Volume 07 Issue 25

  • Anticipatory measures to allay climate change ruins

    Climate change is the variability in temperature, rain fall, and snow and wind pattern of a specific location for a period of time. Climate change is a real and urgent challenge that is affecting people and the environment worldwide. Significant changes are occurring on Earth, including increasing air and ocean temperatures, widespread melting of snow and ice, and rising sea levels. As the climate continues to warm, more changes are expected to occur and many effects will become more pronounced over time.  Human activities are increasing the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Some amount of greenhouse gases is necessary for life to exist on Earth; they …Read More

  • Silage Safe and Healthy Fodder

    The contribution of livestock in national GDP in year 2014-15 is 11.8% while it contributes 56.3% to agriculture. Fodder is an important factor in various farming systems as it is necessary for the normal functioning of livestock and without this animal survival is very difficult.  Its demand is now increasing day by day so farmers grow multi-cut fodder like barseem, lucerne, sorghum, maize and millet. Now a day’s weather is tremendously changing, no one can predict its schedule accurately. So harsh weather conditions like severe cold and fog are disturbing the normal growth of fodder that’s why its production is decreasing. Farmers are facing problems in managing the fodder for…Read More

  • White Sugar and its effect on human health

    Important nutrient in our diet is carbohydrates. They supply energy to our body. Carbohydrates are composed of three constituents like fiber, starch and sugar.  Starch and fiber are complicated carbohydrates and sugar is in simple form. Through nutrient quality we determine how much of these are present in food. Our body needs total three customs of carbohydrates to work properly. Glucose which is used as energy is broken down from sugar and starches. Sugar’s important role is to provide energy to energetic your action. Rise of total calories by eating more carbohydrates in custom of processed, starchy or sugar foods. Main cause is to weight gain. Limiting carbohydrates is the r…Read More

  • KOICA Awarded Scholarship for Master Degree in Korea to Public Officials

    ISLAMABAD: The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Pakistan held a pre-departure orientation for the government officials who are selected for Master Degree Scholarship 2016.   With a mission to support Human Resources Development (HRD) in developing countries, KOICA invites talented people from developing countries and helps them gain professional and systematic knowledge that will play a key role in their home country’s development.    …Read More

  • 992 scientists engaged to boost industrial production

    ISLAMABAD—Engineering Development Board (EDB) has engaged a team of 992 scientists in 308 fields under Industrial Research Programme to address technical issues pertaining to product design and development.  The team includes professors, scientists, technologists and researchers (Ph.D and M.Phil) to conduct research and development activities in different fields which cover almost all products related to engineering, applied physics a…Read More

  • 50 students of IBA awarded laptops

    Karachi—As much as fifty meritorious students of the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) were awarded laptops under the Prime Minister’s Laptop Scheme.  An IBA statement on Monday said that a ceremony to this effect was held at the Governor House. President Mamnoon Hussain, was the chief guest. Governor Sindh and patron of IBA Karachi, Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan, chairman of Higher Education Commission (HEC) Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed , Dr. Sayeed Ghani – Acti…Read More

  • KU to award 41 PhD, 13 M Phil degrees

    KARACHI: The University of Karachi would award 41 PhD and 13 M.Phil degrees, an official of the institution said on Sunday.  He pointed out that Prof. Dr. Mozzam Ali Khan, Registrar, University of Karachi, announced that the Board of Advanced Studies and Research (BASR), University of Karachi, in its meeting held under the chairmanship of Prof. Dr. Muhammad Qaiser, Vice Chancellor, decided to award 41 Ph.D. and 13 M.Phil degrees in various disc…Read More

  • PITB discusses different issues for the Punjab ICT Policy

    LAHORE: TechHub Connect, a project by the Entrepreneurial Wing of the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), has jointly held a focus group discussion with collaboration of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to discuss the challenges faced by incubators and accelerators in Pakistan.   TechHub Connect has been entrusted to draft the ICT policy for Punjab. The discussion was on the topic of “Incubation and Accelerator Programs in Pakistan: Challenges and Policy Preferences.” The f…Read More

  • ICT indicators key enablers to achieve multiple SDGs

    ISLAMABAD—Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunications Anusha Rehman Khan said that ICT indicators can help monitor achievements in other areas included in the SDGs, such as poverty reduction, education and economic growth.  She expressed these views while addressing ‘Pakistan ICT Indicators Symposium’ under the theme of “Multi-stakeholder Engagement to Highlight the need of ICT Data Reporting” here on Monday. …Read More

  • Food authority to be set up soon

    KARACHI: An empowered Halal Food Authority is being set up in the country to prevent products prepared with haram (forbidden) ingredients, informed the Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Rana Tanveer Hussain.  He was talking to media during his visit to the Pakistan Standard and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) Complex here Monday. The Minister further pointed out that the present government was seriously endeavoring for th…Read More

  • Launching innovative, hands-on approaches to teaching STEAM

    ISLAMABAD: Motivated by the need to radicalize the way students learn science   and technology in Pakistan, a truly instructive summer camp concluded at   Annie’s Early Learning Center and Friends’ Preschool and Activity Center with a   ‘Makers Day,’ where an array of science products that the campers had made   during their month-long involvement, were exhibited for parents, students and   their instructors to take pride in.   An initiative of Oxbridge Innovative Solutions Mak…Read More

  • Science and Technology in Pakistan

    Science and technology are the key drivers in the acceleration of development in a society which directly   alter the living standards of the people, and the way they connect and communicate with each other.    Technological improvements provide a root to the advancement of economic development, health   system and infrastructure. The development of science an…Read More

  • May be another green revolution

    The agriculture sector is facing a lot of problems like climate change, urbanization, reduction of   agricultural lands, rapidly increasing population etc. Moreover the excessive use of fertilizers, pesticides   and insecticides are polluting our environment. The demand of food would drastically increase as for the   population of 6-9 billion in 2050.Our energy resources like petroleum, gas, and diesel oil are also   decreasing rapidly day by day. Although agriculture has been contributing in the production of energy   …Read More

  • Improved Water Conservation Techniques in Pakistan

    Fresh water resources of Pakistan are being used to fulfill the food requirements and to improve   the living standards of the population of Pakistan. But due to increasing onslaught of human   population, these resources continue to dwindle and are becoming scare. The country once   considered as a water surplus has emerged into a water deficit one. Despite having the world’s   largest contiguous irrigation system, it is facing the dilemma of water shortage and situation will   even exacerbate in the near futur…Read More

  • Honey Bees disappearing from the globe, a perilous fact

    1400 years ago Quran refers to bee that generates honey. And your Lord inspired to the bees,   ``Take for you self among the mountains, houses and amount the trees and [in] that which   they construct. Then eat from all the fruits and follow the ways of your Lord laid down [for   you]”. There emerges from their bellies a drink, varying in colors, in which there is healing   for people. Indeed that is a sign for people who give thoughts. [Al-Qur’an – Surah An-   Nahl ].   Honey …Read More

  • Anticipatory measures to allay climate change ruins

    Climate change is the variability in temperature, rain fall, and snow and wind pattern of a specific location for a period of time. Climate change is a real and urgent challenge that is affecting people and the environment worldwide. Significant changes are occurring on Earth, including increasing air and ocean temperatures, widespread melting of snow and ice, and rising sea levels. As the climate continues to warm, more changes are expected to occur and many effects will become more pronounced over time.  Human activities are increasing the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Some amount of greenhouse gases is necessary for life to exist on Earth; they …Read More

  • National Science School construction to start soon

    ISLAMABAD:  The Punjab government has offered land for the National Science School building in the area of Educational City in Lahore and its construction will start soon, informed Federal Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain.  Addressing the launching ceremony and Orientation session of National Talent Farming Scheme (STFS) at a local Hotel on Wedneasday the federal minister said, the Chief Minister Punjab has p…Read More

  • PTCL’s Financial Performance in first half of this year with 10% Cash Dividend

    ISLAMABAD:  Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), the country’s leading ICT services provider, has announced its financial results for half year ended June 30, 2016 and declared 10% interim cash dividend to the shareholders.  In the meeting, the Board of Directors has declared 10% interim cash dividend to the shareholders. PTCL Group earned Rs. 58.96 billion revenue duri…Read More

  • IUCN commission striving to expand database on ecosystems

    KARACHI: The IUCN Pakistan on Monday organised a presentation by Piet Wit, the chairperson of the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM), at the IUCN Country Office, Karachi.  Piet Wit shared the work of the commission on ecosystem management carried out over the last four years. He said that the commission worked on specific ecosystems, such as wetlands, mountains, and fisheries and deep-sea mining and …Read More

  • Country’s first digital forensic science centre opens at KU

    KARACHI: The country’s first Centre for Digital Forensic Science and Technology was inaugurated at the University of Karachi on Tuesday.   Sindh governor and the university’s chancellor Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad, who inaugurated the centre, stressed on the importance of the field of forensic science in the county. He said the centre would provide technical training to law-enforcement agencies. "The centre will be …Read More

  • Pakistan eyes $2 billion through rice exports

    KARACHI: Pakistan is estimated to export 4.5 million tons of rice, fetching approximately $2.0 billion for the year 2016/17 as experts pin hopes on higher hybrid production as well as pro-agriculture and pro-export measures announced by the government.  The office of Global Analysis USDA has raised Pakistan’s exports forecast by 0.1 million tons to 4.5 million tons on a stronger pace of trade. USDA projects around 20 percent larg…Read More

  • NTDC gets new chief

    ISLAMABAD: Dr Fiaz Ahmad Chaudhry has taken over charge as Managing Director of the National Transmission and Dispatch Company Limited (NTDC). He was appointed by the NTDCL Board of Directors with the concurrence of the government of Pakistan on June 30.  Dr Chaudhry is an Electrical Engineer by profession with over 31 years of experience in the power sector in national and international utility/consulting industry including WAPDA, SCECO-East and Acres International/Hatch L…Read More

  • Smoke from commercial units causing pollution in Rawalpindi

    ISLAMABAD: Smoke emitting from small factories and commercial units in several areas of Rawalpindi has not only been causing environmental pollution, but also contributing to fatal diseases, reveals a survey report. The Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) has allowed several small factories and commercial units to operate in many areas without keeping a check on their standard operation procedures, as smoke emitting from these units have badly polluted the environment. …Read More

  • Aptma opposes withdrawal of zero-rating facility for textile sector

    LAHORE:  All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) has urged the government to immediately remove four percent customs duty and five percent sales tax on the import of cotton in order to enable the spinning industry function properly.  “The destruction of local industry is not in the interest of growers as well as the downstream sector, and such temporary benefits will result in long-term losses,” APTMA cha…Read More

  • PAKISTANI STUDENTS DESIGN A SOLAR POWERED CAR

    ISLAMABAD: A group of five members students CECOS University of Information Technology and Emerging Sciences  have designed a solar powered car.  According to local media reports, the students are pursuing electrical engineering from CECOS University of Information Technology and Emerging Sciences. The group comprises of five members i.e. Ibrarullah, Ahmad Yousha, Muhammad Ghufran, Izaz Ahmad, and Ihsanullah, which designed the car as pa…Read More

  • Open House held at PMAS-AAUR

    RAWALPINDI:  The 9th Open House and Job Fair was held at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) here on Wednesday.  The event was organized by University Institute of Information Technology (UIIT) with an aim to strengthen the linkage between industry and academia and to provide an opportunity to the students to show their abilities as well as enable them to understand market trends. PMAS-AAUR Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof Dr Rai Ni…Read More

  • Inauguration Ceremony held for Jazz’s National Incubation Center

    ISLAMABAD:  The official inauguration ceremony for Jazz’s National Incubation Center (NIC)was held at the National Information Technology Board in the presence of H.E. Houlin Zhao, Secretary General – International Telecommunications Union.   The ceremony was also attended by  Anusha Rahman Khan, Minister of State for Information Technology & Telecom, Mr. Rizwan Bashir, Secretary IT & Telecom, Dr. S…Read More

  • Solar Dryer technology introduced by PARC to improve production of date farmers

    ISLAMABAD:  The Solar-cum-Gas Fired Date Dryer to dehydrate dates developed by Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) is said to reduce post-harvest losses and improve the quality of dates.  According to details, five solar drying systems have already been installed in Khairpur and Sukkur Region of Sindh Province at Pano Aquil, Pryalo, Pir Jo Goth, Therhi and Hayyat Solangi in the date p…Read More

  • Zong keen to test 5G technology in Pakistan

    KARACHI: The cellular company Zong has shown interest to perform trial runs of 5G technology in Pakistan during a high level meeting in Islamabad, a statement said on Wednesday.  Secretary General International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Houlin Zhao visited the headquarters of Zong along with Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Chairman Dr Ismail Shah and other officials. The delegation was briefed about various initiativ…Read More

  • Pakistan aims for $6bln IT exports

    ISLAMABAD: The government and Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) are aiming to cross information technology exports worth $6 billion by 2020, State Minister for IT and Telecom Anusha Rehman Khan said.  Talking to newsmen after inauguration of the National Incubation Center, the minister said that the target of $6 billion in IT exports and IT-enabled services will be achieved by registering new companies and getting their financial documents and by cr…Read More

  • 13 brands selling unsafe drinking water in Pakistan, reveals PSQCA

    ISLAMABAD:  Comparison of analytical findings with permissible limits of Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) has revealed that 13 brands including Aquwa Plus, New Nation, Osam, Well care, Royal Oasis, Blue Plus, Livon, Al-Habib, Aqua National, Nation, Naimat, Siiz Cool, Royal Blue) were found to be unsafe due to chemical contamination.  Out of those unsafe brands seven brands including Ne…Read More

  • Accused in olive tree scam yet to be punished

    ISLAMABAD: The people involved in the olive tree scam, which was unearthed earlier this year, have yet to be penalised, though the evidence clearly indicates misappropriation in the project that is worth Rs2.44 billion.   The project was part of the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) aimed at promoting olive cultivation across the country to reduce the hefty edible oil import bill. The National Agriculture Research Coun…Read More

  • Pakistan needs to improve energy, security to boost growth

    ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Monday said that further improvements in energy supply, higher infrastructure investments, and an improved security environment will help push up Pakistan’s economic growth over the next two years.  In supplement to its flagship Asian Development Outlook (ADO 2016) released in March, the ADB updated its growth forecasts for the region in the context of market shocks from the Br…Read More

  • Australia launches $12m agri uplift project

    MULTAN: Australian ambassador to Pakistan Ms Margret Adamson has announced that her country has launched a $12 million programme for the uplift of agriculture sector in Pakistan.  She was addressing the participants of a two-day mango festival organised by Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture (MNSUA) and Punjab Agriculture Department on Monday after kicking off the event along with federal minister for food security and research Sika…Read More

  • Pakistani hacker ranked 3rd among world’s top hackers

    ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani hacker has been ranked the third most accomplished bug hunter in the world by Dark Reading, a cyber security news site.   Shahmeer Amir, the 21-year-old Multan-born hacker has at this young age, already found and reported around 870 bugs, according to ProPakistani. Shahmeer comes under the category of ethical hacker, who is responsible for locating bugs or security lapses in websites and bringing them …Read More

  • Quality infrastructure institutions imperative for harmonizing standards

    ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer Hussein said the development and upgradation of National Quality Infrastructure (NQI) institutions are important for promoting harmonization of standards at international and regional level.   Addressing the inaugurative session of a three day UNIDO-ECO Expert Group Meeting here on Monday, he said Ministry of Science and Technology has formulated a …Read More

  • 41 LUMHS postgraduate students given laptops

    ISLAMABAD : Vice Chancellor LUMHS Professor Noshad A Shaikh and Professor Dr G Raza Bhatti, Member HEC distributed Laptops, received from Higher Education Commission of Pakistan under the "Prime Minister's National Program for provision of Laptops to the postgraduate students.  Addressing the laptop distribution ceremony to 41 postgraduate students, the Vice Chancellor expressed that advances in medicine in recent decades are in significant corr…Read More

  • Misuse of scientific knowledge should be curtailed

    KARACHI: Science could help in maintaining relations among people of societies across the globe. It is a phenomenon that revolutionised human life, observed acting vice-chancellor University of Karachi (KU) Prof Dr Khalid Iraqi on Sunday.  He was speaking at the concluding ceremony of a three-day workshop on ‘Management aspects of bio-safety and creating a culture of bio-safety’ organised by the Pakistan Biological Safety Associ…Read More

  • Warid launches 50 Paisa Offer for prepaid customers

    LAHORE:  Warid Telecom, Pakistan’s most trusted cellular operator has launched 50 paisa offer for the convenience of its valuable prepaid customers. Now all Warid prepaid customers can enjoy discounted call rates on all local networks.  The more customers spend their balance, be it call, SMS or LTE internet, the more they would be able to save and enjoy the exciting voice call rates as low as 50 paisa on all networks. Customers c…Read More

  • Secretary General ITU Calls on Anusha Rahman

    ISLAMABAD: The Secretary General International Telecommunication Union ( ITU) Mr. Houlin Zhao has called upon the Minister of State for IT&Telecom Mrs. Anusha Rahman in her office.  The Minister welcomed Secretary General (ITU) who happens to be in Pakistan in connection with the Asia pacific roundtable conference being hosted by Pakistan and appreciated the efforts of the ITU in harmonizing the use of ICT’s throughout the world. …Read More

  • Govt intends to increase higher education grant

    PESHAWAR: Minister of State for Education and Professional Training Engr Mian Muhammad Balighur Rehman said Pakistan is going on right path to progress and has come up from all crises due to positive policies of the federal government.  Addressing a three-day International Conference on Earth Science Pakistan organized at Peshawar University Baragali Campus on Sunday, the state minister said the country is going on the path of success because of the long lasting policies introduced and implemented by the federal government. He said now things are changing with a positive outcome of the policies introduced by the PML-N Government. He said the country is going …Read More

  • President for changing curriculum to attaining scientific progress

     ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon called for immediate measures for changing the curriculum to attain scientific progress and called for hanging the traditional mode of thinking for a creative and innovative approach towards science to come at par with developed countries.  The President made the remarks while addressing the inaugural ceremony of the 41st International Nathiagali Summer College on Physics and Contemporary Needs. He lauded the …Read More