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Month: November 2023

UIU Team World Champion in International Blockchain Olympiad 2023

UIU Team World Champion in International Blockchain Olympiad 2023

Breaking News, Education
The “Team Apocalypse” of United International University became the World Champion (Gold Winner) in the International Blockchain Olympiad (IBCOL) 2023. The final round of competition was held on 17 November 2023 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Founded in 2017, the International Blockchain Olympiad (IBCOL) continues to provide students from around the world with a platform to address real-world challenges using cutting-edge blockchain solutions. With participants from 20 countries including Bangladesh, Canada, China, Europe, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, Philippines, Russia, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and Vietnam, IBCOL 2023 brought together a diverse array of perspectives and expertise. Around 45 teams participated f...
E-cigarettes and vaping should be banned

E-cigarettes and vaping should be banned

Breaking News, National
Hit-not-burn and e-cigarettes or vaping is a new weapon to get the young generation addicted, which is a serious threat to this generation. Tobacco companies are cleverly marketing these products to the youth. Therefore, to protect the young society of the country, e-cigarettes or vaping should be banned now, said the health sector of Dhaka Ahsaniya Mission. This demand was announced in a human chain titled 'Ban e-cigarettes and vaping' organized by the health sector of Dhaka Ahsania Mission in front of the National Press Club, Today ( 25 November 2023). Speakers at the human chain quoted the World Health Organization as saying that all emerging tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, have been identified by the World Health Organization as products of deadly harm to health. Even, ...
Community Clinic to provide anti-hypertensive medicine

Community Clinic to provide anti-hypertensive medicine

Breaking News, National
In order to safeguard the hypertensive population in Bangladesh, the government has recently taken a decision to include the medicine for hypertension in the drug list of Community Clinic. Speedy implementation of this decision can play an important role in ensuring free anti-hypertensive medicine for the marginalized population along with controlling the growing prevalence of hypertension-related non-communicable diseases. At the same time, necessary budget must be allocated to ensure an uninterrupted supply of the medicine at Community Clinic and Upazila Health Complex. These information and recommendations were highlighted at a virtual workshop for journalists titled "Hypertension Control in Bangladesh" on 18th November 2023. The workshop was organized by research and advocacy organizat...
Opportunity to participate in Space Exploration Olympiad

Opportunity to participate in Space Exploration Olympiad

Breaking News, Technology
Bangladesh Innovation Forum & Space Innovation Camp is going to organize for the first time in Bangladesh "Space Exploration Olympiad" Powered by ACI Pure Salt to develop students in space science, space robotics, space technology and innovation, solar system, galaxy, space programming and cosmology. Children aged 6-9, 10-12 and 13-14 years can participate in this Olympiad in 3 groups. Focusing on the Olympiad 8 Astronaut Camp will be held in 8 Division, 100 School Campaign, District wise data bootcamp, Also, space scientists and researchers from 10 countries will join the event. The final exam will be held next February with those selected through 2 preliminary and secondary online exams according to the age of the children. In the final exam, 9 people from 3 groups will be sele...
Dr. Md Gias U Ahsan is the new Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Canadian University of Bangladesh

Dr. Md Gias U Ahsan is the new Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Canadian University of Bangladesh

Breaking News, Education
Prof. Dr. Md Gias U Ahsan has been appointed as the Pro Vice-Chancellor of The Canadian University of Bangladesh (CUB). On 19th November, at a town hall meeting at the Canadian University of Bangladesh, he was introduced by the Chairman of the Canadian University of Bangladesh, Dr. Chowdhury Nafeez Sarafat. Before joining CUB, Professor Gias U Ahsan served over 30 years of practical experience as a brilliant academic leader and researcher at the North South University (NSU), Health Sector ( DGHS) and World Health Organization (SEARO/ WHO). He presented keynote lectures at a large number of prestigious international and national conferences. The Mahidol University of Thailand has awarded him the Outstanding Alumnus 2015 and 2018 awards. His alma mater is Sylhet MAG Osmani Medica...
Masterclass on “Collaborating with a Film Crew” held at ULAB

Masterclass on “Collaborating with a Film Crew” held at ULAB

Breaking News, Education
The Dhaka International Mobile Film Festival (DIMFF) organized the highly anticipated masterclass for filmmakers, students, and enthusiasts to gain insights from one of the industry's most accomplished professionals, at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh, on 17 November 2023.  The exclusive Masterclass on "Collaborating with a Film Crew: Work Effectively and Efficiently." was conducted by Pantha Rahman, also known as Andalib Rubayet. This Masterclass presented a rare opportunity for attendees to interact with Pantha Rahman, gaining valuable insights into filmmaking's collaborative and technical aspects.  Pantha Rahman shared how to explore innovative approaches to filmmaking, especially in the context of mobile devices, the importance of understanding the dynamics of working harmo...
Grameenphone’s Head of Marketing Farha Naz Zaman recognized as Asia’s Top Outstanding Woman Marketeer of the Year

Grameenphone’s Head of Marketing Farha Naz Zaman recognized as Asia’s Top Outstanding Woman Marketeer of the Year

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Farha Naz Zaman, Head of Marketing of Grameenphone, has been honored with prestigious Asia’s Top Outstanding Woman Marketeer of the Year award by the Asia Marketing Federation (AMF). The award ceremony was held in Thailand recently, where Farha Naz Zaman was acknowledged among esteemed peers and industry leaders across Asia. Asia Marketing Federation (AMF) is a reputed governing body in Asia for recognizing outstanding achievements in the field of marketing across the region. AMF acknowledged Farha Naz Zaman for her exceptional leadership, contribution, and innovation in the field of marketing which has successfully realized Grameenphone’s strategic vision, leading innovative approaches, and ultimately improving the convenience of millions of customers across the country. Expressing...
Inauguration of NBL Banasree sub-branch 

Inauguration of NBL Banasree sub-branch 

Breaking News, Business
National Bank Limited's Banasree sub-branch officially started on Sunday, 19 November 2023. It was inaugurated as the 44th sub-branch under the Malibagh branch of Dhaka. NBL Deputy Managing Director Syed Rois Uddin inaugurated the sub-branch as the chief guest. Head of Branches Operations Division & SEVP Nizam Ahmed, Regional Head & SEVP of Dhaka (South) Md Meshkat-ul-Anwar Khan and VP & Manager of Malibagh Branch Md Shahidul Islam spoke on the occasion. Heads of different divisions of the head office, In-charge of Banasree sub-branch, bank officials along with renowned businesspersons and local dignitaries were also present at the event. In the inauguration ceremony, the chief guest expressed hope that the local residents will now be able to complete banking activities through...
Ban E-Cigarettes to Protect New Generation: e-CAB

Ban E-Cigarettes to Protect New Generation: e-CAB

Breaking News, National
Hit-not-burn or e-cigarettes are a new weapon to get the young generation addicted. Which is a serious threat to this generation. Therefore, it is necessary to ban e-cigarettes right away to protect the young society of the country, said to the members of the E-Commerce Association of Bangladesh (e-CAB). The speakers said these things in a discussion meeting organized by Dhaka Ahsania Mission, Health Sector at the e-CAB office in Banani of the capital today. The Keynote is presented by Shariful Islam, Coordinator of the tobacco control project, Dhaka Ahsania Mission. It said that, all emerging tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, have been identified by the World Health Organization as products of deadly harm to health. Even, e-cigarettes have been cited as a gateway to using tobacc...
Microsoft Bangladesh empowers Transcom Group’s Digital Transformation Journey

Microsoft Bangladesh empowers Transcom Group’s Digital Transformation Journey

Breaking News, Technology
Transcom Group, one of Bangladesh’s largest business conglomerates, has joined hands with Microsoft to accelerate digitization across all business operations. Transcom Group entered a partnership with cloud solution partner Elevate Solutions Limited to build a robust, cost-efficient, and seamless digital foundation, modernize employee experience, and enhance customer service. Transcom Group, with Microsoft’s assistance, will be running all its twelve SBUs (strategic business units) on Microsoft Azure. The Azure cloud platform has more than 200 products and cloud services designed to help build, run, and manage applications across multiple clouds and on-premises, with all the necessary tools and frameworks of choice. The company has also taken Microsoft Sentinel, a cloud-native security in...