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Aussies govt makes Pak Student Math Ambassador

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article image LAHORE: Math is a difficult subject often shunned by children, but a 13 year old boy from Punjab, Moosa Feroz surpassed 1.5 million children from across the globe and came first in the Online World Mathematics Competition held in Australia.Moosa took the 50-minute online exam, scoring 4405 points, becoming the math champion of the world."I will participate every year and will try to win a position again. Now I have become an ambassador of Pakistan and will play my part in spreading more…Read More

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Speakers project wheat genetic resources

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article image STAFF REPORT HYB: Speakers at a series of lecture highlighted the importance of wheat breeding, originof wheat as well as production of synthetic wheat and its dispersal.The speakers said at a lecture organized by the Institute of Plant Sciences University of Sindh on "Wheat Genetic Resources and Integrated Science", which was presided over by Dean Faculty of Natural Sciences Dr. Muhammad Tahir Rajput.Noted wheat scientist from National Agriculture Research Council (NARC) Islamabad Dr…Read More

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All states vulnerable to climate change negativity

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: All countries are vulnerable to effects of global climate change, as earth continues its warming trend, triggering deep concern, particularly about low-lying states that are most vulnerable."There is a need to maintain a rational balance among developed and developing countries and to narrow, as far as possible, all the differences to a reasonable level in the larger interest of equitable progress on the issue climate change," says the Climate Vulnerability Monitor…Read More

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Pakistans mineral resource endowments equal to $30tr

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan has been gifted with large amount of natural resources from fertile land to large amount of mineral deposits to a large pool of human resources."Pakistan’s minerals consist some of the world’s largest reserves of coal, gold, copper, chrome, gas, rare earth, rock salt, gemstone, marble, onyx and granite and 42 other minerals," Pakistani High Commissioner in Singapore, Hasan Javed, said this while speaking at a seminar recently held in Singapore.He said…Read More

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Govt seeks procurement rules exemption from 3G contract

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article image MONITORING REPORT IBD: Pakistan has been gifted with large amount of natural resources from fertile land to large amount of mineral deposits to a large pool of human resources."Pakistan’s minerals consist some of the world’s largest reserves of coal, gold, copper, chrome, gas, rare earth, rock salt, gemstone, marble, onyx and granite and 42 other minerals," Pakistani High Commissioner in Singapore, Hasan Javed, said this while speaking at a seminar recently held in Singapore.He…Read More

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Pak water storage capacity falls by 30pc

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article image STAFF REPORT FBD: The storage capacity of water reservoirs in Pakistan has dropped by 30 per cent since 1976 as the level from 16 million acre feet (MAF) to 10 MAF mainly due to the increasing silt thus posing a threat to water and food security."The is a dire need for building big dams in a bid to tackle water scarcity as the country has been placed among water-scarce countries of the world," said Punjab Water Council President Chaudhry Hamid Malhi while presiding over a seminar on…Read More

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NED students launch formula car

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The students of NED University of Engineering and Technology have recently held a show for the launch of Pakistan’s first formula-style car as part of the Formula SAE Competition.The Formula SAE (Society of Automotive Engineering) is an international competition between engineering students involving the design, construction and dynamic testing of an open-wheel race-car. The NED University is the first engineering institute in the country to have introduced automotive…Read More

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Nepra to settle Lumen Energias power tariff issue

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) is going to dispose of a petition for determination of generation tariff for the first-ever $22 million agriculture residue biomass fuelled power plant in Punjab in its public hearing on April 3.Lumen Energia Private Limited (LEPL) has filed a petition for its 12 megawatt plant having expected project cost of $22.619 million and would be financed on 80 per cent debt and 20 per cent equity. The LEPL has proposed a tariff…Read More

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SSUET gets first position at GIKI science fair

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Students of Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) have won the first prize at the recently held 13th All Pakistan Science Fair which was organized by the Ghulam Ishak Khan Institute for their unique, economically viable and innovative projects "Power Generation Using Magnetic Field" and "Fuzzy-PID Control for Industrial flow control system".Students of electronic engineering department who had designed and produced "Power Generation…Read More

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Intl travel expo on Chemistry arranged at AIOU

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The International Traveling Expo "It’s all about Chemistry" has recently been arranged at the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) by the Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) in collaboration with the Embassy of France in Islamabad, and Scientific, Technical, Industrial and Cultural Centre (CCSTI), France.Purpose of the event was to provide a first-hand picture of the role of Chemistry in our daily life to students and general public and also increase the interest of…Read More