Day: April 7, 2016

CricFlex to represent Pakistan in GSEA Global Finals

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: CricFlex continues its streak of earning prestigious laurels. Most recently, it has won the Global Student Entrepreneurship Award (GSEA) organised by Entrepreneurs Organization, Lahore Chapter. Entries from all over Pakistan were sought and only ten projects were shortlisted to pitch their startup in front of the revered judges including Dr. Omar Chughtai, Uzair Shahid, Ch. Abdul Rehman and other esteemed members. The team CricFlex will now represent Pakistan in the…Read More

SEECS students win SATHA innovation award

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article image MONITORING REPORT ISB: A team of three final year students Taihami Tariq, MubarizZaffar and Muhammad Alp Arslan have won the South Asia Triple Helix Association (SATHA) Innovation award for their FYP project Di-Nero. Supervised by Dr. Hammad M. Cheema, the team has developed a low cost diagnostic device for early detection of diabetic neuropathy. This nerve disorder results in a staggering 2500 limb amputations per day and the 415 Million diabetic patients are all at risk of developing…Read More

ICGEB training course on basic biotechnology techniques

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: National Academy of Young Scientists (NAYS) Pakistan in collaboration with International Centre for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (ICGEB), Trieste, Italy, has recently organized a three-day hands-on training course on "Basic Biotechnology Techniques" at Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), Karachi. The event comprised various lectures from national and international guest speakers which covered a wide area of recent advancements in various fields…Read More

Traditional medicines getting popular in Pakistan

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: President, National Council for Tibb, Dr. Zabta K. Shinwari, has said that can generate high revenues through profitable use of medicinal resources particularly in Baluchistan, which has great potential to attract big international markets, as the country is blessed with bounty of countless medicinal and herbal plant diversity. He said this while taking attending a session hosted by Ministry of National Health Services for appraisal of traditional medicine. Besides…Read More

GCU pays tribute to Nobel laureate Abdus Salam

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Speakers at a seminar at the Government College University (GCU) Lahore have said that the inspiring and fascinating story of Nobel Laureate Prof. Dr. Abdus Salam must be told to every child in the third world countries. The seminar was jointly organised by the university’s Jones Physics Society, Salam Chair and the Pakistan Physical Society to pay tribute to the Pakistan’s only Nobel laureate in the field of science for his contributions to the landmark electroweak…Read More

Pakistan, Belarus agree to enhance edu, S&T coop

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan and Belarus have agreed to enhance their cooperation in educational, scientific and technological fields. A delegation of the Republican Institute for Vocational Education (RIVE) Belarus headed by RIVE Rector Prof ArkadyShklyar visited the Higher Education Commission Secretariat. The two sides agreed that Pakistan and Belarus have many similar priorities for higher education and both the countries need to synergize their potential in addressing future…Read More

SECP for sustaining regulators-academia ties

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) Chairman Zafar Hijazi has emphasised that the relationship between regulators and academia is important to face the complex challenges of developing markets, research and equipping the youth with applied knowledge. He was addressing the participants while signing MoUs with prestigious universities for promoting investors' education, awareness on financial discipline and literacy. The SECP chairman said that…Read More

IBA computer science society holding competitions

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The Computer Science Society of the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi, is holding competitions starting fromApril 15. According to an official of the Institute said that the three-day events will take place at the Main Campus of the IBA. He said that the IBA Karachi is back again with its 4th edition of ProBattle’, hosted by the Computer Science Society (CSS). It was pointed out that the journey of ProBattle’ started three years ago and its…Read More

PARCs RADP project focuses farming sector

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) is flying under the major project of Research for Agricultural Development Program (RADP) for the development of agriculture sector in Pakistan with a total cost of Rs. 2963 million. RADP is a basket of technologies for the end users. The government is focusing on a broad based holistic approach to agricultural growth through science based solutions for more profitable farming, high productivity, diversification of high value…Read More

Investment part of solution to energy crisis Speakers

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article image STAFF REPORT SWABI: Speakers at the recently concluded three-day International Conference on Next Generation Energy Technologies (ICONGET) 2016 at Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute (GIK) of Engineering Sciences and Technology said that Pakistan has great potential to produce energy. They said that the available resources should be used in a result-oriented way by the government. Funded by Higher Education Commission, the conference was organised by GIK and South Dakota State University (…Read More