Volume 06 Issue 42

  • Pakistan needs to amplify its voice on international podiums: Speakers

      BY Ahsan Jamil   THE TWO-DAY discussion ‘Pakistan Sey Paris: making progress toward 2015 Paris Climate Conference’ was sorted out mutually by the Embassy of France, federal and provincial government organizations, the United Nations, and World Wide Fund Pakistan (WWF-Pak) from October 12-14, 2015. The event aimed to ponder solutions of climate change issues in Pakistan and fortifying its part in International circle concerning the upcoming Conference of Parties (COP) 21 normally known as 2015 Paris Climate Confer…Read More

  • 102 MW GulPur Power Plant inaugurated

    STAFF REPORT KOTLI: the 102 MW Gulpur Power Plant was started by Prime Minister, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif starting late. The ventures of force era are valuable in limiting the force shortfall of the country by feasible approach making and load administration.  Muhammad Nawaz Sharif pointed out that the foreign donors are showing uncommon energy to place assets into the country especially in the force division. He said, “Remote budgetary financial specialists should wind up associates in the gigantic exercises of Diamer Basha and Dasu Dams which will incorporate abou…Read More

  • ICT uprising is fundamental for socio-economic advancement: Anusha

    STAFF REPORT ISB: Minister of State for Information Technology (MoIT) and Telecommunication, Anusha Rahman has met Secretary-General of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Houlin Zhou amid the ITU Telecom World occasion in Budapest, Hungary, says a press discharge on Wednesday.  Amid the meeting the pastor highlighted that so as to make progress on the UN worldwide motivation for Information and Communications advancements (ICTs) for Sustainable Development, clear rules with national objectives and key execution pointers ought to be distinguish…Read More

  • HEC urges to foster edu linkages with South Korea

    STAFF REPORT ISB: An event honoring educational, research linkages in between Pakistan and South Korea was held at a service regarding the latter’s Independence Day festivities sorted out at the HEC Secretariat.  The Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Prof Mukhtar Ahmed while tending to on the occasion focused on the requirement for improving instructive joint effort with South Korea.  Dr Mukhtar said, “The 446 researchers that went to study in South Korea were the reason of a great merit for both nations. HEC would begin trade programs for understudies as well as for instructors. It would likewise dispatch joint effort to bring Korean understudies to…Read More

  • RIS launches unprecedented project of using ICT for interactive learning

    STAFF REPORT ISB: Root International Schools (RIS) dispatched an entire new activity with the name ‘Bridged Learning with Interactive Communication (BLINC)’. RIS composed a top to the bottom instructional meeting for the branch heads, science educators, and ICT instructors.  CEO, RIS CEO Walid Mushtaq said that this activity offers the conveyance of lessons in the classrooms by the utilization of innovation to upgrade learning. The Promethean intelligent savvy sheets introduced in the classroom are utilized as a device to encourage compelling s…Read More

  • PTA initiates ‘Work from Home’ facility for employees

    STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has reported its ‘Telecommute’ (work from home) strategy on exploratory premise for its female staff.  Keeping in mind the end goal to provide convenience with the workplace for ladies we have presented another strategy which permits our female staff ‘TO WORK FROM HOME’ utilizing telecom, said Khurram Mehran, Director Commercial Affairs.  “A group of female officers with youthful kids has been permitted one day WORK FROM HOME” amid a week. After the first stage more officers will be permitted to profit the offer,” he added.  As per PTA sources, all offices essentials including on…Read More

  • THE HSE: Formulation of Fire Safety Codes, NDMA, PEC join hands

    STAFF REPORT ISB: The Pakistan Engineering Council has held hands with the disaster management authority to take a shot at change and prerequisite of Fire and Safety Codes at the chamber.  A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was surfaced between the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC). The MoU grants PEC to wear down reforms of Fire and Safety Codes in the examination with all material National and Provincial authorities and accomplices and ought to get prepared the last draft by May 2016 for support/confirming by Law D…Read More

  • USAID, TheNetwork marked disclosure of safe drinking water project

    STAFF REPORT ISB: United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and TheNetwork for Consumer Protection launched ‘Ensuring Access to Safe Drinking Water’ project in order to enhance the drinking water quality in accordance with the global measures.  TheNetwork CEO Nadeem Iqbal marked the launching project and said that it is extremely befuddling for buyers to see how to address issues in the event that they discover their drinking water polluted. “We need to bring EPA, CDA, NIH, PCRWR, Planning Commission and WASA on board to talk about and a…Read More

  • NIFSAT outs mineral water brand

    STAFF REPORT FAISALABAD: The National Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFSAT), University of Agriculture Faisalabad, has introduced reverse osmosis drinking water with mineral enhancement under public-private partnership. This was revealed by Dr Masood Sadiq Butt, Dean Faculty of Food and Home Sciences, NIFSAT. The mineral water would be accessible at sensible rates when contrasted with different brands accessible in the business sector. According to the university sources, the motivation behind presenting nutritious and hygienic mineral water “S…Read More

  • COMSATS held 79th Convocation

    STAFF REPORT ABBOTTABAD: COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Abbottabad held its 79th convocation to present degrees to around 650 students from various faculties including engineering, natural sciences, management etc.  Executive Director CIIT Dr S M Junaid Zaid was the chief guest on the occasion; he rewarded degrees and medals to the students.  Dr. Junaid Zaidi in the midst of the ceremony complemented with esteem to youth in nation building as they have the vitality to work for the move of their country; in this way, he pr…Read More

  • HEC, PEC group up to reinforce engineering training

    STAFF REPORT ISB: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) will improve cooperation for guaranteeing nature of building training in the country, and to streamline accreditation procedure of the engineering degrees.  Both the HEC and the PEC will embrace every single conceivable measure to enhance quality and accreditation procedure of projects in building training offered the country over, in addition, joint astonishment visits to screen colleges’ designing projects will likewise be led.  This was chosen in a meet…Read More

  • HEC, CIIT mull for joint initiatives for improvement of work efficiency

    STAFF REPORT ISB: Faculty Development Academy (FDA) of COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Islamabad has planned to organize a series of seven workshops in a joint effort with Higher Education Commission. In such manner, the first workshop titled ‘Office Procedures and Practices’ was held.  This workshop was intended for non-instructing staff to learn advanced practices that are regarded key for office work in distinctive limits. It was required to upgrade the members’ mindfulness, initiative capabilities, administrative aptitudes an…Read More

  • Zameen.com launches iPad app

    STAFF REPORT LHR: Pakistan’s top property gateway Zameen.com reported the launch of its iPad application a week ago, which offers a streamlined affair for the world’s client’s most prominent tablet and gives Zameen.com a wide reach. This application is centered on interfacing Zameen.com’s tablet clients a large portion of whom live abroad with its unfathomable database of 1.5 million property postings effortlessly and adaptably.  The application has been intended to look, feel and capacity splendidly with the iPad keeping in mind the end goal to guarantee an ideal experience. It accompanies cutting edge technology includes that make scanning for pro…Read More

  • Pakistan, Russia consent to gas pipeline arrangement

    STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan and Russia consented to an arrangement to construct a gas pipeline extending several kilometers from Karachi on the Arabian Sea toward the eastern city of Lahore.  Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak and Petroleum Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi consented to the arrangement at a functioning saw by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and telecast live.  Authorities said the North-South gas pipeline venture would be manufactured by Russian organization RT Global Resources – a some portion of Russian state company Roste…Read More

  • Improvement of water governance and cooperation emphasized in the workshop

    STAFF REPORT KHI: Provincial Water Conference, Sindh was organized by Indus Consortium in Karachi to mull for the strategies that account to address the water scarcity issue in the province. The theme of the conference was ‘Improving water governance & promoting water cooperation’. The experts, industrialists, academicians, students, and a large number of civil societies turned out in the event and gave valuable inputs during the event in connection to the water issue.  Secretary Irrigation, Sayed Zaheer Haider chaired the conference, whereas…Read More

  • CDA upgrades 14 water filtration plants

    STAFF REPORT ISB: Capital Development Authority (CDA) has completed up gradation and maintenance work on 14 water filtration plants out of existing 38 filtration plants in the capital. Sources said that water samples from eight filtration plants have also been collected and tested by Pakistan Council of Research for Water Resources (PCRWR), so that quality of clean drinking water could be provided to the residents of the capital. While, maintenance work on remaining water filtration plants is being completed on the war footing and will be completed in the next week, added sources. It is pertinent to mention that Capital Development Authority has earlier decided to upgr…Read More

  • P@SHA drives 12th Annual Conference and ICT Awards

    STAFF REPORT LHR: The Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT & ITES (P@SHA), in collaboration with Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), sorted out 12thyearly ICT Conference and Awards Ceremony, amid a prodigious event held Lahore. The key thought behind holding these events each year is to give our organizations a stage to showcase their ability and advancement, and give them an opportunity to increase neighborhood, local and global introduction. President of P@SHA, Jehan Ara said while tending to on the event, “Praising advancement in the Pakistan I…Read More

  • Local adaptation against climate change stressed

    STAFF REPORT LHR: A one-Day consultative workshop was sorted out for the improvement of Local Adaptation arrangement of Action for region Lahore. The workshop was organized by Oxfam, one of the main NGO working in enhanced parts including environmental change, feasible advancement, and neediness easing.  About 17 participants from various government departments including Environment (EPD), irrigation, agriculture, emergency service 1122, On-Farm Water Management, Forest and University of Punjab whereas NGOs including WWF, Caritas National and Caritas…Read More

  • Pakistan’s first multi-brand experience center started

    STAFF REPORT ISB: Zong has declared the opening of first of its kind experience center in Islamabad. Organization said that a wide range of cellular telephones, tabs, iPads, Zong’s 3G and 4G gadgets and other related adornments are put in plain view for clients to experience them direct before making a buy. Experience center at present houses more than 300 cell phones, tabs, iPads and information gadgets in plain view for clients to experience directly continuously.  Zong is showing 3G/4G cell phone of driving cellular telephone organizations including QMobile, …Read More

  • UVAS organized ‘World Egg Day’ event

    STAFF REPORT LHR: The Department of Poultry Production of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore in a joint exertion with the Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA) organized ‘World Egg Day’ and sorted out diverse activities course, walk, egg model making competition, fascinating verse, and presentation to make care about of the stimulating estimation of eggs and its essentialness for the improvement of human body etc. Talking on the occasion, Vice-Chancellor UVAS, Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha said that we need to begin school milk program and give an e…Read More

  • Tetra Pak set to participate in largest food exhibition

    STAFF REPORT KHI: Tetra Pak, the leading food processing and packaging solutions company, will exhibit its way to deal with conveying advancement, worth and initiative for its clients at the ‘Gulfood Manufacturing 2015’ which is the biggest exchange display for the food and beverages processing, handling and packing industry.The event will entail more than 30,000 participants from all over the world.  Tetra Pak would likewise have a progression of classes for clients amid the exhibition. These include: a Tetra Pak Dairy Index workshop to introduce the most rece…Read More

  • Kaymu held biggest shopping expo

    STAFF REPORT LHR: Kaymu opened ‘Pakistan’s biggest shopping center in your pocket’ at the Masala Family Festival 2015 held at the Expo Center in Lahore.  Kaymu teamed up with Telenor, and offered Telenor 3G Handsets at reduced costs when acquired from Kaymu.pk. Guests were additionally offered rebates on different items, including beautifying agents and devices.  Adam Dawood, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Kaymu Pakistan was additionally present at the event. “We are utilizing e-trade as a stage to encourage purchasers and push merchants towards enterprise with a plan to give the ideal shopping and offering background. Through this interest,…Read More

  • Wapda contemplates solution for ‘Water Security’ challenge

    STAFF REPORT LHR: A consultative session of water-sector accomplices was sorted out by the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) to discuss the issues relating to water security. This was the second consultative session for ordered considerations about sweeping parameters of water security in Pakistan.  Talking on the occasion, WAPDA Chairman developed the issues concerning water security. He said that the water security issue is of massive noteworthiness; however this issue has not been managed as it should have been. Masses, turning out to be rapid, is one of the…Read More

  • PTA holds awareness session on ‘Big Data Analysis’

    STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) organized an awareness session on ‘Big Data Analysis’ at PTA on Tuesday. PTA Chairman Dr Syed Ismail Shah, PTA Compliance and Enforcement part Abdul Samad, PTA executive commanders (DGs) and agents from the scholarly world went to the session.  Dr Ismail Shah said that ‘Business Analytics and Big Data’ are changing the way organizations and governments work. “Contending on analytics is the new standard where upper hand is characterized by transforming restrictive and other information sets int…Read More

  • SDGs cell set up at education ministry

    STAFF REPORT ISB: Minister of State for Education and Professional Training Baligh Ur Rehman on Tuesday made a Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) cell in the Ministry of Education.  Minister of State promised to meet these objectives inside of the given timeframe, while marking the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with UNICEF as of late, said a news discharge on Tuesday.  The Minister suggested Joint Educational Advisor as the head and Deputy Secretary Education as the representative leader of the cell. Fundamental motivation behind this cell is to arrange with the territories, training offices for normal gatherings of the countrywide council on SDGs. The …Read More

  • Japan helps GB agriculturists build momentous benefits

    STAFF REPORT ISB: The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has been chipping away at a four-year pilot venture for “Advancement of Value Added Fruit Products in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB). The GB natural product cultivators were given legitimate preparing of their natural organic product items through great bundling and better showcasing methods. The Japanese government gave specialized and budgetary bolster, which expanded agriculturists’ earnings.  Under the undertaking, a few group based associations were set up and their individuals alongside authorities of the GB Agriculture Department were prepared in Pakistan, Japan, and Turkey.  GB …Read More

  • UAF inaugurates local food enterprise in attempt to develop entrepreneurial abilities in students

    STAFF REPORT FAISALABAD: University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) scholars hold an event to mark the inauguration of a food enterprise developed by UAF Food Sciences scholars to fulfill the sustenance needs of the boarding students of the university. According to the sources, the company will supply healthy, hygienic foods to hostels at affordable charges. Vice Chancellor UAF, Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan while addressing on the occasion said, “UAF was taking all measures to outfit the students with the aptitudes of business combined with cutting edge advances so they g…Read More

  • Status and prospectus of conservation agriculture

    THERE IS significant advancement in research in the agriculture sector, but there are still a large number of people who are suffering from hunger and poverty. According to Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) about 850 million people are suffering from hunger, out of which 815 million people are from developing countries. Although recent predictions point to reduced population growth, a considerable increase in overall production is still required, it’s a major challenge. In 2050, the world’s population will reach 9.1 billion, 34 percent higher than today.&n…Read More

  • Innovation in Asia: Intel’s Five of the Best

    ASIA IN 2015 is a hotbed of innovation. New devices from the Chinese Technology Ecosystem are increasingly coming to market, enabling more personal and engaging experiences designed specifically for the Asia-Pacific and Japan region. Simultaneously, some of the latest, most innovative technologies, from supercomputers through to computer processors, are being developed right here in Asia too. Technology and its users have never been smarter, and the latest technology innovations are enabling a new wave of Intelligent Generations in Asia and across the globe. Her…Read More

  • Allelopathy - a natural alternative approach towards weed management

    ALLELOPATHY is a biological phenomenon in which an organism releases one or more bio-chemicals that influences the other organisms. These biochemicals are recognized as allelochemicals and can have positive or negative effects on the target organisms. At present, allelopathy has been considered to be the most important factor influencing the invasion and spread of exotic plants. The importance of allelopathy in natural agro-ecosystem has attracted researcher’s attention with the main goal of using the phenomenon in natural control of weeds. Currently, active involv…Read More

  • Algae Types, classification, harmful and useful impacts

    THE DEFINITION of algae is a single or multi-cellular organism that has no roots, stems or leaves and is often found in water. Any of numerous groups of chlorophyllcontaining, mainly aquaticeukaryotic organisms ranging from microscopic singlecelled forms tomulticellular forms 100 feet (30 meters) or more long, distinguishedfrom plants by the absence of true roots, stems, and leaves and by lack of non-reproductive cells in the reproductive structures: classifiedinto the six phyla Euglenophyta,  Crysophyta, Pyrrophyta, Chlorophyta,Phaeophyta, and Rhodophyta. Types of Algae Green Algae  Green algae range in size from microscopic to …Read More

  • 18th International Plant Protection Congress (IPPC) in Berlin

    IPPC2015, the 18th International Plant Protection Congress - under the patronage of the International Association for the Plant Protection Sciences (IAPPS), the German Scientific Society for Plant Protection and Plant Health (DPG), the Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI) and the Agriculture Industry Association (IVA) was taking place at the Henry Ford Building in Berlin from August 24 to 27, 2015. “The international meeting helped to address open questions on agricultural, biological and technical matters that allow us to provide proper solutions on time despite the continuously rising demand on food in the future”, said Holger B. Deising, Chair of the IPPC Programme Committee,…Read More

  • Cyber entrepreneurship has changed the dynamics of procurers in Pakistan: Basharat Ali

    Basharat Ali is a Sialkot based ardent tech lover, and an established cyber entrepreneur. He has completed Masters in Information Technology from Virtual University. He is the creator of sialkotshop.com, an online cricket accessories sale point which gained immense popularity particularly in cricket WC 2015 days due to official sports Tee in the product line. Basharat entails rich experience of retailing as he was influenced by CA Sports during his early career job. He is a tech savvy geek whose major earning source is the freelancing on several sites, blogging etc. He share…Read More

  • ICT a catalyst for poverty eradication

    THE ROLE of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for poverty eradication and for economic growth is vital. There are clear evidences that link investment in ICTs to enhanced economic growth and pro-poor growth. ICT is not only a sector within the economy of the country but its complementary factor is pro-poor infrastructure, private-sector development, and rural livelihood. In the wake of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the role of ICT has become more pertinent to evaluate and monitor the services provided or to gauge progress on SDGs or to facilitate development sector to achieve SDGs. In developed countries private sector has invested rapidly on ICTs infrastructu…Read More