September 21, 2020 Dose 48

The Capsule

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif joined Twitter, and is joining the PPP's call to oust the current PTI-led government

TOP STORIES

India has sent an air travel bubble proposal to Bangladesh with five airlines on sixteen routes for emergency purposes

Dr Bijon Kumar Sil, who led the efforts to create a rapid testing kit for COVID-19, has returned to Singapore due to work permit issues

Bangladesh Bank offered clarification on the previous update regarding international transactions

Digging Deeper: A single transaction cannot exceed $300 The total transaction cannot exceed the assigned annual travel quota for forex transactions Allowable purposes for online transactions include payments to software firms which are members of the Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services, and charges for membership fees, IT expenses, visa processing fees, hotel booking, and mobile phone roaming bills

Villagers aid Indian soldiers to face Chinese forces in the Himalayas with little hope of diplomatic solutions to the border scuffle

Union Minister Harsh Vardhan said, "No significant mutation of Coronavirus in India"

Prime Minister Modi will lay the foundation for 9 highway projects amounting to Rs 14,000 crore in Bihar today

Chitwan medical college will provide the PCR test result in two hours amidst a growing number of cases in the country

China illegally set up nine buildings in Nepali territory

PM Oli claimed that the economy was in a trajectory of higher growth rate as indicated by significant improvements in 14 different global indicators

Opposition parties organized through the Pakistan Democratic Movement demanded the immediate resignation of PM Imran Khan

The government rejected India's proposal for a diplomat as acting head of its mission in Islamabad, further raising tensions

Anti Money Laundering bill sees rise in open market forex transactions

What does this mean? The Anti Money Laundering bill was passed with the aim of curbing money laundering, smuggling of currencies, and illegal trading. Since the passing of the law, open market transactions have gone up by 30 to 40%. Many illegal traders have gone underground after one was punished by a court last week in Peshawar

A minister climbed a tree and held a symbolic press conference to inform citizens about the shortage of coconuts

The ten-day Colombo International Book Fair on Friday received reports of COVID-19 social distancing guideline violation

Police still going through a trial and error process for dedicated lanes of peak hour traffic

MARKET UPDATES

The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index advanced by 3.39%, closing in on 1600 points

TECHNOLOGY AND STARTUPS

Samsung's new Galaxy 'F' series to be revealed first in India

President Trump said he approved of Oracle's bid for TikTok "in concept," postponing its ban until September 27th

A startup to follow:

Gyapu is like the Amazon of Nepal, offering a wide range of products and services. Targeting Dashain and Tihar festivals, they started local home delivery of goats, chicken, and ducks. Moreover, they are offering prizes and cashback offers in light of the occasions.

SPORTS CORNER

Djokovic gets to his 10th Italian Open final

The IPL is back, with Chennai beating Mumbai by 5 wickets in the opening game

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

A large number of the world's most successful people point to books and reading as a big driver of their success. Warren Buffett, for example, reportedly reads 500 pages a day.

You can take recommendations from the very best people in your field of career or from Google. If you'd like to keep your load light, you can invest in an e-book application or device; read as you feel - maybe a page a day, and then slowly bump up your capacity.

If it really is not your thing, we recommend looking up Audible or audio books (here is an example of a free resource).

Bonus tip: Books can be inspiring and insightful, so keep a pen and paper next to you if you'd like to take notes. You can return to that later on and use it however you please!

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT

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KEEP IT SHARP

If eleven plus two equals one, what does nine plus five equal?

OF ART AND ARTISTS

Rayka is a Bangladeshi-American girl behind @southasianskinblog. Rayka, along with many other South Asian girls, struggle to find appropriate make-up or skincare for their skin tones and textures. Rayka started her blog in an effort to find what works best for her South Asian skin and spread that knowledge!

ANSWER

11 o’clock plus 2 hours is 1 o’clock. 9 o’clock plus 5 hours is 2 o’clock

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Women will only have true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation."

- Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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