Global smartphone brand Vivo launched a new flagship smartphone of V-series, the Vivo V20, in Bangladesh.
Earlier on September 9, Vivo announced the launch of this new flagship phone.
The pre-booking was underway until October 15.
From Thursday, Bangladeshi customers will be able to buy the phone from different outlets and showrooms in the country.
Vivo added the revolutionary “Eye Autofocus” technology for the first time in this flagship, which technology can track and focus on moving objects too for clearer selfies.
Besides that, Vivo V20 also has some great technologies including AG glass, dual video camera. The smartphone has a 44MP selfie camera - the largest selfie camera ever. The phone will be available for 32,990 Tk in two fashionable colors – midnight jazz and sunset melody.
Three cameras have been added to the back of the Vivo V20 with a 4,000 mAh battery. The amazing 64MP Main Rear Camera, 8MP Multi-Function Camera (Super Wide Angle/Bokeh/Super Macro), and 2MP Mono Camera setup delivers ultra-clear and high definition photography experience. The device has an industry-leading 44MP selfie camera with Eye Autofocus feature. Due its super wide angle and super night mode Vivo V20 can deliver high definition quality and clarity in every shot.
V20 is powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 720G processor, delivers smooth performance for applications and games with vast 8GB RAM and 128GB ROM. It also has a 6.44-inch display with AG glass technology.
Managing Director of vivo Bangladesh Mr. Duke said, “In this midranged flagship phone, we have introduced Eye Autofocus technology for the customers to take advantage of professional photography in mobile photography. We also hope that this smartphone will be useful for taking online classes or creating social media content as it has dual video cameras. ”
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The Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited inaugurated five new branches on Thursday.
They are – Dohazari Branch, Chattogram, Godagari Branch, Rajshahi, Hossainpur Branch, Kishoreganj, Muksudpur Branch, Gopalganj and Nangalkot Branch, Cumilla.
Md Mahbub ul Alam, Managing Director and CEO of the bank, was present at virtual inauguration programme as the chief guest. Mohammed Monirul Moula, Muhammad Qaisar Ali and Md Omar Faruk Khan, Additional Managing Directors of the bank, addressed the programme as special guest, the bank said in a press release.
Md Mosharraf Hossain, IBBL’s Deputy Managing Director, presided over the program. Head Office Executives & Officials, Head of concerned Zones & Branches, executives & officials, clients, well-wishers & dignitaries participated in the local functions and were also connected with the Head Office program virtually.
Alam said, “Islamic banking is a universal banking system. By providing welfare services to all people, IBBL has achieved global recognition. IBBL contributes significantly to the national foreign exchange reserve by collecting remittance.”
He said IBBL has achieved this position of excellence by dint of honesty and Shari’ah principles among its clients and officials as well as sincerity, dedication and modern technology rich services.
IBBL, the pioneer of Shari’ah banking, is currently providing state-of-art banking services through 366 Branches, 127 Sub-Branches, 1,604 Agent Banking Outlets and 1,065 own ATM/CRM Booths and about 11,000 shared ATMs and CRM booths.
Mentioning that the deposit of IBBL has crossed Tk1.11 trillion, he said the deposit of the bank has increased by about Tk 17,000 crore this year surpassing all records of the past.
IBBL is the only Bangladeshi bank in the list of top 1,000 banks in the world, the only AAA rated private bank in the country and World’s Best Islamic Bank CIBAFI Awarded bank which has become a symbol of trust and confidence of people of the country.
He directed the heads of branches and officials to work for the improvement of the living standards of the people of the country as well as the respective areas of these new branches.
He said Bangladesh economy is one of the fastest growing in the world and it is bouncing back from the challenges of Covid-19 under the visionary and prudent leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. IBBL is playing an important role in this development.
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Private mobile operator Robi now has 50 million subscribers.
Its Managing Director and CEO Mahtab Uddin Ahmed said their subscriber base swelled as the corona situation eased in recent times, proving the customers’ overwhelming preference for the company’s dual brands – Robi and Airtel.
At a digital press conference on Thursday, the company said it has chalked out a detailed celebration programme themed ‘5 Crore New Hopes’.
Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar attended the digital press conference as the chief guest. Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) Chairman Jahurul Haque was present as the special guest.
While making the announcement, Mahtab also declared that Robi and Airtel customers will receive 5 crore MB data bonus daily as part of the celebration. The free data can be availed by purchasing any of the popular data packs.
Mahtab said Robi and Airtel customers can also enjoy 200 MB free data just by installing or logging in to the country’s largest online school, Robi-10 Minute School app for the first time.
Starting today, the offer will be valid for a month.
Mahtab said Robi will also arrange feasts for orphanages located in around 50 districts of the country as part of the celebration.
“We are moving towards a new economy- the digital economy, where people will realise their aspirations through the digital route and we’re determined to be their partner in this journey by helping them reimagine life with the touch of technology,” he said.
BTRC Chairman Jahurul Haque said this milestone achievement has increased people’s expectation from Robi. “I’m sure Robi will honour the trust its customers have placed on it by introducing innovative digital service and ensure quality of service.”
Minister Jabbar congratulate Robi for the achievement.
“Telecom will provide the highway for the country to enter into the era of fourth industrial revolution. On that highway, I’ve always found Robi to be the most eager partner in the industry. I can only give a vision, but when I see Robi coming forward with the eagerness to implement the vision, I feel encouraged. I believe Robi is now standing on a strong foundation to contribute towards national digital transformation journey.”
Robi’s Chief Commercial Officer Shihab Ahmed noted that Robi was the first telecom operator to launch 3.5G service, only operator to launch 4.5G service in all 64 districts from the day of the launch, first telecom operator to launch VoLTE service in Bangladesh, first operator to test 5G service on our network. All these breakthrough achievements helped Robi to emerge as the most preferred telecom brand when MNP was introduced- 5 out of 7 customers chose to come to Robi through MNP, he opined.
He said that Robi has invested significantly behind network expansion and has thus created the widest 4.5G video strong network in the country.
Robi’s Chief Corporate and Regulatory Officer, Shahed Alam moderated the press conference.
On the occasion of the World Food Day, advocacy group PROGGA (Knowledge for Progress) on Thursday said policies must be formed fixing the maximum limit of trans fat to 2 percent of total fat in all oils, fats, and foods as trans fat in food increases risk of heart disease.
Executive Director of the organisation ABM Zubair said tans fat causes 4.41 percent of all the deaths from cardiovascular diseases in Bangladesh, according to WHO. Hundreds of thousands of lives can be saved through mandatory trans fat restrictions.
“So, we must enact necessary policies without further delay. In order to ensure safe and trans fat free food, PROGGA urges to speedily enact and implement policies following WHO guidelines of limiting trans fat to 2 percent of total fat in all fats, oils, and foods,” he said in a statement.
PROGGA said that restrictions must be placed for complementary measures such as mandating TFA levels to be listed on prepackaged items’ nutrition facts panels, requiring partially-hydrogenated oils to be included on ingredients lists, requiring front-of-package labels that note when products contain TFA, and restricting the use of health claims related to TFA – such as “TFA-free” or “low in TFA”.
Oct 16 is the World Food Day and its theme for the year is “Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together. Our actions are our future”.
Industrially-produced trans fat in food is one of the major causes for increased risks of heart diseases. Globally, 250,000 people die of heart diseases due to consumption of trans fat-laden food. The fact of much greater concern is that Bangladesh ranks among the 15 countries with the highest burden of deaths from trans fat induced heart diseases, according to World Health Organization (WHO).
Industrially produced trans fat in food primarily comes from Partially Hydrogenated Oil or PHO, which is familiar as dalda or bonospoti in Bangladesh. PHO or dalda is commonly used in preparing fried snacks, baked goods, as well as food preparation by restaurants and street food vendors.
In a recent study, the National Heart Foundation Hospital and Research Institute has found 92 percent of sampled PHOs from Dhaka city to contain trans fat levels above the 2 percent limit set by the WHO.
The sampled PHOs even showed a staggering high concentration of TFA, 20.9g per 100 grams, which is more than 10 times the WHO-set threshold. Bangladesh is yet to introduce any law or regulation to protect the public health from the harms of TFA.
However, very recently the Bangladesh Food Safety Authority (BFSA) has decided to promulgate regulations limiting TFA to 2 percent of the total fat contents of all fats, oils, and foods. The committee has already prepared a position paper to regulate TFA.
Leading global short video platform Likee has collaborated with OPPO to launch a challenge 'OrangeBoom'ij Bangladesh.
Users participating in the challenge will have an amazing chance to win OPPO F17 smartphone and OPPO ENCO W51 headphones, the company said in a press release on Thursday.
OrangeBoom creates a unique effect consisting of an orange-hued filter and allows users to play with dance or finger dance gestures while cutting an orange. The colour and design of the filter reflects the youthful and fresh design of Oppo F17, the press release reads.
Participating in the challenge is easy - users simply have to visit the Oppo Bangladesh Page in Likee. For reference, there are “Example” videos. Users will simply have to click ‘Join’ and start creating fun and creative dance videos with the ‘OrangeBoom’ sticker.
For eligibility in the contest, users have to post it with #OrangeBoom and @OPPO Bangladesh.
To make the challenge more fun, popular Bangladeshi influencers like Nusan Tasim, Marija Mimi, Moonmoon Ahmed, Rangan, and Md Rasel Miah will also participate in the challenge.
Creative and inspiring content such as demonstrating dancing skills, gestures, and smiles with the maximum number of engagements – likes, shares, and comments – will have the chance to be eligible for exciting prizes.
Winners earning the first three places will receive OPPO F17 smartphones each, whereas those earning fourth to tenth positions will receive OPPO ENCO W51 headphones.
Users who will successfully post videos with the #OrangeBoom will also have the chance to win OPPO F17 accessories.