Day: August 24, 2015

45 plus S&T professionals nominated for excellence awards

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: President Mamnoon Hussain has conferred 156 civil awards on citizens of Pakistan as well as foreign nationals for showing immaculate excellence in their respective fields in addition to their service to the country. The ceremony took place on the occasion of 69th Independence Day of Pakistan. More than 45 SandT professionals are nominated for excellence awards. The award ceremony for these awards will take place on Pakistan Day, March 23, 2016, according to the office.…Read More

INSC breaking isolation of scientists in developing countries

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article image Ahsan Jamil NOBLE LAUREATE Prof Dr Abdul Salam originated splendid idea of bringing scientists from developing and developed countries at a podium to break their isolation and provide them with an opportunity to interact with their peers. This led to the formation of International Nathiagali Summer College (INSC)’ in 1976. Since then, Summer Science College is organized every year in Nathiagali’ under the auspices of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC). The Summer…Read More

ICCBS connects with Tajikistan counterpart under ECOSF patronage

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Economic Cooperation Organization Science Foundation (ECOSF) is mandated for SandT popularization and promotion of RandD activities across the region. ECOSF has established first science collaboration among ECO Member States. The collaboration took place between International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi (UoK) and Institute of Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences (ICAS), Republic of Tajikistan. The agreement of cooperation…Read More

PARC, GCWU ink MoU for mutual scientific endeavors

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) has joined hands with Government College Women University (GCWU), Sialkot to improve and strengthen scientific infrastructure. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between both the organizations in a ceremony. Secretary PARC, Dr Munir Ahmad and Vice Chancellor (VU), GCWU, Dr Farhat Saleemi inked the MoU on behalf of respective organizations. The MoU entails cooperation of both organizations in technical,…Read More

Pak-Australia initiate joint scholarship programme

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan and Australia have entered into agreement of education promotion. The mutual cooperation was surfaced as Pakistan Margaret Adamson and Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC), Dr Mukhtar Ahmad signed a document of understanding (DoU) for partial scholarships for Pakistani scholars in Australian universities. According to the agreement four top ranked universities of Australia including University of Melbourne, University of Wollongong, Macquarie…Read More

Pak-China sign 20 MoUs under CPEC

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan and China hold brotherly relation and China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has further strengthened the diplomatic relation as well as people to people contact due to which different companies of Pakistan and China have signed 20 Memorandum of understandings (MoUs) worth $2 billion in different sectors including energy, agriculture, infrastructure development, defense etc. An association of 35 Chinese companies has been established to encourage companies to…Read More

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Cooperation in Space Technology mulled under CPEC project

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: A China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) forum was held to identify areas of cooperation and strengthen the bilateral ties of Pak-China through exchange of technology and joint ventures in this field. Federal Minister for Planning and Development, Ahsan Iqbal represented Pakistan on the occasion. Ahsan Iqbal floated the idea of cooperation in space technology between both countries under CPEC project. A comprehensive proposal was presented by the Federal Minister.…Read More

PTCL is the most demanded broadband operator

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), the paramount telecommunication, broadband and ICT service provider of the country has taken lead from all other competitors setting new standards in terms of quality. ICERTIAS, Swiss based International Certification Association has revealed in its Best Buy Award Research Survey’ that PTCL is the top notch broadband and fixed line telephony service in Pakistan. Senior official of PTCL while commenting on the…Read More

Pakathon launches online university

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakathon is the premier flagship organization striving to create a pool of technology addicts and increase the worldwide connectivity of Pakistanis across the globe through various programs. Pakathon has recently launched an online university to build capacities in entrepreneurship. The purpose of the initiative is to educate the rising entrepreneurs. Pakathon has instigated online modules in technology for avid adherents of business. The modules will be received by the…Read More

Local problems require local science based solutions

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS) is a forerunner in science popularization in Pakistan and has initiated several programmes for SandT advancement in the country. The 8th brainstorming session of Making Pakistan Science Conscious’ was held recently in COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Islamabad. The purpose of the session was to mull future strategies and work in collaboration for SandT promotion. Prof Dr Zabta Khan Shinwari, Secretary General…Read More