Day: April 30, 2012

Serious efforts desperately needed to save earth

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan is fast becoming vulnerable to the negative impacts of environment change triggered by global warming, and subsequent massive floods and droughts, unabated deforestation and increasing wetlands. This critical situation demands of all of us to pool our resources and join hands to save the earth from degradation as it would secure life on this planet.This was the complete message came out of the whole activities arranged across Pakistan to commemorate the Earth Day.…Read More

Wheat crop area down by 2.53pc in 2010-11

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The area of wheat crop under cultivation decreased by 2.53 per cent during 2010-2011 over the previous year largely due to problems faced by the farmers in terms of disposal of wheat produced in 2009-2010, shifting of area to cotton and sugarcane crops in irrigated tracts, late crushing by sugar mills, and considerable increase in potato crop."The wheat sowing area in 2010-11 declined considerably because farmers were unable to sell their wheat at the support price…Read More

| 11 | 2010 | 253pc | area | Crop | wheat

InfoTech gets deals revised with SBL, HBL

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Samba Bank Limited (SBL) and Habib Bank Limited have recently renewed their Microsoft Enterprise Agreement deals for a 3-year period through InfoTech (Pvt.) Ltd, which is Microsoft’s direct large account reseller.Azfar Naqvi, CFO of SBL, signed the agreement, while Naseer Akhtar, President and CEO, signed on behalf of the InfoTech during a recently held ceremony. The ceremony was also attended by Salman Siddiqui and Agha Jan from Microsoft Pakistan.In his remarks, Naseer…Read More

Tech-Combat 2012 arranged at MUET Jamshoro

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The Department of Telecommunication Engineering, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET), Jamshoro, in collaboration with IEEE COMSOC Chapter, has recently organized a national level event titled "TechCombat-Technology Battle 2012".Around fifty teams of students from various universities of Pakistan participated in the competitions whereas professionals from leading organizations such as PTCL, SUPARCO, Shaan Foods, Combit, Ufone, Wateen, Al-Futaim,…Read More

Intel Science Fair winners awarded at PSF

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The winners of Intel National Science Fair-2012 "Inspiring the Next Generation of Innovations" have recently been awarded prizes at the Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF).An orientation session for the students selected for participation in the London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF) -2012, was also held on this occasion.The PSF, as part of its science popularization activities in the country also encourage the students by providing awards and prizes to the…Read More

PARC pledges to support l and less pastoralists

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) will give policy support to "landless mobile pastoralists" in the country as these marginalized herders play both for society at large and for the environment.This was stated by the Chairman PARC Naveed Saleemi while inaugurating a recently concluded three-day regional workshop on "Landless Mobile Pastoralists: Securing their role as Custodians of Northern Pakistan’s Mountain" organized in collaboration with…Read More

Pak spending on farm research lowest in Asia

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Spending on agriculture research in Pakistan is lowest even by regional (Asian) standards, let alone the world ones."This lack of funding has deprived farmers of higher productivity benefits," said Punjab Agriculture Research Board (PARB) Chief Executive Dr Mubarik Ali while speaking at a consultative meeting with agricultural media reporters.He pointed out that the country was investing between 0.25 to 0.29 per cent of agriculture GDP on research, whereas India was…Read More

Telenor rises to support KPK farmers

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Roar Bjaerum, Vice President Financial Services Telenor Pakistan, and Arbab Muhammad Ayub Jan, Minister for Agriculture Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, have recently signed a memorandum of understanding whereby the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government will provide agriculture and livestock information on mobile phones to farmers in the province.According to an official of the company, the Telenor will serve as a liaison in this regard.Additionally, the farmers will also be able to use the…Read More

International conference recognises Pak scholars

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Participation of five Pakistani scholars was well recognized at the 1st international conference on Mobility for Life: Technology, Telecommunication and Problem Based Learning. A world famous Pakistani scholar Prof. Dr. Bhawani Shankar Chowdhry from Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) attended the conference as a keynote speaker and gave presentation on "Successful Transformation of ICT Graduate Programme: A Role Model for Developing Countries".Prof…Read More

wi-tribe out to revolutionise tech industry

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Taking its commitment further towards local software development, wi-tribe has gone a step ahead with the announcement of Pakistan Developers’ Challenge 2012 (PDC 2012); bringing together the greatest young minds of Pakistan onto a single pioneering platform."At this platform, Pakistani developers can sell and monetize their software, bringing together the local communities, with local content, on a simple and easy-to-use platform," said Mustafa Peracha, CEO, wi-…Read More