September 23, 2020 Dose 49

The Capsule

Today we remember the legendary Ang Rita Sherpa aka the Snow Leopard, the first man to climb Mt. Everest 10 times without supplementary oxygen, who recently passed away at age 72

Source: CNN

TOP STORIES

China doubles air bases and heliports near Line of Actual Control according to latest Stratfor report

State Bank of India offers up to 2 years repayment relief for home & retail loans

Lok Sabha passes bill to make Kashmiri the official language of Jammu & Kashmir

Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) will permit Saudi Airlines to operate more flights from Bangladesh

Bangladesh sends medical supplies to Nepal as a gesture of friendship

Government expresses no intentions of imposing another lockdown to combat the second wave of COVID-19

Middle schools to resume in Punjab, KP and Balochistan from tomorrow

Foodpanda is boycotted by Karachi restaurants over claims of exploitative practices

Digging Deeper: The boycott came as a response to demands made by the delivery service to increase online sales commission from 18% to 35%. In a letter of complaint to the CEO of Foodpanda, Muhammad Naeem Siddiqui, chairman of All Pakistan Restaurant Association (APRA) apprised members' grievances, pointing out that Foodpanda repeatedly pressed for increases in commission. APRA warned that if no resolution is achieved, they will close the service permanently nationwide

Chinese company Cansinobio's COVID-19 vaccine phase III clinical trials to be launched in partnership with Pakistan

The Draft of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution is tabled in Parliament

The government is drafting a new bill to tackle child abuse and other obscene media

Religious leaders oppose current movement to legalize cannabis

Schools are planning to reopen soon

Ang Rita Sherpa, the first man to climb Mt. Everest 10 times, passed away at age 72

Nepal halts distribution of new textbooks that included disputed land with India on its map

MARKET UPDATES

SENSEX drops 300 points amidst the rise of global COVID-19 cases, and concerns over fresh lockdowns in Europe

TECHNOLOGY AND STARTUPS

Source: Airbus

Airbus reveals three new concept models for a zero-emission airplane

Amazon Prime Day to start on October 13

An organization to follow:

Oroddho Health is a peer-support mental health counseling service based out of Bangladesh, but open to anyone who wants to avail their services. All you have to do is message them between 5 PM - 11 PM BST to be paired up with a peer for free; they also maintain a network of professional counseling centers if you need further assistance.

SPORTS CORNER

Kepa continues to disappoint as Chelsea loses to current champions Liverpool at Stamford Bridge

Royal Challengers Bangalore claim top spot in the IPL table after a win against Hyderabad

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

As the year closes in on the last quarter, promotions are top of mind for many of us. Despite the pandemic, it always helps to review how to ask for a raise, here are five tips to think about from G2's Lauren Pope:

  1. Analyze your personal performance
  2. Do your salary research
  3. Find the perfect time to ask
  4. Come prepared and practiced
  5. Lead with confidence

You can read the full article here.

KEEP IT SHARP

If I am holding a bee, what do I have in my eye?

OF ART AND ARTISTS

Check out this gobsmacking good Garo rapper! Oshanto has taken the entire Bangladeshi and ethnic rap scene by storm. His latest single Ami Hip-Hop has been on repeat for us here at The Capsule.

ANSWER

Beauty — 'Beauty is in the eye of the beeholder'

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Dream is not that which you see while sleeping it is something that does not let you sleep.”

— A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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