Banking

BB governor for formulating policy on de-risk small transaction

BB governor for formulating policy on de-risk small transaction

Bangladesh Bank (BB) Governor Atiur Rahman urges governors of developed countries and international financial Institutions like World Bank to take necessary policy initiatives to 'de-risk' small transaction

Apparel

Bangladesh completes inspection of 1000 RMG factories

Bangladesh completes inspection of 1000 RMG factories

The Bangladesh Government has so far inspected structural, fire and electrical safety provisions of 1000 readymade garment (RMG) factories in the country, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) said in a press statement.

Treasury

Indian rupee opens at 63.84 per US dollar; slips 20 paise

Indian rupee opens at 63.84 per US dollar; slips 20 paise

Indian rupee down by 20 paise to 63.84 against the dollar in early trade on Monday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange due to appreciation of the American currency overseas

Business

ADB to provide $505m to improve Bangladesh railways

ADB to provide $505m to improve Bangladesh railways

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is set to provide $505 million loans to further improve Bangladesh railways that will help the national economy and boost sub-regional trade

Sports

ICC steps up anti-corruption measures

ICC steps up anti-corruption measures

International Cricket Council (ICC) Annual Conference , the sport’s governing body decided to adopt the recommendations of an Integrity Working Party which had been convened to review the global risks for international and domestic cricket from corruption

Environment

Climate change is ‘the biggest global health crisis of the 21st century’

Climate change is 'the biggest global health crisis of the 21st century'

We've severely underestimated the health impacts of climate change.So much so, in fact, that we could be on track to undo the last 50 years of gains in development and global health

Health

People confused by sunscreen labeling: Experts

People confused by sunscreen labeling: Experts

There is huge confusion over the labels on sun creams, and manufacturers should all use the same rating system, says the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

BD in Global Media

Mobile banking expands rapidly in Bangladesh

Mobile banking expands rapidly in Bangladesh

About $42 million is flowing through mobile banking systems daily. The number of registered mobile-money users has topped 23 million, around 15 per cent of the total population, according to the central bank

Offbeat

Rats are full of wanderlust and dream about places

Rats are full of wanderlust and dream about places

Considering that rats are known for crawling through the sprawling subterranean networks of the world, it should come as no surprise that rats actually dream about the places they want to go

Education

College admission results finally published

College admission results finally published

The results of the first merit list for college admission for the academic session 2015-16 were finally published on Sunday midnight after a three-day delay caused by technical glitches

Science &Tech

Apple starts production on next-gen iPhones with Force Touch

Apple starts production on next-gen iPhones with Force Touch

Apple has reportedly started production of a new generation of iPhones featuring Force Touch, the haptic feedback feature that was introduced this year in the Apple Watch along with the new MacBook