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BDU launched online library

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Digital University, the country's first digital university, has launched an online library for students after launching online classes during the Corona period.The online library was inaugurated on Thursday (June 18) by the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Dr. Munaj Ahmed Noor. University Registrar (Additional Responsibilities) Md. Ashraf Uddin, Senior Systems Analyst Muhammad Shahinul Kabir, and other members of the BDU family were present.At this time BDU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Munaj Ahmed Noor said, “Since the beginning of Coronavirus (Covid-19), our students have been completing tasks such as online classes, group work, presentations and submission of assignments. Their presence here is more than 90 percent. We are taking these classes in a flipped method in Collaborative Learning Pedagogy. Students are taking classes online using the university's own supervised learning management system and virtual machine (VM). We have added an online library for students to enrich their online learning.


6047 accused got bail in the virtual hearing in 5 days

Through virtual presence, 6,046 more accused have been granted bail in various cases in the last five working days from all lower courts across the country. A total of 73,116 bail applications have been heard in a total of 25 working days since the start of the virtual court proceedings across the country on May 11. Of these, 39,202 accused have been granted bail by the virtual court.Mohammad Saifur Rahman, spokesperson of the Supreme Court and special officer of the High Court Division, told reporters on Saturday.According to him, 536 children have been granted bail through virtual courts in 25 working days. In the meantime, 481 children have been informed to their parents.Saifur Rahman further said that 6,047 accused have been granted bail in 12,697 bail applications disposed of in a virtual hearing in the lower court last week. Of these, 1,353 accused have been granted bail in Dhaka division. In the second-highest Mymensingh division, 1,190 accused have been granted bail.Besides, 938 accused in Chittagong division, 354 in Rangpur division, 195 in Barisal division, 714 in Rajshahi division, 805 in Khulna division and 381 in Sylhet division were granted bail last week. Incidentally, on May 10, the Supreme Court administration directed to hold a bail hearing only in the virtual court of the lower court. There is also a chamber court in the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court and multiple virtual benches in the High Court Division. From then on, the bail hearing started in the virtual court in the lower court


Grameenphone launched Volti service

After Robi, Grameenphone has launched Volatile (Voice over LTE) service across the country. Grameenphone subscribers will get this LTE network facility only if they have a Volt-enabled handset, Forge SIM and coverage.Regarding the launch of the new service, Grameenphone's Chief Marketing Officer Mohammad Sajjad Hasib said, "Grameenphone customers will be able to enjoy this facility at regular call rates."He said that Grameenphone's website has a list of Volt-enabled handsets and if the new handset is updated on the network, the website information will be updated accordingly. If the customer has a Volti handset (listed on Grameenphone's website) with Forge SIM, Forge coverage and necessary settings, they will be able to enjoy Volta service automatically.In the case of calls through Vonti technology service, two customers get 50% faster call connection time and HD quality voice call experience.


The World Bank has approved 78.5 million dollar for digital projects in Bangladesh

The World Bank has released 78.5 billion for the Digital Entrepreneurship Project to empower digital people in the Covid-19 epidemic. Of this, 500 million has been approved for private investment and digital entrepreneurship projects. And another project called Enhancing Digital Government and Economy has approved  28.5 million.This information was given in a press release sent from the Dhaka office of the World Bank on Saturday (June 20).According to the announcement, signed by World Bank Country Director Mercy Tembon, the Enhancing Digital Government and Economy project will establish an integrated, cloud-computing digital platform for government agencies and improve cyber-security. This will save 2 billion in public sector IT investment.The project will create employment for one lakh women, train one lakh youth in digital and disruptive technologies. The project will help digitize small and medium enterprises and strategic industries.The Digital Entrepreneurship project will set up the first Digital Entrepreneurship Center in Dhaka at the Software Technology Park and transform it into a green building. It will attract domestic and foreign private investment, including in the IT and ITES sectors. This project will create 1 lakh employment opportunities. Besides, 1 lakh unemployed will get various types of training. In the economic zone, 20 percent of jobs will be allocated for women.


New connection to telecom service

BTCL has strengthened automation for the purpose of providing customer friendly services. As part of this, the state-owned company has introduced the facility to apply online for a new telephone connection.Mohammad Morshed, General Manager, BTCL, said that from now on, new telephone connections can be applied for by downloading and installing the Telesheba app from the Google Play Store on Android phones or through BTCL's website www.telesheba.gov.bd. At present, a free telephone connection is being offered across the country on the occasion of Mujib Year. In this case, to get a new connection, only the security deposit has to be paid through the bank.He also said that the system of paying security deposit online without going to the bank at home will be introduced soon. Incidentally, in October last year, the ‘Telesheba’ app was launched to expedite the settlement of telephone and internet service complaints


AI will teach Innovation and Entrepreneur Development Academy Establishment Project

On Thursday, June 18, a training on "Artificial Intelligence" or Kritris Intelligence is going to be organized online under the Bangladesh Computer Council of the Department of Information and Communication Technology "Innovation and Entrepreneur Development Academy Establishment Project." The training will start at 10 am after the inauguration ceremony through video conferencing under the project "Education for Nation".The resource person for the training will be Associate Professor of Osaka University, Japan and Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE), University of Dhaka. Md. Atiqur Rahman Ahad, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at BUET. M Sohail Rahman and Professor of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at United International University. Mohammad Nurul Huda.According to the organizers, the whole event will be broadcast live on the official Facebook page of "Startup Bangladesh" (https://www.facebook.com/LetsStartupBD/) from 10 am on Thursday, June 18. More than 60 trainees from Sylhet Division will take part in the training through the online platform Zoom. The day-long training will cover "Artificial Intelligence" and Machine Learning, AI-based research on Covid-19 and Computer Vision and IoT Sensor-based Activity Recognition (Health Care and other applications). Project Director (Additional Secretary) Syed Mojibul Haque said the training would provide participants with an opportunity to learn about "artificial intelligence" through experts.

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