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Deal inked to boost olive production in Potohar region

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During the first annual meeting of the Olive Development Group (ODG), USAID Punjab Enabling Environment Project (PEEP) and Allied Foods signed a grant to establish a mobile olive extraction unit. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Punjab established the ODG in May 2016 as part of their combined effort […]…Read More

Pakistan can boost its economy via biotechnology

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Among the biotech based crops, Pakistan ranked 7th among 26 countries of the world. It is successful in achieved acceptance of Insect Resistant (IR) biotech cotton grown on 2.9 million hectares. Global Status of Commercialization Biotech/GM Crops – 2016 reported the aforementioned facts at the International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) of Karachi […]…Read More

Special fund for R&D should be created to boost research culture: Dr Shahid

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article image Fifth National Conference on Physics and Emerging Science held at Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU). The Conference intended to create awareness for internationally well-matched quality research work and generating commercially feasible projects that helps the society to overcome its socio-economic problems. Vice Chancellor of AIOU Prof Shahid Siddiqui proclaimed constitution of Special Fund for Research […]…Read More

China asked to boost Pakistan’s SME sector

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The Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) pointed out that the government must develop an effective strategy to attract Chinese investment in joint ventures in the SME sector which offer low-cost job creation and rapid poverty reduction. Atif Ikram Sheikh, Chairman Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Regional Committee on […]…Read More

992 scientists engaged to boost industrial production

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article image ISLAMABAD-Engineering Development Board (EDB) has engaged a team of 992 scientists in 308 fields under Industrial Research Programme to address technical issues pertaining to product design and development. The team includes professors, scientists, technologists and researchers (Ph.D and M.Phil) to conduct research and development activities in different fields which cover almost all products related to engineering, applied physics and applied chemistry. Sources at Industries and…Read More

Pakistan needs to improve energy, security to boost growth

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article image ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Monday said that further improvements in energy supply, higher infrastructure investments, and an improved security environment will help push up Pakistan’s economic growth over the next two years. In supplement to its flagship Asian Development Outlook (ADO 2016) released in March, the ADB updated its growth forecasts for the region in the context of market shocks from the Brexit vote, saying the growth in Asia and the Pacific’s…Read More

Management practice boost up yield of cotton

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article image COTTON (GOSSYPIUMHIRSUTUM) is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective case, around the seeds of cotton plants of the genus Gossypium in the family of Malvaceae. The fibre is almost pure cellulose. Under natural conditions, the cotton bolls will tend to increase the dispersal of the seeds. The major use of cotton today is in the textile industry, the fibers or lints’ of the cotton plant are harvested and woven into fabric for the production of clothing, towels, bed…Read More

Management practice boost up yield of cotton

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article image Cotton (Gossypiumhirsutum) is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective case, around the seeds of cotton plants of the genusGossypiumin the family of Malvaceae. The fibre is almost pure cellulose. Under natural conditions, the cotton bolls will tend to increase the dispersal of the seeds.The major use of cotton today is in the textile industry, the fibers or 'lints' of the cotton plant are harvested and woven into fabric for the production of clothing, towels, bed sheets…Read More

Academia-industry linkages stressed to boost growth

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The gap between education and its practice can be narrowed by linking up academia and industry, Prof James Trevelyan from the University of Western Australia has said. Trevelyan was addressing the seminar titled Bridging the Education-Practice Divide: Developing Graduate Engineers Who Standout from the Crowd’ held at the University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore. He emphasized the importance of research and being aware of new trends in engineering…Read More

HEC-US collaboration to boost higher education

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: HEC Executive Director Dr Arshad Ali has said that Pakistan-US university partnerships have been helping to promote higher education in Pakistan by utilising the experiences of US partners. While speaking at the a day-long Pak-US university partnerships follow-up workshop organised jointly by HEC and US Embassy, HEC Executive Director Dr Arshad said that the partnerships among the higher education institutions of the two countries will go a long way in achieving…Read More