Day: January 10, 2014

Pakistan desperately needs IT-based health management system

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article image BY MIRZA ABDUL ALEEM BAIG IBD: The health system in developing countries has changed radically during the last few years from a centralized system to a decentralized mechanism significantly bringing positive changes in the overall health system. However, Pakistan is still taking shallow’ initiatives in this field with having no mature approach to tackle the decades old core issues in the relevant field. The implementation of health management information system (HMIS), which…Read More

Chinese top company keen to invest in energy projects

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MONITORING REPORT IBD: Chinese company, Three Gorges Corporation (CTG), has evinced keen interest in the upcoming energy projects in Pakistan and assured its continued support in hydel, coal, wind and solar energy projects. Chen Fei, the President of the CTG, said this while talking to Federal Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif who met him during his recent visit to China. During the meeting, they exchanged views on enhancing collaboration in the energy sector. It is…Read More

PTA allows all CMOs to use 3G spectrum on test basis

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STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has so far decided to grant permission to all Cellular Mobile Operators (CMOs) to use 3G spectrums on test basis and also wrote a letter to the Frequency Allocation Board (FAB) in this regard. According to sources, PTA in its letter has recommended granting permission for use of 3G-spectrum frequency on conditional basis to all CMOs prior to the much-delayed spectrum auction for next generation. If the board allows, the CMOs…Read More

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Pakistani youth declared top in world of mathematics

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STAFF REPORT IBD: Shahzaib Ali Abbasi, 18, has been declared top in the world for mathematics in the Cambridge O-level examinations held by the University of Cambridge, UK. He has also achieved regional distinction in O-Level in computer studies. His latest achievement is getting the coveted mention in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) 2013 held in Colombia, South America, and a mention in the Asia Pacific Mathematics Olympiad, among other accolades. Shahzaib is studying…Read More

UNESCO, PSF create awareness about science

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STAFF REPORT IBD: The Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF), Private Schools Network, Embassy of France, UNESCO and other stakeholders have taken the initiative to create awareness about science, especially on energy, among youth of the country. Additional Secretary, MoST, Najib Khawar Awan, said this on the occasion of cash prizes and certificates distribution ceremony to the winners of different competitions in the closing ceremony of the recently held two-day Students Fete (festival) on…Read More

Belgian, Pakistani varsities to promote research coop

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STAFF REPORT IBD: Higher Education Commission Chairman Engr Syed Imtiaz Hussain Gilani in a meeting with Ambassador of Belgium in Pakistan Peter Claes discussed prospects of cooperation between Pakistani and Belgian universities. During the meeting, both of them agreed to encourage higher learning institutions in their countries to conduct joint research after identifying areas of mutual interest. The HEC chairman briefed the ambassador about institution to institution collaborations…Read More

Hybrid technology cars only option to meet energy crisis

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STAFF REPORT LHR: In order to minimize dependence on costly petrol in the wake of energy crisis, the hybrid cars introduction in the country is a big progress in this regard. Though, initially, the car manufacturers are fully aware of the consumers’ needs and are planning on how and when to introduce such vehicles in the country. "The company will closely monitor the sales after which a decision will be made on further diversification in family cars in Pakistan," said…Read More

Chinese support for N-power stations to end energy crisis

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STAFF REPORT IBD: The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) has lauded the decision of China to construct two nuclear power stations to meet Pakistan’s energy needs. "The loan facility of $ 6.5 billion by China for a single project would not only reduce the energy crisis but also bring the two countries more closer," said FPCCI President Zubair Ahmed Malik, while talking to media. He said that the move would reduce load-shedding by 15 per cent,…Read More

Enhanced farm yields stressed to h and le food insecurity

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article image STAFF REPORT FSD: Food insecurity is badly affecting 60 per cent of Pakistan’s population, however, the agriculture scientists need to take effective initiatives to ensure increase in per acre yield. University of Agriculture Vice Chancellor Iqrar Ahmad Khan said this while talking to media. He urged the agricultural scientists to help increase food production to feed the rapidly growing population. The world’s population would reach nine billion by the year 2050, which would…Read More

National Science Bee contest held at NUST

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STAFF REPORT IBD: The NUST Science Society has recently held its annual Science Bee Competition in official partnership with Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan Limited (CCBPL), at the School of Chemical and Materials Engineering (SCME) at the NUST campus. The event was a science based competition open to high school and university students from across Pakistan, and was designed to challenge them on a theoretical and practical level. The two-day event began with the teams being split into…Read More