a2i's TV show on 'Smart Bangladesh' premieres today

A new TV show named "Mission 2041: I am the solution" is set to premiere today. The show, presented by a2i, will aim to spotlight challenges and opportunities in diverse sectors during the country's transition from 'Digital Bangladesh' to 'Smart Bangladesh'.

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Amazon to take help from rival SpaceX to launch Kuiper satellites

The e-commerce giant Amazon recently announced that it has secured three Falcon 9 rocket launches from their rival company SpaceX to deploy its Project Kuiper satellite network.

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Dr Razia receives OPCW-The Hague Award as the first Bangladeshi

Professor Dr. Syeda Sultana Razia of Chemical Engineering Department of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) has been awarded this year's prestigious 2023 OPCW-The Hague Award, in recognition of her efforts to educate the people about the peaceful uses of chemistry, particularly in chemical safety and security. 

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GTA trilogy coming to Netflix on December 14

Netflix has announced that three Grand Theft Auto (GTA) titles—GTA III, Vice City, and San Andreas—will be available for free on Android and iOS devices for subscribers starting December 14. Netflix users worldwide, including users in Bangladesh, can secure early access by pre-registering on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

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Starlink satellite units to be established on the Gaza Strip with Israeli approval

Starlink, a satellite internet system operated by Elon Musk’s SpaceX, will be allowed to operate over Gaza if the satellites are approved by Israel, according to Israel's Minister of Communications.

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PM to take charge of Science Ministry; Palak to head Posts and Telecom

In a recent cabinet reshuffle, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been assigned with the additional role of overseeing the Ministry of Science and Technology, while Zunaid Ahmed Palak, the State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT), has been assigned with the additional responsibilities of the Posts and Telecommunications Department, following the departure of the two technocrat ministers from these ministries.

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OpenAI likely to deny board seat to Microsoft: report

OpenAI, the parent company of ChatGPT, is not likely to grant board seats to investors such as Microsoft, Khosla Ventures, and Thrive Capital for its new board, according to a source familiar with the matter.

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Bangladeshi Sakib Jamal on Forbes 30 under 30 list

Bangladeshi born Sakib Jamal has been named in Forbes' prestigious 30 Under 30 list for 2024. This annual list by Forbes is a compilation of the most influential and promising individuals under the age of 30, drawn from various sectors such as business, technology, arts, and more. This recognition follows his earlier inclusion in Crain's New York Business 20 under 20 list earlier this year.

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Bangladesh govt. forms 'National Cyber Security Agency'

The government has formed the new 'National Cyber Security Agency' which will replace the previous 'Digital Security Agency', according to an official gazette published on November 17, 2023. The Cyber Security Agency will be responsible for monitoring online communication and countering cyber crimes.

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OpenAI investors are now considering suing the board

A faction of investors in OpenAI, the parent company of the renowned ChatGPT, are now reportedly considering legal steps against the company's board. This development comes after the board's decision to remove CEO Sam Altman, a choice that has led to upheaval within the organisation, according to a report by Reuters. 

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OpenAI's 3rd CEO in 4 days: Who is Emmett Shear?

In a surprising turn of events, OpenAI, the parent company of ChatGPT and DALL-E, has appointed Emmett Shear as its interim CEO, marking the third leadership change in just four days. The decision comes after the sudden removal of former CEO Sam Altman, sending shockwaves through the tech industry.

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BTRC to audit Teletalk for the first time

Following a recent policy decision, the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has taken the initiative to conduct a comprehensive audit of Teletalk, the state-owned telecom company, for the first time.

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The 'right-to-repair' movement, explained

In recent years, an increasing number of consumers have encountered frustration due to limited repair options for their electronic devices, sparking a global movement known as ‘right-to-repair’. This movement contends that individuals should have the autonomy to repair their products or choose their preferred technician.

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OpenAI employees revolt; threaten to quit unless board resigns

Following the recent firing of Sam Altman, ex-CEO of OpenAI, the staff of the AI startup has issued a collective ultimatum, expressing their intent to resign unless the board steps down, according to a letter obtained by Reuters.

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Real-time air quality tracking launched across Bangladesh

The government has recently launched a 'real-time air quality index' program, which will provide up-to-the-minute information on the air quality across the country. The initiative, led by the Department of Environment, aims to inform the public about the health implications of varying pollution levels while fostering proactive measures to control and mitigate air pollution.

2w ago

Luna Shamsuddoha receives posthumous 'Meritorious Achievement Award'

Luna Shamsuddoha, a renowned Bangladeshi IT entrepreneur, was posthumously honoured with the Meritorious Achievement Award by the International Center for Parliamentary Studies (ICPS) and the National Electoral Commission of Portugal. The recognition at this year's International Electoral Awards Ceremony highlighted Shamsuddoha's role in developing the Bangladeshi voter registration software with photograph and fingerprint support.

2w ago

High-tech trees: DNCC to use GPRS to monitor plants in the city

The Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) has initiated a project to monitor and maintain newly planted trees across the DNCC jurisdiction using General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) technology. This initiative was inaugurated at the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC) auditorium on November 18.

2w ago

Here's how to watch the IND v AUS final online

As the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 reaches its climax today, 19 November, the much-awaited final between India and Australia is currently unfolding in India, captivating cricket enthusiasts around the globe. This high-octane match represents the pinnacle of international cricket, featuring two of the sport's most accomplished teams.

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