Day: May 28, 2013

Daunting challenges to biodiversity require serious approach

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article image Sidra SaifISLAMABAD: Pakistan is rich in biodiversity, home to over 1,250 species of plants and animals which are, no doubt, an asset for the survival of the biodiversity in the country that needs to be protected at any cost. However, the continued deforestation, soil erosion, salinity and water logging have become major threats to the biodiversity, which has a number of the world’s rarest animals and plants, but these are now in danger from habitat loss and overuse, coupled with rising…Read More

NUST, Mobilink enable students offer solutions

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS) and Mobilink have collaborated to encourage students to identify everyday problems and propose solutions using technology as a medium.The SEECS took the lead in developing a competition titled Finding Innovative and Creative Solutions (FICS)’, which would provide a platform for students to identify problems that existed in the communities around them and to propose innovative solutions.According to detais…Read More

Microsoft announces winners of Imagine Cup 2013

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Microsoft Pakistan in partnership with Nokia Pakistan has fcannounced the national winners of Imagine Cup 2013 Pakistan, the world’s most prestigious student technology competition.The winning team developed a project Epic’ to detect falls and Accidents using Windows Phone Device. It’s also capable to alert the authorities of such occurrence.This year Imagine Cup presented university students with three competition categories that included a) World Citizenship: honours…Read More

Lighting a Million Lives to provide solar fans to folks

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Creating a new micro-finance system to empower women with a unique blend of production of much-needed renewable energy to electrify over 500,000 power-deprived villages of Pakistan is the best ever innovation so far being implemented successfully by Bukhsh Foundation in various villages of Punjab.Over 100,000 villagers are the direct beneficiaries of this project under which solar lanterns have been provided to around 50 houses each in 40 selected villages of Punjab where…Read More

Top Pakistani universities unveil fuel-efficient vehicles

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Top universities from Pakistan have unveiled their hand-built fuel-efficient vehicles for the Shell Eco-marathon Asia at a launch ceremony recently held at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST).This event has put Pakistani teams on track for the competition at Sepang F-1 track in Kuala Lumpur in July 2013 where they will compete with over 130 teams from 16 countries, says a press release.Teams from NUST, UET-Peshawar, UET-Jamshoro, NED, Air University, GIK,…Read More

PakTurk student wins award at I-SWEEEP 2013

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Muhammad Bilal Bhutto, a class 10th student of PakTurk Khairpur bagged forth position worldwide and got Honourable Mention Award in the International Sustainable World Energy Environment Engineering Project Olympiad (I-SWEEEP 2013) which has recently been held in Houston, Texas.According to details, Bilal presented his Biology project regarding decreasing air pollution by using common grass in the competition in the 5th I-SWEEEP 2013 where contestants from 68 countries and 41…Read More

TRTA II programme supports PT Scheme in Pakistan

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Chairperson Pakistan Council for Science and Technology Dr. Muddassar Israr has said that the establishment of a National Proficiency Testing Provider will facilitate numerous accredited testing laboratories nationwide to address requirements for international recognition for their testing service."After the establishment of proficiency testing scheme the cost will not only be reduced, but also such a scheme, once accredited, may be offered to other laboratories overseas…Read More

WWF, SNGPL join h and s to sensitise students on energy

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STAFF REPORT LHR: The World Wide Fund for Nature - Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan), in partnership with Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL), has recently held an environmental education activity at a local school here. The activity was conducted under the "Spallation" campaign of WWF-Pakistan, where children from schools across Pakistan learnt about issues such as sustainability, environment, species and water and sanitation and then compete in a spelling competition.This year’s…Read More

Warid Telecom completes 8 years in Pakistan

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Warid Telecom, Pakistan’s leading telecom innovator, has successfully completed its eighth year of operations in the country and has become the trusted operator of choice for millions of mobile subscribers in the country. With its unique products and consistent advances in technology and services, the company has significantly contributed its share to the Pakistani telecom sector, the economy and as a partner for the people of Pakistan.During these years, the company has…Read More

UVAS research showcased at HEC expo

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has recently arranged an exhibition during its national seminar on Future of Research in Pakistan’ in Islamabad. On this occasion, Prof. Dr. Nasim Ahmad of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore has showcased his research on "Improving the reproductive efficiency of dairy cows and buffaloes".The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) project was one of the 10 nationwide projects selected for…Read More