January 25, 2021 Dose 97

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India celebrated its 13th National Girl Child Day

Source: Hindustan Times

TOP STORIES

The Government has approved a rapid antibody test for Covid-19
The Parliament passed bills on publishing HSC and equivalent results without holding exams due to the pandemic
Schools will reopen starting February 4. Grade 10 and 12 students will have regular classes, while others are expected to attend once a week
India vaccinated 10 lakh people in six days
In a first, Bangladeshi troops will march with their Indian counterparts on India's Republic Day
PM Modi is expected to address the World Economic Forum on January 28
Turkish President Erdogan inaugurated the welding of the third ship to be constructed for Pakistan Navy under the Milgem project
Russia’s Sputnik vaccine close to approval for use in Pakistan
The United Nations has cautioned its staff against flying with any Pakistani airlines in light of the ongoing pilot license scandal
Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi has contracted COVID-19
Widespread COVID-19 cases have been reported from each district in the country within the last 24h

TECHNOLOGY AND STARTUPS

Facebook users around the globe have been experiencing a mysterious forced mass log out

Samsung Galaxy S21 now available for preorder in Bangladesh

A regional startup to follow

Hellotask is an app-based platform that upskills domestic workers in Bangladesh. It connects them to employment opportunities as on-demand, verified maid services to households.

SPORTS CORNER

Kumar Sangakkara joins Rajasthan Royals as director of cricket

Joe Root was run out on 186 by Sri Lanka but kept England running in the second Test

KEEP IT SHARP

What can be lost but not returned?

HERE'S SOMETHING INTERESTING

In Nepal, there exist several living goddesses known as the Kumari. They are prepubescent girls who are believed to be physical manifestations of divine entities worshiped by Hindus and Buddhists.

OF ART AND ARTISTS

If you’re looking for a place to get your comic fix, take a look at Brainded India - a hub for all sorts of artists to showcase their humor and art.

ANSWER

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"A girl should be two things: who and what she wants" 

— Coco Chanel

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