Day: October 4, 2013

Forget about impact factor, lets create impact: HEC ED

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article image STAFF REPORT ISLAMABAD: Since Pakistan is seriously taking initiatives to put on track the science and technology research in order to meet progress targets amid the modern age, now this is the time to shift our focus, we should forget about impact factors and create impact - the key factor behind the success story of the western nations. "Youth, scientists and researchers are plying an important role. Research impact is that impact must be demonstrable. It is not enough just to…Read More

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US firm to set up 50MW wind power plant in Sindh

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: A United States company - Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) - to build a 50MW wind power plant in Sindh. US Richard Olson has recently signed a $95 million, ten-year, loan on behalf of the OPIC to Sapphire Wind Power Company for this purpose. Situated in the Ghoro-Keti Bandar wind corridor near Jhimpir, the plant will be designed to generate 133-gigawatt hours of emission-free electricity annually using 33 General Electric (GE) turbines. The Ambassador…Read More

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Cellos mocking PTA orders on Night Packages

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Cellular companies rejecting the orders of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) continued to provide their customers with day-night and SMS packages, arguing that there exist no rules about such packages. PTA had ordered closure of the night packages by Monday night, but the facilities were not suspended. It is to be mentioned here that the government of Pakistan had directed cellular companies to stop free of cost packages at night saying that such facilities…Read More

Deforestation in GB may damage environment

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The recent hike in illegal cutting of tree started after a controversial notification by former Prime Minister, Pervaiz Ashraf under which authorities allowed to dispose of 4 million cubic feet of felled timber already cut legally or illegally in district Diamer of Gilgit Baltistan. The controversial lifting of decades old ban on transportation of felled timber has provided an opportunity to timber mafia to chop more trees in the area. Environmentalists fear that…Read More

Govt working to attract expats in IT, other fields

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The government is working on a plan to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) from rich Pakistanis expats in various fields especially information technology, automobile vending industry, medical equipment and services and hospitality sectors. A senior government official said the work on an incentive package to attract overseas Pakistanis has been triggered following an advice from the World Bank economists Dan Biller and Ernesto Sanchez-Triana who viewed Pakistan’s…Read More

Australian varsity to offer PhD scholarships

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The University of New South Wales (UNSW) Australia would provide fully funded scholarship to the Pakistani students for pursuing the Doctoral Studies. The Higher Education Commission (HEC) and the Australian University have recently signed a memorandum of understanding in this regard. Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Peter Heyward, was the chief guest on the occasion. "The agreement is a milestone for strengthening relationships between the two…Read More

Cell phones import drops by 15 per cent

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The mobile phone imports into the country decreased by 15.16 per cent and 34.87 per cent during the month of July, when compared to the imports of July 2012 and June last year respectively. According to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), the imports of mobile phones into the country during July 2013 were recorded at $44.678 million against the imports of $52.66 million during July 2012 and $68.594 million in June last. Meanwhile, the overall imports of telecom…Read More

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Dr Jaspal first Ph.D in Meat Science

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Dr Muhammad Hayat Jaspal of University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) has recently completed his PhD in Meat Science and Technology from University of Bristol, UK, and resumed his duties as Assistant Professor in the Department of Meat Science and Technology. Dr Jaspal is the first PhD in Pakistan in the discipline of Meat Science and Technology, says a press release issued here. In the UK, he was awarded a gold medal and cash prize by the British Poultry…Read More

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PCSIR makes Dioxin testing lab operative

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STAFF REPORT KHI: The Pakistan Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR) has set into motion its the Dioxin Testing Laboratory that would help the fisheries sector in the country adhere to the prescribed international standards and thereby strengthen the case for relisting of the Pakisani fisheries products, enabling them to export quality products to the European Union and other countries. The project was inaugurated by Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Zahid…Read More

UN moves to confirm Pak claim on 50,000 sq kms in Arabian Sea

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MONITORING REPORT IBD: The United Nations has agreed to constitute a sub commission to finalise the technical details confirming Pakistan’s claim over 50,000 square kilometres of Exclusive Extended Economic Zone in the Arabian Sea. "The constitution of the sub-commission by the UN Commission on Law of Seas (UNCLOS) in our case means that Pakistan has almost made the case," an official source said, adding that this really was great news, UNCLOS has recently to Pakistan. …Read More

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