Week 01 of 2021 – YPF Around the Globe

(1st JANUARY 2021 TO 7th JANUARY 2021 )
Contributors:
Oishee Eerada Maudud, Sabyasachi Karamker, Shanjida Hossain and Farhan Uddin Ahmed

Week 65 Economics & Business
Trump bans 8 Chinese apps

Donald Trump signed an executive order prohibiting transactions with 8 Chinese software applications, including Alipay, the payment platform owned by Ant Group, and WeChat Pay, which is owned by Tencent on 5th January 2021. This move came two weeks before the end of Trump’s term.

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/05/technology/china-app-ban.html

Week 65 Politics
Facebook, Instagram has blocked Trump's account for the rest of his presidential term

Twitter Inc, Facebook, and Snap Inc temporarily locked Trump’s accounts on Wednesday, as tech giants scrambled to crack down on his baseless claims about the U.S. presidential election and hundreds of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol.

Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-facebook/facebook-instagram-to-block-trumps-account-for-rest-of-his-presidential-term-idUSKBN29C27P

 

Week 65 Significant Corona Update
India to export COVID-19 vaccines 'within weeks'

India will begin exporting locally-made coronavirus vaccines within a fortnight of their launch, a foreign ministry official has told the BBC.

Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-55538092

Week 65 RMG
Fashion e-retailers around the globe embrace neuromarketing to enhance web traffic

Amongst the most appreciated applications of marketing research in the current scenario is the science of neuromarketing. Leading international e-com giants like Amazon, Forever 21, eBay and other e-com retailers are espousing advanced practices like heat-mapping based on brain waves and eye-tracking data in place of traditional surveys to retain emotional bond with diverse market segments they cater to.

Source: https://rmgbd.net/2021/01/fashion-e-retailers-around-the-globe-embrace-neuromarketing-to-enhance-web-traffic/

Week 65 Social & Education
Britain mourns a cherished education exchange program ended by Brexit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has vowed to replace the E.U.-wide Erasmus program with a national version, but former participants and university officials say the decision is shortsighted.

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/29/world/europe/brexit-erasmus-uk-eu.html

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