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Biopesticides: key component in integrated pest management

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article image AGRICULTURE IS facing destructive activities of pests and weeds resulting in dramatic loss of productivity. Advancement in fertilizer and pesticides resolved these crises to great extent. But the overuse of these substances sometime leads to serious threats for soil environment and crops and damaging microbial population in soil and also resistance is produced in pests against these pesticides. Moreover the persistent time of residues of these pesticides is very high. The gradual reduction in…Read More

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

Mitigating floods through co-ordinated climate smart agriculture and land use patterns in Pakistan

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Pakistan has got unique geo-climatic conditions and topography descending from the world’s 2 nd highest peak in the North more than 8000 meters high to the sea level in the South which is a blessing in disguise for the gravity irrigation system and hydel power generation. But on the other end it makes the damage high when there are floods due to heavy seasonal rains or melting of glaciers and snow on the hills. The central plains of Punjab, Indus river…Read More

JOVAGO.NET HOLDS MEDIA MEET UP IN ISLAMABAD

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article image Islamabad, 28 th July 2016: Jovago.net , an Online Hotel Booking website in its aim to strengthen tourism and to create awareness to book hotels online holds a media meet up in Islamabad. The purpose of this media meet up is to provide information and to raise public awareness about Jovago, enhance relationship with media and bloggers community and provide tourists with a fast, reliable and easy to use service to book the perfect accommodation for…Read More

Female Online Buying Trends In Pakistan

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Various recent studies have confirmed the fact that Pakistan’s ecommerce industry is growing fast and has the potential of expanding multi folds in the near future. In Pakistan, there are 30 million internet users (Jabri, 2016). Among them online purchases have accounted for $30 million and are expected to grow (Jabri, 2016). But most of these purchases are recorded to be done far more than males relative to the female population. According to the Kaymu Ecommerce Report on 2015, 70…Read More

Ufone reports extraordinary CSR activity in genuine soul of Ramzan

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: In accordance with the genuine soul of Ramzan of caring and giving, Ufone announced and extraordinary campaign that will shed spotlight on 3 distinctive compassionate initiatives. This Ufone Ramzan 2016 campaign will give free media space on TV stations, daily papers, bulletins and digital media to the 3 people, empowering them to connect broadly to the masses with their informing looking for motivation and backing to their cause for the advantage of the deserving. Ufone has…Read More

Investment in IT industry goes up at $5.138b

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STAFF REPORT ISB: IT investment in Pakistan has risen to $5.138 billion as the sector is moving on a fast track. The Pakistan Telecom Authority and the five key companies operating in the country say "a large portion of this investment inflow is from foreign investors ranging from the UAE to Egypt, the US and China, among others". The amount includes investment made between FY-2010 and end-2015. A good year for investment was FY-2014 when the amount was $1,815.6 million and…Read More

Work on biofuel in full swing

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STAFF REPORT LHR: The Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR) Laboratories is working on a number of research oriented projects, the most important being to produce biofuel from crop residue. Established in 1953 to help industry and small and medium enterprises (SME) in troubleshooting, quality assurance and quality control, the Institute is also working on a plan to set up a modern laboratory for testing the efficiency of electrical appliances, something not done…Read More

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AUCTION OF 3G/4G SPECTRUM STILL HANGS IN BALANCE

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The auction for next generation network spectrum (3G/4G) hangs in the balance, as InterConnect Communication, the consultant hired for the auction, has reportedly painted a gloomy picture of market readiness. According to an official in PTA, the consultant has completed the market assessment after holding a series of meetings with various stakeholders, including telecom operators in the country. After extensive exercise, the consultant has drafted a report and submitted…Read More

NUML organises in-house project display

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: TheFaculty of Engineering and Computer Sciences of National University of Modern Languages (NUML) has recently arranged an in-house project display 2016 at NUML in which final year students of MCS, BSCS and BSSE displayed their final projects. NUML Rector Major General (r) Ziaud Din Najam inaugurated the ceremony while NUML Director General (DG) Brig Riaz Ahmed Gondal, Registrar Brig Aminullah Khan and Dean Dr Muhammad Akbar were also present on the occasion. …Read More