Day: July 6, 2014

3G-4G has potential to open window of agriculture turnaround

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article image STAFF REPORT RWP: Pakistan is now vulnerable to multiple problems like declining per acre yields, water shortage, pest attacks on crops and lack of information on latest farming techniques. However, following the launch of the 3G-4G technologies in the country we can ensure a big revolution in the farming sector by creating awareness among all stakeholders particularly farming community as it would help them a lot in having enhanced per acre yields through improved farming practices. …Read More

PTA starts conducting QoS survey on 3G rollout

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: As cellular mobile operators (CMOs) has started rolling out next-generation mobile broadband services, the PTA has started to train its staff and upgrade equipment to conduct the first-ever quality of service (QoS) and quality of . experience (QoE) survey at the end of 2014 - the industry’s deadline for first phase of rollout obligations. The authority has recently completed staff training at its headquarters with the aim to impart knowledge and skills to its…Read More

Govt making efforts to boost industrial sector

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Highlighted the need for addressing industrialisation as a solitary goal in the forthcoming post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Federal Minister for Industries and Production Ghulam Murtaza Khan Jatoi has said the government was promoting Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development (ISID) to harness full potential of the industry. He said at a consultative workshop on "Unido future cooperation with MoIP-Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial…Read More

Microsoft, HEC partner to benefit 156 varsities

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STAFF REPORT KHI: Microsoft Pakistan and the HEC have recently arranged an Academic Day to reinforce an ongoing education alliance agreement to offer Microsoft software, technical skills, certified training and infrastructure development to institutions of higher learning. According to details, over 156 universities in Pakistan will benefit from the programme which will help students and educators in Pakistan realize their full potential. The contract between the two organizations…Read More

Experts stress nuclear technology to address energy needs

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Experts and scholars at a recently held seminar-cum-workshop while discussing issues related to peaceful use of nuclear technology and non-proliferation regime have stressed the international community to understand the energy needs and security compulsions of Pakistan. The event, organised by the Strategic Vision Institute (SVI), was aimed at analysing the current issues in the field of peaceful uses of nuclear technology, non-proliferation as well as nuclear safety…Read More

Pak teachers awarded 6 medals at world contest

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistani teachers have won six medals including one gold and two silvers in an international teaching competition recently held at Turkey. According to details, as many as 344 teachers from different countries participated in the 2nd International Teaching Knowledge Competition titled, "Teachers are Competing," to show their skills in English, Turkish, math, biology, physics, computer, chemistry, junior section and preschool categories, the Technology Times…Read More

Experts show concern over declining mango orchards

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article image Staff Report Isb: Mango experts, farmers, academia and researchers showed a great concern over the fast decreasing mango orchards in Sindh. Speaking at a two-day "Conceptual Workshop on Pre- and Post-Harvest Management Interventions", growers said they are facing field problems, like lack of orchard management practices, water shortage and attack of fruit fly on the king of fruits mango and losing their source of income. The event was organized by the Australia-Pakistan…Read More

M-banking network reaches over 125,000 mark

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The introduction of new players has helped the overall numbers of agents of m-banking network to touch over 125,000 mark till March 2014. New players in the m-banking market can further expand the existing base of m-banking network as a healthy competition in the market and reduces the cost of m-banking transactions while new products and business models are launched considering the consumer requirements. The PTA aims to provide an enabling environment for mobile banking…Read More

PTA starts drive for technology, skills upgrade

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article image STAFF REPORTER KARACHI: As Pakistan starts to embrace newly-introduced mobile broadband technology, the telecom sector’s regulator is upgrading technology as well as skills of its officers - a move aimed at monitoring the quality of service (QoS) parameters for third-generation (3G) and 4G mobile services. The Pakistan Telecom­munication Authority (PTA) concluded a two-day training programme in collaboration with NEMO Anite, a Finnish company, in Islamabad. Purpose of the event was…Read More

Govt plans to enhance tech education enrolment by 50pc

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The government under its Vision on Education is emphasizing on vocational and technical education as its numbers will be increased to 50 percent of all secondary enrolment by 2025. The technical and vocational education institutions are being emphasized to collaborate with businesses in identifying equipment and teaching materials in accordance with the skills required by businesses (re-engineering the curricula). "The vocational training facilities, polytechnic…Read More