Tag: 2015

HEC selected Dr. Sharifullah Khan for BEST University Teacher Award for the year 2015

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article image C2 SEECS: HEC has selected Dr. Sharifullah Khan for BEST University Teacher Award for the year 2015. This program aims to encourage and recognize the contribution of outstanding university teachers. It also envisages to upgrade quality of research through staff development and provision of better facilities. The objective of this project is to provide monetary as well as self-esteemed incentives to a teacher of Universities/DAIs through awards and certificate. "This national…Read More

12pc growth in broadband penetration in 2015

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Thanks to millions of 3G and 4G users, the year 2015 witnessed a 12 per cent growth in broadband penetration from mere 2.07 per cent in 2014. At the end of November 2015, the total number of broadband subscribers reached 24.78 million, out of which 21.68 million broadband users were on 3G/4G technology, 1.5 million were on DSL and another 1.3 million were using EvDO. This huge increase in broadband usage is clearly the result of 3G/4G services but less than 20…Read More

2015 in review telecom sector on growth trajectory

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article image The year 2015 was bad for the telecom industry of Pakistan as no new foreign direct investment (FDI) came in, all the cellular operators were struggling to increase their average revenue per user (ARPU) to become more competitive and coverage of 3G/4G services was to be expanded, but long-awaited merger was announced in the outgoing year. Similarly, long-awaited telecom policy was also announced by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) at the end of the year, while Mobilink-…Read More

Climate changes issues saw mix of highs & lows in 2015

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: While 2015 proved to be positive in terms of some landmark decisions taken both nationally and internationally to deal with climate change, the country also had a fair share of challenges. The government reinstated the Ministry for Climate Change (MoCC) in a bid to pay more attention to climate related issues and deal with them effectively. Countries across the globe reached a historic agreement at the UN climate change conference in Paris in December after…Read More

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Climate changes issues saw mix of highs & lows in 2015

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: While 2015 proved to be positive in terms of some landmark decisions taken both nationally and internationally to deal with climate change, the country also had a fair share of challenges. The government reinstated the Ministry for Climate Change (MoCC) in a bid to pay more attention to climate related issues and deal with them effectively. Countries across the globe reached a historic agreement at the UN climate change conference in Paris in December after…Read More

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ECC approves Telecom Policy 2015 with greater vision

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The Economic Co-ordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet has approved the Telecom Policy 2015 designed to attract investment and innovation in the sector. The policy includes various new elements such as competition framework, spectrum strategy, spectrum sharing, satellite communication, which were not present in earlier policies. The vision articulated in the policy is availability of universal, affordable and quality telecommunication services provided through…Read More

Intel conducts second Punjab Science Fair-2015

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Intel Pakistan has concluded the second Punjab Science Fair’, winners of which are eligible to compete at National Science Fair which will be held earlier in the next year. During the second science fair, participants from across the Punjab province participated and presented their research-based projects in different categories of science including Biology, Computer Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. As many as 160 students and 51 teachers registered…Read More

Pakistani young girl reaches SAPs Teen Innovator-2015 finals

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Lamia Zuberi, 15, after developing mobile application on health and nutritional needs of students, has notched up to reach the grand finale of "Social Innovation Series". She I competing for SAP’s Teen Innovator title. Lamia is an American based girl having her roots in Pakistan. Mobile application titled as Select N’ Smoothies’ has tendency to allow students to create their own smoothies targeted at their specific nutritional requirements. The calorie…Read More

Intel conducts second Punjab Science Fair-2015

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Intel Pakistan has concluded the second Punjab Science Fair’, winners of which are eligible to compete at National Science Fair which will be held earlier in the next year. During the second science fair, participants from across the Punjab province participated and presented their research-based projects in different categories of science including Biology, Computer Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. As many as 160 students and 51 teachers registered in…Read More