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COMSATS publishes Urdu translation of "One Hundred Reasons to Be a Scientist"

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article image ISLAMABAD: Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) organized the launching ceremony of Urdu translation of the book titled, "One Hundred Reasons to Be a Scientist", which was originally published in 2004 by the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy. It comprises of the life achievements of 91 contemporary scientists who played a major role in shaping the science and technology in the world during…Read More

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

PEF launches mobile app to trace out-of-school children

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has rolled out an exclusive android based mobile application to identify out-of-school children in a ceremony held recently. The app is called as Mujhay School Bhaijain’ and is a freeware available on Google Play Store and also on the PEF`s website. The application is one of the variables in education for all’ moto that education is the fundamental right of every individual and its access must be to everyone. This app will help…Read More

Formation of PHA voiced in NA

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The growing Muslim population in the world has triggered a greater potential in Halal food sector and companies across the globe are emphasizing on it. There is a need for the development of Halal food sector in Pakistan and regulation of halal trade which will boost national economy. The Pakistan Halal Authority (PHA)’ establishment has been voiced in the National Assembly (NA). The much awaited bill on setting up of PHA was moved in NA. The purpose of…Read More

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The growing potentials of cyber presence on business

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article image THE POTENTIAL of cyber presence adheres to any form of business; as it can raise sometimes dizzying list of questions for an entrepreneur. Exactly what must be put in place to make it happen? How does an online presence change the market for the business? What are competitors doing? How will people shop? What kind of security is required? How will customers pay online? We put together this guide, a primer of sorts, to help answer those questions. Why Go Online? The most stunning…Read More

9th convocation of GIK institute held

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article image STAFF REPORT SAWABI: The eminent Engineering and SandT resource hub of country, Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institution of Engineering, Science and Technology recently held 19th convocation. Jehangir Bashar, Rector of GIK Institute, lauded the role of its alumni and said that ex-students are institute’s foremost ambassadors who are playing their role in national development through their knowledge, acumen, and grip imparted by the institution. Professor Dr Javed A Chattha, Pro-Rector (…Read More

BOARD OF INTERMEDIATE EDUCATION KARACHI FINDS SOLUTION TO CURB CHEATING DURING EXAMS

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) in an attempt to curtail cheating in exams has introduced bar-coded admit cards for more than 225,000 students that will take Higher Secondary School Certificate exams starting from 28th April, 2015. Prof Anwar Ahmed Zai, Chairman BIEK, briefed in a press conference that the initiative has been taken keeping in view escalating concerns pertaining to cheating, forgery during examinations. " The students admit cards will…Read More

Pakistans IT Exports ascends By 35%, Number Of IT Companies By 12%

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Staff Report ISD: Asim Shahryar Husain, MD Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) briefed the Minister of State for IT about recent achievements in IT sector. He told that Pakistan’S IT exports increase by 35%, over last year with an estimate of $500 million in IT remittances for 2014-15. He said that the number of software houses and call centers registered with PSEB has increased by 12% during the first 8 months of 2014-15. He mentioned that PSEB had setup a Pakistan Pavilion for the first…Read More

Government of Punjab Approves Important Measures For The Promotion Of Information Technology

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Staff Report ISD: Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, Chief Minister Punjab has started "Khadim-e- Punjab Metro Wi-Fi Network Programme" for the advancement and promotion of Information Technology in the province. The targets of this program are to promote education in the province with the help of advanced technology. Under this program, the availability of Wi-Fi facility will be ensured at important educational institutions, hospitals, railway stations, airports, metro bus routes, bus stands…Read More