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  1. 1. Wasn't Walton bd suppose establish listing on a European stock exchange 2. If not can I buy Walton bd stocks on the dse, what online broker should I use?
  2. Walton starts TV export to Poland New Age Desk | Published: 02:03, Aug 28,2020 Bangladeshi electronics manufacturer Walton has exported first consignment of television, with ‘Made in Bangladesh’ label, to Poland. An agreement has recently been signed between Walton and Opticum of Poland through a video conference in this regard. Walton’s International Business Unit president Edward Kim, Walton television division CEO Mostafa Nahid Hossain, Walton’s EU business unit head Tauseef Al Mahmud were present while Opticum’s CEO Richard Grab joined through online. Tauseef Al Mahmud said that Walton televisions will be available in the Poland market by the end of September. Opticum also expressed hopes to become a partner for the online sales of Walton products in Poland. Mostafa Nahid Hossain said that Walton plans to export 1 lakh units of televisions to European market by next year. Edward Kim said, ’We are going to use Poland as a bridgehead to enter into all of the EU markets. Walton will become one of the top five brands in the world by 2030.’ Earlier, Walton signed business agreement with Google to produce smart TVs for western countries. Walton received license from Dolby, a US company, as the only manufacturer in Bangladesh. As a result, Walton television is gaining special acceptance in the global market. More about: https://www.newagebd.net/article/114738/walton-starts-tv-export-to-poland
  3. Australian biotech firm to set API plant at BSMSN for $30m 3 Shares Jagaran Chakma Australian biotechnology company HA TECH will invest up to $80 million, or roughly Tk 700 crore, to establish a large-scale active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing facility in Bangladesh that could help the country meet its growing demand. "We aim to fulfil the demand for quality APIs in Bangladesh," Abdullah Al Mahmud, executive chairman of HA TECH, told The Daily Star. Initially, the Sydney-based company, which produces APIs mainly for cardiovascular, diabetic, ulcer and oncology applications, will invest $30 million to develop the facility. But within the next five years, the total investment could reach $80 million if the company wants to increase the product range. There are about 10 local companies, including Eskayef, Square, Beacon and Beximco, that produce API materials on a limited scale, according to SM Shafiuzzaman, secretary general of Bangladesh Association of Pharmaceutical Industries (BAPI), a collective of about 250 local drug markers. Local production can at best meet 5 or 6 per cent of the annual demand from the pharmaceutical sector, which has only grown in stature with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Monjurul Alam, director for global business development at Beacon Pharmaceuticals. Subsequently, Bangladesh spends about $1.3 billion each year to import APIs from the US, Taiwan, Italy, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, France and the UK. Development works for HA TECH's upcoming state-of-the-art good manufacturing practice (GMP) facility spanning 10 acres on at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Shilpa Nagar (BSMSN) will begin in January, said Paban Chowdhury, executive chairman of the Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA). HA TECH and BEZA signed the land lease agreement on 25 August. The facility is expected to go into full operation by sometime next year. Securing more foreign direct investment (FDI) for the country's Tk 22,000 crore-pharmaceutical industry, particularly API manufacturing, is crucial for propping up the sector, Chowdhury said. About 98 per cent of the annual domestic demand for pharmaceutical products is met by BAPI members. After meeting the local demand, the products are shipped to 144 different countries. Pharmaceutical shipments rose 4.5 per cent year-on-year to $136 million in fiscal 2019-20 following improvements in product quality and policy support. The National Board of Revenue recently declared that imports of API products, pharmaceutical raw materials and reagents would be exempt of VAT until 2025 in a bid to boost the sector. However, the tax authority also imposed a condition on API producers that require them to spend at least 1 per cent of their annual turnover on research and development projects for them to avail the benefit. The minimum value-addition should be 60 per cent. "Our pharmaceutical sector will contribute to export diversification. Therefore, BEZA always welcomes API manufacturers at economic zones and is ready to roll out the red carpet, if needed," he added. There is a huge potential to invest in API manufacturing in Bangladesh, said Beacon Pharma's Alam. The reason being, the pharmaceutical sector is expected to grow 15 per cent year-on-year to reach $5.1 billion by 2023, propelled by investments from local companies that seek to grab a bigger share of the global market, according to an estimate. Mahmud though is buoyant that HA TECH's facility will become a manufacturing hub for a range of finished pharmaceutical products as well. This includes nucleic acid drugs that use oligonucleotide, which is one of the newest segments of innovative medicine https://www.thedailystar.net/business/news/australian-biotech-firm-set-api-plant-bsmsn-30m-1953261
  4. Scientist behind jute polymer, Sonali Bag has another success In some good news for the country, a scientist, who also discovered jute polymer and is behind the invention of "Sonali Bag", has come up with a method of making biodegradable protective gear in a promising solution to the additional environmental pollution during the coronavirus pandemic. Dr Mubarak Ahmad Khan, scientific adviser to Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation, came up with the material, now at the conceptual stage, to prepare personal protective equipment (PPE) which is biodegradable and non-toxic. Indiscriminate disposal of hazardous Covid-19 related plastic waste could cause significant environmental pollution as well as potentially help spread infectious diseases, said experts. The scientist said the main components of this PPE are cellulose, extracted from jute fibre, and chitosan -- a natural fibrous material obtained from the hard outer skeleton of shellfish such as crab, lobster, and shrimp. Both jute and shrimp are easily available materials in Bangladesh and the extraction processes of cellulose and chitosan and preparation of the biopolymers are environmentally friendly and cost-effective, he added. The biodegradable component of the PPE -- as of the Sonali Bag -- is the cellulose, and the chitosan will protect from Covid-19 and other viruses, said Mubarak. Chitosan has been shown to provide anti-viral immune protection and is a component of vaccines and other drugs, he said. In 2015, Mubarak invented "jute polymer" and used it to create a type of bag that works, looks, and feels like a polythene bag but without the negative environmental impact. Currently, several types of jute-based packaging bags using the polymer are being produced on a pilot basis at the state-run Latif Bawany Jute Mills in Demra, under the "Sonali Bag" initiative of the Ministry of Textiles and Jute. Mubarak said the biodegradable PPE will be easier to decontaminate and dispose of as the material dissolves in water within seven days and in soapy water in three minutes, during which most viruses are killed. The tensile strength of the cellulose-chitosan polymer is also 1.8 times higher than that of polypropylene, he added. Mubarak, former director-general of the Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission, said he received approval from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the U.S. last week. "We are going to test this new concept at Shishu Hospital shortly," he said. He said he will also work with the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) to prepare the protective gear. "Widespread public health campaigns with clear instructions about how to replace petroleum-based non-degradable PPE with eco-friendly PPE will be needed. Therefore, we proposed to develop a manufacturing system along with a recycling system to reduce environmental pollution and the cost of producing new materials," Mubarak said. "Otherwise, plastic waste from PPE will be another epidemic shortly." In addition to biodegradable PPE, the polymer has other possible applications such as packaging and biodegradable shrouds for dead bodies, he added. Plastic waste on the rise during Covid-19 outbreak Around 14,500 tonnes of hazardous plastic waste had been produced from the single-use surgical face masks, gloves, hand sanitiser bottles, and polythene bags in the first month of the shutdown, according to a recent study by the Environment and Social Development Organisation (ESDO). About 11.2 percent of this waste constitutes surgical face masks, 21 percent polythene-made regular gloves, 20 percent surgical gloves, 40.9 percent single-use polythene shopping bags, and 6.4 percent empty bottles of hand sanitiser. The study, titled "Covid-19 Pandemic Pushes Single Use Plastic Waste Outbreak: No Management, No Protection: Pose High Health and Environmental Risk", surveyed more than 570 individuals online and over telephone between match 25 https://www.thedailystar.net/frontpage/news/biodegradable-ppe-bangladeshi-makes-it-jute-crabs-1946101
  5. Eighty five years after Hermann Weyl, a physicist and mathematician, proposed Weyl fermions, a massless particle that also carried an electric charge, a team of scientists led by a Bangladeshi has found its existence.The team at the Princeton University in the USA, led by Zahid Hasan, made the groundbreaking discovery while the journal Science published the results of their research in detail. In a telephone conversation with the Prothom Alo, Zahid mentioned that this discovery will usher in a new era of electronics where the main features will be speedy and accurate. When asked how different the devices in the new era will be, Zahid said, “For example, the mobile phones made using this technology will be less susceptible to heat after longer use. Because, this particle has no mass and it does not wander around like electrons.” “A Weyl semimetal is a crystal which hosts Weyl fermions as emergent quasiparticles and admits a topological classification that protects Fermi arc surface states on the boundary of a bulk sample. This unusual electronic structure has deep analogies with particle physics and leads to unique topological properties,” Zahid’s team said in the abstract of the paper. “We report the experimental discovery of a Weyl semimetal, TaAs. Using photoemission spectroscopy, we directly observe Fermi arcs on the surface, as well as the Weyl fermion cones and Weyl nodes in the bulk of TaAs single crystals. We find that Fermi arcs terminate on the Weyl nodes, consistent with their topological character. Our work opens the field for the experimental study of Weyl fermions in physics and materials science,” it added. “For years, scientists thought neutrinos were Weyl fermions. However, in 1998, physicists discovered neutrinos do have mass and the hunt for Weyl fermions began,” Zahid said. “These results are very exciting for me personally, since I've been involved significantly in the theoretical discovery of Weyl semimetals a few years ago,” said physicist Anton Burkov at the University of Waterloo in an interview of international journal IEEE Spectrum. “It’s very exciting to finally see them discovered experimentally in real materials.” The team of researchers led by physicist Zahid Hasan has detected Weyl fermions within large crystals and also observed that the fermions can only exist within the crystals. However, Zahid thinks they might have to wait around 10 to 20 years for the new era electronics. Graphene has already received vast popularity as an element of new era electronics. People have been producing transistor, optical photo sensor and nanosensor using graphene for a long time. But producing graphene is a troublesome task. The Nobel Prize in Physics 2010 was awarded jointly to Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov for the invention of graphene. Prof Arshad Momen, chairman of Dhaka University’s Theoretical Physics department told Prothom Alo, “Weyl semimetal could be used for serving those purposes which are being done by graphene. But, graphene is tough to be produced as it is two-dimensional. In comparison to graphene, Weyl fermion is easy to be produced and changed as it is three-dimensional.” “It looks more attractive to me to hear the existence of Weyl fermion rather than its usages. Echoing Einstein, I can say God has used a wonderful mathematical concept in nature,” Arshad Momen added. Zahid Hasan is the eldest son of lawyer father Rahmat Ali and housewife mother Nadira Begum. He has a younger brother and daughter. He passed his SSC from Dhanmondi Government Boys' High School and HSC from Dhaka College with great results. Zahid studied at Texas University in Austin, USA where he worked under Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg. Steven inspired Zahid to work on experiment-based physics. Later, he started working at Princeton University as a physics teacher. He is now a professor of physics at Princeton University. Zahid received worldwide acclaim last year for his discovery of topological insulator. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._Zahid_Hasan#cite_note-65
  6. Great wall motors are better than tata, they probably around a similar price as well. It makes me feel sick Indian bullying bd and having to see rubbish Indian products littered in bd.
  7. Due to the recent scuffle with China, there has been reports if India getting su-57 from Russia. I thought Russia was not going to export the su-57.
  8. Hi, I am British bangladeshi, I was a vehicle mechanic now changing careers. I been to bangladesh 3 times, the first two were unpleasant which were 15 years ago. Recently I went to bangladesh during the very start of the corona virus pandemic in march. Even though I was restricted it was a pleasant experience with good memories.
  9. ******************************* Most Muslims get nostalgic over the Islamic golden age, when they become disillusioned with today's Muslim world. Little do modern Muslims know that most of the greatest minds from Islamic golden age subscribed to the school and teachings of Mu'taza/mu'tazaila. By today's standard by would get beaten up and possibly killed. Your fingers can tell you a lot about your... What kind of fingers do you have? tips-and-tricks.co In a nutshell mu'tazas incorporated ancient Greek philosophy and adjusted in Islamic context of metaphysical properties in the world, object, space, time, cause and effect. The group did not necessarily use the Quran and the sun ah as the only sources of understanding. They believed that humans existence was not predetermined and human kind made decisions independently of gods will. (Believed in absolute free will.) Many of the greatest mind from the Islamic golden age we're fiercest critics of literal interpretation of the quran. Among the many reasons, the Muslims world lack critical thought due to preference of revelation over reason/rationalism. Ibn Ḥanbal school of thought, was the seed of the down fall in the Muslims in the field of science and technology. Through his seed whabism came into existence and being the most dominant in the Muslim world.. Forum Home Forum
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