Day: July 18, 2013

Mitigation, adaptation must to tackle climate change impacts

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan is highly vulnerable to extreme negative impacts of climate change in shape of rising temperatures, unscheduled rains as well as floods, land erosion, dwindling agriculture yields, degradation in environment, and the Climate Change Division and its attached departments need to play their part for checking environmental degradation, checking pollution and achieving sustainable development in the country.Pakistan presently is signatory to different international…Read More

Malaysian varsity gives honour to Dr Atta

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: A Malaysian university has named its research institute after eminent Pakistani scientist Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman.According to an official of the Higher Education Commission, the largest university in Malaysia "University Technology Mara" has named the research institute of natural products after Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman. It will now be called "Prof Atta-ur-Rahman Institute for Natural Product Chemistry."Vice Chancellor of the University Prof Dr Sahol Hamid Abu…Read More

PSF chairman conferred French civil award

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: France has conferred the French civil award Les Palmes Académiques’ (the Order of Academic Palms) on Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) Chairman Prof. Dr Manzoor H. Soomro in recognition of his efforts and contributions in the field of science and technology.The award has been given by French Ambassador Philippe Thiebaud at an impressive ceremony held at the Embassy of France.Since 1955, the French Ministry of Education has awarded it to personalities in the educational field…Read More

Farm research should reach farmers to boost yields

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) Chairman Dr Iftikhar Ahmad has said that mostly technical and scientific knowledge remains in shelves that should reach farmers’ doors step to help increase their crop production and thus improve their livelihoods.He said this while speaking as chief guest at the recently concluded 5-day workshop at NARC.This workshop can be one of the instruments to develop mechanism for accessible information for extension workers and farmers.…Read More

Transworld organises blood donation drive

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Transworld, one of Pakistan’s leading telecom providers, has recently held a blood donation drive at all their offices located in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi. This initiative was taken to mark the World Blood Donors Day with full zeal and dedication as part of the CSR activity.On the occasion, the Transworld employees generously donated blood to show their support for this noble cause and to celebrate World Blood Donors Day’.Transworld, as part of its CSR programme,…Read More

Experts for latest tech to boost farming

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Experts at a recently held international seminar have called for promotion of environment-friendly agricultural practices like precision cultivation to increase productivity and to reduce the input cost.The seminar titled Technology, Energy and Natural Resources was arranged by the Department of Environmental Sciences of GC University, Faisalabad (GCUF), and was presided over by Acting Vice Chancellor and Faculty of Science and Technology Dean Dr Naureen Aziz Qureshi.In his…Read More

Building partnership vital for better environment

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: UNICEF has called upon the government of Pakistan, bilateral and multilateral donors to make further commitments to the water and sanitation sector in the country as due to the inadequate sanitation Pakistan has to bear economic losses totaling $5.7 billion each year.These remarks were expressed by speakers at a recently held two-day national workshop, co-hosted by UNICEF and the Water and Sanitation Programme (WSP) of the World Bank."Poor sanitation, hygiene and lack of…Read More

PSO upgrades technological system

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The public sectors company - Pakistan State Oil (PSO), has successfully upgraded its internal SAP system to the latest ECC 6.0 version in order to streamline its operational efficiency.The upgrading process involved seamless integration of 12 SAP modules, a database of over 1500 GB of data and the profiles and access protocols of over 500 SAP users, says a new release here.The entire system enhancement process has been carried out jointly by the PSO Information Communication…Read More

Mobilink launches HTC with multiple features

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Mobilink has launched the HTC One exclusively for its customers across Pakistan.The HTC One comes with Andriod OS version 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and weighs just 143g. It has a display screen of 4.7 inches with full HD 1080p visual capability. The phone also has a powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon 600 quad-core 1.7 GHz processor, a micro SIM slot, 2GB DDR2 RAM, inbuilt storage of 32 or 64 GB as well as dual camera features, says a press release issued here."Mobilink continues to…Read More

CERN director sees more coop with local scientists

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan is in a better position to achieve stronger links with the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) than some other countries, said Steve Myers, the Director for CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) particle accelerator."Countries that apply for associate member status must have scientific infrastructure that is compatible with what we have at CERN," said Myers while talking to media here adding Pakistan has the necessary infrastructure to benefit…Read More