Day: May 3, 2015

Home based cyber entrepreneurship should be encouraged at university level: Muhammad Usman

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article image Muhammad Usman is a computer science graduate and young cyber entrepreneur who owns Allevents.pk website that enlists events across Pakistan. During his recent interview with Technology Times, he spoke in detail about his journey as a cyber entrepreneur and prospects of cyber entrepreneurship in Pakistan. Q 1: Tell us briefly about yourself and highlights of your career? My name is Muhammad Usman, I completed my masters in Computer Science in 2006 and since then, I am…Read More

Combination of hard work and patience craft a successful cyber entrepreneur: Syed Faizan Ali.

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article image Syed Faizan Ali is a 19 year old Karachi based cyber entrepreneur who runs MBL and Templateism blogs, two well established Blogger resources on the web. MBL was Faizan’s maiden blog where he started writing about Blogger, the Google’s blogging tool. Later on, he started Templateism where several high quality Blogger templates can be found. He earns big from both blogs. He shared his opinion and experiences with Technology Times in a recent interview. Q 1: Tell us briefly…Read More

Climate change – a threat to pathogen life

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article image CLIMATE is changing the life behavior of living organisms including human, domestic animals, wildlife, and domestic crops. These changes are strongly proportional to solar radiations that enter every day into the earth’s biosphere. The radiations are reflected back and filtered by dust particles, clouds, aerosols, and atmospheric gases. But gases like CO2 are chief source of absorbing harmful radiations from sun and trapping in earth’s atmosphere, thus producing an elevated mean…Read More

Rice-wheat cropping system issues and possible solutions

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RICE-WHEAT cropping system occupies over 24 Mha cropped area in Asia with 13.5 Mha area in South and fulfill need of millions of people. There are several conflicts in this production system such as time of sowing, edaphic, and labour etc. The farmers of rice-wheat zone mainly grow basmati rice, which matures late and delays the paddy harvest and planting of subsequent wheat crop. This late harvest of paddy and management of rice residues are the major hindrances in the seedbed preparation…Read More

Milk thistle – a useful herbal remedy neglected in Pakistan

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article image MILK thistle is herb of ancient times. It is member of the sunflower family which contains various medicinal constituents. The history of milk thistle plant is rich in terms of its utilization in detoxification of the liver from harmful effects; it is also a newer application including cancer as well as in diabetes. Mediterranean region is the main origin of milk thistle plant in the world. It can be grown in many types of soils. Another feature of milk thistle plant is that it is…Read More

Agricultural research activities in Pakistan

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article image Pakistan has a national agricultural research system (NARS) consisting of federal as well as provincial research institutions. Overall, there are 74 research establishments at the federal level and 106 research institutions/agricultural research stations at provincial level. Each province has its own commodity based/multidisciplinary agricultural research institutes/research stations and substations that cover crops, livestock, forestry, and in some cases, fisheries. There are 63…Read More

Cyber crimes control legislation

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Cyber terrorism is a pre-meditated and politically motivated attack against information, computer systems, computer programmes and data which results in violence against non-combatant targets by sub-national groups or clandestine agents. Cyber crime is an activity in which computers or network are used as a tool, a target and or a place of criminal. Most commonly, in such criminal activities, a fraud is committed, identities are stolen or privacy is violated. The most lethal incarnation of…Read More

Amended Seed Act, 2014 irks stakeholders

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article image BY AHSAN JAMIL ISD: The GMO crop imposition by the federal government of Pakistan in term of the Seed (Amendment) Act, 2014 has instilled soreness amongst macro and micro entities of agriculture sector. The bill allows import of GM seeds and their intellectual property rights (IPR), which goes against the social practices and seed culture of Pakistani farmers. The said bill was approved by the National Assembly in this month. The adversaries of GMO crop…Read More

Green revolution key to progress: Mushahid

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article image SIDRA SAIF ISB: Pakistan cannot develop until sincere and concerted efforts are not made by each and everyone in the society for bringing green revolution, as it is the sole responsibility of every citizen and party. This was stated by Federal Minister for Climate Change Mushahidullah Khan here while inaugurating tree plantation campaign on the green belt of I-9 and I-10 sectors in coordination with the CDA. During this drive, the Capital Development Authority would plant as many…Read More

ICCI for focus on high-tech products to boost exports

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) has called upon the government to assist private sector for local manufacturing of high-tech products and diversification of exports in order to enhance the country’s exports and improve the trade balance. "Private sector is generating more than 80 per cent of economic activities in the country and the government should support it in diversification towards high-tech industry," said ICCI President…Read More