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National ICT R&D Fund decides to cut scholarships

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The National ICT RandD Fund has decided to slash the number of scholarships to 165 from 500 under the Prime Minister’s National ICT RandD scholarship programme (PMNICTSP), it is learnt.The official documents show that Project Appraisal Committee (PAC) has discussed the programme at length and recommend the award of 150 fully funded 4-year scholarships in ICT disciplines as HRD solicited project to the board. National ICT RandD Fund can offer limited number of…Read More

CIMMYT decides to setup of Research Centre at NARC

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The research and development (RandD) is the amalgamation of knowledge, innovation, and ability to improvise. The agriculture sector of Pakistan is the major economy stabilizer sector of the country having share of almost 21% in the GDP. The RandD activities need significant boost in agri sector. The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) has articulated its intention to establish a research centre at the National Agriculture Research Centre (NARC)…Read More

CIMMYT decides to setup of Research Centre at NARC

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The research and development (RandD) is the amalgamation of knowledge, innovation, and ability to improvise. The agriculture sector of Pakistan is the major economy stabilizer sector of the country having share of almost 21% in the GDP. The RandD activities need significant boost in agri sector. The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) has articulated its intention to establish a research centre at the National Agriculture Research Centre (NARC) recently…Read More

Nayatel decides to hunt Faisalabad and Peshawar

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Nayatel, key player in broadband industry of Pakistan after successful operations and capturing major chunk of market now has decided to extend its FTTH broadband services to Faisalabad and Peshawar. Senior officials of the company apprised that Faisalabad and Peshawar are the next potential targets of the company having immense prospects. Nayatel is optimistic to successfully exploit the market share in those cities as well being cost effective and best customer support…Read More

Mobilink decides to upgrade optical network

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Mobilink, leading player in telecom sector of Pakistan has decided to upgrade its countrywide optical network to 100 Gigabytes/second (Gbps). The upgraded Optical Transport Network (OTN) will be the only of its kind in Pakistan. Huawei has been formally been awarded the contract of this venture. This upgradation will provide the subscribers an increased bandwidth, reliability and improved communication experience. Jeffrey Hedberg, President and CEO Mobilink said, &…Read More

Mobilink decides to upgrade its optical network

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Mobilink, leading player in telecom sector of Pakistan has decided to upgrade its countrywide optical network to 100 Gigabytes/second (Gbps). The upgraded Optical Transport Network (OTN) will be the only of its kind in Pakistan. Huawei has been formally been awarded the contract of this venture. This upgradation will provide the subscribers an increased bandwidth, reliability and improved communication experience. Jeffrey Hedberg, President and CEO Mobilink said, "…Read More

Warid decides to launch 4G LTE Trial

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article image Confirmed by cellphone users, One of the two cellular companies who purchased 3G + 4G license has decided to provide doorstep delivery of 4G sims to users who are interested in the testing stage of 4G service. This company is none other than the "Seventh mobile carrier to enter the Pakistani Market" namely "Warid". Yes, Warid has finally decided to take 4G LTE trials and beta testers will be selected by Warid itself. Users confirm that they have received calls from the…Read More

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Zong decides to set up computer lab at COMSATS

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STAFF REPORT LHR: ZONG will be setting up a high-tech 30-node computer lab at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Wah campus, to help the students of Computer Engineering for carrying out their projects with state-of-the-art equipment. Not only this, the telecom giant will also be setting up wifi facility at selected blocks of the campus to help the students stay connected for educational purpose. It to provide SMS based solution to COMSATS for facilitating on campus…Read More

Govt decides to introduce labelling GM foods

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The government has decided to introduce labelling of genetically modified (GM) food in the country in order to protect consumers from malpractices of producers and suppliers of bio-technology products.Through this initiative the farmers would be given a choice whether to consume GM or non-GM food, an official of the agriculture ministry told this scribe.It is to be mentioned here that the international rules for labelling of GM food vary considerably. Some countries are in the…Read More

HEC decides to establish Pak Technology Council

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: While taking an initiative towards regulating as well as promoting technological education in the country, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has at last decided to establish Pakistan Technology Council (PTC)."Pakistan needs to have more technological access and the country's universities need to develop their respective curriculum as per requirements of international standards to promote technical education," a senior official of the HEC disclosed to his scribe on…Read More