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Amazon hiring 100,000 employees

Amazon will be hiring another 100,000 people to keep up with a surge of online orders. The company said the new hires will help pack, ship or sort orders, working in part-time and full-time roles, reports AP. Amazon said the jobs are not related to its typical holiday hiring. Business has been booming for the Seattle-based online behemoth. Amazon made ...

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UK signs first major post-Brexit trade deal with Japan

The UK has struck its first major post-Brexit trade pact after signing a deal with Japan that aims to boost trade between the countries by about £15bn. International Trade Secretary Liz Truss said it was a “historic moment”. She said it would bring “new wins” for British businesses in manufacturing, food and drink, and tech industries. Critics said while the ...

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TCB starts open sale of onion at Tk 30

The Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) has started selling onions at a subsidised rate of Tk 30 per kg across the country in efforts to keep the increasingly volatile market of the essential stable. The state-run agency began the selling of onion on Sunday morning. Apart from the onion, state-run Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) will some other essential items, ...

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Want to have watermelon? Don’t wait for the season!

Watermelon, a delicious fruit, is usually grown in the dry season. But 20 farmers of Natundia and Gowara villages in Rupsha upazila of Khulna district achieved an enviable success by farming it during its off-season. They cultivated watermelon on bamboo platforms near fish enclosures and brought a marked change in their fate. Watermelons were hanging like pumpkins on bamboo platforms ...

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Peloton sales surge as virus boosts home workouts

Peloton, which won an early celebrity fanbase for its exercise bikes and remote workout classes, has seen demand surge during the pandemic. The firm’s global membership base hit 3.1 million at the end of June, more than double a year earlier, as gym closures due to Covid-19 increased demand for at-home workouts. The jump in sign-ups lifted revenue to $607m ...

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Covid vaccine: 8,000 jumbo jets needed to deliver doses globally, says IATA

Shipping a coronavirus vaccine around the world will be the “largest transport challenge ever” according to the airline industry. The equivalent of 8,000 Boeing 747s will be needed, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said. There is no Covid-19 vaccine yet, but IATA is already working with airlines, airports, global health bodies and drug firms on a global airlift ...

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US to block key exports from Xinjiang, China

The US is to block key exports from China’s Xinjiang region due to allegations that they are produced using forced labour. The proposed bans include cotton and tomato products which are two of China’s major commodity exports. The Trump administration has been ratcheting up pressure on China for its treatment of Xinjiang’s Uighur Muslims. In recent years China has massively ...

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KIDS IN CRISIS OVER COVID

See, Hear, Respond set up to support those who have become vulnerable throughout the coronavirus pandemic More than a million parents1 believe their child could benefit from professional help in the wake of the coronavirus lockdown, according to a new survey by Barnardo’ s . The poll of more than 1,000 British parents conducted by YouGov2 for the leading children’s ...

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Evaly: Cheating in the name of e-commerce

The government should introduce a new policy to regulate the emerging e-commerce sector, which became vulnerable to risks after the alleged fraudulence by Evaly came to light recently, experts have said. Around 3.7 million registered customers on Evaly platform are at risk of uncertainty as the central bank has put a halt in the financial transactions of the company. Policy ...

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Samsung wins $6.6 billion Verizon 5G order

Samsung Electronics clinched a $6.6 billion agreement to provide 5G network equipment to Verizon in the United States, a regulatory filing showed Monday, expanding its presence in the strategically crucial market. The South Korean tech giant said the massive deal was equivalent to 3.4 percent of its total worldwide sales last year, and a “long-term strategic contract”. Washington has banned ...

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