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April 2024

Shomvob secures USD 1M to revolutionise employment landscape in Bangladesh

Desk Report: Shomvob, Bangladesh's premier B2B job-tech and HR tech platform, secures a monumental USD 1 million in pre-seed funding. Spearheaded by Singapore-based venture capital firm Cocoon Capital, this investment marks a significant milestone in Shomvob's mission to revolutionize employment access in Bangladesh. Adding to its triumph, Shomvob also receives a generous grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, aimed at empowering low-income women with job opportunities across the nation. Established in 2022, Shomvob stands committed to uplifting the blue and silver-collar workforce, propelling Bangladesh towards a brighter economic future. Stay tuned for more updates on this groundbreaking initiative. Currently, more than 650,000 corporations...

Jamuna Bank among best Climate Focused Banks

Jamuna Bank has been awarded as one of the Best Climate Focus Banks & Financial Institutions in Bangladesh at the 24th National Renewable Energy Conference and Green Expo 2024 organized by University of Dhaka and Greentech Foundation. Md. Prashant Samir, Head of Credit Risk Management Division accepted the award on behalf of Jamuna Bank. DU's Institute of Energy and GreenTech Foundation Bangladesh jointly organised the two-day conference, titled, "Investing in Renewables: Fuelling the Climate Revolution". In the opening ceremony, Honorable Foreign Mi...

Shahjalal Bank ‘Best Climate Focus Bank’

Shahjalal Islami Bank PLC. has been awarded as “Best Climate Focus Bank” in Bangladesh in recognition to be one of top ten banks in sustainability rating by Bangladesh Bank in 24 National Renewable Energy Conference and Green Expo-2024. The Institute of Energy, University of Dhaka and GreenTech Foundation jointly organized the award giving ceremony in the Senate Hall in 23rd May 2024. The Deputy Managing Director of Shahjalal Islami Bank PLC. Mr. Imtiaz U. Ahmed received the award in the program. The program was chaired by Dr. Sitesh Chandra Bachar, Pro...

Titas Gas to be more customer-friendly

Due to the government's commitment and the multifaceted reform initiatives undertaken by Harunur Rashid Mollah, the Managing Director of Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Limited, customers of Titas Gas are set to experience significant improvements shortly. To ensure uninterrupted gas supply for its customers, Titas Gas has already launched several small, medium, and large projects. Under the guidance of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the Minister of State for Power, Energy, and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid Bipu, as well as Petrobangla's Chairman Zanendra Nath Sarker and Titas Gas's Managing Director, various measures have been taken to make the energy sector more customer-friendly.

Attempt to make Guinness World Record by jumping from 41,000 feet

Ashik Chowdhury, a professional skydiver, is all set to jump from 41,000 feet holding aloft the Bangladesh flag in an endeavor to set a new Guinness World Record. United Commercial Bank PLC (UCB) will be sponsoring the skydiver in this attempt. It was revealed during a press conference organized by the skydiver himself at the Economic Reporters Forum-ERF on 21 May 2024. Ashik Chowdhury spoke at the press conference. As shared during the press conference, themed as “The highest ever skydive with a flag” the jumping event will be...

President, PM greet Buddhist community on Buddha Purnima

Buddha Purnima, the largest religious festival of the Buddhist community, being observed today across the country. On the occasion of the Buddha Purnima, President Mohammed Shahabuddin and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in separate messages greeted the members of the Buddhist community as well as the countrymen. In his message, President Shahabuddin said Buddha Purnima is a holy religious festival related to the birth and attaining supreme enlightenment and great passing away (Mohaporinirvana) of Gautam Buddha. He said Gautam Buddha always sought welfare for mankind and he tried his best to make the whole world a peaceful and prosperous. The President said Buddha disseminated the message of equity and friendship during his entire life...
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