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BASIS presented its National ICT Awards 68 to projects

The information technology industry in Bangladesh has been honoured with awards by the Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) for its innovative products and service initiatives. This past Monday night, in a hotel in the country's capital, BASIS presented its "BASIS National ICT Awards" to 68 projects over 36 categories. This is the fifth time this event has taken place. In the Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) Awards competition, there will be participation from a number of projects that have previously won awards.Minister of State for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Junaid Ahmed released a video message portraying the awards event. He stated in the message that the information and communication technology sector's export income now stands at 1.4 billion dollars. By 2025, we intend to raise this income to $5 billion.Lifetime Association Chairman and Chief Judge Abdullah H. Kafi supervised the evaluation process for the BASIS National ICT Awards. He stated that winning an award in the APICTA Awards competition is difficult. Therefore, award-winning projects as champions must prepare extremely well.Russell T. Ahmed, the president of BASIS, said at the event that BASIS will work to enhance the efficiency of the best projects that have won Apicta Awards. Numerous Bangladeshi projects have won the Apicta Awards competition over a number of years.NM Ziaul Alam, the Senior Secretary of the Department of Information and Communication Technology, and Md. Jasim Uddin, the President of the Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry, were the honored guests of the occasion.In this arrangement of BASIS, 21 projects have been champions. These are Rabbithole (Media & Entertainment), Fluent CRM (Digital Marketing & Advertising), Savings Products (Banking, Insurance & Finance), Incibe (Marketplaces), Easy Merchant APP (Retail & Distribution), Travel (Tourism & Hospitality), Foreign Friends (Community Service), Classmates (Education),IMCI (Health & Wellbeing), Doctor Cultivator & Protecto-Smart UV Disinfection Device (Sustainability & Environment), Equilibrium (Agriculture), InstaSure (FinTech), Synergy (ICT Services), Case-Track (Professional Services), Simplex VPN (Security Solutions) , Exchange (Digital Government), Covid-19 Telehealth Centers (Private Sector & Government), Blood Bags (Students), Mobile Devices for Persons with Disabilities (Cross Sector) and Energy Management Systems (Startups).

ICT Division and the World Bank will collaborate to develop ICT infrastructure

According to World Bank vice president Junaid Kamal Ahmad, the ICT Division and the World Bank would collaborate to establish ICT infrastructure in Bangladesh to advance the country's economic growth.According to a release, he said that today at a meeting with state minister for information and communications technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak in the latter's office in the ICT Division.They also talked about Bangladesh's startup scene, finance, and nanotechnology.According to the announcement, the World Bank will also offer general help in luring investment for the country's transformation and to establish a smart and inventive Bangladesh by 2041.

In 10yrs, 10 lakh jobs created in ICT sector: Palak

Zunaid Ahmed Palak, the State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT), announced that the sector has created more than 10 lakh employment.The industry will add another three lakh jobs in the market within the next couple of years, Palak said while inaugurating the 15th edition of the BASIS SoftExpo 2019 this morning. Palak said their government is heavily investing in the digitization process to make the citizen service easier and generate job employment in the coming days. ICT is the government’s top priority sector and the government is providing training and ensuring facilities to flourish the digitization process, he said.The three-day-long mega event is demonstrating the country’s digital business to promote the digitization process at the International Convention City Bashundhara in the capital. This year's three-day show—that bears the slogan of “Technology for prosperity”—will house four new zones. One will be titled Industry 4.0 and the rest will be experience zone, VAT zone and women zone.In the event, there are also zones on digital education, fin-tech, software, mobile innovation, digital commerce, ITES and business process outsourcing. The showcase is also the congregation of ICT companies, personalities, key policymakers, industry leaders and other ICT stakeholders, according to the organisers.Over 100 national and international speakers are also sharing their thoughts in different sessions of the expo. There will also be business leaders meetings, corporate hours, ICT career camps and gaming fest, business to business matchmaking sessions, including a special session for exploring the business in Japan. In the inauguration event ICT division secretary NM Zeaul Alam and Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) president Syed Almas Kabir was also present.

5 thousand per minute users in Surokka

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.

Palak calls for inclusion of e-commerce in the academic curriculum

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.

Bangladesh is the second largest in the world in the freelancing industry - Palak

State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Junaid Ahmed Palak has said that the youth of Bangladesh is being made efficient by making maximum use of the potential in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The state minister for ICT said this while highlighting the youth development plan suitable for the fourth industrial revolution.State Minister for ICT Junaid Ahmed Palak addressed the Global Young Leader Summit 2020 online as a keynote speaker on Wednesday (November 18th).At the same time, he said, "Bangladesh's youth society is being made efficient by making maximum use of its potential in the Fourth Industrial Revolution." ICT has been made compulsory in secondary and higher secondary schools to create technology based skilled human resources. In addition, advanced digital labs are being set up in various educational institutions. ’The State Minister for ICT said, "The government under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has various plans including construction of 64 Sheikh Kamal IT Incubation Centers, Schools of Future and 13,000 Sheikh Russell Digital Labs in educational institutions across the country." These activities are playing a significant role in human resource development. There are more than six lakh freelancers in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is the second largest in the world in the freelancing industry. ’He said that despite the corona virus epidemic, the country's economy has been kept afloat by using digital technology to achieve 5.2 percent GDP growth in June this year. He also opined that the GDP of Bangladesh will increase from 348 billion US dollars to 600 billion US dollars by 2030 through the implementation of Digital Bangladesh Vision.Junaid Ahmed Palak said that even during the epidemic, the ICT department provided training to about 50,000 youths and women using digital technology. Our main goal is to make Bangladesh the 27th largest economy by 2030 and a knowledge-based economy and high-income country by 2041 with a per capita income of US 12,000. ’

5 Taka crore government's venture capital for e-commerce entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs in the country's e-commerce sector will be given venture capital of up to Tk 5 crore by the government. State Minister for Information Technology Junaid Ahmed Palak said this at a function marking the 6th anniversary of e-Cab at a club in Dhaka on Sunday.The event was organized to honor 12 entrepreneurs and 1008 e-commerce organizations who served during the Corona.The state minister for information technology said financial assistance ranging from Rs 1 million to Rs 5 crore would be provided to entrepreneurs in the e-commerce sector as venture capital.Noting that the country's e-commerce sector will create 5 lakh jobs in five years, Palak said e-commerce will be the main driving force of the economy. He emphasized the need for more integrated action plans to make e-commerce more dynamic. Mentioning that the number of internet users in the country has now surpassed 11 crore, Palak said that with the implementation of this facility, it has become possible to transact 16 thousand crore rupees online.He said that with the spread of internet, e-commerce has reached from town to village. The wheel of the country's economy is in motion as it has delivered various daily necessities including medicines to 160 million people of the country during the Corona period.E-Cab President Shami Kaiser presided over the function while General Secretary of the organization Mohammad Abdul Wahed Tamal spoke on the occasion.The Minister of State for Information Technology inaugurated the 'e-Genius' platform to provide co-educational activities for students through digital and development of talents at home.

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.

ICT-IBA forming a virtual university

The ACMP 4.0 Summer Training Program has been launched to improve the skills of managers to meet the challenges of the future. Under the new normal conditions, 228 mid-management professionals are undergoing training in this three-month program in 4 batches with various modules of business expansion by reducing staff turnover.The 14th-17th batch training program under the ICT department's LICT project will have online classes 3-4 days a week. 60 classes will be held in 12 sessions. There will be tests every day. And to get the certificate, you must be present in at least 70 percent of the class and pass the exam.State Minister for ICT Junaid Ahmed Palak inaugurated the training program through virtual on Tuesday morning.Meanwhile, the state minister said a virtual university of multimedia and innovation would be launched soon to expand commercial activities by building skilled human resources in the changed circumstances. IBA's certificate course will be introduced there.Speaking as the chief guest, he said that Kovid-19 is changing the commercial activities by accelerating the fourth industrial revolution. So no matter what profession or position I live in, everyone needs to know about cutting edge technology. We are able to adapt very quickly to new types of global change. Ability to use AI, robotics, big data, etc. technology in every field at the individual, institutional and state level in technology services.Palak said, "Our business, trade, education, office are not lagging behind in the last 100 days by being intellectually connected even from a social distance."He added that in the pendulum situation, the internet usage of internet users has increased by 50 percent. Commercial usage has increased by 50 percent and more than 50 lakh mobile bank accounts have been opened. LICT Project Advisor Sami Ahmed and IBA Director Syed Farhat Anwar presided over the function. LICT Project Director Rezaul Karim, Bangladesh Computer Council Executive Director Perth Pratim Dev, BACO President Wahid Sharif, BASIS President Syed Almas Kabir spoke on the occasion.

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.  

Freelancing is the Future: Polok

Freelancing is the future. In order to ensure self-employment for 70 percent of the country's youth in the future, the ICT Department's Learning and Learning Project has launched an online training program. State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Junayed Ahmed Polok on Sunday inaugurated the virtual 200-hour training on the web, graphics, and digital marketing in 15 districts as a pilot project.ICT Secretary NM Ziaul Alam presided over the function while Learning and Learning Development Project Director (Deputy Secretary) Md. Akhtar Mamun and training materials planner Shafiul Alam spoke on the occasion. State Minister for ICT Junaid Ahmed Palak was the chief guest at the occasion.Mentioning that 'technology has opened up knowledge', the state minister said at the time, under the Learning and Learning project, 1 lakh 85 thousand students registered to take online training. However, 40,000 people will be trained in 492 locations in the country, divided into 15 parts with PC and high-speed uninterrupted internet connection. For this 39 IT companies have been recruited. KPI is being given the utmost importance in training evaluation.Junayed Ahmed Polok said, online class, is our future. And Corona has opened new horizons in online education. We hope that online classes will eliminate urban-rural inequality.Mentioning that 'Internet Plus' has started in every sphere of life at this time, the state minister said that with the creation of high-speed internet and payment gateway infrastructure at the union level across the country, we are now able to start freelancer training activities online. Even after passing SSC and HSC, the visionary Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has continued this initiative in Corona to train the youth and make them self-employed.  

Palak informed the Prime Minister about the formation of 'Auditor Crowd Platform'

State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Junaid Ahmed Palak has briefed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on the use of technology in health, education, food, agriculture and supply management during the last 60 days. The state minister presented the information in a video conferencing on Sunday while handing over a grant check to the relief fund at Ganobhaban from the Prime Minister's Office.Meanwhile, Junaid Ahmed Palak informed the Prime Minister that has been visited by 6 million citizens of the country through this website. The 333 hotlines have so far received 7 million calls and 1.6 million calls about Corona. In addition, 4 doctors are providing medical services. He said 1,000 entrepreneurs of the Union Digital Center are involved in providing support through the hotline. Food has been delivered to about 30,000 families seeking food assistance through the hotline. A digital platform auditor crowding platform is being created through a database of 50,000 citizens to provide humanitarian assistance.

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.

Coronathan Hackathon-19 Champion Sunny-Tanvir

Md. Tanvir has become the champion in the senior category and Sunny Zubair has become the champion in the junior category in the Coronathan Hackathon-19 competition.Their names were announced at the online digital awards ceremony on Monday. State Minister for ICT Junaid Ahmed Palak was present as the chief guest on the occasion. Special guests were BUET's former professor Mohammad Kaikobad and Daffodil Family CEO Mohammad Nuruzzaman.The head of the computer department of Daffodil University, Dr. Mahbub-ul-Haq Majumdar, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University, presided over the function. Syed Akhter Hossain and the head of the software engineering department. Touhid Bhuiyan.Of the 98 ideas submitted to Hackathon's adult team, 26 projects were displayed online. The champion in the health category is Md. Tanvir, a student at Daffodil International University and son of the MD of the Hi-Tech Park Authority. The ‘Stop’ project has given the idea of ​​tackling the epidemic through surveillance through AI-based CCTV cameras.Virus Hunter, a team from Sharif University in Iran, has been runners-up in this category with the idea of ​​destroying viruses in populated areas through molecular dynamic simulations. The members of this group are Ahnad Ramjani Sadatabadi, Azadeh Kordajdeh, and Ali Azgar Mohammadi.On the other hand, the team of Bangla Agriculture University Smart Acupuncture System has become the champion in the food and nutrition category. The members of this group are- Mohammad Iftekhar Alam Omar, Adnan Setu and Tamzir Ahmed.The IUBAT team has also been runners up with the concept of ‘Digital Train’ innovation. The members of the team are Tanzila Binte Hafiz, Tawfiqul Anam, and Nasimul Islam, students of the International University of Business Agriculture and Technology.On the other hand, in the open box category, the team of three students from Daffodil, University of Nevada, and BUET 'Rakshi' has become the champion with the Smart Apartment Isolation and Lockdown project. The members of this group are Abrar Masum, Nasif Zaman, and Fahim Hasan.United International University team Minions has been runners-up in the same category by submitting the idea of ​​automated relief delivery system. The members of this team are Prashant Kumar Das, Anika Tahsin, and Arifa Akhter.On the other hand, Sunny Jubayer, a student of Dhaka College became the champion in the health care category at the junior level by making a ventilator for Tk 40,000.Daffodil International College student Ishrat Jahan Tuli has been runner-up in this category by inventing touch-less door hand sanitizer.In the open box category of the competition, ‘Shopie’ has become the team champion with the concept of infection prevention service. The members of this group are Al Mamun Ovi, Abdul Azizul Hakim Vijay, and Maruf Ahmed Shafin. Sami Khan, a student at Daffodil University, is a runner-up in this category with the idea of ​​disinfection benefits using ultraviolet rays instead of hand sanitizers.

Adding new feature "distance-learning facility" to 333: Palak

To bring all the people under the service, the ICT department has also taken initiative to introduce class facility of feature phones. Therefore, new service is being added to 333 toll-free hunting number. A2I (Access to Information) is creating this platform at the initiative of the Ministry of Education. As a result, it will be possible to know the solution of the syllabus by calling in a few days.State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Junaid Ahmed Palak said this at the inaugural digital press conference of 'Live Corona Test: Viber Bot' service on Saturday (May 2).Viber's Asia Pacific Director Anubhav Nair, ICT Secretary NM Ziaul Alam, Leveraging ICT for Growth, Employment and Governance (LICT) Project Advisor Sami Ahmed, Viber Corona Bot App Developer MCC CEO spoke at the conference.At present, medical services are being provided by analyzing the condition and condition of more than 4 million people through the communication app, said the state minister for ICT. However, he said that the information is not being published in compliance with the information security policy."We don't stop," said Palak. Not sitting for idle. Every day I am trying to use new innovations for the people of Bangladesh. I am taking one initiative after another to bring all the people under digital service. He further said, “For those who do not have access to internet or TV, we have had a two-and-a-half-hour meeting with the Education Minister, Deputy Minister and Secretaries to conduct the curriculum from 333. It will be possible to launch this service in a few days.”

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.

No alternative of technology to keep 170 million people at home: Junaid Ahmed Palak

People all over the country should stay at home to protect themselves and others from this pandemic coronavirus outbreak. And to do this, civil services must reach their helping hands to the citizen. As a result, there is no alternative to technology to keep 170 million people at home. The Minister emphasized the need for integrated planning to tackle the impact of technology and expressed if Corona outbreaks continue to go like this, the technology would have to be widely utilized to keep the health, education, food, and food supply across the country. Junaid Ahmed Palak spoke at the inauguration of Virtual Hospital Hello Doc on Tuesday (April 7th) this afternoon."We want to make maximum use of our digital platform to reach the basic rights of 170 million people," he said. At that moment, we went a few steps further through the opening of this hospital or messenger bot.State Minister for Information and Communications Technology Junaid Ahmed Palak said the Corona situation was likely to be prolonged after the inauguration. 40 state's hotspots have been distinguished as the hotspots of the flare-up of the infection, as indicated by data obtained from the national digital analytics platform. Local lifestyle apps Kotha Technologies Chairman Mahbub Zaman, co-founders of AmarLab Tajin Shadid and Tamjid Siddique Spondon, chief executive Istiq Zahid, Head of Business Development Haseeb Ahmed, Head of Operations Dr. Sajjad Rahat Hossain and Argo Ventures Limited Chairman Fida-e-Zahir, Chief Technical Officer Arbab Ur Rahman and Head of Operations Sheikh Fayaz Morsalin were present on occasion.

Digital distribution of rice will reduce irregularities and corruption: Palak

State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Junaid Ahmed Palak, expressed hope that corruption and irregularities would be significantly diminished by distributing aid to the helpless and destitute in the country using digital cards with QR codes. He expressed such optimism while providing food aid to 120 helpless and jobless families in Sukash and Dahiya Unions of Singra Upazila on Sunday (April 26). The state minister said the software for distribution of rice in this manner would be coordinated between the Ministry of Food, the Ministry of Relief, and the Ministry of Agriculture through the Central Database. Besides, the concerned department will be able to know where and how much rice has been distributed in any name only after searching. In this way, no one will be able to pick up one's rice. This will ensure transparency and accountability.

From The Parliament to Peddy Field : State Minister Junayed Ahmed Palak

State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Junaid Ahmed Palak cuts paddy of farmers in Kaigram territory contiguous the bamboo scaffold of Ramananda Khajura Union in Singra Upazila. He was also in the minister's quarters of the parliament building two days ago. And this minister was seen in the paddy field around 12:30 on Saturday. The ranchers were simultaneously astounded and satisfied to see his active participation. Prior, the state minister gave incentives to the affected farmers. Junaid Ahmed Palak joined the meeting at the DC office after harvesting paddy from the place that is known for a rancher named Akher Ali.Simultaneously, he stated, "In the following three months, 22 percent of the nation's poor and 30 percent of the jobless should give alleviation." For this situation, the concerned people ought to make a database and use QR code. Relief distribution activities can be streamlined by using QR code after creating the database. The ICT department is ready to provide the necessary assistance.The meeting was chaired by Deputy Commissioner Shahriaz and was attended by, among others, Sourendra Kumar Chakraborty, Coordinator, District Committee for Coordination of Tax Virus Prevention and Relief Materials, Secretary, Statistics and Information Management Department, District Awami League President and Natore-4 MP Prof Abdul Quddus. Lieutenant Colonel Mostafa Arifur Rahman, Superintendent of Police Liton Kumar Saha, Civil Surgeon Dr. Kazi Mizanur Rahman, District Council Chairman Advocate Sajedur Rahman Khan and Natore Municipal Mayor Uma Chowdhury Jolly.  

The 'Prabasbandhu' call center has been re-launched to provide health services to Saudi expatriates

A 'Probasbandhu' call center has been set up for expatriates in Saudi Arabia to provide health services in Corona on mobile phones with 67 expatriate doctors with 5 emo numbers including a hotline. The numbers are- +8809611999911and 01400611995-8 and 0195810502. A2I has implemented this initiative in the health care of 22 lakh Saudi expatriates.The service was unveiled at an online video meeting on Wednesday. Foreign Minister. AK Abdul Momen, Expatriate Welfare Minister Imran Ahmed, State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Junaid Ahmed Palak addressed the meeting.Among others present were Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen, Expatriate Welfare Ministry Secretary Selim Reza, ICT Secretary NM Ziaul Alam, Additional Secretary from Bangladesh Embassy in Saudi Arabia Abul Hasan, A2I Project Director Dr Abdul Mannan and Policy Advisor Anir Chowdhury, Wage Earners Board Director-General, A2I Chief E-Governance Strategist Farhad Zahid Sheikh Face.On the occasion, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Minister for Expatriate Welfare thanked A2I for taking initiatives to protect the health of expatriates. He also thanked the Minister of State for Information and Communication Technology for coordinating the entire process and called for the launch of the service in all countries.Foreign Minister said in a statement. AK Abdul Momen praised the ICT department for introducing 34 types of services for expatriates in the app. He shared his positive experiences using hotlines 333 and 999.On the other hand, Expatriate Welfare Minister Imran Ahmed said that the government has already sent assistance of Tk 10 crore to the embassies for the welfare of the expatriates. State Minister for ICT Junaid Ahmed Palak said the real friend is in danger. And expatriates are the driving force of our economy. And so, in their peril, our Corona war front-line paramedics have come forward. About 250 doctors from Bangladesh have also expressed interest in joining the service. This call center is being operated through CRM software.

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.

Bangladesh National Architecture Team created the Covid-19 Tracker

Bangladesh National Architecture (BNDA) team has come up with a map-based Covid-19 Tracker  to monitor the country's Covid-19 situation. The Tracker is straightforward and arranged in Bengali language. One of its unique features is that it consequently gathers new and refreshed data over a period. Minister of State for Information and Communications Technology Junaid Ahmed Palak stated after the online meeting of the Bangladesh National Architecture (BNDA) team progressing the work, he collected data from reliable international sources (, in various formats (maps, summary). , Graphs, charts, etc.).He also said that besides searching in Bangla / English, it also shows comparative statistics of country-wise or different country-transmitted data through charts/graphs. It’s convenient to acknowledge meaningful information through the tracker so that people get aware of the pandemic situation. It is also useful for the common people as a result of displaying information in Bangla. The BNDA team had a great impact on contributing social Apps in collaboration with ICT department. Earlier, they created the Farmer's App for the Ministry of Food and Agriculture with technical assistance from the ICT department to reduce farmers' time, costs, and harassment. Due to the successful use of the seasonal season, the use of the app has already been extended to 64 Upazilas in 64 districts in Autumn 2020 season.Insights regarding Covid-19 Tracker can be found here -  

HelloDoc - The Virtual Hospital to treat patient at home

Junaid Ahmed Palak, State Minister for Information and Communication Technology, inaugurated the Virtual Hospital “HelloDoc” on the initiative of Lifestyle Apps in a web-based manner. He inaugurated this virtual hospital on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at 5:00 pm.State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Junaid Ahmed Palak said the country is moving ahead with technology. Today, due to the advancement of information and technology, we have achieved to set a virtual hospital. We have now started all communication online. There is no alternative to using technology to provide citizen services at home for all the people of the country. We want to make maximum use of the technology to reach the core needs of 170 million citizens in the country.Initially, a skilled team of around 42 doctors will provide patients with this platform. At this time of the coroner, when most of the private chambers were closed, about doctors had come forward to take care of patients. From your own home, you can consult a doctor via video conference and teleconference. At the same time, emergency diagnostic tests and emergency ambulance services provided by the doctor can be taken from the same medium at home. There will be a free service through Messenger. The service will be available soon through the mobile app. To get free doctor services online, visit the AmarLab Facebook page. Link-

Find Coronary Risk Assessment at Home

As of late, Bangladesh is confronting some genuine difficulties foreseeing with the lethal COVID-19. Startling lockdown is on the way to forestall coronary outbreaks in the nation. The administration has guided people, in general, to keep up good social ways from their homes. Currently, the Department of Information and Communication Technology has created a website to check the risk of coronavirus online at home.This website is fair to assess symptoms by some inquiry checking and allows us to know whether you are at risk of getting coronavirus.  If you are in danger, there are recommendations. This risk assessment service can be found on the Website platform ( Information can likewise be accessible at Messenger Group ( State Minister for Information Technology Junaid Ahmed Palak formally propelled the service at an online press conference on Monday, March 30th. By visiting the link ( a person would know how much Corona is at risk. By responding to different inquiries and giving data, he would find out about its latent capacity dangers. Besides, the proper specialists of the government would have the option to survey the circumstance dependent on the data given by the residents. Data with respect to Corona infection would be gotten through the messenger group. Junaid Ahmed Palak said that the IEDCR is giving updates about corona infection through public interviews each day. Thousands of phones are also coming to 333 different call centers. Not only that, but millions of calls have also come in those days. There are some typical inquiries of residents. Many are posing a similar inquiry again and again. We have distinguished these regular inquiries through Machine Learning. I have concocted with a new solution to reduce the pressure on everyone, including doctors, call centers."Appropriate information services would lessen the dread of people. The main goal of these initiatives is to make everybody mindful through technology," the minister said. At the press conference, several initiatives for entrepreneurs in awareness of Corona were highlighted. These initiatives include Corona Action Bot (CAB),, According to the press conference, the Start-up Bangladesh ( platform also has 17 different Innovative Initiative. Information Technology Secretary NM Ziaul Alam and senior officials of various projects under it have attended the press conference.

National Hackathon is propelling to Combat COVID-19

COVID-19 or new coronavirus is a worldwide pandemic. This emergency, like health and healthcare, has had a tremendous antagonistic effect on the monetary activities of the individuals just as the economy. Considering the current scenario, National Hackathon is propelling innovative technology to combat novel coronavirus (COVID-19). To address the emergency as a team with the youth of the nation, the "Act COVID-19 Online Hackathon" has been sorted out by the Information and Communication Technology Department (ICT). Due to the lockdown, this hackathon will be held online.As indicated by the ICT Department, this hackathon is mostly a coding competition from which technical solutions will be discovered to deal with Corona Virus. To address the current national emergency, a platform called “CallForNation” has been made by the Information and Communication Technology Department. The stage was inaugurated on March 30 by Minister of State for Information and Communications Technology Junaid Ahmed Palak. This hackathon is being held as its first activity. It will be held shortly after registration.Ask to inquire, State Minister for ICT Junaid Ahmed Palak stated, "There are numerous skilled youngsters in our country. Nevertheless, some are researchers, innovators, or programming engineers. I believe, the impediments made by the Novel Corona infection can be handled by the development and authority of our youth. That's why, on this platform, I urge all of them to work together. To offer something to the nation, this is their most unique chance."To overcome the circumstance emerging, online hackathons can be dealt with 6 issues. These themes are – Socioeconomically Disadvantaged People, Business Operations and Production, Health care Equipment and Treatment, Access to Information, Mental Health, and others. Other categories incorporate the opportunity to manage any issues that may arise in the present situation.To solve this problem, young people from Bangladesh have looked for imaginative ideas, projects, and plans. All steps will be taken to identify the seed fund, the supply of crude materials, or the initiatives to be broadly perceived for financial support to the selected 10 innovators.Insights regarding hackathons can be found and registered at likewise can participate in the hackathon either individually or in a group manner. Intrigued stakeholders must submit the proposed venture with the prototype of the innovation by April 20, as stated by the ICT department.  

corona info live update website in Bangladesh

Corona (COVID-19) is a serious epidemic situation for the world. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is known as an infectious disease caused by a new virus. Now, almost 210 countries in the world infected by this virus. Till now more than one lac has been died and infected more than fifteen lacs in the world.  Bangladesh Government with different health and technical institution has taken few major effective steps for providing information to the general people. Where Bangladesh ICT ministry playing significant role to make available information by a website. Here we have few information of Digital Corona disease. – Developed and maintaining by Access to information, ICT Ministry. People can access this website anytime from their home and they necessary help from this website. Health videos, Corona infected information, recovered from corona, death information, telemedicine companies and all the necessary information which is needed in this corona epidemic is available in this website. is another helpful and informative website for corona disease info. Time to time updated and nice with graphical demonstration make this website meaningful. Corona at a glance in Bangladesh is available here.  There are few other websites where you can find more information regarding corona disease (COVID-19) of Bangladesh:

Oracle Celebrates 20 years by opening new branch in Bangladesh

Oracle one of the best tech giant company in the world open its new branch in Dhaka Bangladesh but it has begun its operations in Bangladesh twenty years back. Finance Minister, AHM Mustafa Kamal appreciated the US tech giant’s move in Bangladesh and mentioned Bangladesh economy surged 8.15 percent last fiscal year, the highest in the Asia Pacific region. State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak was present with US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller and he said “I would like to congratulate Oracle on this milestone, particularly since they have been close technology partners supporting Bangladesh’s development agenda”. Zunaid Ahmed Palak also said “The government is committed to transform Bangladesh into a digital nation by 2021 and we look forward to working with the Oracle to fulfill this important vision,”.  “With an ecosystem of a 50-plus strong partner community in Bangladesh, we continue to support the digital transformation for our customers in the region,” said Rubaba Dowla, managing director of Oracle Bangladesh. “This new office is another milestone of our commitment to the country,” she said. n Bangladesh, Oracle has been experiencing strong demand for its cloud solutions from many organisations including Ananta Group, Bangladesh Bank, Bangladesh Bridge Authority, Bangladesh Computer Council, Bangladesh Election Commission, bKash, BRAC Bank, DBL Group, Department of Immigration and Passport, Dulal Brothers, Ministry of Road Transport and Bridges, National Board of Revenue, National Polymer, Partex Star Group, Union Group, Pacific Jeans to name a few. Bangladeshi firms are leveraging Oracle Cloud to fulfill a variety of business requirements including to manage and retain talent, deliver better customer experiences, launch new services faster, or reduce costs.   

Disabled people give job interview in video conferencing

State Minister of Information and Communication Junayed Ahmed Polok focused on the need to include the disabled people in the standard of improvement, said the incapacitated individuals are not ready to be especially equipped. Disable people are not burdened; in reality, they are the asset of the nation. He stated the government is executing different projects to empower the individuals who are especially equipped for preparing them in different fields including ICT. He urged the majorities to be increasingly cognizant and conscious particularly to the impaired.The State Minister said this while addressing the closing and prize distribution program of 'National IT Competition for Youth Disabled-2019' mutually by the Department of Information and Communication Technology and Asia Pacific University at the University of Asia Pacific Campus premises situated at Green Road.During this time, Polok stated, the extent of the disabilities that were found in the society before is no longer there. People of this country have been aware of the last 10 years under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her well-known daughter Saima Wazed Putul. So as to guarantee the rights and welfare of the diabled, the 'Disability Protection Act' has been established in 2013. We are working to ensure their rights in society. They didn't notwithstanding sitting in the house being inert, rather contributing to the development of the nation with their very own talent and capability.He also said that online job portal will be made for these minorities. They can apply online by exchanging information, especially in accordance to their qualification and also give and take job interviews through video conferencing. Employer will contact the employee of any place from anywhere.He communicated that employment would be arranged for debilitated individuals through training. He said that in the following one year, there will be courses of action for preparing of 3,000 impaired young people in 7 provincial workplaces of Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC). In the next five years, the employment of 10 lakh young people in the ICT sector will be arranged, where at least one percent will be the disabled one.Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Asia Pacific Manzur Ahmed Chowdhury, Executive Director of BCC Parthapratim Debsaha along with the other senior officials of the ICT Department spoke on the occasion. After that, the names of three winners were announced in four categories from 100 contestants participating in different district IT competitions.

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.

A separate job portal for disabled people: Palak

State Minister for Information Technology Junaid Ahmed Palak has been talking about making a separate job site for disable people.People with incapacities can without much of a stretch apply for a vocation at home, and they can arrange a prospective employee meet-up. State Minister Junaid Ahmed Palak said, "Specially enabled persons can apply online for information exchange, particularly as per the capabilities and the activity of making an entry to begin and accept a position meet through video conferencing". He said that the portal will be very easy to work with the employer of any place as soon as the employer communicates with the employer.The State Minister said this while inaugurating the IT competition for disabled people organized by Bangladesh Computer Council and Asia Pacific University at Asia Pacific University in Green Road, Dhaka.In the function, the State Minister said that importance is given to the inclusion of disabled people in the main stream of development. Disabled is not the burden of the country. In his discourse, he guided them to orchestrate employments via preparing them to join the standard improvement of the disabled. In the next one year, about three thousand disabled students will be trained in seven Regional Offices of the Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC). In the next five years, the employment of 10 lakh young people in the ICT sector will be arranged, of which at least one percent will be disabled.Palak said the disabled people are not the burden of the country, but they are our development advocates.During the following five years, ten lakh occupations will be made in the IT part. At any rate one percent of handicapped individuals will find the opportunity there. In fact, in the year 2016, national IT competition started with disability. This year's competition was the fourth arrangement.Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Asia Pacific Manzur Ahmed Chowdhury, Executive Director of BCC Partha Pratim Das, senior officials of the Department of Information spoke on the occasion. Out of 100 participants participating in IT-related competitions from different districts of the country, three of the three winners were declared in the four divisions.

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.

Palak's letter to withdraw e-commerce VAT

State Minister for Information Technology Junaid Ahmed Palak has sent a letter to the chairman of the National Board of Revenue to pull back the seven percent VAT proposition proposed to be e-commerce business. He told columnists after the formal initiation of 'Tiger Challenge' in a city hotel on Wednesday. He said the nation's commerce sector is currently developing. It is presently market of at any rate thousand million. It is progressively growing. Again, it is one of the sectors of employment. So it isn't more right than wrong to force VAT on the part at the present time. He said that a letter has just been sent to NBR Chairman Musharraf Hossain to withdraw the VAT proposition proposed to impose e-commerce in the financial limit for the monetary year 2019-2020. He conversed with the finance minister about the issue and said he would make a move later. State Minister for Information Technology additionally said that the NBR director gave positive confirmation about the withdrawal of VAT. We're hoping it will be pulled back. On Thursday, the Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal introduced a spending proposition for the financial year 2019-2020. He said that the Budget proposes to force 7.5 percent VAT on the web-based sector in the nation.

Summon to create more women entrepreneurs in Bangladesh

State Minister for Information Technology Junaid Ahmed Palak has called for creating more new women entrepreneurs in the country.In a speech at the seminar titled 'Women's Economic Participation and Empowerment of Women ensure women and e-commerce” can ensure women and e-commerce in the start-up project meeting of the ICT Tower of Agargaon on Tuesday.'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.Junaid Ahmed Palak said that in order to build a knowledge-rich society and digital Bangladesh, the IT department has taken initiatives to set up the Startup Bangladesh Limited Company, Innovation Design, and Entrepreneurship Academy, and to develop innovative culture in the country.Palak said that women entrepreneurs are being created through the implementation of the Learning Earnings project to create equal opportunities for men and women. He said the project is being implemented to provide uninterrupted internet services to remote areas of the country to eliminate digital discrimination. To this end, she urged private organizations to come forward as well as the government to make women entrepreneurs nationwide.

Pressure should be continued to face the harmful effects of climate: Minister Palak

A worldwide temperature alteration in other words Global Warming is expanding day by day. State Minister for Information Technology Junaid Ahmed Palak has encouraged the created nations to keep constraining the world to confront antagonistic impacts of the worldwide atmosphere. On Sunday, he saw the environmental change circumstance all around intently as a major aspect of the Young Global Leader Impact Expedition Program held in Ilulissat city, Greenland. Amid this time, the world's biggest island, with in excess of 20 youthful worldwide pioneers' helicopters, visited different places in Greenland. Worldwide Youth Leaders partook in the endeavor at the welcome of the World Economic Forum. Junaid Ahmed Palak said that the world's biggest island is liquefying ice quicker than the idea of Greenland. Thusly, if the ice liquefies proceed; the unsafe impacts of environmental change will be on creating nations like Bangladesh. As indicated by Space Research Organization, Palak said that NASA's information on space inquire about examined information demonstrates that in 2003, the rate of ice defrosts expanded fourfold since 2003, which has never occurred before. One examination found that in excess of 40 billion tons of ice was liquefied in Greenland in 2012, which is multiple times higher than in 2003. The greater part of these frosts liquefies in southern Greenland. In this way, every one of the icy masses in Greenland will build the ocean level stature by 23 feet, which will cause numerous pieces of the seaside regions like Bangladesh to submerge and around 20 million individuals need to move to more secure spots.