Day: January 24, 2016

World moot suggests reformed approach to tackle climate change

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The looming threat of water scarcity and adverse impacts of climate change have complicated the serious challenge of ensuring food security for fast increasing populations of the Asian countries. However, active measures such as better watershed management, introduction of water recharge dams, water storage facilities and rainwater harvesting would go a long way to make the people more resilient to climate change. These views were expressed by expert at a recently…Read More

ECOSF chief delivers lecture at GCU

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: President of Economic Cooperation Organisation Science Foundation (ECOSF), Manzoor Hussian Soomro, has delivered a lecture at the Government College University (GCU) on Science and Technology on economic development and cooperation in the region. He visited the university on the invitation of the Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialisation (GCU ORIC). Vice Chancellor Hassan Amir Shah, ORIC Director Prof (emeritus) Ikramul Haq, Quality Enhancement Cell…Read More

Seminar discusses to raise higher education quality

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STAFF REPORT LHR: Directorate of Quality Enhancement (DQE) Virtual University (VU) of Pakistan has recently organized a one-day national seminar on "How to raise the quality of higher education" here in Lahore. Prof. Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy a renowned Pakistani scholar, essayist and national security analyst, was the resource person in the seminar. The seminar was attended by the principal officers and faculty members from the Virtual University of Pakistan from various stations…Read More

NUST sets up Chinese learning centre

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The National University of Sciences and Technology has established a Chinese Studies Centre (CSC) at its School of Social Sciences and Humanities.The university administration said the centre will serve as a centre of excellence, and will undertake studies in Chinese society, strategy, politics, language, economy, culture, defence, diplomacy, environment and science and technology. In addition, the centre will undertake studies dealing with various aspects of the…Read More

Govt committed to connecting the unconnected: Anusha

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The government of Pakistan is committed to connecting the unconnected as it has made great progress in development of information technology and now the road for digitization of the country is clear after introduction of the telecom policy. Minister of State for IT Anusha Rahman expressed these views while addressing at the recent launch of the Telenor Pakistan report in Islamabad. "We appreciate the efforts of Telenor Pakistan in realizing the digital…Read More

Climate change impacts hitting Pakistan hard

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Pakistan is among the 12 countries that is hard hit by the climate change problem and unfortunately due to unprecedented climatic change and human activities are habitats are being lost or are being degraded. These views were expressed by University of Karachi Vice Chancellor Dr M. Qaiser while addressing an inaugural session of the conference on Climate Change and Phytodiversity: Challenges and Opportunities’. The event was organised by the Pakistan Botanical…Read More

Video game based on Peshawar school attack removed

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STAFF REPORT ISB: A screen grab from the video game "Pakistan Army Retribution," set during the 2014 attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, has been removed from the site. Online critics call it "distasteful" and said that the attack was "no game". The first-person shooter (FPS) game, called "Pakistan Army Retribution," invited gamers to play the role of a Pakistani soldier ridding a school of insurgents. It was removed from circulation…Read More

Dr. Khalida appreciated for getting researcher of the year title

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) graciously congratulates Pakistani geo-morphologist and postdoctoral DRR researcher Prof. Dr. Khalida Khan, who has been titled ISDR Researcher of the Year’ at the National Postdoctoral Association (US) by the Inter-regional Directors’ Board of the SAARC-ASEAN Post-doc Academia. Director General of ICIMOD, Dr David James Molden has sent his warm congratulations on the on this benevolent…Read More

Dr. Atta exhorts scientists to concentrate on R&D

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Scientists of the Islamic world need to concentrate on research and development (RandD) to clinch the Nobel prize for their contribution towards science and technology, said prominent scientist and former federal minister Prof. Dr Atta-ur-Rahman. He was speaking at the recently held convocation ceremony of Commecs Institute of Business and Emerging Sciences (CIBES) where a number of students who did their BBA and MBA were awarded degrees. Prof. Atta also urged the…Read More

Expert suggests safe zones for vultures for conservation

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Baanhn Beli and IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, have recently organized a workshop inviting stakeholders to put together a national vulture conservation strategy to arrest the years of decline in the species population across Pakistan. "The government should declare safe zones for vulture conservations, as well as projects aimed at increasing the number of vultures in the country," said Aban Marker Kabraji, Regional Director, IUCN…Read More