Day: May 9, 2012

Br and ed ICT companies find wide scope in Punjab

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: As a step forward towards promoting information technology in the province, the Punjab government has recently signed a number of memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with the world’s renowned IT companies.Under the MoUs, the American company Microsoft will train students in internet based self-employment methods, Cisco will set up Cisco Network Academy while through Huawei Company, besides infrastructure development of information and communication technology, various training…Read More

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Pakistani scholars mark participation in world moot

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article image MONITORING REPPORT THAILAND: 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 renowned Pakistani scholar Prof. Dr. Bhawani Shankar Chowdhry from Mehran University of Engineering and Technology attended the conference as a keynote speaker and presented his speech on "Successful Transformation of ICT Graduate Program: A Role Model for Developing Countries&…Read More

Pakistan urged to ban mad cows from California

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: After the confirmation of Mad Cow Disease in California farms by the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture), the government of Pakistan should immediately slap ban on import of live animals from such country, as prescribed under the OIE rules/guidelines."The federal government and all provincial governments must notify ban on import of live cattle from USA to save Pakistan from this dangerous disease," Dr Hamid Jalil former CEO PAMCO said in a statement here.…Read More

Study on climate change impacts on forests done

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article image STAFF REPORT PWH: To offset the effects of climatic change and global warming in the country, the Pakistan Forests Institute (PFI), Peshawar, has completed a comprehensive study to determine the climatic change scenarios in the country’s various ecological zones and its impact on forests resources."It is the first professional attempt to address the emerging issues of climate change and global warming and its overall impact on the environment and weather of the country and region,"…Read More

Role of Pak engineers comes under spotlight in S. Arabia

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article image MONITORING REPORT JEDDAH: The Engineers Welfare Forum (EWF) and the Institution of Engineers Pakistan (IEP) has recently organized a seminar at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) entitled "Role of technocrats in national development."Prof. Ata ur Rahman, a leading scientist and scholar in the field of organic chemistry from Pakistan, was the chief guest."As engineers, we feel proud in participating in the development of Saudi Arabia. We can play a vital role in…Read More

Child labour linked to earlier puberty in boys

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Data being presented at the joint International Congress of Endocrinology/European Congress of Endocrinology started at Florence, Italy, from May 5 show for the first time that boys who are made to work at a young age undergo puberty at an earlier age than their school-attending counterparts.Dr Syed Shakeel Raza Rizvi of Pakistan Museum of Natural History/Pakistan Science Foundation, Islamabad, and his team from the PMAS Arid Agriculture University, RMC and NIH, studied 294…Read More

Students showcase potential at Procom event

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: A two-day Procom event has recently concluded where students got a chance to showcase their work, and the team itself was only the liaison between the students and the industry.The President of Procom 2012 said that it was the effort of the participants and the encouragement from the academia and industry that helped them put together this year’s event.Although the results speak for the students’ efforts, the hard work put in by the team to bring together this software and…Read More

Vitality of earth protection aired

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The UOG Green Society under the department of Environmental Sciences has recently organized a one- day symposium with reference to the "World Earth Day". On the occasion, members of the Green Society presented their work regarding ’Pollution on the Earth and its Solutions’. The programme held in S-07 Hall of the HH-Campus in the University of Gujrat.In the Symposium students (attendees) were shown documentaries to mobilize youth for "Earth Campaign and Get…Read More

EMS brings BlackBerry App World in Pakistan

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: EMS, which is a strategic channel partner of RIM (Research in Motion), has partnered with Pakistan’s telecom operator to bring Blackberry App World in Pakistan.The Blackberry App World is the official app store for BlackBerry smartphones which enables Blackberry users to download and manage applications on their smartphones.The App World was already accessible throughout the world with few countries as exception, counting it to be 130 countries, 14 languages, and is supported…Read More

9 LoIs issued to generate 228MW solar power

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Ministry of Water and Power has issued nine Letters of Intent (LOIs) to different Solar Independent Power Producers (IPPs) to produce cumulative capacity of 228 MW electricity.A senior official at the Ministry has said that these small and big projects are at various stages of development and once executed would help generate electricity for the national grid and to meet growing demand.Giving a list about projects and details of LOIs holders solar IPPs, the official said these…Read More