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CPD for boosting domestic resource mobilisation in 8th Five-Year Plan

BSS Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) recently underscored the need for providing special focus on strengthening domestic resource mobilisation in the Eighth Five Year Plan (8FYP) to address COVID-19 challenges and attain sustainable LDC graduation. The think-tank observed that Bangladesh needs to increase its tax–GDP ratio by making use of appropriate regulatory

Huawei upgrades Optical Networking 2.0 Solution

Huawei announced it will further upgrade its Optical Networking 2.0 (ON2.0) solution at Huawei’s 7th Optical Network Innovation Forum, which featuring new speed, new sites, new smart O&M, new schema and new services. This solution will help operators develop innovative services and thrive. The global pandemic has seen home networks undergo a radical transformation, from serving as

Trump bans investment in firms that aid China’s military

WASHINGTON (AFP) Photo: NBC News Donald Trump has signed an executive order banning Americans from investing in Chinese firms that are deemed to be supplying or supporting Beijing’s military and security apparatus. The order listed 31 companies Thursday it said China was using for the “increasing exploitation” of US investment capital to

World Bank approves 12b USD for corona vaccines

Image: Collected The Board of Executive Directors of World Bank has approved $12 billion for developing countries to finance the purchase and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, tests, and treatments for their citizens. The financing, which aims to support vaccination of up to a billion people, is part of an

Life Insurance in 5 minutes through e-KYC at Guardian Life

The COVID-19 has given a new boost in digital innovation worldwide. The selling process of life insurance industry in Bangladesh is dominated by conventional tied agents. However,due to maintaining social distancing and health safety for COVID-19,selling/buying insurance in person became challenging. The digital revolution has given birth to a new

What are the key Tech Trends in a Post-COVID-19 World?

COVID-19 has demonstrated the importance of digital readiness, which allows business and people’s life to continue as usual during pandemics. Building the necessary infrastructure to support a digitized world and stay current in the latest technology will be essential for any business or country to remain competitive in a post-COVID-19

Specialized Telemedicine Launched by AMZ Hospital and Hello Doctor Asia

AMZ Hospital launched specialized telemedicine video consultation services for ‘COVID-19’ and other patients. AMZ Hospital Ltd is a Dhaka based multi-disciplinary tertiary care hospital and currently providing dedicated services to ‘COVID-19’ patients. The hospital is providing video consultation services to ‘COVID-19’ patients by experienced physicians who are directly engaged for ‘COVID-19’

BMCCI for adopting fast-growing IT to overcome COVID-19 impact

BSS Bangladesh Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BMCCI) yesterday called for providing special focus on fast-growing trends in information technology for cost efficiency and self-survival to overcome COVID-19 impact. The chamber made the call at the BMCCI Web Talk Series, Session-7, titled “RMG Industry Pre COVID and Post COVID”, powered

Country needs policy actions to overcome COVID-19 shocks: experts

BSS Speakers at a dialogue here yesterday said Bangladesh needs to quickly design and roll out policy actions and reforms on long-standing issues holding back private investment to effectively address the unfolding impact of COVID-led economic shocks. In order to boost the investment climate in the country to help stimulate recovery