Day: December 1, 2015

Easypaisa partners with Daraz.pk for major online sale of the year

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article image Staff Report Isb: Easypaisa, a joint venture by Telenor Pakistan and Tameer Microfinance Bank, has partnered with Daraz.pk, the leading e-commerce player in Pakistan as their preferred Payment Partner for their Black Friday campaign. The Black Friday sales concept is incredibly popular around the world with massive discounts and incredible deals across all retail verticals making it the busiest shopping event of the year. In partnership with Easypay, Daraz.pk is introducing the…Read More

Nature Festival on environment arranged for children

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STAFF REPORT LHR: The 17th Nature Festival has recently been held at the Race Course Park that provided children with an opportunity to learn about their environment.The annual event was a joint initiative of the WWF-Pakistan and Horlicks-GSK Consumer Healthcare. A large number of children participated in the festival; some of them displayed their projects. Around 100 stalls were set up by various schools and colleges. The activities involved the use of recycled material to make a small…Read More

PTCL signs MoU with Faisalabad Industrial Estate Co.

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STAFF REPORT LHR: The PTCL has signed an agreement with the Faisalabad Industrial Estate Development and Management Company (FIEDMC) for provisioning of state-of-the-art ICT services. The agreement was signed by Muhammad Nasrullah, CBOO PTCL and Rizwan Ashraf, Director FIEDMC, during a recently held two-day International Seminar on Business Opportunities in Punjab. Walid Irshaid, President and CEO PTCL and Mian Muhammad Idrees, Chairman FIEDMC was also present at the occasion. …Read More

Pakistani young girl reaches SAPs Teen Innovator-2015 finals

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Lamia Zuberi, 15, after developing mobile application on health and nutritional needs of students, has notched up to reach the grand finale of "Social Innovation Series". She I competing for SAP’s Teen Innovator title. Lamia is an American based girl having her roots in Pakistan. Mobile application titled as Select N’ Smoothies’ has tendency to allow students to create their own smoothies targeted at their specific nutritional requirements. The calorie…Read More

Microsoft committed to tap underserved communities for technology uplifting

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Microsoft Pakistan organized a media briefing aiming at unwrapping their campaign Upgrade Your World’ that focuses on optimum utilization of Microsoft products to underserved community of Pakistan in order to paddle those communities to mainstream technology consumers for a bigger socio-economic technology driven change. The campaign is run in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan and the start station is Bahawalpur. Senior…Read More

Modern technologies inevitable for fish production

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: A one-day workshop on Fish Culture Techniques’ was held to mark the World Fisheries Day. The emphasize on fish culture and modern techniques was made to boost the fish production and make it a viable and profitable commodity. The speakers apprised the participants that as many as 158 million tons of fish are produced by natural processes and fish farming with more than 50 million people associated with fish industry. Director General, Punjab Fisheries…Read More

International workshop stresses innovative application of ICT

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article image STAFF REPORT PEW: An intensive international workshop focusing on Research Avenues ICT Potential Applications for the Country’ was held by CECOS University in collaboration with National ICT and RandD Fund. The objective of the workshop was to enumerate different applications of Information Communication Technology in a wide array of fields including power systems, cyber security, nanotechnology, fuel cells, and computational biology. The targeted audiences of the event were…Read More

Water resources conversion to benefit economy: Experts

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Water experts and economists have emphasized the need for converting the water resources of Pakistan into a competitive advantage for the national economy for growth, employment generation, rural poverty alleviation and prosperity for the masses. They expressed these views while speaking at different sessions of the International Water Conference - Securing Sustainable Water for All organized by the Hisaar Foundation recently arranged in Karachi. They said that…Read More

Importance of S&T education in Muslim world

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article image THE SPLENDID time of Islamic human progression in the midst of the 8th to 12th century was set up by organizing both religious sciences and natural sciences in the light of Islam. Toward the day’s end, religious sciences and natural sciences had a practically identical position inside Islamic guideline centers. It is interesting to note that during those periods Muslim scientists comprehended that Islam does not separate between religious science and natural science (normal science…Read More

Naturally growing wild plants are beneficial for chromium alleviation

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Pakistan is an agricultural country and its GDP majorly dependent on agriculture. Since 2005 crop growth and productivity reduced due to rapid industrialization. Due to energy crisis farmers prefer to use waste water as it is easily available. Farmers are unaware of nature of waste water as it is major source of contaminants like heavy metals and other toxicants. Chromium (Cr) is seventh most abundant element in earth crust. In earth crust Cr abundance ranges from 100 to 300 micrograms per…Read More