Day: May 5, 2013

Concerted efforts needed to put research into practice

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Staff Report  ISLAMABAD: Emphasised on the collaborative and synchronised efforts to practise the research on the impact of climatic changes in the highlands, speakers at a discussion said that only the integrated and collaborative approach would help conserve the large glaciers for smooth and steady provision of water not only for the human life and livelihood in the mountainous region but also for the downstream areas.The policy brief on water management, recently held at the Central…Read More

Mobilink Foundation starts T2T to educate the needy

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Staff Report ISLAMABAD: Mobilink Foundation has launched the Teach 2 Transform’ (T2T) initiative in order to educate the underprivileged across Pakistan. The programme aims to involve Mobilink Torchbearers to offer teaching assistance at marginalized schools in the country.The pilot phase for T2T was launched at the DSRA School in Karachi where 46 students benefited from teaching assistance provided by Mobilink employees. The students were tutored in subjects including Math, English and…Read More

Another call centre set up for Orange Telecom

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Staff Report ISLAMABAD: After their numerous recent successes, Orange Telecom, in collaboration with C Square Consulting Pakistan is all set to launch another call centre in Congo.The project will not only boast of using the world’s number 1 technology equipment, but will also have 120 blended seats, operate in six languages, involve the usage of analytics using Infomart Insight, have an open architecture, SIP, and be easily available to customers and clients. It will also have a Genesys…Read More

UC Davis to patronise agri education for modern farming

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Staff Report ISLAMABAD: UC Davis is taking the lead on the graduate education component of an innovative project in order to modernize agriculture in Pakistan with the initiation of a four-year $30 million Agricultural Innovation Project.This project envisages improvement in management practices and productivity of the livestock, horticulture and grains grown in Pakistan, in turn improving the economy and creating a brighter future for its people."It’s a fantastic project," said Jim…Read More

Climate change research centre to be reformed

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Staff Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s government has increased the funding of a state institution that researches the impacts of climate change, and granted it autonomy, in an effort to enhance the quality of its recommendations on climate resilience for government policy and programmes."The Global Change Impact Studies Centre (GCISC) will focus on research aimed at helping sectors such as water, agriculture, forestry and health become more resilient to climate change. The centre will…Read More

PTCL registers 0.5m EVO customers

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Staff Report ISLAMABAD: The PTCL, country’s largest and only telecom operator offering nationwide fixed and wireless voice telephony and broadband internet services, has achieved 500,000 wireless internet customers mark.According to statistics, PTCL’s EVO wireless internet service, after being introduced in 2009, has grown steadily, and now serves customers in more than 250 cities and towns across the country.The PTCL EVO wireless broadband is Pakistan’s fastest wireless internet service,…Read More

Task Force for Cyber Security Policy announced

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article image Staff Report ISLAMABAD: Senate Defence Committee has taken an initiative for the formulation of Cyber Security Policy to preserve, promote and protect Pakistan’s national security digitally.This was disclosed by Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, Chairman of Senate Defence Committee, while addressing a recently held Cyber Secure Pakistan Conference here.Senate’s Defence Committee has taken the initiative for the formulation of Cyber Security Policy to preserve, promote and protect Pakistan’s…Read More

Cell phone sale drops after new tax

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Staff Report ISLAMABAD: Sale of new mobile phones dropped by almost 30 percent after imposition of Rs. 500 tax on feature phones and Rs 1,000 on smartphones, while on the other hand the mobile phone traders have protested against the decision and urged the President and te Prime Minister to take back the decision, which has increased the prices of cell phones by Rs 2,000 to 3,000 on average."About 80 to 85 per cent mobile buyers go for low-end phones ranging from Rs 2,000 to Rs 3,000,…Read More

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Biogas has potential to control energy crisis

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article image Staff Report LAHORE: Biogas which is produced by the fermentation of organic matter may help meet the persistent energy crisis in the country as its cost is 35 to 50 per cent less than charcoal, kerosene oil and firewood to get energy."Our national energy requirements are a big problem in Pakistan and it could be resolved by enhancing livestock and dairy development as it would consequently enhance manure for biogas production," said Dr Sakhawat Ali, Chief Scientific Officer of…Read More

Govt using latest tech for food security

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Staff Report ISLAMABAD: The government is introducing innovative technologies in order to ensure food security for its rapidly growing population at affordable prices.Various speakers a recently held workshop titled "Incorporating Agricultural Service Providers into Demonstration and Dissemination Activities in Rural Pakistan" at the National Agriculture Research Center (NARC).The agriculture sector is viewed as an engine of growth for economy, so the government is involved in…Read More