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VEC recommends 14 new rice hybrids

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The Variety Evaluation Committee (VEC) on Rice of the Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) has recommended 14 new rice hybrids to the National Seed Council for their commercial cultivation in the country. According to details, some of the recommended hybrids have yielded up to 106 maunds per acre. PARC Chairman Dr Nadeem Amjad said that with the addition of new recommended hybrids in the national system of the country there would be a significant…Read More

CDA upgrades 14 water filtration plants

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Capital Development Authority (CDA) has completed up gradation and maintenance work on 14 water filtration plants out of existing 38 filtration plants in the capital. Sources said that water samples from eight filtration plants have also been collected and tested by Pakistan Council of Research for Water Resources (PCRWR), so that quality of clean drinking water could be provided to the residents of the capital. While, maintenance work on remaining water filtration…Read More

Google, Blackbox announce start-ups for Fall 14 Programme

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Google and Blackbox have planned to gather successful international startup founders at Palo Alto for a two-week intensive programme that serves as a link to Silicon Valley startup resources and as a springboard for launching their products in the US and scaling their companies globally. Blackbox Connect has successfully completed 8 programmes and is dedicated to developing another generation of born global start-ups, says a statement issued here by Google management…Read More

Cheaper hydropower generation rises in 2013-14

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Hydroelectric power generation increased by 1.524 billion units in the fiscal year ended June 2014 on the back of efficient operation and maintenance of plants, better water availability in reservoirs and new projects coming on stream including the rise in capacity of Mangla Dam.According to the Wapda, it supplied 31.084 billion units of hydroelectric power to the national grid in 2013-14 compared to 29.560 billion units a year earlier, an increase of 1.524 billion…Read More

USF disburses record amount of Rs 4.2b in FY 2013-14

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The USF has shown a significant progress as it disbursed a subsidy of Rs. 4.2 billion during the financial year of 2013-14 for its projects to provide telecom services across the length and breadth of the country. This is so far the highest amount of subsidy disbursed in any financial year by USF since its establishment. According to details, in Rural Telecom Programme, the USF has been working to provide basic telephony and data services in almost 4,000 muzas which…Read More

| 14 | 2013 | 42b | amount | disburses | FY | record | Rs | USF

TeleCON to be held on May 14

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article image The TeleCON 2014, organized with the support of the PTA, will feature dedicated sessions on Regulatory - Pakistan and Global Dynamics/Standards, Technology - The New Generation Mobile Services, ICT - Merger of Technology and Human Endeavor/Potential and Social Dynamics - Challenges in a Wired World. "The outcome of the spectrum auction of new generation mobile services will give an unprecedented fillip to the industry," said Menin Rodrigues, Chairman, TeleCON 2014…Read More

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China may extend $700m for Pakistans 14 new small dams

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The government is negotiating with China to borrow $700 million loan at a concessional rate of 2 per cent for construction of 14 small dams to increase hydel power generation for reducing the loadshedding."An agreement has also been signed with the World Bank worth $850 million for extension of Tarbela Dam and the government is making efforts to form a consortium with the help of Asian Development Bank and WB to arrange $10 billion for financing of Diamar Basha Dam,"…Read More

KIU implementing 14 research, training initiatives

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The Karakoram International University (KIU) Gilgit is undertaking 14 research projects and comprehensive training programmes in order to strengthen the Central Karakoram National Park (CKNP) work, with an amount of Rs 23.462 million. These projects are being implemented through a joint venture of Italy and Pakistan under the Social, Economic and Environmental Development Project (SEED). "The faculty has started working over these research projects targeting the local…Read More

CKWhiz kid: 14-year-old to present first research paper

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: After breaking four world records, 14-year-old whiz kid from Dera Ismail Khan, Babar Iqbal, is now set to present his first research paper at the 8th IEEE International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology.Iqbal will present a paper on digital forensic science, the field that covers the recovery and investigation of data from digital devices and is often used to aid computer crime investigations.This is not the first time Iqbal has been in the spotlight, he was…Read More

WEF ranks Pakistan at 102nd dropping 14 points

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The World Economic Forum (WEF) has ranked Pakistan at 102 after it lost 14 points on the global index, said Global Information Technology Report 2012.According to the report, the Ministry of Telecom and Information Technology being headed by Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani shows lack of efficiency and poor governance on the part of the government.Pakistan lost its competitive advantage on the fixed broadband internet tariffs, where it dropped the ranking from 36 in 2011…Read More