Day: March 8, 2016

Judicious use of natural resources vital to control climate change impacts

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Judicious use of natural resources including wildlife can do miracles to overcome environmental and climate change problems, said Ambassador of South Korea Dr. Song Hong Hwan while addressing a function at the Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH) in connection with the World Wildlife Day celebrations. PMNH in collaboration with Ministry of Science and Technology, PSF, Ministry of Climate Change, US Embassy and Snow Leopard Foundation arranged different…Read More

Dr. Arshad made HEC Executive Director

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Prof. Dr. Arshad Ali, former Rector of National Textile University and founding Principal of the NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS), has joined the Higher Education Commission (HEC) as executive director. The HEC’s governing body Commission had approved the selection of Dr Arshad Ali as executive director during its 31st meeting held in Islamabad. He has been decorated by the government of Pakistan with Pride of Performance…Read More

National ICT R&D Fund decides to cut scholarships

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The National ICT RandD Fund has decided to slash the number of scholarships to 165 from 500 under the Prime Minister’s National ICT RandD scholarship programme (PMNICTSP), it is learnt.The official documents show that Project Appraisal Committee (PAC) has discussed the programme at length and recommend the award of 150 fully funded 4-year scholarships in ICT disciplines as HRD solicited project to the board. National ICT RandD Fund can offer limited number of…Read More

CPEC to help end Pak energy crisis: Experts

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The China Pakistan Economic Corridor, a part of One Road, One Belt’ initiative, will benefit Pakistan enormously, helping it to overcome its energy deficit. Experts’ reports said that the initiative is aimed at enhancing connectivity among regions on land and by sea. Fu Ying, Chairwoman of the National People’s Congress, said that the initiative by promoting the exchanges of capital and technology will boost the economic and social development on the…Read More

NASA data used to monitor groundwater in Pakistan

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article image MONITORING REPORT ISB: Pakistan’s water managers are looking to NASA satellites to help them more effectively monitor and manage water resources, thanks to a partnership with engineers and hydrologists at the University of Washington, Seattle. Satellites up in space have the ability to look at how much water Pakistan have underground, in rivers or in the atmosphere are providing routine observations that can help policymakers and on-the-ground managers make informed decisions, said…Read More

Air pollution kills 3.3m worldwide annually

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article image MONITORING REPORT ISB: Air pollution is killing 3.3 million people a year worldwide, reveals a new study that includes this surprise: Farming plays a large role in smog and soot deaths in industrial nations. Scientists in Germany, Cyprus, Saudi Arabia and Harvard University calculated the most detailed estimates yet of the toll of air pollution, looking at what caused it. The study also projects that if trends don’t change, the yearly death total will double to about 6.6 million a…Read More

UCP hold international moot on modern research

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STAFF REPORT LHR: Business School, University of Central Punjab (UCP), has recently organised the third two-day International Research Conference on the theme "Innovations in Business: Opportunities and Challenges of Emerging Markets". Prominent academics and researchers - national and international - and a wide range of corporate representatives from large national and multinational companies attended the event. Prof. Rajneesh Narula from Henley Business School, University…Read More

Pakistan following IAEAs N-safety regulations: PNRA

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Former chief of Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (PNRA) Dr. Jamshed Hashmi has said that nuclear safety and environmental regulations are practised in Pakistan as per international norms and standards of IAEA. "The nuclear industry has a big stake in climate change mitigation, politics and policies and scenario," he said this while addressing scientists and researchers at a seminar titled "Peaceful application of nuclear technology",…Read More

National university of S&T bill (amendment) passed

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The National Assembly has recently passed the National University of Sciences and Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2016 with a majority vote.The bill was passed with 61 votes in favour and 35 members voted against it. Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid had moved the bill in the house on behalf of Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain. The statement of objects and reasons of the bill says the National University of Sciences and Technology Act, 1997…Read More

Pakistan wins Global Innovation Competition 2016

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan has been declared winner at the Global Innovation Competition 2016 held in Accra, Ghana. According to the details, Making All Voices Count (MAVC) launched third Global Innovation Competition to find the best ideas emerging across Africa and Asia. MAVC got 420 proposals from techies, civil society groups, businessmen and ordinary people - and more than 30,000 public votes and a panel of expert jury, helped in deciding who went through to the finals. …Read More