Day: July 1, 2014

Ufone Ramadan offer is back!

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Pakistan’s favorite cellular service, Ufone, is back yet again with its popular Ramazan offer, whereby Ufone customers will be able to make unlimited calls between Sahar and Iftaar to all Ufone, Vfone and PTCL numbers for just Rs 4+ tax/day.The offer could be availed by just dialing *4# from handsets.This offer is truly unlimited and has no additional charges. The offer has shown remarkable success back in 2012 and 2013 and so has been launched once again for the esteemed Ufone family…Read More

Pakistan low in mobile broadb and infrastructure despite high usage

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan has scored low in mobile broadband infrastructure despite high use by subscribers, reveals a recently conducted survey on Pakistan. "Pakistan scored 2.09 out of 10, ranking 25 out of the 26 developing telecom markets in mobile broadband connectivity," the statistics of the study sponsored by Nokia explain. For measuring the score, the study titled "Connectivity Scorecard 2013" took into account key criteria such as consumer…Read More

CHAR JI internet device set to be launched

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STAFF REPORT ISB: As the mobile phone industry is experiencing a transitional phase from 2G to 3G, 4G technology in Pakistan after the auction of this technology licences auction fetching a huge investment, the subscribers are going to be offered a latest broadband gadget while on the go, it has been learnt reliably. "Our company is going to roll out a broadband gadget named CHAR JI’ (4G LTE) in near future that carries diversified features allowing its users to have round the clock…Read More

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Higher education, Science and Technology imperative for socio-economic development

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article image MONITORING REPORT RIYADH: Higher education, science and technology are imperatives for the socioeconomic development, is the key message of the annual technical seminar organized by the Institute of Engineers Pakistan, Saudi Arabian Center recently Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Keynote speaker Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman, the first scientist from the Muslim world, to have won the prestigious UNESCO Science Prize and the recipient of highest national civil award in Pakistan, said in his lecture titled &…Read More

Dr. Soomro joins Tech TV as chairperson

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: President of ECO Science Foundation (ECOSF), Dr. Manzoor H. Soomro, has joined the Tech TV, as its honorary Chairperson . Tech TV is a web-based TV channel which specifically focuses on science and technology, its promotion and related researches as well as achievements simultaneously in Pakistan, SAARC states and the Muslim world, in addition to other sectors like environment, agriculture, education, information technology. "It is a great honour to serve as…Read More

PSF gives awards to participants of Intel world Science and Engineering fair

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The participants of Pakistani students in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held recently in Los Angeles, US, have been awarded cash prizes and gifts at the Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) to appreciate their talent. Belonging from more than 70 countries, Intel ISEF 2014 is an opportunity for the best young minds in the world to come together to share innovative ideas, showcase brilliant projects, and compete for more than $4 million in awards…Read More

House-hunting goes mobile with world Lamudi app

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Leading property portal Lamudi is going mobile as it has launched a new iPhone app for house-hunters in emerging markets. The app, Lamudi: Real Estate for Sale and Rent, features a wide selection of agency and property listings, giving global house-hunters a free platform to find real estate on the go. From today, properties in Pakistan, Morocco, Mexico and Colombia will be featured on the app. Listings from across Lamudi’s network of 28 countries in Asia, the…Read More

Air University students fly solar energy-powered UAV

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The Air University, Islamabad, has achieved a high objective as its final year students have successfully flown country’s first-ever solar energy-powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). The Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC), Kamra, and the Tesla Solar-PV Technologies helped the Air University students develop the UAV as a commercial product for applications requiring extended duration flights. According to Aamir Hussain, Chief Executive Officer of Tesla Solar-PV…Read More

Pakistani re-inventing internet in Silicon Valley

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article image MONITORING REPORT ISB: Wedge is part of the Open Compute Project (OCP) which is being led by Najam Ahmad, the Director of Technical Operations at Facebook. Najam, who was born in Karachi, holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from NED University of Engineering and Technology and later on went to do his Master of Science in Telecommunication Protocols and Computer Science from George Washington University. Prior to Facebook, Najam was General Manager of Global Networking Services at…Read More

Youth need to be encouraged to adopt farming

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: More and more people particularly youth should be encouraged to adopt the agriculture field and give the farmers their due and right profit. Progress and prosperity cannot be achieved unless we make agriculture profitable. Agricultural scientists, policy makers and NGO activists work hard for the development of rural community through introducing of new agricultural practices and innovations. PARC Chairman Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad said this while addressing at a two-day…Read More