ANSWER

Rock and Roll

"I give speeches around the country. I tell how Stanley and I made our way out of the tower. Life is precious, I tell them. It can be gone in an instant."

– Brian Clark, 9/11 survivor

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