Day: October 23, 2014

COMSATS takes pride in carrying Dr. Abdus Salams vision forward

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article image Staff Report ISB: While marking the 20th anniversary of COMSATS, scientists and researchers are of the unanimous view that the COMSATS is playing a vibrant role achieving its set goals by adopting a multifaceted strategy that is based on advocacy of SandT; capacity building, and South-South cooperation. They considered the establishment of COMSATS as one of the Prof. Dr. Abdus Salam’s desires that were fulfilled by Pakistan, also saying the COMSATS should further strengthen…Read More

Farm investment to boost productivity, reduce poverty

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: President Mamnoon Hussain has said that greater attention and investment in agriculture will increase productivity, reduce poverty, improve balance of trade, generate employment, check rural migration and increase GDP growth in the country. "The government is committed to turn agriculture into a fully-viable economic industry. It believes in alleviating issues faced by small farmers and considers them as the backbone of the rural economy," said the president…Read More

Envoy shows interest in Pak, Japan varsities coop

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article image STAFF REPORT RWP: Japanese Ambassador Hiroshi Inomata has hoped that future academic linkages and other pedagogic agreements between universities of both the countries will benefit faculty and students. He said this during his recent visit to the Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU). His wife was accompanied him during the visit. During his meeting with the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Samina Amin Qadir, matters of mutual interest were discussed. The VC apprised him about the…Read More

Pakistan, US take initiative for ICT trade mission

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MONITORING REPORT ISB: The United States and Pakistan have recently concluded a five-day mission to promote trade and investment in information and communication technology (ICT). "Pakistan’s Board of Investment Chairman Miftah Ismail and US Ambassador to Pakistan Richard G. Olson were leading the mission to Washington and California’s Silicon Valley," said a statement issued by the US State Department. During the mission, a delegation of 20 Pakistani government and business…Read More

PCRWR report declares 8 water brands unsafe for usage

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) has found eight mineral water brands unsafe for human consumption as they contain chemicals and germs. According to a PCRWR report, water samples of as many as 65 brands were collected from the open markets of Islamabad, Peshawar, Lahore, Bahawalpur, Karachi and Quetta. The report says nature provides water which is essential to sustain life, and access to safe drinking water is the basic human right. But…Read More

Enrollment open for Cambridge Schools Conference

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STAFF REPORT KHI: Registrations are now open for the Cambridge Schools Conference, an annual conference attended by Cambridge teachers from across the globe. The conference will be held at Northshore College of Business and Technology, Colombo, from December 3-5, 2014, under the theme Inspiring teaching, inspiring learning. It will explore the methodologies and best practices to promote inspiring classroom practice. The conference will provide a platform for discussion on topics affecting…Read More

Winners of Cleantech competition awarded

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid has stressed on the importance of innovation and termed science and technology a tool for developing countries like Pakistan to face the challenges of globalization. Addressing an awards-giving ceremony of winners of Cleantech Pakistan competition 2014, he highlighted the efforts which the present government is doing for the promotion and advancement of science and technology in the country. The awards were conferred…Read More

Oil firms CEOs, MDs attend pre-ATC meet

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Chief Executive Officers and Managing Directors of exploration and production sector companies operating in Pakistan have attended the pre-conference meeting of Annual Technical Conference ATC 2014 here. The meeting was chaired by Khurshid A. Minhas Chairman of ATC 2014 and Abdul Wahid Chughtai, President PAPG, in connection with administrative and event sponsorship of the upcoming conference (ATC) 2014 scheduled to be held on November 25-26 at the Pakistan China…Read More

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CMPak shifts to Teradata

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KARACHI: Teradata, the big data analytics and marketing applications company, and China Mobile Pakistan (CMPak), the fastest growing telecommunications provider in Pakistan, has announced that the company is replacing their existing data warehouse systems with Teradata technology, according to a press release.China Mobile Pakistan, the only 3G+4G mobile operator in Pakistan which is the fully-owned subsidiary of China Mobile Communications Corporation, is ranked third in Pakistan in terms of…Read More

German, Pak universities start B.Ed in tech education

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Two Pakistani and a German university have launched BEd in Technical Education, which is a pre-service study programme to train a new generation of teachers imparting technical and vocational education and training (TVET). The one-year postgraduate study programme is a venture of the University of Punjab, the Virtual University (VU) of Pakistan and the Technical University of Kaiserslautern. Punjab University Vice Chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran launched the new study…Read More