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Poor Quality of Drinking water, an alarming threat: Present Challenges and Future Perspectives

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Water, water, water, this is the most horrible cry of the present era. Day by day increase in environmental temperature has rung the ever day increasing demand for drinking water. However, our so called modernization such as urbanization, sky touching industries and the most important, rapid population growth has consigned gigantic stress on fresh water […]…Read More

Antibiotic resistance an alarming peril

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Antibiotics are drugs that combat with infections caused by bacteria in human as well as in animals. The term “antibiotic” formerly used for the natural compounds that have the ability to kill bacteria while the term “antimicrobial” refers to both natural and synthetic compounds; however, most of the people used “antibiotic” to mention the both. […]…Read More

Alarming threat in Orchards-Over-irrigation

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article image Significance of water in crop production and photosynthesis: Water plays a vital role in crop production and photosynthesis. Photosynthesis helps in creating enzymes, proteins, vitamins, hormones and amino acids that supports tree growth and fruit production, additionally oils and sugars in the fruit. Water serves as an incredible source in supplying salts and minerals to the roots and leaves. On the other hand, water utilized for leaching helps…Read More

Particulate matter-an alarming source of air pollution

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article image Particulate matter refers to the finely divided solid and liquid particles of organic or inorganic nature that remains suspended in the atmosphere. Particulate matter can be of different size, composition, and origin, consisting of pollen, mold spores, house dust mites, bacteria, acids, viruses, dust particles, cement dust, fine clay particles containing heavy metals, fly ash, oil smoke, smog, tobacco smoke and soot. Particulate matter (PM) can be divided into different groups…Read More

Particulate matter-an alarming source of air pollution

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article image Particulate matter refers to the finely divided solid and liquid particles of organic or inorganic nature that remains suspended in the atmosphere. Particulate matter can be of different size, composition, and origin, consisting of pollen, mold spores, house dust mites, bacteria, acids, viruses, dust particles, cement dust, fine clay particles containing heavy metals, fly ash, oil smoke, smog, tobacco smoke and soot. Particulate matter (PM) can be divided into…Read More

Water losses in agriculture – an alarming fact!

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article image The use of water for agriculture is 70 per cent of all the water used on the earth. Water has its great influence on reducing poverty than rural literacy. Increase in the selection high yielding varieties and the use of fertilizers help in decreasing poverty but their influence is lower than the impact of irrigation and rural literacy. When irrigation water is enough, the cultivation of high yielding varieties and fertilizers is also high. A better irrigation system is the first…Read More

Alarming rise in genetic diseases in Pakistan

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article image GENE IS a unit of inheritance in a living organism. These are inhabitant of all information that is necessary to build up a cell, maintain its normal function and pass down genetic information onto the next generations. According to Human Genome Project, it is estimated that there are 20,000 to 25,000 protein-coding genes in human DNA. Human DNA is made up of four nucleic bases namely Adenine, Cytosine, Thymine and Guanine; abbreviated as A, C, T and G respectively. The precise order of As,…Read More

Environment degradation alarming in Karachi

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STAFF REPORT KHR: Population influx in Karachi is causing alarming levels of environmental pollution and health hazards. People from all provinces of the country are settling in the metropolis for jobs and other businesses, increasing air, sea and water pollution and depletion of natural resources. As of April 2013, Karachi has an estimated population of 23.5 million people and is the third largest populous city of the world. While the government has taken no significant action to control…Read More

Self-medication alarming in Mardan, Peshawar

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STAFF REPORT KHI: Self-medication is global problem but in developing regions, where drugs are easily available to customers it creates major risks and challenges.According to a recent study, this problem of self-medication in Peshawar and Mardan, two big and heavily inhibited cities of Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa, has been investigated by Haroon Ahmad of Quaid-e-Azam University and health expert Sikandar Sherwani from Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST) along with other…Read More

Black-marketing of urea at alarming level

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: As many as 23,000 urea bags are being black-marketed daily in the Punjab province, while the provincial government agencies have no mechanism to trace the mafia involved in this crime which is rendering billion of rupees loss to farmers. A huge amount has been wasted on account of subsidy on imported urea, but farmers cannot get the benefit of even a single penny.Official figures reveal that on average some 1,100 tons of imported urea has gone untraceable in distribution…Read More