Day: January 23, 2012

PTA celebrated 100 million cellular subscriber mark

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article image The cellular mobile Industry of Pakistan has achieved 100 million subscription mark in year 2010, in order to commemorate this landmark achievement, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) organised 100 million cellular subscription celebration event at Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA).During this landmark ceremony Prime Minister of Pakistan Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, was the Chief guest.Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecom, Sardar Aseff, Chairman PTA Dr Mohammed…Read More

Increased farm inputs prices dent wheat sowing

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Pakistan is surely having less wheat production than in the last year, as the government has missed the wheat sowing target by 2 to 2.5 per cent in the ongoing Rabi crop season, shows an unofficial data about wheat sowing exercise.Last year, the government had covered 8.9 million hectares for wheat sowing and the same was considered for the current year. However, the initial estimates reveal that the wheat sowing target has been missed by 2.5 to 3 per cent, which might affect…Read More

NAYS-IEC moot honours young innovative minds

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan is far behind in the field of science and technology from other countries in the world. Creativity level in Pakistan is very low while those having some creativity are not provided with the platform to share their ideas with the world. There is a huge need of innovation in the fields of science and technology.The NAYS has initiated a programme known as "Emerging Ideas Conference" in order to provide the young researchers a platform which they can use for…Read More

CLCV major threat to Pak cotton crop

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The Cotton Leaf Curl Virus (CLCV) has surfaced as a major threat to Pakistan's cotton crop along with other sucking pests, as no cotton variety is available resistant against these diseases."Studies on Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) cotton have acknowledged that farmers in Pakistan are not making the most of Bt cotton because the Bt varieties are developed by various private sector plant breeders by transferring Bt trait to locally developed cotton varieties," the State…Read More

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French Expo highlights chemistrys role in life

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The six-day traveling expo titled "It’s All About Chemistry" has recently been held at the Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam, in order to provide a first-hand picture of the role of chemistry in our daily life students and general public.The event was organized by the Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) with the support of France embassy.On the occasion, PSF Chairman Prof Dr. Manzoor Soomro highlighted the role of traveling expos for creating science awareness…Read More

Pakistan amongst 20 most climate-vulnerable states

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan has been ranked amongst the 20 most climate-vulnerable countries worldwide, reveals Maplecroft, a British risk assessment consultancy, that ranks countries by their expected climate vulnerability over the next 30 years."Bangladesh is more vulnerable than its neighbours such as India, Pakistan and Nepal, who ranked 7, 14 and 16 respectively," the report recently released here says.Malik Amin Aslam Khan, a former minister of state for environment, is of the…Read More

Scientists imparted training on digital photography

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The Pakistan Scientific and Technological Information Centre (PASTIC), Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, has recently organized a three-day training course on the theme of "Art of Scientific Digital Photography with Advanced features".The objective of the event was to train the scientists in the field of digital photography for better representation of their research work through professional techniques, an official of the training team said.Maqsood Ahmed a senior…Read More

Pakistan tops Google search for Quran

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan tops the list of countries which searched for Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Quran, education and English on Google during 2011.According to a recent report, Pakistan topped the list among all countries in the world to search for the word Muhammad (PBUH)’. Five Pakistani cities also top the first five spots.2. Islam: Pakistan ranked as number three in the world to search the word Islam’ on Google the same year.3. Quran: Pakistan was the number one location to search the…Read More

Deal inked for subscribers authentication, authorisation

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and all cellular mobile operators of the country have recently signed a joint framework to move towards a new era in mobile subscriber authentication and authorization.According to the details, the new framework, which is likely to be launched commercially by the end of March, will eliminate the need of paper documentation at the sale points by automating the pre-sale procedure thereby linking it with the already automated post-sale…Read More

Punjab takes initiative to become livestock hub

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: In order to making Punjab livestock "a dairy hub" and showcase the province’s potential in livestock sector, the provincial government has planned to set up more livestock training centres at divisional level throughout the province."Pakistan could earn huge foreign exchange by developing livestock sector and marketing its value-added products in Central Asia and South East Asian markets," said Senior Advisor to CM, Zulfikar Khosa, while addressing…Read More