Day: July 5, 2015

Major reforms required to stem academic corruption

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article image By Ahsan Jamil The Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan was awarded the mission to integrate the concept of quality assurance in higher learning with enhanced levels of international compatibility through capacity building. And, to safeguard public interest by enforcing good practices in education and encouraging continuous improvement in the management of quality in higher education. Along with public sector universities, private sector is also an exponential variable…Read More

Pak-China advance in NSTP formation

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The National University of Science and Technology (NUST) and the eminent Chinese University, Tsinghua University have laid foundation for establishment of state of the art National Science and Technology Park (NSTP). The project is the part of China Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC) and is of critical importance that will bring an educational and scientific boom in country through bringing academia-industry closer and collaboration for the sake of promotion and advancement…Read More

Consultative group of experts formed for viable decision making on Climate Change

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: In order to efficiently monitor the climate variabilities and mull strategies and policies accordingly; Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) has decided to establish a consultative group consisting of high level experts. The junction of experts will act as think tank and assist the Ministry in various copious climate change motivated issues to devise strategies and abet in decision making. Senator Mushahidullah Khan, Federal Minister of Climate Change had issued directives…Read More

IIU New Silk Road School of Technology: Pak China initiative for tech education

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: A Chinese delegation led by Din Hai Tao visited International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) for a meeting with Prof Dr Masoom Yasinzai, Rector IIUI. The meeting was aimed to discuss mutual avenues of cooperation in education sector for development of youth specifically in context to China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The meeting center of gravity was the agreement of both sides on establishment of IIU New Silk Road School of Technology’. The Chinese…Read More

Pak Scientist wins UNESCO Prize in Science

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Professor Zabta Khan Shinwari was designated the laureate of the Prize by the Director-General of UNESCO Irina Bokova upon the recommendation of an independent International Jury of scholars and ethicists, including Marie-Helene Parizeau (Canada), Jury’s Chairperson and Vice Chairperson of COMEST, Luka Omladic (Slovenia), Rapporteur of COMEST, and Hebe Vessuri (Venezuela), also member of COMEST. The jury accentuated that Professor Zabta Khan Shinwari has addressed…Read More

NADRA grabs software contract in Kenya

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), foremost biometric agency of Pakistan has won e-passport software contract in Kenya. The project scope includes biometric data capturing, verification, and validation through the use of Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) technology and printing and personalization of e-passport booklets. The system will be developed by NADRA which has extensive experience in this regard. The projected cost of the…Read More

Somalian scientists seek help from Pakistani researchers

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The Somalian scientists have urged support from Pakistani researcher of Institute of Sustainable Halophyte Utilization (ISHU), University of Karachi. The axis of requested support was rehabilitation of saline and barren arteries of Somalia through the use of advanced technology in order to boost agriculture production and livestock. This emerged during International conference on Sustainable Development Goals on Biodiversity, Climate and Water’ held in Ethiopia. The…Read More

Clean energy must to protect Biodiversity

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STAFF REPORT LHR: The utilization of renewable energy in territories near natural living space of common leopard specie can impact a great deal in reducing deforestation thus mitigating the exposure of the leopard species to human settlements. Uzma Khan, Director Worldwide Fund (WWF-Pakistan), said while speaking in a meeting that renewable energy was not only an agent for clean environment but its role in biodiversity preservation and reduction of deforestation is also inevitable. "…Read More

PTCL extends ICT solutions to SBL

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has joined forces with Samba Bank Limited (SBL). The agreement was signed between both organizations according to which PTCL will provide Data Centre Services to the SBL for its Production and Disaster Recovery sites. The agreement was formally signed by Shahid Sattar, President and CEO, SBL and Kamal Ahmed, Chief Digital Services Officer (CDSO), PTCL. Kamal Ahmed said at the occasion, "PTCL is pleased to extend…Read More

Six year old geek stuns the world

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The world was stumped as extravagant talent and sheer astuteness awash in six year old Hamza Shahzad as he was proclaimed as Youngest MS PowerPoint Specialist of the World upon clearing the examination conducted by Microsoft. Hamza is a British Pakistani and it is also pertinent to mention here that he also holds the world record for the youngest MS Office Professional and the recent landmark achievement has added another feather to his cap. Hamza secured 850 points…Read More

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