Day: January 13, 2015

All stakeholders on same page to make Pakistan science conscious

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article image Staff report ISLAMABAD: Scientists, experts and stakeholders at a consultative workshop have agreed to take forward the mission of popularization as well as creation of awareness of science and technology across the country with full potential by enhancing collaboration with those organizations working in this field on volunteer basis. The consultative workshop on a theme "Making Pakistan Science Conscious" was recently held on the premises of Pakistan Academy of Sciences…Read More

Technology Times celebrates 5th anniversary

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: While reiterating its resolve to explore more horizons especially in the fields of science and technology, IT, agriculture and environment, science education, the Technology Times, the Pakistan’s first newspaper of its kind covering these specific areas, has celebrated its fourth anniversary in Islamabad. A cake-cutting ceremony was held on the premises of the publication in Islamabad to celebrate the anniversary, which was attended by all the staff members along…Read More

Pakistan 4th biggest user of Bt cotton seeds

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Bt cotton is being cultivated on 83 per cent of the total sowing area under the crop in Pakistan, which the fourth biggest user of Bt cotton seeds in the world. "The Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) seeds are sown mostly in Punjab (82.65pc) and Sindh (83.23pc)," said Federal Textile Minister Abbas Khan Afridi told the National Assembly during the current session. He said that the gene used in local varieties was Mon 531 or Cry1AC, and its patent had expired,…Read More

LUMS, 1LINK join hands for financial services

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STAFF REPORT LHR: The Lahore University of Management Sciences Lahore (LUMS) has entered into partnership with the 1LINK in order to provide financial services to its students. Through this agreement, the LUMS students would be able to pay their fees through any 1Link member bank’s Alternate Delivery Channels (Mobile Banking, Internet Banking, ATMs, IVR and Call Centres). This has marked the first time that an educational institution in Pakistan has partnered with 1LINK, Pakistan’s…Read More

PTCL unveils Get More, Spend Less Charji offer

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: In order to expand its ever growing user base, PTCL has offered another package to Internet maniacs. The Get More! Spend Less!’ offer gives 50 GB data at the price of 25 GB and 100 GB for the price of 50 GB on all CharJi devices. According to the PTCL, the volumes of CharJi Chrome and CharJi Gold packages have been doubled for potential CharJi EVO customers. The enhanced volumes are valid for a period of 1 year from the time of purchase, covering about 90…Read More

IT ministry gets top position among all ministries

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The Ministry of Information Technology (IT) has scored maximum marks in a survey conducted by the government about the performance of ministries.The government of Pakistan had conducted the survey to check the performance of its all ministries. Ten ministries were examined in the survey. According to the survey results, the IT Ministry scored six marks out of ten marks whereas all other ministries scored less than six. Last year, the ministry also managed to auction 3G…Read More

LG offers latest technology in HD TV

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STAFF REPORT LHR: LG Electronics (LG) has successfully unveiled a new 4K ULTRA HD TV with quantum dot technology as a new component of its expanded TV lineup at the 2015 International CES® in Las Vegas. According to details, LG’s 4K ULTRA HD TVs with quantum dot technology will offer a wider color palette and improved color saturation than conventional LCD TVs and will be available in 2015 to complement LG’s other ULTRA HD TV and OLED TV offerings. The LG’s quantum dot technology…Read More

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PCRWR finds 10 mineral water brands hazardous

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) has found 10 mineral water brands in the country unsafe due to chemicals and contamination.These brands included Dewan Water Express, Aqua National, Natur Aqua, Butt Water, Best Natural, Noble, AFRA, NASH, Aftab Qarshi and Ideal Life were found unsafe by the PCRWR, shows the PCRWR quarterly monitoring report. The PCRWR has been tasked for quarterly monitoring of mineral water brands and publicise the results to…Read More