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GENETIC SCREENING AND GENETIC COUNSELLING AND ITS IMPORTANCE IN PAKISTAN

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article image Pakistan’s population is increasing day by day and reached up to about 20 million. It is a natural phenomenon that as much population increases the risk for different diseases also increases. The insufficient health facilities and unawareness have increased the death rates. The unawareness about Genetic diseases have increased the death rates. A large number of population of Pakistan even educated people are unaware of the two terms. Genetic…Read More

Historical prospects and importance of biological control

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What is biological control? It is a technique of controlling organisms including (insects, mites, weeds and plant diseases) by means of certain other living organisms or their products. It is a way of keeping pests below economic injury levels by the action of microbes, predators and parasitoids. Biological control is an element of an integrated pest management approach. It is an environmentally safe and efficient means of reducing pests by the use of natural enemies. Biological…Read More

And now agriculture terrorism!

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The approval of commercialization of still controversial GM corn and Bt cotton without open field trials and in the absence of regulatory SOPs is still hard for the stakeholders to digest, and now attempts are being made to introduce GM potato seed in Pakistan. Most recently events were arranged where salt tolerant potatoes were introduced to the audience. Uptill now there is nothing on ground in terms of open field trials of GM potato but unfortunately this food item, which majority of…Read More

Agriculture for growth and poverty, mitigation policies

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article image Agriculture is a vital contributor to the economy of country as it contributes one fourth to GDP, it pays 47% labour force, agro business give above 50% industrial production, earns 70% of export revenues either directly or indirectly and it provides livelihood to 67% of rural households. Majority of poor live in rural areas (near to 80% of all poor live in rural areas) and they are mainly dependent on agriculture for their food and for livelihood security. Also livestock is source…Read More

Rice-Fish Culture and its management techniques

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article image RICE-FISH CULTURE means growing of rice crop and fish together at the same time on the same piece of land. In rice-fish farming, farmers introduce another crop in the rice field and that crop is small fish. It also includes the growing of fish and rice one after another or growing simultaneously side by side in different compartments by using the same water. This technique seems to be good for both rice and fish. In this technique, fish lives in dense rice plants and in turn fish provide…Read More

Sunflower seed powerful nutrient and medical uses for human health

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article image THE SUNFLOWER, Helianthus annuus, belongs to the family Compositae. Many other useful plants belong to the sunflower family such as echinacea, lettuce, marigolds, dandelion, chicory, chrysanthemum peruvianum and thistle. The sunflower plant is 5-20’ tall and it produces large brilliant yellow flowers and edible seeds. The sunflower head with its bright yellow petals radiating from a dark hub of seeds can reach up to 12 inches in diameter. This tall, rangy plant earned its name because…Read More

SEMINAR ON "CLEANTECH COMPETITION" ORGANIZED BY ICCI AND UNIDO

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article image Staff Report ISD: A seminar on "Cleantech Competition" was jointly organized by Islamabad Chamber of Commerce (ICCI) and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) with the aim to create awareness in SMEs and start-up entrepreneurs to propel their business prospects to maximum by cultivating innovations in clean technologies. The event was attended by large number of local SMEs and entrepreneurs. The event was a part of Global Cleantech Innovation Program (GCIP)…Read More

Wateen And TIC Sign Regional Interconnect Deal

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Staff Report ISD: Wateen Telecom and Telecommunication Infrastructure Company of Iran have signed a regional interconnect agreement for data provisioning and voice services at Capacity Middle East 2015 in Dubai, UAE. The fundamental resolve of the agreement is to facilitate the customers by improved services through high capacity international terrestrial cable connectivity at Taftan-Zahedan area. This is the maiden agreement between Wateen Telecom and TICI. The agreement will be…Read More

Pakistan And South Korea Decide To Cooperate To Deal With Natural Disasters

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SIDRA SAIF ISB:Pakistan and South Korea have joined hands to mutually cooperate to deal with natural disasters. The decision was taken at a meeting of Mushahid Ullah Khan, Federal Minister for climate change with Dr. Song Jong-Hwan, Ambassador of the Republic South Korea to Pakistan. The aim of this meeting was to enhance cooperation and build a strong tie between both countries in the field of hydropower, water, agriculture, livestock, industry and science and technology sectors in order to…Read More

Warid Telecom And Ericsson Extend Managed Services Agreement For Three Years

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STAFF REPORT ISD: Warid Telecom and Ericsson signed three year managed services agreement in the Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona. As a result, Warid Telecom will have access to number of additional benefits, including enhanced network performance, an optimised seamless user experience, field service efficiency, as well as first line and second line support. Adeel Bajwa, Chairman Board Executive Committee, Warid Telecom stated on this occasion that we have strong corporate…Read More