In order to prevent corona (Covid-19), the pressure has started to start mass vaccination activities in the country on the virtual registration platform 'Surokka'. From this app and website now more than 5 thousand per minute.The platform has successfully verified and registered the NIDs of a total of 14 lakh 60 thousand citizens from 9 am to 12:30 pm on Saturday. In all, more than 2 crore 16 lakh registrations have been made till this day.An official from the Department of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) said on condition of anonymity that the DIDS attack was carried out on August 4 and 5 for security reasons outside the country. Then in 48 hours 2 crore 36 lakh clicks were made from within the country. On the other hand, only 1 crore 20 lakhs from Hungary and a total of 36 million clicks from abroad. As a result, some people are embarrassed to use it at that time. Realizing the matter, registration from outside the country has been stopped. As a result, 15 percent of the registration capacity is now being used. Security has a total registration capacity of 16 crore. That means 50 thousand people can register every second.Earlier, State Minister for ICT Junaid Ahmed Palak had said that the ‘Surokka’ has a capacity of 5 million registrations per day. Registration for the coronavirus vaccine began on January 26. After that, the vaccination program started from February 8. Due to low stock of ticks, the registration process of ticks was suspended from June 6. Later, at the end of June, the registration of tickers started again. Then, on July 14, the registration for the vaccine crossed the one crore milestone.
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State Minister for Information and Technology Junaid Ahmed Palak has called for the inclusion of e-commerce in the curriculum of primary, secondary and higher secondary students for acquiring knowledge of e-commerce. Palak made the call at the 10th master class of the Women and E-Commerce Forum (WEF), a popular Facebook group of women entrepreneurs, on Saturday (April 24th). The main theme of this year's master class was Business Sustainability: From Plateau to Peak.Education Minister Dipu Moni was the chief guest in this program. Requested the Minister of Education to include e-commerce in the textbooks, Palak said, "If we can include the basic knowledge of e-commerce in textbooks or textbooks for 4 and a half crore students, then we can include it in the Women and e-commerce guide or curriculum for every student." That part of the commerce digital lifestyle, however, will be possible to deliver in the morning. During the last 12 months, it has been possible to provide various emergency services through e-commerce, which has resulted in people getting the benefits of e-commerce at home. E-commerce has surpassed the growth of the last 12 years in 12 months, said Palak.
The Innovative Global University (IGU) of the United States has embarked on a new venture to initiate students to acquire skills suitable for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The university, run by Abubakar Hanip, a renowned 'Magicman' engineer, is set to become the beacon of the future in Vienna, Virginia, with the aim of building human resources for every student with science and technology-based skills.Visiting Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen inaugurated the activities of the university at noon local time on Saturday. And through this, another chapter was added to the journey of Bengalis in the multinational American society. In this, a hard-working and talented Bangladeshi immigrant became a part of history.The minister termed the event as the first Bangladeshi-owned educational institution to be established on the golden centenary of Bangabandhu's birth and the golden jubilee of independence as a unique initiative for Bengali-speaking expatriates. At the event, a scholarship of around Tk 2 crore was announced every year for the students who want to study from Bangladesh. Engineer Abubakar Hanip also said that two scholarships will be given in the name of Dr. Abdul Momen at the bachelor's and master's level.Ambassador of Bangladesh M. Shahidul Islam, Rokeya Haider, Head of Voice of America Bangla Department, IGU Professor Dr. Mikhail Cobb, Chief Financial Officer Farhana Hanip and two students of the University Amit Gupta and Natalia Jagon spoke.The university has Masters in Cyber Security and Masters and Bachelor's degrees in Science and Information Technology and Business Administration. In addition, there are several certificate courses in computer and IT.The company also plans to launch a number of courses in health care, nursing, data science, and artificial intelligence soon.
Despite the huge growth in internet penetration in Bangladesh over the past decades, approximately 4 to 5 million small retailers (dokandar) holds more than 98% of all Bangladesh retail and trade market, which directly connect 180+ million population of Bangladesh.In the decades-old traditional systems, every week, these retailers buy 35% of their shop essentials: talking to 50-60 different single branded salespeople for placing orders. For the rest of the 65 % of their shop essentials: they need to close their shop and invest time in traveling to the wholesale market, negotiate, buy, and then manage logistics to bring products to their shops. Otherwise, they need to buy from the brokers, who provide them this service, with an undisclosed premium of 20-50%.chowkbazar.com, an online wholesale marketplace for small retailers, launches in Dhaka with an ambition to solve these problems for small retailers. Small retailers can buy all of their business goods from chowkbazar.com without leaving their shops. Likewise traditional wholesale market, a small shop owner can search for his desired products, price, quantity with different brands and sellers, even he can find the prices of a single product offered by many different sellers, which ultimately give him a scope to buy the best product with least possible wholesale price in Bangladesh. Normally the majority of the small shop owners aren’t tech-savvy. To make them comfortable with the online buying phenomenon as well as placing orders on regular basis, chowkbazar.com has route-wise dedicated sales executives who visit the small retailers weekly to check their stocks and help them place orders. Once you place an order, it is then forwarded to the sellers, Chowkbazar’s delivery person then picks up the package from sellers and delivers it to the small shop owners. From placing an order to delivery, the whole process takes 6-48 hours. The most important benefit the small retailers getting from chowkbazar.com is that: they can directly purchase the products from the manufacturers, importers, which eliminate the middleman i.e dealer, distributor, brokers, etc. and can save 5-50% of their procurement cost. To avail, chowkbazar.com charges a delivery fee of 0-10 taka (depending on products) per kilogram as a delivery cost, which is the current main revenue stream of chowkbazar.com. Currently, chowkbazar.com is available only in Dhaka and covers mobile phone, mobile accessories, electrical, lighting, hand tools and a number of verticals. The company, however, gradually plans to get into medicine and grocery as well as expand its services across the country.
Junaid Ahmed Palak was speaking at a press conference on Saturday (January 18th) at the BCC auditorium at the ICT Tower in Agargaon, titled "12 Years of Digital Bangladesh Moving Forward Under the Leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina".Internet facilities will be ensured for all in 2021. At the same time, by 2021, 2 million young people will be employed in the ICT sector, said Junaid Ahmed Palak, State Minister for Information and Communication Technology.Junaid Ahmed Palak said, "Since 2008, more than 1.5 million young people have been employed in the ICT sector in the last 12 years. By December 2021, we expect this number to reach 20 lakhs. The government has emphasized on creating skilled people to meet the challenges and exploit the potential of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Training has already started on state-of-the-art technology blockchain, robotics, AI, AR, VR, cloud computing, 3D technology. Sheikh Hasina Institute of Frontier Technology is being developed. ’He said, ‘In the last 12 years, a strong ICT backbone has been created in the country, which has led to the expansion of information and communication technology to rural areas. The country's 3,600 unions now have broadband internet connectivity. Internet service will be ensured for all by 2021. In the last 10 months, 1 lakh youths have been employed in e-commerce in Corona. With the creation of the ICT backbone, it has been possible to maintain office-court, medical services, education and business activities while maintaining social distance during the Corona epidemic. Post Covid-19 has been planned and submitted to the Ministry. ’
Honorable ICT Affairs Adviser to the Hon'ble Prime Minister, Mr Sajeeb
Wazed addressing at the "PayPal+Xoom Connectivity Launch in Bangladesh
& Freelancers' Conference Inauguration Ceremony...
Honorable State Minister for ICT Division, Mr. Zunaid Ahmed Palak
addressing at the "PayPal+Xoom Connectivity Launch in Bangladesh &
Freelancers' Conference Inauguration Ceremony"