Day: March 5, 2016

Experts for coop to address climate change impacts on Indus basin

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article image MONITORING REPORT ISB: Experts at an international conference have emphasized for greater collaboration between various actors and initiatives to understand and mitigate the impacts of climate change in the Indus River Basin. They also said that while there are data and research gaps, the situation is exacerbated by the lack of adequate sharing among researchers and between researchers and government suggesting that should be a priority. More than 80 researchers, policy makers,…Read More

PTA conducts survey on waves emission from towers

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) along with the Frequency Allocation Board (FAB) has conducted an extensive survey in major cities of the country to check the emission of power level of radio waves from transmitters and receivers of Base Transceiver Stations (BTSs)/Towers installed by Cellular Mobile Operators (CMOs) and Wireless Local Loop Operators (WLLOs). The survey was carried out with the help of special tools/equipment in six different cities…Read More

Prof. Pasha appointed UVAS VC

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Prof. Dr. Talat Naseer Pasha has been appointed as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore for a period of four years. Secretary, Livestock and Dairy Development Department Punjab notified his appointment. Prof. Pasha has the honour to be entrusted with the responsibilities of UVAS Vice-Chancellor for the second consecutive term. He is the senior-most professor of the UVAS and under his leadership as Vice-Chancellor, the…Read More

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Govt enhances PhD scholarship

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The federal government has increased Ph.D allowance to Rs 10,000 from Rs 7,500 per month to encourage scientists, researchers and technologists in the country. "A total number of 60,699 researchers are working in the country with only 10,670 Ph.Ds which is not an encouraging figure so the government has increased the Ph.D allowance and announced further incentives for the scientists, researchers and technologists," said an official from the Ministry of…Read More

Govt committed to boost youth skills: Fazal

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The government of Pakistan is striving its best to enhance skills of youth by providing technical know-how and Information Technology education to them, said Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division (CAandDD) Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhary. He said this while addressing the inauguration ceremony of Public Private Partnerships Programme between National Institute of Science and Technical Education (NISTE) and 360 Technologies (Ptv) Ltd. to…Read More

Parliament House fully turned to solar power

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The Parliament House, comprising Senate and National Assembly, has been shifted to solar power. The solar energy plant is installed with Chinese assistance. The project is installed to generate one megawatt of electricity, but it’s presently generating 80 kilowatts power, with both the houses consuming 62 kilowatts. According to an official, additional electricity is being supplied to Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO). The project is funded by the…Read More

Workshop held on SERVIR HK Himalaya needs assessment

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) has recently organised a National Consultation Workshop on SERVIR Hindukush Himalaya Needs Assessment,’ in collaboration with the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) at the PCRWR headquarters here. The SERVIR programme is USAID-NASA joint venture, which supports developing countries to improve their environmental management and resilience to climate change through integration of…Read More

Austin to host Pak-US tech exchange programme

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: A new exchange programme designed to link Austin technology entrepreneurs with their counterparts in Pakistan will be launched in April. The programme, ATX+PAK, plans to place about 24 entrepreneurs from the Pakistan-based Information Technology University’s business incubator in Austin-based incubators and accelerators for three weeks. Organizers expect this initiative would provide the entrepreneurs with advanced training, mentorship and networking…Read More

Online recharge facility starts for cell phone users

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Recharge.pk has launched an online recharge and bill payment facility for mobile phone users whereby customers of Pakistani cellular networks can recharge their accounts instantly. "This service is available for all five cellular networks including Mobilink, Telenor, Zong, Ufone and Warid," a spokesman of Recharge.pk told the media. Mobile phone users can recharge their accounts through www.recharge.pk. After completing payment, the users will receive an e-…Read More

Proposals invited for thematic research grant programme

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The HEC has invited proposals for Thematic Research Grant Programme (TRGP) for 2015-16, especially designed to address contemporary issues and promote Social Sciences in the country. Social Sciences scholars and researchers with theoretical, conceptual and methodological or policy orientation background have been encouraged to apply for the grants. The full-time faculty members of public and selected private sector universities and degree awarding institutions…Read More