Day: August 9, 2017

Pakistani team going to participate in iGEM Competition-Boston

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Synthetic Biology is a quite new field of Biology which allows scientists and engineers to construct and edit biological organisms to manufacture products which have foundation, healthcare, agricultural and environmental benefits. In Pakistan, this initiative is being supported by the Government of KP and Institute of Integrative Biosciences, who are both providing the funding and […]…Read More

Karachi-like water scarcity looms large in Lahore

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Experts have warned of a Karachi-like water scarcity in Lahore due to over-abstraction of the water and the inordinate delay in implementing Punjab Municipal Water Act. To augment the water supply, the provincial government planned to introduce the Punjab Municipal Water Act and Punjab Drinking Water Policy in 2013. The Punjab Municipal Water Act and […]…Read More

Experts fear termination of food security project will hit research sector

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Termination of $30 million food security project by USAID has drawn criticism from experts and stakeholders and they fear that the abrupt decision will affect the ongoing research and scholar exchange programmes in the country. They claimed the situation will badly hit the higher education sector and it will affect ties between the United States […]…Read More

Satellites and SMS help Pakistan’s farmers with smart irrigation

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Using data from NASA, Pakistan’s water research agency is sending rain forecasts to 10,000 farmers, helping them to irrigate more efficiently and increase their crop yields. Farmers in Pakistan use sms to warn of water Farmers in Pakistan check rain forecasts via SMS messages on their cellphones. Image: Adil Ahmed via The Third Pole It […]…Read More

Pakistan needs technology to upgrade its industries: Brazilian envoy

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The Pakistan-Brazil Business Council (PBBC) will be established soon to enhance bilateral trade between the two countries. It was said by Brazilian Ambassador Claudio Lins while addressing a meeting at the Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) here on Monday. The envoy said that honorary consular of Brazil in Lahore Hassan Mansha, Umar Farooq […]…Read More

Deal inked to boost olive production in Potohar region

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During the first annual meeting of the Olive Development Group (ODG), USAID Punjab Enabling Environment Project (PEEP) and Allied Foods signed a grant to establish a mobile olive extraction unit. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Punjab established the ODG in May 2016 as part of their combined effort […]…Read More