October 18, 2020 Dose 60

The Capsule

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern scored a landslide win as she heads for her second term

TOP STORIES

Bangladesh has requested to be in clinical trials of Indian vaccine candidates

Three COVID-19 vaccines by Globe Biotech Ltd have been enlisted as vaccine candidates by The World Health Organization

Digging Deeper: Globe Biotech is the first Bangladeshi company to have its vaccine listed. However, this does not guarantee the success or effectiveness of the vaccine. All three have been listed as pre-clinical stage vaccine candidates.

Miscreants have gunned down a Bangladeshi migrant taxi driver in the city of Sao Paulo in Brazil

Sources indicated that the country is likely to lose the Farzad-B gas field in the Persian Gulf after Iran revised laws

India passed its COVID-19 peak in September and, if current trends continue, there will be “minimal cases” by February - Science Ministry Panel

Opposition parties continued to protest against the encroachment of Nepali land by China

Indian army chief set to visit Nepal early November

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said the military overthrew him

The country has denied its involvement in the ongoing Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict, following a claim by the Armenian prime minister

Landslide in northern Pakistan buried a bus leaving sixteen dead

The central bank approved $966 million in loans for business relief efforts

Vijay Sethupathi is under pressure in his southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu not to accept the role of Muttiah Muralitharan in his biopic

Joint navies maritime exercise SLINEX-20 to be held from October 19

MARKET UPDATES

Sri Lankan importers based in Doha have established Sri Lankan Entrepreneurs Association in Qatar

Stock trading was on a slightly upward trend with increased participation from general investors in Bangladesh

TECHNOLOGY AND STARTUPS

Google now allows users to search songs by humming them

iPhone 12 is now available for pre-order

A Startup you should follow

BatteryLala Pakistan is an e-commerce platform that provides various types of batteries with free professional installation. Think of it as Uber for batteries, so whenever you need one, place an order, and you will get the battery installed at the soonest.

SPORTS CORNER

The Bangladesh Football Federation has verbally expressed their desire to host Nepal on November 13 and 17 in FIFA friendly matches

West Indies spinner Sunil Narine has been taken off the warning list for suspected bowling action in the Indian Premier League

KEEP IT SHARP

I can be cracked. I can be told. I can be made, and I can be played. What am I?

HERE'S SOMETHING INTERESTING

ANDROID CRASHER

Do you own an Android 10 device? In case you’re looking for a new wallpaper, you should know something about this picturesque photograph: it will probably crash your phone.

OF ART AND ARTISTS

Tapered is a premier fashion tailoring house based in Dhaka. Their services include in-house fabrics, made to measure suits, customized, and bulk orders. You can send them a picture of your desired item and they can have it made to your specifications

ANSWER

A joke!

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"The possibility of victory must be there in tragedy"

-- Arthur Miller