Day: December 25, 2012

Fostering science culture to lay foundation of developed state

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article image By Paras AliSINCE SCIENCE and technology are the most important parameters and essential tools for the development of any country in the modern times, we must concentrate on disseminating more knowledge to our youth so that noble laureates could be produced in Pakistan. Innovation in science is more likely to be done by young future scientists. Science and technology are the most important parameters and essential tools for the development of any country.These were the very common remarks of the…Read More

Intel Pakistan announces roadmap for year 2013

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The Intel Pakistan, while highlighting company’s roadmap for the upcoming year, has enumerated achievements it secured during the year 2012 at a session recently held for media."The 2012 was an exciting year for Intel in Asia Pacific region as it made a leap forward by unveiling next generation processors, also known as third gen Intel Processors, that changed the way people use and interact with computing technology from interactive signs, smart cars to smartphones,…Read More

PTCL opens One-Stop Shop in Lahore

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: PTCL has inaugurated a revamped and redesigned PTCL One-Stop Shop (OSS) located in PTCL CTH Building, near the Mall Lahore.PTCL's nation-wide One-Stop Shops are considered the public face of the company. These PTCL shops are facilitating customers by offering them quality products and services in billing adjustments, fault rectification, new service requests, duplicate bills, billing installments and payments all under one roof.Senior Executive Vice President (SEVP) Commercial…Read More

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LDI operators may fix call rates after ICH

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The LDI operators in Pakistan may form a rate consensus strategy fixing the charges on international calls close to ICH levels after the PTA dissolved the International Clearing House.This would require a strong consensus amongst the LDI operators regarding the fixation of market shares and international call rates without any authority supervising them.This decision would have its consequences on the profitability of all the LDI operators however, and PTCL to be least affected…Read More

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IBM moves to prepare students for future jobs

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: IBM has announced an array of programmes and resources to help students and IT professionals develop new technology skills and prepare for jobs of the future. The initiatives include new training courses and resources for IT professionals, technology and curriculum materials for educators and expanded programmes to directly engage students with real-world business challenges.With reference to the students in Pakistan, Adnan Siddiqui, Country General Manager, IBM Pakistan and…Read More

Wi-tribe unveils winners of Pak Developers Challenge

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Entrants to the wi-tribe Pakistan Developers Challenge 2012(PDC2012) got their moment to shine after wi-tribe announced the winners of 17 award categories at a ceremony held here recently.According to details, in partnership with education and technology industry giants including Punjab IT Board (PITB), Higher Education Commission (HEC), Microsoft, Intel, Pakistan Software House Association (P@SHA) and Dell Inc, the entrants were offered the chance to contest in and win prizes…Read More

Pak student gets $5000 reward from PayPal

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STAFF REPORT KHI: Rafay Baloch, an independent security researcher from Karachi, has been rewarded with $5,000 for reporting a remote command execution bug in the PayPal’s website.According to details, the PayPal had announced that this reward initiative for those researchers who would report about the existence of a bug and its subsequent remote command execution.Rafay Baloch explained that the bug he had reported was very critical in nature and carried a high amount of risk to the PayPal as…Read More

COMSATS set to offer cloud services from 2013

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article image STAFF REPORT FBD: COMSATS Internet Services (CIS) has planned to offer cloud solution’ along with video conferencing services from the coming year starting from January."COMSATS posted 18 per cent growth in revenues in 2011-12 and is set to grow further adding new services into its fold during the upcoming year," said Asim Shahryar Husain, Chief Executive Officer of CIS, at an event recently organized for COMSATS employees in Faisalabad. Advisor COMSATS Tajammul Husain was the chief…Read More

Science essay contest winners awarded

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The winners of the Science Essay Competition have been given cash prize, certificates and shields at a ceremony recently held here. The essay contest "Science and Peace" was organised by National Academy of Young Scientists (NAYS) in collaboration with Technology Times.The essays were evaluated by eminent scientists of Pakistan. According to the results, Muhammad Hamid Chaudhary from Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, Bhawalpur, grabbed the first prize, Zia Mohy-ud-Din of…Read More

Pakistans budget on edu far less than set by UN level

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STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan’s spending on education is still much below the level recommended by the United Nations (UN). Instead of the 6 per cent that the UN recommends, we have dedicated just 2.3 per cent of our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to education.Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Javaid Laghari said this at a recently held two-day international conference at the NUML here.The conference was about the contemporary and emerging trends in business and management. "Subjects…Read More