Day: December 4, 2013

Science for water cooperation pivotal for promoting innovations

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Sufficient water availability has increasingly become a critical issue especially in the Asian states including Pakistan, which has the potential to damage their agro-economy and national life in addition to putting at stake the world peace. However, cooperation among governments, local communities and world organizations can play an important role in amicably resolving this issue. By engaging communities and integrating all knowledge, including traditional and…Read More

IST launches Pakistans first Cubesat satellite

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Institute of Space Technology (IST) has launched Pakistan’s first Cubesat satellite, iCUBE-1, onboard Dnepr launch vehicle from Yasny launch base, Russia. It is a welcoming news for higher education institutions, students and researchers of Pakistan that IST has etched its name among the foremost universities in the World who have built and launched a Cubesat satellite. This Cubesat satellite will open up a wide vista of future experiments that can be carried…Read More

All union councils to have optic fibre

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Optic fiber to all Union Councils across Pakistan would be laid under an initiative of the Universal Service Fund Company (USFCo), Ministry of Information Technology. State Minister for IT Rahman Khan announced this during her recent surprise visit to the fiber optic Route in Chirah-Lehtrar-Kotli Sattian. Purpose of this project is to spread the telecom facilities throughout the country with the basic objective of ICT’s to create equal opportunities and…Read More

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PCRWR installs 13 water filtration plants in rural areas

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) has installed 13 more water filtration plants across the country under the project "Water Quality Monitoring in Rural Areas of Pakistan and Installation of Low Cost Water Conditioning and Filtration Units (Phase-II)". According to details, these filtration plants have been installed in rural areas of different cities including Rahim Yar Khan, Multan, Mianwali, Norowal, Faisalabad, Vehari, Mitiari,…Read More

Drastic measures needed to avoid droughts

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The gradual increase in water scarcity is likely to cause a drought situation in the country by 2025 if immediate steps are not taken to improve the storage and conservation capacity. "Pakistan is among the few countries worst hit by water shortage and we are fast moving towards drought conditions," Water and Power Secretary Saifullah Chattha warned during a presentation to the first meeting of the newly formed NA Standing Committee on Water and Power…Read More

Strategic draft plan proposed to boost IT industry

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) has proposed a four-year draft of strategic plan to help increase size of information technology (IT) industry to $10 billion. The Board is also in process of reclassifying the revenue stream under the IT services to give a significant boost to IT exports. "In order to achieve the task of expanding the IT market in the country, PSEB has identified eight strategic areas with missions and annual targets," said an…Read More

Air Varsity holds moot on modeling, simulation

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The Air University has recently brought local and international engineers, researchers and academics together to disseminate and share knowledge on modelling and simulation, a specialised engineering field, which is the foundation of all cutting-edge technologies these days. The conference was preceded by a one-day course, which was conducted by Professor Abdul Khaliq of Middle Tennessee State University, USA. Based on the work of Nobel laureates and dealing with…Read More

Naval chief awards degrees to Bahria university

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The Bahria University has incorporated in its system extra educational measures to promote multi-faceted education. The academia should come forward with strong commitment to contribute to the nation-building process, as the nation is set to embark on strengthening state institutions. These views were shared by Pro-Chancellor of the university and Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Asif Sandila NI(M) who was chief guest at the 10th Convocation of the institution…Read More

PTA seizes illegal VoIP setups, gateways

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD:The PTA and FIA have conducted successful raids at two different locations of Lahore, Town Ship area, and Feroozpur and busted two huge illegal VoIP setups. During the raid at the area of Town Ship 14 gateways were seized and two persons were arrested while in Ferooz pur 13 operational gateways were seized. According to the details, PTA carried out a raid with FIA Cyber Crime team at a Franchisee located at GT Road Hassan Abdal involved in grey traffic. The PTA…Read More

Growing population causing food insecurity

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan’s growing population also poses a serious threat to food insecurity while no serious attention has ever been devoted to studying Pakistan’s large population numbers, their distribution, and the implications they hold for the country’s development, politics, and ultimate stability This was informed at the recently held 14th Annual Research Conference with theme Pakistan’s Population: New Realities and Challenges for Human Development’. …Read More