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PARC & USAID’s review meeting on Conservation Agriculture

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The review meeting of Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center also known by its Spanish abbreviation CIMMYT and USAID for two days to discuss activities related to Conservation Agriculture (CA) in Pakistan. The event partners from all over the country gathered to discuss implementation related issues and future projects along […]…Read More

UVAS arranged “Post Budget Meeting on Review of Livestock Initiatives”

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Meeting recommended enhancing import duty on whey milk and powdered milk while fisheries, Poultry, Red meat sectors included in the zero rated sectors LAHORE (06-06-17): The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha (S.I) chaired a meeting on discussion of Federal Budget 2017-18 in the (UVAS) syndicate room to discuss […]…Read More

Scientists review wheat research at US-funded seminar

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Dozens of Pakistani scientists and agricultural experts at the US-funded Travelling Wheat Seminar reviewed the latest wheat research and shared experiences. The annual seminar, organised by Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) and International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), brought together wheat scientists from all over Pakistan to observe and discuss wheat research at the (PARC) wheat research centres. "Wheat scientists are able to…Read More

2015 in review telecom sector on growth trajectory

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article image The year 2015 was bad for the telecom industry of Pakistan as no new foreign direct investment (FDI) came in, all the cellular operators were struggling to increase their average revenue per user (ARPU) to become more competitive and coverage of 3G/4G services was to be expanded, but long-awaited merger was announced in the outgoing year. Similarly, long-awaited telecom policy was also announced by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) at the end of the year, while Mobilink-…Read More

MIT Technology Review launched in Pakistan

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STAFF REPORT KHI: MIT Technology has launched technology review in Pakistan to spread science and technology awareness to a wider local audience and foster entrepreneurship as well as innovation in Pakistan. This is the latest initiative in a series to create impact in Pakistan. Jason Pontin, CEO, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of MIT Tech Review, Ken Morse, Founding MD of MIT Entrepreneurship Center and Farrokh Captain, Chairman, MIT Enterprise Forum of Pakistan and Umar Saif,…Read More

Book Review: An Illustrated Glossary of Botanical Terminologies

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article image Hasnain Nangyal is an eminent research fellow who has rendered immaculate work by creating a glossary of botanical terminologies that is a great contribution in the academic sphere particularly in the field of botany. Hasnain utilized his publishing experience as he is a regular contributor of Technology Times, Microbiology World, By Science it will be a paradise, Biocogzine Newsletter etc. This is the maiden book on this subject and no prior work is done so far from Pakistan. Hasnain…Read More

US farm experts review Pak cotton project

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Two top scientists from the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) have recently visited Islamabad to lead the annual review of the Pak-US cotton productivity enhancement programme. This dynamic programme is an international collaboration with a consortium of the Pakistani government and university research facilities, USDA, and the International Center for Agricultural Research in Dryland Areas (ICARDA). The primary goal of the programme is to study the Cotton…Read More

HEC, Microsoft review progress on education alliance

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Microsoft and HEC during a recently held meeting in Islamabad reviewed progress on the "education alliance". Purpose of the meeting was to provide access to Microsoft software, improve technical skills, trainings, infrastructure and cloud services programs to university students and faculty members all over Pakistan. The benefits of this programme are available to about 156 public and private sector universities across Pakistan. HEC Chairman Prof Dr…Read More

TEVTA takes initiative to review courses

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STAFF REPORT LHR: TEVTA Chairperson Irfan Qaiser Shaikh has said that TEVTA has started revising old curricula through special gap analysis study. This process is being done in consultation with all stakeholders especially taking into account the relevant industry through a comprehensive survey by using special tool/questionnaire, developed for the purpose. A total of 51 curricula of nine different sectors have been identified ranging from three years DAE to three-month short courses. He…Read More