Day: February 1, 2016

CERN opening window of opportunities for Pak scientists

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan is at the threshold of the latest world technology as it, being the associate member of CERN, has a rich opportunity to reap huge benefits the classified organization offers in terms of sharing experiences, knowledge and expertise of the world’s renowned scientists. Pakistan was the first Asian state that had become the associate member of the CERN (European Organization of Nuclear Research) in 2015. In fact, the membership of CERN is the recognition…Read More

Belarus, Pakistan to set up sci-tech, innovative coop centre

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article image MONITORING REPORT ISB: Belarus and Pakistan will set up a centre to coordinate sci-tech and innovative cooperation, Chairman of the State Science and Technology Committee of Belarus Alexander Shumilin told the media. "In 2015 Belarus made serious progress in developing cooperation with such countries as Bangladesh, Pakistan and Indonesia. In autumn 2015 we held a joint Belarusian-Pakistani contest of sci-tech projects for 2016-2017 in various areas including nanotechnologies,…Read More

Dr. Salams 90th birthday celebrated

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The 90th birthday of Dr. Abdus Salam, Pakistan’s Nobel Laureate, has recently been celebrated by COMSTECH in collaboration with the Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS) and National Centre for Physics (NCP). Nearly 170 theoretical and experimental physicists graced the occasion with their presence. Fazal Abbas Maken, Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology, also graced the occasion. In his remarks, Dr. Shaukat Hameed Khan, Coordinator General Comstech,…Read More

OPF secures top position in Math Olympiad

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan’s largest Maths Olympiad has been concluded successfully. Shahryar Khan, a student of the OPF Boys College, H-8, has secured top position in the Inter-School Math Olympiad (ISMO) in the category of 6th class students. The ISMO, the Pakistan’s largest Maths Olympiad, was arranged at a local private school the other day. A total of 10,655 students participated in the event.Shahryar clinched the top position by beating 2,700 students of 6th class. He was…Read More

Pakistani students make solar model plane

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Keeping in view the importance of energy conservation for the progress of Pakistan, two students of engineering at the University of Management and Technology (UMT) manufactured a solar model plane. Named as Shams One, the solar plane was manufactured by Abdul Mateen and Syed Muhammad Junaid, students of School of Engineering at UMT. Shams One is a remote control (RC) device, which can fly without any fuel but using solar energy stored in a battery. The plane…Read More

Pakistan ranks 8th among states affected by climate change

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Pakistan stands 8th of the world most vulnerable to climate change. The coastal areas are the most emergent threats and hundreds of kilometres area is susceptible to sea intrusion.This was revealed by the Karachi University institute of environmental studies registrar and professor Dr Moazzam Ali Khan during a recently held climate conference. The event was organised by Youth Parliament. "Rainfall on the coastal belt has decreased by 20 per cent," said…Read More

Quetta to have campus of COMSATS University

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Ministry of Science and Technology is planning to establish a campus of COMSATS University in Quetta to facilitate students of the area. "The government is making all out efforts to increase Research and Development (RandD) work in the country as it will help strengthen national economy," an official in the Ministry told APP. He said that Global Innovation Index Report 2015 indicated Pakistan’s ranking in RandD as 68th among 141 countries. The…Read More

Senate body approves Halal Authority Bill

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The Senate’s Standing Committee on Science and Technology has approved the Pakistan Halal Authority Bill for regulation of all imports and exports in Halal articles and processes. The parliamentary panel was told that Pakistan wanted to establish its own accreditation system for Halal foods instead of relying on the WTO and its recommendations. "Pakistan, along with other Muslim countries, is against it," said Pakistan National Accreditation Council (PNAC…Read More

Scientists urged to focus climate change policy research

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: There is a dire need for scientists and researchers to steer policy research focus towards solutions direly required for combating climate change induced for expanding aridity and desertification in the country, said Climate Change Secretary Arif Ahmed Khan. "Pakistan is in a pressing need of research-based workable solutions to fight expanding desertification and aridity which are devouring rich fertile land. If not tackled, these climate change induced…Read More

Japan encourages Pak students to get scholarships

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article image Staff report HYD: Consul General of Japan in Karachi Akira Ouchi has said that the government of Japan is fully encouraging the Pakistani students to get scholarships for their academic and research activities in subjects of various fields of life with objective to move their homeland for rapid progress and prosperity. He expressed these remarks at a meeting with the students during his recent visit to the Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Jamshoro. He informed that…Read More