Day: March 13, 2013

Pakistan makes mega stride for water quality management

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article image Sidra CheemaTHE WATER quality management, which has always been a critical issue in Pakistan, is set to get improved as the country has taken a major initiative through the groundbreaking of the National Capacity Building Institute for Water Quality Management in Islamabad a couple of days back with the Korean assistance to the tune of $3 million.The ground-breaking ceremony was held at the PCRWR headquarters where Mir Changez Khan Jamali, Federal Minister for Science and Technology, was the…Read More

PSF, Intel join h and s to promote science activities

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) and Intel Pakistan have joined hands to promote science activities in the country by signing an MoU at the PSF.Under the MoU, both the organizations will work together to implement the Intel Science Fairs Program across Pakistan for the betterment of economic condition of the masses by creating awareness, promoting and popularization of research in sciences and mathematics through mutual collaborative activities, aiming to infuse a stronger…Read More

PTCL gets Safa Award

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The PTCL, the largest information communication technology service provider in Pakistan, has won distinction for the country with the South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA) conferring the Best Presented Accounts Award 2011’ to the company, in the category of Communication and Information Technology’.The award is presented to companies that exceed industry standards in quality and transparency of financial reporting parameters.SAFA, consisting of the institutes of…Read More

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Unique plantation activity held to promote farming

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The Kamyab Pakistan is running an activity "Plantation in Manga" for the last three years in order to create awareness among the people through these activities they can do many things own their behalf.Many cash plants like grapes and cherry give agriculture of Manga a diverse nature. Kamyab Pakistan also wants to introduce a different technology in backward areas of Pakistan.Addressing on the occasion the Chief Executive of Kamyab Pakistan Navid Mriza highlighted the…Read More

Speakers for academia-industry linkage

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Speakers at a seminar stressed the need for having a strong liaison between academia and industry that would guarantee a sustained track of progress in Pakistan.The seminar was arranged by the Deparment of Microbiology, Federal Urdu University (FUUAST), Medical Microbiology Associtaion of Pakistan (MMAP) and Dimension Research on Clinical Research importance and Pharmacovigilance in the university’s Gulshan Campus.In his remarks on the occasion, Sikandar Sherwani, a renowned…Read More

Dr Atta Centre opens at Malaysian university

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The University of Teknologi Mara (UiTM) in Malaysia has inaugurated the Dr Attaur Rehman Institute of Natural Product Discovery (RiND). The eminent Pakistani scientist attended as the guest of honour the international conference on natural products, where he delivered the keynote speech for the "Jack Cannon Lecture", officials of the International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) at the Karachi University.The decision to establish the institution…Read More

wi-tribe top ranked in Pakistan

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The Ministry of Climate Change has developed and launched Pakistan’s National Biodiversity Clearing House Mechanism (CHM) website with the technical assistance of WWF - Pakistan at the Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Islamabad.Syed Mehmood Nasir, Inspector General Forests, Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) were the Chief Guest. Officials from Forestry Wing MoCC, Provincial Forest Department, Zoological Survey Department, PBRC and Wildlife Foundation participated in the event.In…Read More

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Biodiversity CHM website launched

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The Ministry of Climate Change has developed and launched Pakistan’s National Biodiversity Clearing House Mechanism (CHM) website with the technical assistance of WWF - Pakistan at the Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Islamabad.Syed Mehmood Nasir, Inspector General Forests, Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) were the Chief Guest. Officials from Forestry Wing MoCC, Provincial Forest Department, Zoological Survey Department, PBRC and Wildlife Foundation participated in the event.In…Read More

Contamination found in honey

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The honey that has an ability to cure ailments could also affect human health, reveals in a Pakistani study published internationally in the International Journal of Advances in Pharmaceutical Research.The research was conducted by Department of Microbiology, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology-Karachi Pakistan, in which the quality of the honey products that are locally manufactured, available easily, and sold on the shops of Karachi were checked and found…Read More

Public, private sectors coop to up wheat yield

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The private sector should join hands with the public sector in order to achieve self-sufficiency in the agriculture sector on sustainable basis. Scientists and farmers should also work together in the field and use modern practices and resource conservation technologies to enhance wheat production in the country."Wheat research should be diverted towards the betterment of small farmers to ensure food security," said Chairman, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (…Read More