Dose 06 13th June, 2020

Howdy! Things are tough but we can get through this together -- remember we are all on the same boat... 

Top Stories

Pakistan considers raising its defense budget by ~12% vs. current year

Experts in India urge people to monitor the death toll, not total cases

Nepal's lower house to vote on its new map today

Sri Lankan government approves tourism industry relief

AR Rahman from India joins Bangladeshi filmmaker Mostofa Sarwar Farooki as a co-producer on No Land's Man

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Technology & Startups

WhatsApp is testing a number of new features including multi-device logins, clearing chats and better in-chat searching capabilities

A startup you should follow*:

    Wahed Invest is an American Halal-focused investment firm. It is the first robo-advisor aimed toward Muslim investors that caters to specific parameters such as interest-free assets, avoidance of tobacco, alcohol and other industries that go against Islamic principles.

    Sports Corner

    F-1 cancels  Azerbaijan, Japan, and Singapore races

    Barcelona stun Real Madrid to bid for wonderkid Vallecano

    Professional Development*

    A quick and easy way to improve your knowledge-base each day is to listen to podcasts. Whether you�re taking a break between classes, or stuck in traffic during rush hour (who knew we�d miss the traffic?!) � the perfect podcast will put you in the right frame of mind to conquer your goals. Here�s a list of our favorites:

    1. The Journal by WSJ
    2. The School of Greatness
    3. Invest Like the Best
    4. Lead to Win
    5. HBR ideacast

    Let us know what your favorite podcasts are at!

    Keep it Sharp

    What occurs once in every minute, twice in every moment but never in a thousand years?

    ** Answer at the bottom of the newsletter

    Here's Something Interesting

    We love Ratan Tata aka Chottu at the Capsule -- and it seems like netizens more than agree with us. The 82-year old has a poppin' Instagram page where he shares stories of his early days, his love for animals and his various initiatives. 

    Of Art and Artists

    Get ready to bust some moves with Ridy! Ridy Sheikh, a Bangladeshi-Russian prodigal dancer, has represented Bangladesh globally in India, Russia & Ukraine -- tune into her channel for some �shakin� content!

    ** Answer: The letter "M"!

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