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Shimmy: The ed-tech startup preparing RMG workers for an automated future

New York-based Shimmy Technologies aids and upskills factory workers in Bangladesh with the technical skills required to sustain jobs in the age of automation through gamification When Sarah Krasley was flying into Dhaka airport last month, she was overjoyed. She...
Nine Bangladeshi youths on Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list

Nine Bangladeshi youths on Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list

For the first time, a total of nine Bangladeshis have made the ‘Forbes 30 under 30′ Asia list. Launched in 2011, by the prestigious business magazine Forbes, the ’30 under 30’ lists the thirty movers of shakers under the age of thirty. From 2016 till 2020, a total of...

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70,000 trees planted in 37 years: Tale of a tree lover

70,000 trees planted in 37 years: Tale of a tree lover

Shahjahan Biswas, now 64, has spent the last 37 years planting trees in his village, Kauri Kauri village of Harirampur upazila is about 22 kilometres from Manikganj district town. Everywhere you look in the village, every road to every yard of every house, there are...

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3 Bangladeshi researchers make it to Asian Scientist 100 list

3 Bangladeshi researchers make it to Asian Scientist 100 list

With these latest inclusions, the total number of Bangladeshis getting featured in this list since 2016 now stands at six Three Bangladeshi researchers have been included in the sixth edition of Asian Scientist 100 list, which celebrates the success of the region’s...

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Sheikh Akijuddin Success Story: History of Akij Group

Sheikh Akijuddin Success Story: History of Akij Group

Akij Group, which has been in business for almost 75 years, is now one of the largest industrial conglomerates in Bangladesh. For a long time, “Akij” has been a well-known name in various sectors including the jute industry, readymade garments, cement, food &...

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Remembering the Life and Legend of Professor J N Islam

Remembering the Life and Legend of Professor J N Islam

A kaleidoscope of memories shine in front of my eyes as I write this – memories of Professor Dr. Jamal Nazrul Islam. Professor J N Islam, a Bangladeshi, was a prominent physicist and cosmologist in Asia as well as an internationally recognised and revered scientist. I...

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