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ZIKA VIRUS: AN EMERGING THREAT TO HUMAN HEALTH NATIONAL AND GLOBAL SCENARIO

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article image A new emerging mosquito borne virus (Flaviviridae), first segregated in 1947 from a Rhesus monkey present in Zika forest of East African country Uganda, is the Zika virus. Its transmission is mainly by the bite of Aedes mosquitoes. In sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia, there were occasional cases after first Zika virus emergence. The outbreaks […]…Read More

Water resources of Pakistan under current changing climatic scenario

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article image Climate is an important force in driving the agricultural productivity of a particular area either directly (by influencing the crops and livestock) or indirectly (by disturbing the water resources). In the past few decades rapid changes have been observed in the climatic conditions around the globe posing some serious threats to water resources and ultimately the agriculture, especially in the developing countries. Before we go into the depth of the topic…Read More

World Hepatitis Day 2015; Scenario in Pakistan

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article image Hepatitis B and C are principal cause of liver infection that ultimately leads to many liver complications in the form of cirrhosis, liver failure and liver cancer (Hepatocellular carcinoma). July 28, 2011, marks the first official World Hepatitis Day, established by the World Health Organization (WHO). Center for Disease Control (CDC) joined with WHO in calling for a renewed commitment against a largely silent but persistent epidemic. The aim of world hepatitis day is to raise global…Read More

Sustained, resilient world needed in climate change scenario

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article image SIDRA SAIF ISB: Prof. Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, Vice-Chairman of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has said that climate change affects livelihood, water resources, food security besides causing poverty, migration and coastal flooding. "Change in climate can be observed through the warming of hot days and heat waves, and intensity of the precipitation. A small amount of warming is observed, however, its impacts are immense, which shows that if warming increases,…Read More

IPCC Vice-Chairman urges sustainable, resilient world in climate change scenario

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article image Staff Report ISD: Prof. Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, the Vice-Chairman of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has saidthat climate change affects livelihood, water resources, food security besides causing poverty,migration and coastal flooding. He was delivering a special lecture on Challenges and Opportunities of Climate Change’, here under the auspices of Sustainable development Policy Institute and Embassy of the Belgium on Friday at Marriott hotel, Islamabad. As many as…Read More

Current scenario of weed management in Pakistan

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article image Farmers had been busy in controlling weeds by different local approaches. It would be a faint dream to expect high crop yield potential without taking weed management in account. Crops can never achieve the potential claimed by the breeders because of environmental hazards and management constraints and I reckon the weeds as number one threat in this regard.  Under such circumstances, farmers’ own varieties or land races are better yielderPAKISTAN HAS diverse climatic conditions providing the…Read More

Agricultural scenario 2012-13

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article image By Dr Aamer IrshadLAST YEAR, the agricultural sector achieved a growth rate of 3.1 per cent against the target of 3.4 per cent.Low production of wheat and some minor crops was the main cause of missed targets despite better harvests of some major crops like cotton, sugarcane and maize along with satisfactory performance by the livestock sector.Bad weather and floods predominantly remained the major causes of lower agricultural output.In the same year, GDP growth was recorded at 3.7 per cent,…Read More