Day: March 16, 2016

Effective mechanism vital to promote S&T culture

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The Executive Committee of the National Commission for Science and Technology (ECNCST) has stressed the need for installing an effective mechanism where the culture of Science and Technology in the current era of knowledge based economy can flourish. The meeting was held at the Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST). Minister of Science and Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain and Minister for Planning and Development Prof. Ahsan Iqbal co-chaired the meeting…Read More

Technology Times, PNS join hands to promote S&T

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Nuclear Society (PNS) and Technology Times have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the identification of core areas of cooperation especially in the field of science and technology awareness in the country. The agreement was signed at the premises of PNS where senior officials from the Society and Technology Times were present. Under the MoU, both the sides would work together to identify areas of mutual cooperation and share their expertise…Read More

NCP, AS-ICTP hold S&T conference

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STAFF REPORT ISB: National Centre for Physics (NCP) in collaboration with Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (AS-ICTP) has recently concluded the five-day International Scientific Spring (ISS-2016) - Pakistan’s premier conference on science and research which is playing a major role in the viable development of science and research of Pakistan since 2009. The conference featured more than 20 foreign experts with national and international participants to discuss…Read More

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Dr Atta to head UN body on science, technology

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The United Nations has appointed Prof. Dr. Attaur Rahman as chairman of the UN committee on Science, Technology and Innovation. Prof. Rahman, who is former federal minister for science and technology, after appointment chaired the first meeting of the committee in Bangkok. The UN Economic Social Commission for Asia and Pacific also held its meeting in Bangkok the same day, says a message received here. A senior official of the International Centre for Che¬…Read More

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UNIDO, ICCI start initiatives for women business growth

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) in collaboration with UNIDO has recently organized a ceremony to celebrate the Women International Day 2016. Gender mainstreaming is one of the major focuses of the UNIDO Global Cleantech Innovation Programme (GCIP), which employs a competition-based ecosystem approach to identify the most promising entrepreneurs across the country. It works as a local business acceleration programme that supports, promotes and "…Read More

MOL starts award winning talent-hunt programme

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The MOL Group has launch two of its award winning talent acquisition programmes Growww and Freshhh 2016, in line with its strategy to attract top talents from different regions and to cater for its business needs. According to a statement of the company, Growww is a one-year graduate programme offering a unique opportunity for young professionals to kick-start an international career and learn about one of the most complex industries. Candidates can apply online for…Read More

1,976 students graduate at 24th NED convocation

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STAFF REPORT ISB: As many as 1,976 students have been awarded degrees at the 24th convocation of the NED University of Engineering and Technology. The ceremony was held at the main campus of the university in which 1,439 undergraduate students in 23 disciplines received Bachelor’s degrees and 535 postgraduate students in 21 disciplines were awarded Master’s degrees. Two doctorate degrees were conferred on two assistant professors, namely Dr Amir Zeb of the electronic engineering…Read More

Rs100m released for completion of HU building

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article image STAFF REPORT MANSEHRA: Higher Education Commission (HEC) has issued a grant of Rs 100 million for completion of leftover work of academics blocks at Hazara University Mansehra. Vice Chancellor of Hazara University Dr. Muhammad Habeeb said this while talking to media here. He thanked the federal government and HEC saying it would resolve the outstanding issues of infrastructure and academic blocks in HU. Dr. Habeeb also said that it would also benefit thousands of the…Read More

PTA workshop focuses on mobile money

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The mobile phone sector in Pakistan has shown an enormous growth which has creating striking opportunities for service providers and consumers to utilize mobile networks for carrying out various daily life tasks such as financial transactions. PTA Chairman Dr. Syed Ismail Shah said this during a workshop on Mobile Money at the PTA headquarters in Islamabad. He said that Pakistan has now moved in the era of broadband. By the end of February 2016, there are 29.8…Read More

Six Pak universities among worlds top 800

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Six Pakistani universities are ranked among the world’s top 800 universities by British ranking agency, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). These universities included Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), NUST Islamabad, Lums, University of Karachi, University of Lahore and UET Lahore. According to details, NUST leads with 501-550, QAU ranks second among Pakistani universities with 651-700 while Lums, UET, KU and University of Lahore follow with 701+.The British agency considers…Read More