Day: November 25, 2013

Pakistan focusing more multiple research facilities for plasma physics

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Collaboration among scientists and experts is very important for the development of human societies and creating harmony in the world; scientists work not only for the satisfaction of their curiosity to understand the universe, but they also want to search new principles and invent new technology for the benefit of mankind. Renowned speakers from the science community, during the recently held five-day First International College on Plasma Physics’ highlighted the…Read More

NAYS announces Best Young Scientists Award 2013

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STAFF REPORT IBD: The National Academy of Young Scientists (NAYS) has announced "Best Young Scientists Award 2013" for veterinary sciences. In continuation of this award series, the Academy has announced awards for 2013, at a ceremony recently organized in collaboration with the University of Agriculture Peshawar (AUP), and TechTV. Winners are selected by eminent, dedicated jury members. According to the results, Maryam Javed from the University of Vet. and Animal Sciences,…Read More

PTA blocks IP addresses, SIMs to curb grey traffic

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: As part of its crackdown on grey traffic’, the Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) has blocked more than 200,000 internet protocol (IP) addresses, 1,382 mobile SIMs, and 3,160 phones/devices through their IMEI numbers during the past month. According to details, the authority has begun monitoring grey traffic since early October and is blocking IP addresses automatically when they are not in the PTA whitelist. As part of the effort, the existing whitelist has…Read More

Speakers for re-evaluating Iran gas pricing

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan’s growing energy needs can be substantially met through import of gas from Iran through the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project. However, there is a need to re-evaluate the gas pricing mechanism for the purpose. This was stated by Dr. Abid Suleri, Executive Director SDPI, at a press conference recently held in Islamabad. The press conference came as a follow-up to the recent statement by Hamid Raza, Managing Director of National Iranian Gas Company (…Read More

Hybrid seeds can bring green revolution

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STAFF REPORT FSD: Terming corn a profitable crop for farmers, agricultural experts have advised farmers to use best quality corn hybrid seeds to increase the production, saying that private sector needs to be encouraged to introduce new seed varieties so that crop’s productivity could be enhanced. They expressed these views during their recent visit to a hybrid corn field trial site, which serves as a learning centre for farmers in Gojra, Punjab. The visit was organised by Monsanto…Read More

Bio-diesel can substantially meet energy requirements

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The Renewable and Alternative Energy Association of Pakistan (REAP) has called upon the government to introduce legislation on the cultivation of bio-diesel in the country and ensure passage of the Bio-Fuel Act 2013 from the parliament. "The legislation on the bio-fuel (Jatropha plant) would provide a congenial atmosphere for the foreign investments as well," said Bio-Diesel Coordinator of the REAP, Rana Tauseef Iqbal while talking to media. He said…Read More

E-health has potential to control epidemics

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STAFF REPORT KHI: The COMSATS Institute of Information Technology in collaboration with World Health Organisation (WHO) has recently organised a programme on e-health and how it could play a crucial role in controlling epidemics such as polio and dengue fever through an effective surveillance system. Speaking on the occasion, Dow University of Health Science’s (DUHS) Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Masood Hameed Khan said, everyday, across the world, countries are making improvements in their…Read More

25 million tons wheat production target set up

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The Federal Committee on Agriculture (FCA) has set up 25 million tons wheat production target during the Rabi 2013-14 with availability of fertilizer during December and January. The meeting held at the PARC headquarters with Federal Food Minister Sikandar Hayat Bosan in the chair, reviewed the kharif crops 2013-14 and to plan production target Rabi Crops 2013-14 for major food crop wheat, gram, lentil, potato, onion, oilseed like rapeseed, mustard and to address…Read More

Pakistan, Argentina agree for S and T cooperation

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STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan and Argentina enjoy close and cordial relations and there is need to learn from each other’s experiences and adopt best practices in the field of science and technology. Federal Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid said this during his meeting with a three-member delegation headed by Member of National Assembly of Argentinian, Julia Arpestina Perie, who has recently called on him in Islamabad. During the meeting, the areas of mutual interest,…Read More

UCL, LCWU jointly launch climate change subjects

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STAFF REPORT LHR: Warid Telecom has sold more University College London (UCL) UK and Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) have joined hands to introduce courses on environment, climate change and sustainable development in various disciplines of natural sciences, social sciences and humanities to be taught at BS and MS levels. According to details, the Higher Education Link Project between Environmental Science Department of LCWU and Department of Civil, Environment and Geomatic…Read More