September 26, 2020 Dose 50

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TOP STORIES

Bangladesh's northern region have been submerged by flash flood for the fourth time this year

All the stranded Bangladeshi expatriate workers will be able to return - says Saudia country manager

PM Sheikh Hasina at UN roundtable presents 5-point proposal to fight climate change

Digging Deeper: PM Sheikh Hasina has advocated to 'protect our planet' at a UN roundtable on climate change. She presented a five-point proposal which calls for:
1. Robust international collaboration
2. Limiting global temperature increase up to 1.5 degrees Celsius
3. Funds to be made available to the vulnerable countries
4. Polluting countries to increase their NDCs
5. Recognizing that rehabilitation of the climate refugees is a global responsibility.

3.7 Magnitude earthquake hit Ladakh

Farmers held demonstrations in many parts of the country and blocked highways to protest farm bills

A push for global counter terrorism will be made by PM Modi at UNGA

Nepal is set to sign a labor-deal with Israel for caregiver jobs

Schools in Sudurpaschim open doors for in-person classes

All floodgates of Gandak Barrage have been opened

Pakistan advised to suspend issuance of new pilot licences by UN aviation agency

Islamabad registered a protest with India on Friday over a ceasefire violation along the LoC

Information Minister Shibli Faraz calls to ban apps like TikTok

The Government has planned to build a cycle path from the Colombo Port City to Diyatha Uyana

Sri Lanka plans to ban imports of some plastic items, including inflatable balloons

Minister announces plans to allocate 16-acres of land for elephant park

MARKET UPDATES

Benchmark KSE-100 index decreases 105.14 points

Walton continues to soar after a stellar debut - jumps 125pc in two days

TECHNOLOGY AND STARTUPS

Samsung reported to launch their first penta-camera phone - Galaxy A72

LinkedIn introduces Stories option among other new exciting features

An organisation/startup to follow:

Aasha Wears is a Nepali clothing brand made by women for women. They combine ethics and aesthetics to create sustainable wear! Aasha (meaning hope) began as an effort to help women recover from the bondage of sex trafficking. The rescued women are given training on sewing and employed to help empower them.

SPORTS CORNER

Prithvi Shaw scores a half-century as Delhi Capitals beat Chennai Super Kings by 44 runs

No Messi or Ronaldo for the first time in 10 years in the UEFA Player of the Year shortlist

KEEP IT SHARP

Why is Europe like a frying pan?

HERE'S SOMETHING INTERESTING

Glass ceilings are meant to be broken. Just ask SSP (Senior Superintendent of Police) Bimsani Jasinghaarachchi. The National Police Commission (NPC) of Sri Lanka has approved their first promotion of a female police officer as Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG). She was chosen for this position because of her experience and contribution from a pool of 9 SSP (Senior Superintendents of Police).

Prior to this nomination, SSP Bimsani Jasinghaarachchi was appointed in the Child and Women Bureau of the Department. She had joined the Police service in 1997 as a Police Inspector and had risen through the ranks to a SSP in 2017.

SSP Premila Dhiwakara was the first female officer to hold a high post of SSP before SSP Bimsani. But she had retired as a SSP. This promotion of SSP Bimsani is truly inspirational. Here’s to bold women like SSP Bimsani; may we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.

OF ART AND ARTISTS

Like your poems with a dash of art? Artist and poet Ritika Kedia is here to provide you with just that! Her eye-catching art and photographs are usually accompanied some by heart-warming poetry. Also do check out her new project 'balcony ki baatein'!

ANSWER

Because it has Greece at the bottom.

 

‘In a gentle way, you can shake the world’

- Mahatma Gandhi

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