Volume 06 Issue 40

  • PhD position in Functional Bioinformatics at Arebro University, Sweden

    AREBRO UNIVERSITY attempts to utilize, re-join and further create techniques for information reconciliation, measurable learning, system science and factual bioinformatics. Analytic and prescient biosignatures for gastrointestinal brokenness, for the most part, IBS and IBD, are in the center of this position, sifted from clinical, sub-atomic and microbial profile information.  Information is for the most part from our participations accomplices, therapeutic specialists and biomedical scientists inside of the worldwide examination environment Nutrit…Read More

  • Perspective of nanotechnology in crop fertilization

    NANOTECHNOLOGY IS the utilization of materials having the size in nano (1-100 nm in dimension) at scale. The high reactivity of nanomaterials (nanoparticles) is related to their small size and thus the control of a large surface area which consults them with superior attributes over larger sized so it’s called bulk or microparticles of analogous chemistry. This upgraded the quality of materials at the nanoscale has led to the use of nanomaterials in a variety of applications. For example, zinc oxide nanoparticles are in heavily used in personal care products such as c…Read More

  • Climate change – a grotesque challenge

    CLIMATE CHANGE is a phenomenon that has swirled across the globe and almost whole world acknowledges it. Climate Change is commonly defined as variations in climatic pattern either on large or small scale. These variations have change the life behavior of living organisms including human, domestic animals, crops and wildlife. Around the entire globe, temperature is fluctuating, sea levels are rising and seasons are also shifting. Heat-trapping gases releasing from automobiles, power plants, deforestation and other sources are warming up. Throughout the 20th century, mea…Read More

  • Rice-Fish Culture and its management techniques

    RICE-FISH CULTURE means growing of rice crop and fish together at the same time on the same piece of land. In rice-fish farming, farmers introduce another crop in the rice field and that crop is small fish. It also includes the growing of fish and rice one after another or growing simultaneously side by side in different compartments by using the same water. This technique seems to be good for both rice and fish. In this technique, fish lives in dense rice plants and in turn fish provide fertilizer in the form of their droppings, eat the insect pest and circulate the oxyg…Read More

  • Marginalization of major fraction is haunting national development

    MARGINALIZATION IS basically ‘a social process of becoming marginal (especially as a group within the larger society)’. The underclass is usually seen being marginalized in every society not only in Pakistan but all over the world. A culture depicts the ways a society lives. Pakistan is a male dominant society. Let’s have some facts from the history, as you know there are very few women who became President or Prime Minister of a country, after World War 2 women were given the right to vote in the election, they were not considered as the agents of development,…Read More

  • Cricket vs S&T

    The much awaited mega event of OIC Summit has been postponed by authorities, stating security concerns as prime ‘spoiler’. The relevant authorities have confirmed the news and participants have also been officially notified of the postponement. The two day OIC Summit was scheduled on November 10-11, 2015, the new dates have not been announced yet. According to the sources from COMSTECH, the OIC Summit invitation was sent to Heads of 56 Islamic States, 3 Vice Presidents of World Bank, Director COP21 and many other dignitaries from Muslim world to deliberate cooperation strategy in several science and technology frontiers to bring Muslim Ummah at par to the western developed countries.…Read More

  • The future of online business is illustrious and trillions of opportunities for fledglings are present in Pakistan: Rafah Mugheer Shah

    Rafah Mugheer Shah is a professional Software Engineer who relishes in exploring new horizons to grip the entrepreneurial opportunities. Under his belt, diyafm.net has been created which is an online radio station promoting awareness and entertainment towards masses. Rafah is also owner of Zainab IT House that provides online web solutions for the past 10 years including web development, networking and software and app development. Rafah conversed with Technology Times team for an interview recently held Brief us about yourself, professional highlights, and your interests?…Read More

  • Int’l varsities cooperation in S&T is pertinent to achieve SDGs: Dr Ashraf

      Sidra Cheema Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) and Lanzhou University, China have scripted a new chapter of cooperation in order to fortify the S&T endeavors by supplementing each other through various programmes. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was formally signed by executives of both the organizations. Lanzhou University delegation is on visit of Pakistan and has affirmed support to Pakistan’s academia and industry.  Chairman PSF, Dr Muhammad Ashraf commented on the agreement, “The science and technologi…Read More

  • HEC stands firm for internet governance

    STAFF REPORT ISB: Higher Education Commission (HEC) has announced the four-day workshop for Pakistan School on Internet Governance (PkSIG) in order to promote internet governance.  PkSIG will offer a concentrated adapting course spreading over a few tracks and will cover different dimensions of internet governance inside of the connection to the national needs of Pakistan.  The focal persons in the workshop will impart to members the best universal works on with respect to worldwide and local internet governance issues, settings, and proc…Read More

  • Pak-Belarus extend cooperation hemisphere

    STAFF REPORT ISB: The Joint Working Group of Pakistan and Belarus on yielded to a socio-economic development for respective coordinated effort in short and medium-term through cooperation in S&T and various other sectors to create knowledge-based economy.  Federal Minister for Commerce, Khurram Dastgir Khan and Belarusian Minister for Industry Vitaly M Vovk were present at the working group meeting. Dastgir said during the meeting, “Both the countries can take a two-sided trade to $1 billion in the accompanying five years from the current $57 millio…Read More

  • NADRA develops ‘Criminal Record System’ to aid LEAs

    STAFF REPORT ISB: National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has added to an exclusive “criminal record system” under its belt to help the law enforcement agencies(LEAs) in various exercises of terrorists and different offenders through viable utilization of innovation.Senior official of NADRA said while commenting on the newly developed system, “The software contains names and other essential data of criminals and terrorists; Nadra will further help the law enforcement agencies in gathering biometric data of interest of those lawbreakers. The criminal record syst…Read More

  • WWF-PAK, GCU surface cooperation for research programmes

    STAFF REPORT FAISALABAD: WWF-Pakistan and Government College University (GCU), Faisalabad signed MoU which will enable students to start research projects under the International Eco-Internship Program. It is moreover expected that more than 250 students from GCU Faisalabad will take an enthusiasm for the International Eco-Internship Program consistently.  Senior official of WWF-Pak said during the occasion, “WWF-Pak has always retained its legacy in promoting educational and research projects in the auspices of environmental conservation and this MoU is the headway towards greater and viable results and development of research-oriented human resource to meet the …Read More

  • Organic pollutants stemming can heal climate change impacts: Speakers

    STAFF REPORT ISB: The first project steering committee meeting on ‘Comprehensive Reduction and Elimination of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)’ was sorted out by Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC). The purpose of the meeting was to exchange ideas in connection to phasing out POPs that are a major source of air pollutions and trigger heavy environmental challenges. Secretary MoCC, Arif Ahmed Khan chaired the meeting. In the meeting, he emphasized on effective regulatory policy and a viable enforcement system to keep a check on POP for better strategy making to elimi…Read More

  • CIIT, SECP team up to amplify investor education

    STAFF REPORT ISB: The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) and COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) denoted a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in a meeting held recently, to set up cooperation for investor education seminars in order to spread awareness of investor education amongst the students.  SECP Commissioner Akif Saeed and COMSATS Additional Registrar Ahmed Mumtaz Mustehsan inked the MoU in the presence of other dignitaries. According to the MoU, SECP would be holding frequent seminars at COMSATS to equip stu…Read More

  • PTA sprints for consumer cognizance on cellular & broadband tariffs

    STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has jumped high in the establishment of awareness of consumers on tariff-related issues on mobile and in addition broadband tariffs.  Senior official of PTA said while commenting on the facility, “The upgraded section on ‘Customer Awareness Bulletin on Cellular Tariffs’ for Postpaid and Prepaid accessible on the official site of PTA give the points of interest of current tariff bundles for particular classes so that the telecom consumers can settle on wise choices while minimizing the shots of being fouled up with developing variety and multifaceted aspects of tariff packages”. Aside from …Read More

  • PBIF roars loud on coal utility as energy source

    STAFF REPORT KHI: The significance of coal in energy production is inevitable and cannot be cornered on basis of environmental protection grounds. These comments were made by Head Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum (PBIF), Mian Zahid Hussain during an event focusing on the importance of coal and enhancement of energy production through coal. PBIF official said, “China and India would be using almost half of the world coal resources for energy production in the accompanying two decades. China’s has cut coal demand to six percent due to environmental protection protocols and policies yet India is projected to fill the gap as in coming years it will overtake China in using coa…Read More

  • AutoGenie startup bags heavy funding from PakWheels

    STAFF REPORT LHR: AutoGenie which is PlanX (tech accelerator of Punjab Information Technology Board) based startup has successfully captured whoopie $100,000 funding from Pakistan’s most popular vehicles portal PakWheels.com.  AutoGenie is an auto support entryway intended to help individuals in keeping up and repairing their vehicles from the solace of home. Their mechanics make house calls and just deal in genuine parts, taking out the 2 billion dollar misfortune that is generally acquired yearly because of the establishment of fake parts.  …Read More

  • UVAS organizes free medical camps for animal treatment in Eid Days

    STAFF REPORT LHR: The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS), Lahore gave free clinical services to livestock farmers and the general public. The free medical camps were setup in order to facilitate people to treat their sacrificial animals from various infectious diseases that spread out due to various reasons. Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha, the Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery sorted out these free clinics and Eid camps to encourage the general public in the treatment of their animals amid Eid ul Adha days. UVA…Read More

  • Zong, NTU enter into cooperation agreement

    STAFF REPORT ISB: Zong, leading telecommunication network operator of Pakistan has consented to an arrangement with National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC) for the provision of white-label Mobile Broadband 4G LTE services to NTC clients. At a function held at NTC Headquarters, DG Operations NTC Maj (Retd) Asim Jelani and Mr. Niaz A. Malik Deputy CEO Zong agreed for cooperation in the interest of their particular associations.  Niaz A. Malik, Deputy CEO Zong said while talking on the event, “We are striving to give best in class services on moderate cost…Read More

  • Zong, NTU enter into cooperation agreement

      STAFF REPORT ISB: Zong, leading telecommunication network operator of Pakistan has consented to an arrangement with National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC) for the provision of white-label Mobile Broadband 4G LTE services to NTC clients. At a function held at NTC Headquarters, DG Operations NTC Maj (Retd) Asim Jelani and Mr. Niaz A. Malik Deputy CEO Zong agreed for cooperation in the interest of their particular associations.  Niaz A. Malik, Deputy CEO Zong said while talking on the event, “We are striving to give best in class services on moderate costs for our esteemed clients. This organization is a stage in the same bearing, and it w…Read More

  • WWF-Pak launches hydro resources enhancement project

    STAFF REPORT GILGIT: WWF-Pakistan launched its new project ‘Enhancing the Value of Hydrological Resources for Livelihood, Youth Employability and Climate Resilience in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan’. The venture intends to advance high-proficiency utilization of water assets for high efficiency utilization of water resources, grow high-value horticulture plant yields taking into account business sector opportunities (to enhance employment) and rationing water to improve group flexibility against atmosphere challenge.  The project expects to e…Read More

  • Samsung unearths Glaxy J series smartphones in Pakistan

    STAFF REPORT LHR: Samsung has launched Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7, the most recent pro-selfie cell phones, in Pakistan. These splendid, brilliant gadgets of Samsung convey LED Flash with the front camera, which eclipses all the competitor smartphones around in the market. Samsung has proceeded with its custom of conveying devices, which are impeccably composed and convey spearheading advances.  Universe J5 & J7 parade striking yet rich outside, which encases, Android 5.1 Lollipop working framework with a super quick processors 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 in J5 and 1.5 GHz Octa-core Samsung Exynos 7580 in Galaxy J7. J5 &J7 processors are upheld by 1.5GB of…Read More

  • UBL Joins hands with Microsoft to establish virtual infrastructure

    STAFF REPORT KHI: United Bank Limited (UBL) being the most dynamic bank has held hands with Microsoft, cementing the objective to complete an exceptionally productive move to a totally virtualized server scenario. Utilizing Microsoft’s Hyper-V system for the project, the primary conversion will be totally realized by December 2015 with the hot areas being done by April 2016. This move will achieve different operational store reserves for the bank, furthermore opening up a course to private cloud use.  Yousuf Nasir, Head of Information Technology at UBL, re…Read More

  • NTU announces workshop ‘Challenges and opportunities for value addition in textile sector’

    STAFF REPORT FAISALABAD: Realizing the need of value addition in textile sector, National Textile University (NTU) Faisalabad has announced one-day national workshop titled as ‘Challenges and opportunities towards value addition’ which is going to be held on October 05, 2015. The workshop will aim towards identifying various challenges and converting them into opportunity through mutual cooperation of the stakeholders. The eminent speakers from academia, industry and public and private segment association will share their experience and give profitable inputs in…Read More

  • MUET emboldens cooperation with foreign varsity

    STAFF REPORT JAMSHORO: The joint research and development initiatives can extend academia`s outreach and research productivity significantly. An important advancement took place as Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) and University of Utah, the USA signed a formal agreement under the shadow of US-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies on Water. The partnership aims at mollifying Pakistan`s rising water scarcity issue through imperative solutions produced by enhancing R&D activities phased in by counterparts of Pak and US.  MUET Vice Chan…Read More

  • NAYS Biosafety workshop series concludes

    STAFF REPORT ISB: National Academy Young Scientists (NAYS) began a workshop arrangement in a joint effort with The American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS), USA to instruct and train youthful analysts and researchers about biosafety. The workshop series ended with its last event held at Karachi.Ten workshops were led in distinctive organizations/colleges across the country by NAYS for the sake of science popularization and promoting biosafety ethics. Aftab Ahmed, President NAYS said while commenting on the series of biosafety workshops, “NAYS-…Read More

  • ITU launches global standard tech magazine

    STAFF REPORT LHR: The Information Technology University (ITU), Lahore has unleashed the first local release of MIT Technology Review magazine amid a function held at Arfa Software Technology. The motivation behind the magazine is to promote technological advancements in the country.  Present on the occasion, Vice Chancellor ITU, Dr Umar Saif said, “It is our privilege to promulgate that the ITU is the maiden IT University of Pakistan of its kind and also the first to launch a world standard IT magazine from Pakistan”. Chairman Higher Education Comm…Read More

  • Job Fair held at SAU

    STAFF REPORT KHI: The employment of graduates must be fostered by the academia endeavors through linkages with industry. One such ‘Job Fair’ had been initiated by Sindh Agriculture University (SAU). The three-day job fair aimed to convey reputed companies to take on spot interviews and selecting candidates for capacity building and various training programs. The job fair was sorted out in a joint effort with Higher Education Commission (HEC) and USAID. During the inaugural ceremony of the event, SAU Vice Chancellor Dr Mujeebuddin Memon urged graduates to leave desires for landing government positions and show. He said, “There is a mentality that individuals need to hav…Read More

  • Huawei Mate S phablet set to create ripples in Pak market

    STAFF REPORT ISB: Having propelled universally, Huawei Mate S high-end phablet is all set to enter the local market of Pakistan this month. Adding to the rundown of Mate S highlights, its capacity to adjust to the ordinary environment is a stand out remarkable feature of this advanced mobile phone. The gadget has some charming components like the Force Touch and fingerprint mark sensor. Additionally, if your Mate S gets lost, there is no compelling reason to kink out as you can discover it by a basic voice order and the telephone will react to you by utilizing the majority of …Read More

  • PARC and Chinese varsity consolidate agreement for agriculture uplifting

    STAFF REPORT ISB: The agriculture sector uplifting can boost Pakistan`s economy to a great extent and intensive R&D developments and foreign linkages are required to impart innovative technologies in this field. Based on these lines, Chinese Delegation from Lanzhou University-China and Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) framed a formal agreement for mutual cooperation in a meeting held recently. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Secretary PARC, Dr Munir Ahmad and President of Lanzhou University (LZU) China, Prof Dr Wang Cheng. Acco…Read More

  • Web portal unleashed for e-governance in KP

    STAFF REPORT PEW: The web-portal of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government`s Right to Information Commission was inaugurated in a ceremony held in Peshawar. The web portal is created in order to ensure transparency, accountability in public sector departments by providing access to information to general public. According to the KP government senior officials, public will be able to lodge their complaints online as a result of the web portal and also track down status online.  The web-portal would enable the masses to acquire information about any government departmen…Read More

  • Punjab govt reaffirms to energize farmers, agriculturists’ welfare initiatives

    STAFF REPORT LHR: The Government of Punjab executive meeting was held to review proposition in regards to the immediate implementation of an agricultural relief package for headway of the flourishing of small farmers. Chief Minister Punjab, Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif presided the meeting. Tending to the meeting, he said, “The rouse of agriculture relief package and welfare of farmers is the country`s foremost need and the package is a defining moment for the prospering of agriculturists as dynamic measures have been taken for the progression of small cultivators”.&n…Read More

  • PITB Chief bags ‘Performer Of The Year’ Award

    STAFF REPORT LHR: Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) adds another feather to its cap when its Chairman Dr Umar Saif was honored with the prestigious ‘Performer of the Year Award’ at the Karachi Social Media Summit 2015 sorted out by the Social Media Summit- a gathering that gets together with honest to goodness talks on distinctive subjects like military, administrative issues, business, remote endeavors and significantly more.  Dr Umar Saif, Chairman PITB, educated the individuals from his stand-out IT appears for persistent checking various esta…Read More


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