Day: May 15, 2012

FRA backs Pak steps on forestrys climate

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article image MONITORING REPORT BAINBRIDGE ISLAND: The Forestry Research Associates (FRA) has welcomed the initiative of Pakistan to monitor climate change impacts and scenarios."The Pakistan Forest Institute (PFI) is looking into the different climate change impacts in various regions throughout Pakistan and how this affects forestry resources," stated Peter Collins, FRA’s analysis partner.The PFI explained that it is the first professional attempt to address the emerging issues of climate…Read More

Global warming a global threat; needs all stakeholders say

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Climate change has emerged as a global issue multiplying concern for the entire international community as the global warming is causing widespread problems such as faster glacier melting, sea level rise, shortage of fresh water, prolonged droughts, ravaging floods, more frequent and intense forest fires, high intensity storms, extreme heat episodes, agricultural disruption, spread of infectious diseases and biodiversity loss. We are fast heading towards a situation where the…Read More

Funds paucity hits Pak surge in nanotech research

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Nanotechnology research in Pakistan, which had shown a trend of higher publication numbers over the last decade, has suffered from the country’s present financial crisis, a study said.In 2008 the government did not extend the term of the National Commission for Nanoscience and Technology, initially set up in 2003 for three years and later extended for two more years.The study, published online in Scientometrics, said that research publications in the field had grown from…Read More

Pakistan can have cheap power through coal

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Nuclear scientist and Member Science and Technology, Planning Commission, Dr Samar Mubarakmand, has said that through underground gasification technology, electricity can be generated at Rs3 to 4 per unit while diesel can be produced at $40 per barrel.While speaking at an oil and gas exhibition and conference POGEE-2012 at Karachi Expo Centre last week, he said that underground gasification (UGC) technology is the cheapest solution to produce electricity, natural gas and diesel…Read More

Schneider Electric ranked among worlds 100 most ethical firms

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, has been ranked among the top 100 world’s most ethical companies for the second year in a row.The list is released by Ethisphere Institute, a leading international think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability.Schneider Electric’s ranking reflects its concentrated effort over the course of…Read More

Dangerous bug attacks date trees

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: A dangerous date palm sap-sucking insect known as Dubas bug - locally known as Sherrgo - is spreading in Balochistan, affecting the overall date production and exports."The bug had first been detected in 1999 in Balochistan's Panjgur district," an official at the National Agricultural Research Council (NARC) told the media.Pakistan produces 540,000 tons of dates every year, of which 280 million tons are produced in Sindh while 175,000 tons are produced in Balochistan…Read More

PTA warns cell jammers, installers

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: PTA has issued a warning to all those persons and companies which are somehow related in mobile jamming saying the usage of mobile jammers is strictly prohibited in Pakistan.According to the notice, irrespective of the place and use, mobile jammers are not allowed to be implemented and a strong action will be taken against those who are involved in their business or are using them.The import and installation of mobile jamming devices must be done after clearance from Ministry…Read More

PTCL records hat-trick at KSE-100 Index

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: PTCL has recorded a hat trick on the 100 index of Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) by remaining market leader in terms of shares’ trading volume on three consecutive days of the present week.PTCL’s shares value was also seen increasing as investors have been buying its shares like hot dogs in the equity market in the hope to get maximum dividends expected to be announced soon.In the first three days, traded shares from PTCL stood from 31.29 million to 47.2 million. Last weekly…Read More

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SG ITU calls on IT minister

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Dr Hamadoun Toure, Secretary General International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and Dr. Eun-Ju Kim, ITU Regional Head for Asia and the Pacific called on Federal Minister for Information Technology Raja Pervez Ashraf last week. Secretary IT and Telecom, Farooq Ahmed Awan was also present on the occasion.Main agenda of the meeting was "Promoting Broadband in Pakistan" so that there should not be a broadband divide in Pakistan, said a press release.The Minister…Read More

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Warids Glow gives boost to youth

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Being one of the most active, happening and aware brand - Glow by Warid continues supporting young leaders. This time, it was the Media Fest event of Kinnaird College for women, which was presented by Glow. It was aimed at helping media students unleash their talent and expose their inner journalistic skills. KMS (Kinnaird Media Society), the college’s Mass Communication Department, organized this festival in which over 550 KC students participated in four competitions…Read More