Day: June 15, 2015

PSF anchors for S&T embellishment

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article image BY: AHSAN JAMIL STAFF REPORT ISB: The science popularization at various levels is mandatory for any country striving for sustainable development. In Pakistan, there are surreptitious efforts being made to promote SandT which are fairly insufficient in terms of the need. Skilled and proficient prodigy of SandT professionals can only be produced if threshold of the efforts is shifted towards bottom, middle, and higher tier of the country`s academia and the product will be potent to…Read More

Microsoft Pakistan, HEC launch free Office Plan

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The Educational Alliance Agreement has been made between Microsoft Pakistan and Higher Education Commission (HEC) in order to provide access to students enrolled in HEIs to genuine Microsoft software products and enable them to participate in global competitions related to technology by Microsoft. HEC and Microsoft Pakistan have partnered with Techacess Pakistan to launch Office 365 Services’ in educational institutions of Pakistan. Abid Zaidi, Country…Read More

Training workshop on "Biomass Gasification Technologies" held

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: A training workshop on "Biomass Gasification Technologies" for Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) was organized by University of Agriculture, Faisalabad with collaboration of Centre for Advanced Studies in Energy and National University of Science and Technology. The objectives of the training session were to equip the participants with advanced technologies and promote the renewable energy being cleaner for sustainable development. Vice Chancellor of…Read More

S&T & Logistics Centre establishment intended

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The approval of Science and Technology and Logistic Centre in Federal Capital was sanctioned by the government with the aim to increase the access of China trade commodities. A high level meeting between delegation of Xinjiang, China and high officials of Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) was held. The other stakeholders in the meeting were also present which included Board of Investment, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Ministry of…Read More

Ecological sustainability of CPEC discussed

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Federal Minister for Climate Change, Mushahidullah Khan attended the meeting with President, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Zhang Xinsheng in which deliberations of mutual cooperation between Pakistan and China concerning to combat climate change impacts were consolidated. The minister said that few segments were raising their concerns about the probable environmental impacts of the CPEC. He said, "We are firmly committed to address…Read More

Survey for biomass research underway

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STAFF REPORT HYD: A collaborative effort to collect biomass from Sindh has been instigated by National University of Science and Technology (NUST) and Sindh Agriculture University (SAU). The objectives eyes on conducting and research towards biofuels in general and biomass in particular. Initially biomass will be collected from 13 districts of Sindh. The data acquisition will be done by the help of Global Positioning System (GPS). The surveying areas of Sindh include Hyderabad, Kambar…Read More

Punjab lifts tax on internet services

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article image Staff Report LHR: The tax imposition on 3G/4G internet services by Punjab Government was facing serious criticism from digital and social media, telcos, e-merchants, bloggers and other stakeholders. It is also noteworthy that PTA Chairman also opposed the tax decision. The tax was raised to a high 19.5%. Various popular sites had been stirred to start "Don’t tax the internet" campaign on social media as part of their blackout campaign against the tax. Punjab…Read More

Need for environmental conservation stressed

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: A seminar on "World Environment Day" was conducted by Capital Development Authority aiming at discussing climate change impacts that are continuously hurling on the country causing serious damage to biodiversity, infrastructure and also sabotaging the efforts of sustainable development. Planning Commission Water Resources Chief Naseer Ahmed Gillani said while addressing to the seminar that Pakistan was facing a mammoth loss of around $24 billion as a…Read More

Science education must for S&T popularization

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The sixth episode of "Making Pakistan Science Conscious" was jointly organized by Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS) and National Institute of Vaccum Science and Technology (NINVAST) with the aim to find ways of collaborative efforts for the sake of science popularization in Pakistan. Dr Anwar Nasim, President of Pakistan Academy of Sciences also attended the event and shared his vision regarding making Pakistan science conscious. He stressed on the need of…Read More