Day: January 13, 2016

YouTube launches local versions in Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, offering a tailored video experience to users

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article image Press Release: YouTube announced that it has just launched localised versions in Nepal,Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. This launch provides Internet users in those countries with a more tailored YouTube experience to find high quality local content so they can be informed, entertained, educated and inspired by content for their own culture and language, while continuing to access the wide array of content on the world’s largest online video platform. Now, users visiting…Read More

Intel Brings Home Top Awards, Recognition during CES 2016

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article image Press Release: Intel Corporation announced innovative technologies and collaborations aimed at delivering amazing experiences throughout daily life. Many of these innovations, ranging from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and wearables to new PCs and tablets, received an array of prestigious awards and recognition. For example, Intel's leadership to integrate human-like senses into technology was recognized with various awards. Engadget, PC Magazine, The Verge…Read More

ADS Lab researchers attempting to unravel the design secrets of the Rocket.

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article image Press Release: The Rocket has a unique and interesting history, it started life as the Bedford TJ1090 truck which was produced under license in large numbers and became the standard trucks in Pakistan. A large spare part industry subsequently developed. However, due to factors of a lack of copyright, market regulation and closure of the Bedford Company in UK, the truck continued to be produced in Pakistan unlicensed. Then wonders happened, these…Read More

LEAD offers fellowships to professionals

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) Pakistan under its flagship Leadership Development Programme (LDP) has invited applications for fellowships from junior to mid-level professionals belonging to different sectors in Pakistan. According to the details, since 50 per cent of mankind is now urbanised, the battle for economic growth, climate change, poverty alleviation and health of communities will be lost and won in cities in the 21st century. Given its…Read More

National Forest Policy being drafted with consultations

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The government is preparing a comprehensive National Forest Policy in order to curb deforestation and increase forests across the country while all provinces are finalizing the forestation measures at the national level. Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid has recently informed the National Assembly during the question hour. He said the process of consultation on the draft policy is in its final stage and revised version of draft policy will be presented before…Read More

Met Office capable to accurately calculate quake intensity

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has 20 stations besides 15 centres of neighbouring countries to accurately calculate the intensity of earthquakes. "The United States Geological Survey has only seven stations in this area, while Meteorological Office gets reports from 35 station, including its own and neighbouring countries centres, and calculate average on their readings," said Met Office Director General Dr. Ghulam Rasool. He informed that…Read More

PARC trains 75 farm field officers from Malakand, Hazara

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) has always acknowledged the support of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for various development projects in Pakistan including the establishment of Plant Genetic Resources Institute (PGRI) at the NARC campus. Chairman PARC Dr. Nadeem Amjad said this while addressing the certificate distribution ceremony of Capacity Development Program of Agriculture Extension Services of KP at NARC in Islamabad. He said that…Read More

Water shortage endangering Indus river dolphin

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Habitat of the Indus River dolphin, currently reduced to one-fifth of its historical range, is degraded primarily due to shortage of water caused by its diversions to meet the growing agricultural needs in country. This was stated by speakers during an awareness event about conservation of Indus dolphin, organised by WWF-Pakistanon Sundayat Indus River Dolphin Conservation and Information Centre, Sukkur. Imran Malik, Senior Conservation Officer of WWF-Pakistan said…Read More

SLF taking initiatives to protect snow leopards

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article image STAFF REPORT CHITRAL: Snow Leopard Foundation (SLF) Pakistan has been camera trapping in Terich Valley, which is helping determine the population of snow leopards and other ungulates in the region. SLF has successfully captured on camera many wild species, including the snow leopard, wolf, ibex, fox, jackal, wild cat and cape hare by using the latest motion sensor camera with night vision. "The most important aspect of the study is the support from Terich Valley community which…Read More

Climate changes issues saw mix of highs & lows in 2015

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: While 2015 proved to be positive in terms of some landmark decisions taken both nationally and internationally to deal with climate change, the country also had a fair share of challenges. The government reinstated the Ministry for Climate Change (MoCC) in a bid to pay more attention to climate related issues and deal with them effectively. Countries across the globe reached a historic agreement at the UN climate change conference in Paris in December after…Read More

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