Tag: 2013

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

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PSF awards Science and Math Olympiad 2013 winners

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The winners of "Science and Mathematics Olympiad-2013" have been awarded certificates and prizes at a ceremony held on the premises of Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF). "The Science and Mathematics Olympiad-2013" was a joint venture of PSF and Federal Directorate of Education (FDE). PSF Chairman Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto was the chief guest at the prize distribution ceremony, attended by students, teachers and scientists from different RandD…Read More

Stopgap measures hurt telecom sector in 2013

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Stopgap measures hurt the telecom sector in Pakistan, while some controversies on the International Clearing House (ICH) and suspension of 3G auctioning due to violation of procedures reverberated throughout the last year. However, the successfully launch of biometric verification system to counter the unregistered sales of SIMs, used in terrorism and criminal activities, is the most remarkable achievement. The ICH was launched to curb grey cellular traffic, but…Read More

NAYS announces Best Young Scientists Award 2013

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STAFF REPORT IBD: The National Academy of Young Scientists (NAYS) has announced "Best Young Scientists Award 2013" for veterinary sciences. In continuation of this award series, the Academy has announced awards for 2013, at a ceremony recently organized in collaboration with the University of Agriculture Peshawar (AUP), and TechTV. Winners are selected by eminent, dedicated jury members. According to the results, Maryam Javed from the University of Vet. and Animal Sciences,…Read More

PakTurk student wins award at I-SWEEEP 2013

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Muhammad Bilal Bhutto, a class 10th student of PakTurk Khairpur bagged forth position worldwide and got Honourable Mention Award in the International Sustainable World Energy Environment Engineering Project Olympiad (I-SWEEEP 2013) which has recently been held in Houston, Texas.According to details, Bilal presented his Biology project regarding decreasing air pollution by using common grass in the competition in the 5th I-SWEEEP 2013 where contestants from 68 countries and 41…Read More

Microsoft announces winners of Imagine Cup 2013

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Microsoft Pakistan in partnership with Nokia Pakistan has fcannounced the national winners of Imagine Cup 2013 Pakistan, the world’s most prestigious student technology competition.The winning team developed a project Epic’ to detect falls and Accidents using Windows Phone Device. It’s also capable to alert the authorities of such occurrence.This year Imagine Cup presented university students with three competition categories that included a) World Citizenship: honours…Read More

Microsoft arranges DigiGirlz 2013

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The Microsoft Pakistan has recently conducted DigiGirlz Camp 2013 to foster Information Technology related education among young women of Pakistan.DigiGirlz is a Microsoft Youth Spark Programme which is a signature platform to invest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education for young women and build a pipeline of future workers ready for the challenges of the global economy.The Microsoft DigiGirlz High Tech Camp has been developed to provide girls with a…Read More

PTCL holds human resource conclave 2013

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: PTCL has recently organized a one-day HR conference titled HR Conclave 2013. The Talent Management and Learning function of HR joined hands to "Unleash HR Potential".The conference served as a shared platform for representatives of the HR Community at PTCL to recap the achievements of the past year while projecting towards the future of HR.The conference was led by Syed Mazhar Hussain, PTCL Senior Executive Vice President (SEVP) HR.He was accompanied by Muhammad…Read More