Day: April 10, 2013

Promoting quality science education key to solving multiple problems

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article image Sidra SaifISLAMABAD: Research and Development (RandD) sector must approach the industry to know their research needs for need-based research to set certain goals regarding science and technology (SandT) development in the country, said Federal Secretary for SandT Akhlaq Ahmad Tarar.He was addressing addressing the concluding session of the recently held 33rd Pakistan Congress of Zoology (International) here at the Jinnah Convention Centre.He said the RandD organizations should take initiatives…Read More

Energy, water paucity affecting 70pc population

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STAFF REPORT LHR: Lack of political will to address energy, water and food shortages is a cause for concern provided that the country’s population is expected to double in 25 years."Engineers are not political decision-makers and people making decisions are often unaware of technical issues," said Dr Bernard Amadei, the United States science envoy, while talking to the media here.He added that if the problems were merely technical they would have been solved by now.He said that he…Read More

MovingMinds holds seminar on Semantic Web Tech

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STAFF REPORT IBD: MovingMinds, a training arm of Techaccess, has recently held an awareness session, "Emerging Trends in Semantic Business and Application Development" in collaboration with SEECS (NUST) and ICT RandD Fund.The session was attended by IT studs ents, IT professionals as well as senior personnel from renowned educational institutions and IT companies. The session was led by Dr. Hafiz Farooq, Associate Professor SEECS (NUST) and Dr. Khalid Latif, Assistant Professor SEECS (…Read More

Huawei unfolds Ascend Y300 in Pakistan

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The Huawei Ascend Y300, which was first shown at a tech fair in Rio de Janeiro last year, has been launched in Pakistan. This lower mid range smartphone runs on Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1 and has 4″ Screen with a WVGA resolution and 240 DPI pixel density. The phone is powered by a Dual-Core 1 GHz processor, 512 MB of RAM and 1730 mAh battery.According to details, this phone set has two cameras, the main Camera is 5MP with Auto-focus and LED flashlight, where as the secondary…Read More

Students urged to contribute to Pak progress

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Universities’ faculties have a great potential and the Higher Education Commission (HEC) is trying its best to provide all opportunities to facilitate them and it would continuously support institutions of higher learning."It is the dire need of the hour to promote education at higher level in the country and universities are a source of creation of new dimensions in the field of research and knowledge," said Executive Director HEC Dr Mukhtar Ahmad while addressing…Read More

Pak, Paris museums to jointly preserve natural species

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The Pakistan Museum of Natural History and Paris Museum of Natural History are have signed a MoU to help preserve natural species. Besides, the Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) has also inked another MoU with Centre Science, Orleans-France for arranging and co-producing expos in Pakistan."PSF in collaboration with Embassy of France is carrying on two programmes including holding international travelling expos and promotion of inquiry-based science education in the country…Read More

Wateen Telecom sponsors strategic leadership summit

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Wateen Telecom has sponsored the first ever Asia Strategic Leadership Summit that held recently in Karachi.In this event Wateen Telecom has participated as a gold sponsor in the event this year and provided support for Nutshell Forum to manage other leadership and management arrangements also.Nutshell is proud that Wateen Telecom has participated in the event and its reorganization of elite event organizer in the domain of corporate leadership and management.Their portfolio of…Read More

Tusdec aims to set up PIIA to promote skills

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The Technology Upgradation and Skill Development Company (TUSDEC) aims to set up the Pakistan Institute of Industrial Automation (PIIA) in order to render a training platform in the wake of shortage of skilled manpower in the local automation industry."The dearth of formally trained workforce for equipment maintenance, troubleshooting, installation and programming of equipment," said a company spokesperson.He said that the PIIA will not only act as an ordained…Read More

Microsoft arranges DigiGirlz 2013

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The Microsoft Pakistan has recently conducted DigiGirlz Camp 2013 to foster Information Technology related education among young women of Pakistan.DigiGirlz is a Microsoft Youth Spark Programme which is a signature platform to invest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education for young women and build a pipeline of future workers ready for the challenges of the global economy.The Microsoft DigiGirlz High Tech Camp has been developed to provide girls with a…Read More

Experts urged to revise quality education for veterinary staff

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Dr. Rafiq-ul-Hassan Usmani, Member (Animal Sciences) PARC, urged the livestock experts to revise the curricula and quality education for the Para Veterinary Staff in the country in order to provide better health and animal husbandry services to the livestock owners.He said this while addressing at inaugural session of National Workshop on "Present Status and Future Prospects of Para Veterinary Education in Pakistan recently held at PARC HQs, Islamabad.PARC organized…Read More