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Environment-damaging polythene bags still in use

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Despite ban on polythene bags, their use and production continues and goes unchecked in the federal capital. "The stall holders at Sunday bazar’s use black polythene bags without any hesitation," said Shahid Akram a resident of G-9. "Under Capital Development Authority (CDA)’s nose, the stall holders of fruit and vegetable at the same time cheat the buyers by selling sub-standard food items," a shopper Farzana Ahmed said." "…Read More

Pak researcher bags Turkish award in health, life sciences

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI:A Pakistani academcian, Dr Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, has been conferred upon a prestigious Turkish award, the 2015 International TÜBA Academy Prize, in health and life sciences. Dr Bhutta, founding director of the Centre for Excellence in Women and Child Health at the Aga Khan University and the co-director of the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health in Toronto, received the award from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in…Read More

Catalytic conversion of waste plastic bags into electricity using nanotechnology

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article image THE EFFECTS of plastic bags on the environment are really quite devastating. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), between 500 billion to a trillion plastic bags are used worldwide each year. The bags find their way directly into landfills, oceans, rivers, and parks. Normal plastic bags do not decompose quickly. Thus, these bags will be around for centuries. When they finally begin to break down, toxic substances will seep into the ground and be washed into lakes,…Read More

PITB chief bags Performer of the Year award

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) adds another feather to its cap when its Chairman Dr Umar Saif was honored with the prestigious Performer of the Year Award’ at the Karachi Social Media Summit 2015 sorted out by the Social Media Summit- a gathering that gets together with honest to goodness talks on distinctive subjects like military, administrative issues, business, remote endeavors and significantly more. Dr Umar Saif, Chairman PITB, educated the…Read More

AutoGenie startup bags heavy funding from PakWheels

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: AutoGenie which is PlanX (tech accelerator of Punjab Information Technology Board) based startup has successfully captured whoopie $100,000 funding from Pakistan’s most popular vehicles portal PakWheels.com. AutoGenie is an auto support entryway intended to help individuals in keeping up and repairing their vehicles from the solace of home. Their mechanics make house calls and just deal in genuine parts, taking out the 2 billion dollar misfortune that is generally…Read More

AutoGenie startup bags heavy funding from PakWheels

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: AutoGenie which is PlanX (tech accelerator of Punjab Information Technology Board) based startup has successfully captured whoopy $100,000 funding from Pakistan's most popular vehicles portal PakWheels.com. AutoGenie is an auto support entryway intended to help individuals in keeping up and repairing their vehicles from the solace of home. Their mechanics make house calls and just deal in genuine parts, taking out the 2 billion dollar misfortune that is generally…Read More

PITB chief bags Performer of the Year award

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) adds another feather to its cap when its Chairman Dr Umar Saif was honored with the prestigious Performer of the Year Award’ at the Karachi Social Media Summit 2015 sorted out by the Social Media Summit- a gathering that gets together with honest to goodness talks on distinctive subjects like military, administrative issues, business, remote endeavors and significantly more. Dr Umar Saif, Chairman PITB, educated the…Read More

Telenor Pakistan bags ROZEE.PKs top employer award

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Telenor Pakistan has yet again taken the center stage by securing the top employer award across all telecom companies in the country, as per ROZEE.PK’s recent Top Employer Rankings report. Factors including compensation and benefits, brand image, career growth, better work environment and social responsibilities helped ensure Telenor retain its legacy of being the top ranking employer in the entire telecom industry of Pakistan for the second consecutive year. …Read More

Pak scientist bags ICAC Researcher of Year Award

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) has declared Dr. Mehboob-ur-Rahman of the National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Pakistan, as winner of the ICAC Cotton Researcher of the Year for 2014. The ICAC honours a leading cotton researcher each year by awarding a certificate of recognition, a shield and an honorarium of $1,000. Dr. Mehboob-ur-Rahman specializes in molecular breeding and has been involved in basic as well as applied…Read More

Plastic bags affecting environment

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Masses in Pakistan should reduce pollution in the environment at least with their minimum efforts by discouraging the use of plastic bags which are not only dangerous for health but also emit hazardous effects in the environment.According to a research, a substandard plastic bag takes hundreds of years to get decomposed, and till that time it remains in the environment causing very hazardous impact on our routine life.Experts say that there is a desperate need to raise…Read More