Day: June 23, 2015

Science Diplomacy exponential role in climate change signaled

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article image By: Ahsan Jamil Staff Report ISB: Science and diplomacy are interlaced together; both can abet each other in many ways. In todays’ world there are numerous common challenges that world faces such as climate change, water scarcity, biodiversity reduction etc. Even sworn rival nations many times are posed to a common challenge that needs common resolve to defy it. There is a growing need to create awareness and train resource in this regard to create science diplomats that can…Read More

Adaptation of clean technologies stressed

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: A 3 day seminar on "Clean technology and innovations," was held. The seminar aimed at promoting the clean technologies for economic uplift and sustainable development. The event was jointly organized by United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Global Environment Facility (GEF) and Cleantech Open. Esam Alqararah, Representative of UNIDO while addressing in the seminar said that entrepreneurial trend was buzzing in Pakistan particularly in…Read More

NUST team set to compete in global motorsport event

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The Pakistani engineering students from NUST-PNEC are on the ball to participate in Worlds biggest motorsport competition which will be held at Silverstone next month. The event is aimed at extracting the potentials of mechanical engineers particularly those interested in automotive industry. It challenges students to design, fabricate, a racing car in succinct span of one year. It is pertinent to mention here that stringent scrutiny method is adapted to process large…Read More

Science Talent Farming Scheme approved

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STAFF REPORT ISB: A meeting of Central Development Working Party (CDWP) was recently held which was chaired by Federal Minister for Planning Development and Reforms, Ahsan Iqbal. Various development projects were approved in the meeting. The major deliberation for SandT promotion was compacted in the meeting as Vision 2025 Science Talent Farming Scheme (STFS) was approved by the CDWP. The programme is expected to benefit 1800 students. The projected cost of the project is Rs.1.395…Read More

Regional edu cooperation deliberated

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The meeting of Committee of Heads of University Grants Commission (UCG) of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was held recently with the aim to find avenues for regional cooperation in order to uplift the quality of education, research in the region for sustainable growth and development through joint efforts, collaborations and cooperation. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) took charge as Chairperson of SAARC UGC. He…Read More

Value addition of functional foods underlined

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The workshop in connection to "Potential of Value Addition and Health Benefits of Indigenous Herbal Wealth and Functional Foods" was organized by Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST). The workshop was intended to appraise numerous benefits of functional foods and indigenous herbal wealth with special context to value addition. Talking to the workshop, Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani, Chairman PCST, warmly welcomed the participants. He said that the…Read More

Scientific community waves support for NARC

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS) came forward in support of National Agricultural Research Council (NARC) in response to the summary moved by Capital Development Authority (CDA) to Prime Minister to approve relocation of NARC office as CDA had planned to build housing scheme at NARC land spread over 1400 acres. PAS held a press conference to demonstrate their serious concerns on this issue. PAS President, Dr Anwar Nasim in the press conference commended the…Read More

147 Pak students win Fulbright Scholarship

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STAFF REPORT ISB: An orientation of Fulbright Students programme recipients from Pakistan was held. Fulbright Scholarship is one the most financially beneficial scholarships to study in the U.S. for students from Pakistan. There are numerous monetary benefits of Fulbright Scholarship Pakistan such as 100% tuition waiver, one return air ticket between U.S. and Pakistan, sufficient monthly allowance for living and food, free health, accidental and sickness insurance, initial setup and…Read More

TEVTA Skills Expo 2015 concludes

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STAFF REPORT LHR: The two day "TEVTA Skills Expo 2015" stirred the participants from various circles. The event was held at Lahore Expo Centre. The expo was an attempt to promote technical education and increase people and business community’s linkage for career development perspective and give opportunity for young pass outs to interact directly with companies for job purpose. TEVTA Chairman Irfan Qaiser Sheikh apprised that almost 60 national and multinational companies…Read More

Nanotechnology has key role to play in halal sector

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: An International Philippine Halal Assembly (IPHA) event was organized by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of Philippine at Marriot Hotel, Manila. It was a 3 day event that highlighted the rising potentials of Halal sector both food and non-food items and its bulging demand in international market. Prof Dr Muhammad Iqbal Bhanger from HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry, University of Karachi was also invited in the event. He gave presentation on &…Read More