October 5, 2020 Dose 54

The Capsule

Today is World Teacher's Day. Let's take a moment to honor the educators who work every day to make our futures brighter

Source: Taare Zameen Par (A Capsule Team Favorite!)

TOP STORIES

The Government plans to add 12,607 jobs to the technical education sector

CID will issue a red alert on Interpol for Bangladeshi human traffickers in Libya

Dhaka University will initiate new semester online without exams

Corps commander level talks on border conflict with China will take place on Oct 12

Amid fluctuations in the number of new cases past few days, COVID-19 deaths have crossed the 1 lakh mark

Over 4 lakh restaurants, bars, and hotels in Maharashtra will reopen today after a gap of six months

Province 5 government's proposal to designate Deukhuri of Dang as the provincial capital has sparked protests

A team of climbers, including a Bahrain prince, has completed the first summit of a Himalayan peak this season

Doctors at Maharajgunj-based Teaching Hospital staged a protest in solidarity with Dr. Govinda KC

Digging Deeper: Dr KC has been staging his 19th round of hunger strike demanding reform in the sector of medical education. The establishment of at least one state-run teaching hospital in each province and conducting MBBS classes in the Karnali Academy of Health Sciences are among Dr. KC's demands. He completed his MBBS from Rajshahi Medical College and did his M.S. at Dhaka University.

PM Imran Khan has requested people to wear masks in public to mitigate chances of a second wave of COVID-19

Maulana Fazlur Rehman has been appointed as the first president of the opposition's newly formed anti-government alliance - Pakistan Democratic Movement

Bykea, the leading ride-hailing service of the country, has raised $13 million in a new financing round

Sri Lanka imposes indefinite curfew in two provinces

The Government is closing schools from today after a Coronavirus patient was found in the Gampaha district

MARKET UPDATES

Registration of new firms in Bangladesh rose to an all-time high of 11,110 in the last fiscal year

The Finance Ministry of India said on Saturday that credible signs of economic growth emerged in September

TECHNOLOGY AND STARTUPS

Elon Musk indicated on Friday that Tesla will venture into India in 2021

Apple updated its mask emoji with a smiling face underneath

A startup to follow:

Bangladesh Startup Cassetex wins Climate Launchpad 2020.

SPORTS CORNER

Mumbai Indians are on top of the table after Hyderabad win

Kazi Salahuddin secured a fourth term as President of Bangladesh Football Federation

Liverpool lose 7 - 2 to Aston Villa and Manchester United lose 1 - 6 to Tottenham Hotspur

KEEP IT SHARP

What is the 4-digit number in which the first digit is one-fifth of the last, and the second and third digits are the last digit multiplied by 3?

HERE'S SOMETHING INTERESTING

On July 23, 1983, the pilots of Air Canada Flight 143 were met with an unprecedented challenge: their plane had run out of fuel.. With both engines off, they realized that they would have to fly the aircraft without digital instruments. Fortunately, Captain Pearson, an experienced glider pilot, used his experience to glide the plane to safety - hence its name Gimli Glider.

The Glider had initially planned to land at an airport in Winnipeg. However, given the aircraft's range constraints, the pilots decided to land at an abandoned air force base in Gimli, Manitoba. Little did they know that the former air force base had now been converted into a motorsport park - and on that very day, it was the site of a race. The Glider descended into the park, forcibly deploying its gear through a technique known as gravity drop, and using various methods to slow it down. By the end of it, the Gimli Glider had successfully landed in the racing course. Best of all - everyone had survived the ordeal!

OF ART AND ARTISTS

Sara Chowdhury's Instagram page is a must-follow for the art lovers out there. Her symbolic and alluring feed will have you scrolling. Also, guess what? She just started her comic strip as well!

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"A good teacher is like a candle. It consumes itself to light the way for others"

-- Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

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