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  • Innovative techniques in dryland farming

    Dry farming is an agricultural method that allowed crops to be cultivated on the prairie, which typically received limitedprecipitation and endured harsh winters. The water scarcity is major challenge to crop production in theses area. But farmers are applying resource conservation technologies to get higher crop productions even under limited supply of water. A lot of advancement in conservation technologies has been made during last decade but potential impacts of some newly developed technologies to date are still a question mark. Some of them are discussed here;    Zero-Emission fridge   S…Read More

  • Agri innovation expo held at PMAS-AAUR

    C2 AARU: Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) organized Agri. Innovation Expo. & Food Gala 2017, here on Tuesday, with an aim to highlight innovative creative business agriculture products developed by students and to provide them entrepreneurship opportunities in order to cope with the challenge of unemployment. The Expo will also provide an opportunity to access the potential of Pakistan’s agricultural market and to bring together all stakeholders from the public, private, academia, social sectors on one platform to explore new technologies/innovations in the field of food & agriculture sector. The event was orga…Read More

  • Pak students to participate in SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Design Competition 2017

    C2 GIKI: A talented and passionate Pakistani team is participating in SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Design competition. This time a joint consortium of Pakistani universities including LUMS, PIEAS,GIKI, NUST to participate in SpaceX Hyperloop Competition. This year Team Pakistan if qualify, they get to present their idea in front of SpaceX engineers after which Team Pakistan will be able to build its pod and race it at SpaceX headquarters at Hawthorne, California, USA in the summer 2017. The initial qualification is a huge thing in its self since this year even more teams have applied and the competition has sky rocketed. Although, Team Pakistan do not have an of…Read More

  • Convocation of PNEC held at Bahria Uni

    C2 BU: The 28th Convocation of Pakistan Navy Engineering College (PNEC) was held at Bahria Auditorium. Rana Tanveer Hussain, Minister for Science and Technology was the Chief Guest at the occasion.  361 graduates were awarded degrees at the convocation out of which 80 received Masters Degrees whereas 281 received degrees in the discipline of Bachelors of Engineering and Management Information Systems. To acknowledge the outstanding academic performance of students in their respective disciplines, 39 medals were also awarded to the position holders which included 20 President Gold Medals, 06 Chief of the Naval Staff Gold Medals, 07 Chancellors’ Silver Medals and 06…Read More

  • Prof Asad A Abidi to hold Abdus Salam Chair

    C2 LUMS: Prof. Asad A. Abidi, distinguished Chancellor’s Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) will be the inaugural holder of the Abdus Salam Chair at the Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering, at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). An inspiring teacher of the sciences and engineering, Prof. Abidi is renowned the world over for his ground breaking developments in single-chip radios. Electronic devices and circuits attributed to his research form the basis of many of today’s mobile devices. Prof. Abidi is the recipient of the IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid State Circuit…Read More

  • Pakistan 4th largest country to provide medical practitioners to USA

    PMDC: Pakistan is the fourth biggest country to provide doctors to United States and at present 12000 Pakistani physicians and specialist doctors are working in different states. It is expected that in near future Pakistan will become the third biggest country to provide doctors who fulfill the demand for international doctors in the USA, says a press release. This was informed during a visit of a delegation led by Dr. Humayun J. Chaudhry President and Chief Executive Officer of Federation of State Medical Boards of United States to offices of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC). A detailed presentation of PMDC functioning was given…Read More

  • NUST awards agree to 201 undergraduates

    C2 SEECS: NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS)’s 201 students were conferred degrees in the disciplines of Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, and Computer Science at its 9th undergraduate convocation. According to a press release issued here said, only a day after its postgraduate convocation, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science held a graceful graduation ceremony for the undergraduate batches here at the university’s main campus. Khurram Rahat, Managing Director of Teradata in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka presided over the convocation proceedings, Prominent among others were p…Read More

  • ‘Recommendations for Pakistan’s National Water Policy Framework’: HF

    C2 LUMS: The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) today hosted a panel discussion for the launch of Hisaar Foundation’s Report ‘Recommendations for Pakistan’s National Water Policy Framework’ for the consideration of the government. The event was a culmination of two years of consultations, including discussion sessions with various water stakeholders across the spectrum, as well as two international water conferences that focused on water cooperation and water security. The recommendations are part of the first report of Hisaar Foundation’s think tank on Rational Use of Water. The recommendations focus on five main areas for further action. T…Read More

  • ‘Recommendations for Pakistan’s National Water Policy Framework’: HF

    C2 LUMS: The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) today hosted a panel discussion for the launch of Hisaar Foundation’s Report ‘Recommendations for Pakistan’s National Water Policy Framework’ for the consideration of the government. The event was a culmination of two years of consultations, including discussion sessions with various water stakeholders across the spectrum, as well as two international water conferences that focused on water cooperation and water security. The recommendations are part of the first report of Hisaar Foundation’s think tank on Rational Use of Water. The recommendations focus on five main areas for further action. T…Read More

  • Outdated computer science syllabus being taught

    FBISE: Students at schools and colleges affiliated with Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) are being taught an outdated syllabus for computer science. The classes of 9, 10 and 11 are being taught from books based on the 2002 curriculum. “Many new developments have taken place in information technology since then,” said the teacher of a school in Islamabad. State Minister for Federal Education Balighur Rehman directed the FBISE to change the old curriculum when the matter was brought to his notice. Following complains about old syllabus, the minister called a meeting of FBISE officials and directed …Read More