October 17, 2020 Dose 59

The Capsule

Rs 75 coin has been released to commemorate the 75th anniversary of The Food and Agricultural Organization in India


Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun said first 'Made in Bangladesh' cars will arrive next year

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun's meeting with the foreign minister highlighted the growing interest in U.S. relations with Bangladesh

The country advanced 13 places in the Global Hunger Index

Digging Deeper: The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is a measure of hunger on a 100 point scale, with 0 being the best and 100 the worst. Bangladesh has been ranked 75th out of 107 qualifying countries with a score of 20.4.

Rankings of South Asian countries: Pakistan (88), India (94), Sri Lanka (64), and Nepal (73).

Doctors and scientists warn that the beginning of fall pollution may deteriorate New Delhi's COVID-19 problems

A 74-year-old Indian man, who was mistakenly declared dead and put in a mortuary freezer in Tamil Nadu, has died days after being rescued

PM KP Oli's cabinet reshuffle saw defense minister Ishwor Pokharel lose his post

NICDC Logistics Data Services extended its services to Nepal and Bangladesh, enabling traders to track the movement of their containers

Nepali Police has invited applications from all qualified Nepali nationals for over 5,000 vacant positions

The opposition initiated countrywide protests to oust the government

Heavily armed militants ambushed a convoy of vehicles in southwestern Baluchistan

Rights groups have raised concerns over the arrest of Hejaaz Hizbullah, a prominent human rights lawyer, who was arrested on "terrorism" charges in April and has remained in detention without charges

Masks mandatory under new quarantine rules; fines for violators

India pushes for further cooperation with Sri Lanka in water, sanitation, agriculture, and manufacturing


Ministries in India have agreed to remove the dual listing clause, allowing companies to list overseas directly without listing locally first

Confidence in 737 Max saw Boeing shares rise more than 5%


Samsung takes the throne of the number 1 smartphone brand in India

Nokia unveiled its 5-year strategic plans with Google

Startup you should follow:

1mg is an online pharmacy network and generic medicine marketplace in India. It enables users to find information about medicines prescribed by doctors as well as buy them. Users can search for drugs by ailments, classes, brands, etc.


Eoin Morgan has been appointed the new captain of Kolkata Knight Riders

Bangladesh suffered a 1-3 defeat at the hands of Kyrgyzstan in the Asian Nations (Region) Men Online Chess Cup


A plane crashes on the border of India and Pakistan. Where do they bury the survivors?


As Bangladeshis across the world continue to reflect on female empowerment in their context, one ray of light emerges: Brigadier General Nazma Begum. On the 9th of October, she became the country's first female brigadier general from the Army Medical Corps (Healthcare Management). But this is nothing new for her - Nazma has been a trailblazer throughout her career. In the Bangladeshi Army, she was the first female to command a field ambulance. In the Air Force, she was also the first female to command the medical squadron twice. But her service to the country does not end there: Nazma is among the many thousands of Bangladeshis who work as peacekeepers overseas.

In her time in the UN, Nazma was the first female contingent commander in its history. In the various mission areas she has served in, Nazma was the first female in the world to command a level-2 hospital. At the same time, she is the only female in the world to have been made a country senior twice in the UN. We celebrate Brigadier General Nazma today and hope that she continues to re-write history for a long time.


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You don't bury survivors...


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