Day: October 15, 2012

Pakistan goes ahead with olive plantation drive

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The government has developed a Rs 382 million plan to encourage olive production across the country by allocating regional belts especially in the three provinces including Punjab, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Fata in order to minimise the annual import bill burden of olive oil on the national kitty."Under the project, gardens spreading over 800 acres of land suitable for olive cultivation would be cultivated in the country," disclosed an official of the…Read More

Number of PhDs in Pakistan reach 8142

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STAFF REPORT IBD: The Pakistani universities are now able to produce more PhDs in the next 3 years as compared to last 10 years. The total number of PhDs in Pakistan has reached the figure of 8,142.According to the available statistics, the number of PhDs has increased from 348 (1947 to 2002) to 679 in 2012 in agriculture and veterinary sciences, from 586 to 1,096 in biological sciences, from 14 to 123 in business education, from merely 21 to 262 in engineering and technology and from 709 to 1,…Read More

VASSCAA-6 highlights vitality of science applications

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The 6th Vacuum and Surface Sciences Conference of Asia and Australia commonly known as VASSCAA-6 has recently concluded at the Pak-China Friendship Centre here.A significant number of scientists and engineers from 30 countries including America, Japan, South Korea, France, UK, Russia,, Kazakhstan, Argentina, New Zealand, Germany, Italy, Austria and Saudi Arabia participated in the event. Besides, about 250 delegates from various educational and RandD institutions from Pakistan…Read More

DAAD, PSF agree to boost research coop

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Research and science organisations of Pakistan and Germany have recently agreed to arrange information dissemination programmes so that maximum number of Pakistani students and research scholars could benefit from German funding programmes for scientists and researchers.This has been decided at a meeting held between Ursula Saarbeck, Director, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Information Centre, Islamabad, and Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) Chairman Professor Dr.…Read More

Pak scientist uses nanotubes to create smallest hologram pixels

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MONITORING REPORT: Scientists have generated holograms from carbon nanotubes for the first time, which could lead to much sharper holograms with a vastly increased field of view.The researchers from the Department of Engineering's Centre of Molecular Materials for Photonics and Electronics have harnessed the extraordinary conductive and light scattering abilities of nanotubes - made from several sheets of carbon atoms to diffract high resolution holograms."Smaller pixels allow the…Read More

34 seized turtles released to fresh waters in Gilgit

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: A consignment of 34 live turtles is confiscated from Pakistan’s northern most "Sust" border between Pakistan and China by the Gilgit-Baltistan Forest, Wildlife and Parks Department, and WWF Pakistan which were being illegally captured and transported to China. These turtles were later released in the fresh water of Korung River, Islamabad."A consignment of 34 turtles was originated from Adiala, Rawalpindi, and was bound to China. The culprit paid a penalty…Read More

PTCL unveils Vfone Sindh package

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STAFF REPORT IBD: PTCL has launched an attractive Vfone Sindh Package’ for its Vfone customers in Sindh, giving them the freedom to communicate at the most economical call rates.Introduced specially for Sindh, this unique offer allows PTCL's Vfone Sindh customers to make calls at nominal rates of Rs 0.50 paisa only. The daily line rent of Vfone Sindh package will be Rs. 0.50 per day, while call rates for Vfone to Vfone and Vfone to PTCL Landline will be Rs. 0.50 per minute. Customers can call…Read More

Cellcos ask govt to pay Rs1b for service halt loss

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistani telecom companies have demanded Rs.1 billion of the government for the losses they had incurred due to their suspension of their services during the last two months on the plea of security.The demand was made by these companies to the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication. Under the relevant law, the government is bound to protect these mobile companies in terms of losses if caused due to some governmental activity.It is…Read More

| Cellcos | Govt | halt | loss | pay | Rs1b | service

HEC role in ten years remarkable on higher edu

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: As many as six universities in Pakistan are amongst the Asia’s top 300 universities and two of them make into the list of the world’s top 300 sciences and technology institutions."Under the supervision of HEC, 41 universities were established in Pakistan during the last ten years. Amongst the already existing 168 campuses of Pakistani universities, the number has been increased to 258 campuses during this ten-year period," HEC Executive Director Prof. Dr. Sohail H…Read More

PSM trying to meet western st and ards

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The Lahore Science Museum is housed within the University of Engineering and Technology off the famous Grand Trunk Road. Being the first and only science museum in Pakistan, it had witnessed around 100,000 visitors last year.The spacious 11,000 square foot building has a feel of the past, though not in disrepair it still carries an air of neglect, of a place quietly kept clean and running but ignored nonetheless.According to an official of the museum, the idea for such a museum…Read More

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