Day: August 12, 2015

Effective air quality monitoring is imperative to curtail air pollution impacts

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article image By Ahsan Jamil THE AIR pollution in the country is a mammoth challenge that is causing severe effects not only on human health but also on agricultural lands, acidification of lakes, biodiversity. The air pollution marks its menace due to uncontrolled and unaudited emissions of noxious greenhouse gases (GHG) in air from several sources such as industries, automobiles, and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) etc. The CFCs are believed to be primary culprit for stratospheric ozone layer…Read More

Fossil fuels-the major malefactor responsible for air pollution

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THE CLIMATE health and the kind of fuels humans utilize to account for their needs are proportional to each other. The façade’ of fossil fuels may exhibit a vibrant picture but the environmental correlation depicts an entirely worsen panorama that is changing the ecological landscape of the globe. The air pollution is primarily the deterring of air quality and inclusion of several pollutants including toxic gases, particulates etc. in air through various sources that render intensely…Read More

Tons of business opportunities are there on cyber space in Pakistan: Waleed Ahmad

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article image Waleed Ahmad is a student of MS (Environmental Engineering) in NUST. He is an avid researcher having knack of entrepreneurship and exploring and incepting new business ideas. He started his first commercial venture alertpayshop.info back in 2009 and now he is the owner of one of the foremost online shopping site jabrondeals.com. He entails rich experience and is now a seasoned cyber entrepreneur. He shared his thoughts with Technology Times in a recent interview Brief us…Read More

Mobicash launches NFC Payment Solutions in Pakistan

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Mobicash has introduced Near Field Communication (NFC)’ payment solution to the consumers. The start of the initiative also marked the company to be the only Mobile Financial Service (MFS) provider to offer such solution. The mobile account users can utilize the facility on vending machines. The Mobicash signed official agreements with Batwa and Wavetec in a ceremony held recently. The consumers will be able to procure items from Wavetec`s NFC enabled vending machines…Read More

SAARC member countries keen to replicate NARC`s bioremediation technology

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan entails a highly developed bioremediation system for water treatment purposes. It was recognized by South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) member countries during the meeting at National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC) on Pakistan Bioremediation Model, Prospects, and Replication in SAARC Countries". Delegates from SAARC member countries including Afghanistan, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Bangladesh were present in the meeting…Read More

Zameen.com to organize DHA Property Festival 2015

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article image PRESS RELEASE: Pakistan’s top property website Zameen.com has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Defence Housing Authority (DHA) Lahore, in which both organisations have agreed in principle that Zameen.com will organise the DHA Property Festival 2015. This is the first time the DHA has ever collaborated with a private organisation to hold an event of this kind. The MoU was signed at DHA Lahore’s Main Office Complex in Phase VI recently. Zameen.com CEO Zeeshan Ali Khan…Read More

PTA straps vendors selling barred DECT Cordless Phones

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: In connection to recent announcement by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on barring DECT Cordless phones; PTA has started to strap the vendors dealing in those products by conducting raids in markets. According to the sources, PTA raided eight different markets in Rawalpindi-Islamabad and confiscated cordless DECT phones in huge quantities while imposing fine on the sellers. The masses were also made aware through SMS from PTA to stop usage of DECT Cordless…Read More

Technical Education can drive Pakistan forward: Speakers

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The education reforms in country are required in order to improve quality of education and target under privileged fractions of society and push them into mainstream of literacy to uplift the socio-economic landscape of Pakistan to the desired level. The 6th Inter Provincial Education Minister Conference’ was organized to deliberate education reforms, improve coordination in education sector amongst provinces, identify shady areas that need embellishment, and propose…Read More