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Articles by M. Moniruzzaman
Total Records ( 9 ) for M. Moniruzzaman
  M. Moniruzzaman , S.M. Faisal , M.A.R. Sarkar , M. Ismail Hossain , M. Afsar Ali and M.A.H. Talukder
  A field experiment on cauliflower (var. Rupa) was conducted in two consecutive years from November 2000 to March 2002 in sandy clay loam soil at the Agricultural Research Station, Raikhali, Rangamati Hill District to observe the effect of irrigation and mulch materials on its yield, yield attributes and profitability. Twenty combinations of treatments consisting of four levels of irrigation (no irrigation = control, irrigation at 7, irrigation at 14 and irrigation at 21 days interval) and five levels of mulching (non mulch (control), black polythene mulch, rice straw mulch, sun grass mulch and mango leaves’ mulch) were used for this trial. Irrigation at 7 days interval and mulching with black polythene independently as well as in combination produced maximum values for yield attributes and marketable yield of cauliflower. The highest curd yields of 30.38 and 29.40 t ha-1 were obtained from 7 days irrigation interval with black polythene mulch in 2000-01 and 2001-02, respectively. The lowest curd yields of 10.50 and 10.04 t ha-1 were obtained from without irrigation and mulching in 2000-01 and 2001-02, respectively. Seven days interval irrigation and mulching with forest leaves (mango leaves) in combination gave the highest benefit cost ratio (6.51) closely followed by 14 days interval irrigation with the same mulch (6.48). But maximum marginal rate of return (1156.89%) was recorded from the combination of 14 days interval irrigation and mulching by mango leaves followed by irrigation at 21 days interval with the same type of mulch (936.92%).
  M. Moniruzzaman
  The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are a noble initiative to deal with certain chronic socioeconomic problems of the backward countries. Targeted to achieve eight major goals by 2015, the initiative deserves critical assessment of its achievement and strategies as its time frame is approaching to an end. Based on data on the goals’ achievement from relevant countries, this study argues that while significant achievements are noticeable, these are far less than satisfactory in real terms, secondly, nonachievements of the goals are due to three large factors; first, uncertain international political economic structure and market functioning; second, international power-politics which intentionally affects regime sustainability in the countries concerned and third, domestic dynamics of political power-play which influence allocation of resources for short-term political gains. The research makes a cross-country comparative analysis adopting an approach of institutional analysis in comparative politics.
  M. Moniruzzaman and Shafiu Yahya Mikail
  Foreign aid is considered as a significant source of income for many developing countries. Countries that were facing current account deficit in the 1950s were encouraged to borrow from international financial institutions to boost their economic growth. However, such borrowing created a great obstruction to the economic growth of many developing countries today due to high obligations on external debt. Like many developing countries, Nigeria has been living under horrific debt burden. Servicing this debt has cost the country an average of $2.0 billion annually. This, study aims to examine Nigeria’s external debt and its impact in realizing Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The central argument of this study is that external debt has severely limited the ability of the government to devote recourses into the MDGs. The negative impact of external debt is measured by comparing the annual debt service with the ratio of government expenditure in eight MDGs, whereby it shows that Nigeria’s government has not been able to allocate sufficient resources towards the realization of MDGs due to its obligation to channel a substantial percentage of its GDP to meet external debt service.
  M. Moniruzzaman and Shafiu Yahya Mikail
  Telecommunications remain one of the strategic economic sectors that assume prominence in the current discourses on the growth and integration of national economies and transnational production. Effective telecommunication system enables countries to achieve impressive socioeconomic gains. However, the Nigerian telecommunications under state monopoly was characterised by gross inefficiency, financial mismanagement and non-profitable. Consequently, the government has put a conscious strategy towards regulatory reforms in the sector. The reform emphasised on market opening by allowing entry for private and transnational operators into the country’s telecommunication market which eventually led to the transformation of the industry. Examining four factors, namely-teledensity, broadband penetration, revenue contribution to GDP and employment generation, this study finds that post-deregulation Nigerian telecommunication sector has shown evidence of efficiency and growth.
  M. Moniruzzaman , T. Ono , M. Azmi Bustam , S. Yusup and Y. Uemura
  Cellulosic polymers have been extensively used as a potential alternative to organic synthetic polymer in oilfields applications due to many unique and attractive properties, including biodegradable, inexpensive, easy to deal with after use and so on. Among many types of celluloses, wood cellulose has gained increased worldwide interest due to growing global environmental awareness and concepts of sustainability and no conflict between food and chemical/materials production. However, extraction of cellulose from wood biomass with "green" methods is important and challenging for the production of cellulose for further chemical processing. This study describe a new approach for the separation of cellulose from wood biomass with a clean efficient method which combined Ionic Liquids (ILs) pretreatment/recovered steps followed by enzymatic delignification. The pretreatment of wood biomass with the hydrophilic IL (emim) (OAc) (1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium acetate) was conducted at a range of temperatures (50-80°C). The IL was recovered by washing with water-acetone mixture prior to enzymatic delignification in aqueous systems without or with small amount of ILs. Characterizations of untreated and treated wood materials were performed using SEM, XRD, FTIR, TGA and chemical methods. IL pretreatment did alter the structure to render a more accessible surface area for enzyme. Obtained cellulose fibers became more separated into individual microsized fibers, making it suitable for oil field application. We confidently believe that this newly developed process will play a great role in converting lignocellulosic biomass-the most abundant renewable biomaterials in the world-to biomaterials, biopolymers, biofuels, fracture fluids and natural oil sorbents.
  G.M.M. Murshid , M. Moniruzzaman , A.A. Rahman , M. Saifuzzaman and Sarder Nasir Uddin
  Phytochemical analysis of the dried aerial part of Senna tora (L.) Roxb. (Family-Fabaceae) indicated the presence of reducing sugars, tannins, steroids, saponins and gums. The pharmacological interest of these compounds, coupled with the use of this plant in traditional medicine prompted the authors to check Senna tora (L.) Roxb. for its probable antibacterial and analgesic activities. The dried aerial part of the plant was subjected to successive extraction with ethanol and the extract was used to investigate the activities. The extract showed mild antibacterial activity against tested microorganisms in agar diffusion method. The extract, however exhibited significant (p<0.001) inhibition of writhing reflex at the dose of 500 mg kg-1 body weight compared with the standard drug Diclofenac Sodium at the dose of 25 mg kg-1 body weight. The obtained result provided a support for the use of this plant in traditional medicine and its further investigation.
  M. Moniruzzaman , S. Akter , M.A. Islam and Z. Mia
  The microbiological status of water from dispensers in different roadside restaurants of Dhaka city and Savar area was analyzed in this study. Seven samples from Dhaka and 8 samples of Savar were checked. The heterotrophic plate count was in a range of 1.0x103 CFU mL-1 to 2.0x104 CFU mL-1 (from new bottles), 1.0x103 to 1.5x104 CFU mL-1 (after dispensation), and 1.5x103 CFU mL-1 to 1.0x105 CFU mL-1 (from serving glass). In several of the samples, the heterotrophic plate count was higher than the count in water from new bottle or after dispensation, suggesting added contamination from the serving glass. 80% of the samples were contaminated with total and fecal coliform bacteria, which render these waters unacceptable for human consumption. The samples were found to contain gram negative bacteria like E. coli, Shigella sp., Klebsiella sp., Enterobacter sp., Pseudomonas sp., and Salmonella sp., which are potential pathogens and thus pose a serious threat to public health. This study elucidates the importance of monitoring the bottling companies and the restaurants and put them under strict regulations to prevent future outbreak of any water borne diseases caused by consumption of dispensed water.
  M. Moniruzzaman
  Bilateral Free Trade Agreement (FTA) has been an increasing trend over the past decades. Highly developed countries are getting into FTA with the emerging economies in order for maintaining competitive advantage. A particular area of such agreement is Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) in superior technology and research. The bone contention of the ongoing Malaysia-US free trade negotiation has been the IPRs. This study looks at the central issues of the negotiation process. It contends that both Malaysia and USA are concerned with their political priorities conditioned by their domestic necessities that influence the negotiation and signing of an agreement. The United States resorts to bilateral and multilateral means to impose its priorities while Malaysia asserts its national interests with domestic economic and political priorities.
  M. Moniruzzaman
  The research assesses media freedom or media sustainability and politics in 37 Muslim majority countries. Media sustainability is measured using the International Researches and Exchange Board (IREX) score whereas political regime is measured using the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Index of Democracy. The analysis indicates that three countries fall in the unsustainable media category; about 20th countries fall in the “unsustainable mixed system” of media. However, another set of eight countries are characterized as “near sustainability” category. None of the countries studied has an average score to enable it to be in the “sustainable” category.
 
 
 
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