Category: ICT & Science
Japan cyber security minister never used computer
A Japanese minister in charge of cyber security has provoked astonishment by admitting he has never used a computer in his professional life, and appearing confused by the concept of a USB drive. Yoshitaka Sakurada, 68, is the deputy chief of the government’s cyber security strategy office and also
GP applies afresh for ‘013’ series, BTRC to scrutinise
The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has initiated a scrutiny of a fresh plea made by leading mobile phone operator Grameenphone seeking new number series with 013 prefix as the connections under its existing number series with 017 prefix is almost ‘sold out’.
Digital Transformation in Asia’s education
Digital transformation in learning is the 4th Industrial Revolution. Futurist Thomas Fey predicted that two billion jobs will disappear by 2030. Furthermore, 65 percent of children starting their education now will end up in new types of jobs that currently do not exist. Don Carlson, Director, Education, Microsoft Asia Pacific..
New policy for virtual education soon: Palak
Proposal for a new policy will be placed before the government soon that will bring the education system under a digital framework, State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak said on Wednesday (Jun 7). Apart from education, government activities and citizen service will also be brought under the framework, he..
Facebook looking at behaviour to weed out fake accounts
Facebook on Wednesday said it has started weeding out bogus accounts by watching for suspicious behaviour such as repetitive posts or torrents of messages. The security improvement was described as being part of a broader effort to rid the leading social network of hoaxes, misinformation, and fake news by making..
Govt working for creating ICT-skilled human resources: Palak
State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak, MP, has said the present government has been working sincerely for producing skilled human resources on Information and Communication Technology (ICT). “Bangladesh has been advancing successfully in the field of technologies in various ways to achieve huge successes and recognition to the..
Popularisation of science, ICT-based edcn badly needed
There is no alternative to popularisation of the science- and information & communication technology (ICT)-based modern education among the young students for accelerating pace of overall national development. The views were expressed at concluding ceremony of the three-day Science & ICT Fair organised by the district administration at BIAM Laboratory..
35.5 pc of US tech ‘innovators’ are immigrants: study
More than one-third of America’s technology “innovators” are foreign born, according to a study released Wednesday that debunks many commonly held beliefs about the sector. Immigrants make up 35.5 percent of US innovators — defined as people who make “meaningful and marketable innovations” to tech-related industries, said the study by..
35pc of cost of broadband internet to be cut down from today
Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Ltd (BTCL) has decided to cut down the prices of different packages by 35 percent from today, aimed at providing its customers with broadband internet facility at a cheap rate. BTCL is changing the prices of different packages, through which the customers are now able to talk..
Scientists to simulate growing potatoes on Mars
Do Peru’s potatoes have the right stuff? That’s the question scientists will be asking in Lima next month, when a selection of tubers will begin undergoing tests to determine whether they’re fit to grow on Mars. NASA, the US space agency, is conducting the pioneering experiment together with Lima’s International..
Primary Schools in Bangladesh to Go Digital, Reaching 20 Million Students
The Bangladesh Prime Minister this week launched the latest addition to the country’s digital curriculum to reach 20 million primary school students, continuing to revolutionize one of the most under-resourced education systems in South Asia. As governments worldwide scramble to cultivate a generation of tech-savvy children, Bangladesh is continuing to..
Bangla interface at UC Browser
A Bangla interface has been added to UC Browser with the view to making it friendly to Bangla language users. UCWeb in Dhaka on Thursday announced the launch of its new product intended for smart phones. UCWeb’s International Marketing Director Catherine Huang, International Business Development Managing Director Kenny Ye and..
49pc children encounter cyber bullying
Around half of the school-goers in the country have encountered cyber bullying, global mobile phone giant Telenor yesterday said. The parent company of Bangladesh’s top operator Grameenphone conducted a survey last year of 1,510 students aged between 12 and 18 years to understand internet use patterns and practices among youths..
Microsoft Internships for students
Students of different public and private universities in Bangladesh, for the first time, will get internship opportunity with Microsoft Bangladesh. Teams of 25 students of different disciplines, specially science and technology, engineering and business administration, will get the chance the one-month programme each month from March. Young Bangla campaign of..
Apps developing contest launched
Aiming to raise awareness among youths and engage them in the movement to prevent violence against women, WE CAN (Amrai Pari Paribarik Nirjaton Protirodh Jote) and Daffodil International University (DIU) jointly launched an apps developing competition. Youth aged 16 to 30 are encouraged to form groups of five to participate..
Microsoft teams up with education ministry
Microsoft Bangladesh and the primary and mass education ministry have recently signed a memorandum of understanding to work on improving skills and employability by enabling educators to use technology in a better way. The agreement under the “Partners in Learning” programme is a global initiative, Microsoft said in a statement..
Apple ordered to pay $625m in patent dispute with VirnetX
Apple Inc must pay VirnetX Holding Corp more than $625 million for using the patent licensing company’s Internet security technology without permission in its FaceTime and iMessage features, a federal jury in Texas said on Wednesday. The award was more than the $532 million VirnetX had sought before the trial..
False portrayal not accepted: Palak
ICT State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak yesterday rejected the findings of a survey of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, terming it a “false portrayal” of the growing ICT industry. Such a dismal depiction of the industry, especially one that is contrary to the real picture, is a big factor discouraging..
12th anniversary of Facebook is today
Today beloved Facebook of yours has reached its 12th anniversary. Debuting itself on February 4, 2004, Facebook is now the world’s most popular social networking site. What’s new is bringing Facebook on her this birthday? Take a look at a glance: The virus called ‘Jika’ is bringing chaos in this..