Day: November 24, 2014

Experts call for integrated approach for natural water conservation

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Showing grave concern over the depleting resources of water in Pakistan and its negative impacts on the overall national life, speakers at a gathering stressed the need for conserving this natural resource through integrated efforts on the part of all stakeholders. They were speaking at the 2nd annual network meeting of Green Office (GO) of WWF-Pakistan in Islamabad. Theme for this year’s event was "Sustainable Water Management". The meeting was attended…Read More

Experts urge youth to focus energies on entrepreneurship through S&T

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Highlighting the rising significance of science and technology in blogs development, social media and national development, experts at a seminar stressed upon the youth to focus on entrepreneurial approach and innovations as it would not only enhance capacity building but also saves time as well as makes them easier to reach out to target audience along with products. The seminar titled "Science and technology and blogs development" has recently been…Read More

Check on mercury amalgam stressed to save environment

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article image MONITORING REPORT ISB: Mercury emitted from dental amalgam badly affects human beings, aquatic and terrestrial animals, micro-organisms, plants and the entire environment, said Dr. M. Khawaja from SDPI while speaking at a global meeting of experts on "South, South-East Asian Summit for Mercury Free Dentistry". Asian Center for Environmental Health has recently organized the meeting in Dhaka in association with World Alliance for Mercury Free Dentistry (WAMFD) and Washington…Read More

Fishermen release three captured shark whales

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Fishermen along the Karachi coast have the released three whale sharks they captured in the offshore waters of Pakistan. "These fishermen were trained by the WWF-Pakistan for the release of the shark wales," said World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) Pakistan’s Communications Officer, Asif Ali Sandeelo while confirming the news. An 18-ft large whale shark had got entangled in the tuna gillnets about 73 km southeast of Karachi in the sea waters. In…Read More

Arpatech firm attends GITEX Tech Week in Dubai

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Arpatech Pvt. Ltd has recently represented Pakistan at GITEX Technology Week 2014 organized in Dubai World Trade Centre. The experience at GITEX was astonishing and we encourage Pakistani IT companies, as the Technology Times is doing in creating awareness about science and and technology and ICTs, to participate in such leading international events, said an official of the company while sharing details of the Week. "We have made a short film of what…Read More

P@SHA confers annual awards on leading IT companies

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT (P@SHA) organized its 11th annual P@SHA ICT Awards-2014 ceremony at an impressive ceremony Islamabad. On the occasion, P@SHA President Jehan Ara said the P@SHA ICT Awards is aimed at recognising the software and service applications by providing an opportunity to gain local, regional and international exposure, besides acknowledging creativity, innovation and excellence in local ICTs sector. Elaborating, she said that the…Read More

Students present research projects at Intel fair

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STAFF REPORT LHR: Students from across the Punjab province have presented research-based projects in various categories like biology, chemistry, computer sciences, mathematics and physics at a science fair recently held in the city.Over 190 students and 57 teachers from the province registered in the fair with a total of 151 projects. The winners will be eligible to compete at the National Science Fair, which will take place in Islamabad early next year.Projects will be assessed by a panel…Read More

Modern research must for progress on biosaline farming

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: President of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Dr Attaur Rahman, has unfolded that Pakistani scientists are involved in the field of biosaline agriculture’ in order to grow maize, wheat, rice and other crops using seawater. "Pakistanis is already confronting with water shortage while the global warming will cause a massive drought across the world over the next 20 years. Socio-economic development is no longer dependent on natural resources. Knowledge has…Read More

British Council pledges support for LCWU projects

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STAFF REPORT LHR: The Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) is playing a significant role in women empowerment and the British Council will continue its cooperation for strengthening the institution and its projects, CEO British Council Pakistan Sir Martin Davidson has said. "The efforts of LCWU are on right direction in taking the lead in being one of the first universities to launch the programme and took keen interest in the projects showcased by the students," he said…Read More

Expert calls for more focus on sustainable cotton

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Sustainable Cotton Production in Pakistan’s Cotton Ginning SMEs (SPRING) Project Coordinator Masood Khan said that there was a dire need to produce better cotton in the country. "For foreign exchange, it is also considered as one of the major crops in the country," Masood said this while speaking to a group of journalists during a visit to World Wide Fund Pakistan’s Sustainable Agriculture Programme (SAP) in Bahawalpur. The media team visited the…Read More