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“Govt to include ICT in primary curriculum”

IT Live: Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar today said the government is going to include information and communication technology (ICT) in primary curriculum within next two years. "Where only eight lakh people used to have internet connectivity in 2008. Now in 2018, we have 8.5 crore internet users in the country. We have around 15 crore people,... details

“Digital security act is not for gagging freedom”

IT Live: Digital security act has been made not to gag freedom of expression rather to stop spreading of falsehood and militant activities through social media to protect minority community, said Prime Minister's ICT affairs adviser Swajib Wazed Joy. "Expression of freedom is a right of a citizen. Digital security act has been made not to suppress freedom of expression rather to protect... details

“Govt preparing to launch 5G service”

IT Live: Post, Telecommunication and ICT Minister Mustafa Jabbar today said the government is taking necessary preparation to launch 5G service in the country. "Government has taken different initiatives to take the ICT sector forward. All the unions and former enclaves across the country will be brought under internet connectivity within this year. Now the biggest challenge for us is to... details

Satellite Bangabandhu-I starts for Florida

IT Live: Bangladesh's first communication satellite Bangabandhu-I will be shipped from France to Florida of the Unite States tomorrow for launching to the orbit in the next month. "Manufacturing Company Thales Alenia Space of France will ship the satellite for Florida through a specialized cargo aircraft tomorrow morning from the warehouse in Cannes," Project Director Mohammad Mesbahuzzaman... details

Int’l marketing firm for Satellite Bangabandhu-I

IT Live: The government is going to hire an internationally recognized and experienced firm to run the marketing activities of the country's first satellite Bangabandhu-I. The government will do it to grab the maximum financial benefit from both domestic and international market by selling the frequency of the satellite, said officials. Talking to BSS, Bangladesh Telecommunication... details

“Bangladesh to make use of Japan’s IT sector”

IT Live: State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak today said Bangladesh will make full use of shortage of skilled worker in the IT sector of Japan. "Japan, the third largest economy of the world, is experiencing a shrinking manpower in IT sector. We are eager to take this advantage by providing the trained IT engineers to Japanese market. Bangladesh will take the opportunity to... details

a2i, UCEP to work jointly for developing skills

Live Correspondent: Aimed at working together to develop skills of rural youths in the country, Access to Information (a2i) Programme of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and UCEP Bangladesh have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today. Kabir Bin Anwar, Director General (Administration) of the PMO and Project Director of a2i Programme and Tahsinah Ahmed, Chief Executive Officer of... details

Muhith for ‘dedicated city’ to boost ICT sector

  IT Live: Finance Minister AMA Muhith today underscored the need for a specific city or area with all sorts of facilities, including WIFI, to boost the Information Communication and Technology (ICT) sector in the country. "We have already progressed a lot in ICT. We will have to go forward further to develop the country. If we can make a dedicated city or a specific area like in the... details

For better traffic management

IT Live: The last four weeks have seen intense criticism related to issues associated with traffic management in urban areas of the country in general and Dhaka in particular. This has been based on inordinate delays that citizens experience every time they step onto the roads — either to go to their place of work or to the market or to respective educational institutions or to a health... details

100 high-tech entrepreneurs to be developed

IT Live: Bangladesh Industrial and Technical Assistant Centre (BITAC) would develop 100 high-tech entrepreneurs by next five years for establishing knowledge-based industrial development. The government has taken the initiative to develop the entrepreneurs as part of its efforts of building an industrially developed Bangladesh, an official release said. This was revealed at a seminar titled... details

John Young, who set records in space with NASA

IT Live: John Young, a legendary US astronaut who went into space six times, orbited the moon and then walked on its craggy surface, has died, NASA announced Saturday. He was 87 and died late Friday of complications from pneumonia, the space agency said. He lived in a Houston suburb just minutes from the NASA Space Center. "NASA and the world have lost a pioneer," agency administrator... details

Vietnam suffers losses of 540 mln USD due to computer

IT Live: Virus infections made computer users in Vietnam to rack up losses of 12.3 trillion Vietnamese dong (544 million U.S. dollars) in 2017. In 2016, the losses were 10.4 trillion Vietnamese dong (460 million U.S. dollars), according to the country's leading security firm BKAV on Friday. In 2017, over 1,900 computers in Vietnam, including some 1,600 units of 243 organizations and... details

Google Crowdsource: Enrich your mother Language

IT Live: Google Crowdsource is an opportunity for us to contribute and enrich our Mother Language in Internet. Every time you use it, you know that you've made the internet a better place for your community. Crowdsource is an Android app which allows your contributions to benefit the society in the long run. It is an effort to improve the internet language besides English. It is available... details