October 13, 2020 Dose 58

The Capsule

Storm Nangka hits Southeast Asia, leaving 40 dead in Vietnam and Cambodia

TOP STORIES

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) projected the country will achieve 4.4% GDP growth this fiscal year

The University Grants Commission will meet with Vice Chancellors of various universities tomorrow to decide the upcoming admissions process

Italy has reinstated Bangladesh in its "seasonal, non-seasonal workers" program

jewelry ad depicting an interfaith couple was withdrawn after facing backlash from Hindu nationalists

The Health Ministry stated that the COVID-19 positivity rate is on a constant downward trend

Protests took place against the arrest of Stan Swamy - the oldest person to be accused of terrorism in the country

'Facts of Nepal 2020' yearbook has been launched containing a series of infographic collection

Opposition leader claims, "China has encroached our territory"

All government hospitals will be converted to COVID-19 hospitals in response to growing cases

Moeed Yusuf, special advisor to PM Imran Khan, said India has sent a message with "desire for conversation"

Special envoys of Pakistan and the U.S. discussed facilitation of intra-Afghan talks

Pakistan arrests motorway rape case suspect

China will deepen cooperation with Sri Lanka under the Belt and Road initiative

Expressway Investment Company will be established to raise funds for the construction of highways

Catholic bishops opposed a constitutional amendment that would consolidate power in the President's hands

 

MARKET UPDATES

Sensex gains over 150 points led by IT, Pharma Shares

Government debt raised by Rs. 3.4 trillion dollars

TECHNOLOGY AND STARTUPS

Apple showed off the return of MagSafe as well as several new devices yesterday:

  • Homepod Mini $99
  • iPhone 12 Mini $699
  • iPhone 12 $799
  • iPhone 12 Pro $999  

An organisation to follow:

Pad2go is Nepal’s first commercially used sanitary napkin vending machine. It was founded by two Nepali women in hopes of making menstrual products more accessible in Nepal. They are also advocating for the removal of VAT on all menstrual products!

SPORTS CORNER

Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for coronavirus

AB De Villiers urged to come out of requirement after outstanding performance against KKR

KEEP IT SHARP

What is more useful when it’s broken?

HERE'S SOMETHING INTERESTING

Cult classic movie Office Space... may become historical fiction. Twitter already announced it's giving employees the option to WFH forever. But companies that rely on you coming to the office — aka Work from work — could lose big if permanent WFH becomes a trend. JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley both said it's highly unlikely that all employees will return to offices post-corona. Commercial real estate giant CBRE's stock fell ~50% after the pandemic hit, while Office Depot is planning store closures and 13K job cuts by 2023.

 

Let us know what you think; do you think we'll miss working in the office or is this the new normal?

OF ART AND ARTISTS

Arfaa Hussaini Instagram account is a must follow for the short poem fanatics. Her dainty poems will touch your heart and leave you wanting for more!

ANSWER

An egg

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"The impediment to action advances action, what stands in the way becomes the way"

— Marcus Aurelius

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