The Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) of the ICT Division has won one of the world's most prestigious awards in the field of information technology, the "World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) Award-2020".
The Bangladesh National Digital Architecture (BNDA) team of the BGD e-GOV CIRT Capacity Building Project under BCC achieved the feat in the e-Employment category at the 9th Annual Awards by the e-recruitment platform (erecruitment.bcc.gov), said a press release.
Haolin Zhao, secretary-general of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) announced this at the "WSIS Forum 2020 Prizes Awards Ceremony" held online on Monday.
State Minister of ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak congratulated the Bangladesh Computer Council on this achievement.
Under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and under the overall supervision of Prime Minister's ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed, the ICT Division is working relentlessly to build "Digital Bangladesh", said Palak.
He is hopeful that this award of the United Nations "World Summit on Information Society Award-2020" will inspire everyone to take more successful initiatives in the future.
The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Award is considered one of the international recognition in the field of information technology.
The World Summit for Information Society is working to make people's lives easier and change through information and communication technology. At the same time, the organization is working relentlessly to spread innovations around the world. In addition to submitting projects from the government, the private, general public, international organizations and different organisations, WSIS partners have the opportunity to participate in this competition.
The names of the final winners are announced at the end of the selection and online voting process from applications received from hundreds of countries around the world. Applications were accepted in a total of 18 categories where nominations were given to 354 projects out of a total of 762 submissions.
In the end, a total of 72 projects, four in each category, were declared as champions and a total of 18 projects in each category as the best project were declared as final winners. In the e-employment category, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Israel and Bangladesh were nominated and Bangladesh became the final winner.
The BCC has established this e-recruitment platform as a shared service for all government agencies. It enables the Government agencies to accomplish end-to-end recruitment processes and related tasks through increased interoperability, enhanced security measures, reduced risk and lower procurement costs.
The BNDA team played a key role in securing this award. With this solution, the job applicant can apply for the job and pay from home through the user's smartphone. Besides, it is possible to complete all the recruitment tasks from job posting to shortlisting the applicant.
The platform has a total of three modules including e-recruitment, exam controller and online exam. The platform is already being successfully used in more than 25 government agencies/projects and the recruitment process of over 1,800 applicants was done.
Over the past two years, the system has processed approximately 170,000 online applications for more than 70 positions through approximately 60 position notices.
Xiaomi never stops surprising us with their innovative and handy gadgets. If you want to carry a smart gadget that can help you in maintaining a healthy body, communications, and daily activities, wear a smart band. Though a smart-band looks tiny, the smart sensors installed in this gadget can make your life easier, faster, and systematic. In June 2020, Xiaomi launched Mi Smart Band 5. It is a successor of Xiaomi’s Mi Smart Band 4. What’s new in Band 5? Read this article to know the exclusive features and price of Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5.
Xiaomi’s Mi Band 5 bears an OLED screen. Its 1.1-inch display is about 15% bigger than the ancestor Band 4. You would enjoy the quick touch response of its monitor. In Band 5, you can pick your favorite watch faces among more than 65 options. This smart band also allows you to put a custom photo on its background.
On the rear-side, you will find the Mi Logo and Pogo pins. This Band gets fasten to your wrist through its built-in rubber strap. The curved design of the strap makes it comfier to wear. However, it can catch some dust which can be an issue during the ongoing pandemic situation.
Mi Band 5 is blessed with a smart Personal Activity Intelligence (PAI) program. On the basis of deriving various metrics, like physical movements, heart rate, stress, workouts, etc, the PAI can assess the summarized status of your health condition over the week. Overall, these sensors can show about 97% accurate results. However, sometimes the accuracy can vary depending on how property the band is worn by the user.
HR sensor is placed on the back-side of this band. Xiaomi boasts that PAI is able to analyze your heart rate (HR) data and develop a personalized HR score that signifies how much activity you require for the sake of keeping sound health. Though PAI can’t be comparable with regular health check-ups, regular tracking of primary health data can motivate you in staying active.
Out-winning the 7 sport modes of predecessor Band 4, the Mi Band 5 is equipped with 11 types of workouts including Yoga, Running Outdoor, Rowing Machine, Treadmill, Elliptical, Indoor cycling, Pool swimming, Walking, Jump Rope, Freestyle, and Cycling. All you need to do is fasten the band on your wrist properly. This smart band would track your activity and accumulate data.
What is more, by virtue of the Mi Fit App, the Mi Band 5 is able to track your daily life activities such as brushing teeth, eating meals, sleeping, physical activities, and outdoor sports like Baseball, Basketball, Football, Badminton, etc. In both the iOS and Android platforms, you can efficiently manage the features of your Mi Band 5 through the Mi Fit app.
Sound sleep is the secret of good health. Mi band can help you monitor the quality and duration of your sleep almost accurately for 24-hours a day. Whether you sleep during day or night, the Mi Band can smartly denote the time of falling asleep or waking up.
What makes Band 5, superior to its ancestor band 4 is the calculation of REM (rapid eye movement) during the periods of sleeping and dreaming. This exclusive feature can analyze whether your sleep is deep or light. Tracking the data of your naps on a regular basis, Band 5 can present a chart through the Mi Fit app.
Mi Band 5 includes a breathing feature that can indicate the level of stress in your daily life. This simple but efficient feature can assist you in stress management. For instance, a smart animation followed by vibration can notify you while practicing inhaling and exhaling exercises in a systematic way. These easy steps can improve the relaxation of your mind and make you feel better within a few moments.
Mi Band 5 features a well-organized control interface. From settings, you can optimize its features like brightness control, apps selections, apps customizations, etc. Besides health and fitness features, Band 5 is programmed with some fun features like Music controls, Phone-notification Mirroring, Remote camera shutter, weather notification, etc. Its Bluetooth connection with the phone seems quite competent. In addition to these, Band 5 is water-proof up to some extent.
Xiaomi claims that Mi Smart Band 5’s 125mAh powered battery can support as long as 14 days. On average, you can expect this Band to stay alive for around 10 days depending upon use. However, this duration may cut short if you turn on the demanding features that tend to drain the battery life. For instance, Band 5’s battery life may get shortened to 7 days when you enable features such as lift-to-wake, automatic HR tracking, raise-to-view, sleep tracking, or mirrored notifications from your Smartphone.
Thanks to Xiaomi for providing a charging cable in the box. This cable get you rid of the nuisance of removing the capsule from the strap for charging purpose. Now you can easily recharge this band within 2 hours of duration.
Xiaomi’s Mi Smart Band 5 doesn’t come with the SpO2 sensor that could have measured the level of oxygen in your blood flow. Furthermore, Band 5 lacks any built-in microphone. But don’t worry! To overcome this limitation, you can either utilize features like Google Assistant or Siri or receive calls. Band 5 is also deprived of the GPS feature. Therefore, you can turn on the location tracking option on your Smartphone while roaming outside the home.
Not to mention, Mi Smart Band 5 is going to impress you with its improved sensors. The heart rate sensor works pretty well. You can monitor your workouts, physical activities, stress, sleep, etc. These small but significant indicators go a long way to maintain the wellness of your health. Overall, Mi Band can make your life better. Xiaomi’s Mi Smart Band 5 is available around BDT 2800 in Bangladesh. The price may vary depending upon sellers.
Nowadays, phones have become smart enough to replace many essential gadgets like TV, camera, typewriter, and even desktop. Most of the people wish to have all the latest apps, features, and technologies in their phones. But what can harness their desire is the limitation of budget. Don’t worry! Researching the contemporary phones, we have picked the best official budget phones 2020 under BDT 15000 to 20000. All of our reviewed phones are built by the world’s most reputed Smartphone manufacturing companies. Read this article to choose the one with your desired configurations without breaking your bank!
Realme has achieved huge popularity for their budget phone series. In this legacy, Realme has launched 6i in June 2020. Due to the 5000mAh battery, this phone appears a bit heavy (199g). Its 6.5-inch IPS LCD screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Built with a plastic frame and plastic back, Redmi 9 bears a matt finished backside. This phone is provided with an HD display (720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratios, and ~ 269 PPI densities).
Realme 6i’s powerful quad rear-camera series is a blessing for those who have a passion for amateur photography. In this phone, you get a 48MP prime shooter, with an 8MP ultra-wide shooter. Though its primary shooter can capture photos at 16MP by default you can enhance up to 48MP through optimization. Furthermore, it has a 16MP front camera. Its box includes an 18W fast charger.
This budget phone comes with Mediatek Helio 80 chipset with Mali-G52 MC2 GPU. It is the best processor configuration for low-end gaming in budget phones. Realme 6i works on Realme UI 1.0 on top of Android 10 OS. Though not efficient like MIUI, Realme UI works fine. Realme 6i (4GB+ 128GB) is officially available at BDT 16,990 in Bangladesh. Considering the overall features the price-tag seems reasonable. However, if you are looking for a Smartphone with a full HD display check out other options!
Xiaomi phones are mostly expensive in compliance with their exclusive features. But launching Redmi 9 in July 2020, Xiaomi enters the market of official budget phones in Bangladesh. The nicely curved design with a gradient backside keeps this phone one step ahead to 6i. However, Redmi 9’s several features such as plastic back, weight, display size, protective layer, battery, and charger capacity appear similar to Realme 6i.
But Redmi 9 makes the winning deal with its full HD Plus display featuring 1080 x 2340 pixels, at 19.5:9 ratios with ~ 395 PPI densities. Therefore, while playing YouTube videos or playing games, the Redmi 9 can offer brighter and sharper image quality than Realme 6i. With an amazing 400 nit brightness feature, Redmi 9’s display performs greater than Realme 6i in the direct sunlight.
Redmi 9 is operated through Android 10 OS combined with MIUI 11. CPU and GPU configuration of Redmi 9 is akin to 6i. By virtue of the better optimization of MIUI would make Redmi 9 run faster and smoother than 6i. This Smartphone has quad rear cameras including 13MP wide, 8MP ultra-wide, 5MP macro, and 2MP depth sensor. For the selfie lovers, Redmi 9 offers an 8MP front shooter. However, in the camera section, Redmi 9 stays behind the competitor Realme 6i.
Currently, the official Redmi 9 (4GB+64GB) Smartphone costs about BDT 14,999 in Bangladesh. If you wish to buy a Smartphone at BDT 15000 for the full HD display, casual gaming, satisfactory images, and IR Bluster option go for Redmi 9.
Oppo is always the preferable Smartphone brand for those who prefer looks and camera features over any other thing. In July 2020, Oppo has released their latest budget Smartphone Oppo A52. It has a 6.5-inch IPS LCD display. Like Redmi 9, you get a full FD display in Oppo A52. Its superb resolution capacity features 1080 x 2400 pixels, at 20:9 ratios with picture density ~405 PPI. In simple words, Oppo A52 presents amazing visual experience while watching media files or gaming. Furthermore, out-winning the competitors with 480 nit brightness its display provides awesome performance in direct sunlight.
While the competitor brands are advertising cameras by higher pixel numbers, Oppo phones come with a professional camera. Oppo A52 preserves this reputation with quad rear camera series (12MP+8MP+2MP+2MP) along with a front camera (16MP). Though much pricier than Realme 6i, the camera configuration of Oppo A52 stays behind. But its image quality won’t dishearten you. Unlike the Realme phones, the photos taken by Oppo A52 look more realistic preserving balance between color accuracy and brightness.
Oppo A52 has been equipped with Qualcomm SM6125 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm) chipset. Its octa-core processor features up to 2.0 GHz clock speed. It's Adreno 610 GPU can provide decent graphics. Comparing performance this processor is quite equivalent to Mediatek’s Helio G80 processor which we have found in Realme 6i and Redmi 9. Like these two phones, Oppo A52 bears a 5000mAh battery with an 18W charger. Oppo A52’s (4GB/128GB) official price is about BDT 19,990.
So far we have discussed the three best official phones under BDT 15000 to 20000 in Bangladesh 2020. If you are looking for a phone with a high configuration camera set up with great internal memory storage go for Realme 6i. On the other hand, Oppo A52 is the best choice for those people who wish to buy a Smartphone with a trendy outlook, full HD display, adequate memory, and professional-quality photos. However, when you prefer a budget phone that delivers a full HD display with a moderate camera feature and standard memory go for Redmi 9. Hope it helps!
Xiaomi, global technology leader, on Tuesday announced the latest addition to their budget line-up of devices in Bangladesh with the Redmi 9C.
The brand also forayed into the wearable category for the first time with the introduction of the Mi Smart Band 5, said a press release.
Ziauddin Chowdhury, Country General Manager, Xiaomi Bangladesh said, “With each
Redmi device, we are moving closer to making sure technology is available for everyone.”
“The popularity of the Redmi series is a testimony to the trust that our consumers have shown in us. Our aim with Redmi 9C is to further democratize the technology we have developed for the budget segment,” he said.
Redmi 9C - the Triple Camera Champion with a massive display
This brand-new entry-level smartphone is equipped with a massive 6.53” Dot Drop display for an immersive viewing experience and a 5000mAh high-capacity battery that satisfies users who want to do more. Redmi 9C features MediaTek Helio G35, an octa- core gaming chipset which can go up to 2.3GHz.
Redmi 9C sports the AI triple camera that can quickly and easily capture crisp and clear images in a variety of situations. The device sports a 13MP main camera, 2MP depth sensor, 2MP macro camera and an LED flash. The AI selfie camera is powered by a 5MP sensor.
The back of the phone has a textured design that prevents fingerprints so that the device can retain its pristine look at all times. AI Face Unlock ensures that your device is secure from unauthorised access.. Like its predecessors in the series, Redmi 9C also supports dual 4G standby SIM cards with a dedicated microSD card slot, and comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack. Similar to other Redmi devices, Redmi 9C also upholds the highest levels of quality.
Mi Smart Band 5 - Elevated fitness tracking for all
Consumers’ favorite fitness companion is now bigger and better than ever. Mi Smart Band 5 boasts a large 1.1” color AMOLED display with 20% more screen than its predecessor. Users can express their unique style by choosing from over 65 dynamic displays and six sleek band colors. With a vibrant display and sporty design, Mi Smart Band 5 makes fitness fashionable.
Whatever your workout style, Mi Smart Band 5 has you covered. With 5 ATM water-resistant certification, the device can accompany users in and out of the water – from the pool to the track or the surf to the shower. With 11 exercise modes – including indoor cycling, elliptical, yoga, rowing machine, and jump rope – Mi Smart Band 5 captures your workout progress, no matter how you move.
Beyond fitness, Mi Smart Band 5’s PPG heart rate sensor is now up to 50% more accurate*, so you can always stay in touch with your cardiac health with more indicative data on your sleep status, stress levels or even monthly cycles. Additionally, this device gathers all the matrices and outputs a Personal Activity Intelligence (PAI) value for you to easily understand your health level.
To power a larger screen and newly added features, Mi Smart Band 5’s battery supports up to 14 days of continuous usage.* And when it is time to recharge, there’s no need to remove the tracker from its band thanks to Mi Smart Band 5’s all-new charging solution.
Conveniently snap it onto its charger via its magnetic back, and let the charging begin!
Price and Availability
Redmi 9C will be available in three color variants: Sunrise Orange, Twilight Blue and Midnight Grey. The 2GB+32GB variant will be available for BDT 10,999 while the 3GB+64GB variant will be available for BDT 12,499 across Authorized Mi Stores, and retail partners.
Mi Smart Band 5 will be available soon.
Do you love gaming and at the same time hold passion for amateur photography, but can’t afford an expensive Smartphone? If yes, then check out the specs of Infinix Note 7 Smartphone. Infinix Mobile is a Chinese company founded in 2013. Though based at Shenzhen in China, Infinix mobiles are manufactured at several countries around the world including Bangladesh. In July 2020, Infinix have launched their latest innovation Infinix Note 7. Read this article to know what it offers.
Infinix Note 7 will attract you at first sight with its trendy look. Though having a large display, this Smartphone appears with a manageable size (6.83 x 3.11 x 0.35 inches) and weight (208g). Its sturdy body is built with a plastic frame. Lesser bezels with shiny backside make this Smartphone look elegant. The Infinix Note 7 has omitted the X-Pen stylus. This phone is available in several amazing colors: Forest Green, Aether Black, and Bolivia Blue.
On the right side, Note 7 has a volume rocker as well as a fingerprint sensor placed over its power button. On the left side, it has a slot for a SIM card tray. Here you can insert dual SIMs and a microSD card. The upper edge is kept clean; whereas the bottom edge accommodates a micro USB port, speaker grill, primary loudspeaker, and 3.5mm headphone jack. However, the lack of a USB C-type port is hard to ignore nowadays.
Infinix Note 7 shocks the world with its 6.95-inch display. This IPS LCD panel is protected by Corning Gorilla glass. However, its 720p HD display with poor resolution (720 x 1640 pixels with ~ 258 PPI densities) is quite disappointing; while the ancestor Note 5 offered a full HD (1080p) display several years ago at a much lower price. But don’t worry! The display quality is decent. The color contrast and saturation won’t let it down. By virtue of its large display, you can get extra fun while gaming or watching movies. This Smartphone’s display works fine under direct sunlight.
Infinix Note 7 enters the market with Octa-core Processor – maximum of 2.0 GHz clock speed – combined with Mediatek Helio G70 12nm chipset. You may know that Helio G70 has already acquired a reputation for smooth performance in low-end gaming phones.
Mali-G52 2EEMC2 offers satisfactory visual experience under this price range. Unless you are a heavy gamer, you can enjoy PUBG, Call of Duty, FreeFire, Asphalt 9, and other popular games on this phone without experiencing much lags.
Another interesting fact is that Helio G70 has caused heating issues in other company’s mobiles. But Infinix Note 7 Smartphone has overcome the heating issue, which is a windfall for the gamers! What is more! This budget gaming Smartphone is a blessed with a ‘Game Mode’ that allows the gamer to optimize any task precisely.
Depending upon ROM and RAM combinations, Infinix Note 7 is available in several variants: 4GB/64GB, 4GB/128GB, and 6GB/128GB. The lower RAM (4GB) variants may not be capable of keeping games in memory while switching apps. Therefore, its higher RAM (6GB) variant is recommended for heavy gamers.
Infinix Note 7 runs on XOX 6.0 OS on top of Android 10. For regular usage, you will get a seamless user experience while watching animation, multi-tasking, and navigation. However, the ads and bloat-ware may irritate you a bit!
Infinix Note 7 may show some issues in finding the 5GHz Wi-Fi connections. But, radio connections are fine. Its fingerprint scanner works smartly like the expensive phones. The sound quality of loudspeakers and earphones are good. Although at the highest setting you can find some distortions.
Buying Infinix Note 7 Smartphone you get a 48MP main rear camera with F/2.2 aperture. Though on hardware info, the system shows 12MP only, you can choose the 48MP option from the camera UI. Using the prime sensor, you can take pleasing pictures for uploading on social media. Note 7 also has a dedicated night mode that can help you to capture acceptable photos in low light conditions.
In this phone, the manufacturer has also provided 3 more cameras including a 2MP (F/2.4 aperture) macro sensor, 2MP depth sensor (F/2.4 aperture), and a 2MP dedicated video sensor (F/1.8 aperture). Its camera optimization App allows you to choose among options like 1X, 2X, and Macro. In the macro lens, you can only focus on an object when it stays in close proximity to you.
Critics say that only the main sensor does the job while the rest of the 3 cameras are provided for decorative purposes. When the whole Smartphone industry is running behind the upgraded camera technology, the lack of a wide-angle camera or telephoto sensor in Infinix Note 7 is really disappointing!
On the front screen, Infinix Note 7 comes with a 16MP punch-hole selfie camera at f/2.0 aperture. However, the image-editing features of the front camera can deliver brighter and smoother photos by distorting the color accuracy from the real-life objects. This feature may irritate those persons who prefer realistic photos to edited ones.
Infinix Note 7 is powered by a 5000 mAh Li-Po battery along with an 18W fast charger. Even after heavy using this Smartphone works for a day, while moderate use can keep it alive for two days. You can fully recharge this phone in about 2 hours.
Considering the price range Inifinix Note 7 offers a good deal. But owning this Smartphone, you have to sacrifice full HD display and USB C port. The medium variant (4GB/128GB) costs about BDT 15,990 in Bangladesh. However, the price may change depending upon company policy.