Day: May 22, 2012

France vows to exp and students science learning in Pakistan

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: As Pakistan has displayed its seriousness in promoting the LAAMAP - the Inquiry-Based Science Education (IBSE) Programme - in its education system with positive and result-oriented steps, France, the originator of this system, has assured to continue this programme in Pakistan, which focuses on the teaching of science in primary schools to develop the questioning attitude of children during experiments.A review meeting and workshop on IBSE Programme, being run by Pakistan…Read More

UN urges Pakistan to subsidise agriculture

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The United Nations has advised Pakistan to provide agricultural subsidies and introduce modern technologies to increase per acre yield, arrest rising food prices and alleviate hunger."Pakistan faces increasing risk from rising food prices that directly affect the most vulnerable sections of the population," says a UN report titled Economic and Social Survey for Asia and Pacific (Escap)’ - launched by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific in…Read More

UN urges Pakistan to subsidise agriculture Wheat, sugarcane under threat due to Bt Cotton

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The growing cultivation of Bacillus Thuringiensis (BT) cotton, especially in Punjab, has decreased the area under wheat and sugarcane cultivation due to relatively longer germination period of BT cotton."BT cotton is gaining popularity in Punjab and its growing cultivation is having a negative impact on other crops particularly wheat and sugarcane because of long germination period of BT cotton. Normal cotton takes about six months to BT cotton's 10 months," an…Read More

ITU Secy Gen evaluates quality of PTCL services

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: PTCL is playing a leading role in the provision of quality and affordable ICT services to the people of Pakistan, said Dr Hamadoun Toure, Secretary General of the UN Agency International Telecom Union (ITU) on his recent visit to PTCL Network Operation Centre.On the occasion, PTCL President and CEO, Walid Irshaid, apprised him about the PTCL’s state-of-the-art Network Operations Centre, the country’s largest telecom company’s network operations.The Secretary General…Read More

Iran offers to boost power in Pakistan

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article image MONITORING REPORT IBD: Iran's provincial officials have informed their Pakistani counterparts that Iran can boost electricity exports to Pakistan to help the South Asian nation overcome its persistent energy crisis."Private sector can play a vital role to strength trade and economic ties between the two countries," said Mayor of Iran's Northeastern city of Mashhad Seyed Mohammad Pezhman while addressing a delegation of Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) which has recently…Read More

Pakistan emerges as potential market for Nokia

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan has emerged as one of the biggest markets in the world for Nokia for exploring untapped areas for equipping people with affordable and advanced mobile handsets."Nokia’s next strategy is to reach billion of population living without mobile handsets and Pakistan is also the country where there is a significant number of people still living without handsets," said Saula Passos, Nokia Communication Head, while talking to the local media here.Pakistan is the…Read More

Women constitute 14pc workforce in Pak IT industry

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan’s women are actively pursuing their career having 14 per cent share of workforce in IT industry out of which 37 per cent are presently working at the mid-executive positions whereas 13 per cent are holding senior management positions in renowned local and multinational companies.These findings have been disclosed in the recently launched research study "Pakistan Women in Technology".It reveals that the participation of women in the workforce has been shown…Read More

Man claims to produce power with water

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: While Pakistan is having worst energy crisis, and worst ever power load-shedding, a 37-year-old mechanical engineer from Swat claims to have produced electricity with water.After 20 years of research, Rehan Aziz Farooqi, has invented a unique power generator that runs solely on water, and, wait for it, the design can be used to allow any engine that runs on petrol, diesel or green gas to use water as fuel.He told the media that actually the theory behind this is not totally new…Read More

MUET gets second prize at NASCON contests

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: NASCON, National Solutions Convention 2012, was an event organized by FAST Student Societies with an aim to solving the problems of the country by giving direction to the youth in aligning their passions with their academia to secure a brighter future.On the occasion, three types of events were held including Engineering, Business and Various Social events. The students of Electronics Department of Mehran UET, Jamshoro, participated in the Engineering Project based competition…Read More

Telenor starts training digital youth

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Telenor Pakistan has launched a nationwide project that would help empower a new digital generation in the country.The Telenor Talkshawk I-Champ is a knowledge-based initiative that aims to provide learning and training to young people to enable them to become future proponents in the digital age. The Telenor will partner with the Punjab government and hold Internet workshops for class 8-10 students in 150 schools in the semi-urban and rural areas of Punjab.To mark the…Read More