Day: December 16, 2012

Issue upto 5 SIMs against one CNIC: PTA

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STAFF REPORT IBD: All mobile phone operators have been directed by the telecom authority to monitor the number of SIMs issued against one CNIC before selling new SIMs to a customer and that new SIMs should not be sold to anyone already having over five SIMs registered against one CNIC.Under these directives by the PTA, now a customer can have maximum five SIMs. The only way to get new SIM - if he/she has already five SIMs - is to get old, inactive and un-used SIMs blocked before making a new…Read More

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Use of modern technologies must to ensure information security

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The utilisation of modern technology is vital to overcome the challenges being faced by the society especially economic and security issues. The challenges being faced by Pakistan are global in nature and greater collaboration and sharing of technological advancements is needed to overcome these challenges."Modern researches regarding security softwares and cloud computing in addition to other relevant applications are there across the world which could accurately deliver…Read More

PTCL executives share insights with HR, business teams at moot

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The PTCL has recently held its day-long Annual Sales Conference 2012 today at a local hotel here where Senior Executive Vice President (SEVP) Commercial, Naveed Saeed, and Senior Executive Vice President (SEVP) Human Resources, Syed Mazhar Hussain, shared valuable insights and held brainstorming sessions, focused on improving the processes and methodologies determining the customer experience."Our people empower our business by conceiving ideas, sharing insights, and…Read More

Intel honours teachers, students with awards

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Intel Pakistan has organized the Intel Education Awards Ceremony in Islamabad, under the Intel Education Initiative, in order to recognize the impressive performance of outstanding schools and teachers across Pakistan.Of all the participants in the Intel Teach Programme contest, 15 won awards, in recognition of their accomplishments in implementing technology to promote inquiry-based learning."Teachers and schools who are able to integrate technology seamlessly into the…Read More

Environment experts fear mercury pollution rising

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Widespread global mercury contamination of seafood and health effects from methyl-mercury in seafood occurring below the level that was considered "safe" just a few years ago, says a recent report."The level of mercury in the Pacific Ocean is projected to increase by 50 per cent by 2050 if the current pollution trends continue unabated," said Dr. Mahmood Khwaja, Senior Advisor, Chemicals and Sustainable Industrial Development, SDPI, on the occasion of the…Read More

Workshop airs role of facultys self-assessment

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC), Institute of Space Technology (IST), has recently organized a one-day workshop on "The Contributions and Responsibilities of Faculty in Self Assessment". Abdul Wahab Motla, Director QEC of Air University, was the resource person for the workshop.The workshop was specifically designed for faculty members. The workshop aimed to update faculty members about QA Instrumental Approach and HEC’s criteria and procedure of Self-Assessment…Read More

Team Pakistan won four Silvers at APICTA

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Pakistani team has won four Silver Awards at the Asia Pacific ICT Awards 2012 ceremony held last week at the Empire Country Club in Brunei Darussalam.According to a statement issued by PASHA, the Centre for Advanced Research in Engineering (CARE) won a Silver in the Communications category; Tunacode’s gKrypt won the Silver award in the Security Category; Pi-Labs Inc’s Candy Pot and Feed Garfield Gaming Engine won the Silver in New Media and Entertainment and the NUST/CARE…Read More

PARB funds 53 projects with Rs1billion

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The Punjab Agricultural Research Board (PARB) has provided Rs I billion funds for 53 research projects on high priority under the Competitive Grant System during the last three years.This was disclosed in the PARB Board meeting which examined the outcomes of the evaluation report of 13 randomly selected PARB funded projects and expressed satisfaction on the evaluation of these projects. The evaluation was conducted by a committee exclusively constituted by the Board comprising…Read More

Teradata, Telenor ink deal for better coop

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STAFF REPORT IBD: Teradata Corporation, the data analytic solutions company, has signed an agreement with Telenor Pakistan in order to extend its business analytics to new areas of its business. A Teradata customer since 2005 has been in the forefront of using Data Warehouse and Analytics within Pakistan.Telenor Pakistan is also recognized as a leader within Telenor Group with regards to usage and maturity of Analytics."The current project has been fuelled by a combination of consulting…Read More

DAP shortage may hit wheat output

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STAFF REPORT KHI: Wheat sowing may suffer as goods transporters’ strike has badly disturbed the supply of fertilizers across the country.The application of Di Ammonium Phosphate (DAP) is highly recommended at the time of sowing and the sowing of wheat crop may be delayed in major parts of the country, if DAP supplies are not restored immediately, experts says.The said that the DAP supply is disturbed at a time, when wheat sowing across the country has almost completed and now the farmers need…Read More