Day: February 17, 2015

PakTurk students win National Intel Science Fair with basket of awards

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The students of PakTurk have stolen the 11th National Intel Science and Engineering Fair, 2015-Islamabad, by winning 1 Grand-Winner Award, 11 Best of Category Awards and 4 Special Awards on 24 classified projects. According to the results, Shadab Rasool Buriro of PakTurk International Schools and Colleges, Khairpur Campus, was declared the Grand Winner at the contest. Now he will represent Pakistan at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) 2015,…Read More

PASTIC holds training workshop on tools, tech

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Research is an essential part of the development of society. Having knowledge of effective methods is compulsory for conducing fruitful research. Most of research scholars across the country are not aware of information collection, processing and dissemination by using modern tools and techniques. Keeping in view this situation, the PASTIC National Centre, Islamabad, has organized a three-day basic hands-on training workshop on research tools and techniques from…Read More

HEC approves 300 cases for USAID scholarships

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has approved cases of 300 shortlisted students under a Pakistan-USAID scholarship programme. The decision has been taken at a meeting of the Scholarship Management Committee held recently in Islamabad.HEC Executive Director, Dr. Mansoor Akbar Kundi, appreciated the USAID for assisting Pakistan in the education sector and its support to establish high-class educational centres with qualified professionals. "Since 2004, 1,807…Read More

USEFP hosts orientation for 40 teachers

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The US Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) has hosted the pre-departure orientation for 40 teachers participating in the Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Pakistan Programme in Islamabad. The TEA Programme sends outstanding secondary school teachers from around the globe to US to further develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills and increase their knowledge about the hosting US. The TEA programme for Pakistani teachers…Read More

Cyber laws to be made in light of NAP: Anusha

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STAFF REPORT ISB: On the direction of the National Assembly Standing Committee on IT and Telecom, the technical committee comprising technical and legal experts and MNAs has started reviewing the proposed prevention of electronic crime bill 2015. Minister for IT and Telecom Anusha Rahman has recently chaired the first session of "bill review meeting" here in Islamabad. Special Assistants to PM Khawaja Zaheer Ahmad, Barrister Zafarullah Khan, Maj (R) Tahir Iqbal, Sardar Awais Khan…Read More

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PTCL Triple~E Internship programme for youth development completed

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: PTCL landmark project of developing the youth through its Triple~E Programme has recently been concluded successfully, where over 400 graduates from across the country benefited. The Triple~E Programme, started two years back, provides a year-long opportunity to fresh graduates for learning and development through hands-on training, live projects, job rotations, exposure to a fast-paced corporate culture and cutting-edge information and communication technologies. …Read More

Research promotion stressed for food security

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Acting Chairman PARC, Dr. Nadeem Amjad, has stressed the need for coordinated efforts to promote agriculture research to ensure food security in the country. He was addressing a farewell reception organized in the honour of former Chief Scientific Officer and Member Social Sciences Division PARC Dr. Sharif Kalu. Dr. Nadeem said that agriculture scientists have to work in coordination with each other to promote agriculture sector of the country adding that promotion of…Read More

Microsoft GM sees potential in IT sector

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STAFF REPORT KHI: Microsoft General Manager of North Africa, East-Mediterranean and Pakistan Region, Leila Serhan, has said that there is huge potential in the Information Technology (IT) sector in Pakistan and hoped that this sector would grow dramatically in just two to three years. Leila, while talking to media in Islamabad, said that the Microsoft is bringing a strategy of mobile first, cloud first to Pakistan and "we see tremendous opportunities for individuals, businesses, and…Read More

World moot on IT services in Mauritius in June

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article image MONITORING REPORT ISB: The University of Mauritius, in collaboration with the Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications, Hong Kong, will host the third International Conference on Digital Information Processing, e-Business and Cloud Computing from June 29 to 1 July this year. The conference will serve as a forum for scientists and engineers to present latest research findings, ideas, and papers in diverse areas of computer science, wireless communications, cloud…Read More

ATDC delegation visits CEBG Okara dairy farm

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: A delegation of Agri Tourism and Development Corporation of Pakistan has recently visited CEBG Okara on dairy farming of various imported as well as national breeds. During the visit, Commandment CEBG Col Dr. Mahboob Butt introduced the CEBG, their role in genetic improvement of dairy animals and their future strategies. The delegation was very much impressed after seeing working of the CEBG team in best labs of the country with all those necessary technologies. …Read More