Day: June 9, 2012

PSF represents Pakistan in world moot on IBSE

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) Chairman Prof. Dr. Manzoor H.Soomro represented Pakistan in the International Conference titled "Developing Inquiry-Based Science Education (IBSE): New Issues - The Roles of Assessment and the Relationship with Industry" recently held in Helsinki, Finland.The conference was organized by the Global Network of Science Academies (IAP), ALLEA All European Academies, Finish Academy of Science and Letters and Finland’s Science Education…Read More

5 Pak varsities among Asias top 300 universities

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Five Pakistani universities have won a place in the list of top 300 universities in Asia, says a recently assessed QS World Universities Rankings 2012, the UK based world’s most renowned and prestigious ranking agency.NUST, Karachi University, AKU, Lahore University of Management Sciences and Lahore University are now amongst the top 300 Asian universities, the list shows.It speaks volumes of the hard work put in by the management and faculty of these universities and…Read More

Qubee cuts staff by 50pc

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Qubee has fired half of its staff comprising 150 officials in different departments to cut off its operational expenses as per austerity plan to reduce the gap between expenditures and revenue earnings.According to sources, the Qubee, a Wimax broadband operator, has continued to cut jobs in its organization to restructure its business up to the current earning level after its parent company Augere Holdings has directed its subsidiary key officials to run the organization…Read More

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Telecom sector to remain heavy tax payer

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Telecommunications is amongst the most heavily-taxed sectors in Pakistan. The telecom operators have long been lobbying the government for a reduction in the GST rate of 19.5 per cent, which is collected in FED mode. The federal budget for next fiscal year did offer tax relief to a number of sectors and industries, but the telecom subscribers seem to be left out again for any respite.According to a market expert, the telecom subscribers lose nearly a third of their pre-paid…Read More

IIE students join Arena Simulation competition

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The student members of Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) UMT Branch has participated in the annual IIE/Arena Simulation Competition held recently worldwide. The competition was sponsored by Rockwell Automation Inc. and Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) USA. It was entirely based on a real world case study which was sent to every participant. We were given eight weeks to develop solutions to the problem.The competitors were also required to model the entire problem…Read More

Dr. Aslam gets Presidential Medal for Tech

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) Chairman Dr Muhammad Aslam Tahir has been conferred the Presidential Medal for Technology’ for achieving excellence in the field of science and technology for the year 2009 in recognition of his achievements in the field of chemistry.On behalf of the President, the award was given by Mir Changez Khan Jamali, Federal Minister for Science and Technology.Dr Aslam has received Ph.D. in Chemistry from Bahauddin Zakariya…Read More

USF signs agreement for telephony services in Mastung

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: An agreement involving Rs. 3.15 billion has been signed for one of the USF projects related to Rural Telecom Services, Mastung Lot (Balochistan).According to the agreement, USF has recently awarded projects for providing basic telephony and data services in Mastung Lot (Balochistan) and broadband services in Southern Telecom Region-V (Sindh), says a press release issued here last week.It said that through the Rural Telecom Project in Mastung, basic telephony and data services…Read More

JK Dairies have main role in Pak milk production

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The JK Dairies is set to contribute a significant share in Pakistan’s milk production as it is helping in the advance milk production efficiency in the country. The JK Dairies, a subsidiary of the JDW Group, is one of the largest and most efficient dairy farms in the country.The brainchild of Jahangir Khan Tareen, Chairman of the JDW Group, JK Dairies was started in early 2007, right when the milk business in Pakistan was beginning to see more corporate players enter the…Read More

Govt allocates over Rs3.111 billion for S and T, higher edu

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The government has specified Rs 1311.348 million under Public Service Development Program (PSDP) for 2012-13 for the 66 ongoing and new projects of science and technology research division.According to the budgetary documents, Rs 80 million have been embarked for the provision of safe drinking water including establishment/upgradation of 24 water quality monitoring laboratories, installation of 24 demonstration water filtration plants, and assessment survey of all existing…Read More

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PTCL celebrates World Environ Day with new pledge

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: PTCL has recently commemorated the World Environment Day (WED) by reaffirming its commitment to align organizational efforts with environmental sustainability and energy efficiency.According to a press release, PTCL is leading from the front on initiatives for social and environmental welfare in an effort to meet international corporate social responsibility and sustainability standards. As part of WED 2012’s theme Green Economy: Does it include YOU?’. PTCL creatively…Read More