Timeframe: 11th September – 17th September 2021
Contributors: Shudipto Ahmed, Zaima Nuzhat, Sayere Nazabi Sayem, aand Tawsif Zaman
SME Foundation to disburse Tk200 crore in loans by December
Women entrepreneurs will get 30% of the fund and 40% will go to those in the manufacturing sector. The rest of the money will be disbursed to those engaged in the trading business across the country.
Nineteen banks and non-bank financial institutions will be providing loans of Tk1-50 lakh.
2. Trade & Business
Evaly has liabilities over Tk1000cr
In the primary interrogation after arrest, controversial e-commerce platform Evaly’s CEO Mohammad Rassel told the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) that his company owes more than Tk1,000 crore to the customers and suppliers.
Pakistan set to tour Bangladesh after T20 World Cup
Pakistan national cricket team is all set to tour Bangladesh in November-December for a three-match T20I and two-match Test series. Pakistan last visited Bangladesh in 2016 for the Asia Cup. Bangladesh toured Pakistan last year, but the tour was disturbed due to the outbreak of Covid-19 around the world.
The visitors will start the tour with the T20 series with all matches taking place at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka on November 19, 20 and 22. The first Test will be held at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on November 26, the second Test will take place in Dhaka on December 4.
Reopening of Universities: In-person classes to resume once all students innoculated
UGC member estimated that about 15 to 20 percent of all university students do not possess NID cards
2. Students without an NID will be able to register using their birth certificate
3. Registrations for the vaccine to be completed by September 27
4. Academic councils and syndicates to decide date of reopening after all students have been registered
Farmers eying bumper ginger production in Rangpur region
The government provided quality seeds to enhance production, ensuring proper crop diversification and land management to attain self-reliance
6. Expert Opinion
Not enough time for students to register for vaccines
We are skeptical about the recent government decision that any university can resume in-person classes if all of its students complete online registration to get the Covid-19 vaccine by September 27. Earlier, the deadline for reopening the universities was set at October 15.
7. National News
Locals at Pabna lose their belongings from Padma erosion due to illegal sand lifting
Among the affected who lost their shelter are 20 families from Aria-Gohailbari village under Pabna Sadar Upazila. According to the villagers, dredging by influential quarters at the river and surrounding areas for the past few months led to erosion. Another hundred people had to change places. Law-maker of Pabna-5 has alerted WDB to take action rapidly. WDB has decided to set geo bags in that area to prevent erosion
8. Achievements of Bangladeshis
Universal Postal Union (UPU) Gold award accoladed to Nubaysha Islam, an eighth-grader at Sylhet Ananda Niketon School
Nubaysha competed with 100,000 youths in the International Letter-Writing Competition 2021 and secured the place of the Gold winner. Her letter, consisting of 800 words, was directed to her sister expressing her affection towards her dear ones and her worry of losing them in the Covid-19 pandemic.
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