Thu, 11 Aug 2022

DHAKA -- The Bangladeshi government has formulated a new export policy with a target to facilitate receipts of annual 80 billion U.S. dollars by 2024.

A host of incentives including low-interest loans under the new export policy has been planned to facilitate receipts of annual 80 billion U.S. dollars by the 2023-24 fiscal year (July 2023-June 2024).

The new export policy was approved at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Wednesday. (Bangladesh-Export Policy)

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NEW DELHI -- Educational institutions across India have been shut for the most part over the last one-and-a-half years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Delhi, air pollution has also played a spoilsport, particularly over the past couple of months, impacting the education sector to a great extent. (India-Education-COVID-19, ROUNDUP)

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SYDNEY -- An Australian-led international research team has unlocked a key to making existing frontline antibiotics work again against the deadly bacteria that cause pneumonia.

The research, led by Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, was published in Cell Reports on Wednesday. It discovered how to repurpose a molecule called PBT2 -- originally developed as a potential treatment for disorders such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases -- to break bacterial resistance to commonly used frontline antibiotics. (Australia-Research-Antibiotic)

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NEW DELHI -- Indian Army Chief Manoj Mukund Naravane said on Wednesday that "appropriate action" will be taken against troops who allegedly killed 14 civilians in a botched operation and subsequent violence in the northeastern state of Nagaland.

Naravane regretted last month's incident in Nagaland's Mon district, in which a trooper was also killed. (India-Army-Investigation)

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DHAKA -- The World Bank has forecasted 6.9-percent GDP growth for Bangladesh in the fiscal year of 2022-23 (July 2022-June 2023).

The Washington-based lender made the projection in its latest Global Economic Prospects report released on Wednesday. (Bangladesh-World Bank-Growth)

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BANGKOK -- Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha ordered on Wednesday the launch of a new tourism campaign under the theme "Amazing Thailand New Chapter," hoping to revive the hard-hit tourism sector.

According to government spokesperson Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, the campaign aims to facilitate tourism sustainability and safety. (Thailand-PM-Tourism)

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