Day: February 17, 2014

Pakistan fast heading towards becoming CERN associate member

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan is fast heading towards becoming associate member of the CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research) as its capabilities particularly in the area of science and nuclear research have been found satisfactory. Recently a four-member technical team from the CERN, headed by Dr Sergio Bertolucci, has visited Pakistan to assess its capabilities in the field of science and nuclear research. "Pakistan’s nuclear research capability is satisfactory as we…Read More

PAEC designs long-term storage facilities for spent fuel

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) has completed lot of work on designing long-term storage facilities for the spent fuel from KANUPP and Chashma Nuclear power plants and actual implementation will begin soon after the completion of these facilities. "For dealing with the spent fuel from nuclear power plants, several satisfactory options are available," official sources told this scribe adding very small volume of the spent fuel involved, makes it…Read More

Farmers sensitised on production, best use of loans

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: In its endeavor to improve access to finance to the farming community, State Bank of Pakistan has been conducting financial literacy and awareness programmes for farmers at grass root level. Kamran Bakhshi, Senior Joint Director, Agricultural Credit and Microfinance Department, SBP, said this while addressing a one-day Farmers’ Financial Literacy and Awareness programme on Agricultural Financing’ in collaboration with the Bank of Khyber at District Dera Ismail…Read More

Zong, RTA launch exclusive van service for women

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Taking further the government of Punjab’s objective of women empowerment, Al-Abrar Associates, RTA (Regional Transport Authority) and ZonG have joined hands to launch a women exclusive van service - "Tabeer" for the commuting women of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Lack of safe, secure, comfortable and economic transport is one of the reasons that even skilled and educated women are unable to break out of the cycle of grinding poverty. In rush hours men crowd…Read More

Stricter action needed to nip grey trafficking: Anusha

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rehman has said that thousands of illegal SIMs have been blocked through the SIM detection system and, 390,000 suspected local IP addresses have also been blocked. She stated this while chairing a follow-up meeting regarding monitoring of grey traffic under ICT arrangements at the Ministry of IT. Federal Secretary for IT Akhlaq Ahmad Tarar, PTA Chairman Dr Ismail Shah, telecom member and senior officials of the…Read More

ECOSF, EvK2CNR Foundation agree on joint mountain research

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STAFF REPORT IBD: EvK2CNR Foundation and ECO Science Foundation have agreed to collaborate for promotion of scientific research on environment, sustainable development, generation of knowledge and promotion of education. This consensus was developed when a delegation of EvK2CNR Foundation, headed by its President Agostino Da Polenza called on President of ECO Science Foundation (ECOSF) Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro in Islamabad to discuss collaboration between the two organizations…Read More

Students present innovative solutions at energy fair

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STAFF REPORT IBD: In order to find solutions to Pakistan’s chronic energy crisis, students presented innovative scientific techniques at a recently organized fair. A total of 130 projects were displayed by the students of the Khaldunia High School at the annual science fair. The canopy set up on the school ground was buzzing with energy with most projects proving helpful in solving Pakistan’s energy crisis.Faris Khan, an 11th grader, stood proud next to his project, a Van de Graaf…Read More

Nano-tech Foundation to be established soon

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STAFF REPORT IBD: In order to keep up with the rapid technological advancement, a Foundation for Nanotechnology will be established soon to build international, public and private collaboration and alliances with strategic partners in order to acquire new technologies. "The Pakistan Foundation for Nanotechnology would formulate five and 10-year plans for nanotechnology and help entrepreneurs set up new companies and move successful innovations to technological clusters," said an…Read More

Pak team show culture at Shell Eco-marathon

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MONITORING REPORT IBD: The eco-planet team from UiTM Shah Alam has won in the UrbanConcept hydrogen fuel cell class race at the Shell eco-Marathon Asia 2014 held in Manila. The 18-member winning squad also broke the race record, clocking 44.5km/kWh equivalent. The four-day event held at a street circuit at Luneta Park, Manila, attracted students of institutions of higher learning from all across Asia including Pakistan who competed to build the most energy efficient vehicle. More than 100…Read More

Ministries, govt departments to have e-office system

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STAFF REPORT IBD: The E-Office System in all Federal Ministries and its Divisions will be rolled out within the stipulated time period which would significantly enhance their performance. In this regard, multiple teams have been constituted in accordance with the nature of tasks and relevant to the human resource expertise. "Aacquisition of Data Center Facility for e-Office Hosting, signing of contract for e-office and middle software with the vendors, gathering and analysis of…Read More