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KU to award 41 PhD, 13 M Phil degrees

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article image KARACHI: The University of Karachi would award 41 PhD and 13 M.Phil degrees, an official of the institution said on Sunday. He pointed out that Prof. Dr. Mozzam Ali Khan, Registrar, University of Karachi, announced that the Board of Advanced Studies and Research (BASR), University of Karachi, in its meeting held under the chairmanship of Prof. Dr. Muhammad Qaiser, Vice Chancellor, decided to award 41 Ph.D. and 13 M.Phil degrees in various disciplines. The M.Phil degrees will be awarded to…Read More

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Mobilink empowering women in KP through m-learning initiative

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Mobilink Foundation, under its Make Your Mark’ initiative, has teamed up with The Institute of Social and Policy Sciences (I-SAPS) and GuarantCo for SMS-based Adult Female Literacy Programme’, which is enabling learners to get ICT-based education. Through this initiative, the company is educating around 4,050 women in eight rural districts of KP including Mardan, Swabi, Nowshera, Malakand, Haripur, Mansehra, Kohat and Buner. "Our m-Literacy project started with 250…Read More

Protecting m-wallets against malicious apps

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According to a report, the State Bank of Pakistan is eyeing to achieve a manifold surge in mobile-wallets (m-wallet) to over 50 million by the year 2020. This could be a major achievement as the country has already widely welcomed the IT-based monetary services particularly e-banking. Although provision of bank branches at village level across the country is not feasible, yet it created space for the successful launch of branchless banking especially in remote and rural populations. The last…Read More

Message from Dr. M. Khan Leghari DG of Pakistan Museum of Natural History

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article image THE INTERNATIONAL Biodiversity day is an opportunity to stride forward to realize the importance of biodiversity and mobilize ourselves to preserve biological diversity so to ensure that its benefits are shared by all. It is significant that we have neither ended exploring the exquisiteness of our country`s biological diversity, nor have we fully assessed its role in humanity’s well-being and survival, yet we have begun to destroy it unfortunately There are serious…Read More

Intel Launches the Intel® Core™ M Processor

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New Core M Enables Razor-thin, Fanless Designs with the Optimal Blend of Beauty, Performance and Battery Life; Available Late 2014 Islamabad,September 6-At IFA, the global trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances,Intel haslaunched thenew Intel® Core™ M processor, which will power new 2in1 devices from a variety of manufacturers, including: Acer*, ASUS*, Dell*, HP*, Lenovo* and Toshiba*. Delivering the optimal blend of mobility and performance, Intel’s new processor…Read More

Potential of m-health to improve health status

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article image Mobile technologies are increasingly growing in developing countries like Pakistan. There have been several new researches and developments in this field around the globe. Currently, mobile phone is becoming a momentous Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tool not only in urban regions but also in remote and rural areas. The rapid expansion in the technologies, simplicity to use and the falling costs of devices; make the mobile an appropriate and adaptable tool to bridge the…Read More

M-banking network reaches over 125,000 mark

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The introduction of new players has helped the overall numbers of agents of m-banking network to touch over 125,000 mark till March 2014. New players in the m-banking market can further expand the existing base of m-banking network as a healthy competition in the market and reduces the cost of m-banking transactions while new products and business models are launched considering the consumer requirements. The PTA aims to provide an enabling environment for mobile banking…Read More

M-banking to facilitate unserved people

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The recent years have witnessed a revolutionary concept of social and economic services that are fast changing with introduction of innovative mobile payments (m-payment) systems. M-payment systems are particularly important for financial inclusion of poor and unserved in formal financial system and thereby are playing a vital role for an inclusive growth and poverty reduction in Pakistan. The country’s cellular mobile companies and financial institutions have…Read More

Ufone, HBL start corporate m-payments service

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STAFF REPORT IBD: Mobile services provider, Ufone, in partnership with financial services provider BHL, has launched a service for corporate customers. Dubbed UPayments Business to Business (B2B)’, the service allows corporate users to carry out a range of financial transactions via the UPayments platform. In the initial phase, 90 Ufone franchises will use this service for their daily payments. The registration process requires both Ufone and the franchise to have an account in the…Read More

m-health and the future of healthcare

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article image HEALTH IS considered as a universal human aspiration and a basic human right. The growth of society can be precise by the eminence of its population’s health, how reasonably health is disseminated across the social spectrum, and the degree of protection. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), among 57 countries, generally in the developing countries, there is a serious shortage in healthcare workers, representing a total deficit of 2.4 million healthcare workers worldwide. WHO…Read More