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Smart monitoring of Punjab schools’ condition: PITB

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Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) to start smart monitoring of schools for improving condition of schools following in the 36 districts of the Punjab province. The latest evaluation by Programme Monitoring and Implementation Unit (PMIU) resulted in improved enrollment of students along with presence of teachers and accessibility of essential utilities. Dr. Umar Saif Chairman […]…Read More

Satellite for monitoring CPEC projects to blast off in 2018

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: A satellite to monitor execution of development projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is set to be launched in June 2018. The Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) and the China Great Wall Industry Cooperation (CGWIC) signed an agreement for the development and launch of the "Pakistan Remote Sensing Satellite (PRSS-1) System," said an official close to the projects under the CPEC. Minister for Planning,…Read More

Effective air quality monitoring is imperative to curtail air pollution impacts

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article image By Ahsan Jamil THE AIR pollution in the country is a mammoth challenge that is causing severe effects not only on human health but also on agricultural lands, acidification of lakes, biodiversity. The air pollution marks its menace due to uncontrolled and unaudited emissions of noxious greenhouse gases (GHG) in air from several sources such as industries, automobiles, and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) etc. The CFCs are believed to be primary culprit for stratospheric ozone layer…Read More

Flood monitoring system, a prodigy of PITB

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Staff Report LHR: A meeting was held recently to review the efficiency and capacity of flood monitoring system established by Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB). The system was developed to counter the problems that halted timely relief activities in past during floods. This system will keep alert and enable monitoring through real time monitoring dashboard thus prompting the government and flood relief organizations to take necessary measures timely so to minimize the losses that may…Read More

Anchor for optimized network monitoring in Pakistan

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article image Staff Report ISB: The RIPE Atlas Anchor was hosted by COMSATS Internet Services (CIS). The event was sponsored by Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC). The RIPE Atlas project is mainly an internet measurement network that incorporates global network of probes and anchors in order to monitor and measure internet connectivity and health of the network in real time. M. Amir Malik, CEO CIS was present on the occasion who said that CIS was the forerunner Internet Service…Read More

Anchor for optimized network monitoring in Pakistan

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article image Staff Report ISB: The RIPE Atlas Anchor was hosted by COMSATS Internet Services (CIS). The event was sponsored by Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC). The RIPE Atlas project is mainly an internet measurement network that incorporates global network of probes and anchors in order to monitor and measure internet connectivity and health of the network in real time. M. Amir Malik, CEO CIS was present on the occasion who said that CIS was the forerunner Internet Service…Read More

Flood monitoring system, a prodigy of PITB

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article image Staff Report LHR: A meeting was held recently to review the efficiency and capacity of flood monitoring system established by PunjabInformation TechnologyBoard (PITB). The system was developed to counter the problems that halted timely relief activities in past during floods. This system will keep alert and enable monitoring through real time monitoring dashboard thus prompting the government and flood relief organizations to take necessary measures timely so to minimize the losses that may…Read More

PM assign powers to PTA for content monitoring on internet

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Staff Report ISD: Prime Minister has ordered Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to monitor the content on internet and dismissed Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) as revealed by Ministry of IT and Telecommunication (MoIT) recently. This decision was made due to MOIT recommendations. The reason behind the seizing of powers from IMC is its ineffective mechanism which did not ensure web monitoring effectively. PM also emphasized on PTA for an effective and suitable mechanism to in…Read More

Ministry developing fully-automated broadcast monitoring

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Ministry of Information Technology (MoIT) is in process of developing a fully automated radio broadcast monitoring system to detect content of interest in live audio and video streams. The system will be designed to work on `Software as a Service’ (SAAS) model where end-clients will be able to exploit functionalities of the system over the web. The project called Realtime Automated Broadcast Monitoring and Information Exploitation System is being executed by the…Read More

Carbon monitoring, sequestration a way forward to carbon credit

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article image The process of capturing and long-term storage of atmospheric carbon dioxide is known as carbon sequestration. It is helpful in mitigating global warming. Sequestration of atmospheric CO2 can be achieved by reducing fossil fuel consumption and identification of sinks for long term storage of carbon dioxide. Terrestrial sink includes plants and soil. Both of them are known as main storage house of carbon dioxide. Agriculture is central to economic growth and development of Pakistan. No doubt…Read More