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Life Straw, a basic necessity for Water Security

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article image Being a developing country, Pakistan is unable to meet the demand of safe drinking water. The unavailability of safe drinking water is leading to serious diseases including Diarrhea which is caused by poorly drained or unsafe drinking water. According to WHO report 25%-30% of all hospital admissions are associated with water borne bacterial and parasitic diseases with 60% of infant deaths caused by water borne infections. In Pakistan, according to an estimation 250,000 children under the age of 5 years die every year due to water borne diseases. One of the most simple, delicate and inexpensive device is Life straw that provides instant access to clean and safe water. It is the only ‘truly outdoor product’ that is available in the public health segment.…Read More

Understanding Pesticide Safety – Basic community guidelines

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article image Pesticides serve as an important component of crop protection schemes. Farmers are always interested to control damaging living organisms before they interfere with the crop economics. A wide range of products including insecticides, herbicides and fungicides provides a time efficient solution to control an array of pests. Pesticides are toxic chemicals and their use must be precautious. The transport, storage and handling should be done following all the…Read More

ICGEB training course on basic biotechnology techniques

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STAFF REPORT LHR: National Academy of Young Scientists (NAYS) Pakistan in collaboration with International Centre for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (ICGEB), Trieste, Italy, has recently organized a three-day hands-on training course on "Basic Biotechnology Techniques" at Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), Karachi. The event comprised various lectures from national and international guest speakers which covered a wide area of recent advancements in various fields…Read More

ICGEB training course on basic biotechnology techniques

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: National Academy of Young Scientists (NAYS) Pakistan in collaboration with International Centre for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (ICGEB), Trieste, Italy, has recently organized a three-day hands-on training course on "Basic Biotechnology Techniques" at Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), Karachi. The event comprised various lectures from national and international guest speakers which covered a wide area of recent advancements in various fields…Read More

Free internet for basic phone users

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article image Staff Report ISD: In order to engage a large community towards internet, the Microsoft lumia with Opera Mini sponsored the facility of free internet access. Now Telenor and Mobilink customers in Pakistan can enjoy free internet through Opera Mini browser by just click on free internet icon. Limited free internet offer enables customers to experience internet via their mobile phones without any fear of high cost. The offer comprises on 10MB free internet that can be used over a period of…Read More

Basic control system in gene expression

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The flow of information from a gene to it product is from DNA to RNA to protein. The properties of different protein products of genes are determined by the sequence of amino acids of the polypeptide chain and by the way in which the chain is folded. Each gene is usually responsible for the synthesis of a single polypeptide. Gene expression begins with the enzymatic synthesis of an RNA molecule that is a copy of one strand of the DNA segment corresponding to the gene. This process is called…Read More

4,000 villages ensured basic telephony, data services

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Universal Service Fund (USF), under its Rural Telecom Programme, has so far provided basic telephony and data services in almost 4,000 villages which also included areas where people had to walk kilometers to make even a single phone call. Under the programme, launched to facilitate the far-flung areas, the Fund had signed contracts with 6,410 mauzas, of which 3,967 contracts have been completed and 3,940 of them audited. "In telecenters domain, work on 51…Read More

PTCL offers for Broadb and Student Basic Package on promotional basis

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has introduced a new exciting offer to upgrade its 1 Mbps student basic package customers to 2 Mbps package without any additional charges."Customers can avail this grand offer without any additional charges by September 30, 2012. After the expiry of the promotional period 2 Mbps Student Basic package will be available at Rs 1,299," says a press release issued here.It also said that the subscribers who wish to opt out…Read More

Basic Life Support and Fire Safety Workshop concludes

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WWF-Pakistan recently signed a project agreement with European Union Switch-Asia Programme titled Sustainable cotton production in Pakistan’s cotton ginning SMEs’ which will help further expand the work of BCI. Under this initiative WWF-P also aims to empower and improving the working  conditions of poor labors working at ginning factory under Decent Work component as described by ILO.In support of project activities pertaining to Occupational Health and Safety, WWF-Pak organized a two days…Read More