Day: April 19, 2013

Dr. Abdul Rashid receives IFA Norman Borlaug Award

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article image MONITORING REPORT PARIS: Dr. Abdul Rashid of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Islamabad, is the 2013 laureate of the IFA Norman Borlaug Award. Dr. Rashid, nominated by Asif Ali of En- gro Fertilizer, is the 21st recipient of the award. Dr. Rashid is a highly accomplished crop nutritionist and a distinguished soil fertility expert. His 40-year career has been devoted to well-conceived research programmes for optimizing crop nutrition through balanced and efficient fertilizer use, applicable to…Read More

Dendrohydrology a milestone in Indus River water planning

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article image Paras AliISLAMABAD: Pakistan, which is constantly confronted with critical situations of environment degradation and food insecurity, would likely to have an effective mechanism to overcome the negative impacts of these lingering issues on ago-economy and environment related in order conduct comparative studies and devise future plans for survival."Through Dendrohydrology, we can have the data of centuries old water flow cycle and weather patterns of Pakistan’s northern areas water rivers…Read More

China, PMNH to oraganise scientific exhibitions

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Chinese scientists in collaboration with Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH) have planned to organize scientific exhibitions in Pakistan in order to create awareness among people regarding science and technology.Besides, the China Museum in collaboration with PMNH will also arrange Dinosaur exhibition for the Pakistani people, Deputy DG PMNH Akhtar Javed said this while addressing on the second day of the recently arranged Pakistan Congress of Zoology in Islamabad.Akhtar…Read More

Green tea can fight intestinal worms: FUUAST

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article image STAFF REORT KHI: Pakistani Researcher Siknader K. Sherwani publication of the Federal Urdu University Karachi in International Journal of Pharmacy indicated that green tea has a potential to kill worms.According to Sherwani, "Our research group is dedicatedly involved in exploring green tea potential. We have already explored its potential as antibacterial and antifungal agent".He had a view, "Green tea is blessing and very help in treating infections not because as a popular hot…Read More

Exploring resources way to stem energy crisis

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Speakers at a seminar were on the same page that the persistent energy crisis in Pakistan can be overcome with adopting well crafted policy of exploring all available options of renewable energy sources.They said this at a national seminar recently arranged by the Renewable and Alternative Energy Association of Pakistan (REAP) and the Department of Mechanical Engineering (DME) of HITEC University.Purpose of the event was to create awareness and awakening of the potential of &…Read More

Wateen arranges creating winning teams workshop

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Wateen Telecom has recently concluded a 2-day comprehensive training workshop for managers on Creating Winning Teams’- The Magic of 1 in Lahore. The main objective of this training was to develop an influential cadre in the management that is able to effectively achieve targets and bring about grassroots level change in the organisation.The initiative comes under the umbrella of Wateen’s values and was meant to inculcate those values in employees at every level. The…Read More

PTCL connects election offices of ECP

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STAFF REPORT IBD: Playing its part as Pakistan’s leading and national telecommunication carrier, PTCL has extended its full support for the preparation of upcoming elections in the country. In this regard, the PTCL has successfully connected 535 election offices of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) using the flagship voice and broadband range of services including wireline and wireless broadband. Some remote sites have also been connected via VSAT technology, says a press release…Read More

Mercury pollution exceeds safety level at dental clinics

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STAFF REPORT IBD: Recent study by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) reveals high level of indoor mercury pollution’ in the air inside various dental hospitals in Rawalpindi and Islamabad.The  study, conducted in collaboration with European Environmental Bureau (EEB) and Zero Mercury Working Group (ZMWG), seeks to monitor Mercury emission and release sites’ in various cities of Pakistan and assess air quality to protect environment and human health.As the mercury metal and its…Read More

Socio-eco progress hinges on R and D orgs-industry coop

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The sustained collaboration between experienced researchers, eminent scientists and young entrepreneurs can do miracles in scientific advancement in order to achieve socio-economic progress of the country."We should forge collaboration among academia, RandD organizations, public sector departments and the industry," said Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) Chairman Prof. Dr. Manzoor H. Soomro while addressing the inaugural ceremony of a recently held two-day Invention…Read More

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Academician for equipping youth with IT education

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Islamia University Bahawalpur Vice Chancellor Dr Mukhtar has said that Pakistani youth is an asset for higher education institutions in the county and it is collective responsibility to train the youth in accordance with the latest knowledge of science and technology.He said this while delivering a lecture on opportunities for Pakistani scientists in the field of medicine at the concluding session of the conference recently organized by Department of Microbiology and Molecular…Read More