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People's Republic of Bangladesh
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Location  Asia
Capital  Dhaka
Area  148,460 sq km
Population  159,453,001
"A trouble shared is a trouble halved"
(Proverb/Quote of the Week)

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January 1

  • Bangladesh commenced its responsibility as an executive board member of the UNICEF’s Executive Board on 1 January 2019.
  • Bangladeshi currency, Taka, was created on January 1, 1972, only within fifteen days of independent from Pakistan and replaced the Pakistani Rupee at par. However, notes were not issued until March 4, 1972 and coins on September 15, 1973.

January 2

  • Bangladeshi finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal was named the Finance Minister of the Year 2020 by the international financial affairs publication The Banker.

January 3

  • Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute (BLRI) has developed a vaccine for goat pox, a contagious viral disease, which kills a large number of goats every year. The vaccine was formally handed over to the Bangladesh livestock directorate on 3rd January 2008 for its large-scale production.[1]

January 4

  • Bangladesh won two gold, two silver and five bronze medals along with six technical awards at the 22nd International Robot Olympiad (IRO) on 4 January 2021.

January 5

  • Bangladesh Central Bank Governor Atiur Rahman was named Central Banker of the Year 2015 from the Asia-Pacific region on 5 January 2015 by the London-based magazine The Banker for stimulating growth and stabilizing economy.

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January 9

  • Bangladesh became permanent observer of Organisation for American States (OAS), an organisation of states of the Americas founded in 1948 for the purposes of regional solidarity and cooperation among its member states, as announced on 9 January 2017.

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January 12

  • Caesar Shahriar Rahman of Bangladesh won the 2017 Future For Nature Award for his outstanding species protection efforts in the remote Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh.
  • Bangladeshi cricketer Shakib Al Hasan became the first player ever to top the International Cricket Council (ICC) all-rounders' rankings in all three formats of the game, Test, ODI and T20, as announced on 12 January 2015.

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January 22

  • Bangladesh became the first country in South Asia to introduce e-passport as the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the e-passport services at a programme at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) on 22 January 2020.
  • The Bangladesh women’s cricket team emerged champions of the Women’s T20 Quadrangular series with a 14-run win over India B in the final in Patna on 22 January 2020.

January 23

January 24

  • Dr. Asm Amjad Hossain, a former district immunisation and surveillance medical officer of Bangladesh, won the first Gates Vaccine Innovation Award, revealed on 24 January 2012, for his creative approach to improving immunisation coverage.[2]

January 25

  • Professor Anisuzzaman of Bangladesh was named winner of Padma Bhushan Award in Literature and Education, India’s third highest civilian honor, on 25 January 2014.

January 26

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January 28

  • Bangladesh and India on 28 January 2013 signed an extradition treaty and struck a deal to relax business visa restrictions between the neighbouring countries. The extradition treaty could pave the way for Bangladesh to put on trial several crime bosses who crossed the border into India but are still running their gangs by telephone.[3]

January 29

  • Bangladesh diplomat Muhammad Imran on 29 January 2020 received the UAE’s Medal of Independence of the First Order in recognition of his efforts that contributed to promoting friendly relations and cooperation between the UAE and Bangladesh in all spheres.

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February 6

  • Bangladesh and twelve other countries which are home to the world's dwindling population of wild tigers on 6 February 2015 agreed to establish an intelligence-sharing network to fight traffickers.[4]

February 7

February 8

  • Bangladesh and India were declared joint champions of the SAFF U19 Women's Football Championship at the BSSSMK Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 8 February 2024. The game was tied 1-1 in the allocated 90 minutes and none of the players from both sides missed the target in the penalty shootout and it was 11-11 after 22 spot kicks.

February 9

  • Bangladesh won the four-nation SAFF U-20 Women's Football Championship 2023 with an unbeaten run, beating Nepal 3-0 in the final in Dhaka.
  • Bangladesh cricket team clinched its maiden ICC Under-19 World Cup title after beating favourites India by three wickets in Potchefstroom on 9 February 2020.[5]
  • Bangladesh's champion archer Ruman Sana was named the Breakthrough Athlete of the Year by the World Archery Federation on 9 February 2020.

February 10

February 11

  • Bangladeshi scientist Dr Firdausi Qadri on 11 February 2020 was announced as the winner of the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award from Asia-Pacific region for her contribution to understanding and preventing infectious diseases affecting children in developing countries, and promoting early diagnosis and vaccination with global health impact.

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  • Team InnoVision from Bangladesh, comprised of four young women Samiha Zaker, Lamia Anwar Shama, Shafinaz Hossain, and Rubyat Tasfia Rahman, won the top prize of $10,000 at the Thought for Food Summit in Portugal on 14 February 2015. Team InnoVision won the award for their project FoodFresh - an affordable substitute for refrigeration to reduce food loss in developing countries by evaporation cooling.

February 15

February 16

  • Fazle Hasan Abed, the founder of BRAC - one of the biggest NGOs in the world, was knighted in a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London on February 16, 2010. The Knighthood, announced in the Queen’s 2010 Honors List, was awarded in recognition of Sir Fazle’s services to reducing poverty in Bangladesh and internationally. He was the first ever Bangladeshi to be knighted by Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain.[6]

February 17

  • The Roll Ball World Cup, organized by the International Roll Ball Federation (IRBF), was held for first time in Bangladesh from 17 February to 23 February 2017. A total of 40 international teams competed in the tournament.
  • The tenth Fifty-overs Cricket World Cup 2011 took place in Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka. The spectacular opening ceremony of the World Cup was held at Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh on February 17, 2011.

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  • Dr. Tanzima Hashem of Bangladesh was named as one of the winners of the 2017 Elsevier Foundation Awards for early-career women scientists in the developing world for her research in computer science and engineering.

February 21

  • Jaago Foundation of Bangladesh on 21 February 2017 received the UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for Innovation in Education for teaching underprivileged children in rural areas of Bangladesh through the Online School programme that provides learners with high-quality courses through interactive video-conferencing.[7]
  • It is International Mother Language Day. This day is observed to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. It is originated in Bangladesh on this day in 1952 when a number of university students showed their bravery and love for their language and laid down their life. This day is officially recognized by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as International Mother Language Day since 21st of February 2000.

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February 26

  • Bangladesh on 26 February 2017 inaugurated its first solar-powered Food Warehouse with a capacity of 25,000 tonnes of grain in Bogra.

February 27

  • The World Bank Board on 27 February 2014 approved US$ 600 million in concessional financing to improve the quality of electricity supply in the rural areas in the eastern part of Bangladesh. The Rural Electricity Transmission and Distribution Project aims to reduce system losses and enhance capacity in the electricity network in rural Bangladesh.[8]

February 28

  • LifeChair, a wheelchair made of bamboo and rickshaw wheels in Bangladesh, was awarded the Global Health Prize of $10,000 at the 2013 Global Social Entrepreneurship contest at the University of Washington. It is significantly less expensive than the wheelchairs currently available in Bangladesh and is designed and built to be used in rural areas.[9]

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  • Bangladeshi journalist Nadia Sharmeen was honored with the 2015 International Women of Courage Award by the United States Department of State at a presentation ceremony in Washington for her work challenging the social forces that oppose any changes to prevailing gender norms.
  • Bangladesh cricket team on 5 March 2015 posted their highest ODI chase of 319 runs to beat Scotland by six wickets for an important win at the first round of the World Cup in Australia.[10]
  • Bangladeshi TV commercial titled "Beautiful Bangladesh - Land of Stories" promoting tourism in the country won the Diamond Award at the 2015 ITB-Berlin travel trade fair under the best film category.

March 6

  • Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) was ranked as the top NGO in the world in 2020, for the fifth consecutive year, by NGO Advisor, an independent Geneva-based media organisation.

March 7

  • Bangladeshi lawyer Razia Sultana was honoured with the 2019 International Women of Courage (IWOC) Award by the United States in recognition of her exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for human rights and gender equality, often at great personal risk.[11]

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March 10

  • Bangladesh clinched the title of SAFF Women's U-16 Football Championship defeating India 3-2 on penalties in the final at ANFA Complex in Nepal’s Kathmandu on 10 March 2024.
  • Bangladesh and Japan on 10 March 2013 signed a deal under which Dhaka secured $1.04 billion loan to implement four projects, including a renewable energy development project and the construction of three four-lane bridges on Dhaka-Chittagong highway.[12]

March 11

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  • Bangladesh Navy began its journey as a three-dimensional-force as Bangladesh’s first two submarines were commissioned on 12 March 2017 at a special ceremony in Chittagong.

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  • On 14 March 2012 Bangladesh won a landmark verdict at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, which sustained its claim to 200-nautical-mile exclusive economic and territorial rights in the Bay of Bengal. The verdict of the tribunal opened ways for Bangladesh for offshore oil and gas exploration in the Bay.[13]

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  • Bangladeshi education advocate Shougat Nazbin Khan was named as the Commonwealth Asia Young Person of the Year 2016.[14]

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March 20

  • Khaleda Zia became the first woman prime minister in the country's history and second in the Muslim world, after Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan. On March 20th 1991 she started as elected prime minster for the first time of her two terms in Prime Minister Office.[15]

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  • Bangladesh cricket team on 23 March 2022 registered an emphatic nine-wicket win over South Africa in a one-day international and in doing so, recorded their first-ever bilateral series win in South Africa.[16]
  • Brac founder and its Chairperson Sir Fazle Hasan Abed of Bangladesh was named as one of the greatest leaders, according to Fortune Magazine's 2017 list of The World 50 Greatest Leaders.

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March 26

  • Independence Day of Bangladesh. The independence movement of Bangladesh started on 26 March 1971 which resulted in the liberation of the country.
  • First Google doodle celebrated Independence Day of Bangladesh in 2013.[17]

March 27

  • Bangladesh is one of the 11 South Asian countries declared polio-free by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on 27 March 2014. The region has been maintaining its polio-free status for the last 3 years.[18]

March 28

  • Wasfia Nazreen, the second Bangladeshi women to conquer the Mount Everest, on 28 March 2013 scaled the highest peak of Europe, Mount Elbrus.[19]
  • Bangladesh cricket team registered their first ever one-day match win over Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka on 28 March 2013. Bangladesh chased down a rain revised target of 183 with six balls to spare making 184 for seven in 26 overs to win the match by three wickets.

March 29

  • Bangladeshi teenage girl Sharmin Akter was honoured with the United States Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award 2017 for courageously resisting her mother’s attempts to marry her off at an early age.[20]
  • Sara Hossain, a Bangladeshi human rights lawyer who has fought on behalf of the country’s most disadvantaged and marginalized citizens, was awarded the 2016 International Women of Courage Award at a ceremony on 29 March 2016 by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

March 30

March 31

  • Bangladeshi actress Jaya Ahsan won the Best Actress (Critics) honour at the 4th Joy Filmfare Awards (Bangla) in India for her roles in two films “Bijoya" and "Robibar”.


April 1

  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) on 1 April 2021 awarded the prestigious Test status to the Bangladesh Women’s cricket team.
  • Bangladesh Under-15 Women's Football team clinched the Jockey Club Girls International Youth Invitational Football Tournament title with a 6-0 win in the final against hosts Hong Kong at Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground in Hong Kong on 1 April 2018.
  • Saima Wazed Hossain, a strong advocate for autism from Bangladesh, was named World Health Organization Champion for Autism in South-East Asia Region on 1 April 2017.[21]

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  • Honourable Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina was elected as the President of D-EIGHT, the top agency of 8 developing countries -Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Turkey, on 5 April 2021.

April 6

  • Sir Fazle Hasan Abed of Bangladesh, founder and chairperson of world’s largest non-governmental development organization BRAC, received the prestigious Thomas Francis Jr. Medal for global public health from the University of Michigan on 6 April 2016 in recognition of his leadership, vision, compassion, service and action.[22]

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April 8

  • CellBazaar, an innovative market-access service from Grameenphone Ltd. of Bangladesh, has been voted "Asian Telecom Innovation of the Year" in the Telecom Asia Awards 2008. CellBazaar is a platform that allows users to trade goods and services via a mobile phone.[23]

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April 15

  • Bangladeshi photographer Munir Uz Zaman working for Agence France-Presse on 15 April 2013 received joint first prize in the feature photojournalism category at the 17th annual Human Rights Press Awards for a "heart-wrenching" series of images of penniless Rohingya refugees striving in vain to flee communal bloodshed in Myanmar.

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April 17

  • Nobel Peace Prize winner economist Dr Muhammad Yunus received Congressional Gold Medal, one of the highest civilian awards in the United States, on 17 April 2013 for his contribution to the fight against poverty across the globe. Yunus became the first Muslim to be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal.
  • Leading businessman Latifur Rahman was announced as the winner of the prestigious 2012 Oslo Business for Peace Award for maintaining commitment to social responsibility and ethical values. This is the first time a Bangladeshi businessperson has received the prize.

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April 19

  • Bangladeshi and American scientists have demonstrated how artificial intelligence combined with satellite imagery can provide a low-cost, scalable method for locating and monitoring otherwise hard-to-regulate industries. Their findings were published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) on 19 April 2021.[24]
  • Syeda Rizwana Hasan from Bangladesh won the 2009 Goldman Environmental Prize, considered as the Nobel Prize for grassroots environmentalism, on 19 April 2009. Syeda was honored for leading a legal battle resulting in increased government regulation and heightened public awareness about the dangers of ship breaking.

April 20

  • The Government of Bangladesh and the World Bank on 20 April 2014 launched the Municipal Governance and Service Project to improve municipal governance and basic urban services in city corporations and municipalities in Bangladesh. The initiative will benefit 3.4 million people in around 100 urban communities across the country.[25]

April 21

  • Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina was appointed as a member of the United Nations High-Level Panel on Water on 21 April 2016.[26]

April 22

  • Dr Atiq Rahman was named one of the recipients of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Champions of the Earth 2008 award. Dr. Atiq was awarded for his research on the management of environment and development of natural resources.

April 23

  • Bangladeshi photographer Rahul Talukder won the 2015 Sony World Photography Award in the Conceptual category for his pictures of victims of the 2013 Rana Plaza building collapse.
  • Bangladesh's Dutch-Bangla Bank Ltd won the Asian Development Bank Trade Finance Program (TFP) award on 23 April 2015 for their role in supporting trade in the region.[27]

April 24

  • Bangladesh retained the Asian Hockey Federation title by beating Oman 6-3 in the final match of the tournament at Bangkok in Thailand on 24 April 2012. Bangladesh was crowned the title for the second consecutive time.

April 25

  • Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem received the prestigious Diplomat of the Year 2022 Award for Outstanding Contribution to Climate Diplomacy by the world-famous Diplomat Magazine, UK.
  • Bangladeshi photographer Shoeb Faruquee was announced as Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2017 for his image ‘Food for God’.[28]

April 26

  • Bangladeshi conservationist Shahriar Caesar Rahman received the prestigious Whitley Award in London on 26 April 2018 for his work on conservation of the Asian forest Tortoise.[29]

April 27

  • Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina received the Global Women’s Leadership Award in Sydney, Australia on 27 April 2018 presented by the US-based Global Summit of Women.

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April 30

  • Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury was elected and sworn in as the first female Speaker of Bangladesh's Parliament on 30 April 2013.


May 1

  • Bangladesh successfully retained their AFC U-14 Girls’ Regional Football Championship for the South and Central zone after downing India 4-0 on 1 May 2016.[30]

May 2

  • The Bangladeshi documentary Razor's Edge won the 2016 Deutsche Welle's The Bobs - Best of Online Activism jury award in the Citizen Journalism category.[31]

May 3

  • Dr. Fazlur Khan of Bangladesh known as "Einstein of Structural Engineering" and "Father of Tubular Design for High-Rises". One of his most famous creations is the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) of Chicago, Illinois. The Willis Tower was the world's tallest building from 1973 to 1996. May 3, 1973 marks the completion of the successful construction work of the tower.

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  • Surma, the second locally manufactured warship by Bangladesh, was officially transferred to Bangladesh Navy at a ceremony organized at the Khulna Shipyard on 6 May 2013.

May 7

  • The BanglaBraille project enables the production of school textbooks to be printed in braille for visually impaired students in Bangladesh won the Best Innovation Award at The Bobs 2014 - Deutsche Welle sponsored online activism award.[32]

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  • The World Bank Board on 9 May 2014 approved $60 million in interest-free credit to modernize Bangladesh’s value added tax (VAT) administration and to increase tax revenue.[33]

May 10

  • Bangladeshi photojournalist Mohammed Shajahan's "Mom Love" won Photo of the Year Prize at the 7th Istanbul Photo Awards on 10 May 2021.

May 11

  • The Bangabandhu-1 (BD-1), Bangladesh’s first commercial satellite, was successfully launched by SpaceX from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This geostationary communications satellite was the first payload launched by a SpaceX’s new Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket.

May 12

  • Bangladeshi filmmaker Nuhash Humayun’s horror short film Moshari won the Jury Award for Best Narrative Short at the Atlanta Film Festival (ALTFF) 2022.

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  • Bangladeshi shooters Abdullahel Baki and Syeda Atkiya Hasan Disha won the country's first gold medal in the 10m air rifle team event in the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku, Azerbaijan on 14 May 2017.

May 15

  • An ocean-going ship built first by a Bangladeshi company for an overseas buyer, was handed over on May 15, 2008 to its Danish owner in a formal ceremony at Meghnaghat Shipyard.[34]

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  • Tahmima Anam, a Bangladeshi writer and novelist, won the prestigious Commonwealth Writers' Prize 2008 in Overall Best First Book category for her book "A Golden Age". The book is based on Bangladesh's War of Liberation.

May 19

  • Babar Ali from Chittagong, Bangladesh became the sixth Bangladeshi to conquer the highest peak on earth, Mount Everest, on 19 May 2024.
  • A 31-year-old government official, Nishat Majumder, became the first Bangladeshi woman to scale Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain, when she reached the summit on 19 May 2012.[35]

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  • Bangladeshi Mountaineer M.A. Muhit became the second Bangladeshi to conquer the Everest, world`s highest mountain peak, as he reached the summit, on May 21, 2011. Mr. Muhit hoisted the national flag of Bangladesh on the Himalayan summit at the age of 39.

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  • Musa Ibrahim, a Bangladeshi mountaineer, conquered the height of Mount Everest as the first Bangladeshi. He reached the summit of Mount Everest around 6:00am on 23rd May 2010.[36]

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  • Wasfia Nazreen became the second Bangladeshi woman to scale the Mount Everest, when she reached the summit on 26 May 2012 a week after the feat of first Bangladeshi woman Nishat Majumder.[37]

May 27

  • The United Nations awarded eight fallen peacekeepers from Bangladesh posthumously with the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal on 27 May 2021.[38]

May 28

  • A team of international and Bangladeshi researchers has discovered that sea snakes have been adapting to see underwater for 15 million years, according to their study published in Current Biology on 28 May 2020.[39]

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  • Brac Onnesha, the first nano-satellite made by a Bangladeshi university, was launched into the space from Kennedy Space Center in the USA on 3 June 2017.
  • The first successful liver transplantation in Bangladesh was done on June 3, 2010 in Bangladesh Institute of Research and Rehabilitation in Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders (BIRDEM) Hospital under the leadership of Chief liver transplant surgeon Professor Mohammad Ali.

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  • Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus and US billionaire investor Warren Buffett were honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards at the second annual Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy in New York on 5 June 2013 for their role in addressing global problems of poverty, poor health care and environmental issues.[40]

June 6

  • Bangladesh and India on 6 June 2015 signed a historic agreement to simplify their border by exchanging more than 150 enclaves of land during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Bangladesh.[41]

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  • United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on 9 June 2022 announced the appointment of Rabab Fatima of Bangladesh as High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS).[42]

June 10

  • Bangladeshi women’s cricket team defeated six-time champions India by three wickets in the final of the T20 Asia cup to clinch their maiden Asia Cup title on 10 June 2018.

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  • A Bangladeshi project titled DAISY-standard Accessible Reading Materials for Students with Visual and Print Disabilities won an award at the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) Prizes 2017 in the Access to information and knowledge category.[43]

June 14

  • Bangladesh was elected as a member of the prestigious Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations for the term 2020-2022 from the Asia-Pacific region on 14 June 2019.

June 15

  • Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and India on 15 June 2015 signed a landmark Motor Vehicles Agreement in Thimpu for seamless movement of road traffic among Four SAARC Countries. The agreement is expected to pave the way for a unified movement of people and goods across their borders for the benefit and integration of the region and its economic development.[44]
  • A group of scientists, led by Professor Dr Maqsudul Alam discovered ‘Genome Sequencing’ of jute. The Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced it in the Parliament on 15th June, 2010.[45]

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  • Shamir Shehab of Bangladesh received the Queen's Young Leaders Award on 22 June 2015 from Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth for setting up Bangladesh Youth Environmental Initiative to deal with the effect of climate change.[46]

June 23

  • Bangladesh women team won the football gold defeating Israel 2-0 in the 2023 Special Olympics World Games in Berlin.
  • Bangladesh has identified green finance as a top priority for sustainably developing their financial sectors, according to an International Finance Corporation (IFC) report published on 23 June 2020.[47]
  • Sheikh Hasina is the second woman prime minister of Bangladesh after Khaleda Zia. Sheikh Hasina represented the Prime Minister Office twice. On 23rd June 1996 she started her first term as prime minister. On this day Bangladesh became the first ever country in the Muslim world to have two woman prime ministers in the country’s history as head of government.[15]

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  • Bangladesh on 25 June 2022 officially opened its longest bridge over River Padma, linking the capital, Dhaka, and the southwest, with a total length of 6+ km. The domestically funded bridge was dubbed as a “symbol of national pride”.

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  • Sajid Iqbal and Rahat Hossain of Bangladesh received the 2017 Queen’s Young Leaders Awards for their respective projects to serve the local communities.

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July 1

  • Six young people from Bangladesh each won a prestigious Diana Award 2020 based in the UK for their efforts and work in their local communities.
  • Bangladesh has become a lower-middle income country with the Gross National Income per capita (GNI), joining those with annual incomes of $1,046 to $4,125, as announced by the World Bank on 1 July 2015.[48]

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  • Bangladeshi mathlete Ahmed Zawad Chowdhury became the first ever person to win a gold for Bangladesh in the International Math Olympiad on 12 July 2018.

July 13

  • Bangladeshi students won one silver medal and one bronze in the prestigious 2014 International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) held in Cape Town, South Africa.[49]
  • Team Rapture from Bangladesh won the People's Choice Award at the 2011 Microsoft Imagine Cup, world’s premier student technology competition, honoring student innovations that address global problems. Team Rapture created Third Eye, a Windows Phone 7 device for the visually impaired that provides an assistive camera and a special user interface with vibration, speech feedback and voice command. This is the only Imagine Cup award that is determined by the public.

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  • Bangladeshi lawyer Irene Khan was selected as the next United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression on 18 July 2020.

July 19

  • Think Twice, Act Wise campaign from the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh was named as the winner of the Peer to Peer: Facebook Global Digital Challenge spring 2017 in Washington. Think Twice, Act Wise is a campaign promoting tolerance and empathy through the development of critical thinking skills and extracurricular activities among the youth of Bangladesh.
  • Soccer team of Bangladesh Sports Education Institute, locally known as Bangladesh Krira Shiksha Protishthan (BKSP), won the 1990 Gothia Cup. It is one of the world's largest football tournaments in terms of number of participants. They have won the final 6-0 against Pequeninos from Brazil.

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  • Bangladeshi mountaineer Wasfia Nazreen became the first person from Bangladesh to scale Pakistan's K2, the world's second highest mountain, on 22 July 2022.

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  • Lawyer Syeda Rizwana Hasan was announced as one of the recipients of the prestigious 2012 Ramon Magsaysay Award for her court battles to stop old ships decommissioned by wealthy nations from entering Bangladesh to be dismantled as scrap, unless they have been decontaminated at their origin. The Ramon Magsaysay Award is often considered Asia's Nobel Prize.[50]

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  • Asif Hossain Khan won the gold medal at 2002 Commonwealth Games in 10 metre air rifle individual singles shooting at the age of 15.[51]


August 1

  • Bangladeshi surgeons successfully separated two 9-month- old sisters born pygopagus in a complex operation in Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on 1 August 2017.
  • Golfer Siddiqur Rahman became the first Bangladeshi to win an Asian tour professional golf tournament defeating South African Jbe Kruger in a nerve-wracking play-off at the Brunei Open on 1st August 2010, when he lifted the Brunei Open title in Bandar Seri Begawan.[52]

August 2

  • Bangladeshi and Hungarian doctors successfully performed a marathon 30-hour operation to separate Bangladeshi twin girls who were joined at the head at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka on 2 August 2019.
  • Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha, a Bangladeshi non-profit organization, was announced as one of the recipients of the 2012 United Nations World Environment Day Challenge prize for celebrating this year’s World Environment Day through a solar-powered boat rally and different competitions and exhibitions under the theme – ‘The Green Economy in a Changing Climate – Hope Floats’.[53]

August 3

  • Mahmuda Rahman Khan, longest-serving gender advisor in Asia, of Bangladesh was named as the recipient of USAID's Laura W Bush Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Global Women's Equality on 3 August 2022.
  • Bangladeshi photographer Faisal Azim was awarded the second prize at the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest for a photograph of three gravel workmen looking through the window glass at their working place. Chittagong, Bangladesh.[54]

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  • A Bangladeshi girl team beat out competition from around the world with their idea for a project ReLeaf aimed at green urbanisation, bringing home the prize of HK$20,000 as seed money from global charity foundation 24 Hour Race on 18 August 2020.
  • Bangladesh clinched the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) U-16 football championship for the first time defeating India 4-2 in tie-breaker at Sylhet District Stadium on 18 August 2015. The final match went into tie-breaker after both teams ended full-time at 1-1.
  • Brojen Das, a champion and gallant swimmer from Bangladesh, was the first Asian to swim across the English Channel which is an arm of the Atlantic Ocean that forms a channel between France and Britain. Brojen crossed the English Channel six times. His first adventure started at midnight of 18 August 1958 and it came to a close in the afternoon of the next day. Among many awards he also earned the trophy of "KING OF CHANNEL" from the Channel Swimming Association of the United Kingdom in 1986.[55]

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  • Bangladesh on 26 August 2013 released the world's first zinc-enriched rice variety capable of fighting diarrhoea and pneumonia-induced childhood deaths and stunted growth.[56]

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  • An amphibious structure made of bamboo that houses a school for underprivileged children in South Kanarchor in Bangladesh won a 2019 prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture.[57]
  • Bangladesh and Myanmar on 29 August 2013 signed an agreement to resume direct Dhaka-Yangon flights which were closed down 6 years ago. Both the neighbors are expected to be benefited commercially through the re-establishment of direct air link.

August 30

  • Bangladesh cricket team made history by defeating Australia for the first time in a Test match on 30 August 2017 in Dhaka. Bangladesh won the match by 20 runs.

August 31

  • Bangladeshi scientist Dr Firdausi Qadri who has been instrumental in discovering vaccines that have saved millions of lives won the prestigious 2021 Ramon Magsaysay Award, regarded as Asia's equivalent to Nobel Prize.[58]


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  • Bangladeshi Women Cricket Team became the champions of ICC Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier beating Thailand by 70 runs in the final on 7 September 2019.

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September 10

September 11

  • Bangladesh and Bhutan on 11 September 2012 signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on agricultural cooperation between the two countries.[59]

September 12

September 13

  • Sonia Bashir Kabir, managing director of Microsoft Bangladesh, was recognised as an 2017 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) pioneer by the United Nations Global Compact for women's digital empowerment.[60]

September 14

  • Honourable Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina was awarded the prestigious Champions of the Earth Award, the highest environmental accolade of the United Nations, by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on 14 September 2015 for outstanding leadership on the frontline of climate change.

September 15

  • Zareen Tasneem Sharif, student of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), became the first Bangladeshi 'Global Winner' of the Global Undergraduate Awards in the category of Architecture and Design for her undergraduate thesis titled as "Waste in the City: Agglomerating Local Economy of Matuail Landfill" on 15 September 2022.[61]

September 16

September 17

  • Adar Rahman from Bangladesh was named one of the International News Media Association's 30 under 30 award winners, recognising rising stars in the global media industry.[62]
  • On September 17, 1974 Bangladesh became the member country of the United Nations (UN) and accepted the official recognition. Since then Bangladesh has been playing a significant role in UN, especially in peace keeping mission.[63]

September 18

September 19

  • Bangladesh clinched their maiden SAFF Women's Football Championship title with a 3-1 victory over Nepal in the final at the Dasarath Rangasala in Kathmandu on 19 September 2022.
  • Sir Fazle Hasan Abed of Bangladesh was awarded the prestigious 2019 Yidan Prize for Education Development in recognition of his initiatives that revolutionised how marginalised children from resource-poor communities learn.[64]
  • Shougat Nazbin Khan of Bangladesh, who established H. A. Digital School & College that is serving 600 students from 50 underprivileged communities in Bangladesh with a focus on socio-economic empowerment of women, was recognized as one of the 2016 UN Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Dr Maqsudul Alam, a Bangladeshi scientist, has decoded the genome of a most deadly fungus that causes havoc to global jute and soybean production. The scientific achievement was revealed by the Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on 19 September 2012.[65]
  • Solar-Powered Floating Schools, a Bangladeshi project aimed at ensuring year-round education in flood-prone areas, was announced as one of the winners of the 2012 World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) Award on 19 September 2012.[66]

September 20

  • Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was honoured with the SDGs Progress Award on 20 September 2021 by the UN-sponsored Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) in recognition of Bangladesh’s achievements in sustainable development from 2015 to 2020.

September 21

  • Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina was recognized with the UN-women Agent of Change Award on 21 September 2016 for her outstanding contributions to women empowerment.[67]

September 22

  • Two Bangladeshi projects, the Urban River Spaces project in Jhenaidah and the community spaces of the Rohingya Refugee Response programme in Cox's Bazar, won the prestigious 2022 Aga Khan Award for Architecture (AKAA).[68]

September 23

  • Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina Wazed received the 2019 Vaccine Hero Award by Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation for championing immunisation both nationally and globally.[69]

September 24

September 25

September 26

  • Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina received the prestigious UNICEF Champion of the Skill Development for Youth Award on 26 September 2019 in recognition of her outstanding contributions to skill development of the youth.

September 27

  • Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on 27 September 2018 received two international awards -- the IPS International Achievement Award and the Special Distinction Award for Leadership -- for her humanitarian and responsible policy in hosting the Rohingyas and for her far-sighted leadership over the Rohingya issue.
  • Golfer Siddikur Rahman on 27 September 2013 was qualified to play in the golf World Cup 2013 as a first Bangladeshi. Siddikur was qualified to play in Asia team.[70]

September 28

September 29

September 30

  • Bangladeshi Nobel laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus was awarded with the Karl Kübel Prize on 30 September 2022 for his extraordinary and multifaceted commitment to families all over the world.


October 1

October 2

  • Minhaj Chowdhury of Bangladesh won the first-ever Forbes Under 30 Impact Challenge on 2 October 2017 at the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Boston for providing more than one million liters of safe drinking water to over a quarter million people with his initiative Drinkwell.[71]

October 3

October 4

  • Bangladeshi cricketer and former captain of the national cricket team Mushfiqur Rahim was named as UNICEF’s newest National Ambassador in Bangladesh on 4 October 2020.

October 5

  • Green Cross International on 5 October 2015 conferred Green Star award on Dr Hasan Mahmud, former minister for environment and forests of Bangladesh, for his outstanding achievements nationally and internationally as the minister in the areas of environment protection and climate change impacts. Green Cross International, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and UN Human Rights Coordination Agency give the award for important, innovative and enduring measures taken at national and international level to protect environment and address climate change effects.

October 6

October 7

October 8

  • The first-ever warship, BNS PADMA, built by Bangladesh was launched on 8 October 2012. The warship, categorized as a patrol boat, was built by Khulna Shipyard for Bangladesh Navy.[72]

October 9

October 10

October 11

  • Doel, the first ever locally manufactured laptop of Bangladesh, was inaugurated by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on October 11, 2011.[73]

October 12

October 13

  • Professor Muhammad Yunus and his Grameen Bank won the Nobel Peace Prize 2006 for pioneering the use of micro-credit to benefit poor entrepreneurs, in particular to women entrepreneurs. His vision to send poverty to museum found a new dimension from this day. [74]

October 14

October 15

  • Sir Fazle Hasan Abed of Bangladesh was honored as the 2015 World Food Prize Laureate for his outstanding contributions in advancing human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. The prestigious prize, known as Nobel Prize for food and agriculture, was conferred on him on 15 October 2015 in the USA.

October 16

October 17

October 18

October 19

October 20

October 21

October 22

  • Shykh Seraj of Bangladesh won the prestigious 2015 Gusi Peace Prize in the Poverty Alleviation, Agriculture and Journalism category for his contribution to agricultural and development journalism in Bangladesh.

October 23

October 24

  • Adilur Rahman Khan, advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and Founder and Secretary of Bangladeshi human rights organization Odikhar, was presented the 2014 International Bar Association (IBA) Human Rights Award for his contribution in protecting human rights in Bangladesh.[75]

October 25

October 26

October 27

  • Bangladesh was elected as a council member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on 27 October 2014 for four years from the East Asia & Australasia region. ITU is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies.[76]

October 28

October 29

October 30

October 31


November 1

November 2

November 3

  • Team Bangladesh became the champion among 174 countries in the biggest global robotics competition for high school students titled "First Global Challenge”, as revealed on 3 November 2020.[77]
  • Bangladesh boys clinched SAFF U-15 Football Championship after beating Pakistan 3-2 on penalties in the final in Nepal on 3 November 2018.

November 4

November 5

  • Team Atlas, a robotics team composed of Bangladeshi university students, won gold medal at the International Science and Invention Fair (ISIF) 2022 in the Technology Category (University) for their project named 'Fremo - A Farming Robot'.
  • Bangladesh formally joined the 51-nation-group Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) devoted to building up cooperation between Asia and Europe on political, economic and social issues on 5 November 2012 at the 9th Asia-Europe Meeting Summit of Heads of State and Government (ASEM9).[78]

November 6

  • Dr Samir Saha of Bangladesh received the 2017 Carlos J. Finlay UNESCO Prize for Microbiology at the 39th session of the General Conference of UNESCO for his research works in Bangladesh.[79]

November 7

  • Bangladeshi mountaineer Wasfia Nazreen was named an Adventurer of the Year 2014-15 by the National Geographic for her activism and commitment to empower women in Bangladesh through her work in the field of adventure.[80]

November 8

  • Bangladesh's exports rose in October 2012 for the fourth month in a row, according to the official data published on 8 November 2012, thanks to improving readymade garment orders.[81]

November 9

November 10

  • Bangladesh played their first ever cricket test match, the longest form of a cricket match, on 10th November, 2000 against India. Even after a stunning performance in the first innings Bangladesh could not secure a win and lost the match by 9 wickets.

November 11

November 12

  • A team of international and Bangladeshi researchers has identified a new species of primate, a lithe tree-dweller living in the forests of central Myanmar with a mask-like face framed by a shock of unruly grey hair. The primate was named a the Popa langur in the journal Zoological Research on 12 November 2020.[82]
  • Bangladesh and Belarus inked seven agreements and five memorandums of understanding (MoU) on 12 November 2012 to strengthen bilateral relationship. The agreement and MoUs were signed for expansion of trade and investment; legal support in agriculture, science and technology and military; and cooperation in education and exporting frozen food.[83]

November 13

  • Sadat Rahman, a 17-year-old teenager, from Bangladesh won the 2020 International Children's Peace Prize for his efforts to educate young people about cyberbullying.[84]

November 14

November 15

  • Sir Fazle Hasan Abed of Bangladesh, founder and Chair Emeritus of BRAC, one of the world's largest non-governmental organizations, was announced as the winner of the Outstanding Member of the South Asian Diaspora (OMSAD) Award 2019 at the Fourth South Asian Diaspora Convention held in Singapore’s National University.

November 16

November 17

November 18

  • Bangabandhu Satellite Launching Project from Bangladesh received the prestigious Recognition of Excellence Certificates at the 2016 International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecom World Awards.[85]
  • Wasfia Nazreen became the first mountaineer from Bangladesh to conquer the mountain peaks of all the seven continents, also known as the seven summits. Wasfia reached the summit of Carstensz Pyramid, the highest mountain of Oceania, on 18 November 2015 completing the challenge of scaling seven highest mountains around the world.
  • BRAC founder Sir Fazle Hasan Abed won the 2014 Trust Women Award for his innovative approach to protect women’s rights in impoverished communities. Abed is the first male recipient of the award.

November 19

November 20

November 21

  • Farhana Sultana, assistant scientist at International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b), won the grand prize at the 2021 Annual Innovations Pitch Competition organised by the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH), for her proposed innovation -- developing a machine to produce jute cellulose-based sanitary pads.

November 22

  • Bangladeshi leading business personality Asif Chowdhury was awarded the Gusi Peace Prize for 2017 during a ceremony in Manila for his contribution to society through business and socially responsible activities.

November 23

November 24

  • Rina Akter and Rima Sultana Rimu from Bangladesh on 24 November 2020 were included in BBC's annual list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for their supporting acts for sex workers and for advocating for gender-responsive humanitarian action, respectively.

November 25

  • Bangladesh and the USA signed Trade and Investment Cooperation Forum Agreement (TICFA) on 25 November 2013. The TICFA provides a mechanism for both governments to discuss trade and investment issues and areas of cooperation. The agreement is also expected to find solutions to improve Bangladeshi workers’ safety and their rights.

November 26

  • Bangladesh won first ever Asian Games gold medal with a five-wicket victory in the Twenty20 cricket men's final against Afghanistan. In a thrilling final Bangladesh won the match with three balls to spare while chasing 119 runs for victory.[86]

November 27

November 28

November 29

November 30


December 1

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh conferred the Asia Climate Mobility Champion Leader Award acknowledging her leadership in championing climate actions. The Global Centre for Climate Mobility, supported by IOM and the UN system, conferred the Award during a high-level panel on the sidelines of the COP28 in Dubai on 1 December 2023.
  • Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina was named as one of the world's top 100 global thinkers by Foreign Policy, a Washington-based prestigious magazine of global politics, economics and ideas, on 1 December 2015 for making environmental protection a national priority.
  • Bangladeshi cricketer Taijul Islam became the first player in the world to claim a hat-trick on ODI debut who picked four wickets against Zimbabwe on 1 December 2014.[87]

December 2

December 3

  • Vashkar Bhattacharjee, a visually-impaired Bangladeshi national, received the 2018 Unesco/Emir Jaber al Ahmad al Jaber al Sabah Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.[88]

December 4

December 5

  • Maksuda Akhter became the first Bangladeshi woman to win a medal, third runner-up among 30 bodybuilders from different countries of the world, in an international bodybuilding championship on 5 December 2021 at the IHFF Olympia Amateur Bodybuilding in Mumbai.

December 6

  • Bangladesh and Bhutan on 6 December 2020 signed a Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) to safeguard mutual trade benefits. Under the agreement, Bangladesh will enjoy duty benefit on export of 100 local products and Bhutan will enjoy duty benefit on 34 products.
  • Bangladesh and Bhutan on 6 December 2014 signed agreements, including one on trade that will allow the two countries to enjoy duty-free export of 90 items to each other. The agreements were signed during Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay's visit to Bangladesh.
  • Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) received the GAVI CSO Special Recognition Impact Award at GAVI 5th Partners Forum in Dar-es-Salaam on 6 December 2012. The GAVI awards was aimed to honor those who have made a difference in the lives of children in developing countries and their communities through the effective delivery of immunisation programmes.[89]

December 7

  • Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina was ranked 43rd on 2021 Forbes' list of the Most Powerful Women in the World.
  • Bangladesh Under-19 cricket team became champions in the U19 Triangular Series beating India Under-19 B team in the final by 181 runs at the Eden Garden in Kolkata on 7 December 2021.
  • The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is an organization that consists of eight member countries. SAARC was founded in 1985 for economical, social, technological, and cultural cooperation between Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka and later Afghanistan joined in 2007. The first SAARC summit was held December 7-8, 1985 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The concept of SAARC was first adopted by Bangladesh during 1977, under the administration of President Ziaur Rahman.[90]
  • Sundarbans, one of the largest mangrove forests in the world, was included in the UNESCO world heritage list in 1997. It is also home of diverse and distinct animal lives including the majestic Bengal Tiger.[91]

December 8

  • Bangladesh women’s cricket team claimed gold in the 13th South Asian Games, beating Sri Lanka in the final by 2 runs at Pokhara on 8 December 2019

December 9

December 10

December 11

  • Team Mohakash from Bangladesh became the world champion at the Best Mission Concept Category of the 2021 NASA Space Apps Challenge by beating 4,534 teams from 162 countries.

December 12

  • Bangladeshi film Television won the Jury Grand Prize at the seventh annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards, the region’s highest accolade in film, announced at a ceremony in Brisbane, Australia on 12 December 2013. It is the first time an Asia Pacific Screen Award has gone to a film from Bangladesh.[92]
  • Sierra Leone declared Bangla as one of the official languages in the country in recognition of the contributions to the war-torn country by Bangladeshi peacekeepers. President of Sierra Leone, Alhaj Ahmed Tejan Kabbah, announced the decision on December 12, 2002 at the inauguration of a 54 km long road constructed by Bangladeshi peacekeepers.[93]

December 13

December 14

December 15

December 16

  • Victory day of Bangladesh. This day marks the birth of Bangladesh in the world map after 9 months of heroic liberation war. Bangladesh became an independent country after the surrender of the Pakistani army.

December 17

  • Bangladesh Under-19 cricket team clinched their maiden Asia Cup title beating the UAE by 195 runs in the final at the Dubai International Stadium on 17 December 2023.

December 18

  • Team Robotigers from Bangladesh won a gold medal in the junior creative category at the 20th Robot Olympiad in the Philippines on 18 December 2018.

December 19

December 20

  • Bangladesh won a gold, two silver and six bronze medals with one technical award in the 21st International Robot Olympiad (IRO) held in Thailand between 16 and 20 December.
  • Bangladesh clinched the AFC U-14 Girls' Regional Football Championship title for the south and central zone on 20 December 2015 defeating holders Nepal 1-0.[94]

December 21

December 22

  • "Kura Pokkhir Shunye Ura" (The Golden Wings of Watercocks) of Bangladesh and "Upon Entry" of Spain jointly won the Best Film award in the international category on 22 December 2022 at the 28th Kolkata International Film Festival.
  • Bangladesh retained the title of the SAFF Under-19 Women’s Football Championship when they beat India 1-0 in the five-nation tournament final at the Bir Shrestha Shaheed Sepahi Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur on 22 December 2021.
  • Bangladeshi fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman won the 2016 International Cricket Council (ICC) Emerging Cricketer of the Year award. He is the first Bangladeshi cricketer to win an annual ICC award.
  • Bangladesh and Thailand signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs), to foster regular meetings at the level of foreign secretaries and to increase cooperation in the field of agriculture, on 22 December 2012 to strengthen their bilateral relationship.

December 23

  • Bangladesh and Maldives on 23 December 2021 signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) and an agreement to enhance bilateral cooperation in health, education, dual taxation, youth and sports during Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih visits to Dhaka.
  • Bangladeshi cricketer Shakib Al Hasan became the No. 1 Test-Cricket all-rounder in the latest ICC rankings, published on 23 December 2011, following his recent outstanding performance.[95]

December 24

  • Bangladesh won the title of the inaugural edition of SAFF Under-15 Women's Football Championship with a 1-0 victory against India 24 December 2017. Not only did Bangladesh finish the tournament as unbeaten champion but they also maintained a 100% winning record, scoring 13 times and conceding none.
  • On 24 December 2008 United Nations revealed that Bangladesh’s first ever computerized voter list is completed after 11 months of compilation efforts. This first ever computerized photo voter list in the south Asian country containing pictures of more than 80 million people was complied with United Nations help.[96]

December 25

December 26

December 27

December 28

December 29

  • Dr Rubhana Raqib, a Bangladeshi Senior Scientist and Dr David A. Sack, former Executive Director of International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B) jointly invented a new diagnostic method for tuberculosis. ICDDR,B has been issued its first patent from the Director of United States Patent and Trademark Office (United States Patent US7638271) for this invention on December 29, 2009.[97]

December 30

December 31


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