Day: April 5, 2015

Islamic world academicians united to promote modern researches

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The third Vice-Chancellors Forum of Islamic countries, which met in Islamabad recently, turned up an effective platform for academics and researchers across the Islamic world to develop collaborative links, strengthen cooperation and encourage dialogue among representative institutions. The objectives set forth for the Forum entitled "Vice Chancellors Forum 2014: Universities in the Islamic World: Facing Global Challenges" included provision of a platform…Read More

Digital inclusion cornerstone of tech policy: Anusha

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rahman has said that the digital inclusion cornerstone of technology policy. although the ICTs have revolutionized our lives as a whole, but the real challenge remains to include all sections and groups of society to contribute and take benefit of ICT revolution. She said this while giving a key note address at the Summit on "Digital inclusion" at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. …Read More

Illegal fishing prohibited in Rawal Dam

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The district administration has prohibited illegal fishing in Rawal Dam and started surprise checking to discourage this trend. According to a representative of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Administration, Assistant Commissioner (Secretariat) Waqas Rashid, during checking at Rawal Dam, apprehended two poachers involved in illegal fishing in Rawal Dam. He also confiscated the fishing net and two motor boats on the spot. It may be mentioned that the district…Read More

NA briefed about lowest spending on S&T sector

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The National Assembly Standing Committee has been informed that Pakistan is spending only 0.5 percent of the GDP on scientific research which is lowest in the region. Such low spending is negatively affecting economy and job creation in the country, officials of the Ministry of Science and Technology told the committee. Briefing the committee, which met with Tariq Bashir Cheema in the chair, Secretary SandT Kamran Qureshi alleged that science and technology has been…Read More

PTA busts illegal exchange in Hangu

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has busted an illegal gateway exchange in Hangu. According to details, a successful raid against the grey operator was carried out along with FIA team at Hangu. An illegal exchange comprising six Gateways, multiple ports, hundreds of SIMs, three Laptop, five modems, one CPU and UPS with batteries were confiscated. Two persons were arrested and were in FIA custody for further investigation. In order to curb grey trafficking,…Read More

Pak-China tech varsity proposed to boost coop

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: President Pak-China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Faisal Afridi, has proposed a Pak-China Technology University to be opened with the collaboration of Chinese universities. He said that aim of the university would be to transform appropriate technology from China that suits to the needs and demands of Pakistan. He added that China is interested to incorporate Chinese curriculum into Pakistan that will include Chinese language, Chinese work ethics,…Read More

HEC body reviews curriculum of agri engineering

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: A meeting of HEC’s National Curriculum Revision Committee (NCRC) in the discipline of Agricultural Engineering, to review and update curriculum of Agricultural Engineering, was held at the HEC Centre in Peshawar. Previously, the Agriculture Engineering curriculum was revised and circulated by HEC in 2010. The committee thoroughly reviewed and updated the curriculum at bachelors and masters level including knowledge about latest developments and innovations in the…Read More

PARC unveils 4 new rust-resistant wheat varieties

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STAFF REPORT ISB: PARC has released four new rust resistant wheat varieties including a bio-fortified variety having 50 percent zinc contents. The bio-fortified variety is first-ever such introduction in the list of recommended varieties for farmers’ choice in any agro-ecology, Chairman PARC Variety Evaluation Committee (VEC) Dr Shahid Masood said at a meeting. He said all these varieties were resistant to different types of rusts, which have been one of the major biotic threats to…Read More

BU, APGA sign MoU for research coop

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Bahria University (BU) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with All Pakistan Geoscientists Association (APGA) for providing academics and research activities. The contract signing ceremony was held at Bahria University Islamabad where Rear Admiral (Retd) Saleem Akhtar HI (M) Pro-Rector Bahria University and Junaid M. G. Kiani Patron-in-Chief (APGA) signed the contract in the presence of dignitaries and officials from both the organizations. The MoU focused on…Read More

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Govt to start agri skill programmes for youth

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Minister for National Food Security and Research, Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan has said that the government would start skill training programmes for rural youth to bring them in agriculture mainstream. The programmes would be started for imparting them different training for using the modern innovative tools of cultivation to enhance agri-productivity for economic betterment of rural masses. Addressing the Pakistan Agriculture Conference and Exhibition’ organized by…Read More