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August 4, 2020

Corona vaccine approved for use in Russia

A locally developed vaccine for Covid-19 has been given regulatory approval in Russia after less than two months of testing on humans. Russian President Vladimir Putin said the vaccine had passed all the required checks, adding that his daughter had already been given it, reports BBC. Officials have said they plan to start mass vaccination in October. Experts have raised concerns about the speed of Russia’s work, suggesting that researchers might be cutting corners. Amid fears that safety could have been compromised, the World Health Organization (WHO) urged Russia last week to follow international guidelines for producing a vaccine against Covid-19. [caption id="attachment_27822" align="alignright" width="660"]

BD youth wins int’l ICC award

Young Bangladeshi graphic artist Muktadirul Islam Jafir is one of ten top designers to win a prestigious award from the International Cricket Council (ICC).

The ICC has been rewarding players and officials for their performances in and off the field for years. This is first time in its history the august body has given recognition to cricket fans. To celebrate the majesty of cricket during this Coronavirus Covid–19 pandemic, last April the ICC launched a competition open to passionate artists and designers. [caption id="attachment_27816" align="alignright" width="576"]

Huawei to develop ICT talent in Bangladesh

Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Limited has inaugurated its annual program of ‘Seeds for the Future 2020 in Bangladesh’. The inauguration ceremony has been taken place virtually today, August 10, 2020, and attended by Zunaid Ahmed Palak, Minister of State for Information and Communication Technology Division as the Chief Guest.

Zhang Zhengjun, the CEO of Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Limited. initiated the ceremony where Dr. S. M. Mostafa Al Mamun, Chairman, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE), Dhaka University (DU); Prof. Dr. A.K.M. Ashikur Rahman, Head, Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET); Dr. Muhammad Ahsan Ullah, Head, Department of El...