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Month: August 2023

British Council introduces first-ever GREAT Talks in Bangladesh focusing on climate change

British Council introduces first-ever GREAT Talks in Bangladesh focusing on climate change

Breaking News, Education
The British Council curated the first-ever GREAT Talk sessions in Bangladesh to discuss and explore discourse aimed at tackling the pressing challenges of climate change. The GREAT Talks sessions on climate change were part of a series that started in India on 24 August and closed in Bangladesh on 31 August. GREAT Talk is a lecture series that celebrates UK professionals from diverse areas, including technology, arts, film, scientists, science communicators, environment, design and creative industries, sports, space, and politics. It is a part of the GREAT Campaign, the UK government's initiative to promote the UK internationally as a GREAT place to visit, study and do business. In Bangladesh the GREAT Talk sessions were held at the North South University and the British Council's audito...
Rakib Mosabbir’s music is top on the official channel of the 3 popular audio companies.

Rakib Mosabbir’s music is top on the official channel of the 3 popular audio companies.

Breaking News, Entertainment
Online Desk : Rakib Mosabbir's music composition is at the top on the company's official channel of the country's three popular audio production companies. The song 'Mon Pinjira' sung by Shilpi Biswas with the music and tunes of Rakib Mosabbir is at number 1 on the official YouTube channel of the country's popular audio production company 'CD Choice Music'. The current views of the song 'Mon Pinjira' have crossed 80 million. The lyrics of the song are written by Sheikh Suman Emdad. After that, the song 'Mon Pajore' sung by Kazi Shuvo, Music by Rakib Mosabbir and arranged by Rakib Mosabbir on the official YouTube channel of another one of the most popular audio production companies 'Laser Vision' in the country, is at number 1. The current views of the song are 27 million. The lyrics of ...
WaterAid hands over WASH facilities to school, community clinic

WaterAid hands over WASH facilities to school, community clinic

Breaking News, National
Modern sanitation and safe water facilities including separate arrangements for girls, have been handed over to Haji Rais Ali Ucchya Bidyalaya (high school) and Rahmatpur Community Clinic in Chhatak, Sunamganj. WaterAid Bangladesh with support from The Coca-Cola Foundation and iDEA built the facilities under a project styled “Promoting Water Replenishment and WASH Services” for climate vulnerable people. Students, community members and invited guests were present at the events organised on Monday and Tuesday to hand over the new water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) facilities. "Proper operation and maintenance are essential for sustainability of this sanitation complex,” WaterAid Bangladesh's Country Director Hasin Jahan, said at the school compound, asking teachers and students to ...
Seminar on ‘Exploring Smart Grids, Shaping the Future of Sustainable Energy’ held at UIU

Seminar on ‘Exploring Smart Grids, Shaping the Future of Sustainable Energy’ held at UIU

Breaking News, Education
Smart Grid Solution: Empowering the Future of Power Distribution – with this motto a Seminar on ‘Exploring Smart Grids, Shaping the Future of Sustainable Energy’ was held yesterday at 2:30 PM at UIU Campus, United City, Madani Avenue, Dhaka. The Seminar was organized by Dhaka Power Distribution Company Limited (DPDC) and Co-Funded by the European Union (EU) and AFD. The facilitated by Centre for Energy Research (CER) of United International University (UIU) and the implementing partner NKSoft Corporation, USA. Mr. Bikash Dewan, Managing Director of Dhaka Power Distribution Company Limited (DPDC) was present as the Chief Guest. Mr. Abdul Alim, Project Director, CSCSG, DPDC, Vidussi Chiara, Programme Manager of EU, Chassatte Benoit, Country Director of AFD   were present as the Special Gu...
The Rise of Nutraceuticals: Balancing Hype and Scientific Evidence

The Rise of Nutraceuticals: Balancing Hype and Scientific Evidence

Breaking News, Opinion
Raisa Mehzabeen In recent years, the health and wellness industry has witnessed a surge in interest and consumption of nutraceuticals – a term coined from "nutrition" and "pharmaceutical." These products, often marketed as dietary supplements or functional foods, claim to provide various health benefits beyond basic nutrition. While the potential for improved health outcomes is enticing, it's essential to examine the underlying science and navigate through the marketing hype that sometimes surrounds these products. Nutraceuticals encompass a wide range of products, from vitamins, minerals, and herbal extracts to probiotics and specialized dietary supplements. They promise benefits such as enhanced immunity, improved cognitive function, better joint health, and more. The allure of...
Sanitation Data Command Center to Ensure a Sustainable Sanitation System

Sanitation Data Command Center to Ensure a Sustainable Sanitation System

Breaking News, National
The advancement towards a paperless, data-driven, interconnected, interoperable, integrated, and automated data ecosystem is now imperative to ensuring secure and sustainable sanitation within the nation. In this pursuit, the establishment of the Sanitation Data Command Center is underway. This center aims to expedite data-centric policy formulation and the execution of plans across city corporations, municipal areas, and various establishments nationwide. As a significant step towards this objective, a comprehensive workshop titled 'Finalization of Indicators for the Establishment of Sanitation Data Command Center' was held today at a prominent hotel in the capital. The event was a collaborative effort between the Department of Public Health Engineering and Aspire to Innovate-a2i, and wit...
MetLife Bangladesh launches fast-track dengue claims settlement service

MetLife Bangladesh launches fast-track dengue claims settlement service

Breaking News, Business
To support various community initiatives taken to fight dengue, MetLife Bangladesh has launched a fast-track service to settle dengue-related insurance claims on a priority basis. Through this service, customers will be able to get notified about their claims decision within just 3 hours of applying and then subsequently receive their claims faster than usual. The service is applicable for hospital expenses and death claims due to dengue. A customer will be eligible for 3-hour claims decision process upon sending the required documents to [email protected] email address by 12:30 p.m. on a working day. Commenting on the service, MetLife Bangladesh’s CEO Ala Ahmad said, "MetLife has always come forward with solutions to help communities tackle challenges. This dedicated ...
Grameenphone, Symphony partners to launch affordable 4G smartphone

Grameenphone, Symphony partners to launch affordable 4G smartphone

Breaking News, Business
Grameenphone, the connectivity partner to Smart Bangladesh, has teamed up with Symphony Mobile, the smartphone brand of Edison group, to introduce the new co-branded 4G handset Symphony G26 in the market. This collaboration aims at democratizing connectivity through ensuring affordable smartphone solution, especially among the non-smartphone users, thereby enabling digital adoption and catalyzing the ‘Smart Bangladesh’ ambition. A launching ceremony in this regard was organized at the Grameenphone Experience Center in GP House, where Jakaria Shahid, Managing Director, Symphony and Solaiman Alam, Chief Digital Officer, Grameenphone unveiled the new handset. From Grameenphone, Mohd. Aulad Hossain, Head of Sales and Customer Management and on behalf of Symphony, Munim Md. Istiaque, Head of...
Realme held Fan Fest’23 with festivity on 5th anniversary

Realme held Fan Fest’23 with festivity on 5th anniversary

Breaking News, Technology
On the occasion of realme’s fifth anniversary, the youth-favorite brand organized Fan Fest 2023! The day-long event filled with an array of exciting activities celebrated the brand’s Leap Up spirit, at Fortis Downtown Resort.   realme has made space in the hearts of all young smartphone users within a short time. To share the joy of their success and anniversary together with their greatest supporters, realme Fan Fest was organized. This year’s Fan Fest was arranged under the theme “Leap Up,” symbolizing realme’s mission to inspire its users to break boundaries and unlock their true potential. The festivities surpassed the previous years, enabling realme’s community of fans to connect and interact with each other. The grand and fun-filled day was attended by 50 guests, consisting 40 ...
ULAB-GED organized seminar on Sufism of South Asia

ULAB-GED organized seminar on Sufism of South Asia

Breaking News, Education
The Department of General Education (GED) of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) organized a Seminar titled “How circumstances changed the attitude of intellectuals towards South Asian Sufism” on August 22, 2023. The Keynote was given by Dr Amit Dey who is Asutosh Professor of Medieval and Modern Indian History, University of Calcutta, West Bengal, India. The Seminar started with a welcome speech by Professor Dr. Imran Rahman, Vice Chancellor ULAB. The speaker Amit Dey in his speech focused on the process of interpreting sufism which kept on changing due to changing socio economic and other developments. At the last stage, the discussion became livelier through the question and answer session of the distinguished scholars, anthropologists, researchers, guests, ULAB fa...