October 24, 2020 Dose 62

The Capsule

Here are the highlights from yesterday's final U.S. Presidential Debate

TOP STORIES

Schools are unlikely to reopen in November

The MET issued warning signal no. 4 for ports

Shah Rafayat Chowdhury has become the first Bangladeshi to win the AFS Prize for Young Global Citizens

Mixed reactions as Trump calls air in India and China ‘filthy’

Credit Suisse says India getting richer as virus drags on US

The Indo-Nepal border has reopened after 7 months

PM Oli met Samant Goel, chief of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) - the foreign intelligence agency of India

Anmol Healthcare to buy 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from Bangladeshi based Globe Biotech Ltd

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has kept Pakistan on its global terror financing 'grey' list

Fake news has been circulating on Indian social media, claiming a civil war had broken out in Karachi.

The parliament passed a controversial amendment strengthening Presidential powers

The country faces difficult choices on its ties with China ahead of Mike Pompeo visit

MARKET UPDATES

Fish market closed in Sri Lanka as curfew expands

All Bangladeshi banks and mobile financial service (MFS) providers will have to introduce financial interoperability system.

Digging Deeper: The Central Bank issued a notice to implement the new service by March 31st. Interoperability will enable users to transfer funds from their MFS accounts to bank accounts and vice versa. Clients will also be able to transfer funds between different accounts with MFS providers.

TECHNOLOGY AND STARTUPS

The CEOs of Facebook and Twitter will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on November 17th

iPhone 12 is available for pre-order in India

A Startup you should follow

Dunzo connects users to the nearest delivery partner in India who can make purchases, pick up items from any store or restaurant in the city and bring them to you all by utilizing their app. They also offer a bike taxi service.

SPORTS CORNER

19-year old Tahseen Alam Priyo became the first Bangladeshi to sign for a Spanish Football Academy

Kapil Dev stable after heart surgery

KEEP IT SHARP

What can you hold in your right hand but not in your left hand?

HERE'S SOMETHING INTERESTING

When he took over, says Mr Nadella, outsiders questioned if Microsoft will “make it to the other side.”

OF ART AND ARTISTS

If you are a Tagore fan, then make sure to check out Farhat Tarannum's mesmerizing cover of "Majhe Majhe".

ANSWER

Your left hand!

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago."

-- Warren Buffet