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Schiff bases & its significance

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article image A SCHIFF base contains a functional group that possesses a characteristic double bond between carbon and nitrogen in which nitrogen is directly connected to an aryl or alkyl group. Schiff bases were first synthesized in 1864 by a German chemist Hugo Schiff. The general formula of Schiff base is R1CH=NR2, where R1 and R2 are aryl, cycloalkyl, alkyl or heterocyclic groups. These bases possess azomethine group (-C=N) so these are also called as azomethines, imines or anils. In nature, an…Read More

Dr Syed Javaid Khurshid meet Prof Dr Pavel Kabat DG & CEO IIASA

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article image STAFF REPORT ISLAMABAD: Dr. Syed Javaid Khurshid, Pakistan’s National Member Organization Secretary, visited International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and met with Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat, Program Directors, and research staff to discuss strengthening research collaborations and increasing capacity building activities between Pakistan and IIASA. Researchers from IIASA and Pakistan have carried out a range of research collaborations…Read More

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Pak-China agree for cooperation in R&D of tropical & sub-tropical fruits

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article image ISLAMABAD: Pakistan gives high priority to China for collaboration in various sectors including for the development of agriculture for food security and poverty alleviation in the South Asia region. PARC also gives importance for cooperation in research and development of tropical and sub-tropical fruits with special focus on mango and their management. This was stated by Chairman Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) while presiding over a meeting with four members Chinese…Read More

Losing ground for science & technology

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The 13th OIC summit has decided to shift the COMSTECH summit to Astana, Kazakhstan, following the Pakistani government’s decision to twice postpone the international event last year owing to the volatile security situation across the country. Even efforts are afoot in the OIC headquarters to also shift the committee’s headquarters from Pakistan. The move is being viewed as a major diplomatic setback for Pakistan, which was chosen as COMSTECH secretariat (Islamabad) in recognition of its…Read More

Losing ground for science & technology

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article image The 13th OIC summit has decided to shift the COMSTECH summit to Astana, Kazakhstan, following the Pakistani government’s decision to twice postpone the international event last year owing to the volatile security situation across the country. Even efforts are afoot in the OIC headquarters to also shift the committee’s headquarters from Pakistan. The move is being viewed as a major diplomatic setback for Pakistan, which was chosen as COMSTECH secretariat (…Read More

Scientization of democracy -the science & policy nexus

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article image "Unless scientists and policymakers learn to work together effectively, both domains will suffer." - Lewis M. Branscomb What role does science play in the government? What is the role of science in relation to policymaking? Democratic societies make policies and decisions based on various inputs, including, economic considerations, societal standards, general public views, and the principles and vision of the government of the day. As we enter the 21st century, policy…Read More

Budget being increased for science & tech research

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The economic development is directly linked to research and development (RandD) and this is why its budget in Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR) is being increased from Rs65 million to Rs250 million, said Federal Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain. While speaking at the LCCI, the minister said that all resources were being utilised to promote the research culture in Pakistan so that the country could join the club of…Read More

Health Diplomacy-advancing health & foreign policy

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article image "Health is today a growing concern in foreign policy" - Dr. Margaret Chan Health is on the radar of foreign policy since it is connected to three global agendas i.e. security, economy, and social justice. Over the past decade, countries around the world have progressively acknowledged the significance of linking their foreign policy efforts and their work on health. Various events around the globe have contributed to the development of the field of "Health Diplomacy&…Read More

Modern education & tech vital for research: AQ Khan

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Modern education and use of latest technology in the field of research is pivotal and due to which significant developments are taking place in the field of research. Educational institutions are known due to the research and academic activities of their faculty, Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan. He was addressing at the 15th meeting of the Governing Council of KIBGE, UoK, presided over by Vice-Chancellor, UoK, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Qaiser. The UoK is among the top Pakistani…Read More

Cell phone operators slam device & SIM sales tax

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Three of Pakistan’s operators have targeted the government’s proposed sales tax on mobile handsets and SIM cards. Mobilink, Telenor and Warid have termed the FBR’s device tax "irrational, illogical, arbitrary and incoherent". They note that it not only goes against the country’s constitution, but would also be highly difficult to implement. Pakistan already taxes the import and supply of mobile handsets, but avoidance of this duty is common…Read More

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