Weekly Footnotes: Google Pixel 6 unveiling, LinkedIn employees remote work, Saudi Arabia giving opportunities…

Google Pixel 6 is coming soon with its in-house developed Tensor chip.

Though Google hasn’t confirmed the exact date of launch, Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro are pretty much official and it is most likely coming in the fall this year.
The most interesting part of the unveiling is that these phones will run with their custom Tensor Chip.

LinkedIn employees can work remotely when Covid-19 restrictions lift.

In a LinkedIn article on July 29, Ryan Roslansky, CEO of LinkedIn said he is embracing the hybrid structure. He is expecting more employees working remotely than before when everything was normal. He also detached the earlier expectation of being in the office 50% of the time.
Footnote: LinkedIn Article by Ryan Roslansky

50,000 tonnes of rice is going to be imported from India to Bangladesh.

The proposal of the food department to purchase 50,000 tonnes of non-basmati boiled rice has been approved by the cabinet committee on the purchase. It is reported that the import rateΒ is Tk 32 per kilogram which is 32% lower than the local wholesalers of coarse grain offer.
Footnote: The Daily Star

Saudi Arabia is going to allow its nonresidents to run businesses without local sponsors.

Saudi Arabia permits its nonresidents to run businesses if they are registered. Saudi Government promised all sorts of support to the businesses once they are registered. The new amendment to the Anti-Commercial Concealment law would pave the way for South Asians living in the kingdom to run an independent business.
Footnote: The Prothom Alo

$650 billion have been approved by IMF Governors to aid the sustainable economic growth of the global economy.

According to the press release of IMF, this ground-breaking approval of SDR allocation is meant to support the member developing countries that have been seeing an enormous financial crisis since the surge of Covid-19. It will be effective on August 23, 2021.
Footnote: IMF Press Release

The $2.7 million pre-A series funds have been raised by Krishify, an Indian agrotech company.

Three IIT graduates co-founded the company, a community and a platform for both farmers and retailers that aims to change the Agriculture ecosystem in India. This agriculture digitalizing and innovative company received the $2.7 million funds led by Omidyar Network India, Ankur Capital, and Orios Ventures. The angel investors who are participated are Nitin Kaushal and Chakradhar Gade, co-founders of Country Delight.
Footnote: ET

Twitter is going to collaborate with Reuters and the Associated Press to confront the rise of disinformation in its messaging site.Β 

The partnership among them is made to tackle the disinformation that is spreading on the messaging site. The partnership may enable Twitter to remove the misleading content which has the prone to go viral through the site.
Footnote: BBC