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Bangladesh-South Korea jointly launches "Ideathon" contest on startup

In order to increase the knowledge and skills of startups in Bangladesh as well as to develop the country's startup ecosystem, Bangladesh-South Korea is going to organize a "Ideathon (ideaTHON)" contest. The competition is being organized by iDEA project under Bangladesh Computer Council under the Department of Information and Communication Technology. The event is co-organized by the Korea Productivity Center (KPC) and the Korea Innovation Promotion Association (Kaipa). In addition, the Department of Information and Communication Technology of Bangladesh and the Bangladesh Computer Council and the Ministry of Justice of South Korea and the Global Startup Immigration Center are co-sponsoring the event. The top 5 innovative startups will be announced as the winners at the end of the final selection of this contest organized under the slogan “Let’s Start You Up”. The winners will receive 6 months of special training, incubation, funding, international patents, copyright and trademark assistance in South Korea. Besides, the best 25 teams will get special mentoring and certificates.Hon'ble State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Mr. Junaid Ahmed Palak, MP inaugurated the ideaTHON contest online as the chief guest on 19th September 2020 (Saturday) at 3 pm. He said that the main goal of such an event is to encourage and motivate the youth. As a result of this event, the friendly relations between Bangladesh and Korea will be taken to a different level. The iDEA project was established under the BCC of the Department of Information and Communication Technology with the right advice and inspiration of Hon'ble Adviser to the Prime Minister on Information and Communication Technology Sajeeb Wazed. The Hon'ble State Minister further said that we are working to build the digital Bangladesh of the dream of the people's leader Sheikh Hasina. In the heart of the world, we are working to build a developed economy based on technology-based knowledge. We started this journey after the December 2008 elections. The ICT ecosystem that we have been able to build step by step since 2009 has resulted in us building a skilled human resource and creating employment for 1 million young people. He further said that the number of internet users in the country has been around 10 crore 36 lakh and we have been able to take fiber optical cable to the union level. In order to bring our government's digital services to the doorsteps of the people, with the good advice of Mr. Sajeeb Wazed, a qualified ICT advisor to the people's leader Sheikh Hasina, we have been able to bring more than nine hundred services in the hands of the people through various mobile applications including our My Gov app. At the same time, we have been able to build an ICT industry that was an ICT export industry of only ৬ 26 million about 11 years ago. At present it has crossed nearly a billion dollars and our target is that by 2025 we will be able to cross five billion dollars. And the inspiration and philosophy that is the root of all these things is given to us by the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.Mr. NM Ziaul Alam PAA, Senior Secretary, ICT Department was present as the special guest on the occasion. He thanked the organizers for organizing such an event. He also hoped that by connecting Bangladesh with the world's startup ecosystem, it would be possible to bring in foreign investment and enable startups to bring in foreign investment.Mr. Parthapratim Dev, Executive Director (Additional Secretary) of Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) was present as the special guest and he said that this time our startups in Bangladesh will get the opportunity to take training abroad. The Korean government has cooperated with us extensively, so he expressed special gratitude to the Korean government.Also present as a special guest was Mr. Tina F. Jabin, Managing Director, Startup Bangladesh Limited. He said that the best startups in the country will go to South Korea, so special attention should be paid to the selection process, judges and selection criteria to ensure that qualified startups can go.Also present as the Guest of Honor was Mr. Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) President Dr. Rubana Haque. He appreciated the various steps taken by the government for the welfare of startups and wished the startups of the country well.The event was presided over by Syed Mojibul Haque, Director and Additional Secretary, iDEA Project. He said ideaTHON would encourage young innovators to create innovative IT-based solutions. In addition, providing international quality training and mentoring to entrepreneurs in overseas environments will make them more proficient which will in turn play an important role in their business.Registration for the IdeaTHON contest began on September 19, 2020. Online campaigns will be organized in all sections of the country. As part of this campaign, alumni of more than 30 public and private universities of the country and various trade associations including BASIS, BAKY, BCS, ECAB, ISPAB are being connected. Interested startups based on IT in Bangladesh will be the first to complete online registration to take part in this competition. However, no individual can participate alone. A team can have a minimum of 2 members and a maximum of 4 members including the team leader. In addition, those who have completed Bachelor Degree or Masters or MPhil or PhD in the field of educational qualifications or have appeared in the graduation or equivalent examination of any educational institution in Bangladesh recognized by UGC can apply. It should be noted that in case of applicants, the age should be between 22 to 39 years on 19 September 2020. The last date for registration to participate in Ideathon is November 21, 2020 (Saturday). For details and application, please visit - registration, the best 100 teams will be selected at the end of the preliminary selection and they will be given initial mentoring. Then, the top 25 teams from the selected teams will be selected for the final qualifying round. Special mentoring will be provided to the top 25 teams selected before taking part in the finals. At the end of the judges' judging session, the top 5 teams, i.e. startups, will be honored as the winners. The winners will be able to participate in a total of 5 (2 x 10 = 10) training from each of the 5 teams in South Korea.Alumni of more than 30 public and private universities and esteemed representatives of various trade associations joined the inaugural function online. Besides, iDEA Project Deputy Project Director (Deputy Secretary) Kazi Hosne Ara, Project Senior Consultant RHM Alaol Kabir, Project Consultant Dewan Adnan, Sohag Chandra Das, teachers from various educational institutions, BCC and other officials of ICT department were present online. The inaugural event was broadcast live on Facebook Live on the official Facebook page of ICT Department's Idea Project "Startup Bangladesh" ( ) Through.Last year, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Ministry of Justice Korea, ICT Division (Bangladesh), Korea Productivity Center and Korea Innovation Promotion Association at the Seoul International Innovation Fair 2019. According to the MoU, 5 startups in Bangladesh will get comprehensive incubation support from KPC under the Global Startup to Entrepreneur Network (G-SEN) program. A delegation of iDEA project with the theme Startup Bangladesh led by Kazi Hossain Ara, Deputy Project Director of iDEA Project participated in it.

The ideal ‘zoning’ method is being created in a scientific way

Even three months after the lockdown, the number of coronary heart attacks and deaths continues to rise. State Minister for ICT Junaid Ahmed Palak said the zoning system has been introduced to keep the lives of the citizens safe by keeping both the life and livelihood running and the wheel of the economy moving in such a situation.He said a ‘zoning system’ has been introduced in the country after the lockdown by analyzing data collected from various sources comprising of meritorious students and teachers in the country and abroad. Data Analytics Task Force has been formed. Considering the population density of the city, area-based lockdown is being carried out considering the number of patients identified for 14 days. Although 60 people per lakh are affected, it is being declared as a high-risk red zone. And if it is below 59, it is considered a yellow zone. Geo-fencing and zoning are being updated daily from geo-mapping.However, data scientists, statisticians and health experts are also working to find an ideal scientific method for Bangladesh considering the population density and the number of infected people within certain boundaries, Palak said. In this case, the issues of the market, hospital, bus stand, etc. of any area are also being taken into consideration.Palak said that the government is being given advance information about the areas affected by the phone calls coming to the hotlines and analyzing the identifiers. However, by downloading the Corona Tracer BD app on the phone and turning on Bluetooth, the People can also get this information.An area-wise draft has been prepared through hair-splitting analysis since June 8 and the draft will be finalized this week, the state minister said.Junaid Ahmed Palak said that 60 percent of people wore masks in April after Corona, but the number dropped to 30 percent in May. So we need to raise awareness more. If everyone uses the Corona Tracer BD app and keeps its Bluetooth open, mobile phone users can be alert in advance. He said another task force comprising representatives of the Department of Health, IDECR, Data Analytics Team of ICT Department, A2I, City Corporation, Police, and Public administration is working to save lives and livelihoods in the situation.

New Surprise coming with Iphone 12

The Apple iPhone 12 series is just a few months away from launch, and there's been a lot of news coming out about these next devices. And so far Apple has come forward through analysts doing business and sourcing studies. According to a new report, the screen size of the iPhone 12 series has been revealed which will be launched by September 2020. The series can come with 5.4-inch, 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch screen sizes.According to rumors about the screen size of Macotakara 2020 and iPhone lineup, new things have come. The 5.4-inch model is said to have a dual-camera setup, while the 6.1-inch variant will have a dual camera in one of the two options and a triple camera in the other. And with it the 6.7-inch model will be launched with a triple setup.According to the report, the total size of the 5.4-inch iPhone will be between the iPhone SE and the iPhone 8, while the 6.1-inch variant will be between the size of the iPhone 11 and the iPhone 11 Pro Max. And with this, the 6, 7-inch model will be bigger than the iPhone 11 Pro Max.The upcoming variant with the triple camera setup may come with Time of Flight 3D technology and maybe launch on all iPhone 12 series devices with the iPhone 11 series design. The iPhone 12 6.7-inch model may be thinner than the iPhone 11 Pro Max. And without the iPhone 12 series, the iPhone 9 is expected to launch in March 2020. And the design of the device will be similar to iPhone 8 and the phone will be given Touch ID and hardware enables home button. According to reports, the model may have 6GB of RAM.

Facebook launches Shops feature for small businesses

Popular social media Facebook has taken a big initiative keeping in mind the small business in the global crisis caused by coronavirus. Launching a platform called 'Facebook Shops'. Here small traders or entrepreneurs can launch their online shops. This initiative can be launched completely free of cost and very easily. There is also support from third party companies such as Shopify, Big Commerce and U.Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg made the announcement in a Facebook post on Tuesday (May 19th) night. He announced, ‘We will launch Facebook Shops today. The basic idea is that any small business can sell goods directly with our app. If you want, you can visit other people's shops. You can also buy it through our app. ' "I think it's very important now," he said. Because of the economic downturn that has started due to Covid-19, many small businesses are going online to survive. In this situation, everyone is being asked to stay at home. Working physically from the outside is now a very difficult subject and because of this millions of people are losing their jobs. I have been personally working with the Facebook Shops team every day for a few months now for those who would like to use a tool in a small business so that it can be unveiled quickly. '

Introducing 'Mother' Telehealth for pregnant women: Palak

After 22 lakh Saudi expatriates, this time Prabasbandhu Call Center has been launched for 2 lakh Bahraini expatriates. Twelve Bangladeshi volunteer doctors from the country have already joined the initiative. The service will soon be launched in Malaysia, Oman, Singapore, Yemen and Europe. State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Junaid Ahmed Palak has appealed to the expatriate embassies for this.Foreign Minister inaugurated the service in a video conference on Wednesday. AK Abdul Momen.ICT Secretary NM Ziaul Alam, Foreign Secretary Masood Bin Momen, Secretary to the Ministry of Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment Ahmed Munirush Salehin, Director of A2I Project Dr. Anir. Md. Abdul Mannan was present.The government of Bahrain will give legitimacy to Bangladeshis living illegally.- Foreign Minister. AK Abdul Momen State Minister for ICT Junaid Ahmed Palak said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is a friend in difficult times. Under his leadership, food, education and internet have already been delivered from house to house.He said the driving force of the economy is launching a new digital platform next Saturday to launch healthcare services at home for more than one crore expatriate brothers and sisters as well as implement 'mother' telehealth for one million pregnant women, delivering medicinal fruits at fair prices to consumers. The 'Food for Nation' platform is being developed by connecting digital warehouses, farmers, trucklagbes, etc. in addition to one shop, Ekshop.The project director said. Md. Abdul Mannan said, 30 thousand food aid services have been provided by calling 333 in one day yesterday.A2I advisor Anir Chowdhury said the service could be launched for all expatriates by June by creating a timeline for providing and receiving services safely. Although the number of doctors registered in the pool has increased, the number of activists has not increased at that rate. Therefore, he stressed the need to introduce incentives in this volunteer model in the future.  

Realmy is going to unveil two new products on Eid Festive

Realme, the world's fastest-growing and tech trends brand, is planning to surprise everyone by unveiling two new trendsetting products this Eid. The two products are - Realme C3 - Triple Camera Game Monster and Realme Band - Live Fit, Live Smart. The brand will unveil the two products on May 17 at an online launch event.Realme appeared in the technology market in mid-2018. Realm's tech-trendy smartphones with the latest features and trendsetting designs are gaining wide popularity among the youth. To win the hearts of Bangladeshi youth, they recently officially launched their smartphones in this country. Realme conducted a survey to get an idea of ​​the needs and preferences of smartphone users in Bangladesh, with more than 60 percent of respondents claiming to be interested in a uniquely designed phone with a battery capacity of 4,000 mAh, a high-resolution front, and a smooth interface with multiple back cameras. , Which will cost between Rs 9,000 to Rs 11,000. With all these features, the smartphone brand RealMe C3 has come up with the best choice in the country.Realm Sea Three - the best choice in the countryThe back of the smartphone has an AI triple camera setup with a 12-megapixel main camera, a 2-megapixel portrait lens, and a 2-megapixel macro lens. The front camera has a 5-megapixel front camera for capturing all the nice selfies. The 5,000 mAh battery comes with a reverse charging option for charging other devices and features MediaTek's powerful 12-nanometer Helio G70 processor that will further enhance your gaming experience. The Realm C3 has a 6.5-inch Mini Dew Drop display, protected by Gorilla Glass 3. The operating system is Android 10-based Realme UI. Realme is available in 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM in two colors - Frozen Blue and Blazing Red.Realme Band - Live Fit, Live SmartRealme Band has come up with a unique combination of AIOT products with youth trendsetting and healthy lifestyles. This wearable device has a 2.4 cm large color screen that can display 65,000 colors as well as 64 characters at once. With the advantage of direct USB charging, this band will be a perfect companion in the life of technology-lovers. In addition to tracking your daily fitness activity, the band will also have various social apps, SMS, and call notifications. Realme Band also supports 9 different sports modes through a round-the-clock heart rate monitor and Intelligent Sports Tracker. In addition, your sleep can be monitored. The band has an IP68 rating, so you don't have to worry about dust, dirt, and water splashes. With a link app, users can choose the dial face of their choice. The 90 mAh battery band is available in yellow, black, and green - 3 colors.Realme will officially launch the two products on May 17, 2020, through an online launching event. Anyone can watch this online event via this link:

WHO's apps will look for corona patients in the area nearby

Scientists are working tirelessly day and night to find a cure for the novel coronavirus. So far, the only effective way to prevent this virus is to identify and isolate the infected patient. For this reason, there is a need to know where there are patients with corona. That's why the World Health Organization is bringing mobile apps to save patients from nearby corona.The mobile app will look for the affected corona by looking at the symptoms. The smartphone that has this app will let you know if there is any corona around it.According to the news agency Reuters, the World Health Organization is bringing such a smart app this month. A person's location on the Google Earth map gives details of a person's gender, age, height, weight, history of a disease, blood group, what drugs (generic name), his name, body temperature, and more. The World Health Organization's app will tell if he is infected with corona!At the same time, the World Health Organization will inform the app user about the hygiene rules and precautions to be followed. In addition, the app will inform the user in advance about the immunity of the body, how far he is away from the containment zone, whether the user should be tested for saliva, etc. The World Health Organization is bringing this app thinking about other countries of the world. The World Health Organization believes that coronavirus infections can be controlled with the help of this app.

Virtual court 'MyCourt' launched on web

The experimental web portal ‘’ has been launched for virtual court management. Applications, hearings will all be through this portal.A lawyer has to register with his name, photo, email address and mobile number to go to the court on behalf of the plaintiff/defendant. To prevent coronavirus infection, court proceedings are set to begin on Monday with a virtual presence using information technology, excluding physical presence during government-announced holidays and vacations. The virtual court 'MyCourt' has already been launched on the web on an experimental basis.After registration, the lawyer can log in with the username and password and enter the virtual court portal. There will be registration, the lawyer can login with the username and password and enter the virtual court portal. There will be two houses for bail application and bail bond submission.If a lawyer wants to apply for bail, he has to enter the bail house and upload the original bail application, power of attorney, and attached documents in three separate steps. In this case, no application fee will be charged.After the submission of the application, the officer of the concerned bench will start the process of accepting the application for hearing. After the approval of the concerned judge, the link of the video conference will be sent to the lawyer by email informing the time of the hearing. Alert will be given in SMS.Judges and concerned lawyers will be involved in the video conference at the specified time. The hearing on the application will continue in this way. If bail is granted, bail bond can be submitted from the portal.The portal also has video tutorials on how to use it  

Facebook's new design open to everyone

One of the good news of this year from Facebook is that the new desktop design of social media has been made available to everyone. All users will get this new design in the next few weeks. Facebook said on Friday that The New Facebook will be available by default for all desktop users. After giving some users the opportunity to use it experimentally for a long time, it is finally open to everyone.At the F8 conference in 2019, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the new design. It has been open experimentally since last October. Last month, many people got the option to launch the new interface.The new design has been made very common in navigation. Topbar users will have the opportunity to visit the home, watch, marketplace, group and gaming pages of the website. The design element has also been changed to take the website to dark mode easily. The feature can be turned on from the dropdown settings menu. The home page will load faster than before, according to Facebook. It will also be easier to move from one page to another.

Facebook's new App Discover - provides free data in developing countries

Facebook's free basic program has gained a lot of popularity. To make this free service progressively unique, Facebook has launched an app called Discover.Users will receive free data from their providers each day and will get a notification when it is available. With the Facebook Discover app, a user can browse any website. Subsequently, you can browse a constrained amount with the specific free data provided by the mobile operator.The Discover app is currently being tested. Which was initially launched in Peru.Discover will only run on low-bandwidth traffic when using free data, so you can load text on a website but not video, audio, or other data-intensive elements. If you want to stream, you can purchase additional data to do so - Facebook authorities said in a blog statement. "Discover will play an important role in helping people and keeping them connected to the Internet," said Joav GV, Facebook's product manager. Many internet users around the world are connected to us but become disconnected when their data runs out. So, Discover is an app that will help users stay connected seamlessly until the next internet data purchase. 

Britain is offering the world's first digital health passport

Britain is the first country in the world to be infected with the coronavirus and to issue health passports to people who have recovered from the virus. British workers need to take a health passport to return to work or to go out. For this, the citizens must submit all the data of facial recognition and biometrics. Only passport holders can travel to the office or travel.Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government has already begun talks with technology companies. This digital passport will be issued only after corona or antibody (immunity) test. That is why it is also called 'Immunity Passport'. Not just Britain, but several other countries, including the United States, are considering issuing passports to citizens. In the UK, this data will be stored with the Department of National Health.“V-COVID is a game changer in rapidly speeding up the process of getting critical care key workers and frontline staff back into the NHS and in our hospitals,” said VST Enterprises founder and CEO Louis-James Davis, in the statement. “As a digital healthcare passport, it will also be a critically important asset in getting our other key workers in the blue light emergency services such as police, fire and ambulance services and the military returning back to operational duties quickly and effectively. At the same time this will also help to alleviate the pressure off the NHS and emergency services.” And in the United States, this information will be stored at all levels of local, state and central government. Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed concern over attempts to give citizens special permission to return to work. The Guardian.

State Minister Junayed Ahmed Palak: Young people will not look for jobs, They will give jobs

State's Minister of Information and Communication Technology Junaid Ahmed Palak stated, "The adolescent of the nation won't search for employment, rather they will certainly provide Jobs." He said this at a seminar titled 'Women's Economic Participation and Empowerment of Women, ensure women and e-commerce” in the start-up project meeting in Agargaon's ICT Tower in the capital on Tuesday.Palak said, "The youth of the country will not seek jobs but rather jobs." In request to build digital Bangladesh, the IT office has taken different projects including the foundation of Startup Bangladesh Limited Company, Technology Design, and Entrepreneurship Academy, to make an imaginative culture in the nation. “Innovative and interesting Project thought planning is giving financial assistance to fire up organizations. Women business visionaries are being made through actualizing the Learning, Earning preparing undertakings to make equivalent open doors for both men and women.”Alluding to the execution of the venture to give continuous internet providers to the remote regions of the nation to dispose of digital segregation, the State Minister stated, "There will be many other organizations including the government to come forward to create a women entrepreneur as well, but the country will go further". Presided over by Women E-Commerce President Nasima Akter Nishra, among others, the speech was addressed by Bangladesh Hi-tech Authority's Managing Director Hosne Ara Begum and Sumaiya Tech's Proprietor Ripa Jahan.

Meeting to finalize the style of writing domain in Bangla

An online meeting was held on Saturday evening to discuss online public comments on finalizing the practice of writing domains in Bengali in a browser-integrated manner. Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar presided over the 90-minute digital meeting. Brigadier General Mahfuzul Karim Majumder, Director General of B&RC's E&O Division was the coordinator of the meeting.The discussion was attended by Mamun Aur Rashid, Bangla Language Technology Specialist, ICT Department, Mohammad Abdul Haque Anu, Secretary-General, Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum and Hasib Rahman, Chief Technology Engineer, Language Technology Specialists and Professionals Systems.According to meeting sources, ICANN, an international organization, is working on formulating a technical policy for writing Bangla domains. As a result, it will be possible to write domains in Bengali in a browser.In this regard, Mohammad Abdul Haque Anu, Secretary-General of Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum, said that ICANN, through its IDN project, had taken the initiative to formulate a technical policy (LGR or Level Generation Rule) of nine scripts in India, including Bengali, for top-level only. An international panel-NBGP (Neo-Brahmi Generation Panel) with members from Bangladesh drafted the policy for more than two years. According to sources, public comment for the draft is currently underway. Interested people from all walks of life including linguists, technologists, calligraphers and localization experts of the country can observe the technical and practical aspects of the policy and give their views on Bengali LGR by clicking here till May 7.

we are virtually very close in intellectual innovation: Palak

For the first time in the history of the country, a virtual prize distribution was held through the distribution of virtual clapping, handshake, and prize checks. Through this, the name of the late Professor Jamilur Reza Chowdhury has been announced as the Blockchain Olympiad Champion.Although socially far away, we are virtually very close in intellectual innovation: PalakJunaid Ahmed Palak, State Minister for Information and Communication Technology, said the need fills the gap and gives birth to new innovations. It is true that we are maintaining social distance in Corona, but we are very close to each other in the virtual world through intellectual innovation.State Minister for ICT Junaid Ahmed Palak made the remarks at the Virtual Awards Ceremony of the Hong Kong Blockchain Olympiad on Sunday. As the chief guest at the event, he announced the name of the champion team Hyperactive Oranges among the 10 winning teams among the participants in the Hong Kong Blockchain Olympiad.He added that the young students of the country can turn any problem into an opportunity from innovative and creative thinking. The country will go a long way if they combine sophisticated technology like blockchain with their innovative and creative thinking and use it in various fields including agriculture, education, health. Hong Kong Blockchain Society President. Lawrence Ma, International Blockchain Society Secretary Gabriel Chan, Information and Communication Technology Secretary NM Ziaul Alam, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology Professor. Zafar Iqbal, convener of Blockchair Olympiad Bangladesh and Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at BUET. M Kaikobad, Blockchain Olympiad Bangladesh Coordinator Habibullah N Karim, LICT Project Director Md. Rezaul Karim, IT-ITES Policy Advisor Sami Ahmed, BASIS President Syed Almas Kabir, and Professor Shibli Rubaiyatul Islam spoke on the occasion.

Agribarta is giving tele-service to the farmers

Agribarta's expert team is providing services from 10 am to 5 pm on any problem related to agriculture, veterinary medicine, fisheries, and livestock sector. Agribarta has formed this team consisting of experienced and skilled experts in the agricultural sector of the country.This information was given in a statement sent by agriculturist Romana Khatun on Saturday. This service has been launched since Saturday.Lockdown is also going on in Bangladesh amidst global stagnation due to coronavirus infection risk. Despite this lockdown situation, farmers, ranchers and fish farmers in Bangladesh has continued their crop production activities to address the food shortage in the country. But they are constantly facing various problems to get agricultural, an agricultural news outlet in the country has announced an expert team to immediately solve the problems of farmers, ranchers, and fishermen. Those interested in any problem-related to agriculture, veterinary medicine, fisheries, and livestock sector are urged to contact on mobile.

Sheikh Hasina Software Park is being used for Corona paramedics

The Sheikh Hasina Software Technology Park is being used in the quarantine of the first line veterans of Corona War, doctors, nurses, and health workers. Jessore Assistant Commissioner and Executive Magistrate (Nezarat Branch, Treasury Branch) Pritam Saha said that with the permission of State Minister for ICT Junaid Ahmed Palak, the residential building in the park will be used for 14 days precautionary quarantine or rest.He said 6 nurses and 4 doctors have been in quarantine in the residential building of Sheikh Hasina Software Technology Park since April 25.Pritam Saha said the building has been prepared for the quarantine of more than a hundred doctors and nurses. The two-storey building has 6 rooms. A total of 40 rooms have already been prepared, 20 on each floor. 10 more rooms are being prepared. According to the latest information, a total of 56 corona patients have been identified in 8 Upazilas of Jessore. 4 of them are in isolation. Patients are being treated at the thoracic hospital.

Live Corona Test begins

Live Corona Test launched Covid-19 identification testing at home. The bot-based test service has been propelled in collaboration with the ICT department and the Department of Health.  You will be asked to know about your age when you start the test on the Web tab. Simultaneously, the automated website is then asked about the gender and then body the temperature as well. Then the main signs and additional signs will be asked about. It would also like to know the last 14 days of travel information. If you answer all the questions, you will know how much your coronary risk is? This feature is available online at 

National Data Analytics Task Force Launches Today

The National Data Analytics Task Force has begun officially from today. The team will prescribe that the administration takes essential measures to forestall the spread of the Corona virus in Bangladesh through Bangladesh through artificial intelligence and big data technology and accurate data analysis. State Minister for Information and Communications Technology Junaid Ahmed Palak said the task force was helping the government by breaking down the data accessible from everywhere throughout the nation using mobile calls, call centers, IVRs, web applications and all other digital technologies. He said at an online meeting on Friday, the task force had already made 11 proposals to coordinate activities with Health Minister Zahid Malek. In addition to the two ministers, information technology experts associated with the Big Data research program was present at the initiative of the Information Technology Department, besides ICT Secretary NM Ziaul Alam, Health Secretary Asadul Islam, Director General of Health Prof. Dr. Abul Kalam Azad, Director of IEDCR, Mirzadi Sabrina Flora. 11 proposals from the Information and Communication Technology Department: 1. Structure of the National Data Analytics Task Force. 2. Conduct regular meetings with representatives of the Department of Health and the IEDCR with the National Data Analytics Task Force. 3. In addition to verifying the information obtained from high-risk people, a sample group has the Coronavirus test. 4. Considering as the primary tool for web applications. 5. Tracking via geo-fencing in the lockdown area. 6. Ensure participation of more private health-based partners for call verification. 7. To emphasize telemedicine more strongly. 8. To further promote general drug management through flu. 9. Adding COVID Tracker as an Open Data Tool to 10. Creating a presentation for resource mobilization that needs to be updated weekly. 11. Adequate measures should be taken to ensure data security.

SMS will be sent to the customer for collecting health information

In order to know the general state of the people in coronavirus circumstances, SMS will be sent to all cell phone clients to get health data from the customers. It was accounted for that the SMS began on Sunday morning. If everyone responds to such use of technology, then everyone will get an idea about a basic image of health. Mobile SMS subscribers will be asked to dial * 3332 # if you have shortness of breath, fever or cough. Such SMS will be sent to every single mobile network for two days. Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission on Saturday sent an order to the administrators. It is reported that if a customer calls * 3332 #, he will get an IVR voice of 90 seconds where he will be asked five questions again. Answers received from customers will go directly to the Institute of Pathology, Disease Control and Research or IEDCR. Later, after reviewing them, some customers will be called from the IEDCR to provide more details, he said.

Good news for startups: Government Venture Capital approved

The Cabinet Regular Meeting on Monday approved the policy endorsement of a completely possessed state-claimed investment organization called 'Startup Bangladesh Limited'. The Prime Minister gave its strategy endorsement, thinking about the general needs and significance of the organization. After the organization is set up, new companies will most likely contribute a limit of 1 crore Taka in seed arrange and a limit of 1 crore Taka in development guided startup round. Notwithstanding assuming the main job of "Startup Bangladesh Limited" as the principal investment organization in government possession to make a supportable startup biological system in Bangladesh, the execution of the Government's vision-2021 will go above and beyond. Thought undertaking executed by the Bangladesh Computer Council under the Information and Communication Technology Department has been working under the direction of Prime Minister Information and Communication Technology Advisor Sajeeb Wazed Joy to build up a startup culture in Bangladesh since 2016. A news discharge sent from the IT division says that in excess of 100 new businesses have just been given. Much the same as the idea of imaginative plans to change over into Bangladeshi new businesses to advance outside direct interest in the nation, for example, disposing of joblessness is conceivable, likewise making occupations and financial improvement of the nation all in all. It is to be noticed that the Minister of State for Information and Communications Technology, Junayed Ahmed Palak affirmed the proposition of the bureau meeting to expect new businesses to give subsidizing, coaching, collaborating space, legitimate help, etc.

In-display fingerprint match on low budget phones!

A Chinese-based display maker announced the introduction of in-display fingerprint in a low priced general LCD panel.The BOE Company is going to bring a display fingerprint sensor in the market at the end of this year. As a result, small or medium budget smartphones will also meet in-display fingerprint facilities.Till now, the facility was available only on the most expensive smartphone OLED or AMOLED display.Using the fingerprint sensor, the biometric locking system of smartphones security has been added quite long ago. But the current trend is popular as a technology to set up fingerprint scanners under the display.In-display fingerprint technology does not have a different fingerprint sensor on the smartphone, it is possible to complete biometric verification by touching directly on the display.The first phone with in-display fingerprint scanner came in the market in January 2015. Vivo is the first to use X-20 plus UD model phones. Then one by one Huawei, OnePlus and Samsung also added in-display fingerprint technology to their phones.

ADB Will Help in Creating Innovation Ecosystem

Asian Development Bank (ADB) will assist Bangladesh with innovation ecosystem in Digital Economy and IT sector. Country Director of Asian Development Bank, Manmohan Prakash, in the ICT Tower held a gathering with State Minister of Information Technology Junaid Ahmed Palak. He communicated this to the journalists. Among others, Gobind Bar, Team Leader of External Relations Division of ADB, senior pioneers of the Department of Information and Communication Technology, Parthapratim Deb, Executive Director of Bangladesh Computer Council including different individuals, were available. In the gathering, point by point exchanges have been taken to set up the task for creating ecosystems in the ICT segment, carrying occupations to the adolescent just as bringing taxpayer driven organizations to the equivalent computerized stage and supporting ADB in ICT part, including Hi-tech Park.

Ecosystem is being developed for innovators in the country: Palak

An ecosystem system will be developed for all types of innovators in the nation. State Minister for Information Technology Junaid Ahmed Palak said that the proposition has been allocated for the budget. He stated, we are working to make an innovative domain in the nation. For this, Universities, government and private sectors should cooperate mutually. He depicted it in the service of the challenge to discover inventive ideas named 'Tiger Challenge' held in capital on Tuesday. Bangladeshi IT Company Tiger IT and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) together composed the challenge. The competition will begin from July 2. Intrigued Aspirants need enrollment to participate the challenge. The competition will proceed till 30 August. In his discourse, Palak talked about the spending proposition of 100 billion taka independently for the designers of the 2019-20 financial year went for making that biological system. He said 100 million taka for the advancement of the innovators, 50 million rupees for their research has been proposed in the financial limit. Once more, the advancements expected to take an interest in the fourth mechanical unrest, for example, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Machine Learning, Block chain, have been given significance in the financial limit. A wide range of Tiger Challenge rivalries, individuals of any age can take an interest In the type of a challenge for the development of the general public, the $ 15 million Equity Fund Which will later assistance them to propel their advancement. Palak said that the individuals who are finalists from this challenge will likewise be helped by the Information Technology Department's Innovation Fund. Champs will find the opportunity to win 15 million US dollars in the Tiger Challenge competition.

Country's Second Space Innovation Summit on July

Bangladesh Innovation Forum and NASA Problem Solver Bangladesh is organizing the Innovation Summit again.With the help of space science and aerospace research equipment, alongside the improvement of rocket innovation, making ground stations and urging different revelations identified with this, the venue is set to sit on July 19 and 20. This summit will be held at the Independent University of Bangladesh in the capital, with two workshops in two days and 16 specialized courses in 4 sessions. Around 24 speakers from outside the nation and the nation will hold this two-day summit.There will also be an exhibition with aerospace research equipment.State Minister for Information Technology Junaid Ahmed Palak will be the main visitor. In addition, the individual from Bangladesh University Grants Commission Professor Sajjad Hossain and Professor and Head Air Commodore of the MIST Aeronautical Department Md. Abdus Salam will be extraordinary visitors.  The initial two days of the occasion will be from 10 am to 1 pm in the first part of the day, Rocket Technology A2Z and 3 pm to 7 pm toward the evening will be Satellite Making and Communication. On the second day, from 10 am to 1 pm, there will be Robot for Space Exploration and Carrier at NASA will be from three to seven. On a primary day, a workshop will be led by 30 individuals with day-long ground station making with satellite following and picture receipt, and on the second day, a multi-day-long workshop on reenactment based rocket making. There will likewise be a selective shock in the occasion, 60 minutes in length extraordinary event to stamp the 50-year commemoration of Apollo-11 moon travel.Anyone interested in doing future work on space science and satellites can participate in this Summit.Summit convener Mahmud Musa said that there will be about 18 seminars in two days to make space science more popular among the youth and to highlight them in science, technology, mathematics and engineering. We hope our youngsters will learn more about the science of space science through this Summit and they will be able to play a role in this future.Independent University Bangladesh represents as a venue partner in the event in cooperation with Space and Rocket Center Bangladesh and IUBE EE Department.In order to participate in this event, details will be available at the following address. You can register from the link below.

Tech-enthusiast will create Remarkable Digital Bangladesh

Bangladesh certainly moving forward in the world of technology when the whole world triumphs the success in Technology. In this era of globalization, there is no alternative to using advanced technologies like progressive countries. Starting from the workplace, every step of everyday life, many big technical seminars on technology is being held at different places in the country to make informed use of the technology and its benefits.Focusing on this goal, "Creative IT Institute" organized an event name “Projuktite Dokkho Karigor Shommanona – 2019 “today in Krishibid Institute in the capital. Originally their activities were to give special honor to the government and Providing Skilled workers the opportunity to join relevant occupations.For the second time, this event was made by the Creative IT Institute. It is organized to play a positive role in creating new enthusiasm among the people who are doing well in the technology sector and those who are behind them.Creative IT has been contributing to the development of the IT industry for the past ten years. They have trained more than 30 thousand trainees. The big part of those who are now successful is mainly the freelancer, adding that many others are also working well in the country and abroad.Today, 700 technical students completed creative attachments in professional IT certification, 500 students received job placement sell opportunity to create a career in information technology. Apart from this, 52 skilled technicians have been recognized for their success as “Projuktite Dokkho Karigor Shommanona – 2019”Mr. Md. Nurul Islam Sujon, MP, Honorable Minister, Railway Ministry attended the program as the chief guest. Mr. Munir Hasan, Head of Youth Program, Prothom Alo, Mr. Syed Almas Kabir, President, Bangladesh Association of Software Sales and Service (BASIS) including political personalities, all members of Creative IT, honorable people, journalists and students were present as special guests.The minister said, "Efficient craftsmen should not have the opportunity to work but instead they should be given employment opportunities and they will also be given opportunity later". He further said, "Railway sector is not yet digitized enough, very soon IT department will be organized and there will be employment for many IT specialists, including diploma".The honored guests of the event handed over the award honors in 8 categories in the hands of 52 skilled technicians of the generation. Awards - Admissible, Top Freelancers, Women Freelancers, Employees, Entrepreneurs, Freelancer Team, Beginners Achievement and Distant Learning Award. Also the appointment letter to 500 reputable organizations.The second phase of the ceremony, Md. Kaikobad, Professor, BUET; Mr. Farhana A Rahman, Senior Vice President, BASIS; Didarul Alam, Director, BASIS and others were present. The event ended with the creative music and cultural programs organized by creative IT students.

Samsung launches 'The Sero' vertical TV for millennials

Samsung will bring another model "The Sero" to stare at the TV on a long haul premise. As of now, Smartphones can be seen on TV. So Samsung made a long screen thinking about the Millennials (who grew up after 2000). With the assistance of Near Field Communication (NFC) innovation, it will probably see different substance by synchronizing with the Smartphone. Aside from viewing a Smartphone or video, it tends to be utilized for office introduction. In Horizontal mode, it will work like customary TV. Sero will have 4K Ultra HD goals, 60 Watt sound and Samsung's voice assistant Bixby isn't accessible in the US advertise. Notwithstanding, it will be accessible in the South Korean market toward the finish of May. Sero TV has been valued at $ 1630 (one lac thirty six thousand nine hundred and twenty BDT).

Healthcare App 'Hello Doctor Asia'

Hello Doctor Dot Asia, propelled online social insurance application. Their application has been named 'Hello Doctor Asia'. The patients can give video consultancy, visit consultancy, online medicine with specialists, through specialists. 'Hello Doctor Asia' clients can organize the administrations and prescriptions for specialists and other health doctors in Dhaka. The versatile application for the supply of items is Health E-Commerce, whose items will be provided across the country. At present, around 100 specialists are associated with giving on the web human services in versatile applications. The organization has contacts with around 70 particular emergency clinics in Bangladesh and India. They will before long be related with Singapore and Thailand medical clinics. Subsequently, 'Hi Doctor Asia' will be accessible in the versatile use of the extraordinary health bundle.

Application deadline extended for the startup world cup 2019

“eGeneration presents Startup World Cup 2019, Bangladesh” is indeed a great open door for those Entrepreneurs who want to represent their associations to the world stage. This event is firmly co-organized by the Bangladesh Innovation Forum (BIF) and cooperated by Fenox Venture Capital, one of the top investment capital firms. Regional competition will be held on April 6th, 2019, to choose the topmost startup. The past due date for the application which was March 20 now has been extended and will be acknowledged till March 25th.Interested Candidates can partake to this competition by the following link: proclaim that, out of the blue this year, one Bangladeshi technology startup will get the chance to represent Bangladesh and contend in Startup World Cup Grand finale, held in Silicon Valley. The victor will be given 1 million dollars as a venture for the startup. Hence, the regional competition will be arranged in Bangladesh to elect that startup.10 of the best startups in Bangladesh will be welcomed for the finale to pitch for the chance to compete for the Startup World Cup competition, occurring on April 6th, 2019. A portion of the judges incorporate Dr. Anis Uzzaman, Co-founder and Chief Executive, Fenox Venture Capital; Shameem Ahsan, General Partner, Fenox Venture Capital, Sonia Bashir Kabir, Managing Director for Microsoft Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan and Laos; Mustafizur R Khan, Founder and CEO, Startup Dhaka; and Minhaz Anwar, Head of Accelerator, GP Accelerator.