Day: May 29, 2012

Pakistan back-paddling on nano-technology sector

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The sitting government though apparently claims to be serious towards achieving progress in science and technology and claims to have allocated or spent billions of rupees on a number of projects in this vital field which can guarantee the country’s very survival, however, certain projects of the same nature have been shelved eating up a huge chunk of budgetary allocations mainly due to the negligence of government authorities or the project executives that had lacked ability…Read More

PSF ranked high for S and T research

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Minister of State for Science and Technology (SandT) Raheela Baloch has appreciated the Pakistan Science Foundation’s (PSF) endeavours for promotion and popularization of SandT in the country within its limited resources.She made these remarks while attending a recent briefing on PSF mandate, functions, achievements and future plans here during her visit to PSF.On the occasion, PSF Chairman Prof. Dr. Manzoor H. Soomro briefed the minister on PSF’s RandD Industry, Research…Read More

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$133m arranged to build 100MW wind farms

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Wind developers in Pakistan have raised $133 million in finance needed to press on with 100MW of capacity in the country.The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and Asian Development Bank, plus a consortium of local institutions, arranged the transaction under the Islamic finance terms.The deal will allow co-developers the Fauji Foundation and Tapal Group to build two wind farms in Sindh.The country’s National Transmission and Distribution Company (NTDC) has signed long-term…Read More

Iran may not reach deal for Pak wheat import

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: A barter trade deal between Iran and Pakistan still seems to be too far away, after Tehran expressed its unwillingness to accept Pakistani wheat containing karnal bunt or Tilletia Indica."Iran had expressed its reservations to a Pakistani delegation, who visited Tehran on April 26, about the quality of Pakistani wheat," Secretary for National Food Security and Research (NFSandR) Shafqat Hussain Nagmi and Managing Director of Pakistan Agricultural Storage and Services…Read More

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ICMS students awarded at Intel Science Fair

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: resenting the Institute of Computer and Management Sciences (ICMS) from Pakistan have won the fourth place grand award in the animal science category at this year’s recently held Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, a programme of Society for Science and the Public, at Pittsburgh, US.According to details, Shiza Gulab and Mahnoor Hasan Bushra Shahed have been awarded 50,000 dollars for their project entitled "energy square for cattle.""We support…Read More

WTISD celebrated at Mehran UET

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) in collaboration with IEEE Communication Society, Karachi Chapter organized World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD). Prof BS Chowdhry, Chief Organizer of the event and Dean Faculty of Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering, briefed about the importance of info-communication technologies (ICT) and the theme of this year "Women and Girls in ICT".Vice Chancellor Dr AQK Rajput informed…Read More

Pakistan widely celebrates Telecom Day

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan has recently celebrated the Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) under this year’s theme: "Women and Girls in ICT".Purpose of World Telecom Day is to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other ICTs can bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide.A number of events were arranged in the country particularly in the federal capital to commemorate the day.In this regard…Read More

Burraq wins the Robian12

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Robian’12 had the participation of 40 robots out of which 34 were indigenous to the Department of Electrical Engineering, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Islamabad Campus. The Winners of the Robian’12 was team BURRAQ with team members M. Bilal Aslam, Hamid Mehmood, Atif Nawaz, and Nauman Ahmed. Rs. 20000 was awarded as prize money.The Electrical Engineering department of the CIIT, Islamabad Campus since fall of 2011, has been conducting a bi-annual…Read More

UAF wins ‘GCU Brain of Pakistan’ title

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The Government College University (GCU) Lahore Ravians Quiz Society has recently organised the GCU All Pakistan Inter-University Quiz Competition 2012, which was won by the Agriculture University Faisalabad (UAF).As many as 37 universities from all over Pakistan took part in the quiz contest to win the title of "GCU Brain of Pakistan".The Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad secured the second position while the University of Engineering and Technology Lahore stood…Read More

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UAE IT firm gives 25 scholarships to Pak students

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: TEXPO Group of Companies, a UAE leading global technology infrastructure provider and an IT consulting company, has 25 scholarships for talented students of six public sector IT departments in Pakistan under a talent hunt programme.These students are selected among 371 contestants from six universities including NED University, Karachi University, Jamashoro, Balochistan and Peshawar and Karakoram, through an online countrywide test held on May 10.These one-year scholarships…Read More