October 26, 2020 Dose 63

The Capsule

Remdesivir - Hype or Overhyped?

TOP STORIES

Illegal and fake mobile phones will be unable to use local sims from 2021

Qatari foreign minister has assured the issuing of exceptional entry permits to stranded expatriate Bangladeshis in a short time

Myanmar has told China it is willing to take back Rohingya refugees currently living in Bangladesh

US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Secretary of Defence Mark T Esper will arrive today

The COVID-19 crisis has seen a rise in child trafficking

Controversy has sparked over the use of an old map of Nepal in PM Oli's Dussehra greeting card

The clean-feed policy in television broadcasting systems has been implemented - barring international advertisers from publishing advertisements in foreign television channels

PM Imran Khan has accused his French counterpart of attacking Islam

The construction of the third Turkish warship for Pakistan Navy has begun

New curfew zones imposed to curb COVID-19 spread

ICICI bank has shut down its operations in Sri Lanka

MARKET INDEX

Reliance Retail's proposed deal to acquire Future Group will go ahead despite Amazon's opposition.

Digging Deeper: Reliance Retail has reached an agreement with Future Group to acquire the latter's retail and wholesaler business, as well as its logistics and warehousing business, for $3.4 billion. Amazon, which has a stake in Future Retail, won an emergency order from a Singapore arbitration court. However, Reliance claims the deal is legal under Indian Law.

TECHNOLOGY AND STARTUPS

A Bangladeshi hacker group, Cyber 71, claimed responsibility for carrying out a series of cyberattacks on several French commercial websites

Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee dies at 78

A Startup You Should Follow

Tajir is a Lahore based startup that helps shop owners stock up on inventory. With free next day delivery, transparent prices, and a variety of products, it’s changing the way retailers grow their business. It is the first startup from the nation to be backed by Y Combinator.

SPORTS CORNER

Kapil Dev has been discharged from the hospital

Sri Lanka Cricket Team will tour South Africa in December

KEEP IT SHARP

I can’t be bought but I can be stolen at a glance. I’m worthless to one but priceless to two. What am I?

END OF AN ERA

The story of Samsung is deeply intertwined with its home country's history, which is sometimes dubbed “The Republic of Samsung.

OF ART AND ARTISTS

Ishika is a Bangladeshi based painter. Her work ranges from depictions of beautiful places to delicious food. Check her out and make sure to use #artwithishika if you want to recreate her art.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"An enterprise's most vital assets lie in its design and other creative capabilities."

-- Lee Kun-hee