Dose 07 15th June, 2020

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Bangladesh VAT department assigned to collect ~38% of NBR's target of 330K crore next fiscal year

What it means:The National Board of Revenue is the central authority for tax administration in Bangladesh. Each year, they set a target revenue to be collected from various forms of tax. VAT is the tax revenue that is collected as a percentage of your consumed value. Learn more about VAT here.

India now expects virus peak to come in November this year

Nepal's government to allow private labs to conduct PCR tests

Sri Lanka stages mock elections to test virus measures ahead of August elections

Virus cases in Pakistan may cross 1 million mark by end of July

Market Index

South Asia 1-day YTD
- 0.07%
- 10.98%
 SENSEX 33,243
- 1.62%
- 19.61%
 KSE 100 34,326
- 0.82%
- 17.09%
 CSE Allshare 4915
- 0.09%
- 19.48%
 S&P 500 3,041
+ 1.31%
- 6.65%
 FTSE 6105
+ 0.47%
- 19.71%
 Oil (Brent) 39
- 3.10%
- 40.60%
 Gold 1728
- 0.28%
+ 13.75%

Technology & Startups

We all know about the PS5 release - but here are details straight from the company.

A startup you should follow:

    Wysa is a female-led startup in India that lets you vent, reflect, and build emotional resistance. It creates personalised toolkits drawn from evidence based self-help techniques from CBT, mindfulness, and life coaching. It also meets the NHS UK's DCB 0129 Standard of Clinical Safety.

    Sports Corner

    Pakistan ready to swap Asia cup hosting rights with Sri Lanka

    Professional Development

    Mental Health and work go hand in hand. A recent WHO-led study estimates that depression and anxiety disorders cost the global economy US$ 1 trillion each year in lost productivity.

    The first step to overcoming this challenge is acknowledging it. Although this can be done by oneself, it is often better and recommended to seek professional help. Beyond the individual, studies show that employers emphasizing a cultural shift in supporting positive mental health at work have increased productivity -- for every $1 spent on caring for people with mental health issues, $4 is returned to the economy.

    Keep it Sharp

    Some months have 30 days, some have 31. How many have 28?

    ** Answer at the bottom of the newsletter

    Here's Something Interesting

    Are you struggling to figure out the strategic direction of your business? Indian-American entrepreneur Dharmesh Shah (CTO and Co-Founder of HubSpot) has a wildly popular medium article that shows up on many �must-read� lists when it comes to entrepreneurship. His core premise is to do fewer things better i.e.

      1. Decide what matters the most
      2. Say not to everything else
      3. When something falls in the grey area, re-read #2
    We encourage you to read the full article but here is the most highlighted quote: �Don�t favor what feels the most good. Favor what does the most good.�

    Of Art and Artists

    Zoe Kaur�s work is the perfect east meets west in the digital art arena. This �kudi' (meaning girl in Punjabi) hopes to connect you to South Asian culture through her awe-inspiring art. We are big fans of �Desi Bubbles� here at The Capsule.

    ** Answer:All 12!

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